KnoWhy #491 - How Are the Words of the Book of Mormon Like “One That Hath a Familiar Spirit”? (2 Nephi 26:16)


KnoWhy #491 - How Are the Words of the Book of Mormon Like “One That Hath a Familiar Spirit”? (2 Nephi 26:16)

TitleKnoWhy #491 - How Are the Words of the Book of Mormon Like “One That Hath a Familiar Spirit”? (2 Nephi 26:16)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsFamiliar Spirit; Necromancy
Abstract

The Book of Mormon’s use the term “familiar spirits” is related to the ancient practice of necromancy that was forbidden by God in the Old Testament. However, instead of condoning this practice, the Book of Mormon turns it on its head, showing how the God of Israel can allow the dead to speak to the living in a righteous and holy way.

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Citation Key4999