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The Bible and your Personality

Posted by commendatori on February 17, 2011

The Bible And You: So many Christians are experiencing stress, despair, depression, discouragement and defeat today. But it does not have to be so. That is not what His love planned for them. What then is the answer to living a victorious life? It can’t be a problem with the Word of God, because God is perfect. That is correct. The problem is the human personality. This is why Jesus said: “Verily I say unto you. That you who have followed me in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His Glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the tribes of Israel (Matthew 19:28).”

The study of the human personality has been vast and has produced many and varied opinions, theories and hypotheses. Even larger than the mountain of research and statements on the human personality, is the question of what causes varying personalities? Is it nature, or is it nurture? The experts have yet to answer these questions to anyone’s satisfaction. Many terms have been coined to define personality: e.g. “personality is the ability to elicit positive reactions from other people in one’s typical dealings with them.” Already there is a problem: What is meant by positive reactions, as what might be perceived as positive to one person, might not be for another, and; even more importantly, what is meant by typical? What is normalcy? What is normal for one culture is unacceptable in another. Tarzan is alright in the jungle, but in New York? There have been many definitions to personality – but little agreement.

It is accepted that psychodynamic and behavioural theories would disagree as to what information is relevant, but they would and do agree on one point: People do not act out of free will. Even those choices that seem to us most personal and major – where we will go to college, whom we will marry, what movie we will go to, what decision to make in a given situation, “are not free choices, but predictable responses to prior circumstances.” There is a saying: People spend half their lives making the wrong decisions, and the other half regretting it. Oh what a pity. Especially when it does not have to be so. There is new life. All things can become new. How? It would take years for you to examine all the discoveries of the human personality, all the books that have been written on the topic, and then all that the Bible says of the human personality, and all the problems and the solutions. The Bible And You has done all the work for you and covers all the findings on the human personality, all that has been said about it and what to do. Take for instance, Freud’s teachings on the id, the ego and the superego. The id is the naughty one, he sits on your shoulder and tell you to think, say and do wrong things, the superego is the “voice of conscience” who tells you not to think, say, and do wrong things, and the ego makes the decision. Does this sound familiar to you? Suppose we call the id, the devil, the superego, God’s Word, and the ego, the one who makes the decision, would you understand Freud better? What of Freud’s defense mechanisms? Repression, projection, displacement, denial, reaction formation, rationalization, fixation, regression, and sublimation. Have you ever used one of these? What of Erikson’s Stages of Development? Have you ever sat with someone and listened to them pour out their grief about the things that happened to them when they were growing up? For example, it has been found that basic trust and optimism are formed in the first year of a person’s life, usually from their primary care-giver, and this can affect the individual’s trust and mistrust attitudes. In the last years of a person’s life the crisis is on integrity Vs. despair – perspective, satisfaction with one’s past life, and wisdom. Ever met someone who found it hard to believe the Lord loves them because of some event that occurred in their life? Ever observed how absorbed old people are with the past, and marveled at their wisdom? Are there critical stages to a person’s development from an infant to a full grown adult? One of the most amazing factors you will discover as you go over this material, is that the Bible said it first. Man only discovers truth that is already there. It is not that truth changes, but that we make discoveries. But man has a way of putting a different name to what God’s Word has said and calling it their own discovery. A kind of plagiarism that they get away with because God is not mean spirited? What of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, only he missed the most important one -the need to worship. Look around you in this world, and read all the history books and then answer a very basic question: “What has caused all the wars and major disagreements?” Maslow ends with the need for self-actualization. Have you met someone that was self-actualized, and was still lacking and seeking? Still unsatisfied, and discontented? Is there a Christ- actualization? Is this what the Bible means by regeneration? Behold, all things become new? The learned apostle, Paul spoke of the breadth, and length and depth and height (Eph. 3:18). Ready to move into happiness? Click here to order.

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KABBALAH by Avram Yehoshua

Posted by commendatori on October 8, 2010

KABBALAH

by Avram Yehoshua

Kabbalah is an attempt on the part of some Jewish men and women, to seek the God of Israel through mystical and Gnostic means. For many centuries it was well outside normative Judaism, although today it has permeated into Orthodox Judaism and also claims many ‘secular’ Jewish (and Gentile) adherents. Kabbalah is a counterfeit of Satan. The main reason for this is that man is seen as having to restore the fallen world by his efforts which will bring about the coming of Messiah. Also, the ‘way’ to God is accomplished through rigorous fasting and spiritual disciplines that are outside the realm of the Bible. This is common to most false religions that seek union with the Divine. (In this article, all italics have been added by me for emphasis.)

David Stern writes that the Hasidim and the Kabbalists, impatient for Messiah and redemption, force His Hand by ‘…years of ruthless mortification of their flesh. In each case, of course, they were prevented, by death, by Satan, or by some sin which they committed’1 of compelling Messiah to come:

‘In one of these legends…the 14th century Rabbi Joseph Della Reina (‘of the Queen’) attempts, with the help of the Prophet Elijah, to destroy Satan (disguised as a black dog), using God’s secret names. But he doesn’t follow Elijah’s instructions to the letter and thus fails in his task. Later he goes astray, having illicit sexual relations with none other than the Queen of France (hence his name), and ultimately commits suicide.’2

We have serious biblical problems with the rabbi ‘using God’s secret names to destroy Satan’ and the meeting with Elijah to help him do so. This, aside from the fact that he committed suicide. Trying to force God’s Hand or to destroy Satan is pride masquerading in religious clothing.

One must ask, ‘If Kabbalah were really of Yahveh, the God of Israel, than why didn’t the rabbi know or come to find out about Yeshua, the Redeemer of Israel?’ And why hasn’t anyone within Kabbalah proclaimed in the last 2,000 years, that Yeshua is the Messiah, if they actually make contact with the God of Israel?

Another rabbi of fame and stature within Hasidic and Kabbalistic circles is Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav (1772-1811). The following story is attributed to him:

…Satan, disguised as a merchant, prevents a rabbi’s son from meeting with a great tzaddik (holy man). In the end the son dies. The rabbi again encounters the merchant, who tells him, ‘Now I have dispatched your son… had he and the tzaddik met and joined forces, the Messiah would have come.’

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Kabbalah is a mixture of demonic activity, pagan philosophy, gnosticism and the Hebrew Bible. Kabbalah is, ‘The mystical religious stream in Judaism… In all periods it was influenced by foreign spiritual currents, such as gnosticism and neoplatonism3…’4

‘A distinction was usually made between theoretical and practical Kabbalah; the latter consisted of the use of Divine or Holy Names, the permutation and combination of Hebrew letters, magical formulae (amulets), etc. for healing the sick and other practical purposes and also for eschatological and genuinely mystical ends (hastening the advent of the messiah, inducing states of mystical or ecstatic experience, etc.).5

The use of Divine names ‘to get to God’ is not the Way of Yahveh. The fruit of this is seen in that magic and amulets are used. This is sin as it goes against Yahveh’s Word in His Torah (Deut. 18:10, 14). These Jewish mystics opened a spiritual door, but not one you want to go through. Notice too the eclectic 6 and over-arching nature of it (‘In all periods it was influenced by foreign spiritual currents…’). What could Kabbalah have picked up from pagan mysticism and philosophy (about Creation, etc.), outside of Israel and the Word of Yahveh?

Gnosticism 7 is a ‘secret knowing’ designed to entice those into a ‘mystery religion’ where the doing of certain religious things (asceticism, ‘spiritual disciplines, etc.), is ‘the way to contact the god’ or ‘the way to appease the god for sin and guilt’ and or ‘the way to eternal life.’ Kabbalah holds out the same incentive. Kabbalah is nothing more than gnosticism with a Jewish twist to it.

Notice too, if they were really ‘in touch’ with Yahveh, there would be no need to ‘hasten the advent of Messiah’, as they would declare that Yeshua came and will come again. So who is it that they are ‘in touch’ with?

