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Is There Anything in Christianity For or Against Hypnosis?

February 8, 2014 by relax  
Filed under Hypnosis Questions & Answers

Question by Jim: Is There Anything in Christianity For or Against Hypnosis?
I was just wondering, if hypnosis sessions are ok’d for Christians to participate in?

Is there anything officially for or against it?

Best answer:

Answer by Captain-Michael Kelly
No. It’s fine.

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8 Responses to “Is There Anything in Christianity For or Against Hypnosis?”
  1. Galactus says:

    What do you think prayer is?

  2. The Knew Ewe...The WORST Is Yet Two Come... says:

    What Is There In christianity Against Shaking THAT…

  3. arm says:

    Hypnosis is absolutely okay for Christians to participate in… They just prefer to call it “Church”

  4. Rene O says:

    Hypnosis is problematic for a Christian for several reasons:

    1) The fruit of the Spirit is self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). As we follow the Spirit’s lead, He will give us the power to better control our own selves. Hypnosis involves the transfer of control away from ourselves to another person.

    2) We are to yield ourselves—body, soul, and spirit—to God. Romans 6:12-13 gives us the formula for overcoming sin: “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.” It’s about control—as Christians, we can let sin control us, or we can let God control us. (See also Romans 6:16-23; 1 Corinthians 6:9-12; and James 4:6-7.) The scriptural formula leaves no room for hypnosis (yielding ourselves to a fellow human being).

    3) Hypnosis leads to an altered state of consciousness in which the mind is very susceptible to outside suggestion. That susceptibility is what the hypnotist needs in order to modify the behavior of his subject. However, the word “susceptible” should concern us. Scripture says to be watchful and “… self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). The hypnotist is not the only one who wants to modify our behavior; Satan also wants to do some modifying, and we should be wary of giving him any opportunity to make his suggestions.

    4) Hypnotism is often promoted as a simple way of “refocusing” ourselves and finding the answer within us. As believers in Christ, our focus is to be on our Savior, not on ourselves or anything else (Hebrews 12:2). We know that the answers do not lie within us (Romans 7:18); the solution we need is found in Christ (Romans 8:2).

    5) Many of the techniques used in hypnosis are shared by mystical, philosophical, and religious systems, including the occult. The “father of hypnotism,” Franz Anton Mesmer—from whose name we get the word “mesmerize”—was himself a practitioner of the occult. His method of inducing a trance was very similar to the way a medium conducts a séance. Hypnotism, along with yoga and transcendental meditation, has always been linked to spiritual darkness. The newfound respectability of these practices has not changed their underlying nature.

  5. DMT Entity Says Hello says:

    I tried to get my mom and aunt to try out some binaural beats, but they declined because they said hypnotism is against the Bible.

    Although it’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard, that answers your question.

  6. LindaLou says:

    personally I don’t think it’s a wise idea to give up control of our facilities or brains to another….
    medical hypnosis might be ok….smoking, weight loss sessions…and it just doesn’ FEEL RIGHT to me but you won’t find anything AGAINST IT formally I think.

  7. James says:

    Like most things there’s nothing directly against hypnosis. Its completely safe and you ask the hypnotherapist what you want them to help you to achieve. Also the therapist doesn’t call demons or spirits, they just talk you into a trance like state. You go into this trance state just before you go to sleep at night so its safe.

    This is one thing I am asked quite often in my job.

  8. Blood of Jesus Saves says:

    hypnosis leads to demon possession. suicide leads to hell. rapture is fake. antichrist is a jew with red eyes, white powder on face, and gloves. don’t worship this jew-mason. aliens=ghosts=demons. don’t go into ufo ships. mark of the beast is the evil electronic 666 tattoo. don’t take the “electronic 666 tattoo-small gray world passport-rfid chip”.

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