RELIGIOUS MIND-CONTOL CULTS by Brian Desborough This website recently received the following inquiry: “I am unable to find information on your research regarding an international church which I have been told is a sect. This church apparently uses the Bible as its basic foundation but subtly changes passages. They are exclusive in that only through this church can one go to heaven. Once you are baptized in the church you are then put onto a performance rating regarding how many people you invite to church and people leaving this church all require counselling due to all the mind manipulation. This is a very interesting query; unfortunately it was posted during David’s current lecture tour, so a staff member asked me to respond. Mention of a membership rating is reminiscent of the numbers game inflicted upon Jehovah’s Witness members. Perhaps it is synchronicity of the worst kind, but as this is being written, Larry Gene Ashbrook has just shot and killed seven members of a Texan church. While Dr. John D.
The Book of Jasher Sacred-textsApocrypha Referred to in Joshua and Second Samuel Faithfully Translated "Is not this written in the Book of Jasher?" This is one of the apochrypal Books of Jasher. There is also another spurious Book of Jasher, published 1750, in which Jasher is treated as the name of the author. This text covers much of the same ground as the traditional Mosaic books of the Bible, from the creation of the world to the death of Moses, albeit with several minor variations. UFO religion A UFO religion is any religion in which the existence of extraterrestrial (ET) entities operating unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are an element of belief. Typically, adherents of such religions believe the ETs to be interested in the welfare of humanity which either already is, or eventually will become, part of a preexisting ET civilization. Others may incorporate ETs into a more supernatural worldview in which the UFO occupants are more akin to angels than physical aliens; this distinction may be a little blurred within the overall subculture. Summary Some adherents believe that the arrival or rediscovery of alien civilizations, technologies and spirituality will enable humans to overcome their current ecological, spiritual and social problems. Notable UFO religions Aetherius Society Church of the SubGenius Heaven’s Gate Universal Industrial Church of the New World Comforter Nation of Islam Motliasm Raëlism Scientology
Images of the True Israelites "VIEWS OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD" (VOL.3)International Publishing Co. Ltd. Jerusalem - 1960 p.110 ... "GENESIS - WORLD OF MYTHS AND PATRIARCHS" by Ada FeyerickNew York University Press - 1996 p.76-77 ... (4) races of Man p.190-191 ... "THE OXFORD HISTORY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD"Edited by Michael D. p.89 ... "EGYPT - 400 YEARS OF ART"by Jaromir MalekPhaidon Press Limited - 2003 London and New York p.253 ... "EVERYDAY LIFE IN BIBLICAL TIMES"National Geographic Society - 1967 p.34-35 ... "COLLINS ATLAS OF THE BIBLE"Edited by James B. p.49 ... "6,000 YEARS OF THE BIBLE"by G.S.WegenerHarpers and Row Publishers - 1963 New York and Evanston p.36-37 ... "THE ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY OF THE WORLD AND IT'S PEOPLE"Vol - Israel and Turkey Greystone Press - 1966 and 1968New York p.94 ... "HEBREWISMS OF WEST AFRICA"by Joseph J. p.82 ... www.churchofgod1896.org/founder.html...image of William S. "THE JERUSALEM CHRONICAL"Vol.9 - No.2 p.3 ... image of Rabbi Arnold J. p.1 ...
untitled Some Definitions By using the terms "cult," "occult," and "New Age," Watchman Fellowship is in no way implying that the followers or leaders are necessarily evil or immoral people. It simply means that such groups seem to promote doctrine or practices which may be considered outside the realm of historic Christianity. Cult By its primary dictionary definition, the term cult just means a system of religious beliefs or rituals. Occult The term, "occult" comes from the Latin occultus or "hidden." Generally the word is used of secret or mysterious supernatural powers or magical, religious rituals. New Age New Age is a recent and developing belief system in North America encompassing thousands of autonomous (and sometime contradictory) beliefs, organizations, and events. 3H0: See Healthy, Happy, and Holy. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: A book by Stephen Covey. Abbey of Thelema, Old Greenwich, CT: Esoteric magic, teachings of Aleister Crowley. Academy for Guided Imagery, Martin L.