‘Jewish religion is in principle opposed to magic because the ultimate source of everything is the absolutely free and sovereign will of God which can never be coerced. The only proper attitude is therefore prayer…’8

Sorcery and magic are prohibited by the Bible (Exod. 22:17) but the Talmud, while proscribing the practice as heathenish, admits its efficacy. Members of the Sanhedrin were supposed to have had a thorough knowledge of magic and sorcery, and legends are told of rabbis using ‘white’ magic. Healing by magic is condemned only when specifically pagan or idolatrous. The magic of names (Divine names, Tetragrammaton, names of angels, permutations and combinations of Hebrew letters or scriptural quotations), whether in amulets or spoken formulas, flourished at all times but particularly under the influence of Kabbalah… Some scholars believe that the tephillin and mezuzah originated as amulets.’9

The amulet is an object ‘worn as a charm against evil, consisting usually of sacred letters or symbols: names of angels or demons are often written in geometric patters, etc. Such charms were common in the ancient Middle East… In the Talmudic and gaonic periods, amulets were widely worn and their use was recognized, though not specifically approved, by rabbis. With the development of the later Kabbalah and its insistence on the efficacy of combinations of letters of the Divine names, the vogue of amulets became universal, and their preparation was regarded as a rabbinic function.’10

‘The first signs of Jewish mysticism can be fond in the 1st century while the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls may date knowledge on the subject even earlier.’11 ‘Jewish mysticism’ was picked up in Babylon. It was Babylonian paganism (the basis for gnosticism), that some Jewish men living in Babylon adopted and adapted to the Hebrew Bible (using the Bible for its Names and numbers, etc.), giving Babylonian gnosticism its ‘Jewish clothes.’ Some of these ‘clothes’ came because of the need of the Jewish People:

‘The religious syncretism (the mingling and fusion of various oriental religions, mythologies, semi-philosophical notions, etc.) of the period, as well as the messianic speculations encouraged by the national and political disasters in Palestine (sic) fostered a special kind of interest in the Bible which stressed its eschatological and mystical tendencies.’12

Note well the different religious and secular things that make up Kabbalah. This cannot be of the God of Israel who desires purity and wholeness and whose Word is Truth. Part of the enticement of Kabbalah is the goal of being in the Presence of God. This is a godly desire. But the way they ‘get there’ is not, devising and using ‘secret names’ of God, etc.

‘Closed circles from among the pupils of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakai (1st-2nd century), concerned themselves with the mysteries of Creation and the nature of the Divine Throne or ‘Chariot… These gnosticising types of study were termed Pardes.’13

‘Later writings depict seven celestial palaces or worlds populated by angels praising and serving the deity; in the last or seventh palace, the throne of Divine glory rises. Prepared by a rigorous mystical discipline, and sanctified though fasting and religious ecstasy, the adepts or, as they were called ‘viewers of the Merkavah’ (Divine chariot), experienced the ascent of their soul though worlds and heavens, and amid lurking dangers, from palace to palace, until they reached the point where they beheld the radiance of the Divine presence and the divine throne. To the soul which achieves this vision are revealed the secrets of creation, the ways of the angels, and the date of Redemption and of the advent of the Messiah.’14

The Lord tells us in His Word that there are mysteries that we should not concern ourselves with. Even the traditional Rabbis caution us to not get too involved with four things: the ancient past and the distant future; the things above and the things below. Why not? Because we can only go around and around in circles with them. On the other hand, we have been given what to do by Yahveh and He tells us not to be concerned with the ‘mysteries’ or ‘secrets’ of Creation, His Name, etc:

‘The secret things belong to Yahveh our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this Law.’ (Deut. 29:29)

It is the Word of God that we are to pursue and meditate on and not to get entangled with the ‘spiritual’ things of darkness that masquerade as Light. As 2nd Cor. 11:14 says, ‘No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of Light.’ We have our ‘contact’ with the Holy One through His Son’s Sacrificial Blood and His Holy Spirit. But in Kabbalah, there is a schematic, philosophical system of ten levels, known as sephirot, that one must climb in order to achieve this revelation.

The goal for the Kabbalists of Gerona (Spain in the 13th century) was ‘to achieve communion wth God through concentration in prayer and the mediation of the sephirot.’15 The meditation of the sepher yetzirah uses the ‘creative force of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet and propounds the doctrine of ten sephirot though which the world came into being.’16

‘The climax of Spanish kabbalism was the appearance of the Zohar,17 connected with Moses de Leon (d. 1305). All later kabbalistic systems derived from the Zohar, which teaches the self-manifestation or revelation of God through the Divine sephirot which He emanated. En-soph, the transcendent God, remains forever beyond the grasp of the human mind which can only comprehend the sephirot.’18

‘After death, the human soul is judged and allotted to paradise, hell or transmigration in human or animal form in order to make restitution and be cleansed. The Zohar traces all Kabbalah to the Pentateuch, interpreting every word or letter mystically.’19

Transmigration is not found in the Word of God but in many false religions of the world whose philosophy states that if you don’t make it the first time around, you get to try it again. It’s also known as reincarnation.

‘Man must restore the damage’ (of fallen Creation), ‘by releasing the holy sparks from defilement (Tikkun). The complete restoration will lead to redemption and the advent of the Messiah. Tikkun is accomplished by observance of the commandments, study of the Torah and mystic mediation.20

The idea that Man can and must ‘restore the damage’ of sin is totally foreign to the Word of God. Only God can redeem Man from his fallen and sinful state and He has done this in Messiah Yeshua. Anyone who thinks that they can help God do this, or do it for God is deceived.

Alfred Edersheim writes, ‘…neither Eastern mystical Judaism, nor the philosophy of Philo, could admit of any direct contact between God and creation. The Kabbalah solved the difficulty by their Sephiroth, or emanations from God, through which this contact was ultimately brought about, and of which the En-soph, or crown, was the spring’21 (or first of the ten emanations that man could ‘climb’ like a ladder to actually ‘get to God.’)

This is totally foreign to the Scriptures. Yahveh has made it possible for both Jew and Gentile ‘to make contact’ with Him here on earth, and be received into His Glory on the Day of Judgment, not by any ‘works’ (fasting, etc.), of man, but by His Grace, Mercy and Love.

Kabbalism was able to meld into main line Orthodox Judaism through Hasidism. At first, in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Orthodox vehemently rejected the Hasidic teaching that anyone could know God (verses the Orthodox tenet that only the learned Rabbis could interpret the Word and give advice and know God.

‘…kabbalism was absorbed into the doctrine of Hasidism which popularized the mystic teachings…’

22 As Hasidism grew, it began to meld with the Orthodox, adopting some of their ways and giving the Orthodox much of its teachings and symbols. Kabbalah means, ‘to hand down’23 or ‘that which has been received’24 from the verb ‘kibel’. There is no doubt as to its ‘ancientness’ and that it has ‘come down’ to us. There is also no question that Kabbalah is an ‘alternative’ form of religion. As such, it runs totally contrary to the Word of God, both written and Alive. It is just another of many satanic ‘voices’ calling for the souls of Jewish men and women. It also has become aceptable within some Messianic Jewish congregations. More subtle than all the beasts of the field is the Serpent.

‘Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the Blood of Yeshua, by a new and living way, which He has consecrated for us, through the Veil, that is to say, His flesh and having a High Priest over the House of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure Water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised), and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: (Hebrews 10:19-24)

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What is the basic definition and concept of Yoga or “Torah Yoga”?

Yoga: Exercises in physical, mental or spiritual conditioning based on Eastern metaphysical assumptions designed to aid the practitioner in enlightenment or self-realization.

Yoga goals sometimes include altered states of consciousness or uniting the practitioner with the impersonal pantheistic God (a doctrine identifying the Deity with the universe and its phenomena as well as a belief in and worship of all gods).

The major types of Yoga include but are not limited to: Karma Yoga (spiritual union through correct conduct), Bhakti Yoga (spiritual union through devotion to a Guru), Juana Yoga (spiritual union through hidden knowledge), Raja Yoga (spiritual union through mental control), Hatha Yoga (spiritual union through body control/meditation), Kundalini Yoga (spiritual union through focusing inner energy) Tantra Yoga (spiritual union through sexual practices), and laya or mantra (the Yoga of sound).

Although the emphasis may vary, the basic goal in all Yoga is the same: union with ultimate reality, however defined. In Hinduism this would be union of the individual self (atman) with the supreme self (paramatman), itself one with Brahman, the highest impersonal Hindu God; in Buddhism it would be union with Nirvana. In addition, Yoga philosophy is based on the concept of reincarnation and is drawn from the Upanishads and other Hindu scriptures.

Torah Yoga: A movement nurtured by Bloomfield as well as many others, tragically including Jewish Rabbis, who proclaim that they find deeper understanding of Judaism through the movements of Yoga. Bloomfield has immersed herself in Jewish studies, ultimately moving to Jerusalem in 1984, and one day, as she proclaims something inside of her just clicked. It was then that she realized the wisdom of Jewish studies seemed to emerge in her practice of Yoga.

Hence, the result was “Torah Yoga”. To Bloomfield Yoga was a supplemental way of understanding Judaism.

