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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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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

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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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God's Word on Ghost Hunting and Real Exorcism


What is popularly known as ghost hunting and real exorcism, involves the investigation and attempt to prove the reality of paranormal phenomena. Often, the various electronic devices such as cameras are employed in the operation of ghost hunting who come from all walks of life and religious adherences, including Christianity.

Christians certainly have not been immune to experiencing paranormal phenomena in their lives. However, Christians claim that the guide book on righteous living is the Holy Bible in which is found the answers to the seemingly inexplicable. Nevertheless, in the quest to understand paranormal phenomena, often the believers cannot be distinguished from the unbelievers as both groups are found seeking answers in the same ways and sources--ghost hunting and real exorcism.

All spirit beings, are either good or evil. They are angels in the kingdom of God, the holy angels, or in the kingdom of Satan, the fallen angels that rebelled against God, including Satan himself, also known as the Serpent, the Dragon, and Beelzebub (King James Bible, Revelation. 12.7-9, 2 Peter. 2.4, Luke 15.10, Matthew. 12.24). Man also has a spiritual body that is either under the influence of evil or good (1 Thessalonians 5.23). It is no wonder that people experience paranormal phenomena and seek help through ghost hunting and real exorcism.

In summary, there's no neutral or middle ground when it comes to paranormal phenomena. There are no grey or fuzzy areas when it comes to ghost hunting and exorcism. The Bible, from cover to cover, always compares and contrasts only two sides. A person is either with Jesus or he is against him (Matthew 12.30). He drinks from the cup of the Lord or the cup of devils and partakes of the table of either the Lord or the table of devils (1 Corinthians 10.21). His name is written in the book of life or it is not written (Revelation 20.15). Every spirit in existence is either holy, serving Christ, or unholy, being against Christ (1 John 4.1-3). This is the first truth to grasp when seeking understanding of paranormal phenomena, ghost hunting, and exorcism.

This truth gives rise to the question of whether the spirits that ghost hunters and those who believe in exorcism investigate are good or evil? Among some of the things they are said to be are visiting spirits of the deceased and poltergeists. "Spirits of the Deceased," simply and thoroughly explains the great and terrible deception behind "contact" with the dead, a question the Bible puts to rest. Concerning the other spirits, it can be said assuredly that they are all evil based on what is consistently seen in biblical scripture regarding ghost hunting, paranormal phenomena, and exorcism.

Haunted and enchanted buildings and places are the residences of spirits that frequent them in various ways and forms. They may appear to be a deceased person who is seen and/or heard, usually in a certain location of the building or at a regular and specific time. Sometimes these beings claim to hold valuable information or to have messages for the living and those in the "natural" realm. In order to get their messages, cooperation with them is required. This may be anything from the use of a Ouija board, to the performance of a seance, to the employment of a psychic medium through which the spirit will speak.

Nowhere in scripture can the holy angels of God ever be found haunting any place, thing or geographic area for no apparent reason, causing fear and confusion. They do not cause this type of paranormal phenomena. They are never seen being summoned by the will of man; in other words, they are not chased by ghost hunters. There's never any mention of them emitting an odor of sulfur, as is reported being the case found by ghost hunters and those who practice exorcism. Although they are seen appearing in the form of man (Hebrews 13.2), it's clearly stated that that is the case. They are never seen possessing or even temporarily using a man's body as a medium in any way. On the contrary, they never fail to make themselves visible whether in angelic or mortal form whenever they are dispatched to deal directly with a man. They are never seen just showing up to make things move or happen without reason and shrouded in mystery. Even the holy angel in the scripture of St John 5.3-4 that troubled the water, acted with a clear purpose which was for the healing of the first person to step into the pool after its troubling. No one is seen being afraid of the angel, attempting to talk to him, summon him, worship him, or see or hear him. The servants of God in biblical scripture never had to participate in ghost hunting to obtain a message from a holy angel. The angel always spoke clearly in the deliverance of his message. He made known his purpose for appearing, and usually never showed up again. If he gave any instructions, they were clearly understood by the recipient. His messages were always in agreement with God's word, and in some way, glorified the Lord. God's angels are seen announcing the deliverance of Israel, God's people, announcing the birth of the Christ, God's Son, and rescuing the righteous, God's servants. Otherwise, their work remained and still remains invisible and inaudible to man. These truths are in sharp contrast to the paranormal phenomena that exists because of the activity of unholy spiritual beings, also known as demons and devils.

