As the days on this Earth prolong, you can see more evidence of a lack of understanding and/or plain disregard of the scriptures. Recently, a 19 year old New Mexico man, Caleb Peterson, and his mother, Monica Mares, were charged with incest. Caleb Peterson claims that he got involved with his 36 year old mother romantically and sexually to prevent her from getting into relationships with abusive men so she would be able to care for the household and his younger siblings.
The young man was given up for adoption by his mother when he was an infant. They were recently reacquainted, he moved in and sometime soon after the relationship began. Peterson was not ashamed and wants people to understand the nature of the relationship but some news sources report that the mother denies the allegations. The young man charged with incest would like to raise awareness about “genetic sexual attraction relationships,” according to the Daily Mail website.
In New Mexico, the crime of incest is punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. What is incest?
New Mexico State Law 30-10-3. Incest.
Incest consists of knowingly intermarrying or having sexual intercourse with persons within the following degrees of consanguinity: parents and children including grandparents and grandchildren of every degree, brothers and sisters of the half as well as of the whole blood, uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews.
Whoever commits incest is guilty of a third degree felony.
Leviticus 18:6-7 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
1 Corinthians 5:1-2It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
Last week we shared an article about bestiality and laws against it in the United States. Here is another rare occasion where the laws of the land and the Bible agree to a certain point. New Mexico defines incest as sexual relationships or marriage with varying degrees of consanguinity. Consanguinity means kinship. Leviticus chapter 18 defines incest as having sex with someone that is near of kin. The scripture and law show that incest is having sex with someone that is a close relative. As followers of the Heavenly Father, we are not to marry or have romantic or sexual relationships with our relatives; this includes mothers, fathers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, stepchildren and their husbands or wives. The scriptures consider it fornication which is a sin. Even in the New Testament, Paul had to warn the church in Corinth that it was an act of fornication that should be judged accordingly.
Leviticus 20:22-23 Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
The people of this Earth that do not follow the commandments of the Most High commit incest and feel as if they are doing nothing wrong. The Lord hates this sin and says that he abhors or has strong hatred for those that commit such wicked acts. It does not matter how people try to justify themselves. We must repent and keep the commandments if our lifestyle, pleasure or desire go against the laws of the Bible.
Romans 6:12-13 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
“Genetic sexual attraction relationships” is incest. Caleb Peterson must realize that his mother will be protected from abusive men by repenting, keeping the commandments and remaining single until the Lord blesses her with a man of the Lord but incest will never be the answer!
1 Peter 3:12-13 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
A 65 years old Georgia man from Paulding County was caught having sex with one of his white female goats. A woman saw the act of fornication from her window, reported it to the police and the man was arrested and charged with bestiality. The scriptures and Georgia have clear laws about this sin.
O.C.G.A. 16-6-6 (2010) 16-6-6. Bestiality
(a) A person commits the offense of bestiality when he performs or submits to any sexual act with an animal involving the sex organs of the one and the mouth, anus, penis, or vagina of the other
(b) A person convicted of the offense of bestiality shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.
Leviticus 18:1-5And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (2) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God. (3) After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. (4) Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. (5) Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
Leviticus 18:23Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
Leviticus 20:15-16And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast. (16) And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Under the new covenant in Christ, there is not a death squad that is rounding up and killing people that commit this sin and others that are worthy of death. People have the opportunity to repent by acknowledging their wrongdoing, stop committing the sin and not returning to it. If they do not repent, there will be a final judgment and I Corinthians 6:9-10 explain what it is.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (11) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
The judgment is if you continue with your lust, you will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. This means you will be put to death when Christ returns. Bestiality, sex with animals, is a sin and men and women MUST repent if they are guilty of such acts. Even among those that followed Christ in the past, there were fornicators of all types but they repented, changed and served the Lord. We pray that many of you do the same and inherit the kingdom.
People have always been skeptical about the so-called power of mediums, psychics and spiritual advisors. But this has not stopped them from running very successful businesses all over the country. These mysterious men and women oftentimes obtain great power and influence over others by making promises they cannot possibly deliver on. In a world where trickery is mistaken for divinity, there is lots of money to be made. But for those of us who believe and know the power of the Most High God, it requires very little effort to see through these scams. Join us today as we use the Holy Bible to expose the empty promises made by the Men and Women who claim to be Psychic Advisors.