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Jesus | Carpe Noctem - Seize the NightCarpe Noctem – Seize the Night The mysterious French organization known as the Priory of Zion may be a nine-hundred-year-old secret society possessing proof that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion. What’s more, it may also be the repository of Europe’s secret history, and indeed the underground annals of all Christendom. Then again, maybe it’s just an extremely elaborate hoax. Whichever, it launched a best-selling book, 1982′s Holy Blood, Holy Grail, by BBC documentary filmmaker Henry Lincoln and historians Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. Lincoln and company set out to write about one of France’s most enduring riddles, the legend of Rennes-le-Chateau, an antique village ensconsed in the Pyrenees mountains. Whatever the theory, Rennes-le-Chateau owes its renaissance as a mystical landmark to a nineteenth-century cleric named Berenger Sauniere, and that is where Lincoln, Baigent, and Leigh began their quest. Whatever it all meant, apparently it became Sauiere’s entrée into a new world, with the accent on worldly.
Sacred texts What is sacred? How do we extract meaning from sacred texts? Where do religious stories come from? How are these stories relevant to people today? The resources in this site will allow you to investigate all these questions and more. Sacred Stories Open the books in this beautiful interactive to explore twelve stories from six different religions. Understanding Sacred Texts This interactive investigates the Abrahamic scriptures by posing a range of questions to a panel of 'experts': faith leaders, educators, young people, theologians and an atheist philosopher. This interactive, featured in the Sacred exhibition, provides background and contextual information for each of the abrahamic faiths. To access further resources, including videos, podcasts, blogs and online texts, visit the British Library's Sacred Contexts pages. ShareThis
Realization of Prophetic Visions Realization of Prophetic Visions By Philip Mark Ames God's Woman The twelfth chapter of the Revelation opens with John's vision of a great heavenly display. John was in spirit and so capable of observing both spiritual and physical realities. This woman is the spiritual, or fifth-dimension, manifestation of human submissiveness to God, Had Adam and Eve and their descendants willingly obeyed God, living in harmony with His standards of righteousness, all mankind would have become the wife of God. After Adam sinned, God's purpose did not change. After Abraham and his wife Sarah had been married for many years, they were still without child. When Hagar's son was fifteen years old, 90-year-old Sarah bore a son to 100-year-old Abraham. The fifty-fourth chapter of Isaiah is addressed to this woman. John saw a crown of twelve stars on the woman's head. The point in time where this scenario begins is just before the death of Jesus Christ. Written by: - - - © 1975 Philip Mark Ames.
Nimrod - Who was he? Was he godly or evil? (WebBible™ Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers ChristianAnswers.Net WebBible Encyclopedia <div><a href="/cgi-bin/search/search.cgi">Search our site</a></div> by Bible archaeologist Dr. David P. Livingston, Associates for Bible Research Originally established by Nimrod (Gen. 10:11), and today known as Nimrud, Calah became an important city in Iraq. Nimrod was a very significant man in ancient times, the grandson of Ham and great-grandson of Noah. This was also part of Nimrod's kingdom (Gen. 10:11). Often attributed to Nimrod, the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:19) was not a Jack and the Beanstalk-type of construction, where people were trying to build a structure to get into heaven. Nimrod revealed The Bible states… Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the Earth. Many consider this to be a positive, complimentary testimony about Nimrod. Cultural Connections in the Ancient Near East In the post-Flood genealogical records of Genesis 10 we note that the sons of Ham were: Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan. The Gilgamesh Epic
Boulay Chapter 4 By R. A. Boulay 1990 Editorial Comments By Roberto Solàrion 1997 Chapter 4 Is there evidence in Western religious literature that corroborates the activities of the Anunnaki as it is found in the numerous myths, poems, and hymns of Mesopotamia? There is a large body of religious literature besides the Book of Genesis which deals with the period before the Deluge. Much of what is not intelligible in these ancient religious writings is explained in part in the large library of available Sumerian, Babylonian and other cuneiform inscriptions. Much as Biblical apologists have tried to avoid or cloud the issue of the origin of the Old Testament, the historical facts clearly show that its antecedents are in the valley of Mesopotamia. The actual language of the Sumerians was superseded rather early by Akkadian, a Semitic tongue. It should be more widely realized that when those famous Biblical figures Noah and Abraham lived, there was no such thing as a Hebrew in existence.