Tag Archives: religion

CARE OF THE SOUL

Materialistic life can be so absorbing that we get caught in it and we forget about spirituality. Many don’t believe in the soul and therefore many don’t give it any place in the hierarchy of values. What we need is soul in the middle holding together mind and body. A spiritual life of some kind is absolutely necessary for psychological ”health”.

CARE OF THE SOUL

Psychology is a secular science while care of the soul is a sacred art. We separate psychology and religion, therapy and spiritual practice. Psychology and spirituality need to be seen as one. Psychology is incomplete if it doesn’t include spirituality in a fully integrated way. When the soul is neglected, our problem doesn’t just go away; it appears symptomatically in obsessions, addictions, violence and loss of meaning.

The emotional complaints of our time that are heard by therapist: 

  • Emptiness
  • Meaninglessness
  • Vague Depression
  • Disillusion about marriage, family and relationship
  • Loss of values
  • Yearning for personal fulfillment
  • A hunger for spirituality

OUR QUEST

All these symptoms reflect a loss of soul and let us know what the soul craves. We cannot solve our “emotional” problems until we grasp the mystery that honors the Divine.

We yearn excessively for entertainment, power, intimacy, sexual fulfillment, and material things. We think we can find these things if we discover the right relationship or job or therapy. We strive to attain alluring satisfaction in great masses, thinking that quantity will make up for lack of quality.

Yet, without soul, whatever we find will be unsatisfying. What we truly long for is the soul in each of these areas. Soul doesn’t pour into our lives automatically. It requires our skill and attention.

We cannot care for the soul unless we are familiar with its ways. We need to make the necessary changes revealed by depression and anxiety. These problems make it felt because the soul needs attention.

care of the soul

 

ILLNESS AND HEALING

Doctors are learning that there is an actual correlation between psychological experience and physical ailments. For example, one’s colon is unhappy. Doctors know that there is a relationship between repressed anger and colitis. If cancer cell growth has gone berserk, is there something that has been disordered?

The word, “disease or dis-ease” says it all. It means without ease and disease emanates from stress. Disturbances created from marriage and family can be more stressful to the soul than conditions of work.

Modern medicine is hell-bent on cure and has no interest in anything about the soul. Maybe our lives are too secular and in need of such a visitation through the soul. Do we know what can be speaking silently to us in our body? “Recognize what is before your eyes, and what is hidden will be revealed to you.”    Gospel of Thomas Continue reading CARE OF THE SOUL

Please follow and like us:

IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH?

life after death
Life after death

YES, LIFE AFTER DEATH

One thing we know for sure about our God: Our God is a God of the living, not of the dead. God is life. God is love. God is beauty. God is goodness. God is truth. God doesn’t want us to die. God wants us to live. Our God, who loves us from eternity to eternity, wants to give us life for eternity.

When that life was interrupted by our unwillingness to give our full yes to God’s love, God sent Jesus to be with us and to say that great yes in our name and thus restore us to eternal life. So let’s not be afraid of death. There is no cruel boss, vengeful enemy, or cruel tyrant waiting to destroy us – only a loving, always forgiving God, eager to welcome us home.                                                    Henry Nouwen

Life after DeathYOU’VE DIED! NOW WHAT?

Reincarnation Buddhism
NAPOLEON
What would you do if you were told that you only had     
  • One week to live?

  • One month to live?

  • One year to live?

TO DIE ONCE AND THEN THE JUDGMENT?

Jesus taught about Judgment and Heaven and Hell. The Bible clearly teaches that righteous people will NEVER suffer torment because they have a confident hope of IMMORTALITY, and that the wicked will suffer in a fire that NEVER goes out: “(He) will gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable.”                                                                                         Luke 3:17

When “the single course of our earthly life” is completed, we shall not return to other earthly lives: “It is appointed for men to die once.” There is no “reincarnation” after death in the Bible:  “Just as it is appointed that human beings die once, and after this the judgment.”                                                                                               Hebrews 9:27 

Sikhism Reincarnation Biblical

It is also contradicted by our Lord Himself: “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.”                                                                                                                                            John 8:23

“Be ready, for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect” Matthew 24:44 loses not only its effectiveness, but its essential meaning.

Is there a particular reason you think God needs to create us to preexist before our lives here on earth?  If every soul had once pre-existed with God, then Christ wasn’t anything special to have come from God. 

