CONTINUATION - Witchcraft… ON THIS PAGE:
· “Cursed is the GROUND for your sake…”
· Was the whole earth a tropical paradise, as evolution and Creation Science say?
· God created SEASONS on the 4th day, the ‘greenhouse effect’ is a lie
· The Creation Science/Evolution Theory of the “Dinosaur Eden” and Sudden Climate Change
· Animal and Human Sacrifice - OCCULT ‘MEDICINE’ CONSISTS OF CANNIBALISM AND VAMPIRISM
feed on flesh, blood, and bone. According to the Bible, this predatory change did not come into fulfillment until after Noah left the ark. That day, under God’s first rainbow in the sky, our wonderful Creator first placed the “fear and dread of man” on all animals, as “every moving thing would become humanity’s food - except the flesh and blood of other humans.” We can assume, at that moment the curse in the Garden came into effect on “every moving thing,” and especially on the snake, which was cursed ‘more’ than all the other animals, (Gen. 9:2-4.) Nevertheless, in the context of all Scripture, it is clear that God was also speaking metaphorically to the physical snake at the fall; addressing that sneaky old stowaway Satan, the entity that used the snake to do his evil work. Actually, God’s judgment on the snake was an allegorical prophecy, announcing that from then on, there would be great enmity between Satan and humanity, just as there had been enmity between God and Lucifer since that day he first committed mutiny against his Creator. However, while God was declaring judgment on the snake as a symbol of Satan, He also prophesied redemption for humanity and all creation, stating, “[My Son Jesus the Savior of the whole world,] shall bruise your head, [Satan,] and you shall bruise His heel [at Calvary. He shall cast you down and humble you, you proud, rebellious snake, and] you shall eat dust all the days of your life,” (Gen. 3:14-15. Read Gods promise to redeem His entire creation at Jesus’ return to earth in Rom. 8:18-23.)
Because evolution in all its various forms is such an anti-God, antichrist, anti-creation lie, I believe, to say that the talking snake in the Garden resembled anything but the snake we still know today is to add to Scripture, and to fall into the trap of evolution and its counterpart creation science. Nothing on earth was first one species, which ‘changed’ or physically ‘evolved’ into another species! All of creation suffered ‘futility’ because of what Satan did to the snake. There is nothing that leads us to believe the snake was first another species before God commanded Satan to “go on his belly” before the living Christ. Because the snake allowed Satan to use it to bring humanity to a fall, ‘everything that moves’ became victims of predators, like the snake and everyone and everything else became a victim of that Old Snake the devil, that day in the Garden. Thus, from that moment on, the snake, as the symbol of Satan’s cunningness, is despised and hated more than any other dangerous animal.
CURSED IS THE GROUND (not the vegetation) FOR YOUR SAKE”
The location of Eden and the Garden Eastwards IN Eden
God made planet earth in the shape of a ball for a good reason. Since God divided the light from the darkness, calling the light Day and the darkness Night, effectively creating the first evening and morning, (the very first day on earth, Gen. 1:5,) our round earth is still spinning like a gigantic orb on its own axis. That first day in Genesis, God Himself also ‘divided’ our circular earth into east, west, north, and south in order to establish the continuous eastward rotation of the globe, which completes one full rotation on its axis every 24 hours, which is one full day consisting of day and night.
Everyone and everything on earth are constantly moving in the same direction. Hence, from every perspective on earth, the moon and stars also seem to be moving eastward. Even the stationary sun seems to ‘rise’ in the east and ‘set’ in the west in a continual cycle of night and day. The 24-hour rotation of our circular planet is the basis of all life on earth. This is how it worked from the very first day in Genesis, and it will continue this way until the end of days.
On the sixth day of creation God “formed [or sculpted] a man from the dust of the ground,” and then He “formed [or sculpted] a woman from the rib of the man. Next, God planted a garden eastward IN Eden, and there He put [humankind] whom He had made… to tend and keep it – [or to take care of it and protect it.]”- (Gen. 1:26-28; 2:21-24; 2:7-15.)
Although no human knows the exact location of “Eden,” or “the Garden eastward IN [not OF] Eden,” it remains a hotly debated subject. False Creation Scientists believe “Eden” was a particular place and not planet earth itself. I believe that earth itself was first called “Eden,” and “eastward in Eden” was to the East of the earth.