Should the scriptural examples be the basis for doctrine concerning paranormal phenomena, ghost hunting, and exorcism? Yes, because in the scripture of II Timothy 3.16, the apostle Paul taught the Christian that, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."

Scripture speaks against the actual activities of ghost hunting and exorcism even more forcefully through direct commandments and prohibitions. Among these activities is the attempt to capture proof of the existence of spirits through technology. Again, these spirits have been established as evil beings. Such proof includes the taking of photographs of spirits. It's interesting to learn that the Bible identifies all idol gods as being devils and therefore evil spirits (1 Corinthians 10.19-20). What have idols to do with the evil spirits that ghost hunters investigate? Everything, as it's seen in scripture that God commanded the absolute destruction of any and all images and pictures of any kind of evil being (Exodus 23.24, Leviticus 26.30, Numbers 33.52, Deuteronomy 7.5, 2 Kings 23.24, Jeremiah 8.19).

It might be said there's no wrong in attempting to photograph the spirits during ghost hunting as long as they're only for the purpose of proving paranormal phenomena without the "use" of religion. However, there's always a "reason" to overstep what God has said. These commands were given to the children of Israel, God's people, of whom Christians are, as they moved into the land of Canaan where pagans had lived and set up images of evil beings. Israel could have easily reasoned that there was no need to destroy the images since it meant the destruction of artifacts which were monetarily and culturally valuable. Instead, they did as they were told and broke, cut, smashed to pieces and burned the images and pictures of devils and "ghosts" as God had said. They did not do ghost hunting and they never performed an exorcism. Whenever they did not obey this commandment of the Lord, they could not escape the influence of evil which remained because of their disobedience. They could not escape evil paranormal phenomena.

Those who practice ghost hunting and exorcism also desire and attempt to record the voices and sounds of evil beings. Again, it's interesting to see how Jesus prohibited evil spirits from speaking out. He did not want their voices heard, no matter what their message was. What is more is that it's seen that Jesus' followers did likewise, and forbade evil spirits to speak. How will a Christian persist to do the opposite of the author of Christianity, Christ himself? In the scripture of St. Luke 4.33-35, it's recorded that, "...There was a man which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, saying, Let us alone. What have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? ...And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace (be silent)....

The same truth may be read in St. Mark 1.23-25.

It should be remembered that holy angelic beings in service to God have the express purpose of ministering to those who are saved from their sins through their obedience to Christ. In the first chapter of the book of Hebrews, Paul gives instruction specifically on the holy angels of God. Verse 14 is where he writes, "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?"

The word of God says these holy angels are sent forth, not summoned. They have a declared purpose which is to serve them that serve Christ. There is no ghost, spook, thing that goes bump in the night, poltergeist, demon, devil, or so-called "departed" spirit that ministers to the people of God in the Bible. Why would God have them to suddenly start being involved in paranormal phenomena?

Ghost hunting almost always leads to the anti-biblical practice of exorcism which is nothing but witchcraft. Will a man disobey God in pursuing ghost hunting and yet use God's power in exorcism? "Exorcism" is very simple to explain according to God's word which reveals his method. Jesus, being God himself, expelled demons and put them to flight by his word alone. His followers, having no power of themselves, cast devils out by the power that's in his name. However, it must be noted and understood that exorcism can and does take place in the name of false Christs. Jesus warned saying, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name have cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity (wickedness) (St. Matthew 7.22-23). This is the terrible deception to which one exposes himself if he practices ghost hunting and exorcism.

Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits, the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but, who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus, and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified (The Acts 19.13-17). All who continue to practice ghost hunting and exorcism in response to paranormal phenomena willfully sin against God.
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This is a very interesting sight for me as a Christian, and as a woman pulled to consel victims of severe spiritual warfare that are linked to Paranormal experiences. Can you please suggest some books to me that will follow along with the God perspective of the issue?
by: Sho~Shawnee Hawkins
Posted on 2011-02-01 03:35:14

To Sho~Shawnee Hawkins:

We tend to recommend our books and studies because we know exactly what is being taught in them. You might want to consider our ebook, "Can Christians Be Cursed Through Witchcraft?" Please see the advertisement along the left side of the site. We will be publishing more material in the form of studies and books in the very near future.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-02-01 04:41:53

Demons do disguise as spirits but God also wants us to be careful and don't put it out as being judgmental. You said it yourself that ghosts are real.

And another thing is if there are more than one kind of demon, devil, and or angel..I think that the only reason why we should not get involve with ghost hunting and paranormal phenomena is because being able to identify if the spirit is sincerely and truly good and not evil is very confusing, contradicting, and virtually involves patience.

That would explain why people relied on ghost hunting. It is the lack of patience to perceive the truth from God. And if all ghosts are only evil...then I suggest that not only should people but also the Church should use their ministering ways to ask for God's power to banish evil spirits that are haunting places including the cemeteries where loved ones are buried.

It's said that God does not expect us to be victims and he can do what is impossible. He can't do anything that is for us to do what's not impossible until it get's to the point that we tried and did everything we could in our own power. But also from the sounds of this, we can not do anything about the bad spirits lingering about here where we are living except God.
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-03 22:15:29

Being judgmental about those whom died is no different than being judgmental on people whom have not even met before. Judgment can only be fair to some level, but it's not if you judge by their cover. What if the spirit or ghost is not at all demonic and/or evil? I know what is said through the scriptures. But are there any different types of angels and demons that are literally mistaken as being a ghost?
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-03 22:23:51

To Zach:

No person, dead or alive, is being judged. No angelic being, dead or alive, is being judge. Please state exact wording in the article that translates to judging. Providing what scripture says is not judging, it is providing what God's word says.

God's word states exactly why Christians should not participate in ghost hunting and busting. That reason is not related to distinguishing between good and evil beings. It is for the reasons stated in the article, every one of which is fully supported by scripture that was stated and can easily be verified.

No, Christians are not left helpless when it comes to ridding haunted places of evil spirits. The specific focus of the article is on the scriptures that warn believers not to resort to ghost hunting and busting to solve the problem of haunted places. God's guidance must be sought in such situations. The article: Authority in the Name of Jesus and Spiritual Warfare focuses on this aspect of the problem. It's quite long, so if you don't want to read it, the basic message is the need for believers to engage in spiritual warfare under God's guidance for this and other situations involving evil spirits.

You asked: "What if the spirit or ghost is not at all demonic and/or evil?" Scripture that explains that ALL angelic beings are evil or good was provided. This is the word of God confirming that no angelic spirit is neutral. Remember that the word "angel" does not refer exclusively to holy angels in service to God. It refers also to the evil spirits in service to Satan. Scripture speaks of "evil angels" in Psalm 78:49. Holy and Evil angels both have been mistaken for ghosts--or at least they have frightened people. However, they are not a special type; they are still either holy, being in service to God, or evil, being in service to Satan. Those are the only types of angelic beings. Perhaps reading Is There Such a Thing As Neutral Supernatural Beings? would be of some help on this topic.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-04 03:11:59

In theology reference; what are the indicators that the spirit is evil? And what are the indicators that the spirit is not evil and is good? Logically people are frightened of seeing a spirit because of the fact that normally we don't see and/or hear any of them, even though it may seem at first intentional...but what if it was not intentional?

If there are no types of good and evil entities then that leaves me to wonder: Do precisely all angels have wings? Or do they not have wings? And do all demons have horns and/or tails? And do all demons have the ability to use a guise for deception?

I wondered if whether or not that the spirit world is actually "here" and it is unknown though because normally it is best not to talk so much at all about the spirits in the afterlife realm. Cause if it is, then generally that does explain why animals and in rarity people tend to see an apparition of either a Holy or Fallen Angel.
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-05 19:06:56

When I talk to people who believe in God opinion varies. Since then, I have got tendency to be really cautious on what I believe in regards to spirits/entities and the paranormal. When I have got to the point of believing subjectively on the differences of good and evil spirits...that feeling changes about my belief overtime because I keep thinking the fact that in all cultures everyone has a different opinion and belief of what is true and what is not.

