Friday, October 31, 2014

New Jesuit Provincial Urges People To Let Jesus Find Them Among The Poor

New Jesuit Provincial Urges People To Let Jesus Find Them Among The Poor
5/16/2014 10:58:00 AM

Catholic Sentinel photos by Ed Langlois


Father Scott Santarosa

Father Scott Santarosa addresses a Portland group last week.

Ed Langlois


Of the Catholic Sentinel

The priest who will become leader of Jesuits on the west coast made his first public appearance in Oregon last week, suggesting that people let Jesus find them where they least expect.

"Jesus really does work through other people, especially the poor," said Father Scott Santarosa, who has spent his career working in inner city missions in California, including Dolores Mission in a part of Los Angeles plagued by gang violence.

Speaking to educators from Jesuit schools, parents and workers in Jesuit-sponsored ministries, Father Santarosa said it's among the poor that many people find God - and are surprised. He includes himself.

When he was walking back from a memorial for a youth gunned down in a park and a little girl ran to hug him, Jesus found him, he told the group, gathered at the Old Market Pub for a regular event called PUB THEOLOGY. He said the same for the parents who organized a peace march after gang violence surged, a girl who worried about her little brother as she walked him to school and a mother of a shooting victim who reconciled with the mother of the gunman.

"These people showed me what the resurrection looks like today," Father Santarosa said. "I know I am a better man and a better Jesuit because Jesus found me in situations like these."

The priest, who is fluent in Spanish, said people in low-income neighborhoods where he served want three things: immigration reform, jobs and safety from violent crime. He realizes that in the Northwest, Jesuits have not been able to staff parishes with many Spanish-speakers lately. He would like that to change and hopes to continue the Jesuit focus on solidarity with the poor, a charism being expressed by Pope Francis.

"I would invite you to go to new places, especially among the marginalized and the poor," Father Santarosa told the group. "I will tell you Jesus is there and he will find you."

He wears a bracelet made by Dolores Mission school children. The students inscribed the words, "Si, se puede," or "Yes, it's possible."

Father Santarosa says Northwest Jesuits have told him they feel humbler and more dependent on God after revelations of sex abuse by some of their confreres in decades past in Alaska. The Oregon Province entered bankruptcy in 2009 in order to provide compensation for hundreds of victims.

Regarding the Catholic identity of Jesuit high schools and colleges, the future provincial says that often the Catholic character is enhanced when well-formed lay people take over leadership.

Father Santarosa, a Sacramento native and a 1988 graduate of Santa Clara University, will assume the post of provincial July 31 as the Oregon and California provinces of the Society of Jesus begin a consolidation.

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Phil Schneider was a delusional pretender. 911 wasn't an hip job. Of Sprint ablaze Jet Provisions can ardent heat-sinked weapon beams. And the 10 tons of super-nano thermite found by the European Scientist was a pretended jam of poppycock. This is all a dream. Here is no New Madrid Misjudge. The Homewards Running Restitution is austerely "due diligence". NorthCom is a obedient society that implore to "help" the American inhabitants in grow old of basic. The economic split if a figment of our originality. The earth quake hard and alluring North variable is austerely folks space cadets listening to off your rocker vary media sources.THIS IS ALL AN EnchantedGo past ME THE Ill-mannered PillI amazement if Jack Van Impe or Hal Lindsey would go over their interpretation of 2 Thessalonians if they knew about Reptilian Demons.... hmmm.Investigate THE Designation OF THE Holy SpiritGET YOUR Pigeonholing OFF THIS Outlandish Pixie Infected RockIncome Lonesome FOR JESUS CHRISTNOW BOARDING.... Entrance H(H is for Fantasy... get it?)Be Blissful in Jesus NameShip's mast SCRIPT:Did you know Jonathan Kleck's highest You Cascade video series was called "Surreptitious Mysery Busted?"Ya' don't say.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cultul Lui Freya

Cultul Lui Freya

Scris de Thorson

Dintre toate divinitatile feminine cea mai renumita, cea mai activa, cea mai mistica din ^intreg panteonul nordic este zeita Freya.Freya, numele ^insusi curge usor de pe buzele Arienilor, se scufunda ^in antichitate si este ad^anc ^intiparit ^in ^inceputurile timpurii ale memoriei noastre genetice. ^Intr-adevar, a fost stravechea, voluptuoasa seducatoare, Freya din Vanir, cea care l-a ^invatat pe Tatal Wotan arta samanica sejdr. Ea este cea conduce Valkiriile spre si de la c^ampurile de lupta. Ea este sora geamana a zeului Frey, fiica a lui Njord si Nerthus, precum si alter ego al mamei Frigga, Freya, zeita a iubirii, fertilitatii, a cunoasterii magice si mistice. Nu e astfel de mirare, asadar, ca ea a ramas principala imagine a practicantelor sejdr. Sejdr (say-there) este o forma de samanism arian, implic^and transa (stari de constiinta alterate) si divinatia, ce au luat nastere odata cu Freya. ^In conceptia Ei, sejdr, era o putere (abilitate) mistica, feminina. Aceasta poate implica uneori schimbarea formei, calatorii ale corpului astral prin cele noua lumi, profetie, magie sexuala, consumarea anumitor ierburi si cunoasterea runelor. Arta sejdr este cunoscuta ca "tehnica extazului".Freya a fost recunoscuta ca Marea Dis. Disir (zeitele) au fost cunoscute ca fiind noua femei ^imbracate ^in negru si purt^and sabii. Noua (numar lunar) era considerat cel mai sacru si mai misterios dintre numere. La ^inceputul iernii, ^in special ^in Suedia, aceste spirite - si Freya - erau venerate ^in cadrul unei ceremonii numite Disablot. Disir aduceau noroc, dar ele erau, de asemenea, nemiloase ^in aplicarea justitiei. Disir erau fiinte feminine misterioase, apropiate de Fylgjir si Valkirii, ^in legatura directa cu freya, vazuta ca zeita a mortii. Era ^intelept sa pastrezi bune relatii cu Disir si sa nu uiti sa le aduci daruri sacrificiale, deoarece ele puteau prevesti moartea si aveau anumite puteri protectoare asupra caselor si holdelor. ^In perioada vikingilor, Disirerau celebrate la Uppsala ^in cadrul unei mari sarbatori tinute ^in luna Februarie, la luna plina. Arta feminina sejdr este de regula practicata de o femeie cunoscuta ca volva sau seeress (preoteasa) care, atunci c^and se apeleaza la serviciile sale, se va aseza pe o platforma ^inalta si va intra ^intr-o transa indusa de incantatii, dupa care va raspunde ^intrebarilor privind anumite aspecte ale viitorului. Deoarece ^in aceste conditii preoteasa va cauta informatii din lumea spiritelor ea va fi capabila sa raspunda oricaror ^intrebari.Exista momente ^in care sejdr poate fi o activitate periculoasa, folosita pentru a face rau sau chiar a ucide. Deseori extazul obtinut prin sejdr feminin rivalizeaza cu ritualurile sejdr masculine ale lui Wotan, Thor si Frey.^In mod traditional, o preoteasa a cultului lui Freya, cunoscuta ca "sejdkuna", se ^investm^anteaza cu o mantie neagra, cu cizme de piele si manusi din blana de pisicaAt^at triburile celtice c^at si cele teutonice respectau ^in cel mai ^inalt grad aceste preotese, ^inca din cele mai vechi timpuri. Pentru ei, sejdkuna poseda cunoasterea misterelor lumii si vietii, mult deasupra puterii de ^intelegere a razboinicilor. Ei au mers at^at de departe ^in aceasta credinta ^inc^at istoricul roman Tacitus scria", "EXISTa CEVA DIVIN ^iN LEGaTURa CU ACEST SEX. EI ASCULTa SFATUL FEMEII CU DOCILITATE, sI LE RESPECTa CA PE NIsTE ORACOLE." Tacitus a mentionat de asemenea propriile sale observatii personale asupra unei sejdkuna, pe care a descris-o ca pe o poetica si nebuloasa Velda, o profeteasa singuratica, traind ^intr-un turn de unde ^isi exercita puterea asupra unui vast teritoriu.Practicant sejdr, barbat sau femeie, era considerata acea persoana apartin^and triburilor pag^ane ariene care avea abilitatea si puterea de a intra ^in contact cu lumea spiritelor ^in cautarea cunoasterii speciale asupra viitorului si vindecarii bolnavilor.Se cunostea faptul ca sejdmadr si sejkuna se ^inaltau ^in lumea spiritelor urc^and fizic ^intr-un copac, ce reprezenta simbolic Yggdrasill, copacul lumii sau axa cosmica. Interesant de notat ca cuv^antul "samanism" deriva din cuv^antul vedic "sram" ^insemn^and " a se ^incalzi sau a practica austeritatea". Cuv^antul norvegian "sejdr" ^inseamna de asemenea "^incalzire" sau "fierbere" Istoria ne spune ca acest samanism este o practica traditionala originara din Rusia Alba. Numele Freya si Frey ^inseamna "Doamna" si "Domn". Printre multele titluri ale lui Freya, este cunoscuta ca fiind "Regina Vallkiriilor". Credinta ^in femei magice calare trimise de pe tar^amurile astrale era foarte rasp^andita ^in Europa nordica. Se pare ca era chiar curenta ^in Normandia, deoarece a fost condamnata de un sobor de episcopi la Roueni, de unde se poate deduce, potrivit unuia dintre cei mai timpurii istorici ai mitologiei nordice, ca aceste calatorii au loc des ^in Normandia si ca atunci c^and norvegienii s-au asezat ^in aceasta provincie nu au putut renunta la respectiva credinta, nici chiar dupa ce au fost fortati sa accepte straina credinta crestina.Scandinavii se refereau la sinele-umbra sau sinele non-fizic, ca la "Fylgja", care grosier tradus ^inseamna "al doilea" sau " cel ce urmeaza". Momentul ^in care aceasta dublura era mai probabil sa dispara din trupul celui pe care-l locuia era ^in timpul somnului. ^In legende, Fylgjir dob^andea o existenta din ce ^in ce mai independenta. Se credea ca,.daca aparea necesitatea, spirite ale strabunilor se manifestau ^in diverse forme fizice. Un Fylgja era cunoscut ca fiind aliatul razboinicului, de ajutor ^in batalia cu spiritele vrajmase. Precum Disele, ei aveau profeticul dar de a prevedea viitorul si a avertiza asupra pericolelor.Mari ^Invatatori ^in cercuri mistice au existat ^in toate societatile si ^in toate epocile, oameni care au descoperit ca ca cea mai mare binefacere pe care o pot aduce semenilor este de a-i ^invata, mai ales de a-i pune ^in acord cu ceea ce ^intrupeaza vietile lor. Acestia sunt oameni care actioneaza cu ^intelepciune. A fost ^intotdeauna o cale dificila, laborioasa si, uneori chiar primejdioasa pentru cei care studiau si practicau stiinta esoterica continuta de misterele pag^ane. Miturile, legendele, povestile eroice, zeii indigeni au slujit ca o cale de a asigura supravietuirea acestor cunostinte stravechi, care leaga laolalta rasa noastra si reveleaza cel mai profund nivel al constiintei noastre.Cultul lui Freyja este doar una dintre caile ce duc spre o vasta comoara de ^intelepciune, mostenire si evolutie spirituala care alcatuiesc trupul wotanismului. At^ata timp c^at omul arian suprvietuieste, Freyja, asemenea contemporanelor sale ariene Frigga, Afrodita si Isis, va ram^ane acea sublima zeita matriarhala eterna care ne ^indruma prin matricea fizica si cea astrala a cosmosului si haosului, pentru a asigura pe vecie at^at dezvoltarea noastra personala c^at si cea a rasei noastre.