Bloomfield uses the example of ‘Jews leaving Egypt,’ one of the most central teachings in the Torah, as an example of her adaptation to Torah Yoga. In Hebrew, the word ‘Egypt’ has multiple meanings, including constriction and openness. Therefore, on a spiritual level, then, ‘Egypt’ contains the possibility of living in a painful place and an open place. In Yoga, the body is a field of contracted places or open places. As such, by doing Yoga, we are ‘doing Egypt.’

Bloomfield believes that something is happening in the world today where people are wanting a healing of the mind, spirit and body. To that end, Bloomfield has taught Torah yoga in the United States and Europe, sometimes in Orthodox settings. Bloomfield and Rabbi Klotz are now teaching classes at the new Torah Yoga Institute at Elat Chayyim, a Jewish spiritual retreat center in the Catskill Mountains. The center has offered yoga for 10 years, but the institute represents a concerted effort to attract people, teach them and train the teachers, says executive director Arthur Kurzweil.

“Wisdom is wisdom. Truth is truth. No tradition has a monopoly on it,” Kurzweil says. “Many spiritual traditions are grounded in the same truth but just have different forms of it.”

So what are the dangers and problems associated with what many would consider and innocent exercise of the mind, spirit and body?

The public perception of Yoga as a safe, spiritually neutral practice is false. It is difficult, if not impossible, to separate Yoga practice from Yoga theory. The one who engages in Yoga practices for health purposes may also find himself/herself converted to an occult way of life.

AUTHORITATIVE YOGA LITERATURE IS REPLETE WITH WARNINGS OF SERIOUS PHYSICAL CONSEQUENCES, MENTAL DERANGEMENT, OR HARMFUL SPIRITUAL EFFECTS.

Around the world promoters of Yoga make such claims as, “Yoga and Christianity are founded upon a similar base of wisdom”, and attempts are being made to merge yogic concepts and modern medicine.

To promoters and practitioners the chief value of Yoga is in the prevention of illness, whereas Torah Yoga adds a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Judaism. As such, the Yoga faithful, Torah Yoga and others, believe that chronic diseases such as asthma, backache, arthritis, bronchitis, high blood pressure, obesity, sinusitis, nervous disorders, constipation, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, and others are specially amenable to Yoga treatment.

The deceptive lure of therapeutic Yoga is to maintain healthy minds and healthy bodies, but its practices are being increasingly used to produce cures or alleviations of disease. Yoga works on the premise that most illness is caused by wrong posture, wrong diet and wrong mental attitudes, which imbalances are under the control of the student (patient) himself.

Yoga is a philosophy embracing every aspect of human life, spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. It did not set out to be a therapy, but is being used as such today. It is a system of self-improvement, or “conscious evolution.”

People use what they consider to be non-harmful Yoga for a wide variety of purposes such as to reduce nervous tension by learning to relax, to slim and to become more agile mentally and physically. However, without awareness Yoga eventually leads them to meditation, thence to modifications of personal and social behavior. Students attending regular classes seem to become more relaxed, more supple and clearer headed, and usually begin to question the purpose of life in a way they have not before. This holistic approach leads them to what they believe is better health, and the improvement or eradication of psychosomatic ailments.

Regardless of the school or spiritual tradition, Yoga practice tends to alter a person’s consciousness in an occult direction.

Even when Yoga is practiced innocently, it can eventually produce dramatic occult transformation. “Personality changes can be brought about in Hatha Yoga by changing the body so that it influences the mind.” Just consider the experience of Christina Grof, who, prior to her experience with Yoga, was an average housewife with normal plans for her life. She took up Yoga entirely without suspicion as a practice that would help her physically during her pregnancy.

What Christian Grof got was far more than she had bargained for. She found herself transformed from a “conservative suburban housewife” into a New Age leader by means of Hatha Yoga. All she had to do was “join a Hatha Yoga class for exercise” and the logical progression ensued:

“During the birth of my first child, for which I had prepared with the Lamaze method of breathing (very much like yogic pranayama), this enormous spiritual force was released in me. Of course, I didn’t understand it and was given morphine to stop it as soon as the baby was born…. Then the same thing happened when my second child was born. This all led to more and more experiences. I threw myself into yoga, although still not acknowledging it as a spiritual tool. My meeting with Swami Muktananda really blew the lid off everything. He served as a catalyst to awaken what I had been resisting, which was kundalini (the universal life force).”

She became a disciple of the Hindu guru Muktananda and then a leader in the New Age Movement with a specific mission: to assist people who were having “spiritual emergencies” from their occult practices and help them to “properly interpret” and successfully integrate these “divine” experiences into their lives.

Thus, an innocently practiced Yoga-for-exercise routine led to numerous psychic experiences that had the cumulative impact of forever changing Grof’s life.

Initially as the standard kundalini Yoga symptoms emerged in her life, the prognosis was not good. Grof herself was in the midst of a spiritual emergency and increasingly convinced of her own insanity. “I was convinced I was headed for a life of psychopathology. I was afraid I was going crazy.” Nevertheless, counseling through occult philosophy put matters in their “proper” perspective. Her marriage ended, “which it was destined to do anyway.” And the late popular mythologist Joseph Campbell helped her recognize, “The schizophrenic is drowning in the same waters in which the mystic is swimming with delight.” He also referred her to LSD and consciousness researcher Stan Grof for more counseling.

The rest is history. The couple were eventually married and today coordinate some 50 SEN (Spiritual Emergency Network) regional information centers around the globe. They also publish a significant amount of literature in the field of occult metaphysics. Their reinterpretation of the pathological phenomena induced by occult practice—as a positive transforming spirituality (a spiritual “emergence”)—not only helps undergird and legitimize the occult, but it also effectively inhibits discernment of the true issues involved.

Consider just one more example of the potential consequences of Innocent Yoga practice. A woman named Carole used Yoga for medical and health reasons. She was very sick and doctors were unable to find the cause of her illness. When she went to a physician-nutritionist recommended by a friend, she found some literature in his office about the Himalayan Institute, of which the doctor was a staff member. The institute was founded by Indian Swami Rama, one of the most scientifically studied of the gurus, beginning with famous biofeedback researcher and spiritist Dr. Elmer Green. Carole decided to attend the institute, where she began lessons in Hatha Yoga. Eventually, she was initiated and received her mantra (word of occult power) from Swami Rama. As he laid his hands upon her head, the typical transfer of “occult energy” began (termed shaktipat diksha). Carole was in heaven:

“Currents of electrical energy began to permeate my head and went down into my body…. It was as if a spell had come over me, the bliss that I felt was as if I had been touched by God. The power that had come from his hand, and simply being in his presence, drew me to him irresistibly.”

The night after receiving her mantra, Carole was visited by a spirit being who claimed to be the spirit of Swami Rama himself. Although no one had ever mentioned the spirit world in her church (they did not believe in such things), Carole felt that this was the means of directly communicating with God. She experienced wonderful powerful forces and energies, while thoughts entered her mind with a magnetic-like force:

“Electrical currents were pulsating around my body and then moved into my hand, the currents were shaking my hand and strong, almost entrancing thoughts were impressed into my mind, ‘Meditate, meditate. I want to speak with you.’ It was a miracle. I was communicating with the spirit world. I had found God. Sitting in the darkness of my living room I began to repeat my mantra. A presence seemed to fill the room. I began to see visions of being one with the universe and the magnetic thoughts were now leaving and I was hearing a voice, which identified itself as Swami Rama, saying he was communicating with me through astral travel.

Within one week, after meditating many hours each day and still in constant communication with this spirit, forces began to come upon me and gave me powers to do yoga postures; I was floating through them, the forces giving me added breath even… postures that before would be very painful to do.”

However, after two weeks of daily Yoga meditation, Carole became engulfed in a nightmare of utter dread and terror. Voices that once claimed they were angelic turned threatening, even demonic. She was brutally assaulted, both physically and spiritually by spirits. During meditation, in the midst of being violently shaken, she could sense that the same energy received at initiation, energy which was now felt to be personal, was attempting to remove her life-essence from her physical body—in her words, “to literally pull the life from my shell of a body.” She sensed an overwhelming and implacable hatred directed toward her from this “energy,” as if “monstrosities of another world were trying to take my very soul from me, inflicting pain beyond endurance, ripping and tearing into the very depths of my being.”

The intermittent suffocation and torment seemed interminable; her fears increased as she realized there was no one to help her. Finally, the attack subsided. But it was merely the first of many.

