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Voodoo Christianity

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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just returned from some street ministry in the voodoo capital of America, New Orleans.    I couldn’t help but notice some similarities between Bourbon Street and Voodoo Christianity.

VoodooBased on unrealistic or delusive assumptions: Deceptive or delusive nonsense.

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

Voodoo in its most simple of terms is a religion based on superstition and “black magic.” The term “black” insinuates a connection to the dark side. It is a religious system of “superstitious” works that count on forces from the “dark side” perpetuating good.

Even if it appeared to be “good”, any voodoo action that resulted in “good” would be a counterfeit. Darkness is never able to present light…no matter how “good” the result may be. Remember, we are told that Satan often appears as an angel of light.

Here are a few examples of voodoo beliefs:

  • A lock of a girl’s hair brings good luck.
    If you lay a broom across the doorway at night, a witch can’t come in and hurt you.
    Having a woman visit you the first thing on Monday mornings is bad luck for the rest of the week.
    Don’t borrow or lend salt because that is bad luck.
    If you sweep trash out of the house after dark you will sweep away your luck.
    Don’t shake a tablecloth outside after dark or someone in your family will die.

Superstition is “A fearful or abject state of mind resulting from ignorance. Idolatry.

I would like to lay before you today the premise that superstition and idolatry has crept into our churches today. Much of what Christians believe today is “based on unrealistic or delusive assumptions” and is evidenced by “deceptive and delusive nonsense.”

In short, Voodoo Christianity is running rampant in our churches.

Jesus is the light. The Bible is His Word. If you hold to a belief system that is contrary to the principles that one finds in the Bible then your belief system is faulty. Any belief that runs counter to Scripture comes from the dark side. There is no “grey” area with truth.

But that is the poison that our culture has tried to feed us. Moral relativism, tolerance, diversity, and “tolerance” of sin are all examples of “spells” that have been cast over America from the dark side. “The Church” used to be the antidote to this “voodoo” belief system, but in the last generation we have seen these beliefs become “doctrine” in our churches.

Is your church a purveyor of Christian Voodoo? Have many of the things you believe come straight from the dark side? Does much of what your teach fall in line with the “doctrines of demons?”

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”

A seared conscience refers to one who is no longer moved by a sense of right and wrong. Is that you? Has your conscience been seared by “Voodoo Christianity?”

If you believe that God is not upset by the murder of unborn babies and that it is possible for you to be “pro-choice” and a Christian, then you are a practitioner of Voodoo Christianity.

Although God is completely good and wants the best for all of His children He did not suffer and die on the cross to enhance your life. If you believe that Jesus died to give you a bigger house, improved finances, and a name-it-claim-it attitude towards this life then you are a practitioner of Voodoo Christianity.

God is Holy and tells us to strive to “Be ye Holy as I am Holy.” They teachings in our churches that tell us that sin is not an affront to the Lord, that you can continue to go on sinning without impunity, that you can fornicate at will, that you can live with someone with whom you are not married is nothing more than Voodoo Christianity.

God is just and Christians are his enforcers of justice in the earth. To think that Jesus died on a cross to allow His Name to be besmirched in this land; to permit His Name to be removed from the minds of America’s school children; to believe that morality can be taught apart from the Holy Scriptures as the foundation of all moral law is nothing short of Voodoo Christianity.

All of us were made from dirt and to the dirt shall our bodies return. In creating man Yahweh used red dirt, brown dirt, yellow dirt, and white-man dirt. If you believe that the color of the dirt from which you were formed is the determining aspect in all of our worldly affairs then you are under a spell. To go to a” black church”, or a “white church,” or an “Hispanic church” is nothing short of voodoo identity. There are only two races of people…those racing for heaven and those racing for hell. To focus on skin color is Voodoo Christianity.

If you go to a church that believes that Christians are to have no say in the political affairs of this nation is to drink a witch’s brew. Jesus told us we were the “salt of the earth” which insinuates penetrating every area of American life. To leave the “political world” to the Devil’s kids is nothing short of Voodoo Christianity.

Barack Obama is the most dishonest man to ever sit in the White House. His policies are socialist and are designed to undermine the American way of life. He believes in homosexual marriage, post-birth abortion, the destruction of individual God-granted rights, and that the birth of a child is “punishment” in certain situations. If you are a Christian and voted for him you are a believer in Voodoo Christianity.

If you are trusting in the Republican Party to cure all of America’s ills; If you think the Republican Party wants to end abortion; If you think they are for smaller government and less spending; If you believe they are determined to over-turn Obama Care; And if you believe that they are for the protection of individual God-given rights then you are practicing Voodoo Christianity.