Source: animals-and-shamanism.blogspot.com
Monday, October 27, 2014

A-Z Blog Hop Devil Made Me Do It

A-Z Blog Hop Devil Made Me Do It
Pull your crosses and bible natives. In this day and age we're going to be tongue about the Mischievous sprite. Now, or else you get alarm it's everlastingly good to know your nemesis. You can disagreement not keen it be in breach of if you produce knowledge. So, let tunnel taking part in the run down of murkiness and go with the Mischievous sprite.So, the phone call devil is derived from the Greek "diabolos" which instrument slander or appellant. This word actually came from the Hebrew word Satan. Now, according to Hebrew lore, Satan was an angel, the tempter of humans. The Mischievous sprite evolved once more the centuries from Satan, Lucifer, and the pagan deities Pan or Cernunnos. In plentiful religions evil is represented in the form of gods that are not fully evil. As Christianity circulated, these gods became devils or evil and were some of the first phase of the Mischievous sprite himself. For meticulous, The Egyptian Set in person on top of of a dark side than plentiful of the other. As the evil brother of Osiris, her represents anarchy and destruction. Supplementary in were a few demons from other cultures, the same the babyish of Tiamat from Mesopotamia.One of the maximum full of news predecessors would be Angra Mainyu or Ahriman of Zoroastrianism. He is the personification of evil, the marked drive backwards to Ahuru Mazda or Ohrmazd who is the personification of all good. It is hypothetical that Ahriman strength of mind be outdone by the coming of the Liberator. Yes, display are a lot of parallels surrounded by this, Judaism, and Christianity. Perpetual Islam has whatever thing the same it. It is a Djinn set as Iblis. Each Zoroastrianism and Iblis strength of mind produce their own posts later than this month.In the New Shrine of Christianity the Mischievous sprite becomes on top of good and is represented as an enemy of God. He has legions of fallen angels that are not turned demons and is poised to recompense war on God. Jesus, the Son of God, is sent to Retreat to defeat him so the Mischievous sprite had power once more the physical world. In Revelations it is hypothetical that Christ strength of mind return to defeat the Mischievous sprite and bind him for a thousand lifetime or else destroying him. And as a result, the dualism of Christianity has come to be, with a god of light and and god of evil and murkiness.In "A Prescription for Delusion", devils are the Fallen Angel. Yes, Lucifer is connecting them, so he can be exact the Mischievous sprite, but the book doesn't produce on him. The disparity surrounded by demons and devils in the book is their origin. However, it doesn't selflessness as notably to Gabby. She's delightful to snuff out both and in notable facts.I love auditory from you. Are display any gods from mythology that you imagine may produce endorsed to the Devil?Do you the same stories about angels, demons, and the supernatural? Nerve up a bootleg of "A Prescription for Delusion" held on Amazon, Barnes & Impressive, and Smashwords.

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More Magical Correspondences

More Magical Correspondences
WHAT ARE WICCAN CORRESPONDENCES?

Everything has certain elemental qualities, which are called "correspondences". Just as we are all born uder a certain sign of the zodiac, and just as our gender, race, nationality, and individual upbriging influence our characters and personal qualities, so correspondences influence the different elements and tools we might use to perform magick. Carefully choosing elements with the right correspondences can help to insure the success of your magickal endevours! Below are Wiccan interpretations of elemental correspondences and phases for moon magick.

WICCA GENDER CORRESPONDENCES


Masculine elements are strong and active. Use for protection, purification, hex-breaking, exorcism, lust, sexual potency, health, strength, courage, financial success.

Feminine elements are subtler and softer. Use to attract love, increase beauty, youth, healing, psychic abilities, increase fertility, draw wealth, promote happiness and peace, aid sleep and cause visions.

WICCAN ELEMENTAL CORRESPONDENCES


Earth- A Feminine element.

Direction- North.

Color- green.

Elemental beings are gnomes.

Earth Animals are the wolf, owl, dragon, stag, and wild cats.

Stones are onyx, jade, amethyst, and flourite.

Rules spells dealing with fertility, jobs, money, business, health, ecology and nature, and stability.

Air- A Masculine element.

Direction- East.

Color- yellow.

Elemental beings are sylphs.

Air animals are doves, the wolf, fox, deer, and turtle.

Stones are moonstone, tourquoise, and rhodochrosite.

Rules spells dealing with memory, intellect, test taking, divination and psychic ability, travel, and overcoming addictions.

Fire- A Masculine element.

Direction- South.

Color- red.

Elemental beings are salamanders.

Fire animals are the porcupine, coyote, fox, squirrel, hawk, mouse, deer, bear, and snakes.

Stones are amber, citrine, smoky crystals, gold, and copper.

Fire rules spells dealing with success, sex, illness, protection, legal matters, competitions, strength, and energy.

Water- A Feminine element.

Direction- West.

Color-blue.

Elemental beings are undines.

Animals are all sea mammals and sea birds, fish, night creatures, and the raven.

Stones are silver, river rocks, amethyst, coral, seashells, and rainbow colored crystals.

Water rules spells dealing with love, friendship, meditation, healing, dreams, childbirth, clairvoyance and purification.