It seems that nothing could stop the assaults. Her agonized pleas to the spirits were ignored; her husband was powerless. Her father wanted her to see a psychiatrist; others also doubted her sanity. In desperation, her mother contacted psychic friends from a local church of the Unity School of Christianity. They laid hands on Carole and commanded that “the divinity within” deliver her, but to no avail.

Dr. C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., now entered the picture. He is a noted neurosurgeon, a former professor at Harvard University, past president of the American Holistic Medical Association, and the author of Occult Medicine Can Save Your Life. Dr. Shealy also works in conjunction with psychics and spiritists such as Caroline Myss. When Dr. Shealy was unable to help, he referred Carole to Dr. Robert Leichtman, M.D., a spiritist who is coauthor of several dozen books received by revelation from the spirits.

Leichtman admitted that Carole’s situation was not uncommon among followers of Eastern gurus. He even told her some have died as a result of similar psychic attacks. But he, too, was unable to help. His instructions, such as visualizing herself in the white “Christ light” of protection, were useless. By this time, Carole was near the end.

“I had to endure the torture, unable to free myself. To those around me I was insane. No one believed me and no one could free me. The hopelessness I felt was unbearable. No one believed me except the psychics… and they could do nothing.

I was defenseless against these never-ending attacks… hundreds of presences filling my room, which itself would be filled with thick, ice cold air, my body drenched with perspiration as my whole being fought against them.

After spending several weeks at my parents’ we decided perhaps I could try returning home. But that night the spirits started to exert their full power.

First, against my skull. I felt as if they were trying to crack it open, like the air was being cut off to my brain. Incredible pressure was exerted upon my back and chest, pulling with a wrench-like grip. It felt like they were trying to pull my shoulder from its socket, pressing on my eyes trying to blind me, pushing on my throat trying to choke me. Filled with fear and exhaustion, on the brink of death I screamed to my husband, ‘I’m dying; I can’t take it anymore. Get me to the hospital.’

I was taken to the hospital where I laid like a scared dog cowering on a cart. I could hardly speak but at least the spirits were gone—temporarily…. The doctor on duty recommended a psychiatrist who saw me the next morning. He told me I was covering up some deep problems with this ‘talk of evil spirits.’ ‘There is no such thing as the devil,’ he said coldly.”

Carole admitted herself to the hospital, but once more no one could help. The attacks finally subsided and she was released. Upon returning home, the attacks began again. More unimaginable torment. Although she was terrified of dying, death was now her desire. Wishing to take her life but too fearful of dying, she readmitted herself to the hospital. Once again, she was placed in locked ward. She felt that here she would die, alone and in torment

But today, Carole is alive and well. Even her psychiatrist is amazed at the miraculous transformation. She is now in perfect health, both mentally and physically.

How did Carole get free? No one had been able to help her. Today, Carole attributes both her health and her life to a living Jesus Christ who delivered her from a desperate plight. Reflecting back on her predicament, she is awed that such terrible destruction could be purchased at the price of a simple, supposedly harmless form of Yoga meditation.

Events like these reveal that there is more to Yoga than meets the eye. Whether Yoga can trigger some unknown psychospiritual, physiological response, or whether changes are produced spiritistically, or both, few can deny Yoga is a powerful spiritual discipline that has been used for millennia to secure occult, pagan goals.

Virtually all standard Yoga texts acknowledge that Yoga practice develops psychic powers and other occult abilities.

All this is why the Yoga scholar and Sanskrit authority Rammurti Mishra can interpret Yoga theory as laying the foundation for occultism. “In conclusion, it may be said that behind every psychic investigation, behind mysticism, occultism, etc., knowingly or unknowingly, the Yoga system is present.” In his article “Kundalini and the Occult,” occult authority John White observes that the essence of occultism is the attempt to gain “higher” knowledge and power or control of the forces of nature, especially the “life energy” (prana) which underlies the basis of true magic and psychic phenomena. “In its highest form, occult science merges indistinguishably with true mysticism…. [M]ysticism and genuine occultism are closely allied…. The heart of genuine occult practices appear to be synonymous with aspects of the [yogic] kundalini concept….” Yoga authority Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon), author of a standard text on kundalini Yoga, The Serpent Power, agrees, and he supplies many additional reasons why Yoga and occult magic go hand in hand. Until his death, perhaps the leading authority on shamanism and comparative religion was Mircea Eliade. Note his observations of the similarities between yoga and witchcraft: “All features associated with European witches are claimed also by Indo-Tibetan yogis and magicians.” Along with a range of occult powers common to both, some yogis:

“… boast that they break all the religious taboos and social rules: that they practice human sacrifice, cannibalism, and all manner of orgies, including incestuous intercourse, and that they eat excrement, nauseating animals, and devour human corpses. In other words, they proudly claim all the crimes and horrible ceremonies cited ad nauseam in the Western European witch trials.”

Because Yoga is an occult system, the physical, mental, and spiritual dangers that accompany occult practices are also found in Yoga. Thus, even standard Yoga books warn of the serious dangers arising from supposedly “wrong” Yoga practice. But we think such hazards are conceded because Yoga is an occult practice, not because its techniques are allegedly done incorrectly.

We will conclude by referring all readers to the above Word of God and simply close by saying to those who would brave the practice Kabbalah or Torah Yoga DANGER! DANGER! DANGER!

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Roger Morneau: A Trip Into The Supernatural

Posted by commendatori on June 17, 2010

Roger Morneau was involved in demon worship, lived in that world for many months, and escaped alive. He is able to give us inside information about it. It does not conform with popular notes of who parttakes and what the activities are. Roger was elected to be a member of an elite group of demon worshipers. When he was about to be permanently initiated he asked for help from higher powers to leave it alive. Interview with the famous author of the book titled the same.

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Bob Dylan Admits He Sold His Soul to the Devil

Posted by commendatori on May 20, 2010

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Nimrod-Osiris-Apollyon: Mysteries Revealed – The Babylonian Mystery Religion

Posted by commendatori on January 25, 2010

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How the Vatican created Islam

Posted by commendatori on December 21, 2009

How the Vatican created Islam. The astonishing story from an ex-Jesuit priest, Alberto Rivera, which was told to him by Cardinal Bea while he was at the Vatican.


“The Destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem” by Nicolas Poussin (1637)

This information came from Alberto Rivera, former Jesuit priest after his conversion to Protestant Christianity. It is excerpted from “The Prophet,” published by Chick Publications, PO Box 662, Chino CA 91708. Since its publication, after several unsuccessful attempts on his life, he died suddenly from food poisoning. His testimony should not be silenced. Dr. Rivera speaks to us still … 

“What I’m going to tell you is what I learned in secret briefings in the Vatican when I was a Jesuit priest, under oath and induction. A Jesuit cardinal named Augustine Bea showed us how desperately the Roman Catholics wanted Jerusalem at the end of the third century. Because of its religious history and its strategic location, the Holy City was considered a priceless treasure. A scheme had to be developed to make Jerusalem a Roman Catholic city. 

“The great untapped source of manpower that could do this job was the children of Ishmael. The poor Arabs fell victim to one of the most clever plans ever devised by the powers of darkness. Early Christians went everywhere with the gospel setting up small churches, but they met heavy opposition. Both the Jews and the Roman government persecuted the believers in Christ to stop their spread. But the Jews rebelled against Rome, and in 70 AD, Roman armies under General Titus smashed Jerusalem and destroyed the great Jewish temple which was the heart of Jewish worship…in fulfillment of Christ’s prophecy in Matthew 24:2. 

“On this holy placed today where the temple once stood, the Dome of the Rock Mosque stands as Islam’s second most holy place. Sweeping changes were in the wind. Corruption, apathy, greed, cruelty, perversion and rebellion were eating at the Roman Empire, and it was ready to collapse. The persecution against Christians was useless as they continued to lay down their lives for the gospel of Christ. 

“The only way Satan could stop this thrust was to create a counterfeit “Christian” religion to destroy the work of God. The solution was in Rome. Their religion had come from ancient Babylon and all it needed was a face-lift. This didn’t happen overnight, but began in the writings of the ‘early church fathers’. 

“It was through their writings that a new religion would take shape. The statue of Jupiter in Rome was eventually called St. Peter, and the statue of Venus was changed to the Virgin Mary. The site chosen for its headquarters was on one of the seven hills called ‘Vaticanus’, the place of the diving serpent where the Satanic temple of Janus stood. 

“The great counterfeit religion was Roman Catholicism, called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth’- Revelation 17:5. She was raised up to block the gospel, slaughter the believers in Christ, establish religions, create wars and make the nations drunk with the wine of her fornication as we will see. 

