One of the things I have run across...but not intended ...in reading the Word is Occult Studies. It is in there if one can think further than the pages..or the flesh as it is stated in God's Word.
Another sidelight of learning about "Occult Patterns or Principles" is the study of "Counterfeits" and counterfeit principles.
This is an arena which will never be taught in public schools..and sadly enough will never be taught in many "Christian Churches" while they teach the "Feel Good/I''m ok..your ok religion."
I do not travel to the east..up seven steps..but I know what it means and can follow the pattern from the garden of Eden to the present.
By this knowledge I also have discerned that politics is a religion and a very devout and zealous one. And politics is Occult in it/s nature and operation. And politics finances public education. Thus meaning an Occult education in which much is missing/concealed from which can benefit the student. One will get enough to function within the system/cosmos..but not enough to think for yourself outside of it.
And Eastern Religious doctrine and practice comes in a thousand forms. The Word of God in only one.
One of the most interesting things to me which happened around here and right on the television/boob tube...around the Xmas season...was an interview with a historian at Colonial Williamsburg here in Virginia. The program was discussing the Christmas season in colonial times. The historian was asked if he knew how the early colonialists decorated their houses for the Christmas season.
In support of the season today..the historian told a bold faced lie to the listening audience. He said that they have no surviving records of how the colonialists decorated their houses for Christmas..but we think they would have decorated like this.....
And proceeded to show how the reconstructed Colonial Williamsburg is decorated today.
To those who know the history...the early colonialists did not celebrate Christmas and also therefore did not decorate their houses. This is why there are no records of how the early colonialists decorated their houses..they did not do it.
In this state...Christmas did not become a holiday until some time in the 1800s. And different states took up the holiday at different times.http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/ch/in_america.htm
One of the most influential books which taught me the origins of many of our "holydays" is
"The Two Babylons"
Alexander Hislop circa 1912http://www.biblebelievers.com/babylon/
I still keep this book in my private collection as a reference.
I will wear no cross...and put up no tree..nor pass out presents or keep this day. I partake of none of that kind of Holyday. No interest in it.
I will also put no cuttings in my flesh or marks for the dead. I have a sufficient number of scars from my occupation and labors. No need to artificially enhance them.
I also do not keep Easter, Halloween or other days..they are all the same to me.
I do not observe dietary laws...as all things are good to eat. That is not a license to carelessly indulge..but that we are not under dietary bondage..including Catholic dietary bondage.
...suppose you found out tomorrow that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs had gotten their technological smarts straight from the Devil---"the Prince of the Power of the Air"..would you stop using your Apple or you PC or your iPod?
I do not worship Bill Gates, nor Steve Jobs, nor this computer, nor keep a day around them or this product. Also don't own an I pod. The technology keeps changing faster than I have any desire to keep up.
No. For it can be turned to ANY use you wish to make of it. You can use it to glorify God. Just as Christmas (which was a heathen celebration) has become a time when (thanks to books like A CHRISTMAS CAROL) when people think of others and Do for others. It is not Christ's Birthday...no. And the Christmas tree was originally a phallic symbol (that's why you hang balls on it ) but it's also the Tannenbaum...have ye not heard the song?
Yes..I know all this from the Two Babylons and other sources.
I also know that the winter solstice is on December 21/22..the shortest day of the year...when the sun/sun god is in the heavens the shortest length of time..hence the sun god dies on December 21/22. The Pagan pattern and template is that 3 days in the grave and the sun god is raised and resurrected ..renewed again on December 24/25..born again in the newness of life.
There is no date given for the birth of Jesus the Christ for Remission of Sins. This is a deliberate omission by God. Because it is not important. The Importance of Jesus the Christ for Remission of Sins is His death and for whom He died and shed His blood.
"O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How sturdy God hath made thee!
Thou bidds't us all place faithfully
Our trust in God, unchangingly!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How sturdy God hath made thee!"
My mother is Lutheran German..from Frankfurt AM. She can also speak and read High German..Hoch Deutsch.
Interestingly enough I also have a Martin Luther Bible in my collection written in Hoch Deutsch from the 1930s. When I am interested in a certain passage I have my mother read it and translate for me. It more closely follows the King James Version verses the Vaticanus or Alexandrian/Aleph/Codex Sinaiticus.
Suggest you read..Jeremiah Chapter 10 verse 1 through 5. I found it very interesting and telling. I don't believe the average Believer even knows it is in there and their ministers don't teach them..hence ..what it means.
I believe if we knew what the Hebrews were getting involved into ...we would be able to see what the Christians are doing in following the very same pattern today. Little difference.
Many Christians today are in this world and of this world.
It isn't ABOUT the source of a thing...it is what it means to the INDIVIDUAL.
I disagree..It is indeed about the source of the thing and if it is from God or from somewhere else.
This is what the Word teaches me.
in my son's socal school relgion was taken out of daily school stuff (so to not offend..and the whole seperation of church and state stuff)so much that they did not realize they were begining to push paganism
If they are teaching paganism..they are teaching a religion and there is no separation. They just want to separate from anything Christian in origins.
It is OK to teach paganism..while claiming separation of church and state. When you realize the whole of what is going on ...while they claim separation of church and state...this does not even make good nonsense.
Understand now by what I mean when I state..."Privily??"
Not realizing that a thing is being taught is called..."Privily" in secret, hidden , concealed...even esoteric. Esoteric meaning known only to a chosen few..initiates. The other word for this is "Occult." Occult meaning hidden, concealed, and even esoteric.
This is exactly the pattern which the Ancient Hebrews got caught up into and for which the eventually lost the land and inheritance given by God.
This is why I often state that Politics is a concealed, esoteric, occult religion. And politics is zealously financing public education through college levels. It is not difficult to connect the dots once you learn to think outside the box of what someone uses to try and limit/control us.
It is good that you realize this...and it is indeed ironic when you know the whole of a thing and its history.
The cross in ancient mythology symbolized the quartering of the universe into active and passive principles. To Christians it symbolizes the sacrificial death of the Son of God. In my YOUTH in the 1950s you found one on the roof of every home. But it just meant that the people had a television and wanted clear reception.
Active and passive principles..yes..I learned about this when reading "Morals and Dogma" by Albert Pike..on Scottish Rite Freemasonry.
This is one of the sources from which I learn how far back many of these customs go. Active and passive principles are also from the Ancient Fertility Religions. The very thing the Hebrews were taught and instructed not to get caught up into. For the nations surrounding Ancient Israel were already heavily involved in these Fertility practices..even to the point that some of them were sacrificing their children to their gods.
What you learn in books like Morals and Dogma..is that the cross to many pagan cultures is the male principle... "I" and the female principle... "-" combined to this "+". It is the intersection of the male and female. Hence it is from the olde fertility religions.
The compass and square is a variation of the same thing. The Square is female and matter..the male is the Compass and energy. The male mounting the female.
This is outlined in Morals and Dogma and it is the first place I found it in writing.
I was quite astonished the first time I read it.
Once you know the pattern ...you can see them inserting this religion into movies and television programs. Sometimes subtle and sometimes openly. And often in ways that the ordinary person/the profane is not aware..but an adept/an initiate is aware of it.
2001 a Space Odyssey is a pure pagan religion under the guise of science or science fiction. When you finish watching this movie you have been to a church sermon.
so too it is with the Sequel
2010 The year we make contact.
These are both pagan church sermons under the guise of science fiction.
Make that .."Privily."
Stanley Kubrick does indeed make some unusual high budget movies.
When they are genuinely selling a religion amongst they often pull out the budget stops.
Hope this helps some of you.