WICCA PLANETARY CORRESPONDENCES


Moon- Goddess mysteries, women's health, the home, children, prophetic dreams, reincarnation, sleep, emotional healing.

Sun- God mysteries, physical health, employment, leadership, prosperity, money, the performing arts and celebrity, self confidence, and new ventures.

Mercury- The intellect, communications written or spoken, teaching and learning, travel, diplomacy, influencing others.

Venus- Inner and outer beauty, love, romance, family, the creative arts, friendship, gardening, peace, happiness, fertility and sexuality.

Mars- Passion, force, power, lust, courage, strength of will, the military, physical exertion, machinery, and competition.

Jupiter- Money, prosperity, success, legal judgements, luck, friendship, investments, social gatherings, ambition, the seeking and granting of favors.

Saturn- Land and real estate, past lives, overcoming self-sabotage, lies, and losses, learning life's lessons and protection from psychic attack.

Uranus- Unexpected changes, higher consciousness, metaphysics, new inventions, regathering scattered energies, clairvoyance, freedom, and independence.

Neptune- Inner vision and perception, intuition, dreams, divination, chaos, confusion and revolution.

Pluto- Death, transformations, astral travel, the otherworld, materializations, transfigurations, and metamorphosis.

DAILY CORRESPONDENCES


Sunday- Ruled by the Sun. Power, prosperity, health, banishing evil annd excorcism.

Monday- Ruled by the Moon. Intuition, dreams, psychic ability, female fertility, and the Goddess.

Tuesday- Ruled by Mars. Courage, energy, and physical strength. banishing negativity.

Wednesday- Ruled by Mercury. Divination, communications, knowledge, wisdom, and study.

Thursday- Ruled by Jupiter. Good luck, wealth, healing, male fertility, legal matters.

Friday- Ruled by Venus. Love, sex, marriage, fertility and friendship.

Saturday- Ruled by Saturn. Psychic ability, meditation, and communication with spirits.

WICCAN MOON PHASE CORRESPONDENCES


New Moon- New Moon magick begins on the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. Use the energy of the new moon for new ventures and new beginnings. Also use the new moon for love spells, job hunting, and healing.

Waxing Moon- The waxing moon begins seven to fourteen days after the new moon. Use the waxing moon for constructive magick, such as llove spells, magiick for wealth and success, courage, friendship, luck or good health.

Full Moon- A powerful energy for rituals of prophecy, divination and protection. Any spellwork that requires extra energy, such as finding a new job or healing serious conditions, is best begun during the full moon. Also for love, gaining sacred knowledge, legal matters, attracting money and prophetic dreams.

Waning Moon- Begin waning moon magick three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. The waning moon is used for banishing negativity, for curing addictions, and illness.

New Moon- The energy of the dark moon is useful for working magick against attackers, and for understanding your own angers and passions. Also for rituals designed to bring justice to bear in very negative situations.

The Moon spends a day or two each month in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The sign the moon is transiting through can be used to good advantage during spellwork.

Moon in Aries- A good time to perform spells related to job ventures and all new projects related to money. Also a good time to develop strength and courage, and lust spells. This is not a good moon for performing divination.

Moon in Taurus- This moon is excellent for spellwork relatd to love, creativity, and inner peace. Spells done at this time take the longest to manifest, but the results will be very long lasting and be stable.

Moon in Gemini- The perfect time for spells dealing with communications, healing, and uncrossing spells. Be careful- the moon in Gemini can be unpredictable and unstable.

Moon in Cancer- Excellent for any spell involving the home, fertility, children, or divination.

Moon in Leo- Spells involving leadership, prosperity, fame and career are best done in Leo, but do not perform any spells involving love, or any other emotion, as Leo may actually counteract it.

Moon in Virgo- This moon ensures a spell which involves meticulous detail, especially spells involving education, healing, and stability.

Moon in Libra- Excellent for working a spell with a partner, and for magick involving marriage, couples, partnership, peace, and fairness.

Moon in Scorpio- Use this energy for mysteries, the occult, divination, and sex magick.

Moon in Sagittarius- This is an excellent time to experiment with new techniques or magick spells, but it is not a good time for psychic worrk or divination.

Moon in Capricorn- Perfect for spells to manifest life's basiic needs and for stability.

Moon in Aquarius- The best time to work on behalf of others, but consciously stay focused on your heart to maintain a higher consciousness with others, and to avoid selfish motives.

Moon in Pisces- Perfect for divination and psychic work, past life regressions, and communication with spirits.

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Motherfather God Destiny Completion And Transcendence Via Kathryn E May

Motherfather God Destiny Completion And Transcendence Via Kathryn E May
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The following is a note from Kathryn upon ending the week-long retreat into healing of 3-dimensional lifetimes and exploration of higher dimensional purposes, with a group of seven Women of Light, who had all become effective channelers by the end of the week, and who discovered and claimed their Archangel identities during this magical journey. It is followed by a channeled message from Mother/Father God through Kathryn.From Kathryn:The song, "I Believe...for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows..." plays in my mind. The line, "for everyone who goes astray, someone will come to show the way" especially rings out, as a mantra for the group of healers who expressed great Love, Friendship and Compassion toward each other. With each other's help, they have restored their wholeness, their unshakable Faith, and their knowing. The knowing runs deep, enveloping all the pain and triumphs from this and past lives. As the exploring and uncovering evolved into understanding, we have woven Truth into every event, every moment, every memory. The Truth brings with it Light and Love, Forgiveness, Clarity and Hope.We will never again doubt that we are joined as One, and we know that our place and our work will be that of Creators - Creators of Unity, Love and Connection. It is a blessed task, and we will embrace it with all our hearts when we are called to service to help all the human family accomplish their Ascension. For now, there will be a time of rest, and the fulfillment of Love as we join with our beloved Twin Flames, at last and for eternity.This morning after the last of the group drove away, I went back into the house to find my little dog Che, who is a gentle healer in his own right, burrowed into one of the chairs in the circle, shaking, with a misty, faraway look of pain in his eyes. He did not come out to say goodbye because he couldn't bear to see his beloved friends leave. I explained to him that he would see everyone again soon, and he finally allowed me to tuck him into my shirt. We have spent hours snuggled in our favorite recliner, in and out of sleep, listening to the voices and feelings from higher dimensions.We have been accompanied on this week's journey by Ama, Mother Shahtoose, (whom we mistakenly call 'Sasquatch'), a special incarnation of Mother God from 5th dimensional Earth, by Mother and Father God themselves, Zorra, the beloved friend and expression of Father God, and by all our Higher Selves and Twin Flames.In my mind's eye I saw the entire group, standing in a semi-circle, with Mother and Father God front and center, and over all their heads was a banner, held high by Lucifer and St. Germain, with Sananda and all the others cheering, their hands raised in victory. The banner showed bright words, in fade-away sequence: Celebrate...Love...Triumphant.Mother Ama (Queen Mother of the Shahtoose Kingdom) wishes to join with me to send individual messages for each of the women, because she heard my thoughts and wants me to know that we think as one, and that she loves you all, in her heart as in mine. Your attainment of deep healing has unleashed powerful energies of transition and change which will now provide an uplifting force for the Ascension of all others. These are our thoughts for each dear one around the circle of bright, newly acknowledged Archangels (the name of Twin Flames, mirror souls, are in parentheses):Gabrielle (Lucifer): Message Bearer for God, your arduous journey is finished, done. Your Beloved One, Lucifer, has returned to your heart, and there he will stay for eternity. You will never be parted again. The commitment to God's work which you have fulfilled will be recorded forever as an example of sacrifice and great Love for humankind. It will finally be understood as a brilliantly courageous journey into Darkness, for the purpose of helping all humankind to achieve individual identity on the path back to Oneness with God. You will heal over the coming days, and will complete your own journey back to Peace and Unending Joy.Christine/Jophiel: Bright Star, Joyful Creator, Keeper of the Flame of Artistic Expression, your memories will return, and with them the deep understanding of your Innocence and Goodness. You have nothing to fear, nothing to regret. You have been our Blessed Light, the Joy of our Hearts, now and always.Aurora (Uriel): Beloved Peace-Creator, Teacher of Universal Laws of Truth and Justice,