“Three major religions have one thing in common – each has a holy place where they look for guidance. Roman Catholicism looks to the Vatican as the Holy City. The Jews look to the wailing wall in Jerusalem, and the Muslims look to Mecca as their Holy City. Each group believes that they receive certain types of blessings for the rest of their lives for visiting their holy place. In the beginning, Arab visitors would bring gifts to the ‘House of God’, and the keepers of the Kaaba were gracious to all who came. Some brought their idols and, not wanting to offend these people, their idols were placed inside the sanctuary. It is said that the Jews looked upon the Kaaba as an outlying tabernacle of the Lord with veneration until it became polluted with idols. 


The Kaaba, Mecca. Image from: webislam.com 

“In a tribal contention over a well(Zamzam) the treasure of the Kaaba and the offerings that pilgrims had given were dumped down the well and it was filled with sand – it disappeared. Many years later Adb Al-Muttalib was given visions telling him where to find the well and its treasure. He became the hero of Mecca, and he was destined to become the grandfather of Muhammad. Before this time, Augustine became the bishop of North Africa and was effective in winning Arabs to Roman Catholicism, including whole tribes. It was among these Arab converts to Catholicism that the concept of looking for an Arab prophet developed. 

“Muhammad’s father died from illness and sons born to great Arab families in places like Mecca were sent into the desert to be suckled and weaned and spend some of their childhood with Bedouin tribes for training and to avoid the plagues in the cities. 

“After his mother and grandfather also died, Muhammad was with his uncle when a Roman Catholic monk learned of his identity and said, “Take your brother’s son back to his country and guard him against the Jews, for by god, if they see him and know of him that which I know, they will construe evil against him. Great things are in store for this brother’s son of yours.” 

“The Roman Catholic monk had fanned the flames for future Jewish persecutions at the hands of the followers of Muhammad. The Vatican desperately wanted Jerusalem because of its religious significance, but was blocked by the Jews. 

“Another problem was the true Christians in North Africa who preached the gospel. Roman Catholicism was growing in power, but would not tolerate opposition. Somehow the Vatican had to create a weapon to eliminate both the Jews and the true Christian believers who refused to accept Roman Catholicism. Lookng to North Africa, they saw the multitudes of Arabs as a source of manpower to do their dirty work. Some Arabs had become Roman Catholic, and could be used in reporting information to leaders in Rome. Others were used in an underground spy network to carry out Rome’s master plan to control the great multitudes of Arabs who rejected Catholicism. When ‘St Augustine’ appeared on the scene, he knew what was going on. His monasteries served as bases to seek out and destroy Bible manuscripts owned by the true Christians. 

“The Vatican wanted to create a messiah for the Arabs, someone they could raise up as a great leader, a man with charisma whom they could train, and eventually unite all the non-Catholic Arabs behind him, creating a mighty army that would ultimately capture Jerusalem for the pope. In the Vatican briefing, Cardinal Bea told us this story: 

‘A wealthy Arabian lady who was a faithful follower of the pope played a tremendous part in this drama. She was a widow named Khadijah. She gave her wealth to the church and retired to a convent, but was given an assignment. She was to find a brilliant young man who could be used by the Vatican to create a new religion and become the messiah for the children of Ishmael. Khadijah had a cousin named Waraquah,, who was also a very faithful Roman Catholic and the Vatican placed him in a critical role as Muhammad’s advisor. He had tremendous influence on Muhammad. 

‘Teachers were sent to young Muhammad and he had intensive training. Muhammad studied the works of St. Augustine which prepared him for his “great calling.” The Vatican had Catholic Arabs across North Africa spread the story of a great one who was about to rise up among the people and be the chosen one of their God. 
 
‘While Muhammad was being prepared, he was told that his enemies were the Jews and that the only true Christians were Roman Catholic. He was taught that others calling themselves Christians were actually wicked impostors and should be destroyed. Many Muslims believe this. 
 
‘Muhammad began receiving “divine revelations” and his wife’s Catholic cousin Waraquah helped interpret them. From this came the Koran. In the fifth year of Muhammad’s mission, persecution came against his followers because they refused to worship the idols in the Kaaba. 
‘Muhammad instructed some of them to flee to Abysinnia where Negus, the Roman Catholic king accepted them because Muhammad’s views on the virgin Mary were so close to Roman Catholic doctrine. These Muslims received protection from Catholic kings because of Muhammad’s revelations. 
‘Muhammad later conquered Mecca and the Kaaba was cleared of idols. History proves that before Islam came into existence, the Sabeans in Arabia worshiped the moon-god who was married to the sun-god. They gave birth to three goddesses who were worshipped throughout the Arab world as “Daughters of Allah” An idol excavated at Hazor in Palestine in 1950’s shows Allah sitting on a throne with the crescent moon on his chest. 
‘Muhammad claimed he had a vision from Allah and was told, “You are the messenger of Allah.” This began his career as a prophet and he received many messages. By the time Muhammad died, the religion of Islam was exploding. The nomadic Arab tribes were joining forces in the name of Allah and his prophet, Muhammad. 

‘Some of Muhammad’s writings were placed in the Koran, others were never published. They are now in the hands of high ranking holy men (Ayatollahs) in the Islamic faith.’ 

 

“When Cardinal Bea shared with us in the Vatican, he said, these writings are guarded because they contain information that links the Vatican to the creation of Islam. Both sides have so much information on each other, that if exposed, it could create such a scandal that it would be a disaster for both religions. 

“In their “holy” book, the Koran, Christ is regarded as only a prophet. If the pope was His representative on earth, then he also must be a prophet of God. This caused the followers of Muhammad to fear and respect the pope as another “holy man.” 

“The pope moved quickly and issued bulls granting the Arab generals permission to invade and conquer the nations of North Africa. The Vatican helped to finance the building of these massive Islamic armies in exchange for three favors: 

1. Eliminate the Jews and Christians (true believers, which they called infidels). 
2. Protect the Augustinian Monks and Roman Catholics. 
3. Conquer Jerusalem for “His Holiness” in the Vatican. 
 
 
 
 

 

“As time went by, the power of Islam became tremendous – Jews and true Christians were slaughtered, and Jerusalem fell into their hands. Roman Catholics were never attacked, nor were their shrines, during this time. But when the pope asked for Jerusalem, he was surprised at their denial! The Arab generals had such military success that they could not be intimidated by the pope – nothing could stand in the way of their own plan. 

“Under Waraquah’s direction, Muhammad wrote that Abraham offered Ishmael as a sacrifice. The Bible says that Isaac was the sacrifice, but Muhammad removed Isaac’s name and inserted Ishmael’s name. As a result of this and Muhammad’s vision, the faithful Muslims built a mosque, the Dome of the Rock, in Ishmael’s honor on the site of the Jewish temple that was destroyed in 70 AD. This made Jerusalem the 2nd most holy place in the Islam faith. How could they give such a sacred shrine to the pope without causing a revolt? 


Image from: letsgo.com 

“The pope realized what they had created was out of control when he heard they were calling “His Holiness” an infidel. The Muslim generals were determined to conquer the world for Allah and now they turned toward Europe. Islamic ambassadors approached the pope and asked for papal bulls to give them permission to invade European countries. 

“The Vatican was outraged; war was inevitable. Temporal power and control of the world was considered the basic right of the pope. He wouldn’t think of sharing it with those whom he considered heathens. 

“The pope raised up his armies and called them crusades to hold back the children of Ishmael from grabbing Catholic Europe. The crusades lasted centuries and Jerusalem slipped out of the pope’s hands. 

“Turkey fell and Spain and Portugal were invaded by Islamic forces. In Portugal, they called a mountain village “Fatima” in honor of Muhammad’s daughter, never dreaming it would become world famous. 

“Years later when the Muslim armies were poised on the islands of Sardinia and Corsica, to invade Italy, there was a serious problem. The Islamic generals realized they were too far extended. It was time for peace talks. One of the negotiators was Francis of Assisi. 

“As a result, the Muslims were allowed to occupy Turkey in a “Christian” world, and the Catholics were allowed to occupy Lebanon in the Arab world. It was also agreed that the Muslims could build mosques in Catholic countries without interference as long as Roman Catholicism could flourish Arab countries. 

“Cardinal Bea told us in Vatican briefings that both the Muslims and Roman Catholics agreed to block and destroy the efforts of their common enemy, Bible-believing Christianm missionaries. Through these concordats, Satan blocked the children of Ishmael from a knowledge of Scripture and the truth. 

