Skip to comments.Occult, occultist, occultism. Meanings ... why some churches consider occultism as something ZOT
Posted on 11/11/2011 2:47:13 PM PST by Love Wisdom Truth
Occult, occultist, occultism.
1. Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena.
2. Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable.
3. Available only to the initiate; secret: occult lore. mysterious.
4. Hidden from view; concealed.
Why some churches consider occultism as something wrong/bad?
If there is something bad in occultism please show some evidence it is. Man made theories or hypothesis don't mean anything to me. As it is said “the tree is known by its fruits” so I would like to check the fruits, not someones theories or hypothesis that occultism is bad.
(I believe there are angels, and that there are supernatural powers, plus many other secrets in mother Nature to which access is not given just to anyone, but only to highly developed souls. Why? Because if access is given to us - the ordinary people to all those powers, we may use them to kill each other. If believing in all that makes one occultist, than I am an occultist. Jesus for example made out of 5 loafs of bread way much more to feed 5,000 people, He turned water into wine and etc..... IMO, He is one of the best occultists ever. Why, He didn't share that knowledge with everyone else??? There are some serious reasons for that, and the answer is: - We are not ready.)
Why occultism is bad for some (or most) churches? Thank you.
The Nazi’s were occultist. Thats all I have to say.
Um, God’s Word says its wrong. That’s all we need to know.
I think you posted to the wrong site.
This nonsense belongs on the Huffingtonpuffingtonpost.
Well, for one the Bible the Word of God says its wrong.
Ok, that’s the only reason you need.
The reason Jesus Christ could do those things you mentioned is because he is Our Great God and Saviour, not just a vain man...
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
It’s not. Don’t listen to the evangenlicals around here.
If you look deeper you will find all religions reflect the same basic concepts of accessing the divine and infinite.
I was astounded by the similarities in so-called ‘occult’ readings to the bible.
The difference is the use of religion for selfishness or for good.
The zot is definitely coming. The newbie has been here a very short time.
First, this is an old, old heresy called Gnosticism, which basically administers to gullible people's vanity -- 'hidden (occult) knowledge (gnosis)' is available only to the adepts. Of course, as St. Irenaeus pointed out back in the 2nd century, you wind up simply worshipping yourself. C.S. Lewis covered this appeal to vanity and its destructive results in an essay on "The Inner Ring", and also in That Hideous Strength, if you prefer fiction.
Second, you can't hijack Jesus for this as some sort of adept or advanced being. As C.S. Lewis also said, if you read what Jesus actually said, he is either the Son of God, the Devil of Hell, or insane. You can't hail him as some sort of advanced teacher or enlightened being -- as Lewis also said, He didn't intend to leave us that option.
Third, there most certainly are spiritual beings other than men and angels. The vast majority of them do not have your best interest at heart, and if you mess with them you will get burned. The whole New Age movement has opened the door to a lot of ignorant monkeying around with the unseen world. It's very dangerous and wrong, and serious people have always known that. That's why both the Bible and the Catholic Church are very strict about forbidding attempts to divine the future, work magic, contact the dead, etc.
Finally, all the occultists I have ever known are to varying degrees nutty as squirrel poop. I was around the fringes of the movement for years, I can even read Tarot cards and weave a pretty good patter while I'm doing it. But I don't do that any more because it's wrong, and dangerous.
Ah, back to spout some more falderall eh lwt? For someone who likes to cite his occultic masters so called talks about God I find this humorous if this statement wasn't so sick. What is bad? Very simply, churches repudiate it because God repudiates it. Read your bible, not your guru's lectures, you will learn a lot.
When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire [an ancient occult practice], or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination [detestable] to the LORD
Shall we talk about demonic possession. How about the sacrifice of humans on altars.
What is evil about it - pure evil deception for starters.
I believe there are angels, and that there are supernatural powers, plus many other secrets in mother Nature to which access is not given just to anyone, but only to highly developed souls.
Prime example of the deception. Not all of those supernatural 'powers' are benevolent. Contrary to your master's lectures, Jesus came to ALL people to reveal to them the Father - not just some of your select masters. "for God so loved the World. . ."
Jesus for example made out of 5 loafs of bread way much more to feed 5,000 people, He turned water into wine and etc..... IMO, He is one of the best occultists ever.
That is neither occultic or secret lwt. Here your dictionary theology lesson falls apart. As you've already pointed out - your occult is a secret knowledge and practices dealing with the supernatural or psychic phenomena, often for the purpose of obtaining personal power. You see none of that in Jesus' feeding the people.
Why, He didn't share that knowledge with everyone else??? There are some serious reasons for that, and the answer is: - We are not ready.)
Here is a lecture your master never made regarding Jesus' words -
Mt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25* Behold, I have told you before.
26* Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
John 18:20* Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
Your master is one of these false Christs and false prophets - designing to deceive many. Jesus taught openly, not in the secret.
God condemned occultism in the OT with death. The NT church soundly rejected it. It is bad for all churches, regardless of the lies of your master.
Do I smell something?
A) Occultism IS wrong. The bible says so.
B) Its not just the 'envengenlicals' (I assume you mean evangelicals) that condemn occultism. Every Christian Church, from Baptist to Catholic to those guys that gather in the kitchen on Sunday morning, agree that occultism is evil and against the divine will of God.
Oh, one other thing lwt. Another lecture your master failed to teach you -
Mt 8:16* When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
Mt 9:33* And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
Mt 10:8* Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Mr 1:39* And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
Mr 3:15* And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
Lu 11:20* But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
Yes lwt, these subtle spirits that your masters have looked to for wisdom have bound peoples lives, tormented them and their families. Yet you have to ask what is bad in occultism.
Jesus drove those demons out by the power of God, not some mystical incantation or secret knowledge.
The apostle Paul wrote -
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light ( for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth ) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
Again, your masters hide the identity of the risen Christ because they cannot face God, but must skulk around the corners of darkness. Occult is one of the fruitless deeds of darkness and as you say - by their fruits you will know them.
Have you ever read the Bible? I am not sure how you could be be more wrong.