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It exposes the spiritual dangers posed by the New Age holistic health movement, which combines valid healing remedies with various mystical healing arts. Valuable insights are given herein into the traps of the paranormal from a Christian perspective.
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Here is a list of the more common alternative healing arts that the book deals with: Astrology, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda medicine practices, Applied Kinesiology, Biofeedback, Crystal Therapy, Chakra therapy, Dowsing and Divination, Essential Oils, Energy Medicine, Homeopathy, Hypnotism, Holistic Medicine, Iridology, Magnets, Martial Arts of many names, Meditation as in Transcendental, Mindfulness, and the Relaxation Response variations, Qi Gong, Reiki, Reflexology, Shiatzu, Secular Psychology, Vibrational Medicine, some aspects of AA and 12 Step programs. Yoga, Yoga Exercises.
The lies told by the Serpent in the Garden, “you shall not die” and “you will become wise like God,” (become a god), are the foundational pillars of paganism/nature worship. From this religious system many proclaimed healing methods have evolved.
The explanation for their healing power is to be found as an extension of the pagan doctrine of origin; that of a perfect blending of a two part cosmic energy which created the cosmos, earth, and man. When this creative balanced energy, which is said to produce life, becomes unbalanced, it is believed to allow disease and illness, and in turn, various therapeutic modalities are believed to restore balance and produce healing.
These therapies are not some healing modality simply discovered and used by ancient pagan civilizations, they are believed to function not only as a method of restoring health but also contribute to the religious trek to nirvana, the pagan’s heaven. Such methods are not dependent upon being in harmony with God’s physical laws of physics and chemistry. Science has not found them to work by known laws of science.
These holistic alternative healing practices are used as an “entering wedge,” “right arm,” of evangelism in the Neo-Pagan–New Age movement. Marilyn Ferguson in her book “The Aquarian Conspiracy,” (called by New York Times the New Age Bible) chapter 4 titled “Crossover”, refers to several of these therapeutics as “psychotechnologies” which are effective in initiating a change in a person’s world view, from the Judeo-Christian world-view, toward one of Eastern pantheism. This “right arm” of the crossover message is designed to affect and bring about a change of world view for an entire civilization and even the whole world.
A very fascinating study shows that higher amounts of purpose in life correlate with lower interleukin-6 (= pro-inflammatory cytokine) levels. In addition it reveals that educational degrees stop playing a relevant role as soon as a certain amount of purpose in life is reached.
What’s your purpose in life?
Heilstätten sind ein erfolgreiches Mittel, um alle Klassen der Bevölkerung zu erreichen. Unsre Krankenhäuser sind die rechte Hand des Evangeliums und öffnen Wege, auf denen leidende Menschen mit der frohen Botschaft der Heilung durch Christus erreicht werden.
[…] ER hat uns beauftragt, das von ihm begonnene Werk der ärztlichen Mission fortzuführen. […] Mir wurde besonders Licht darüber gegeben, dass viele Seelen in unsern Krankenhäusern die gegenwärtige Wahrheit annehmen und ihr folgen werden. In diesen Anstalten soll man Männer und Frauen lehren, wie sie für ihren Körper sorgen und gleichzeitig zum Glauben kommen können. Unsre Krankenhäuser sollen Schulen sein, in denen man auf dem Gebiet der ärztlichen Mission Unterricht erteilt. Sie sollen den sündenkranken Seelen die Blätter vom Lebensbaum darreichen, die ihnen Frieden, Hoffnung und Glauben an Jesus spenden. Quelle: Schatzkammer der Zeugnisse 3 S. 316, 317
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Medical missionary work is to be carried forward with an earnestness with which it has never yet been carried. This work is the door through which the truth is to find entrance to the large cities, and sanitariums are to be established in many places. Sanitarium work is one of the most successful means of reaching all classes of people. Our sanitariums are the right hand of the gospel, opening ways whereby suffering humanity may be reached with the glad tidings of healing through Christ.
[…] He has commissioned us to carry forward the medical missionary work that He began. […] I have been given special light that in our sanitariums many souls will receive and obey present truth. In these institutions men and women are to be taught how to care for their own bodies and at the same time how to become sound in the faith. Our sanitariums are to be schools in which instruction shall be given in medical missionary lines. They are to bring to sin-sick souls the leaves of the tree of life, which will restore to them peace and hope and faith in Christ Jesus. Source: Testimonies of the Church Vol 9, pg.167, 168
Wir haben eine Zeit erreicht, da jedes Gemeindeglied ärztliche Missionsarbeit tun sollte. Die Welt ist ein Krankenhaus voller körperlich und seelisch Kranker. Überall gehen Menschen zugrunde, weil sie die Wahrheiten nicht kennen, die uns anvertraut wurden. Den Gemeindegliedern tut eine Erweckung not, damit sie ihre Verantwortung erkennen und diese Wahrheiten verbreiten.
Wen die Wahrheit erleuchtet hat, der soll der Welt ein Lichtträger sein. Unser Licht in dieser Zeit verbergen, hieße einen schrecklichen Fehler begehen. Heute lautet der Ruf an Gottes Volk: “Mache dich auf, werde licht! denn dein Licht kommt, und die Herrlichkeit des Herrn geht auf über dir.” Jesaja 60,1.