What divine  authority on reincarnation claims this? That could just be made up:”I don’t like the idea of Hell so I’m going to choose not to believe in it.” What they see is truly in the eyes of the beholder.

A DISTINCTIVE HUMAN SOUL

 

life after death

It fails to make the essential distinction between men and animals. Human beings alone are created in the image and likeness of God; and therefore, possess rational and spiritual souls: a human person is a body/soul composite.

Consider a person alleged to have reincarnated; would the person have been himself or someone else, or partly himself and partly someone else? Of course, either alternative is illogical. A human person is a UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL BEING with a spiritual soul and a material body.

AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS POSITION

Continue reading IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH?

Please follow and like us:

Christian Science: Missing Jesus 2

Christian Science: another cult?Christian Science: Missing Jesus

Christianity and Christian Science cult are two utterly different religions, in origin, beliefs, practice, and purpose.   It is but another of the numerous humanly-invented cults. The tragedy is that Christian Scientist do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ — who does all the healing in His Name.

Christian Science

Had Mrs. Eddy’s book on the subject, Science and Health, no human author, but owed its origin to divine revelation, why had it to be rewritten, altered, taken from, and added to, again and again, as was the case?

In 1885, she even employed the Rev. James Henry Wiggin, a retired Unitarian minister, to edit her book, eliminating the more glaring absurdities. He himself said that his chief concern was ‘to keep Mrs. Eddy from making herself ridiculous. To ask people to regard such a book as divinely revealed, even apart from its contents, is demanding more than reason will permit. 

Christian Science

She did not hesitate to advertise the first edition as a book that ‘affords an opportunity to acquire a profession by which you can accumulate a fortune. She charged her students $300 per person, which was a lot then,  to enroll in an eight year course (if they ever finished it, with all fees being non-returnable.) There is a charge for their spiritual healing and services. This kind of financing insured that this cult would take on a life of its own.

Her teachings are not based on the Bible. Her one aim was to adapt the Bible to suit her teachings.  We have only her word for it that God revealed to her what she wrote. 

 For Christian Science salvation from sin is accomplished when one ceases to sin, or when one stops believing that there is such a thing as sin. In either event, the death of Christ has nothing to do with salvation; if Christ had never existed, it would have made no real difference (pg. 212.)

 According to Christian Scientist, human ills have no real existence, and are to be cured not by medicine but by mind-control: a process of ‘right-thinking.  The “Scientists” have been legally forced, by court orders, not to prevent members from seeking medical treatment for their families.  Continue reading Christian Science: Missing Jesus 2

Please follow and like us:

YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL

THE THREE GUARDIAN ANGELS

Michael O’Brian is a popular Christian novelist, who has published many books. In his biography, On the Edge of Infinity”, page 63, he described what happened to him when he was about to make a drastic mistake by crossing on river ice that was very dangerous. He had been successful in crossing the first time, but on his return, the conditions of the ice changed drastically and he was too tired to notice the difference.

GUARDIAN ANGEL

He had just reached the edge of the river, when a car came along the road and stopped beside him. Inside the car were three young men, in their twenties, who asked “Where are you going?” Come with us and we will drive you to the bridge.”

To Michael the car seemed to come from nowhere and the three men looked unusual.  They were all unusually handsome and their faces were flawless. Their mannerisms were full of politeness and open-hearted goodness. One of them addressed Michael by name, which was by itself surprising. It appeared that God had arranged to come to his rescue at exactly the right time.

GUARDIAN ANGELAre they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister FOR them who shall be heirs of salvation?”                                                  Hebrews 1:14

The emphasis is on the word, “FOR”: your guardian angel will give you guidance and direction concerning the things in your life.

Remember the angel that came and awakened Peter and led him out of jail. They are waiting for you to give them orders just as a waiter cannot do anything for you until you give him the order.

Your guardian angel has many other angels working for your order: “Bring on all the ministering angels for Your glory, God.  I pray to cause all the needed finances be available for Your project, Lord.”

Angel in my hair

THE BIBLE SAYS IT’S SO

Continue reading YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL

Please follow and like us:

THE PALESTINE QUESTION 2

THE PALESTINIAN DILEMMAPALESTINE QUESTION

The Palestine Question is the most complex political question in the modern world. It all started in European Countries East and West, when the Jews living there among the Christian populations were unable to mix freely with the prevalent people, but stuck to themselves as a superior entity, and refused assimilation.

Many countries started to persecute them or make their lives in Europe unpleasant. We remember the image of the itinerant Jew.

