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GOD GAVE US HERBS
There is no way that anyone will ever make me believe that man can out do what God has made. He made it all, everything, in six days of creation. He made it perfect. He made it well. He made no mistakes. He didn’t wake on the seventh day and say "I forgot..." He made it all for the rest of eternity.
This is the reason why we need to seek His ways for spirit, soul and body.
In Psalms 104:14, Scripture says that herbs are for the service of man. In Genesis 1:29 God said He made the herbs and the green plants for our food. Food is to nourish our bodies.
Our foods today, have been fertilized with chemicals, homogenized, pasteurized, hydrolyzed and a lot of other "izes". There are food colors, preservatives, chemicals, additives, etc. in our foods that make them less than nutritious.
Man takes out the wheat germ from the wheat, throws it to the cattle, bleaches the rest of the wheat grain and we have nothing left but white, demineralize flour that makes a paste in the colon. You can take white flour and add a little water, put it on the back of a plate, stick it to the wall and it will stay there until someone pries it away. Flour is not the only food that is messed with by man. Most all foods have been tampered with.
Everything man touches, seems to be messed up. A grocery store is a Mausoleum, as it’s full of dead things. Even the produce has been sprayed with pesticides, etc. You can’t wash it off. It’s in the produce, not just on the outside. The chemicals goes into the ground, into the plant roots, into the plant stems, leaves and finally the fruit of the plant. I suggest you find a source of organic produce as soon as possible. If possible, start your own garden or co-op.
Many times the question is asked, "What about vitamins and minerals? I’m taking all these herbs but no vitamins or minerals." Answer is that all herbs have vitamins and minerals in them naturally. They assimilate better that vitamins and minerals that are made in the laboratory by man. God didn’t make vitamin C, but He did make Rose Hips and Bilberry that are very high in vitamin C. Many herbs have vitamin C in them. Bilberry has a complex of vitamin C in it. Garlic is one of God’s best herbs and it has Co-Q10 in it.
One of my favorite little inexpensive books to find this information in is Louise Tenney’s "Health Handbook". This small book can be carried in your pocket or purse, but big enough to give you most herbal information that you need.
If you haven’t tried herbs, do yourself a favor and try God’s way to health. I’m sure you will learn about them quickly and love them very much.
WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAYABOUT DRUGS
by Charles Morton
Now I'm not just talking about the kind some folks smoke or snort up their noses. I'm talking about all drugs, legal as well as illegal. I'm talking about common over-the-counter drugs as well as prescription drugs. Does the Bible mention them at all? Is it for them or against them?
"Normally, if you want to study a subject in the Bible, all you have to do is look it up in a reference book called a concordance. This book lists every word in the Bible and refers you to all the texts where it is located.
"When you look for the word "drug" you discover that it is not listed. This has led many people to the erroneous conclusion that the Bible does not mention drugs. Because of this, most people have never heard the subject of drugs expounded from a Biblical viewpoint.
"By studying the original Greek text we find that the use of drugs is mentioned four times in the New Testament. The Word ''sorcerers" in Rev. 21:8 and 22:15 and "sorceries" found in Rev.9:21 and 18:23 are all derived from the original Greek word "pharmakon". '
"We read in Rev. 22:15: "For without are dogs and sorcerers and whoremongers and murderers and idolaters and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
"Whatever "sorcery" is, it certainly keeps pretty bad company, doesn't it? Now we read in Rev. 18:23: "Thy merchants were the great men of the earth, for by thy sorceries were all nations delivered".
Strong's exhaustive concordance of the Bible lists every word in the Bible and gives the meaning of the original word. It lists the word "sorcery" as a word 5332 times and tells us that it is translated from the original Greek word "pharmakon" and it gives the definition as: #1 —a drug i.e. a spell-giving potion #2—a druggist or pharmacist #3 — a poisoner.
"Isn't that amazing. A pharmacist today has the same Greek title that he had at the time the New Testament was written nearly 2000 years ago and he is still doing the same thing — dealing in poisonous drugs!