By this I keep thinking that fact, which is: that there are no objective or absolute truths, as well as morals. Since no one's opinion is more valuable than anyone else's, each of us must personally decide what is right and wrong-for us. I think that goes for the same with what is both true and a fact on particular subjects that is of course mentioned in the Bible.

I'm a skeptic and at the same time open-minded. What bothers me is the opinions from others. Because I feel that what is possible is either impeached or shunned and not respected. For instance, my grandmother said that there is no such thing as ghosts. Because it is a catholic belief. And one of her friends that I visited who is also religious believes that there is such thing as ghosts, but they are all evil. (Like you've mentioned there are no such thing as neutral spirits)

I tend to believe that there are ghosts, but they're confused with the good and evil angels. That both ghosts even angels and demons are exaggerated by Hollywood and other produced film companies who don't follow and go by what was based from the scriptures of the Bible on their description and capabilities. (Yeah, I know free will and faith)

But when I express what I think and believe, I base it on facts and also I only believe that the paranormal incident is authentic if supported by scientific evidence. If the evidence is not at all fabricated and tampered, and yet the occurance allegedly claimed as paranormal is authentic because there is no natural explanation...then I believe it.

I take it that I should find the truth myself under the Bible including christian angelology and christian demonology. Since what is said in the Bible is true. But that leaves one little question: Does the Bible state the entire truth? Or only partially? I was notified that were not supposed to know everything.
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-05 19:32:02

To Zach:

The Bible was directly inspired by God as evident in its infallible teachings on the various sciences such as biology, physics, astronomy, chemistry, as well as other sciences. God's word has been proven flawless in its teachings of prehistory, history, mathematics, and other disciplines, not to mention the thousands of prophecies that have been fulfilled to the letter. If you doubt that these things are true, please read:

A Free Sunday School Lesson on Amazing Bible Facts

Now, keeping in mind that the Bible is flawless in science, history, prophecy, and everything else, we know that it is flawless in its spiritual teachings, because it was inspired by a spirit--the Spirit of God. This is the application of common sense and critical thinking. The Bible is not man's opinion; nor is interpretation of the scriptures left to man's interpretation. This is why we read: "...NO prophecy of the scripture is of any private (personal) interpretation" (2 Peter 1:20). The apostle Paul said, "And be found in him, not having mine OWN righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ..." (Philippians 3:9). Paul's own righteousness would have been according to his own opinion of what was right and what was wrong. Interpretation of any law by personal opinion is unacceptable. Murderers don't see anything wrong with killing. The law says otherwise and does not care what they think. There has to be a standard that everyone must follow or chaos ensues. If man's law requires such order, are we to think that the law of Christ is left to the opinion of sinful man? Again, that would not be critical thinking or the use of common sense. Are there partial truths in the Bible? Jesus said, "Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth" (St. John 17:17). He didn't say partial truth; he said truth.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-05 23:21:58

To Zach:

You asked: "In theology reference; what are the indicators that the spirit is evil? And what are the indicators that the spirit is not evil and is good?" You also mentioned about the possible physical appearance of evil spirits and of angels of God.

Our articles below deal with those questions:

Testing Messages from Angels

What Does the Devil Look Like?
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-05 23:36:07

Ok, so in your correction...when he said truth he meant absolute truth? I mistakenly added morals because my main concern was truth not the morals...I honestly agree with the perception and reasoning on morals and ethics.
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-06 06:19:28

So by looking into all scriptures within the Bible...we can know exactly everything that exists? Is there an original Bible that was kept? Were there any copies of it in case the church of Jerusalem was seized and attacked by the Romans so long ago?
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-06 06:29:18

To Zach:

Why would we think that we can know everything that exists by looking into the scriptures? Do we not read, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts" (KJV, Isaiah 55:8-9). This is only one of literally a number of scriptures that let man know that his mind cannot even be compared to God's mind. The Lord is the only one who knows everything.