Many years after that first day in Genesis, navigators and mariners also divided our round earth into four imaginary quarters for the sake of exploring and travelling the vast expanses of our world. To divide the earth into four parts, navigators drew an imaginary vertical line called the Prime Meridian, at zero degrees longitude from the top of the North Pole down to the South Pole, cutting the earth in half from top to bottom to divide it into the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere. (I.e., half of Antarctica, all of Asia and Australia, and most of Africa fall into the Eastern Hemisphere.) Navigators then drew the equator, the imaginary line that runs from side to side at zero degrees latitude, to divide the earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. (I.e., the bottom half of Africa, South America, Antarctica, and Australia are situated south of the equator in the Southern Hemisphere. North of the equator in the Eastern Hemisphere lies the region of India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, Ethiopia, etc.)
Most Bible scholars believe that the location of the Garden, which God planted eastward in Eden, was in the Eastern Hemisphere of the earth, in the region of Syria/Iraq, in ancient Mesopotamia. The four rivers that set the boundaries of the garden in Eden are the well known Tigris and Euphrates, (which now borders the region of ancient Mesopotamia,) and the unknown “lost” rivers, the Pishon and the Gihon. It is possible that some or even all of these rivers altered their courses during the ages. Satellite images clearly show the course of an ancient river, allegedly the ancient Pishon, which disappeared deep underneath, of what some people believe, were ‘sand banks.’ Today, the Gihon River might be identified as the Blue Nile, which runs through Ethiopia – although other sources question this view. However, neither of these two rivers merges with the Tigris and the Euphrates to complete the borders of the ancient Garden, confusing and obscuring the original boundaries of the Garden in Eden.
When we consider ancient geography, it is important to keep in mind that Israel, the Biblical “holy land” of the Old Testament, was the physical land that God had promised to the Old Hebrews - His physical, Old Testament nation, from which the Lord Jesus Christ was born. Israel is also the location where much of the historical events of the Bible played out. To me, it is therefore logic to assume that the position of the Garden IN Eden was (or is) close to (or even in) the land of the Old Hebrews. Some people think the existing Gihon Spring in Israel could once have been the river Gihon, which “goes around the whole land of Cush.” Independent studies on its geography lean on Ezek. 29:8-10 and other Old Testament verses, where God declares that He will destroy the land of Egypt by destroying “The River,” laying waste the land of Egypt “from Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Ethiopia.” Wikipedia wrote, “The Gihon Spring was the main source of water for the ancient City of David, the original site of Jerusalem… a reliable water source that made human settlement possible in ancient Jerusalem… [It supplied] drinking water, but also water for irrigation of gardens in the adjacent Kidron Valley, which provided food for the ancient settlement. The spring… [also] required the excavation of the Pool of Siloam, which stored the large amount of water needed for the town…”
The mystery of the location of the Garden IN Eden deepens, but unfortunately, it remains unsolved.
Was the entire Earth a Tropical Paradise, as evolution and Creation Science say?
The garden in Eden was a physical place. It is therefore hard to spiritualize this garden completely by changing it into the spiritual place, which the Bible calls “paradise” or “heaven.” To support the theory that the physical garden in Eden was ‘spiritually moved’ to ‘paradise’ or heaven, some Bible teachers lean on this single verse in Gen. 3:18, “God drove out man from the garden, and placed cherubim at the east of the Garden to guard the way to the tree of life…” However, this verse describes the great spiritual and emotional fall of humanity, who first lived in the sinless environment of the untainted garden eastwards in Eden in the presence of the physical tree of life. In New Testament terms, the Scripturally born again body of Christ, living eternally in heaven in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, represent God’s original, sinless Adam and Eve living in the holy, unspoiled garden in the presence of the Tree of Life.
In fact, real born again believers go to heaven when they die. They are not going to live in the so-called ‘restored,’ physical garden eastwards in the ‘restored’ Eden one day, as Jehovah’s Witnesses and others believe. God declared in His Word, “The Day of the Lord will come… in which the heavens [the seven layers of the physical atmosphere, the troposphere, Stratosphere, etc. around the earth,] will pass away… both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up… Nevertheless we… look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells... and I saw a new heaven [or the physical 7-layer, physical atmospheric heavens,] and a new earth, for the 1st heaven and earth had passed away…”- (2 Pt. 3:10-13; Rev. 21:1.)