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When Fox TV added “The Preachers” to their talk show line up, the station executives could not have known that the “faith” based program would be such a source of controversy. According to the station webpage “The Preachers” is an all-new take on the popular panel talk show that features four dynamic and outspoken preachers known for their electrifying and unique takes on pop culture, news events and spirituality.” The four so-called Pastors featured on this program include Pastor Jamal Bryant, John Gray, E. Dewey Smith Jr. and Orrick Quick. In a recent episode featuring actor/comedian “Monique”, these four men showed just how greatly removed they are from the true word of God. Monique appeared on the program alongside her husband of 10yrs Sidney Hicks to discuss her so-called “Open Marriage” with the preachers. Just for the sake of clarity, an open marriage is defined as a marriage in which the partners agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without this being regarded as infidelity.
Hebrews 13:4Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
According to the above scripture, there is no sin in the sexual union of a man with his wife, but it is a grievous and deadly sin when a husband or wife give themselves over to the sin of fornication in the form of adultery and whoremongering which is the sole purpose of an “Open Marriage”.
Considering the fact that such a despicable sin was being aired in the presence of these four so-called men of God, one might assume that Monique and her husband were reproved and corrected by the Words of the Holy Bible and commanded to repent in the name of Jesus Christ. On the contrary they were praised for their honesty and commitment to each other while the Pastors made lighthearted banter about wanting to be in an “Open Marriage” as well.
Proverbs 14:9Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
Considering the fact that adultery was and is a sin worthy of death in the eyes of the Heavenly Father, it is far from a laughing matter. But the scriptures are accurate in the observation that “Fools make a mock (to make light of or laugh) at sin”.
Jeremiah 6:15Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 3:9The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
It is difficult to imagine that in the not too distant past society conditioned us to be ashamed, or at the very least discrete about sexual infidelity. But in this current Satanic age, Biblical values are abandoned as immorality is elevated and celebrated on network television. This is why the above scriptures note that we are no longer ashamed of our sexual abominations but declare them openly in the same manner as the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Jeremiah 23:14I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. 17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Watching the video of this broadcast is enough to make any servant of the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ cringe in disbelief as the audience and Pastors applaud and advocate this vile travesty of a marriage. But this only confirms the words of the Prophet Jeremiah as he condemns the false prophets for strengthening evildoers and declaring peace and blessings to those who hate the Lord and his commandments.
It is our prayer that those who are currently engaging in the lascivious practices of adultery and fornication will take heed to the words of the Holy Bible and repent in the name of Jesus Christ to obtain mercy in the time to come.
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“Why would you need a commandment or law about that? It’s common sense that we shouldn’t do that.” When discussing the Bible, Christ and repentance, that is an argument you will often hear. People feel that their own moral compass is enough to direct their lives without realizing that not everyone has the same morality. The teachings of the Most High and Christ in the Bible are necessary because they guide us to the righteousness of the Heavenly Father and prevent us from using our own evil minds to determine what is right and wrong. One of the laws that people believe fall in the category of not being needed is:
Leviticus 18:23Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
While most states have laws against this sin, bestiality (sex with animals) is legal in Washington D.C., Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. That is 10 states that do not have laws against this vile act which makes bestiality legal. In Germany, sex with animals is 100% legal! It is a subculture that many people do not know exists. According to ZETA, the organization for zoophiles, zoophilia is “love and (sexual) partnership with animals.” What does the Bible say about it?
Leviticus 20:15And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.
Proverbs 28:13He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
God said it is a sin and that we are not to commit this abomination. There shouldn’t be a relationship between men and animals other than as pets or livestock. The judgment for this sin was for the man and the beast to be put to death if they had sex under the law of Moses. Under Christ and the new covenant, people have an opportunity to repent by acknowledging it is a sin and not committing bestiality again. If they choose not to obey the scriptures, there will be a punishment worse than death.
