The “Long Island Medium” is coming to town

I was reading through the local fish wrapper last night and I noticed an advertisementTC for Theresa Caputo, popular television psychic, appearing here in Rochester at the Auditorium Theater on October 6th. I anticipate all of the theater’s 2464 seats will be sold out for this event.

Theresa is the brassy “star” of “Long Island Medium,” a “reality” show featured for six years on cable television’s The Learning Channel (TLC). In each of the 131 episodes of this series, Theresa acts as an intermediary between a person or family and their dead relative or friend.

Theresa describes herself as a devout, practicing Roman Catholic who displays a statue of Mary in her yard and attends mass every Sunday. See here.

Roman Catholicism officially opposes the practice of spiritualism, but on the other hand, the belief system also seems to encourage it. Catholics are taught to pray to dead saints for assistance. See my earlier post regarding this teaching here. Yet, the Bible strongly condemns the practice of communicating with the dead. But since Catholics are encouraged to communicate with dead saints, it’s not hard for many to also make the short leap and attempt to connect with deceased loved ones. The use of sacramental charms and amulets (holy water, medals, scapulars, candles, statues, etc.) fosters an interest in occultic practices. For centuries, the indigenous peoples of Central and South America have found Catholicism to be the perfect complement to their native pagan superstitions and sorcery.

Theresa Caputo, a practicing Catholic, is a charlatan at best and a channel for demonic activity at worst. I’m inclined to believe a sizable percentage of the ticket buyers for her October show will also be practicing Roman Catholics.

“When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.” – Deuteronomy 18:9-14

Catholic friend, turn from ritual, superstition, and dangerous spiritualism and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. Jesus is the Answer to your religious striving.

What does the Bible say about necromancy?

9 thoughts on “The “Long Island Medium” is coming to town

  1. well,people I hate to bust your bubble,but I know a person who is devoted to God and has a gift from God.She is called upon from her guide to help different dead people in limbo to cross-over into Heaven.Yes she communicates with the departed,and helps them over.No other crap,no money,just a God gifted person who does this for her caring character She doesn’t contact any families and tell them ah their departed ones are ok and blah,blah..This isn’t the only person I know who helped so many.(for nothing mind you)..

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    1. Thanks, although there’s no need to worry about bursting any of my “bubbles.” I imagine there’s tens of thousands of people in the US alone who claim to successfully communicate with the dead. God’s Word strictly condemns the practice, without any ambiguity. God does not contradict His Word. God would not give something He repeatedly condemns as a “gift.” A person cannot be “devoted” to God and yet flagrantly disobey His Word. End of story.

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      1. It’s not my job to explain all the claims of paranormal activity throughout the world. The God of the Bible specifically condemns necromancy several times. Argue with Him, not me.

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