The Creation Science/Evolution theory of the drastic Climate Change
Regardless of the actual location and the allegorical meaning of the Garden in Eden, it remains a reality that God created everything on earth and in the garden perfect, or “very good.” To this day, God’s creation remains spotless - unless human interference, human destruction, and human encroachment taint and destroy God’s natural world.
Despite this wonderful truth of fact and Scripture, Creation Science also spread the evolution belief that the so-called “tropical” Garden “of” Eden represented the climate of the whole ancient earth, which was allegedly first a ‘tropical paradise,’ or a ‘lush reserve’ in its entirety. This teaching of evolution and ‘creation science’ quickened the false perception that only the tropics constitute “Eden,” or ‘paradise,’ which they perceive as the only perfect state of nature. They claim that God changed Eden (or the entire EARTH,) from a tropical forest into an open field when He cursed “the earth,” which man now has to cultivate all the days of his life, (Gen. 3:17-19.)
The Bible does not state that God changed earth’s so-called ‘tropical’ climate and ‘tropical’ vegetation in any way.
God cursed the “ground” to hereafter, bring forth weeds so humanity (and the animals as well,) have to wrest their existence from the earth. Cursed weeds or pests caused the blessed life in Eden to become a continuous, cursed struggle for survival in every area of life. Think how hard even ants have to work to earn their living! Since the fall, not a single conscious creature eats ‘for free’ or has it ‘easy’ anymore, (Rom. 8:18-27.) Interestingly, physical weeds grow only where humanity has disturbed or destroyed the natural vegetation through habitation, agriculture, cattle farming, industrialization, etc. This is the fulfillment of God’s curse on “the ground,” as weeds make it difficult to sustain an ever-hungry, proliferating population of human eaters. Yet, wherever God’s vegetation remains untouched by human hands, (whether in the desert, semi-desert, or the tropics,) “the ground” remains weed-free, pristine, and unspoiled. Without the interference and exploitation of humanity, God’s entire earth remains in the original state of His perfect “Eden.” God created the entire earth “very good.” Yet, God did not create the entire earth as a ‘tropical paradise;’ neither did the so-called ‘tropical paradise’ called earth become ‘an open field’ through sudden, or even systematic ‘climate change.’
God Himself created seasons on the 4th day – which will exist until the end of days
The BIBLE tells us that on the fourth day of creation, (Gen. 1:14-19,) God created the actual sun, moon, and stars to “be for signs and seasons, and for days and years,” ruling the planet’s climate and subsequently, all vegetation and conscious life on earth. On that day, God created years and seasons by placing the rotating earth on a non-stop, elliptical orbit around the sun. It takes the earth 365.25 days to complete its one-year cycle around the sun. During this course, the surface of the earth experiences natural temperature changes as it moves nearer and farther away from the sun, resulting in four distinct seasons - winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Winter, for instance, can be severely cold to warm and even hot; or wet, dry to very dry, depending on the location of a specific geographical region. Even rainforests can experience cold winters and dry summers when rainfall and food supplies diminish.
Different regions on earth did, and always will experience massive storms, tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, etc., which continue to shape the geography or landscape of the planet. [I am not denying or discussing the ‘signs of the times’ - the escalating frequency and severity of these phenomena, as the Lord Jesus Christ Himself had prophesied in Mt. 24.] Even so, Gen. 1:14-19 makes it absolutely clear that, in conjunction with earth’s original geological features, (i.e., high mountains, hills, canyons, and valleys - which stemmed from God’s massive, instant separation of the Seas from the Earth as described in Gen. 7:19-20, 1:9-10,) God Himself made the earth to consist of rain forests, tropical and sub-tropical savannahs, swamps, open grasslands, semi-deserts, deserts, and so on.
Amazingly, on the third day, (the same day that God separated Land from Earth with one almighty sweep of His hand - one day before God placed earth on its seasonal course around the sun,) He had already commanded the earth to “bring forth grass, herb that yields seed… and fruit trees… that yields according to their own kind,” and of course, in their appropriate places and seasons (Gen. 1:11-12.) Hence, we know that, on the 3rd day, God created ferns and palm trees to thrive in the tropics, where they still grow today. He also created succulents and other desert plants to live in harsh climates, where they all have been “multiplying according to their own kind.” We also know that God created certain animals and insects to live in the tropics, while He created other animals and insects to live in deserts and semi-deserts where they, too, all “multiply according to their own kind.” As a result of God’s unchangeable commandments, from the very beginning to this day, a lily could never change itself into a rose or anything else. Elephants simply kept on giving birth to elephants, like every other creature which God Himself had made, humanity included, always have been and always will multiply according to their own kinds.
