Benny Hinn and Necromancy (Talking to the Dead)
"Now, I don't understand why the Lord allowed me to see that. I've not just seen angels; I've seen saints. Can I tell you? This might even shock you a little more. The Lord gave me a vision of Kathryn Kuhlman sitting with what seemed to be a group of people . . . and every one of them seemed to be urging me to pray. Now, I know this sounds crazy, but it's all right. I don't mind crazy because I liked what I saw . . . I was in prayer at uh, least hours . . . At least fifty to seventy of them sitting in a group, and they were saying to me, 'Pray! Ask God to give you a healing ministry that will touch the world! And suddenly, I heard Kathryn's voice and suddenly there she was its crystal clear. And she in her beautiful smile, she said, 'Ask! We're waiting for you to ask! We're praying with you to ask!' And the vision disappeared. And suddenly I said, 'Lord!' And I asked. A week later the anointing hit my life. I believe the saints in Heaven urge us to pray. Urge us to do it! ." (Excerpted from message presented at the Blaisdale Arena, Honolulu, HI, 2/28/97).
Necromancy is communication with the dead and is absolutely forbidden by Holy Scripture. Moses stated, "There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer" (Deut. 18:10-11).
Isaiah added a clear warning that we are to seek our God by seeking His law and His testimony, and if we seek any other source or spirit it is because there is no light in us. "And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them" (Is. 8:19-20).