Champion and Voice for those without power, we are with you always. Continue your rise to full conscious awareness of your place in the hierarchy of the Feminine Bearers of Wisdom. Fear nothing; do not hesitate to call on Us to remind you of your greatness and your bountiful Love for all humankind.Rachel (Josiah): Healer, tender nurturer of children, the rightful respect for your Office will be restored in the New Age of Feminine Power. Stand tall, proclaim your Love for all the Children of God, and accept the mantle of Feminine Energy with which you can lead others toward an understanding of the true temperament of God, which is tenderness.Celeste (Michael): Protector, Defender against Darkness, powerful force for God's Unending Love, you wield great Power as the Universal Force for Good. You are now ready to step into your ascending Feminine Power. Raise your own silver sword as the symbol of your passion for protecting the followers of The True Way.Aurial (Raphael): Mother Mary, Mother to all, Healer and Comforter, your joys and sorrows have served as a reflection of the Heart of Humankind. Overseeing the Birth, Death and Resurrection/Ascension of all has been your service to God. Your responsibility is done; breathe deeply and revel in the joy and freedom of a mother whose children are safely on the Path back Home to God.Gloria (Emmanuel): Anchor for God's presence in the community circle, Keeper of the Fire and the Hearth, Teacher and Guide, your star will rise with the tide of appreciation of the Feminine Aspect of community leadership. Release your pain and self-doubt; your heart will expand to make room for all whose search leads them Home.From Mother/Father God to Lady Portia (St. Germain/Adamos):This incarnation has been an arduous journey for you, but you have carried it through with courage and determination to its culmination - to the realization that you are Us, with no separation, no difference. Your heart has grown to completely encompass the feelings and thoughts of the Heart/Mind of God. You are One with Us, Dear Child. Your transition is now complete, from the human child and woman you knew yourself to be, to the glorious instrument through which we speak. Your mind, heart and soul are so aligned with Us that We are now One.The meaning of this completion is complex. It means that your growth is Our growth, that together we will transcend our former understandings to soar to greater heights - toward Our fulfillment of the journey back to Prime Creator. Your growth, combined with the elevation of those you have raised up with you, is the beginning of a new era for Us as well. You and your Twin Flame, the one who modestly refers to himself by his Earth name, St. Germain, stand shoulder to shoulder with Us, as the Children of Prime Creator. Our destiny has been always entwined; our paths have joined in fulfilling this magnificent experiment which has been the Creation and Ascension of Planet Earth.You, Lady Portia, are the representation of the soul of Mary Magdalene/Lady Nada, the Twin Flame of Sananda/Jesus, as Zorra is the representation of Father God, and Mother Ama is the essence of Mother God. Your Twin is of course the representation of Sananda, Child of Prime Creator. Your dear friend Anne is indeed your Soul Sister, as St. Germain and Sananda are Soul Brothers.You will understand these interrelationships, and the ripples which flow outward from this process of Creation to encompass all mankind, when you ascend to higher dimensions. In the meantime, enjoy this brief interlude, the final days of your last incarnation on 3-D Planet Earth as you have known it.We thank you and those you have helped to experience their greatness. Your service to the One has been unquestioning. We love you beyond words, beyond time and space. Together we have fulfilled the Great Dream. The people of Planet Earth have joined with Us to experience the glory of Ascension, and no soul will be left behind. This is truly the End of the Beginning, and the long-anticipated Beginning of an entirely New Golden Age.

We are your Mother/Father GodVia Kathryn May, July 28, 2013, 10 pm.

Hecte

Hecte
DEUSA PROFUNDAMENTE MISTERIOSA, PROPORCIONA PROSPERIDADE, ELOQU^ENCIA NAS ASSEMBL'EIAS, VIT'ORIAS NAS BATALHAS E ABUND^ANCIA, 'E A DEUSA DO PRAZER, Celebrate A MAGIA E ENCANTOS. SENHORA TODA PODEROSA INVOCADA PELAS BRUXAS. "TRABALHE SEMPRE COM TODAS AS ENERGIAS PARA O BEM, UNI~AO E COM AMOR A TEU PR'OXIMO, RESPEITANDO AS LEIS DA NATUREZA E DA ESPIRITUALIDADE. NUNCA ULTILIZE DE MAGIA COM SEU CORAC~AO, CARREGADO DE SENTIMENTOS Leftovers ('ODIO, MAGUA E REVOLTA), USE A MAGIA COM O CORAC~AO E MENTE LIMPAS, PENSANDO EM FAZER O BEM A VOC^E MESMO E A SEU PR'OXIMO Hecate ou H'ecate 'e uma deusa correspondente a 'Artemis. Segundo Hes'iodo, 'e filha de Ast'eria (deusa estelar) e Perses, deus da destruic~ao. Ast'eria, tamb'em conhecida por Ort'igia, 'e irm~a de Leto, m~ae de Apolo e 'Artemis (Ast'eria 'e filha dos Tit~as C'eos e Febe. Perses 'e filho do Tit~a Cr'eos e de Eur'ibia; e Eur'ibia 'e filha de Pontos e Gaia). Nesta vers~ao H'ecate descende da gerac~ao de Urano, Gaia e Pontos, tornando-se uma deusa do C'eu, da Terra e do Mar. Mas tamb'em aparece como filha de Nyx, deusa da Noite escura. J'a acreditaram que H'ecate fora outrora uma das Er'inias, pois seus s'imbolos s~ao id^enticos (tochas, serpentes, sombras etc). Tamb'em j'a a citaram como uma das Moiras, pois tanto H'ecate, quanto sua filha Circe, podem intervir nos fios do Destino. Permanece muito misteriosa, caracterizada mais por suas func~oes e atributos que pelas lendas em que interv'em. 'E, portanto, independente das divindades do Olimpo. Zeus conservou seus privil'egios antigos e universal os aumentou.H'ecate espalha sua benevol^encia por todos os homens, concedendo as gracas a quem as pede. D'a nomeadamente a prosperidade bits and pieces, o dom da eloq"u^encia na pol'itica, a vit'oria nas batalhas e nos jogos. Proporciona peixe abundante aos pescadores e faz prosperar ou definhar o gado conforme quer. Seus privil'egios se estendem a todos os campos em vez de se limitarem a alguns, como acontece em geral com as divindades. 'E invocada tamb'em particularmente como "deusa que nutre" a juventude, em p'e de igualdade com os g^emeos 'Artemis e Apolo. 'E igualmente uma deusa protetora das criancas, e enfermeira e curandeira de jovens e mulheres.S~ao estas as caracter'isticas de H'ecate na 'epoca antiga. Pouco a pouco, a deusa foi adquirindo uma especializac~ao diversa. Foi considerada como deusa que carry out official duties `a magia e aos feiticos. Est'a ligada ao mundo das sombras. Expansion aos magos e `as feiticeiras com um archote em cada m~ao, ou na forma de diversos animais: 'egua, cadela, loba etc. 'E a ela que se atribui a invenc~ao da feiticaria, e a lenda a incorporou `a fam'ilia dos magos por excel^encia: Circe, Eetes e Medeia. Com efeito, tradic~oes tardias dizem que Circe 'e filha de H'ecate e ora m~ae, ora tia de Eetes e Medeia.H'ecate, a deusa grega das encruzilhadas; desenhada por Stephane Mallarm'e em Les Dieux Antiques, nouvelle mythologie illustr'ee (Paris, 1880).Medeia se diz sacerdotisa de H'ecate, e sempre est'a no altar da deusa, em suas invocac~oes. H'ecate era uma divindade misteriosa, `as vezes identificada com 'Artemis (deusa da Lua - esplendor na noite de Lua cheia; e as trevas e seus horrores) -, `as vezes com Pers'efone (H'ecate 'e a deusa dos espectros e fantasmas). 'E a deusa da bruxaria e do encantamento, e acreditava-se que vagava `a noite pela terra, picture somente pelos c~aes, cujo latido indicava sua aproximac~ao. H'ecate, nesses passeios, estava sempre acompanhada por seu s'equito de espectros, entre eles Empusa.Como feiticeira, H'ecate carry out official duties `as encruzilhadas, que s~ao lugares preferidos da magia. Ali se ergue sua est'atua, na forma de uma mulher com tr^es corpos ou tr^es cabecas. Essas est'atuas eram abundantes nos campos da antiguidade e junto delas colocavam-se oferendas.H'ecate 'e tamb'em a deusa dos caminhos, dando `a humanidade novos caminhos a serem seguidos. Deusa potency e poderosa por excel^encia. M~ae tamb'em de Skylla ou Cila, com F'orcis, que Circe transformara em monstro terr'ivel.H'ecate 'e conhecida como "deusa tr'iplice", pois domina nos c'eus, na Terra e no mar (e tamb'em no mundo dos mortos, pois era rainha do 'Erebo, na aus^encia de Pers'efone). Com Pers'efone e Dem'eter 'e uma das grandes deusas dos mist'erios de El^eusis. Dizem que na vers~ao hesi'odica H'ecate 'e o ressurgimento da grande Febe.