The book of Genesis is very clear. God created the heavens and the earth in six days. God created man in His own image. Man did not evolve from pond scum and our distant grandpa was not a chimpanzee. If you believe that what Charles Darwin wrote is truer than what the Bible teaches, then you are engaged in Voodoo Christianity.

Public schools have been seized by atheistic-humanists. Although the teachers may claim adherence to Jesus and the Bible, the doctrine being espoused in all of the government schools in this nation come straight out of the Devil’s rulebook. In fact, “Christian” teachers are playing on the Devil’s team by teaching these deadly doctrines to innocent children. If you are part of teaching to children things that are not true then you are practicing Voodoo Christianity.

Although Jesus did speak the words “judge not” in Mathew 7 that does not mean that Christians are supposed to accept as truth and teach to our children that “Christians are not supposed to judge.” On the Devil’s list of commandments to be taught to our children that is number 1. If you believe the malarkey that judging the behavior of others is “unchristian” then you are practicing Voodoo Christianity.

Despite what Rick Warren, President Bush, and Barack Obama may say Christians and Muslims do not serve the same God. The God of the Bible is not the god of the Quran, and the god of the Talmud is not the God of the Bible. If you think they are the same then you are under a spell and are practicing Voodoo Christianity.

Jesus uttered the most intolerant message in the history of the world when He declaredI am the way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the father except by me.” To believe that there are many paths to God is nothing short of Voodoo Christianity.

If you are going to call yourself a Christian then believe what the Bible teaches, do what the Bible says, and follow the roadmap that it lays out. To do anything else makes you a Voodoo Christian and a follower of the dark side.

If the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness.” “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.”


 
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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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Barack Obama is the most dishonest man to ever sit in the White House. His policies are socialist and are designed to undermine the American way of life. He believes in homosexual marriage, post-birth abortion, the destruction of individual God-granted rights, and that the birth of a child is “punishment” in certain situations. If you are a Christian and voted for him you are a believer in Voodoo Christianity.

If you are trusting in the Republican Party to cure all of America’s ills; If you think the Republican Party wants to end abortion; If you think they are for smaller government and less spending; If you believe they are determined to over-turn Obama Care; And if you believe that they are for the protection of individual God-given rights then you are practicing Voodoo Christianity.

angelenia
by Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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This is a disgusting, ignorant, vile and completely erroneous depiction of Voodoo ( more accurately Voudoun) i don't even give a fuck about the rest of the article. I stopped at the 'explanation' of what Voodoo is. This is low even for you, OP.
Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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Voodoo: Facts About Misunderstood Religion


voodoo doll
A voodoo doll is a sensational caricature of voudon.
Credit: Voodoo doll image via Shutterstock

Voodoo (or, more correctly, voudon) is an Afro-Caribbean religion originating in Haiti. While some confuse voodoo with voudon, voodoo is best understood as a sensationalized pop-culture caricature of voudon.

Voudon teaches belief in a supreme being called Bondye, an unknowable and uninvolved creator god. Voudonbelievers worship many spirits (called loa), each one of whom is responsible for a specific domain or part of life. So, for example, if you are a farmer you might give praise and offerings to the spirit of agriculture; if you are suffering from unrequited love, you would praise or leave offerings for Erzulie Freda, the spirit of love, and so on. In addition to helping (or impeding) human affairs loa can also manifest themselves by possessing the bodies of their worshipers.

Leslie Desmangles, a Haitian professor at Hartford's Trinity College writing in "The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal" notes that "The use of the term 'voudon' in Haiti refers to a whole assortment of cultural elements: personal creeds and practices, including an elaborate system of folk medical practices; a system of ethics transmitted across generations [including] proverbs, stories, songs, and folklore... voudon is more than belief; it is a way of life."

Haiti is most closely associated with voudon, though followers of the religion can be found in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, the United States and elsewhere. Followers of voudon also believe in a universal energy and a soul that can leave the body during dreams and spirit possession. In Christian theology, spiritual possession is usually considered to be an act of evil, either Satan or some demonic entity trying to enter an unwilling human vessel. In voudon, however, possession by loa is desired. In a ceremony guided by a priest or priestess this possession is considered a valuable, first-hand spiritual experience and connection with the spirit world.

History of voudon

Voudon originated with slaves who combined elements of their West African traditions and beliefs with the Roman Catholicism imposed upon them by their masters in a process called syncretism. A 1685 law forbade the practice of African religions and required all masters to Christianize their slaves within eight days of their arrival, and slavery was condoned by the Catholic Church as a tool for converting Africans to morally upright Christians. Slaves forced to adopt Catholic rituals thus gave them double meanings, and in the process many of their spirits became associated with Christian saints. Furthermore, Desmangles notes, "Many of the African spirits were adapted to their new milieu in the New World. Ogun, for instance, the Nigerian spirit of ironsmiths, hunting and warfare took on a new persona... He became Ogou, the military leader who has led phalanxes into battle against oppression. In Haiti today, Ogou inspires many political revolutions that oust undesirable oppressive regimes."

