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Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


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Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

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Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.

Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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Capital Punishment Is Sanctioned By The Bible

Christians and believers in the Bible, the Word of God calls for the death penalty for first degree murder, rape, and other acts of violence. The Bible tells us to behold the goodness AND the severity of God whose Word--including in the New Testament--does NOT speak against capital punishment Read the scriptural proof now.

La Biblia sanciona la pena capital

Cristianos y creyentes en la Biblia, la Palabra de Dios pide la pena de muerte para el asesinato en primer grado, la violación y otros actos de violencia. La Biblia nos dice que contemplemos la bondad Y la severidad de Dios, cuya Palabra -incluso en el Nuevo Testamento- NO habla en contra de la pena capital. Lea ahora la prueba bíblica.

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Can Evil Spirits Be Transferred from One Person to Another?


Lay Hands Suddenly on No Man (1 Timothy 5:22)

Some teach that the Scripture of 1 Timothy 5:22 is biblical proof that devils can be transferred from one person to another through the laying on of hands. That's because in the Scripture, the apostle Paul says to Timothy, "Lay hands suddenly on no man." But is that enough to make such a strong statement? No, we do not believe it is. Although we do believe that evil spirits can be transferred from one person to another through the laying on of hands, 1 Timothy 5:22 does not explicity say that. We simply read, "Lay hands suddenly on no man." But, we're not exactly told why we are to be careful about laying hands on people. Nothing is said about the transfer of demons. Therefore, we must ask ourselves if the transfer of evil spirits from one person to another is possible and probable...according to the Scriptures as a whole. Answering this question will help us to understand real life cases in which it appears as though demons were indeed transferred from one person to another through the laying on of hands.

The Transfer of Demons: A True Case?

One night during worship service in church, a parishoner suddenly began to writhe and slither like a snake. As he hissed, he repeatedly stuck his tongue out and drew it back in. This shocking display was accompanied by forceful spitting. The pastor's wife made her way to where the young man was, laid hands on him, and attempted to cast the demon out. Later, to the surprise of others, she displayed similar behavior...behavior she had not displayed before that incident in the church. Did one or more demons that possessed the young man transfer into her? Let's turn to the Scriptures of the Bible for answers.

What Can Happen When We Lay Hands on Someone

Let us consider very carefully the truths that are revealed in the Scriptures in which someone lays his hands on someone else.

In 1 Timothy 4:14, Paul says to Timothy, "Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery."

This Scripture reveals that a gift was given to Timothy through the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. The gift was from God, who is a Spirit (St. John 4:24). Therefore, something spiritual was placed in Timothy when hands were laid on him.

Leviticus 16:21 says, "And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat."

In this Old Testament Scripture we see that by laying his hands on the goat, all the sins, iniquities and transgressions of Israel were--in the spiritual realm-transferred from Israel to the goat in order to spare Israel. By the way, the Old Testament goat is a shadow of the Lord Jesus who is the "scapegoat" for everyone in the entire world who will receive Him as Savior. Once we confess our sins, repent and are forgiven by God, our sins are transferred away from us to Him. But the point on which we're now focussing is that a spiritual transfer actually took place when Aaron laid his hands on the goat.

Now let us look at the passage of Luke 8:43-46 in which we see the correlation between one touch, and the actual movement of spiritual power. We read, "And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, Who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, Master, the multitude throng Thee and press Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me; for I perceived that virtue has gone out of Me."

Virtue is power. And the power that worked in Jesus was the Holy Spirit Himself. That means that through a touch, the Holy Spirit was moved to heal. In fact, we read that Jesus says virtue (power) went out of Him. While that does not mean that He lost power, it does mean there was actual movement of that power out toward the woman He healed. Yes, the woman had faith. Nevertheless, power went out of Christ when she touched His garment.

And let us consider the passage of Acts 8:14-17. We read, "Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John, who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost. For as yet He was fallen upon none of them. Only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost."

We are NOT saying that the Holy Ghost in Peter and John was transferred to the new believers. First, the Holy Spirit is omnipresent, so there's no need for a transfer. Second, this was not a transfer of any sort. However, there is a reason why the passage tells us that hands were laid on them. We see that laying hands on someone is no small matter, because a response from the spiritual realm might occur.

Now then, with the laying on of hands, we've seen the transfer of sin. We've seen that a gift from God was placed in someone through laying hands on him. We've seen power go out of Jesus, because someone touched Him. Note that although the Scripture says she indeed only touched the border of Christ's garment, Christ said He Himself was touched. He said, "Somebody hath touched Me." So, we don't really know whether touching His garment equated to touching His person, or whether she meant to touch only His garment, but ended up touching Him. The important point is Jesus said she touched Him. And that touch caused spiritual power to go out of Him.

We've even read the passage in which people received the Holy Spirit when hands were laid on them. In light of these Scriptures, there's no denying the spiritual power associated with a touch and the laying on of hands. Sin, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, divine gifts and healing are all very real in the spiritual world. And all these things moved, transferred or were granted through the laying on of hands. Nevertheless, does that give us a definite answer to the question of whether evil spirits can be transferred from one person to another through the laying on of hands?

Let's consider the case of a man in the Bible called Simon...a man who practiced sorcery. We know that the practice of sorcery definitely involves working with demons, devils and evil spirits of all kinds. We read, "There was a certain man called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one. To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God." (Acts 8:9-10)

It is known among witches, wizards, sorcerers and practitioners of every type of magic that evil spirits that possess a person can be transferred to someone else. And yes, the laying on of hands is practiced among worshipers of Satan. Why is that? Is this why we read, "And when Simon saw that through the laying on of hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost"?

In light of all the Scriptures we've considered as well as the true case in which the pastor's wife laid hands on a demon-possessed individual, and then later appeared to be demon-possessed herself, we do not doubt that it is very possible for the transfer of demons to take place through laying hands on someone. Is this why Paul warned Timothy, saying, "Lay hands suddenly on no man." (1 Timothy 5:22) Paul would not have said this to prevent Timothy from indiscriminately transferring the Holy Spirit to people, because God is the only One who controls His Spirit. Paul would not have said this to prevent Timothy from indiscriminately passing out divine gifts. God is the only One who grants heavenly gifts. Paul would not have said this to prevent Timothy from transferring any of his sins into other people. Remember that Timothy had received Jesus as His Savior, so his sins had already been transferred to Christ. The only conclusion to come to is that Paul wanted to protect Timothy from something evil that's associated with haphazardly laying hands on people. There is only good and evil. We do not protect people from what is good. Therefore, Paul aimed to protect Timothy from all sorts of evil that might be associated with the laying on of hands.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we should not be afraid to lay hands on someone, nor should we live in fear of someone laying hands on us. Remember that Scripture plainly shows us how the Lord works in the laying on of hands. And we do not want to reject anything from God. It's just that we should be fully aware that the laying on of a hands is NEVER to be taken lightly.

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