In Spain, the Catholic Church became radicalized through political nationalism. Thousand were killed and both Arabs and Jews were kicked out of Spain.

The following true story shows that the Zionists forced their co-religionists against their will to cut themselves from any communications with the “Goyim”( gentile, non-Jew).

Musa el Alami was born in the old quarter of Jerusalem. Their next door neighbour was a Jewish family. Both families lived in peace among themselves with mutual help and respect for each other. The Jewish brother was contacted by the Zionists and forced to cut his relations with Musa and his family. He was beaten by the Zionists, and his family was forced to leave the area of old Jerusalem and relocated in Tel Aviv. No fraternization was allowed whatsoever with their Arab brethren. If this were not racism, what is it?

It was the same reason at the time of the Babylon Diaspora. The Jews, who had married foreign women, had to divorce them and leave them to their fate with their children in Babylon.                                                                                                                                           Esdras 10:10-14

The “Philistines” (came from the Aegean Islands and from Crete). They came on different waves of migrations, seeking lands to settle in, and remake their lives. As the people in any island grow in number, this forces some of its inhabitants to migrate.

They came at first to the Nile Delta, and were pushed eastwards by the Pharaohs soldiers to the Coast of Canaan where they established their city-states like Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, Jaffa and Gerar. Then they intermarried with the Canaanites, the first nations of the Fertile Crescent, and who originally came from Arabia to seek water for their flocks of sheep, goats and camels.

The Philistines were in Palestine 600 years before Israel was born. First, the Philistines did not come as conquerors in a frontal assault, but rather in small numbers and in consecutive waves of immigration.  It was the Philistines who learned the Canaanite language, and adopted all customs of the Canaanites.

The Canaanites originated in Arabia, and they came to the Fertile Crescent in the quest of water, thousands of years before the birth of Abraham.

They acquired the Canaanite political system the “City State”, agriculture, industry; each town had its own king its own government and has to defend itself from its enemies by its own power without the help of neighboring towns. This type of government was also in Ancient Greece.

PALESTINE QUESTION.

When the Jews were captive in Babylon, they build a town on the shore of the Euphrates called Tel Aviv; 2,500 years later they built a town also called Tel Aviv on the coastal sand dunes of Jaffa. The reason for their coming into the Fertile Crescent was: “WATER”. Continue reading THE PALESTINE QUESTION 2

Please follow and like us:

ZIONISM AND ISLAM 2

BOTH ARE RIGHT

ZIONISM AND ISLAM

Muslim Arabs entered Palestine in 638 AD and lost their political independence in 1258 AD when Hulagu Khan destroyed and massacred the people of Baghdad, Damascus, Aleppo and Jerusalem.

Both Arabs and Jews ruled Palestine independently for over 600 years, which make them equal historically speaking in the ownership and political ruler ship of the Land

When the Zionist Jews declare to the world that they have the right to return to their old country Israel/Judea, because they have been living in it 613 years before Christ as a politically independent nation, the Arabs also have the right to remain.

THE GREAT REBELLION OF 1936

Islam zionist

The British Mandate deported most of the members of the Arab Higher Committee in 1937 to Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. In 1936 a Royal Commission ordered the Partition of Palestine into a Jewish state comprising 33% of the country, including Haifa, Galilee and the coastal plain of Ishdud. A British mandatory enclave would include Jerusalem. The fate of the Palestinian Population living in the Jewish state should be transferred by force if necessary from the Jewish State to Transjordan. There was no Palestinian State to be established on Palestinian lands. This became clear for all to see. Continue reading ZIONISM AND ISLAM 2

Please follow and like us:

VOODOO SPIRITUALITY 2

VOODOOISMvoodooism spiritual beings loa

Vodou is primarily practiced in Haiti, New Orleans, and other locations within the Caribbean. There is great variation within Voodoo beliefs and practices. Many Vodou practitioners also consider themselves Catholics. Voodooism involves spiritual beings.

voodooism spiritual beings

As well as being the priest or priestess, the houngan acts as confessor, confidential and financial advisor, prophet and healer for the people in the community. But the houngan is more a folk healer with a considerable knowledge of herbal remedies who treats minor illnesses. While selling love potions and protective charms, including small bags to be worn for protection or for good luck, may be a lucrative side business for a priest or priestess, the primary occupation is still as a spiritual leader of his community. Voodooists especially places value on the strength of community for support.

