Question:

My mother has been calling a "spiritual adviser" for years now and it makes my sister and I very uncomfortable because we know very little to nothing about this adviser, though we jump to conclusions and assume this lady does voodoo. Even though we are not sure, my mother pays this lady 500 dollars when she talks to her. She claims there's no tarot cards or nothing and she's from some Christian church. It just doesn't sound right to me. I tell my mother how I feel, and she tells me to mind my business and walks away. She listens to the lady, reads certain passages the lady gives her and prays from certain Psalms. That's not bad, I give her that, but what angers me is that my mom goes to her for advise and pays money rather than going to God herself for free. As long as shes been doing this there hasn't been any progress. We are still struggling and she doesn't see that. Instead of giving this lady money that has done nothing for us, she should be saving it so we can move. I've been going to church for months now, I've been inviting her, and she has not come once yet. She tells me she's going to go. I tell you I'm going go crazy with her backward mess.

My mom has been brainwashed into thinking people did voodoo to her as she grew up. We live with her mother, and she thinks it too, as well it being done to her also. Even though I've pointed out in the Bible what is said about voodoo and such, she doesn't believe it and feels when I get to a certain age I'm going to understand. Then I'm going to have to go to people to protect myself and my family because people are going to be doing things to me.

In conclusion, what do I do to help my mom snap out of both brainwashings?


Answer:

"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness" (II Thessalonians 2:9-12).

When someone is determined to believe a lie, there is nothing you can do to convince them otherwise. You can only focus on not following them into the same lie.