Hebrews 10:28-29 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: (29) Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Proverbs 28:13 says, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper…” Borrowing from the LGBT community first and now the pedophiles have taken up the same position, zoophiles claim that their love for animals is just another sexual orientation. In fact, Michael Kiok of ZETA stated, “Psychologists studied 120 zoophiles and found that zoophilia is a sexual orientation. You can’t just stop these feelings.” That is a perfect example of a man covering his sin. Instead of saying the scriptures are right and I have to stop, they find a way to justify their sins. We have to deny our ungodly lusts, repent and follow the scriptures. We can not simply do what we want to do because it “feels” good. We must stop the fornication!
1 Thessalonians 4:1-5 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. (2) For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. (3) For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: (4) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; (5) Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
Galatians 3:19Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
The Children of Israel were given the law so we would understand what the transgressions are that we are committing. Our righteous forefathers were obedient unto the Most High without having a written law but in these last days we have Christ and the scriptures to teach us the ways of the Heavenly Father. Next time you think, “Why would you need a law like this.” remember it is because people have and are committing the sin! We pray that if you are committing this sin, you repent and be healed according to the grace of Christ.
Deuteronomy 27:21Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.
When 30-year-old Schaquana Spears received a call stating that her three young children had burglarized a neighbor’s home, she rushed home from work. Upon arriving she found stolen goods in her house and her children frantically scrambling to escape with the merchandise. She reacted by grabbing up a belt and spanking all three of them in an attempt to recover and return what was stolen. While many would see Schaquana’s actions as that of a loving mother discouraging criminal activity in her home, this was not the sentiment of the Louisiana justice system. Schaquana soon found herself arrested and imprisoned for child cruelty and at present does not have custody of her children. This gross and perverse miscarriage of justice is proof of just how far this society has fallen away from Biblical values and just plain common sense.
Proverbs Chapter 23:13Withhold not correction from the child: for [if] thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
The scriptures tell us not to withhold correction from an unruly, or in this case a criminal child. It further explains that spanking your children according to the scriptures, (Not Using Deadly or Excessive Force) will not kill them. The same cannot be said for the countless black youth shot dead by the police or who have died in police custody.
Proverbs 13:24 – He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Proverbs 29:15 – The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame.
If Schaquana Spears had not taken actions to chastise her children, they would have continued to bring her shame and in the end she would have felt the grief of a losing a child, either to prison or the grave.
Just over three months ago 17yr old Trevon Johnson was shot dead by a home owner in an attempted burglary. In this case which received its own share of media coverage there was an overwhelming stream of support for the home owner who killed Trevon, while at the same time disgust for his family members who attempted to justify his criminal behavior.
Proverbs 20:11Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
His sister and female cousin were quoted as saying: “You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,”. “You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”
Proverbs 17:15He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.
They justified their thieving family member and condemned the person who shot him, although she had every right under the laws of God and man to defend her property. And as far as the so-called point of view of “Every Child in the Hood” – The Holy Bible answers the question of how’s he gonna get money for clothes to go to school.
Ephesians 4:28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
In stark contrast to this despicable behavior of justifying the wicked, which the Bible says is an abomination – Schaquana Spears did exactly what the scriptures commands a loving parent to do but was condemned to prison and had her children taken away by a wicked and hypocritical so-called “Justice System”.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
The Heavenly Father warns us in the Holy Bible that when we teach our children the right and just way to live it will grieve our enemies. This story illustrates just how much the “Injustice” System is “The Enemy” of Blacks and so-called minorities when they repent and attempt to raise a family in righteousness. If Schaquana Spears had allowed her children to be arrested or killed for their crimes, society would view them as just another statistic. But because she instead disciplined them to discourage their deviant behavior she is condemned.
Lisa Nicholson, the neighbor whose home was burglarized by Spears’ children recently spoke in support of Spears actions stating: she thought the single mother of six should be commended, not arrested. “If it was me,” she said, “I’m gonna beat you before I let the cops kill you. I’m gonna do what I have to do. I’m not gonna let (my children) steal and kill and do all of that. I’m not gonna let them fall victim to the streets.”
About 30% of children in the United States grow up without their father in the house. Approximately 50% of minority marriages end in divorce. Statistics show that this has a devastating effect on our community. Why is this occurring? How can this be changed? Is there a Biblical answer?