Überall sehen wir Menschen, die viel Licht und Erkenntnis hatten, aber vorsätzlich das Schlechte wählen. Da sie keine Lebensreform versuchen, wird es immer schlimmer mit ihnen. Die Kinder Gottes aber sollen nicht im Finstern, sondern im Licht wandeln, denn sie sind Lebensreformer. Sch3 86.1
Die ärztliche Mission wird dem Lebensreformer viele Türen öffnen: Niemand braucht auf den Ruf in entfernte Gebiete zu warten, der noch nicht mit der Hilfe beim Nachbarn begonnen hat. Wo ihr auch immer seid, da könnt ihr sofort anfangen. Gelegenheiten bieten sich für jeden. Ergreift die Arbeit, für die ihr verantwortlich seid; beginnt mit eurer Tätigkeit in eurem Hause und in eurer Nachbarschaft. Wartet nicht darauf, daß euch andre dazu auffordern. Geht ohne Zögern in der Furcht Gottes voran und denkt an eure persönliche Verantwortung dem gegenüber, der sein Leben für euch gegeben hat. Handelt so, als hörtet ihr Christus euch persönlich auffordern, in eurem Dienste für ihn das Beste zu tun. Quelle: EGW, Schatzkammer der Zeugnisse, 3 S. 85, 86
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We have come to a time when every member of the church should take hold of medical missionary work. The world is a lazar house filled with victims of both physical and spiritual disease. Everywhere people are perishing for lack of a knowledge of the truths that have been committed to us. The members of the church are in need of an awakening, that they may realize their responsibility to impart these truths.
Those who have been enlightened by the truth are to be light bearers to the world. To hide our light at this time is to make a terrible mistake. The message to God’s people today is: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60,1
On every hand we see those who have had much light and knowledge deliberately choosing evil in the place of good. Making no attempt to reform, they are growing worse and worse. But the people of God are not to walk in darkness. They are to walk in the light, for they are reformers.
Before the true reformer, the medical missionary work will open many doors: No one need wait until called to some distant field before beginning to help others. Wherever you are, you can begin at once. Opportunities are within the reach of everyone. Take up the work for which you are held responsible, the work that should be done in your home and in your neighborhood. Wait not for others to urge you to action. In the fear of God go forward without delay, bearing in mind your individual responsibility to Him who gave His life for you. Act as if you heard Christ calling upon you personally to do your utmost in His service. Source: EGW: Testimonies for the Church Vol. 7, pg. 62, 63
“When we let our inner pilot light radiate we heal from the inside out and it`s more powerful than anything that medicine can give you from the outside.”
Lissa Ranking is coming to an interesting conclusion about the true underlying cause of most of our health problems today. Even though we from ENAD do not endorse every point made in this TED-talk, we find it worth watching how brilliant people more and more come to the conclusion that there has to be something more out there to achieve complete healing, than the mere conventional approach to health.
As Christians we know what that “inner pilot light” is, that Dr Rankin is referring to. May God by the indwelling power of his Holy Spirit grant you exactly that healing that you were longing for so long.
Scientists call for further study after failing to decide whether brain differences are cause or effect of porn consumption.
Less grey matter is found in the brains of men who watch large amounts of sexually explicit material, a study has found. The research, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, could not determine if porn actually caused the brain to shrink, however, and the authors called for more study on the topic.
“Future studies should investigate the effects of pornography longitudinally or expose naive participants to pornography and investigate the causal effects over time,” said researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.
The institute recruited 64 male subjects aged 21-45 “with a broad range of pornography consumption”.
The men were not told initially that the research was monitoring their brains on porn, rather that it was “a scientific study including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements”.
The men were told during a later phone interview that questions about pornography would be part of the research, and none dropped out.
The men filled out surveys, describing how much porn they watched. Their responses averaged a little more than four hours a week.
Their brains were scanned with MRI technology while they were shown sexually explicit images from porn websites, along with non-sexual images of people exercising.
“Our findings indicated that grey matter volume of the right caudate of the striatum is smaller with higher pornography use,” the researchers said.
Furthermore, when sexually explicit material was shown, the men’s MRIs showed diminished function in a part of the brain that processes motivation.
But were men with smaller striatums seeking more porn, or did more porn make the brain smaller? Was it a consequence, or a precondition?
“Individuals with lower striatum volume may need more external stimulation to experience pleasure and might therefore experience pornography consumption as more rewarding, which may in turn lead to [more porn watching],” said the authors, concluding that more study is needed.
Ist das Gebet eine „applizierbare Therapiemethode“? Soll der Patient selbst beten oder beten lassen? Einige wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zu diesem umstrittenen Thema liegen jetzt vor. Dr. med René Hefti stellt in diesem Artikel einige der neueren Studien über die Wirkung des Gebets bei Patienten vor. Die Ergebnisse reichen von einer Symptomverbesserung bis hin zum Fürbittegebet als Risikofaktor. Aber es gibt auch kritische Einwände.