If you are refering to the admonishments - - - - - -
Levitucus 20:6 "I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists
to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people."
This is the instruction from Yahweh to the Israelites as he is giving them their law.
The key thing to remember here is that this is instruction from Yahweh to the Israelites. Read further passages however;
and you will find that Saul (a king chosen by Yahweh) does indeed consult a medium and has success at it.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 "When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not
learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 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, and because of these
detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you."
Again, this is Yahweh talking. He is saying this as he leads the Israelites into
a town instructing them to destroy all of the people there and take over their land.
Galatians 5:19-26 "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality,
impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions,
factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will
not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified
the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other."
It would seem that the spirit in which something is done is what really matters.
1 Samuel 28: 3-15 "Now Samuel was dead, and all Isreal had mourned for him and buried
him in his own town of Ramah. Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritists from the land. The Philistines assemble
and came and set up at camp at Shunem, while Saul gathered all the Israelites and set up camp at Gilboa. When Saul saw
the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart. He inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him
by dreams or Urim (a form of ancient Jewish divination) or prophets. Saul then said to his attendants, "Find me a woman
who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her." "There is one in Endor," they said. So Saul disguised himself,
putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men whent to the woman. "Consult a spirit for me, " he said, "and
bring up for me the one I name." But the woman said to him, "Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off
the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?" Saul swore
to her by the Lord, "As surely as the Lord lives, you will not be punished for this." Then the woman said, "Whom shall
I bring up for you?" "Bring up Samuel," he said. When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice
and said to Saul, "Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!" The king said to her, "Don't be afraid. What
do you see?" The woman said, "I see a spirit coming up and out of the ground." "What does he look like?" he asked.
"An old man wearing a robe is coming up," she said. Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself
with his face to the ground. Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?"
So while Yahweh instructs the Israelites to avoid mediums and spiritists, what does
his chosen king do when Yahweh does not answer his pleas? He goes straight to the medium to consult a dead Samuel to
find the answers he seeks.
Isaiah 8:19 "When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter,
should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?"
This tells me that we are to turn to God first and foremost. He has all of the
answers that we seek. We need only to ask. This passage does not tell us that we can not consult mediums, but
that we should consult God.
Acts 8:9-13 "Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and
amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave
him their attention and exclaimed, "This man isthe divine power known as the Great Power." They followed him because
he had amazed them for a long time with his magic. But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the
kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Simon himself believed and was
baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw."
Oh look! A sorcerer that follows the teaching of Jesus Christ! This
passage doesn't tell us that Simon stopped practising magick but that he followed those preaching the gospel of Jesus.
Acts 1:20-26 "So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as
Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have
chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs." Then they cast lots, and the
lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles."
Well what do you know? To choose Judas' replacement the apostles cast lots.
A form of divination. Wow!