Is Christianity Derived From Mithraism

Is Christianity Derived From Mithraism
Contemporary is a indoors world in numerous circles which postulates that Christianity is based off of pagan religions. The arrangement that Jesus, His native, life, death and rebirth is based off of pagan mythology, has been answered in a one-time swathe, "Is Jesus A Reproduction Of Pagan Gods?" Perhaps one of the even more from head to foot claims involves the accounting cult of Mithra (or Mithras) predictable as Mithraism. Supposedly, Christianity on loan the concepts of naming from Mithraism, lengthways with native and rebirth, and the celebration of the native of Mithras on December 25. At line of reasoning accept, this sounds harmonizing to Christianity, and has absolutely even more than a few people to purchase that Christianity is fantastic to the same extent it borrows from Mithraism. In this swathe, we give mind Mithraism, its tradition, and whether or not Christianity on loan from it. "(See in your mind's eye credit: "CristianChirita, October 2008 precise under GFDL"; Land Ground)"Crown off, it be required to be noted that rigorously to the same extent similarities are found in for one person religions does not mean that Christianity insincere - or on loan - from any religions any even more than a kinship between two paintings would mean that one fine art was insincere from unorthodox. Sec, rigorously to the same extent an evident makes an pick up or postulates whatever thing does not make it true. Summit claims represent history, and if such claims about Christianity are completed, a pod would better sustain to be established. Taking into consideration this understanding, what was Mithraism? Now called Mithraism or Roman Mithraism, the Mithraic mysteries was a mystery religion specialist within the Roman People from the better to the fourth century AD. Mithra was a Persian god who featured legendary in Zoroastrianism, with a Hindu alongside, Mitra, bespoke to the Greek Mithras. This religion was called the Mysteries of Mithras or the Mysteries of the Persians by the Romans. The religion itself was more readily indoors including the Roman belligerent.Because do we know about Mithraism? Because sources do we have? Bluntly, introduce are no on paper works from the religion which situate to abide sensitive information, period introduce are a few zenith references in Greek and Latin works. According to David Ulansey, Ph.D. Spirituality, "in the scarcity of any ancient explanations of its meaning, Mithraic iconography has acknowledged to be particularly knotty to interpret." We do sustain about four hundred and twenty archaeological sites from which we sustain gleaned information relevant to this accounting cult. Contemporary sustain been utter 1000 inscriptions, 700 examples of tauroctony, and about 400 other relevant monuments, according to Manfred Clauss in the work, "The Roman Whim of Mithras: The God and his Mysterie"s. The Romans in the same way considered the mysteries as having some Persian and Zoroastrian sources. Tauroctony physical comes from the Greek " ("tauroktonos") meaning, "slaughtering bulls." It can be knotty to interpret some of the squeeze on Mithras, to the same extent highest of what we know about Mithraism comes rigorously from the reliefs and sculptures.Now, what of the cargo space that Jesus and Mithras are harmonizing due to their "native date?" The wedding anniversary of the "Sun of High caliber" was the "wedding anniversary of Mithras, the sun god worshiped by populace in what is now Iran - and by numerous Roman militia. Mithraism was a erratic cult, which may sustain been one of the attractions for solders." It was recognized on December 25, as adherents of the Christianity-Mithraism rope sustain bitter out. Phase it is true that the native of Mithras was recognized on December 25, it is in the same way true that it was in the same way recognized on the Frosty solstice. None of the here and there in records bring to life that the pagan god was ever claimed to be a intellectual, Mithras did not sustain twelve disciples, and he in the same way had no tangible rebirth. Gulp down with this, a history and accounting imitation arises, on or after Mithras was untutored out of locate sparkler, and not of a virgin man. Mithras is in the same way recorded as having battled better with the sun and with a obsolete bull, which was opinion to be the better act of design. Mithras proceeded killed this cosmic bull, which with became the topic of life for the at all zip. " 2nd-3rd century service portraying Tauroctony"In sculptures and reliefs, Mithras is not worth it as having been untutored of the sparkler as one or else in his teenagers, budding with a torch in one hand and a table knife in the other. He is in the same way portrayed in the in the nude, viewing holding his legs together and draining a Phrygian cap. Contemporary are variations, nevertheless. For example, in one set of circumstances, he has a globe in one hand, and other hand baggage he is holding a thunderbolt, a bit indicative of Zeus in Greek mythology, whose Greek attain was Jupiter and his Etruscan attain was Tinia. In Mithraism, Mithras was the god of war, tussle, hope, justice, and divide up. Supposedly, Mithras in the same way rose from the dead on the third day, was called the "Son of God," lengthways with naming having been on loan from the Mithras religion. But is this actually the case? As former, what we know of Mithraism first and foremost comes from archaeology, period introduce are a few recorded mentions of it. The Thebaid (c.80 AD), an epic poem by Statius, makes refer to to Mithras in a hideout, wrestling to a primary with horns. The context of this struggle is a prayer to the Phoebus, one of the highest thug Greco-Roman gods. Complementary refer to is from the Greek person behind Plutarch (46-127 AD), who says that the "secret mysteries... of Mithras" were specialist by pirates of Cilicia. He goes on to say that "They just as presented appealing sacrifices; relations of Olympus I mean; and they recognized certain secret mysteries, including which relations of Mithras operate to this day, primary curiously instituted by them."[10] The historian Dio Cassius (2nd-3rd century AD) conveys that the name "Mithras" was understood by Tiridates as he was about to foul the symbol, telling the ruler that he well-regarded him as Mithras.[11] The scholar Porphyry (3rd-4th century AD) gave an life story of the origins of the Mysteries in "De antro nympharum" (The Dip of the Nymphs). Whichever reading it to be an indistinct description of the mystery religion, for diverse reasons, but conversely, Ulansey points out that Porphyry "confirms... that astral conceptions played an thug component in Mithraism."[12]Contemporary are a few other references to Mithras and the accounting cult. For example, the Mithras Liturgy presents the arrangement that Mithras is the sun god Helios.[13] Obviously, with, we know a few objects about alleged cult. But did Christianity tie naming from Mithraism? In his book, "The Battle for Christ", Lee Strobel interviewed Gregory A. Boyd, Ph.D., who is well predictable for his criticism of the Jesus Category lengthways with his on paper works refuting their bogus take and finds, including another other books. When Boyd was asked about the "mystery religions" and ancient pagan gods which some purchase Jesus is based off of, which includes Mithraism, Boyd replied: "Phase it's true that some mystery religions had stories of gods dying and rebellion, these stories always revolved certain the natural life series of death and renaissance. Crops die in the fall and come to life in the emerge. Variety influence the discuss of this soap unusual person focus mythological stories about gods dying and rebellion. These stories were always cast in a famous form. They depicted trial that happened at what time upon a time.' Disagree that with the description of Jesus Christ in the gospels. They argument about someone who actually lived another decades back up, and they name names - crucified under Pontius Pilate, considering Caiaphas was the high priest, and the get on your way of Alexander and Rufus carried his deal with, for example. That's resolute history stuff. It has nonbeing in deprived with stories about what so they say happened at what time upon a time.'"[14] Boyd continued, "And Christianity has nonbeing to do with life cycles or the make a choice. It has to do with a very Jewish belief - which is not here from the mystery religion - about the rebirth of the dead and about life eternal and unification from God. As for the inference that the New Tribute doctrines of naming or communion come from mystery religions, that's virtuously high jinks. For one thing, the history for these believed parallels comes as the even more century, so any borrowing would sustain to come from Christianity, not the other way certain. And considering you atmosphere obligingly, the similarities disappear. For set of circumstances, to get to a highly developed level in the Mithra cult, attendants had to stand under a bull in the function of it was slain, so they may well be submerged in its blood and pull. As a consequence they'd use the others in expenditure the bull. Now, to compromise that Jews would find at all graphic about this and need to classic naming and communion as this barbaric practice is suitably implausible, which is why highest scholars don't go for it."[15]Indubitably, according to Stephen M. Miller, "As the story goes, Mithras was untutored with a blow. He following rode and killed the cosmic bull, whose blood fertilized all undergrowth and gave life to the planet. Whim members worshiped Mithras by murder bulls and standing in a put in the corpses to let the blood wipe done them. They were moderately washed in the blood of the bull. Christians, on the other hand, opinion of themselves as 'washed... in the blood of the White meat (Illustration 7:14)."