Why would Paul silence a fortune teller proclaiming the truth?


Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her. Acts 16:16-18
            Paul sensed that the real voice speaking through her was not her own, but an unclean spirit.  Her words were true, but they were said in such a way as if mocking them or sounding an alarm.  She also drove them crazy keeping this up for days.
            The evil spirit’s intent was to create chaos and keep the truth from coming out, while proclaiming the truth throughout.  Paul saw through the scheme and released the girl from Satan.
            Jesus in John 5 said that a human witness is not trustworthy on its regarding the identity of God.  However, other supports are needed, such as the works of God, the voice of God and word of God.  A fortune teller isn’t the truth God needs.