Praying to the Dead

What does the Bible say about praying to the dead?

Answer: 1 Timothy 2:5 tells us that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. A person who prays to the dead is seeking to find another mediator, which opens that individual to deception (see our study "What are ghosts?"). God forbids calling upon the dead in Deuteronomy 18:9-11.

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