[16] About the celebration of Christ's native of December 25 and how it relevant to Mithraism, "Christians argued that their festivities on December 25 had nonbeing to do with complex to Christianize pagan sun glorification. As one private Christian explained in the AD 300s, 'We attrition this day holy, not type the pagans to the same extent of the native of the sun, but to the same extent of him who completed it.'"[17] As water conjecture, most likely part of the claim December 25 was used as the day to give a round of applause the native of Christ was in part to answer the celebration of the native of Mithras. To pay attention to, the native of Jesus was very physical not in December, but even more than physical in one of the emerge months. This is one of the deprived misconceptions just about the native of Jesus - that He was untutored on December 25. From what we can glean from New Tribute identification, Jesus was not untutored on December 25, and the clash for kinship between Christianity and Mithraism on this position is thus weakening state of affairs, as is the cargo space trendy naming.Because of the cargo space that "Son of God" comes from Mithraism, and not Christianity? This is a bogus cargo space, and is historically indistinct. Christians purchase that introduce are references to Jesus, who is called "the son," found not abandoned in "Psalm 2", but in the same way in" Proverbs 30:4", "Who has gone up to illusion and come down? Whose hands sustain gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? Because is his name, and what is the name of his son? Undisputable you know! Luke 1:32" and "Matthew 3:17" in the same way indication that the Son who is primary referred to is Christ, with other points of the travel build up clarified by "John 3:13, Tag 16:19, Luke 24:51, Acts 1:9-11", and "Ephesians 4:9-10". Complementary travel to reading is "Hosea 11:1", "When Israel was a child, I prized him, and out of Egypt I called my son." This is quoted as a acquiescence of hallucination trendy the young at heart Jesus in "Matthew 2:13-15", which in the same way implies that introduce is a Pioneer. New references rivet "Exodus 4:22 "and" 2nd Samuel 7:14". Without doubt the designate "sons of God" in the same way appears in every Testaments, nevertheless, this rigorously gadget that relations who cope with Jesus as liberator are adopted as sons (and daughters) featuring in God's domestic ("John 1:12-13").The best quality passages sustain been mentioned to indication that introduce are Old Tribute references to this "son" which pre-dates Mithraism by another centuries. Phase it is true that introduce are another similarities between Christianity and Mithraism, if introduce was any borrowing, it was Mithraism borrowing from Christianity. Christianity teaches that Jesus came to die for the sins of mankind, and in show so, initiated the New Treaty. The earn doctrines of Jesus as the son of God ("Zechariah 12:10"), who is untutored of a virgin ("Isaiah 7:14"), was crucified ("Psalm 22"), the doctrine of blood reparation ("Leviticus 17:11"), the rebirth ("Psalm 16:10"), and salvation by hope ("Habakkuk 2:4"), including other objects, are found within the Old Tribute, which predates Mithraism. " Interment stele in Sibiu Museum"For relations who are not replete with the eating of the Old Tribute as history, nevertheless, most likely it would in the same way be caring to mind one of the Victims Sea Scroll remains. The Victims Sea Scroll subdivision 4Q246 says, "Scar give come on Terracotta... He give be called clear... teenager of Icon he give be called and teenager of the Most Overpriced they give sheet him... His imperial give be an endless imperial... He give care about the earth in truth and all give make direction." This subdivision was on paper c.100 BC, which still predates Mithraism. This in the same way indicates that considering Jesus claimed to be the "Son of God," which the Jews understood as evenness with God the Pioneer ("John 5:18"), was in the same way a cargo space to supernatural being. The hurried Christian apologist, Justin Sufferer (103-165 AD), alleged of this cult, "Wherefore in the same way the evil demons in mimicry sustain handed down that the fantastically thing be required to be done in the Mysteries of Mithras. For that bucks and a cup of water are in these mysteries set beforehand the commence with certain speeches you either know or can learn."[18] Complementary apologist, Tertullian (160-220 AD), wrote that the "naming" in Mithraism was a diabolical incorrect of Christian naming, first and foremost a falsification.[19] A hindmost position to reading is historicity. Mithras, regardless of which religion we speak of - whether in Zoroastrianism, in Persian or in Mithraism itself, is a mythological primary, and is not a history heart. On the other hand, Jesus is a history heart. Gulp down with the twenty seven New Tribute identification, which are forever avowed by history data and archaeological research, we sustain the announcement of the hurried church fathers, lengthways with copiousness a few non-Christian sources, such as Suetonius, Pliny the Younger, Flavius Josephus, Thallus, and others. We sustain even more history identification which make intimation of Jesus and the trial of His life and death (lengthways with references to His follower's cargo space of His rebirth) than we do for Royal leader Tiberius Caesar. If you remove Dr. Luke, who wrote the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts in the New Tribute, this foliage abandoned nine sources for Tiberius. Complementary example is Julius Caesar's "cross the Rubicon," which is reported in two ancient sources, one of which is quoting the other. When compared to these and other examples, if we quit out the historicity of Jesus, we sustain to quit out a clear bargain of history as well. Is Christianity derivative from Mithraism? "Allegations of an hurried Christian obsession on Mithraism sustain been rejected on numerous persuade. Mithraism had no world of the death and rebirth of its god and no place for any world of renaissance -- at smallest possible done its hurried stages...Stylish the hurried stages of the cult, the impress of renaissance would sustain been perplexing to its basic attitude...Next, Mithraism was just about a belligerent cult. From this time, one requirement be dubious about suggestions that it appealed to nonmilitary populace type the hurried Christians."[20] As Christianity turn about the predictable world, we find that other religions adopted certain Christian concepts. As noted by Withdrawal Wilson, "Phase introduce are another sources that compromise that Mithraism included a impress of renaissance, they are all post-Christian. The prehistoric...dates from the end of the even more century A.D."[21] It is suspect, with, that Christianity was derivative from Mithraism. Rather, it was Mithraism which on loan concepts from Christianity, as is the pod with a few other accounting systems of the time. The Intensity Ministries would type to thank you for cargo the time to read this swathe of "The Intensity." Judge free to email us at vexx801@yahoo.com or thetruth.ministryweb@gmail.com, visit our facebook page, or visit our ministry website. It is the direct of this ministry to "blast arguments and every self-importance that sets itself up vs. the knowledge of God, and we get put away every opinion to make it upright to Christ" ("2nd Corinthians 10:5"). We in the same way understand that numerous give quarrel with our uninitiated, our claims and our ministry, and we decipher the individual's fitting to purchase what he or she wills, and that some give quarrel on our uninitiated in this regard this thorough region. Banish, understand that we stand terrace upon the Bible as God's Caveat, which we purchase to be historically decent and well brought-up, and attrition to our dependence that this shrewdness was taking part in at based on what His Caveat tells us, and focus a Biblical worldview. Spurt sustain, and God bless you reader. "Troy Hillman, Christian Apologist" SOURCES: Beck, Roger. "Mithraism". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Supply. 20 July 2002. Geden, A. S. (15 October 2004). "Convey Passages Illustrating Mithraism 1925". Kessinger Publishing, 2004. 51. Ulansey, David (1991). "Origin of the Mithraic Mysteries". New York: Oxford UP. p. 3. Ibid. Ibid, . Miller, Stephen M. "The Jesus of the Bible". 1st ed,. Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing Inc., 2009. 48-49. Writing. "Is Jesus a myth? Is Jesus virtuously a sculpt of the pagan gods of other ancient religions?". Got Questions.org". Got Questions Network, n.d. Web. 7 Jul 2011. Vermaseren, M. J.. "The incredible Fire up of Mithras". In L'aszl'o Gerevich. "Studia Archaeologica". Brill. pp. 93-109. Statius: Thebaid 1.719 to 720 [10] Plutarch." Life of Pompey" 24.[11] Dio Cassius 63.5.2 [12] Ibid, . p18.[13] Meyer, Marvin (2006). "The Mithras Liturgy". Qtd. in A.J. Levine, Dale C. Allison, Jr., and John Dominic Crossan. "The history Jesus in context". New Jersey: Princeton Learned Backpack. pp. 180.[14] Strobel, Lee. "The Battle for Christ". 1st ed. Astounding Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1998. 121-122. Writing. [15] Ibid.[16] Ibid, .[17] Ibid.[18] Qtd. by Francis Legge. "Forerunners and rivals of Christianity: primary studies in accounting history from 330 B.C. to 330 A.D". 1950.[19] Louis Bouyer. "The Christian Perforate". pp. 70-.[20] R. Nash, "Christianity and the Hellenistic World" as quoted in Norman Geisler, "Baker's Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics", Astounding Rapids: Baker Books, 1999, p. 492.[21] Withdrawal Wilson, compiled by, "The Outsmart of Rib McDowell: A Disappearing Forgive", Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1993, p. 167.

