We have a question from samer azar:
peace of Christ be with you. i just wanted to ask about telekinesis or moving things with our minds. is that real? if yes, is it with or against God’s will?
Telekinesis (also called psychokinesis) is supposedly the ability to move or influence objects from a distance with some mysterious power of the mind or of the will without touching those objects. It is often mentioned by new agers in an attempt to “prove” their point that the human soul has some divine abilities, although such phenomena have no scientific basis at all. In other terms, so far telekinesis is just a superstition of the New Age movement that is based on wrong Eastern philosophies as we have seen in our article about yoga: What does the Bible say about yoga?
If telekinesis has no scientific basis, then how can we explain the fact that some people move objects from a distance without touching them? Well, some of the supposed telekinesis shows were proven to be tricks similar to the ones used in any “magic” show. Others’ secret was not revealed, but we know from the Word of God that any paranormal phenomenon that involves any kind of lie or deception is from the devil, as the devil is the father of lies (cf. John 8:44). God says in His Word that any kind of magic or deception should be strongly avoided without any compromise, as it makes us enter in a kind of connection or agreement of lie with the devil (cf. Leviticus 19:31, Leviticus 20:6, Acts 8:9-13, Acts 13:6-12, Acts 19:19). Those who are in Christ have received the Spirit of truth (cf. John 14:16-17), and they hate all what is based on any kind of lie or deception. And as we have seen above, the New Age movement uses telekinesis and similar phenomena to preach its lies, and these phenomena have no benefit for humans or for godliness. So we should not encourage these lies.
Jesus is God incarnate. He commanded the wind and the sea and they became calm (cf. Mark 4:35-41). He commanded the fish of the sea from a distance, and He even decided what one of them should have in its mouth (cf. Luke 5:3-9, Matthew 17:24-27)!! The New Age movement wants you to think that humans are gods like Jesus and that they can do the same things with a divine power in them! So will you believe their lies and will you participate in their works of darkness?
Grace be with you!
Disciple of Jesus Christ