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A Commentary On Palm Readings

Palm Reading has a long history and it can be an amusing pastime. But it has recently come to my attention that many people have been taking it seriously . It is in this context that I feel it is my duty to warn against this.

There have been a number of opinions on what the Bible says about Palmistry. (Deuteronomy 18:10–12 would seem to me to be a prohibition as Moses warned his people before entering the Promised Land against divination and other practices: “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD”

Of course other phrases and sections can and have also been quoted to show that the Bible approves of Palm Readings. It is not my purpose here to discuss the deeper theological aspect. Whether the Bible approves or disapproves  there would seem to be little harm in Reading Palms as simple entertainment. But using the same logic treating Palmistry alone as a serious method of telling the future is also erroneous.

Mostly this was an academic issue until the advent of the Internet. But now it is possible to have your palm read remotely. Many people have told me that they have had these Palm Readings Online with what they regard as impressive results.

As I said at the outset I do not want to comment on the efficacy of the results. I simply want here to warn people about taking it too seriously.



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