“A light control was kept on Muslims from the Ayatollah down through the Islamic priests, nuns and monks. The Vatican also engineers a campaign of hatred between the Muslim Arabs and the Jews. Before this, they had co-existed peacefully. 

“The Islamic community looks on the Bible-believing missionary as a devil who brings poison to the children of Allah. This explains years of ministry in those countries with little results. 

“The next plan was to control Islam. In 1910, Portugal was going Socialistic. Red flags were appearing and the Catholic Church was facing a major problem. Increasing numbers were against the church. 

“The Jesuits wanted Russia involved, and the location of this vision at Fatima could play a key part in pulling Islam to the Mother Church.


Lucia de Santos, Francisco Marco and Jacinta Maro in 1917. Image from: mystae.com

“In 1917, the Virgin appeared in Fatima. “The Mother of God” was a smashing success, playing to overflow crowds. As a result, the Socialists of Portugal suffered a major defeat. 

“Roman Catholics world-wide began praying for the conversion of Russia and the Jesuits invented the Novenas to Fatima which they could perform throughout North Africa, spreading good public relations to the Muslim world. The Arabs thought they were honoring the daughter of Muhammad, which is what the Jesuits wanted them to believe. 

“As a result of the vision of Fatima, Pope Pius XII ordered his Nazi army to crush Russia and the Orthodox religion and make Russia Roman Catholic.” A few years after he lost World war II, Pope Pius XII startled the world with his phoney dancing sun vision to keep Fatima in the news. It was great religious show biz and the world swallowed it. 

“Not surprisingly, Pope Pius was the only one to see this vision. As a result, a group of followers has grown into a Blue Army world-wide, totaling millions of faithful Roman Catholics ready to die for the blessed virgin. 

“But we haven’t seen anything yet. The Jesuits have their Virgin Mary scheduled to appear four or five times in China, Russia, and major appearance in the U.S. 

“What has this got to do with Islam? Note Bishop Sheen’s
statement: “Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima marked the turning point in the history of the world’s 350 million Muslims. After the death of his daughter, Muhammad wrote that she “is the most holy of all women in Paradise, next to Mary.” 

“He believed that the Virgin Mary chose to be known as Our Lady of Fatima as a sign and a pledge that the Muslims who believe in Christ’s virgin birth, will come to believe in His divinity. 

“Bishop Sheen pointed out that the pilgrim virgin statues of Our Lady of Fatima were enthusiastically received by Muslims in Africa, India, and elsewhere, and that many Muslims are now coming into the Roman Catholic Church.” 

Article from: http://www.cloakanddagger.de/lenny/alberto_rivera.htm 

 

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Vatican gives Marx a thumbs-up (Pushing the One World Order Economic Doctrines)

Posted by commendatori on October 23, 2009

 See also:  Evolution, Communism, and the NWO

Amid the worst economic recession in generations, Karl Marx, who famously described religion as “the opium of the people”, got a thumbs-up from the Vatican overturning a century of Catholic hostility to his creed.

Marx, who predicted that capitalism would be destroyed by its internal contradictions, has joined Galileo  (HelioCentric Model), Charles Darwin (evolution) and Oscar Wilde (Gay-Bisexual-Pedophile Agenda) on a growing list of historical figures to have undergone an unlikely reappraisal by the Roman Catholic Church, The Times newspaper said today.

The British daily, quoting the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, said Marx’s early critiques of capitalism had highlighted the “social alienation” felt by the”large part of humanity” that remained excluded from economic and political decision-making.

Amid signs of recovery in global financial markets, Christian leaders have flayed the capitalist system for displaying a lack of moral values, arguing that ethical debates needs to be given greater prominence.

Georg Sans, a German-born professor of the history of contemporary philosophy at the pontifical Gregorian University, argues that Marx’s work remained especially relevant today as mankind was seeking “a new harmony” (read: New World Order) between its needs and the natural environment.

The report quoted Sans as saying that Marx’s theories may help to explain the enduring issue of income inequality within capitalist societies. Blaming the Communists, he argues that Marx’s intellectual legacy was marred by the misappropriation of his work by the communist regimes of the 20th century.

The Vatican, in a reappraisal of Galileo, last year erected a statue of the great astronomer who was put on trial in 1633 for his observation that the Earth moved around the Sun.

In February a leading Roman church official declared Darwin’s theory of evolution compatible with the Christian faith, and in July L’Osservatore praised Oscar Wilde, the gay playwright, as “a man who behind a mask of amorality asked himself what was just and what was mistaken”.

Two years ago Benedict XVI singled out Marxism as one of the great scourges of the modern age. The Pope’s latest encyclical, Charity in Truth, argued that global capitalism has lost its way and that Church teachings can help to restore economic health by focusing on justice for the weak and closer regulation of the market, the report in the London daily said.  (If  so, then why did Jesus overturn the tables the Money lenders were using in the temple, because the church has no authority over economic issues, and should limit to Spiritual issues)

Professor Sans’s article was first published in La Civiltà Cattolica, a Jesuit paper, which is vetted in advance by the Vatican Secretariat of State. The decision to republish it in the Vatican newspaper gives the unlikely reappraisal of Marx by the Roman Catholic Church added papal endorsement.

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The Truth about Santa Claus

Posted by commendatori on October 8, 2009

Another god

Also see: Saturnalia

Also see video: The Hidden Mysteries of Christmas Unveiled

“And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:1-3 AV)

God takes it seriously when people worship other gods. A recurring theme throughout the Bible is God’s punishment of Israel for turning away from the Lord to serve other gods.

For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day. (Deuteronomy 29:26-28 AV)

Who or what are these other gods? They are, in fact, devils. “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.” (Deuteronomy 32:17 AV)

There is a particular manifestation of the devil which has been almost universally admired. Now, most people do not understand that this being whom they admire and promote is nothing but an attempt by Satan to turn the heart’s of men away from the most high God and toward another god, who is no god all, but is in fact Satan.

This false god, of whom I am referring is none other than Santa Claus. That is right, the jolly old elf is the devil. Allow me to prove the point. It is acknowledged that Santa Claus is in fact an elf. What is an elf? According to Noah Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language an elf is “a spirit, the night – mar; a ghost, hag or witch. . . . A wondering spirit; a fairy; a hobgoblin.

. . . An evil spirit; a devil.” Conclusion: the beloved Santa Claus is a devil.

By what other name is Santa Claus known? He is called St. Nick. Roman Catholic tradition teaches that Santa Claus is actually based upon a Roman Catholic Bishop named Nicholas. Therefore, one could reasonably conclude that Nick is simply an abbreviated form of Nicholas.

However, many names and terms in the occult and witchcraft have doubled meanings. A trip to the dictionary informs us that Nick is defined as an evil spirit. In fact, the term “Old Nick” in northern mythology actually means “the evil one.” Is it just a coincidence that Santa Claus is called “Old St. Nick?” No it is not. According to Unitarian Minister Rel Davis, who by the way considers Christians bigots and is quite proud of the pagan origins of Santa Claus, had this to say:

In fact, Nicholas was nothing but the ancient Roman God Poseidon in new guise. Poseidon was the god of the sea, possessor of a magic cauldron and capable of calming the sea with his voice. The Teutonic equivalent was called Hold Nickar, king of the nixies. A nixy was a sea nymph, like a mermaid or water fairy. He was the Danish sea-god. The English called him Old Nick and when the Europeans brought their “St. Nicholas” to England, they instantly recognized him as their own. . . .