To understand why this is happening within our community, we have to start with the root cause of the problem…
Deuteronomy 28:15 “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:”
When you look at the condition of our people in the United States and throughout the world, they are NOT in a blessed condition. This happened because we have broken the Lord’s commandments and refused to repent! Therefore, the curses fell upon us. These curses are manifest in the suffering of our families and communities. So what are the Curses that destroyed our families and where are the Fathers?
They are in prison:
While people of color make up about 30 percent of the United States’ population, they account for 60 percent of those imprisoned. – Isaiah 42:22But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
They are in the grave:
In 2011, African Americans made up 13 percent of the nation’s population, but accounted for 50 percent of homicide victims, – Jeremiah 9:21For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.
They are in sin:
72% of Black children are now born to single mothers. – Deuteronomy 28:54So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
These scriptures explain that because we did not obey the commandments of God, our fathers would be killed, imprisoned or fall so far into sin that they would even depart from their own children. But are we destined to remain in this cursed state? The answer is no! We must repent, follow the commandments as they are written in the Bible, and establish our families according to the scriptures.
In the book of Genesis, the Heavenly Father provides the righteous example of Abraham for a perpetual example of how to govern our households. Genesis 18:19For I know him (Abraham), that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
1st Timothy 5:8But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
The Heavenly Father is commanding our men to repent and return to the teachings of the Bible in the spirit of Christ. This means he MUST leave off from fornication, idolatry, violence and any other sin which prevents him from being a righteous example in the sight of God and his family.
In light of these events it is very important for parents to teach their children what is considered inappropriate behavior in the eyes of God. Sexual intimacy of any kind is only to be done between a man and a woman that is married. So there should be no flirting or playing around of any kind that would lead to such behaviors.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Parents have to also teach their children that there is no such thing as having a boyfriend or girlfriend according to the scriptures, so they should not be going online and talking to people in that manner.
Christ told us that a manleave his father and mother and get a wife. Not a child still living under the authority of his or her parents dealing sexually with someone.
Mark 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
We should teach our children these things so that when they encounter these behaviors online or else where, they’ll know that these things are evil and wicked in the eyes of God.
parents and their children reading the bible
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
As stated in the video, this kind of thing is happening all over the country [and the world at large.]
Even more heinous acts that were not brought out in this video are being done. Things such as, children being enticed online by strangers, meeting up with them in person after a while, then being sold into prostitution, in some other cases, being kidnapped and held as sex slaves.
This is the age of social media and many parents let their children roam the Internet freely without much supervision.
The scriptures tells us to be vigilant, as wickedness is increasing on the earth and the Internet is pretty much an open portal for all that wickedness to take place and many times go undetected.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
As parents, make sure you monitor your kids activities and you teach them the scriptures, as far as what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Always be diligent with your children.
Another sad point to this story is when she mentioned, “Someone that was previously molested then goes and does the same thing to someone else, it’s a hard thing to understand but that has definitely been a pattern.”
This is so common it’s not even funny! The evil that happened to these people, they’ve let it overcome them, where they’ve become older and do the same thing to someone else. This same topic was recently discussed in a radio show class that was done and we strongly encourage people to check it out below to figure out how to deal correctly with this issue.
We’ll start first by saying that what these people are doing is a hateful act in the eyes of God and he considers it an abomination. We’ll dispel a couple of myths within this video and the first one that we will start with is when she stated that, “we don’t use it for wrong.”
We’ll start with this first because most people know that the bible speaks out against these things as being evil but what has happened is, deceit comes in where those very same demonic spirits tricks people and tell them that what they’re doing is not wrong. This was the same thing that happened in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. God told them not to deal with certain things and the serpent told them to go ahead and do it and they would be ok and not die. We all know who turned out to be the liar!
This is the thing that people have to know; when God tells us not to do certain things, he means just that. Don’t do it. And if we go against his will and do it, it’s considered evil.
In the case of voodoo and dealing with demonic spirits, he told us not to do it.
Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits [familiar spirits aredemons like what was talked about in the video], neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
The scriptures clearly tell us not to be dealing with what’s known today as voodoo, obeah, psychics, witchcraft and the like. All these things involve people dealing with demonic entities like what we saw in the video. So when people do these things they’re not considered as good people but as evil people.
