Looking Back

As I’ve followed the path of Christianity, there have been many frustrations along the way with the church as a whole.  Things taught, things not taught… Denominational squabbling, etc..

Until last week’s taping.. (note to self: never do an interview on that little sleep ever again………)  I was even holding the church responsible for the length of time it took me to sort out prayer, the spiritual gifts, and things of that sort.  Realistically though, during this time God has kept people in my life that both understood much and could be examples for me.  This was a point that I know I didn’t get across well during the show. Which makes it a good point to put here in print.  Even when the ‘church’ falls down on the job, there are God’s people out there to help the next crew coming along the trail.  So if I had paid attention sooner, I would have benefitted from their wisdom earlier in my walk.  Which would have been preferable to the path I took.

Some authors from days gone by to help you on your way:

A.W Tozer,  R.A. Torrey, John R. Rice,  and D L Moody.

As far as Brother Rice goes… He was a Fundy Baptist that many more of us should emulate.  One of the greatest works I have read was his:  “The Power of Pentecost”  I would recommend it to any Christian.. and especially to any Ex-Witch.  If you can’t find it anywhere close by, you should be able to order it from ‘The Sword of the Lord’   They have a bookstore as well as other resources available.

Now,   time to make it real.  Don’t just read the books; actually use what God teaches you through them.  Take it to you daily life.  every day.

The Myth of vaccines not being connected with autism.

This happens to be an issue that I have been looking into, off and on, for many years.  That being the case, I will give you a quick distillation of what I have found, remembered, and surmised.

Over the years I have read studies from the US and elsewhere about autism and it’s possible causes.  I have also, for obvious reasons, read many differing treatment protocols.  As far as causes go, it is apparent that there are many different ways to get to the perfect storm that creates autism in an individual.  Partly genetic susceptibility, partly environmental challenges.   The 1000 piece puzzle.

That’s what it seems to be… a 1000 piece puzzle with a number of people looking at a few pieces at a time… usually different pieces, judging from what I have seen written.  Some of the studies point to an imbalance in the microbiome of the intestinal system.  Some studies point to live virus still in the body.. from a vaccine, btw.  Some studies point to extreme nutrient deficiency.  Of course there are some studies that have come out that seem to contradict all of the above.  As to the vaccines.. there is the issue of: Why?  is it the virus?  possibly.  Is it perhaps the toxic preservatives and other interesting additives?  In some cases, that seems to be the case.

The various treatment protocols are grappling with the same 1000 piece puzzle, but are handicapped by a lack of understanding and the sheer complexity of the condition.  You have nutrient protocols,  chelation protocols, anti-allergen protocols, equestrian therapy,  diet and lifestyle.  All of them help some people, some help more people than others, and for some people the help is mild while others are helped more profoundly.

I’m tired so we’re going to start weaving the threads together now, even though I’ve left many unmentioned.

We have a subset of the population that is susceptible to various health problems from environmental challenges. These challenges can be illness, toxins, medicines (including vaccines), allergens, etc… And when a system fractures, sometimes the result is autism.  Of course, sometimes it is something else.  From this portion of the human population comes many, many occurrences of vaccine injury claims.  You’ve probably read some of them yourselves.  ~ the child is fine then after a vaccine they suddenly are not fine any longer.  Typically the medical folks say that it is not related. Now I know you can’t do a double-blind test on this, but that doesn’t void what is happening to real people… real families.

Bottom line:  vaccines are not usually the sole cause, but they are a heavy contributing factor.  And sometimes…. the damage can be reversed.  After all, we are fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator.

“Jesus didn’t really rise from the dead” say many neo-pagans..

So okay then… This came up yet again, this time on my daughter’s forum:  http://thebibleclub.boards.net/

A young witch that has since departed the forum stated something to the effect of Jesus couldn’t have risen from the dead thusly they can’t believe the Bible.  This flies in the face of not only history, but their own avowed spiritual path through life.

History… There were Romans guarding the tomb where His body was laid.  You didn’t mess with Roman guards, and no, they didn’t fall asleep.  They were professionals and the penalties for such things tended to be terminal.  Also, Jesus was seen by many people after the resurrection.

1st Corinthians 15

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

 

From the worldview o f the magik paths:   Here we have an interesting thing.  They are following a path that holds spirits, gods, goddesses, and magik.  But disavow God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and miracles because they just can’t exist.   Go figure that one out.    I might expect this from an atheist, but from a witch?  I’m calling all of you out on this one. You cannot be intellectually honest and say that the supernatural exists but that it doesn’t exist within the same argument.  s