Originally posted by Chasrac64
I got a book " The key Of Solomon The King" ( Mathars) and says that Solomon practiced Black Magic he used all kind of magic. so can anyone
explain this? or did I just waste my money on something that is not well re-searched. They say that this MSS is in British Museum.
I can see how one can be confused over all this. I always thought Kabbalah was a Good teaching and that this is suppose to be a true source of
Knowledge. Solomon learned this, but I was thrown off by this book.
1 King ll:4:
"4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his
God, as was the heart of David his father. 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the
Ammonites. 6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. 7 Then did Solomon build an
high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. 8 And
likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. 9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his
heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, 10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go
after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou
hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy
Originally posted by Legalizer
Quoting the bible as any kind of evidence for anything is just a pure and shining sign of manic insanity. Christians seem to live and feed off of
freaking out about other people's beliefs.
Intolerance bigotry simply exposes the small mind.
Originally posted by Seraphim_Serpente
"Checkers" - Ignorant Posts like yours make me LAUGH! Thanks for the Comic Relief! You are obviously a *LITERAL* Bible
"16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "He who through faith is righteous shall live." 18 For the
wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be
known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal
power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; 21 for although they knew God they did not
honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened."
Furthermore, since most of you claim that the websites I cited don't authenticate Cabalism as the source for magic, witchcraft, sorcery - whatever
word you prefer - well then you have all certainly gone to great extents in this post to confirm that magic is derived from Cabalism - thank you for
making my case for me.
Religion and spirituality are subjective so when statements are made about one's belief or another, people obviously take it personally. My intent
is not to attack individuals but to challenge the premises of Cabalism. The premises that Cabalism are founded on contradict each other and,
therefore, are literally and philosophically absurd. One premise completely annihilates the other leaving no foundation at all. When there is no
foundation then nothing can stand upon it. The Lord Jesus Christ states over and over again in the Bible not to delve into mysteries. Cabalism is
founded on deciphering mysteries.
You cannot overcome the ego by feeding it with control.
The only way to overcome the ego is to surrender control to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Magic, sorcery, etc. also consists of surrendering control but not to God. Humans are not supernatural and do not possess supernatural powers. The
delusion that magic empowers humans with supernatural powers and control is nothing but more smoke and mirrors. If you look beyond the smoke then you
will find something other than God that is performing your magic. If you think God is instructing you to perform magic, sorcery, etc., then you've
encountered something other than God i.e. a deceiving spirit. God is omnipotent and doesn't need your magic for His will to be done. If the spirit
enticing you to practice magic, etc. deceives you into thinking that it is God, and that it needs you to do magic in order for its will to be done -
well then that spirit isn't omnipotent. If the spirit isn't omnipotent, then it is not God.
We exist to further God's glory. You can either choose to believe in a delusion or you can choose to believe in the truth. Whatever you believe or
don't believe, God is going to use you to further His glory. God will even use your delusions to further His glory.
I contend that Cabalism is a delusion because it is founded on contradictions/deceptions.
"3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he
offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their
abominations. 4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they
did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not. 5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word;
Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall
2 Thessalonians 2:7"
"7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one
will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. 9 The coming of the
lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are
to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is
false, 12 so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks to God
always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in
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