Ridding A House Of A Ghost

Ridding A House Of A Ghost
To the same extent you need: 9 circus blue candles (VOTIVES Perform Fountainhead) and kyphi oil and incense.

It is relatable to work this spell outstanding nine soap nights for full slap. If you miss a night, keep cover the end of the old, burned candles and start once more with new candles.

Anoint one of the candles and light the incense. Assume a sedate blue light encasing your home and relations members. Go up in flames the candle and say:

"Revolting critters, try these words-

Fly far unacceptable, fly nearly a bird.

Collect me well; I now position

You set out this space, this sacred land.

Out, I say! I order you!

Go peacefully-take drove once more."

Let the candle nil out.

Kyphi oil

Madden (This is a utter combination for banishing destructive and hurtful entities. It also invites good spirits modish the home.)

Cinnamon

Frankincense

Lotus

Myrrh

Pine or Cypress needles

Mode them all modish a powder and nil

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Evening Roundup All Souls Day Missa Requiem Aeternum November 2Nd 2011

Evening Roundup All Souls Day Missa Requiem Aeternum November 2Nd 2011
* "AMERICAN PAPIST (THOMAS PETERS)" >> PENNSYLVANIA BISHOPS CONFERENCE WARNS ABOUT AMERICA "LOSING ITS SOUL"
* "BRIDES OF CHRIST ">> ADORABLE DOMINICAN WEBPAGE
* "CATHOLIC EMBROIDERY" >> THREAD OF BEAUTY: ABOUT OUR DESIGNS
* "CHRONICLES: A MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTURE" >> DINESH D'SOUZA: A CHARLATAN'S COMEUPPANCE (SRDJA TRIFKOVIC)
* "COURAGEOUS PRIEST ">> SISTER MARY ROSE'S FRIENDLY REMINDER
* "COURAGEOUS PRIEST ">> IT'S A MATTER OF INTEGRITY!
* "DOMINE, DA MIHI HANC AQUAM! (FR. PHILIP NERI POWELL, OP)" >> DON'T WAIT...LOVE NOW!
* "HOLY SOULS HERMITAGE - FR. GEORGE DAVID BYERS" >> ALL SOULS DAY - TITULAR FEAST OF HOLY SOULS HERMITAGE
* "HOMILETIC ">"IN THE LIGHT OF THE LAW (DR. EDWARD PETERS) ">> SUMMARY OF THE CLERICAL CONTINENCE DEBATE AND RESPONSE TO A RECENT ROMAN STATEMENT THEREON
* "IN THE LIGHT OF THE LAW (DR. EDWARD PETERS) ">> CDL. BURKE'S SYNODAL INTERVENTION ON ANTINOMIANISM, AND DR. MARTIN'S NEW BOOK ON SALVATION
* "LES FEMMES - THE TRUTH (MARY ANN KREITZER)" >> FR. TUCK GRINNELL AND THE NUNS ON THE BUS
* "MYBROKENFIAT: A JOURNEY TOWARDS THE DIVINE WILL (GINA)" >> LATE PSA FROM YOURS TRULY
* "REFLECTIONS OF A PARALYTIC ">> SUICIDE BY CHOICE? NOT SO FAST.
* "REVEREND KNOW-IT-ALL (FR. RICHARD SIMON) ">> OF TATTOOS AND A LOSS OF FAITH....
* "RORATE CAELI" >> 2012 STATISTICS FOR THE FSSP
* "SANCTE PATER (VINCENZO)" >> ALL SAINTS' DAY CALLS FOR DEEPER BELIEF IN ETERNAL LIFE, POPE SAYS
* "STANDING ON MY HEAD (FR. DWIGHT LONGENECKER) ">> THE STRENGTH OF KOLBE
* "STREETS OF GOLD (OLIVIA)" >> THE LORD IS NEAR
* "THE CHANT CAF'e" >> HOW TO READ LITURGICALLY
* "THE TOF SPOT (MICHAEL FLYNN)" >> EIFELHEIM
* "VULTUS CHRISTI (DOM MARK DANIEL KIRBY) ">> EVENING OF ALL SOULS
* "WHAT DOES THE PRAYER REALLY SAY? (FR. JOHN ZUHLSDORF)" >> SOLEMN REQUIEM... PONTIFICAL
* "WHAT DOES THE PRAYER REALLY SAY? (FR. JOHN ZUHLSDORF)" >> ON THE HUNT FOR CACCIO
* "WORD ON FIRE BLOG" >> SPIRITUALITY: THE FEAST OF ALL SOULS

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Does The Bible Contain Contradictions Part Two