Though Haitian slavery ended in the early 1800s, followers of voudon were often persecuted by authorities who demonized their religion. An 1889 book titled "Hayti, or the Black Republic" falsely attributed human sacrifices, cannibalism and other atrocities to voudon, further spreading fear of the religion. Many fundamentalist Christians still regard voudon and voodoo with suspicion, associating it with the occult, black magic and Satanism. Even today "voodoo" is often used as an adjective to describe something that is unknowable, mysterious, or simply unworkable (for example in 1980 George H. W. Bush famously disparaged Ronald Reagan's monetary policies as "voodoo economics").

Voodoo and zombies

The more sensational aspects of voudon, such as belief in zombies and animal sacrifice, have provided fodder for countless television shows and movies in the form of voodoo. Zombies are an especially good example of how a religious element can be taken out of context and become a global phenomenon.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "zombie" first appeared in English around 1810 when historian Robert Southey mentioned it in his book "History of Brazil." But this "zombi" was not the familiar brain-eating manlike monster but instead, like many voudon loa, a West African deity. The word later came to suggest the vital, human force leaving the shell of a body, and ultimately a creature human in form but lacking self-awareness, intelligence and a soul.

The original Haitian zombies were not villains but victims. Haitian zombies were said to be people brought back from the dead (and sometimes controlled) through magical means by priests called bokors. Sometimes, the zombification was done as punishment (striking fear in those who believed that they could be abused even after death), but often the zombies were said to have been used as slave labor on the island's farms and sugarcane plantations (though no evidence of the zombie-filled farms was ever found).

The voodoo popular in movies and fiction bears little resemblance to real voudon beliefs or practices. Voodoo has become a prominent feature of the New Orleans tourism industry, with countless shops, tours, exhibits, and museums capitalizing on that city's historic (and, some experts say, tenuous) connection to voudon. Of course, stripping sacred objects and rituals out of their original context for commercial exploitation is nothing new: witness Chinese-made Native American dream catchers for sale at dollar stores.

In the end, voudon has a largely undeserved reputation as a sinister religion. Though some voudon rituals involve animal sacrifices, it is hardly unique; many other religious traditions involve animal bloodletting including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. The irony is that voudon's best-known and most sensational features — including voodoo dolls and zombies — have little to do with its actual beliefs and practices. 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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Quoting angelenia: This is a disgusting, ignorant, vile and completely erroneous depiction of Voodoo ( more accurately Voudoun) i don't even give a fuck about the rest of the article. I stopped at the 'explanation' of what Voodoo is. This is low even for you, OP.

 Thank you?

Ms.KitKat
by Gold Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

Barack Obama is the most dishonest man to ever sit in the White House. His policies are socialist and are designed to undermine the American way of life. He believes in homosexual marriage, post-birth abortion, the destruction of individual God-granted rights, and that the birth of a child is “punishment” in certain situations. If you are a Christian and voted for him you are a believer in Voodoo Christianity.

If you are trusting in the Republican Party to cure all of America’s ills; If you think the Republican Party wants to end abortion; If you think they are for smaller government and less spending; If you believe they are determined to over-turn Obama Care; And if you believe that they are for the protection of individual God-given rights then you are practicing Voodoo Christianity.

Just remember, that the ones who are posting in this thread are not the only ones reading the thread.  There are plenty of observers in the background. While some may "figure" she didn't really say those words herself, others do not know her well enough to know the difference.  So, no, it was NOT "glaringly obvious that the words did not originate from the poster." The copyright people will not accept that excuse if she were to be turned in or caught, because they are strict and will stand by their rules.  

Even copying music (songs) on a copying machine without receiving permission first, unless there is a disclaimer allowing teachers to copy strictly for educational purposes in their classroom, is breaking their laws, and there are no excuses accepted, especially when the rules are given up front.  And not just teachers, choral directors, etc., but also church choir directors, and even just someone, out of the ordinary, who could just happen to be copying something without permission or not giving credits, and gets caught or reported, and the evidence is in their possession.

I'm not sure how far back, but on CM, there was a thread posted by the CM Team regarding this very topic.  It included the importance of following copyright laws, even on forums, and even included information with the importance of following disclaimers of people/articles/quotes, etc., and how those people feel about people not giving them proper credit.  

cite source: http://www.cafemom.com/group/115890/forums/read/20143506/Haunted_by_Dreams?highlight=280253141#post280253141

FromAtoZ
by Bronze Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM
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Who wrote this dribble?