Evolutionists and Creation Scientists’ dinosaur ‘Eden’ and the ‘ultimate’ climate change
Evolutionists always depict their so-called “early, flat” earth as a planet devoid of mountains, [a Christian Creation Science/Kent Hovind/Answers in Genesis doctrine as well,] teeming with living dinosaurs feeding in misty, fern-lined swamps, with no other ‘modern-day’ creatures such as elephants and giraffes in sight. Other paintings of this kind show the same tranquil scene, but add the ‘meteor storm,’ which allegedly darkened the whole earth and caused the so-called ‘radical climate change’ that ‘exterminated’ the dinosaurs and ‘nearly all life on earth,’ causing a major ‘evolutionary revolution’ on earth. Yet, unbelievably, while all other life forms on earth theoretically evolved from this catastrophic climate change, ferns, other fernlike plants and trees, and even creatures such as crocodiles ‘survived’ unchanged to this day! How could all the dinosaurs have died, while these species survived and even thrived? Evolutionists compensate for this silly allegation by calling these so-called ‘survivors of climate change’ “living fossils!”
In essence, the entire evolution theory of a steamy dinosaur “Eden” and it’s cataclysmic ‘climate change’ rests on the very impossible and completely unscientific assumption that the whole planet was originally encapsulated with “a layer of ice,” with “another layer of ice underneath the earth,” which supposedly “created a tropical greenhouse effect” on the entire earth.
Christian Creation Science and their false teacher, Kent Hovind, teach the same lies. However, Gen. 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning, God created the heavens [plural,] and the earth,” and the Bible also tells us exactly how God did it!
The ‘heavens,’ or earth’s atmosphere, surrounds the earth like a balloon.
Our atmosphere consists of five principal layers. The Troposphere spans from the earth’s surface to about 9 km. upwards. From there, the Stratosphere reaches some 51 km. up. The Mesosphere follows, and expands for another 85 km. into the Thermosphere, which reaches about 380 km. up into the Exosphere or outer space.
In the beginning, God created our atmosphere just right.
It has always been the atmosphere, as we know it, which has sustained all life on earth. The ‘layer of ice’ around the earth that supposedly created a tropical ‘greenhouse effect’ in Eden, is evolution/Kent Hovind/Answers in Genesis gibberish, which would have made life on earth impossible. Think of a cloudy day, when rain and ‘ice’ clouds the sun. Now multiply that by a thousand. Under such a ‘layer of ice,’ earth would have been a dark, inhabitable place!
Similarly, Christian Creation Science conjured up the same evolution witchcraft of the ‘flatter’ earth, mingling all this evolution garbage with a few misquoted verses from the Bible. Furthermore, they substituted the ‘meteor storm that annihilated the dinosaurs and caused the drastic climate change’ with their misquoted curse on “the ground,” which they changed to ‘the curse on all vegetation,’ which changed earth from ‘a tropical garden’ or a ‘misty, dinosaur Eden’ into ‘an open field.’ Creation Science also replaced evolution’s ‘meteor-creation’ of mountains and canyons on the ‘flat dinosaur-earth,’ with their so-called ‘completely cataclysmic flood of Noah, which ‘destroyed the dinosaurs, the other animals, (water animals as well,) and all the trees and vegetation in its path,’ creating all the mountains, gigantic canyons, etc. in the process.
If this were true, God had to re-create everything on earth that was not saved in the ark, (such as sea-animals,) and “adapt,” (pure evolution lingo!) plants to grow in the ‘newly’ created desserts, which, they say, only occurred after the fall and the flood of Noah! In truth, desert plants would not and could not have survived in the tropics for long.
It is ridiculous to believe such evolutionary witchcraft; adding to the truth of God’s Word and twisting and ‘adapting’ His “very good” creation to fit into the lie of evolution.
ANIMAL AND HUMAN SACRIFICE
Occult ‘Medicine’ Consists of Cannibalism and Vampirism
God commanded in Gen. 9:4-6, “You shall not eat flesh with its life, [consciousness, or soul,] that is, [in] its blood... Whoever sheds [human] blood, [or commits murder,] by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made [humanity.]”
