Proverbs 22:15 "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him."
Proverbs 23:13-14 "Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die. Punish them with the rod and save them from death."
to validate their mentality to beat me-thick wooden switches, wooden paint stir sticks, and a leather dog leash 20-40 lashes. My parents believed that physical punishment was how children are disciplined to become contributing members of society. I was yelled at, starved, silenced, not allowed to attend public school for a time, not allowed to be friends with non-Christians, primarily listened to Christian music, and faithfully attended church functions.
I was taught the message of Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?"
1 John 1:8 "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."
Ecclesiastes 7:20 "Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does not sin."
Romans 8:28 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of (New Testament god through the expressed sacrifice of Jesus Christ/Jeshua ben Joseph) god is eternal life."
I was told that just being born as a being of flesh, that my brain was hardwired to make horrible choices, my heart was corrupt, that I was a deplorable creature without a hope for ever being accepted by the Christian god unless I was reading the Bible everyday, attending Bible study and church.
After all, "The wages of sin is death" which equates to eternal separation from god, all believers and an eternity in hell.
Only as an adult was I told the definition of the word sin, as it is translated from New Testament Greek hamartia, which means to miss the mark, an archery term. "Sin! Archer ready yourself to shoot again." Unfortunately the common sense of this simple meaning is ignored by many Christians and churches. Believers in the Christian religion, or just believers, as they are referred to, are taught that they are plagued by sin because they are the descendants of the Old Testament Adam and Eve. I personally think that the god Yahweh of the OT is an asshole. He, or the Elohim defined as "A grammatically plural noun for "gods" or "
Yeah, try that with a toddler, child, adolescent, or even an adult, and see if they really obey.
It's asinine to have a supposed, self-confessed omnipotent being, or group of beings(Christians like to think that Elohim means God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.) would really have a temper tantrum about developmentally newborns not doing what they were told and punishing them for there actions. Christians believe that The Fall of Man cursed all humans to be creatures of sinful natures. I disagree.
The Nazarene doctrine preaches sanctification as defined as, "The act or process of acquiring sanctity, of being made or becoming holy. ... To sanctify is to literally "set apart for particular use in a special purpose or work and to make holy or sacred." Where as the generic meaning is the state of proper functioning. There are teachings about how to become sanctified and to live a sanctified, Holy Spirit filled life. People telling people how to think and behave so that they can avoid the blemish of sin on their souls. 1 Peter 1:16 says, "Be ye holy for I am holy." -Christian god.
The men who translated the Greek New Testament made many errors. As the term sin was introduced, the Old Testament was edited to follow suit. You think that someone would say, "Whoa there, too many translational errors, we need to have some language scholars do another translation from Hebrew and Greek to English." Nope.
Ironically enough, there is a scripture that is in the last book called Revelation chapter 22:19 that states no one should remove or add to the inspired word of God, as Christians take it. That would literally be a commandment to not alter the language of the Bible, so translating it at all, disobeys that. If one takes the writings literally, that is.
Magic, bullshit or real?The definition of magic is
The idea of using the invocation of what is known as the sacrament of the blood of Christ to cast out "demons", or negative entities and energetic entity attachments comes from the Hebrew Bible's New Testament. The Old Testament has absolutely no references to spiritual warfare. This is due to the Catholic church deeming the 14 books of the Deuterocanonical Apocrypha as heresy. In the Apocrypha an "angel"(which just translates from Hebrew to English as messenger) created a protection spell for keeping a demon away from a man named Tobit, with fish guts. Fighting magic with magic...that would mean that people would not need to ascribe to the salvation message in order to be spiritually sound, and that would not have made the church a very effective entity for being the self-proclaimed authority on spiritual matters.
Luke 10:19 makes a very bold, and unattainable statement, "I have give you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the powers of the enemy; nothing will harm you ."
John 14:13 "Whatever you ask for in my[Jesus'] name shall be done."
John 15:17 "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."
Jesus of Nazareth, the gin. A gin is a mythical Bedouin being more powerful than a genie.
A story in the New Testament has a group of men that were going around casting out demons.
Acts 19:13-16 "Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding."
They did not say the invocation of the power in Jesus' name correctly-"I command you to leave in the name of Jesus." That's how the magic works, or is supposed to work.
I have encountered negative ethereal entities and some have such an intense presence that speaking is impossible, and trying to say anything in a nightmare is impossible as well. The invocation of the blood of Christ does not work. Believers would argue that my faith in Christ was weak, that I had allowed sin into my life, or that I had a generational curse that needed to be lifted. Seriously.
Since wearing an orgonite pendant and rose quartz stone, I do not have any visitations by negative entities like I did when I wore a cross around my neck. I studied the vibratory properties of stones and how they put out a subtle frequency. Which goes along with what scientis Nikola Tesla said, "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."
How orgonite works is by creating negative ions which enhance the electromagnetic field that the human heart gives off. You can use an ion meter to actually measure the increase in ions. That is science, not some superstitious magical recipe including the acknowledgement of blood sacrifice-ew, gross.
So is magic real? Well, the manipulation of energy is real and energy is everywhere down to particle physics. The brain works in emitting electrical impulses that have been documented by Source Field investigators to interact with our environment and be picked up by other people. In MRIs we can see how areas of the brain that light up when they are used by measuring the energy of electrical impulses being exchanged by synapses. Energy has been found to transmute but not completely dissipate.
We see modern magicians like Chris Angel and are awe inspired. We know that magicians are illusionists, but defying gravity is something that makes us scratch our heads. Manipulating energy is something that energy healers and acupuncturists are able to work wonders for patients through understanding how the nerves and energy work together throughout the body.
Throughout history magic has been anything that is just science that people don't understand. So, yeah, magic is real. Hebrew magic deals with spiritual realms just as much as the fortune teller, medium, Ouija board, and ministers utilizing the "power of the Holy Spirit". It all comes down to belief. What you believe is real to you. Change your beliefs and your reality changes. It's "magic".
I had been struggling with the concept of being damned since birth because of being born a human being on planet Earth. I just could not come into agreement with all of the negative things that the Christian Bible said about people, even calling us sheep, evil, and not embodying the Fruits of The Spirit, but being the incarnation of every bad thing, and only capable of making bad choices.
"But that's just the Old Testament, it isn't relevant."
The god of the New Testament is presented as a gin that will whatever I ask, as long as I believe in the Jesus salvation, hell, damnation and eternal separation from my loved ones and humanity message. Jesus quotes Isaiah and is of the Hebrew culture, so belief in his message is to have a working knowledge of the Old Testament.
One is not mutually exclusive of the other.