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Old 06-16-2008, 09:29 AM
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Witchcraft = medication

Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft,5331 hatred, variance, emulations, wrath,2372 strife, seditions, heresies,

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φαρμακεία
pharmakeia
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From G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery, witchcraft.

I didn't even know this until yesterday when I was listening to a preaching tape. So, I decided to look it up and it took me by surprise. Now, it makes so much sense about why taking medication is being so widely used and why there are so many commercials on TV about taking a pill in what ails you.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:37 AM
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Re: Witchcraft = medication

Most interesting.
I rarely see my Dr, therefore I rarely take prescriptions. I've had an odd infection on my leg, I've had 2 different presciptions and neither one cleared it up.
(Tis why they call it "The practice of medicine" , a line borrowed from George Carlin).

I'll need to visit the Dr again this week. Oh joy........
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:42 AM
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I believe if one studies this out, they will find that witchcraft = pharmica = mind altering drugs.

that doesnt mean everything that can be ingested for the purpose of curing sickness. Nor does it mean anything that is used for pain reduction.

there is a spiritual implication to using mind altering drugs for no good reason.... just as there is a spiritual implication to drunkeness.
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Most interesting.
I rarely see my Dr, therefore I rarely take prescriptions. I've had an odd infection on my leg, I've had 2 different presciptions and neither one cleared it up.
(Tis why they call it "The practice of medicine" , a line borrowed from George Carlin).

I'll need to visit the Dr again this week. Oh joy........
It was interesting to me too. I read the whole bible a few times, but didn't know about the witchcraft = medication.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:49 AM
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It was interesting to me too. I read the whole bible a few times, but didn't know about the witchcraft = medication.
O-Man, I dont think you can say that. the greek word Pharmika is where we get our word pharmacy from but that doesnt imply that the modern understanding of a drug like Amnioterone (sp) which corrects vintricular tachacardia is = to witchcraft.

we are talking about the ancient understanding of mind altering drugs, that were then used to put people into a state where they could "commune" with the spirits.

LSD yes. bad mojo
Asprin no. Good mojo.
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I believe if one studies this out, they will find that witchcraft = pharmica = mind altering drugs.

that doesnt mean everything that can be ingested for the purpose of curing sickness. Nor does it mean anything that is used for pain reduction.

there is a spiritual implication to using mind altering drugs for no good reason.... just as there is a spiritual implication to drunkeness.
It doesn't say mind altering drugs though.

From φάρμακον pharmakon (a drug, that is, spell giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, that is, (by extension) a magician: - sorcerer.
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It doesn't say mind altering drugs though.

From φάρμακον pharmakon (a drug, that is, spell giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, that is, (by extension) a magician: - sorcerer.
Right! those things point to ancient understanding of the GREEK WORD. Not a modern understanding of a modern english word that is derived from a greek word.

very different things.
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O-Man, I dont think you can say that. the greek word Pharmika is where we get our word pharmacy from but that doesnt imply that the modern understanding of a drug like Amnioterone (sp) which corrects vintricular tachacardia is = to witchcraft.

we are talking about the ancient understanding of mind altering drugs, that were then used to put people into a state where they could "commune" with the spirits.

LSD yes. bad mojo
Asprin no. Good mojo.
I thought that good old fashion prayer would cure anything. This is getting to be a pill world and that is what is so sad, because all you have to do is to take a pill for any ailment.
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lsd bad, that is funny and true, for anyone to try and say the bible promotes witchcraft or twist the words to say that all meds are bad, is just bunk, dt
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I thought that good old fashion prayer would cure anything. This is getting to be a pill world and that is what is so sad, because all you have to do is to take a pill for any ailment.
My friend, Good old fashion prayer can cure anything and I am living walking proof!

My sons are both alive and well today because of good old fashioned prayer too! But lets be sure to also point out that during the birth of my first son, both he and my wife would have died that day had it not been for Doctors and modern medicine.

that however doesnt change the fact that there are times when modern medicine IS called for. The Quad. Bypass my dad has in 1992 sure seems to have stood him in good sted. he is with us to this day. the Drs. gave him 5 years in 1992.

God did not see fit to heal my back in 2006. Lortab and a good surgon got me on the road to recovery.

Brother Epley can give you some names of preachers that preached against medical treatment until they got deathly sick.

Zelousness for God is no excuse for bad doctrine. Drugs = witchcraft is BAD doctrine.
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