Should I share psychic’s Sylvia Browne’s 2020 Prediction?

Should Christians pass around the posts about self proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne “predicting” the coronavirus in 2020? 

I have been seeing several Christians (many close friends whom I love) sharing this post. Can I ask you to reconsider? 

First, the prediction is vague on purpose and doesn’t really match up to the coronavirus. It did not appear suddenly. It followed the normal timelines of a virus. It didn’t (at least yet) disappear suddenly. It’s not a severe pneumonia like illness. 80% of those who get it will have more mild symptoms and will recover (though it can lead to pneumonia in some). 

That all said, even if the numbers I looked up were wrong, she’s still a psychic. She’s not a prophet. Many…. many… of her predictions are wrong. Even if she got this 100% right, as I have said in other places… even a blind dog finds a bone every once in awhile. God’s revelation does not have error so what’s is the source of these predictions? 

But here’s the main reason we should not share this around. We (as Christians) need to be pushing out light, hope, and love through Jesus Christ during this time of panic. That doesn’t mean everything you post has to have a Bible verse on it but it shouldn’t go against the Bible either. 

For example…. 

“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19: 31 

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4: 1 

Some random thoughts to consider. 

Pastor Tom Hypes

About Tom Hypes

Tom Hypes is an ordained Pastor who has served in churches and the camping ministry for over 25 years. He currently leads at The Shepherd's Fellowship and volunteers at Leapin' Outreach (clothing ministry), Marion County Citizen Circle (helping clients with transitions from prison to community), Kirkpatrick Food Pantry, and ministers in the local nursing homes. He has also contributed to Group Magazine, CBA Marketplace, and Youth Worker Magazine. He serves in his ministry in the partnership with his family; wife Jenni, son Ryan, and daughter Emily.