The 'Old Religion':

Written by Robert Bruce Baird


The early Christian roots andrepparttar 'Brotherhood of Iesa' is really not a threatening thing for anyone who believes in Christ. It is an affirmational sharing that enhances ALL! Another perspective came my way via Wicca, andrepparttar 143739 husband and wife team who wroterepparttar 143740 book A Witches' Bible. The Farrars (Janet and Stewart) from 1981 addressrepparttar 143741 different names that can be used forrepparttar 143742 spirits or dimensional energies. Some ofrepparttar 143743 groups or 'cults' userepparttar 143744 names from Norse or Egyptian cultures, but any true student knows thatrepparttar 143745 names do not limitrepparttar 143746 true nature;repparttar 143747 names are just man's way of representing these forces. They say on page 14:

"All this is reflected inrepparttar 143748 fact that it isrepparttar 143749 Greater Sabbats which have Gaelic names. Ofrepparttar 143750 various forms which witches use, we have chosenrepparttar 143751 Irish Gaelic ones, for personal and historical reasons - personal because we live in Ireland, where these forms have living meaning; historical, because Ireland wasrepparttar 143752 only Celtic country never to be absorbed byrepparttar 143753 Roman Empire, and so it is in Ireland's mythology and in her ancient language thatrepparttar 143754 lineaments ofrepparttar 143755 Old Religion can often be most clearly discerned. Evenrepparttar 143756 Celtic Church remained stubbornly independent ofrepparttar 143757 Vatican for many centuries. There is a tiny Russian Orthodox community in Ireland based on exiles from Russia; interestingly, 'it has attracted quite a number of Irish converts, some of whom regard it asrepparttar 143758 Irish Church which existed beforerepparttar 143759 arrival of St. Patrick {Who personally burned over 150 books that we must remember were hand written -repparttar 143760 Sumerian and Mayan duplicating methods were not being used at these times throughout most ofrepparttar 143761 world.} torepparttar 143762 years following Henry's invasion andrepparttar 143763 establishments ofrepparttar 143764 links with Rome. (Sunday Press, Dublin 12th March 1978)."

The Qabala was probably notrepparttar 143765 only ancient verbal tradition thatrepparttar 143766 even older church of Keltic 'travelers' spread in their mission of 'Brotherhood' and MacDari who writes a lot about this does not mentionrepparttar 143767 Qabala. He after all is a Mason/Rosicrucian and they too, like to lay claim to knowledge as their own. The Qabala is involved inrepparttar 143768 knowledge of many roots ofrepparttar 143769 'source' that Jesus studied. These include but are not limited to: alchemy (metallurgy was more correctly Joseph's trade),repparttar 143770 Tao, Gnosticism and pagan beliefs such as shamans and maybe Buddhism or Hinduism. Being as his forefather Solomon sent ships throughoutrepparttar 143771 whole spherical world and returned with much knowledge there is good reason to assume he might even have studied Mayan which some say his last words were written in (and not Aramaic), perhaps I should say spoken in. There is a legend I find hard to believe that Jesus went to Mayan lands after he was brought down fromrepparttar 143772 cross. It is more likely he went there before his mission in Israel (Iesa-real) began. This definitely would have been possible asrepparttar 143773 Bat Creek stones show many Judeans escaping Roman persecution came torepparttar 143774 Americas and recent archaeology acknowledgesrepparttar 143775 Romans came to this verdant paradise then too.

Before Christ and certainly by his timerepparttar 143776 social morays and prejudices against women were already massive. Even though (St?) Augustine wasrepparttar 143777 interpreter of Genesis as proof of women beingrepparttar 143778 harbingers of sin - 'original?' in a later time. Wicca says it is 25,000 years old and some of their leaders who I have talked with at length confirm that they draw their knowledge from Druidry. These Kelts never saw a need to resort to force and insecurity or fear to have their sexual needs met in their families. They respected their equal mates and knew that they had been or would be women in other incarnations ofrepparttar 143779 multi-dimensional soul as time passed.

Light On in Life

Written by Terry Dashner

Light On in Life

Terry Dashner………………Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

When Thomas A. Edison died on October 18, 1931, President Herbert Hoover suggested that allrepparttar lights in America be turned off for one minute in honor ofrepparttar 143590 noted inventor. It was when he was only thirty-two thatrepparttar 143591 youthful inventor, after thirteen months of repeated failure, had developedrepparttar 143592 first incandescent light. It was, in his words,repparttar 143593 “most difficult” of all his inventions.

But President Hoover’s proposal was never carried out, because responsible leaders decided that too much risk would be involved if all lights were suddenly extinguished atrepparttar 143594 same time.

Edison designed a product that proved indispensable. Even at his death,repparttar 143595 world could not do without it for a single minute. A good test of any man’s (or woman’s) life is whether he makes even a small contribution which just one person cannot do without.

What about you? Are you making a difference?

Rick Warren in his book entitled, The Purpose Driven Life (Zondervan 2002), statesrepparttar 143596 following. “The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.”

Rick continues, “You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it. Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived inrepparttar 143597 mind of God. He thought of you first. It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing at this very moment. You are alive because God wanted to create you! The Bible says, ‘The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.’”

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