Loa or Spiritual Beings

The spirits of death, The Guédé are really an enormous group of the loa who are the spirits of formerly living people. He is the one who controls the passage between life and death. In ritual, he is often offered black goats or chickens. The most frequently performed ritual in Voodoo is one that invokes a particular loa (supernatural beings) to offer food to him and seek his presence on earth.

The most important components of a human body, however, are the two parts of the soul, the ti-bon-ange (‘little good angel’) and the gros-bon-ange (‘great good angel’). The gros-bon-age keeps the body alive, and after death, it returns to the reservoir of energy in the cosmos. Without the gros-bon-ange a person loses his/ her life-force. The ti-bon-ange makes up the half of a person’s soul and it is the source of a person’s personality. Furthermore, it is responsible for determining an individual’s characteristics, personality and will.

In Voodoo belief, death is not seen as the end of life, but as a change. The soul – the gros-bon-ange and the ti-bon-ange – endures after death in a different form. The gros-bon-ange returns to the high solar regions where it joins the other loa (supernatural being) and is itself transformed into a loa. Approximately a year after the death, the houngan (priest) performs a ritual, to ensure that the ti-bon-ange is put to rest. This ritual is very important because otherwise the ti-bon-ange may wonder the earth and bring illness and disaster on others.

A Distinctive Human Soul

 A human person is a UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL BEING with a spiritual soul and a material body. Human beings alone are created in the image and likeness of God; and therefore, possess rational and spiritual souls: a human person is a body/soul composite.

Human Soul Sikhism

Why is this Extremely Dangerous?

Continue reading VOODOO SPIRITUALITY 2

Please follow and like us:

BUDDHISM NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

BUDDHISM & NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE 

near death experience

Are there NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE in which a Buddhist encountered Buddha? YES!

Dr. Atwater is an international authority on near- death states as well as a near-death experiencer. She is one of the original researchers in the field of near-death studies, having begun her work in 1978. More than 3,000 people are registered at her discussion form site, and we understand that they have one of the largest databases on NDEs in the world.

We challenged them to find even one case of a person of Buddhist faith encountering other beings of light. The implication is that there is only one path to God through Jesus Christ: “I am the Light and the Way”.                                                                                                                   John 14:6

Where arguments arise amongst various people and groups is over the interpretation of that light and any form it make take, and how to regard it.

Scientists say it is endorphins; Muslims say it is fantasy; religious fundamentalists of any “stripe” say it is Satan (Lucifer). People of faith say it is either of God or of emissaries from God.

Numerous experiencers see figures and forms in the light. These are variously described as angels, guides, guardians, light beings (beings made entirely of light), religious figures, high holy ones and often kids call them “the people.”

The vast majority of individuals remain consistent overtime with what they say and do not distort original narratives. That means accusations of New Age jargon, religious prophesy, Christian visions, Western indulgences, or the like, are untrue.

There can be mixups as in the case of Jeanie Dicus. She was a Jewess yet she was visited by Jesus. This so surprised her and confounded her that she promptly challenged Jesus, and continued to do so throughout her entire near-death episode, saying: “I don’t believe in You. Why are You here?”

Atheists report the same type of visitations as do religious folk. In other words, you don’t have to believe in anything to be surprised at what you find when you nearly die.

Where this situation gets fascinating is when you invite experiencers to draw the high holy one/religious figure who visited them. To a person, you cannot tell the difference between a drawing from someone in the State of Wyoming from one done in Thailand or Israel or Russia or China or Nigeria. Patterning holds; differences in patterning only concern a few details of dress and behavior. They certainly don’t look like Buddha.

JESUS BUDDHA Continue reading BUDDHISM NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

Please follow and like us:

WITCHCRAFT, WICCA AND SATANISM 2

THE UNINVITED EVIL GUEST

Michael O’Brian is a popular Christian novelist, who published many books. In his biography, “On the Edge of Infinity”, he described what happened to him in the middle of the night.

Michael awoke to a terrible feeling that there was an evil presence in his bedroom: a malevolent spirit who wanted to devour his soul. He was guilty of replacing his loving God with some sort of vague cosmic force: an ungodly spirit which is the worst kind. He felt like a defenseless prey in front of a large predator. He cried out in the depths of his soul,” GOD SAVE ME!” Instantly, the evil spirit backed off and a supernatural peace filled Michael—something that he had not felt in years.

He perceived divine grace at work. He now believed that God was real and that everything that the Church had taught him was reality—ultimate reality.