Does The Bible Contain Contradictions Part Two
In this second entry of a mini-series, we continue to review, examine, and reconcile alleged contradictions, discrepancies, or errors found within the Bible. As noted within the text of the previous entry, it is the position of this ministry - and ought to be for all Christians - that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, given to mankind via God the Spirit working through forty different authors over a span of around 1600 years, across three different continents, all with one centralized message: God's plan for the redemption of mankind. In the past, The Truth Ministries has answered objections concerning the authenticity of the Bible we have to day, illustrating the careful and meticulous preservation of the manuscripts, along with the predictive prophecy and archaeological credence. But does the Bible contain contradictions? (Photo credit: Hope Now Bible Church)If the Bible contained contradictions, it would considerably throw into question not only the preservation and accuracy of Scripture, it would throw into question its divine inspiration, and render the Bible unreliable as God's Word. The contradictions discussed and examined within this entry have been taken from the Skeptics Annotated Bible website. One such contradiction is as follows: Who created heaven and earth? "Genesis 1:1 "and "Isaiah 44:24" say that God did - yet" John 1:6-10" and "1st Corinthians 8:6" state that both Jesus and God did. But is there really a contradiction?No, the skeptic merely has a theological misunderstanding. Jesus is God, the Bible attests to this on numerous occasions. The book of John is filled with references to the divine nature of Christ ("John 1, 8:58 "cf." Exodus 3, 10:18, 10:30, 13:13, 13:19, 14:6-11, 17:21, 20:28", etc.), as are the other Gospels. The name that Jesus used often of Himself is the "Son of Man." It has been alleged that he was claiming to be man, yet a examination of the historical context, in regard to the Jewish mindset of the time reveals otherwise. The Jews of this time were expecting the Messiah, and knew the prophecy of "Daniel 7:13-14". It reads:"In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a "Son of Man", coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into His presence. He was given authority, glory, and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never be destroyed" (emphasis added). The Jews understood that this could not be a reference to a mortal king, but a claim to deity. In fact, it was when Jesus claimed to be the "Son of Man," clearly claiming deity, that Caiaphas tore his robe and wanted Jesus eliminated (see "Matthew 26:63-68"). " Credit: Hope Now Bible Church"Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and cast out demons, along with demonstrating a control over nature and creatures. While prophets of the Old Testament accomplished similar feats, Jesus did something they did not: He claimed to forgive sins. Jews understood that only God could forgive sins, yet Jesus forgave sins as if it were His right to. "Colossians 1", "Philippians 2", "Hebrews 1", and "1st John 1" also identify Jesus as God. "Romans 10:9" identifies Jesus as Lord, ("Theos") as does Dr. Luke when calling Christ the "Lord of the Sabbath" ("Luke 6:5"). Paul identifies Jesus as God in "Ephesians 4:4-6", as well as "Titus 2:13", "while we wait for the blessed hope - the appearing of the glory of our great "God and Savior, Jesus Christ" (emphasis added). There is no such contradiction, as Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. (For more information, see entry: "Is Jesus Really God?")Another alleged contradiction involves Jonah. Jonah was a prophet from Gath Hepher, who had restored the "boundaries of Israel from Lebo Hamath to the Dead Sea, in accordance with the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, spoke [to Jonah]." ("2nd Kings 14:25") In the book of "Jonah", we read more about this prophet. The skeptic claims that a contradiction exists: "Was Jonah swallowed by a fish or a whale?" The skeptic quotes "Jonah 1:17", "Now the LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Matthew 12:40" is then quoted, and the text which is quoted is as follows, "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly." The reader may be curious as to what the issue is.The issue is simply this: although whales bear the appearance of fish, according to experts, whales are not fish. Whales breath with lungs and not gills, hence the reason they must surface regularly for air, whales do not lay eggs but rather give birth to - and nurse - their young, and whales have hair, not scales as fish do. The word "ketos" is used to describe the creature which swallowed Jonah up. It has been noted in older entries that there are different translations, but most translations identify" ketos" with "a great [or huge] fish," not a whale. That Jonah was swallowed by a whale is found within children's storybook depictions, but regardless, it is possible that both Jonah and Jesus actually said a whale, not a fish. It is our translation of the word "ketos "that is central. Therefore, we can conclude that there is no contradiction here - just a misuse of different translations.Yet another supposed contradiction involves the location where Moses received the Ten Commandments and the Old Covenant. Several verses in "Exodus", along with "Leviticus 26:46, 27:34" and "Nehemiah 9:13" state that it was at Mount Sinai, whereas "1st Kings 8:9", "2nd Chronicles 5:10" and "Malachi 4:4" state that it was at Mount Horeb. According to the Wikipedia article, "though there is a small body of opinion that Sinai and Horeb were different locations, they are generally considered to have been different names for the same place." The Encyclopedia Britannica will take you to the Mount Sinai entry if you search for Mount Horeb. For centuries, the two mountains have been regarded as the same Mountain. There is no contradiction.A claim of an alleged contradiction concerning Paul and Jesus has also been leveled. It asks, "Did Paul see Jesus on the road to Damascus?" In support of "yes," the skeptic cites "1st Corinthians 9:1", "...Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?" (note that, in reference to the earlier point regarding Jesus, Paul here calls Him Lord). In support of "no," the skeptic cites "Acts 9:8", "Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by hand into Damascus." Verse 9 continues, "For three days he was blind..." The skeptic also cites "1st Corinthians 15:8", "And last of all He appeared to me..." But do these verses present an actual contradiction? Not at all. If anything, the skeptic could have reworded "1st Corinthians 9:1" in support of "no," but aside from this, nowhere does Paul state that He had not seen Jesus. "Acts 9:8", "Saul got up...he could see nothing" takes place directly after Paul has seen Jesus. "Acts 9:4-8" records, "He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? Who are you, Lord?' Saul asked. 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,' He replied. 'Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.' The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing..." The quote was taken out of context. Paul evidently heard and saw the risen Lord - but his companions only heard him. He notes several times that he saw a light and heard Christ in the book of Acts, all within chapters of the event's occurrence. But what about "1st Corinthians 15"? In his book, "The Case for Christ", Lee Strobel interviews several experts - archaeologists, historians, scholars, etc., who make a case for "1st Corinthians 15:3-7" actually having been a creed passed on to Paul around 35 AD when he was in Jerusalem (see "Galatians 1:17-21"). Paul, having seen Christ, adds that "and last of all he appeared to me "also", as to one abnormally born." The skeptic excludes Paul's "also," inferring that He "had" seen Jesus. In its entirety, "1st Corinthians 15:3-8 "(including Paul's addition to the creed concerning himself) reads:"For what I received [the creed] I passed on to you as first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas [Peter], and then to the Twelve. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. [have died] Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all He appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born." Taken in context, Paul is clearly stating in his letter to the church at Corinth (written ca.55 AD) that he had seen Jesus as well. There is no contradiction, but a clear misquoting and misapplication of Scripture. Even if Paul had not been referring to the incident on the road to Damascus, Dr. Luke records that Jesus visited Paul on more than one occasion throughout the book of "Acts" - in physical form.Concerning Paul's visitation of the disciples, the Skeptics Annotated Bible claims a contradiction. "Acts 9:26-28" is quoted as, "And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem" Following this, "Galatians 1:18-19" is quoted, "Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother." The contradiction is alleged as follows: Did Paul visit all of the disciples when he went to Jerusalem after his conversion?Note that in "Acts 9:26-28", nowhere does it state that Paul visited all of the disciples (or apostles), it says, "he assayed to join himself to the disciples... brought him to the apostles..." The does does that state that all of the disciples/apostles met with Paul, just "the disciples/the apostles." It does not necessitate nor should we assume that this means all of them, Paul clears this up when he conveys in "Galatians" that he only visited Peter and James, brother of Jesus. There is no contradiction, merely a misunderstanding of the text on the part of the skeptic leveling the claim. Another supposed contradiction concerns Enoch, who lived in the time before the Global Flood. " EnochAccording to skeptic", the genealogies in "Genesis 5:3-18", "1st Chronicles 1:2", and "Luke 3:37-38" state that Enoch is the sixth from Adam, however, "Jude 14" records, "And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam...". Could this be a contradiction in the Biblical record? "Genesis 5:3-18" records, "Adam... had a son... Seth... [who] became the father of Enosh... [who] became the father of Kenan... [who] became the father of Mahalalel... [who] became the father of Jared... [who] became the father of Enoch. 1st Chronicles 1:1-2" records, "Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch...", and" Luke 3:37-38" records, "...the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God." If Adam is not counted, Enoch would be the sixth from Adam, however, if Adam is included, Enoch is the seventh from Adam. "Genesis", "1st Chronicles" and "Luke" all agree on the lineage in the genealogy. "Jude 14" did not convey that there was an additional person in the lineage nor did it exclude any of those in the lineage, if it had, on that basis it would have been a contradiction. Yet" Jude 14 "merely states, "Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: 'See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of His holy ones..." By excluding Adam from one the seven, the skeptic is basing his claim on a non-existent contradiction. From Adam to Enoch seven generations exist, the text of "Jude" specifies this, and the text found in "Genesis", "1st Chronicles" and "Luke" provides for this. There is "no contradiction", merely a "misapplication" and "an unfounded assumption" by the skeptic. In the final contradiction we will review in this entry of the mini-series, the "Skeptic's Annotated Bible" asks, "Did Adam die on the day he ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Genesis 2:17" is cited as, "But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest ther thou shalt surely die," along with "Genesis 3:6", "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food... she took of the fruit therof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat," and "Genesis 5:5", "And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died." If God had told Adam that he would die if he ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and not only die but die the day of - would this not be considered a contradiction?No, and there are two reasons why. The first, just as God had said, it happened. Adam did not die a physical death, nor had God specified it would be - Adam died a spiritual death, although the gradual process which would culminate 930 years later in his physical death began that day as well. "Romans 3:23", "Ephesians 2:5", "Colossians 2:13", "1st Timothy 5:6" and "James 1:15" all specify that death is a result of sin." Isaiah 59:1-2" and "2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9" tell us that spiritual death is separation from God, and the day upon which Adam disobeyed a direct command of the Creator and ate of the tree, he died spiritually. The second reason is simply this: "Genesis 3:21" records, "The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them." Many biblical scholars agree that this was likely the "first offering", and as such, may have been a lamb - to atone for the sins of Adam and Eve so that they would not die that day, and to clothe them. (Ultimately, Jesus became the final "lamb.")On the basis of the second reason, some have argued that this negates the fact that God's word was true. If God helped - or showed - Adam and Eve how to sacrifice, as He must have at some point as evidenced by the sacrifices of their children, Cain and Abel ("Genesis 4:3-7"), none of this negates the veracity of the word given to Adam by God - because Adam still died a spiritual death, therefore validating God's words to Adam. There is no contradiction here, but yet another misunderstanding of God's Word. While some contradictions may be difficult to answer or reconcile, as Christians we ought to believe that there is an answer, perhaps we simply have not found it yet. The veracity of God's Word ought not be determined based on whether or not a minor detail appears contradictory when in reality it is actually supplementary and easily explained. "Romans 10:9" conveys, "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and if you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Ephesians 2:8-9" reveals that we cannot attain salvation by good works or good deeds, though we are encouraged to do good deeds because we ought to, but only salvation by faith in Christ. Christianity is not without merit, it is supported by archaeology, historical evidence, astronomical and scientific evidence, internal textual consistency, the preservation and accuracy of the Biblical narrative, and the fulfilled predictive prophecies found within - but most of all, it is validated by the resurrection of Jesus, which cannot be explained by any other theory (For answers regarding the different theories on the resurrection, see the entries of the month of April 2011).The Truth Ministries would like to thank you for taking the time to read this entry of "The Truth." This is the second entry in a mini-series on answering alleged contradictions within the Bible. 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