What’s more, God explicitly forbade witchcraft, and willful communication with spirits, (either human, or demonic – even angelic spirits, unless communication with holy angels is initiated by God first.) God plainly stated, “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, [through so-called initiation or dedication ceremonies, or by physically sacrificing them to any cause or deity,] or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer [fortune teller,] or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who [supposedly] calls up die dead [in ancestor worship and consultation, etc.] For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord…” (Deut. 18:10-14.) It is not just murder to kill and consume humans; cannibalist, vampire Satanists in all their various forms believe they are consuming the ‘life force,’ being, consciousness, character, or the ‘soul’ of the murdered victim as well by eating the flesh and drinking the person’s blood. This is a horrific abomination against ‘our neighbor’ and God, which pleases Satan greatly. However, the evil one promises special ‘powers,’ or strong demons to the person who violates the Word of God in this way.
Throughout the world, traditional witchcraft, ancestor worship, and animal and human sacrifice are continuing practices, entrenched in culture and ‘healing,’ which keep whole communities in fear and under the control of the local witchdoctor and their tribal leaders. Also, wildlife and plant life in most other parts of the world are being butchered and gathered indiscriminately at such a phenomenal rate that most species were already pushed into, and onto the brink of extinction, yet everything that moves and grows is exploited for witchcraft practices and used in so-called ‘traditional medicine.’ The cruel abuse of God’s innocent creatures and humans alike, slaughtered and slowly tortured to death for the sake of occult ‘medicine’ and other witchcraft practices, goes way beyond all levels of human logic.
Animal and human sacrifice in particular, was once a royal custom among indigenous tribes throughout the world, and practiced by shamans of all types, who were employed by kings and other dignitaries to call ‘strength,’ ‘blessing,’ ‘protection,’ and ‘victory in war’ to the tribe or nation. Witchdoctors often smear the dripping blood from frantic, half-skinned, yet live goats, chickens, and other animals, over the bodies of their ‘clients’ to ‘anoint’ them in ‘healing’ and ‘power’ ceremonies. Most often, the ‘patients’ of these ‘healers’ do not realize that they are participating in voodoo and black magic; evoking the power and control of Satan over their lives.
As in all revolting blood-ceremonies, the Spanish still barbarously practice their ‘national sport’ to torture bulls by continually spearing, chasing, and provoking them until these suffering animals succumb to unimaginable fear, confusion, frustration, anger, exhaustion, pain and blood-loss. The real motive behind such inhumane cruelty is to allegedly ‘acquire’ the strength and bravery of the bull – and of course, they say such ‘brave torture’ of the bull ‘proves’ the so-called ‘courage’ and ‘skill’ of the helpless animal’s cruel tormentor, the ‘matador.’ In reality, matadors, just as others who torture people and animals to death, are witchdoctors, and these bulls are ritual blood sacrifices to Satan, performed in these ‘sport’ arenas or actually, public temples, in full view of hordes of bloodthirsty spectators, who are all, (knowing or unknowingly,) participating in voodoo and black magic. Theoretically, the purpose of all blood-sacrifices is to ‘earn’ demonic power from Satan in exchange for extreme cruelty against God’s helpless creatures. [The Zulu Ukweshwama Ceremony, where a bull is most violently, but slowly tortured to death by the bear hands of a frenzied, bloodthirsty crowd of men, (in which President Zuma is a reveling participant,) is discussed in “Neglecting Ancestor Sacrifice Constitutes their Notion of ‘sin.’”]
Once, it was tradition throughout the world that, when a royal died, soldiers, maidens, slaves and/or prisoners had to be sacrificed to the gods and then buried with the monarch to escort him to, and serve him in the afterlife. Often, these victims were also buried alive. In fact, to this day, animal and even human sacrifice remain an accepted way of life in all countries, although European colonialism stayed these atrocities somewhat in the past. For instance, in Tanganyika, the Lion Men ritually slay hundreds of people in a single ceremony, and the West African secret society, The Leopard Men, continue to practice ritual cannibalism. In Limpopo Province, South Africa, at Lake Venduzi and other places, shamans sacrifice(d) virgins to their ancestor gods – or in reality, to the water god, (ALSO USED IN CEREMONIAL PAGAN AND CHRISTIAN REGENERATIVE BABY BAPTISM!) in exchange for fertility ‘blessings’ like good rains and victory over their enemies. Today, ritual ‘medicine’ murder centers more on personal gratification and money than tribal needs, as vast