Today, we think of Old Nick as synonymous with the devil, the Christian anti-Christ. Old Nick is a bad guy. His alter ego, St. Nick, however, is a good guy. Let’s get back to Santa Claus, or Sinter Klaus, the real hero of Christmas. Christian scholars claim that the Dutch “Sinter Klaus” was really Saint Nicholas, and that “Sinter” is Dutch for “saint.” Well, don’t you believe it. The best evidence is that the term was originally “Klaus of the cinders,” that is, the man from the chimney. This explains the color of his clothing (red and white, the color of fire.) The Dutch really weren’t so stupid as to confuse December 5 (St. Nicholas’ day) with December 25 (Yule). Santa Claus never was St. Nicholas. So who was he? Let me quote from a nineteenth century book on nordic mythology, H.A. Grueber’s Myths of Northern Lands, published in 1895. He wrote: Thor was the god of the peasants and the common people. He was represented as an elderly may, jovial and friendly, of heavy build, with a long white beard. His element was the fire, his color red. The rumble and roar of thunder were said to be caused by the rolling of his chariot, for he alone among the gods never rode on horseback but drove in a chariot drawn by two white goats (called Cracker and Gnasher). He was fighting the giants of ice and snow, and thus became the Yule-god. He was said to live in the “Northland” where he had his palace among icebergs. By our pagan forefathers he was considered as the cheerful and friendly god, never harming the humans but rather helping and protecting them. The fireplace in every home was especially sacred to him, and he was said to come down through the chimney into his element, the fire. Every Yule, the good god Thor would visit every home with an altar to him (i.e., every home with a fireplace!) and bring gifts to children, who would put out their sabots (wooden shoes) the night before. Good children would receive gifts of fruit, candy and pieces of coal to burn in the fireplace.151

There you have it, straight from a pagan minister, who is against Christ. Rel Davis is perfectly willing to admit and is proud of the fact that Santa Claus is truly a pagan god, which makes Santa Claus nothing but a devil in disguise. By the way Rel Davis, is the National Executive Secretary of the National Keep Christ Out of X-mas Committee, which he describes in his web site as “A National Committee to Counter the Bigots Who Want To Sow Discord Among Peoples –

Since 1984!” He is another of the deluded souls who has confused Catholicism, in all its manifestations, with true Christianity. While Davis admits he is against Christ and Christians, he is actually helping Christians by revealing the true devilish origins of X-mas and Santa Claus.

Now, the devil desires to be have the power of and be worshiped as the most High God. “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:14 AV) Satan never will be like the most high God, however, he will attempt to masquerade as God. He can even transform himself into an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14. Satan has blasphemously given Santa the attributes of God. For example:

  1. God is omniscient (all knowing). “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” (Psalms 147:5 AV) “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3. See also, Psalms 33:13-14.
    • Santa Claus is acclaimed to also have the ability to see you when you are good or bad, “so be good for goodness sake.” The children know that they have not really been good, yet they receive gifts anyway. They conclude that Santa Claus is not very good at watching them. Later when they are told that Jesus can see them at all times, they will remember that they were told the same thing about Santa Claus and they will know that he couldn’t really see them, otherwise they would not have received their X-mas gifts. So maybe Jesus can’t really see them either.
  2. The Lord God is omnipotent (all powerful). “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:” (Jeremiah 32:17 AV) “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37 AV) See also, Revelation 19:6; Hebrews 4:13; 1 John 3:20 ; Job 42:2.
    • Santa Claus is able to deliver toys to everyone in the world in one night.
  3. God is omnipresent (everywhere at the same time). “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:24. See also, Psalms 139:7-12; John 3:13.
    • Santa Claus sees you when you are awake or asleep.
  4. God is eternal, he always was and always will be. Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2, 93:2, 145:13; Isaiah 24:5.
    • Santa Claus lives forever
  5. God judges you according to your works, whether they be good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelations 20:12; Matthew 25:31-46.
    • Santa Claus judges you according to whether you have been good or bad
  6. God’s hair and head are white like wool, as white as snow. Revelation 1:14; Daniel 7:9.

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George W. Bush – President Jacques Chirac – Gog and Magog and bible prophecies

Posted by commendatori on October 4, 2009

By James Haught
Editor

Incredibly, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac in early 2003 that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible’s satanic agents of the Apocalypse.

Honest. This isn’t a joke. The president of the United States, in a top-secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from God.

Now out of office, Chirac recounts that the American leader appealed to their “common faith” (Christianity) and told him:

“Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East. … The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled. … This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins.”

This bizarre — seemingly deranged — episode happened while the White House was assembling its “coalition of the willing” to unleash the Iraq invasion. Chirac says he was boggled by Bush’s call, and “wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs.”

After the 2003 call, the puzzled French leader didn’t comply with Bush’s request. Instead, his staff asked Thomas Romer, a theologian at the University of Lausanne, to analyze the weird appeal. Dr. Romer explained that the Old Testament book of Ezekiel contains two chapters (38 and 39) in which God rages against Gog and Magog, sinister and mysterious forces menacing Israel. Jehovah vows to smite them savagely, to “turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,” and slaughter them ruthlessly. In the New Testament, the mystical book of Revelation envisions Gog and Magog gathering nations for battle, “and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.”

In 2007, Dr. Romer recounted Bush’s strange behavior in Lausanne University’s review, . A French-language Swiss newspaper, Le Matin Dimanche, printed a sarcastic account titled: “When President George W. Bush saw the prophesies of the Bible coming to pass.” France’s La Liberte likewise spoofed it under the headline, “A small scoop on Bush, Chirac, God, Gog and Magog.” But other news media missed the amazing report.

Subsequently, ex-President Chirac confirmed the nutty event in a long interview with French journalist Jean-Claude Maurice, who tells the tale in his new book, “Si Vous le Répétez, Je Démentirai” (“If You Repeat it, I Will Deny”), released in March by the publisher Plon.

Oddly, mainstream media are ignoring this alarming revelation that Bush may have been half-cracked when he started his Iraq war. As far as we can learn, our Charleston Gazette is the only U.S. newspaper to report it so far. Canada’s Toronto Star recounted the story, calling it a “stranger-than-fiction disclosure … which suggests that apocalyptic fervor may have held sway within the walls of the White House.” Fortunately, online commentary sites are spreading the news, filling the press void.

The French revelation jibes with other known aspects of Bush’s renowned evangelical certitude. For example, a few months after his phone call to Chirac, Bush attended a 2003 summit in Egypt. The Palestinian foreign minister later said the American president told him he was “on a mission from God” to defeat Iraq. At that time, the White House called this claim “absurd.”

Recently, GQ magazine revealed that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld attached warlike Bible verses and Iraq battle photos to war reports he hand-delivered to Bush. One declared: “Put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.”

It’s awkward to say openly, but now-departed President Bush is a religious crackpot, an ex-drunk of small intellect who “got saved.” He never should have been entrusted with power to start wars.

For six years, Americans really haven’t known why he launched the unnecessary Iraq attack. Official pretexts turned out to be baseless. Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, after all, and wasn’t in league with terrorists, as the White House alleged. Collapse of his asserted reasons led to speculation about hidden motives: Was the invasion loosed to gain control of Iraq’s oil — or to protect Israel — or to complete Bush’s father’s old vendetta against the late dictator Saddam Hussein? Nobody ever found an answer.

Now, added to the other suspicions, comes the goofy possibility that arcane, supernatural Bible prophecies were a factor. This casts an ominous pall over the needless war that has killed more than 4,000 young Americans and cost U.S. taxpayers perhaps $1 trillion.

@tag:This essay is reprinted by permission from the August-September issue of Free Inquiry magazine. Haught, the Gazette’s editor, can be reached by phone at 348-5199 or e-mail at 

Subsequently, ex-President Chirac confirmed the nutty event in a long interview with French journalist Jean-Claude Maurice, who tells the tale in his new book, “Si Vous le Répétez, Je Démentirai” (“If You Repeat it, I Will Deny”), released in March by the publisher Plon.

Oddly, mainstream media are ignoring this alarming revelation that Bush may have been half-cracked when he started his Iraq war. As far as we can learn, our Charleston Gazette is the only U.S. newspaper to report it so far. Canada’s Toronto Star recounted the story, calling it a “stranger-than-fiction disclosure … which suggests that apocalyptic fervor may have held sway within the walls of the White House.” Fortunately, online commentary sites are spreading the news, filling the press void.

The French revelation jibes with other known aspects of Bush’s renowned evangelical certitude. For example, a few months after his phone call to Chirac, Bush attended a 2003 summit in Egypt. The Palestinian foreign minister later said the American president told him he was “on a mission from God” to defeat Iraq. At that time, the White House called this claim “absurd.”

Recently, GQ magazine revealed that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld attached warlike Bible verses and Iraq battle photos to war reports he hand-delivered to Bush. One declared: “Put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.”

It’s awkward to say openly, but now-departed President Bush is a religious crackpot, an ex-drunk of small intellect who “got saved.” He never should have been entrusted with power to start wars.

For six years, Americans really haven’t known why he launched the unnecessary Iraq attack. Official pretexts turned out to be baseless. Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, after all, and wasn’t in league with terrorists, as the White House alleged. Collapse of his asserted reasons led to speculation about hidden motives: Was the invasion loosed to gain control of Iraq’s oil — or to protect Israel — or to complete Bush’s father’s old vendetta against the late dictator Saddam Hussein? Nobody ever found an answer.

Now, added to the other suspicions, comes the goofy possibility that arcane, supernatural Bible prophecies were a factor. This casts an ominous pall over the needless war that has killed more than 4,000 young Americans and cost U.S. taxpayers perhaps $1 trillion.