After a while, he stopped praying, thinking that now he could go back to sleep. Immediately, He felt the evil presence resume the attack with full force. Spontaneously, he began to pray the 23rd Psalm, The Lord is my Shepherd. Success! “By their fruits, you will know them.”  Matthew 7: 20

This story reveals the real presence of evil spirits and the possibility that these spirits could be the cause of one’s depression or mental state. These evil spirits must be delivered away from depressed persons.

FIRST COMMANDMENT — “YOU SHALL HAVE NO GODS BEFORE ME”

 Some adolescents are in search of spiritual meaning. On any given day, you can go to a mall or bookstore and… books on witchcraft, Wicca and Satanism are readily available and being studied.  Its attractiveness lies primarily in its emphasis on feelings, power and freedom.  As well you are able to be your own priest/priestess.

Some women find Wicca’s focus on goddess worship very appealing — not one God. Most Wiccans worship a dual deity, the Horned God and the Lady.

Wiccans believe that the spiritual and material world are one reality, and that there is no one true right or only way.

Satanist Wicca
Click to Enlarge!

 A devout Christian  used to be a Wiccan. He said that he got so deeply into it, that he was nearly demoniacally possessed. Any kind of dabbling in the spirit world opens you up to it. People run the risk of actually having manifestations of evil spirits, being harassed or bothered by evil spirits. 

The inherent danger of  this “magical addiction” is that the more power you raise, the more intoxicated you get. You start gathering more and more power for yourself, and it takes over your life. The biggest danger is the loss of our eternal soul.

It is a violation of the first commandment — “You shall have no gods before me” — but dabbling in the occult can also lead to physical as well as spiritual harm. If teens get involved in Satanism there are physical dangers for them and beyond that confusion, doubt, depression and suicide attempts.

“Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortune-teller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead. Anyone who does such things is an abomination to the Lord.”                                        Deuteronomy 18:10-12

  Demonic Influence is Real.

Demons cannot enter into a person’s body without having some kind of legal permission and legal right to be able to do so. They need some kind of an entry point to be able to get in and attach to someone, and that entry point will be their door opener. That something specific will be their legal right. This is Spiritual Warfare and these persons must be delivered.

demonic influence

Here is a brief list of some of the areas in a person’s life that a demon can affect. It may not necessarily be demon influence, but it’s not uncommon to find a demon behind these things. Continue reading WITCHCRAFT, WICCA AND SATANISM 2

Please follow and like us:

SCIENTOLOGY: TRUTH OR CULT 2

Scientology: the Truth

Scientology had its beginnings in 1950 as a religion based on self. It is a non-Christian applied religious philosophy. Scientology is another cult that has little to do with science or scientists. Scientology’s highest authority is not the Christian Bible but a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard.

Scientology(meaning “knowing how to know”) posits that man has a mind, body, and spirit (known as the “thetan”). We are  spiritual beings. 

People in Scientology spend exorbitant fees, sometimes as much as $1000 per hour, to attain the exalted state of operating thetan,” or “OT” (pronounced “oh-tee”) .Books are sold, counseling sessions are expensive. Scientology has no salvation to offer the poor. Nothing is said about the plight of the poor, the sick, the homeless and oppressed.

One veteran Scientologist told me she “donated” $250,000 in a twenty-year period. Other Scientologists can wind up spending family inheritances and mortgaging homes to pay the fees. 

Scientology has a warped code of ethics. In the Scientology code are such statements as “Never fear to hurt another in a just cause,” and “To punish to the fullest extent of my power anyone misusing or degrading Scientology to harmful ends.”

The concept of God, or a Supreme Being, does exist, but it’s of little importance in the Scientology system.  

Scientologists believe that they too can become gods. Scientology deifies Man (capitalized in their writings). Man’s reason will produce perfect behavior and therefore solve all the problems of the human predicament.

Man is basically good, but “engrams” (psychological hang-ups) prevent him from reaching his full potential. When released from these engrams through the sect’s techniques, man begins to live on a higher level in terms of his own human achievement. Opps!  “The church is a big, scary deal,” wrote one Scientologist.  I wish “I could save just one person the money, heartache and mind-bending control, then all would be worth it.”

A Hollywood script, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE proves that what people do in the name of religion can be truly stranger than fiction.

Scientology life after death

How can we recognize a Cult?

Continue reading SCIENTOLOGY: TRUTH OR CULT 2

Please follow and like us: