“What fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)
As a Christian, you are walking in the light. This light of God can’t share the same room with spiritual darkness.
In Paul’s day, society was filled with idol worship. And although Paul knew that these idols were not real gods, he took the underlying spiritual reality very seriously. “When food is sacrificed to idols, it is an offering to demons, not to God”, he says. Therefore Christians can’t participate in festivals and holidays devoted to idols: “I don’t want you to share anything with demons” (1 Corinthians 10:19-20, ERV).
This same spiritual reality is present in practices like astrology, hand reading or looking into crystal balls to predict the future, or healing methods based on occult powers. On the surface, these may seem harmless. But they bring you in touch with dark spiritual powers, which will lead to fear and anxiety or even spiritual bondage. God does not want you to live like that; He wants your life to be full of light and joy!
Maybe you lose friends if you don’t join their occult games. Maybe people make fun of you for being so ‘fearful’. But there is no ‘grey area’ here. God is honest with us when saying that we as humans are not capable of competing with dark power. That is why He wants us to stay away from spiritual darkness and to live in the light, to be safe as sons and daughters of the Almighty.