@tag:This essay is reprinted by permission from the August-September issue of Free Inquiry magazine. Haught, the Gazette’s editor, can be reached by phone at 348-5199 or e-mail at Haught@wvgazette.com

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UFO’s, the Bible and the coming great deception

Posted by commendatori on July 31, 2009

These extraterrestrial fallen angels are setting us up for the coming great deception where those people left behind when the body of Christ is caught up to be with Him in the air during the harpazo (rapture) will believe that those who have suddenly vanished were abducted by UFOs. It fits in perfectly with our popular culture’s ongoing fascination with books and movies about UFOs and extraterrestrial life and our likewise disdain for anything smacking of self righteous, judgmental or religious insincerity. People will more readily believe that millions of suddenly missing persons have been abducted by UFOs than that they are in the clouds with Jesus, especially if the skies are filled with UFOs at the time.

Many people also want to believe in an extraterrestrial savior who will come and save them from wars and plagues and global warming and mostly from themselves. Some have been told by these entities that Jesus was an extraterrestrial or a heavenly angel. That is the connection between Jesus and UFOs that is so critical to understand. The Bible says that if an angel from heaven (extraterrestrial) should preach to you a gospel contrary to that we have preached to you let them be accursed (Galatians 1:8). If these extraterrestrial, fallen angels try and tell you things that run contrary to the Bible, beware of them because they are false Christs (Matthew 24:24). This entire UFO phenomenon is about deception and misdirection and cover-up, but to a more sinister extent that most people realize including the government?

The Roman Bishop and early Christian martyr, Ignatius, said that the devil bewitches his victims before he destroys them. I believe in UFOs and extraterrestrials. I do not believe that I am either delusional or hallucinating. I believe that the government is covering up these phenomena even though they are as deceived as to its origins as are most people. I write for UFO Digest, not only because of the generosity and good will of the Publisher, Dirk Vander Ploeg, but because I share with all of you a deep yearning to understand and explain this phenomenon.

As I have written before, the Bible speaks about the interaction between extraterrestrials and earth women. The Sons of God saw the daughters of men were beautiful and took wives for themselves (Genesis 6:2). They begat children, the Nephilim, who were on the earth in those days and also afterward (Genesis 6:4). Modern day Bible scholars like W.F. Albright and F.J.Dake and John Walvoord and many others believe in the fallen angel concept. Jewish apocryphal writers of the Apocalypse of Baruch and The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs as well as early Jewish theologians like Philo of Alexandria and early Christian theologians like Justin Martyr, Iranaeus, Tertullian, Eusebius, Ambrose and the Anti Nicene Fathers also believed that these angels (the Sons of God) had fallen into impure love of virgins and were subjugated by the flesh and begat children.

Don’t let people tell you that early Jews and Christians believed these Sons of God in Genesis to be the sons of Seth and therefore human. Josephus, the Jewish historian of 2000 years ago, wrote in his Antiquities of the Jews about these fallen angels and women. In 1947 when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by an Arab boy at Qumran, there appeared the Genesis Apocryphon manuscript which was written in the 2nd century BC and spoke also about celestial beings from the skies that had come to earth and mated with human females. These hybrid children were called Nephilim in Genesis 6:4 which were mistranslated by King James to mean giants. The Hebrew word derives from the root naphal which means fallen. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Old Testament called them gegenes which means earthborn and is probably where the English word giants came from.

The Bible goes on to say that these angels who did not keep their domain but abandoned their proper abode (the heavenlies), God has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day because they went after strange flesh (human) and they are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire (Jude 6-7). God did not spare these angels when they sinned but cast them into hell and committed them to the pits of darkness (Tarturus) reserved for judgment (2Peter 2:4).

That is why God brought the Flood to wipe out all vestiges of these hybrid Nephilim. Noah and his sons and their wives had preserved their pedigree and kept themselves pure in spite of the prevailing corruption brought about by the fallen angels (Oxford Companion Bible). In other words, Noah’s bloodline had remained free of genetic contamination (Genesis 6:9). Noah and his family kept the human DNA pure and preserve the coming bloodline of Jesus, while the fallen angels who had perpetrated these blasphemies and attempted to corrupt the human bloodline of Jesus were kept in eternal bondage and chains in the pits of darkness.

The Nephilim appeared again in Numbers 13:33 and that is why God told Joshua to kill all the Canaanites-men, women and children. He again wanted to keep the bloodline, the DNA, pure. Thus fallen angels must have continued for a time to breed with human females. While I do not know if there are any Nephilim present on the earth today, I believe that there are fallen angels roaming about to continue to deceive us humans.

The non canonical book of Enoch, while not a part of the Bible, is quoted verbatim in Jude 14-15 concerning the return of the Lord to execute judgment upon all. The Book of Enoch speaks of fallen angels as Watchers (as does Daniel 4:17) and says that the worst was Azazel. Azazel is the name of the fallen angel in both of my novels, The Great Harpazo Deception and Invasion: Israel.

Later and most importantly, in the three days between His crucifixion and His physical resurrection from the dead, after Christ had died for sins once and for all, for the just and the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, Christ also went and made a proclamation to these spirits (fallen angels) now in prison who once were disobedient in the days of Noah. He proclaimed His triumph over them and over sin, death, hell, and Satan (1Peter 3:18-20). When He had disarmed the rulers (fallen angels), He made a public display of them having triumphed over them (Colossians 2:15).

This is significant because Christ told His followers that just as it happened in the days of Noah, so shall it be also when the Son of Man is revealed (returns) (Luke 17:26, 30). Today in our world, we have goings on much like there was then including a great deal of sin and debauchery and possibly chasing after strange flesh by fallen angels (extraterrestrials). Look at all the immorality like pedophilia and child abductions as well as all of the UFO sightings, alien abductions and the cases of alien human hybrid experiments, and you will see a return to the days of Noah when the Sons of God (fallen angel extraterrestrials) mated with the daughters of men. You will know that the Lord is about to reappear very soon and take His own to be with Him in the clouds while all hell breaks loose here on earth. The sudden disappearance of millions will be explained as abduction by UFOs. We have been conditioned, programmed if you will, to believe such lies by the great Deceiver himself, Satan and his minions of fallen angels (extraterrestrials).

This is also important because demons (fallen angels) tremble at the name of Jesus (James 2:19). God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above all names (Philippians 2:9). At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow of those on the earth (us) and those under the earth (fallen angels) and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10). Next time you are confronted by an extraterrestrial (”alien”) who is trying to abduct you just call out the name of Jesus and it will leave. I did it when I was confronted by demons who wanted to harm me and it worked. The name of Jesus is a powerful name above all other names.

In conclusion, all that I am trying to say is that this UFO phenomenon is real and is an important part of the end time’s fulfillment of Scripture. Do not be deceived by these cunning fallen angels who would love nothing more than to lead you smiling to the pits of hell with them.
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He loves everyone so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for everyone’s sins and give everyone who believes eternal life (John 3:16). He wants everyone’s eyes opened to the ultimate spirituality of this UFO phenomenon and for everyone to realize that Jesus is their Savior not some extraterrestrial, fallen angel, antichrist, demon. “We struggle not against flesh and blood (extraterrestrial aliens) but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (extraterrestrial fallen angels)” (Ephesians 6:12).

Remember, that “Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good things” (Romans 10:13-15).

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Mickey Mouse Monopoly

Posted by commendatori on July 31, 2009

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UFO’s Masonry and the Occult Social Order – Bill Schnoebelen

Posted by commendatori on June 12, 2009

by Bill Schnoebelen

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NEPHILIM – The Sons of God and the Antichrist by Bill Schnoebelen

Posted by commendatori on June 12, 2009

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SATAN UNSEEN RULER OF THE WORLD

Posted by commendatori on May 17, 2009

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The REAL Agenda of the New World Order

Posted by commendatori on May 13, 2009

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Dave Hunt – Silva Mind Control

Posted by commendatori on May 6, 2009

Dave Hunt provides a powerful rebuttal against the inventor of the occultic new age practice, Jose Silva and his Silva Mind Control technique.

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Mormonism Exposed

Posted by commendatori on May 5, 2009

Food for Thought, The God Makers: The Mormon Conspiracy


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Mormonism Exposed

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Interview with a Ex-Vampire

Exposing the Illuminati from Within.

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Interview with a Ex-Vampire

Posted by commendatori on May 1, 2009

Interview with a Ex-Vampire 9 Parts

Best Documentary Ever Made on the Occult

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Exposing the illuminati from Within

Posted by commendatori on April 24, 2009

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