It can boldly be said, however, that the scriptures give us ALL that we need to know to live righteously before God--according to HIS righteousness, not ours. That is what each person would do well to concern himself with, because the day is coming when we will have to die. We read, "ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS." (2 Timothy 3:16).

Regarding the preservation of the Christian Bible, please refer to:

The Apocrypha (The "missing" books of the Bible)

Regarding your comment on the Lord's statement about truth, yes, he meant absolute truth, which covers morals according to HIS righteousness, not man's.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-07 01:12:04

As I added earlier before your reply...morals is not my center of attention at the moment, it is truth. I appreciate your insight though. You asked at the first sentence to your paragraph, "why would we think we know everything that exists by looking into the scriptures?" Because it's been said by relatives in my family that your supposed to believe everything that is said in the Bible.

That all the absolute truths and morals on everything without any contradictions and vagueness is all in the Bible. As you only stated here the Bible is for everyone to read and learn on how and what to do in order to live RIGHTEOUSLY not to know ALL the reasons and facts about area of subjects that exists.

And I'm not intending to judge or jump to any conclusions by your replies sound as if precisely everything; all explanations,facts/truths on subjects both natural and supernatural is in the Bible scriptures. So I was right on one thing there is a reason we can only know so much that is not even close to the knowledge that is known by God.

My point exactly is religious or not, one person's conclusion is not exactly the same from others either. Based on their interpretations from scripture and personal experiences.

by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-07 01:55:55

To Zach:

There's nothing wrong with your relatives telling you to believe everything in the Bible. In fact, they did well to tell you that. Please don't take this as criticism, but, there is something wrong with even remotely relating believing the entire Bible to knowing all that exists.

The scripture of St. John 21:25 lets us know that if every single work of Jesus had been recorded, the number of books it would take could not fit in the entire earth; and this is speaking only of the works of Jesus. So, believing everything in the Bible does not equate to knowing everything that exists.

You said, "Morals is not my center of attention at the moment, it is truth." Although man separates morals and truth. Please remember that the word of God teaches that morals are defined by truth; there is NO separation. Those who want to keep them separate will never come to understand or accept the scriptures that do not separate them. Again, truth, according to man, can be separated from morals. God's truth, the only real truth, cannot be separated from morals.

Finally, it was already mention that personal interpretation of scripture is not righteousness or truth. Personal experience does not dictate interpretation of scripture. Scripture interprets scripture to such an extent that it can be called a commentary to itself. It is totally illogical to think that a hundred different "interpretations" of scripture can all be right; they cannot all be truth. Either the sky is blue or it isn't; and if you're looking through glasses that change the color to orange, the sky is still blue, though you see the falsehood of another color.

Differing "interpretations" always disappear when a specific scripture or topic is brought to light. Using generalities regarding "interpretation" is one of many methods to avoid facing truth. Again, please don't become defensive. We are speaking of existing attitudes and strategies. We are not saying that YOU hold those attitudes. Not even man's law of the land is left to the interpretation of the individuals of a society, among whom are criminals. Why would the law of God be left to the interpretation of man when man does not even allow his law to be interpreted by other men? When the law of the land says murder is a crime; it is a crime whether the murderers of the land agree or not.

God interprets his own law. However, many reject his law, but don't want their rejection labeled for what it is, so they simply say, "We all have our interpretation of the scriptures." Such words should raise suspicion.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-07 17:00:53

*Sigh* that's the problem then I don't take into consideration from other people's answers without feeling offended. I admit I still need to work on that. But where exactly did I mention anything in generalization in regard to interpretation?? Truth is not just stated specifically, some also is in general too. Other words; truth does apply in generalities and specifics too. Since that comes in understanding differences.

If I mention anything in generalization, that was my bad. I just felt that what you said is what your implicating. That's what got me to feel defensive. I never once believe things until it is what I see and not what I hear or read. I also tend to investigate on what I see to be aware on what is true from what I saw. I didn't mean to reply in what seemed completely illogical or even irrational. I have been judged on what I believe for a lack of reasoning to it.

