Tag: history

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What is the “Divine Council”?

Several biblical texts describe a “divine council” of celestial beings who serve God and engage in decision-making, known as “sod.” These beings, while diverse, are depicted as subordinate to the Creator. Prophets sometimes access “sod” for divine revelations. Scriptures such as 1 Kings 22, Isaiah 6, and Jeremiah 23 illustrate this concept, differentiating true prophets who witness these councils from false ones. Psalm 82 and Amos 3:7 further highlight the council’s role in divine plans, as does the Book of Job.

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How the Bible Came to Be

The Bible, a collection of 66 canonical books, represents scripture recognized by early Christians and confirmed through consistent divine inspiration rather than church councils. The Old Testament matches the Hebrew Bible’s 24 scrolls; the New Testament has universal agreement on its 27 books among churches. Discrepancies arise with apocryphal and pseudepigraphal writings, debated for centuries. Central to the canon’s formation was the Holy Spirit’s guidance, distinguishing God-inspired texts from others, resulting in enduring Christian scripture.

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There Are Other Gods in Christianity

The author explores the notion of multiple gods in Christianity, considering translation errors and ancient language complexities. They reference scholarly work and texts, questioning traditionally accepted interpretations of the Bible. Acknowledging the presence of other gods in biblical passages, they suggest these deities represent fallen angels and liken global serpent worship to this perspective. The summary of biblical monotheism evolving over time implicates redactions in creating a monotheistic narrative from polytheistic origins.

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The Mystical History Behind the Tarot

This blog post delves into the life and artistic contributions of Pamela Colman Smith, particularly her role in designing the iconic Rider-Waite tarot deck. It explores the influences on Smith’s work, including her involvement in the suffragist movement and her spiritual journey, which culminated in her conversion to Catholicism. The post examines the intersection of mysticism and tarot, highlighting how Smith’s illustrations bridge the realms of occultism and spirituality. It also reflects on the enduring appeal of the tarot as a tool for introspection and self-discovery, drawing parallels between Smith’s life experiences and the themes depicted in her tarot cards. Ultimately, the blog post underscores the profound connection between mysticism and the tarot, emphasizing their role in guiding seekers along the path of spiritual enlightenment.

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Embracing the Harmony: Exploring the Intersection of Christian Witchcraft and Herbalism

In a world of diverse spiritual beliefs, the intersection of Christianity, witchcraft, and herbalism may seem paradoxical to some. However, there is a growing movement of individuals who identify as Christian witches, embracing both their Christian faith and the ancient practice of herbalism. This article aims to shed light on how a person can reconcile their Christian beliefs with the healing power of plants, demonstrating that herbalism and witchcraft can coexist within a Christian framework.

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Lilith. Adam’s First Wife?

Perhaps that is why you enjoy reading my thoughts on things like this, because I’m honest. I say it the way it is. I’m not afraid to call out the shit in the Bible that I find confusing, yet still love God and believe in Jesus (and say shit without feeling bad).

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