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What would you assume if the subsequent time you’re taking the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion) a drug is obtainable to you rather than bread? "Loopy," you say?
No trustworthy Christian would knowly substitute bread (which represents the Physique of Jesus) with a drug. And but, that is what occurs tens of millions of occasions on a regular basis. Many Christians routinely taking medicine overlook the sacrifice Jesus made in physique on their behalf for therapeutic.
Maintain your eyes on the capsule:
What’s it about man's fascination with medicine that holds such sway over the Physique of Christ? Why achieve this many Christians belief a capsule over God with their physique? Properly, a whole lot of it has to do with the unique King James (KJ) Bible translators.
Through the time when the KJ Bible was first translated, witches and witchcraft occupied the minds of many Church leaders. Lots of of individuals have been tried and executed for being a witch. So when Bible translators got here to the Greek phrase "pharmakeia" within the New Testomony, they select to make use of the much less which means of the phrase, "witchcraft," as an alternative of the phrase's main which means, "use of medicine."
On the time of translation again in 1611, utilizing the phrase "witchcraft" should have made sense. Witches created and used medicine and potions created from crops, animals and earth. So the phrase, witchcraft, match the occasions and translators needed to make that time. In any case, the Bible condemns witchcraft (Exodus 22:18).
That's all properly and good besides that: Once we learn concerning the "acts of the flesh" in Galatians 5: 19-21 in the present day, no point out is product of utilizing medicine, solely of witchcraft. Right here's how KJ translators translated the passage:
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, that are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft , hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkness, revellings, and such like: of the which I inform you earlier than, as I’ve additionally informed you in time previous, that they which do such issues shall not inherit the dominion of God. " (Galatians 5: 19-21) King James Bible
Now examine that very same passage transliterated from the Greek textual content within the Heritage Bible and see how totally different it reads:
"And the works of the flesh are manifest, that are: Adultery, sexual promiscuity, uncleanness, lack of ethical restraint, Idolatry, use of medicine , hatred, quarreling, jealousies, exhausting respiration, strife, dissensions, heresies, Envyings, drunkness, carousings, and the like like, which I inform you earlier than, as I additionally stated beforehand, that these training such issues will completely not inherit the dominion of God. " (Galatians 5: 19-21) Heritage Bible
There’s is: "Use of medicine." There’s completely nothing talked about about witchcraft, as a result of the unique Greek phrase main which means means use of medicine. It's not till you get right into a secondary which means the place you can find witchcraft and sorcery.
Houston, we’ve got an issue:
Christians at this time are confronted with the identical drawback Bible translators had again in 1611, solely in reverse. Witchcraft just isn’t the difficulty of the day, medicine are.
The medical, industrial and agricultural drug business at present dominates our lives. Drug use is so prevalent, drug tracks present up in our meals and water provide, and even threatens extinction of sure crops, animals and marine life. However that drawback solely touches the hem of the garment. The actual drawback lies within the human dying toll created immediately via legally prescribed drug consumption.
Witches don’t trigger this drawback. The issue is brought on by an enormous business that desires each man, lady and baby hooked on their product: Medicine! In truth, the Bible warns of this very factor occurring: Right here is how the Heritage Bible interprets the Guide of Revelation, 18:23
"And the sunshine of a lamp will completely not shine in you any extra, and the voice of the bride-groom and of the bride will completely not be heard in you any extra, as a result of your retailers have been the good ones of the earth, as a result of in your spell inducing medicine all of the races have been led astray. " (Revelation 18:23) Heritage Bible
For a era of Christians who develop up with prescription drug proliferation and a trusted medical business that closely pushes them, medicine appear regular and acceptable. This era of Christians believes the large lie that "medicine are good for you."
It’s inconceivable to this group of Christians that taking legally prescription drugs each day is an act of the flesh. They purpose that medical medicine are an invention of recent man, and that God would definitely not condemn medicine for medicinal functions. However they’ve solely the lie they consider to face on, nothing in Scripture to help their perception that God condones using medicine.
As a result of their Church teaches them nothing about God's pure legal guidelines or of the therapeutic energy discovered within the Physique of Jesus Christ, hundreds of thousands of Christians have turned to the world for therapeutic. It's unhappy, however they achieve this with out God.
With out an correct translation of God's Phrase to information them, hundreds of thousands of God-loving individuals have been led astray. They’ve been seduced by the world into reliance on medicine as an alternative of counting on God's pure regulation (discovered within the Bible) and the Physique of Jesus Christ for therapeutic.
With out realization, many Christians have changed the bread of communion with that of a drug. And for a lot of: Medicine have turn into a faith, which locations belief on the planet over that of God's Phrase.
Think about how totally different our religion can be as we speak had the KJ Bible translated pharmakeia as "use of medicine" as an alternative of "witchcraft." Virtually all of Christendom is aware of and makes use of the KJ Bible. Some regard the KJ Bible as the one approved translation and use no different Bible. So how are these individuals to know God condemns the follow of routinely utilizing medicine? They won’t.
The reality is: God is our healer! That declaration removes all different prospects. God has offered for our each want discovered within the plant kingdom and thru Jesus Christ. Those that look elsewhere will discover solely struggling and dying.
If this fact leaves you struggling, you have got been victimized by the prince of this world. My prayer is that you simply flip away from the false actuality of medicine, and switch to God's Phrase for fact and therapeutic.