Sure, we are all entitled to believe as we choose and to even write what we believe, telling others what is right, wrong and what God will and will not do and what He does and does not want.

That, by no means, makes it fact nor any more real than this person thinks Voodoo is.

I needed a good chuckle to start off my day.

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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Where is JCribb and will she say something?

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

Quoting Billiejeens:

Barack Obama is the most dishonest man to ever sit in the White House. His policies are socialist and are designed to undermine the American way of life. He believes in homosexual marriage, post-birth abortion, the destruction of individual God-granted rights, and that the birth of a child is “punishment” in certain situations. If you are a Christian and voted for him you are a believer in Voodoo Christianity.

If you are trusting in the Republican Party to cure all of America’s ills; If you think the Republican Party wants to end abortion; If you think they are for smaller government and less spending; If you believe they are determined to over-turn Obama Care; And if you believe that they are for the protection of individual God-given rights then you are practicing Voodoo Christianity.

Just remember, that the ones who are posting in this thread are not the only ones reading the thread.  There are plenty of observers in the background. While some may "figure" she didn't really say those words herself, others do not know her well enough to know the difference.  So, no, it was NOT "glaringly obvious that the words did not originate from the poster." The copyright people will not accept that excuse if she were to be turned in or caught, because they are strict and will stand by their rules.  

Even copying music (songs) on a copying machine without receiving permission first, unless there is a disclaimer allowing teachers to copy strictly for educational purposes in their classroom, is breaking their laws, and there are no excuses accepted, especially when the rules are given up front.  And not just teachers, choral directors, etc., but also church choir directors, and even just someone, out of the ordinary, who could just happen to be copying something without permission or not giving credits, and gets caught or reported, and the evidence is in their possession.

I'm not sure how far back, but on CM, there was a thread posted by the CM Team regarding this very topic.  It included the importance of following copyright laws, even on forums, and even included information with the importance of following disclaimers of people/articles/quotes, etc., and how those people feel about people not giving them proper credit.  

cite source: http://www.cafemom.com/group/115890/forums/read/20143506/Haunted_by_Dreams?highlight=280253141#post280253141


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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Quoting FromAtoZ:

Who wrote this dribble?

Sure, we are all entitled to believe as we choose and to even write what we believe, telling others what is right, wrong and what God will and will not do and what He does and does not want.

That, by no means, makes it fact nor any more real than this person thinks Voodoo is.

I needed a good chuckle to start off my day.

 You're welcome, have a great day!

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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 Wow, a couple to three of you all really got your noses out of joint, yes?

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Where is JCribb and will she say something?

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

Quoting Billiejeens:

Barack Obama is the most dishonest man to ever sit in the White House. His policies are socialist and are designed to undermine the American way of life. He believes in homosexual marriage, post-birth abortion, the destruction of individual God-granted rights, and that the birth of a child is “punishment” in certain situations. If you are a Christian and voted for him you are a believer in Voodoo Christianity.

If you are trusting in the Republican Party to cure all of America’s ills; If you think the Republican Party wants to end abortion; If you think they are for smaller government and less spending; If you believe they are determined to over-turn Obama Care; And if you believe that they are for the protection of individual God-given rights then you are practicing Voodoo Christianity.

Just remember, that the ones who are posting in this thread are not the only ones reading the thread.  There are plenty of observers in the background. While some may "figure" she didn't really say those words herself, others do not know her well enough to know the difference.  So, no, it was NOT "glaringly obvious that the words did not originate from the poster." The copyright people will not accept that excuse if she were to be turned in or caught, because they are strict and will stand by their rules.  

Even copying music (songs) on a copying machine without receiving permission first, unless there is a disclaimer allowing teachers to copy strictly for educational purposes in their classroom, is breaking their laws, and there are no excuses accepted, especially when the rules are given up front.  And not just teachers, choral directors, etc., but also church choir directors, and even just someone, out of the ordinary, who could just happen to be copying something without permission or not giving credits, and gets caught or reported, and the evidence is in their possession.

I'm not sure how far back, but on CM, there was a thread posted by the CM Team regarding this very topic.  It included the importance of following copyright laws, even on forums, and even included information with the importance of following disclaimers of people/articles/quotes, etc., and how those people feel about people not giving them proper credit.  

cite source: http://www.cafemom.com/group/115890/forums/read/20143506/Haunted_by_Dreams?highlight=280253141#post280253141

 

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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Watching and waiting to see.

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