"The Bible says that "sorcery", or the use of poisonous drugs, has deceived all nations. All nations practice sorcery through the use of drugs, but they are deceived into thinking it's right. If a person is deceived, he won't know he is deceived, now will he? God condemns the merchandising and use of poisonous drugs along with murder and idolatry. Read it in your own Bible. Study it for yourself. If you don't own a concordance, borrow one from your library and see it with your own eyes.
"When I first became aware of it, my reaction was to deny it. Surely the word must have changed meaning. I looked in Webster's 2nd Collegiate Dictionary published in 1980 under the word "pharmaceutical" and I could scarcely believe my eyes when the definition read: "pharmaceutical"—the practice of witchcraft or the use of poison.
"Now, this brings us to ask: WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT MEDICINE?
"Are we to conclude from what the Bible has to say about drugs that all medicines are condemned? If we want wisdom and knowledge about a certain subject, Is. 28:9 & 10 tells us how to obtain it. "VS: "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breast." VS:10 "For precept must be upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little."
How are we to put precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, and there a little? That is exactly what we were doing when we used the concordance as a tool to study what the Bible has to say about drugs. Let us once again apply this method to the study of the word "medicine".
The very first place the word "medicine" is used in the Bible is in Proverbs 17:22 and it says, "A merry heart doeth good, like a medicine." If medicine and drugs are the same thing, this would, at first glance, seem to reveal a contradiction in the Bible. This question is answered in the very next text listed in the concordance under medicine: EZ. 47:12 "The fruit thereof shall be for meat and the leaf thereof for medicine." The Bible is telling us that medicine is good and it tells us where to obtain it — from the leaves—or what we commonly call "herbs".
The original Hebrew word used for medicine in Proverbs 17:22 is listed 1456 times in Strong's concordance. We find that the Hebrew spelling is g-e-h-a-h and it means: a cure. The original word used in EZ. 47:12 is t-e-r-v-w-p-h-ah, and it means: a remedy.
Today the words "medicine" and "drugs" are used interchangeably. Language is dynamic and it changes to reflect common usage. We have found that the original word for "sorcery" means a drug, a druggist or a poisoner. We have found that the original word for "medicine" means a cure or a remedy. We can clearly see that drugs and medicine are not the same thing when spoken of in the Bible. The Bible condemns the use of poisons for medicine and labels it as sorcery and very plainly tells us that true medicine is leaves.
The common name used for medical leaves is herbs. Ps.104:14 says that he has given us "herbs for the service of Man".
A woman said, "Isn't this interesting? You know what? You're right except for one thing. There are plenty of folks that I know of who are paying attention, and they have quit the use of drugs, both legal and illegal. You're not the only one who has been learning this past year. Every week I've been attending a lecture on medicinal herbs where there are a lot of people who used to be considered incurable and are now well and healthy. Why, one lady spent $15,000 at a leading hospital to be told she was incurable and they wanted to try a new experimental medicine on her. She decided instead to try herbs. Her doctor was amazed when she began to recover. I know another little boy who was allergic to everything and nothing could be done for him. His mother turned to herbs and now he is leading a normal life. My friend, Mildred, started taking herbs for her diabetes and she was able to gradually reduce the use of insulin, with her doctor's approval, until now she's completely off the use of insulin. I know of lots-of others who have been helped also."
THERE ARE NO INCURABLE DISEASES for our God "HEALETH ALL THY DISEASES." (Ps 103:3)
God says. "I am the Lord that healeth thee," EX 15:26. One of the commandments is "Thou shall not have any Gods before me". Are we not provoking Him when we use poisonous drugs which He condemns as sorcery instead of using herbs which He calls medicines?
God heals some people by faith, but many are not healed in this manner. Faith healing is not the subject of this article, but sufficient to say here that the use of herbs for medicine is given to us by the same God who gives us faith healing, both are valid, both are necessary.
What about you my friend, will you return to true medicine and forsake sorcery?
Many people have run the course of sorcery/drugs only to be told that everything medically possible had been done but that they were incurable.
The good news is that THERE ARE NO INCURABLE DISEASES. Thousands of people around the world have been cured by using herbs after they were told they were incurable.