It is true what she said about “there’s good and bad side to everything in life.” God through his son Christ told this to us back in the book of Deuteronomy and he told us to choose the good.
Deuteronomy 30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
When we choose to keep his commandments, such as not dealing with voodoo, obeah, witchcraft and the like, that’s when we’re doing good. When we choose to make excuses and deal with demonic entities and not repent from it, that’s when we’re choosing death (because the wages of sin is death) and evil because we’re now going against his word.
One of the other myths in this video is when it was stated at the beginning that voodoo started in Haiti. This is incorrect. The word voodoo might have gotten its etymology from there but the practice of dealing with demonic entities is as old as the earth itself.
When we were being told not to do these things in the Old Testament the Lord tell us that the people that inhabited the land were into these things.
Deuteronomy 18:9,14 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
The people that are scattered all over the world because of slavery are the biblical Israelites that the bible talks about and we were told that if we did these abominations we would be punished for it. One of the punishments would be captivity by other races of people. Read Deuteronomy 28:45-68, Deuteronomy 4:25-30
Looking at this video we still continue to do the very same things that got God angry at us where we were sold as slaves and we’re still continuing to do these abominable things in his sight. This video was shot in Brooklyn NY but it’s not just there where our people are heavily into these things. Different names are attributed to it such as, Voodo, Santeria, Maria Lionza, Obeah, Witchcraft, Wiccan and other names.
We should repent from these things and not follow them, as people that don’t repent will not make it into the kingdom of heaven.
Ezekiel 18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Definition of the word Voodoo-a black religious cult practiced in the Caribbean and the southern US, combining elements of Roman Catholic ritual with traditional African magical and religious rites, and characterized by sorcery and spirit possession.
Revelation 22:14,15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Only through Jesus Christ we can be cleansed and should call on for help. At the end of their session she stated that “I think we’re all cleansed.” You don’t get cleansed through demonic rituals, only by applying the words of Christ you can be cleansed.
John 15:3 (spoken by Christ) Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Christ is also the one that we should be calling on for help as a lot of people turn to these things to get help in their lives.
God knows how we are as a people and that we would turn to these abominations for help so in the same chapter of Deuteronomy where he told us not to be into these abominations, he told us that he would send his son Jesus Christ into the earth and he’s the one we should turn to for help.
Deuteronomy 18:15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; (A prophecy about Christ)
John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
And what was Christ instruction for us when we need help with things?
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Seek to please God by keeping his word and we’ll be taken care of in all things.
MSN recently ran an article about a scam website that has been shut down after several people got scammed out of their money.
The website touted that people could request a prayer and that thousands of people would pray for them, but you had to pay money. The website had a pastor and testimonials of people whose prayers were answered, but it was all fictitious.
The article cited one particular family that has a child with a rare terminal illness that paid several times but saw no change in their child’s health. The state attorney general’s office estimates that about 125,000 people have been scammed out of their money.
The bible does talk about the power of praying and also having other righteous people praying for you as well. But you do not have to pay someone to do that. Christ said, Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8
These were instructions that he gave to his disciples and anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ should also follow the same example, to not charge anyone for whatever “spiritual service” that they’re performing.
Let’s look at another scripture that doesn’t mention anything about charging money for a prayer.
James 5:14-15 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Nowhere within these passages of scriptures do we see it mention anything about paying money.
For those familiar with the bible knows that Elijah was a very righteous man, so righteous, he didn’t die a regular death like everyone else, but instead was taken up into heaven. Some of his righteous acts are recorded for future generations to take heed to.
One such example written about him is where he healed a woman’s son that fell ill that he was staying with. Lets see if he charged her any money for his prayer and healing.
1 Kings 17:17,19,21-24 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again.22 And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth.
Nowhere do we read that Elijah charged her anything and on top of that her son was healed. Unlike the false website that was set up and the child with the terminal illness saw no change in his health.
We have to realize that in today’s world, especially with the Internet, there are thousands of scam artists and ways to get people’s money. The way to avoid these things, specifically when it comes to matters of spirituality is using the bible as a guide.