All I'm aware now is that God made me different and unique from everyone else from those who I know well and those who I don't know well at all. There is some reason and understanding why that is. It's just simply frustrating how that is, that I can only take in and accept with what I do believe...but just knowing that when people die...they're judged. He does not only judge on what you do though, does he judge on what you believe based on the sense of how you interpreted what is said in God's word from what is said in scripture?
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-07 19:54:44

I read about the article on the Apocrypha...if those are not God's word like all the rest in the Bible, then why added it in? For what purpose?

by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-07 20:51:08

To Zach:

We're neither the ones who added in words that are not inspired by God to the Bible, nor are we among the people who believe them. Therefore, we are not the ones to whom the question of why that material was added should be directed.

Regarding generalities, you did speak about people interpreting God's word in differenct ways. "People" denotes the GENERAL belief that there's various interpretations.

You said, "I never once believe things until it is what I see and not what I hear or read." We believe Jesus would say to you what he said to DOUBTING Thomas. The Lord said, "Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed. Blessed are they that have NOT seen, and yet have believed.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-08 17:36:17

By the way...I forgot to add that I must study further what is in the Bible, I honestly have belief in God and his son Jesus. Both are separate. Because as you advised me days ago...God is a spirit. I believe in what I'm taught and follow it as well in seeing evidence and proof. But I'm careful on not believing information from every source there is.

Source meaning people or persons. Therefore, I feel it is best to keep an open mind than to not because then it will backfire.
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-10 08:37:18

To Zach:

You write, "you advised me days ago...God is a spirit."

Correction, we did NOT ADVISE you to believe God is a spirit. We gave you scripture where God says that God is a spirit (Jesus is God).

You write, "I'm careful on not believing information from every source there is". Our question to you: What is special about that? Anyone who believes every single source of information available cannot even be considered intelligent, especially when keeping in mind that Satan is a liar, yet he can serve as a source of some information.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-11 06:27:22

Who said that is special? It is the truth about me. Cause obviously you are judging me now, and in note you seem offensive when you mentioned long ago also that God's knowledge is not all compared to man. Correction...I never stated anywhere in my replies that I believe in every single source of information available.

Literally, I don't even believe every word what I was told by my sibling who is older than me, and I just simply accepted to hear her opinion, even though I totally disagree. Do you believe in even just some info that was mentioned by mental health care professionals when you visit a doctor before? Have you question what is said is true before if it is not completely from the Bible?? Do you keep an open mind or is your mind closed?

You noted also in your last sentence, "especially when keeping in mind that Satan is a liar, yet he CAN serve as a source of SOME information. There is no mid-ground on that exactly, it is either he DOES or he DOESN'T. Again you mentioned the fact that indeed: The Devil is a liar.

by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-11 19:36:15

To Zach:

You write: "Who said that is special? It is the truth about me."

Our response: This is NOT about the truth about you, or us, or anyone else. This is about the truth of God's word. How many times have we repeated that? Your comments are becoming more and more off topic. What is the title of this content? It is: God's Word on Ghost Hunting and Real Exorcism. It is NOT: What Zach Believes

It is NOT about a closed mind. It is NOT about an open mind. It is NOT about a half-closed/half-opened mind. It is NOT about doctors. It is NOT about mental health care. It is NOT about personal opinion. It is NOT about extra-biblical sources of information. IT IS ABOUT GOD'S WORD ON GHOST HUNTING AND REAL EXORCISM. That is what THIS and other content on this site is about. We repeat, if you do not like what you read here, why are you so "fascinated" with our content that you find the time to comment and question us every day? If you don't like ALL focus being on God's Word, you have two options. You can read our non-Christian content or you can avoid Heavenly Manna.

Yes, the Devil is a liar, and a deceiver, and one who encourages attention away from who it is all about--Jesus, the one who defeated and put him to shame at calvary.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-11 20:58:29

I have crossed the line there. I have to mention that even though I was off topic...I'm not against God's word. But I feel that I'm at peace because your interpretation of his word is not all alike others. I blew it out of proportion.
by: Zach
Posted on 2011-09-11 21:49:16

To Zach:

You write: "your interpretation of his word is not all alike others." You've said that already. Why are you repeating it? Do you enjoy other people's "interpretation" of the Bible? If so, why do you not visit the sites that give the "interpretations" you like instead of making numerous comments/questions here?
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-09-11 22:01:04

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