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sherylannlaw

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Posted On Apr 09, 2011

It's sad to helplessly watch the people you love destroying themselves while they claim 'you' have a problem for pointing out their foolish choices. Saying that eating natural, healthy foods is better than eating nutritionally barren, chemical laden matter does not make you a villain or a spouter of 'quackery.' It means that you are insightful, intelligent & have enough backbone to stand up & speak what you believe to the truth. They choose to believe the lies, but unfortunately you can't change that. Maybe Mom will change her line of thinking thru this, maybe not. But know this, you tried. The bible says it's a sin to just stand by & not warn those who are doing wrong; however, if you at least try to warn the wrongdoer of his deed, you are sinless, because you tried, even if wrongdoer does not listen. @temlakos, I learned/studied Koine Greek for over 8 years now & agree that the King James Version hides a very important warning when they replace 'practicers of pharmacopeia' with 'practicers of sorcery'. People will easily understand that drunkards, whoremongers, commiters of adultery, & all liars will not enter the Kingdom, but they don't/won't/can't believe that habitual drug users can not either. Those warnings of John were for the end times, & a person only has to look around to see there are way more people taking medications, upon medications, upon meds than people playing ouiji, playing tarot cards or looking in crystal orbs. When Phyzer outperforms all of the other Fortune 500 combined, we know we have a country full of druggies, just because one has a legal script doesn't mean he is any less of a user, just doesn't get his drugs off the street & socially acceptable
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drazil
Posted On Nov 18, 2010

Technically speaking, "pharmaceutical" comes from the Greek root word "pharmacopeia" or "sorcery", as referenced in the bible. Thus, not a gift from God.

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Islander
Posted On Nov 19, 2010

@Drazil: the word "pharmacopeia" translates as "drug-maker's art." Where you get "sorcery" I have no idea. So, God didn't create all those beneficial plants? Who then do we thank for them? Have you heard of the Doctrine of Signatures? It's the theory that God placed his sign on every medicinal plant, some symbol that suggested what ailment it should be used for. Thus, for example, the spotted leaves of Pulmonaria (think "pulmonary") look like lung tissue.

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Pharmaceuticals and Doctors Have their God-given Place but should not be Sorcery

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wholehealthhealingcom

Posted On Nov 19, 2010

I love the debate gang! Thanks for your comments. But I still think it all come down to this: I hope it never happens, but someday one or more of us is going to have an accident or a health problem that just does not respond to holistic/natural care. We will then thank God for a pharmaceutical product that will help us or at least give us relief. Pharmaceuticals have their place, and we better well respect them when they are used properly. The abuse I refer to us when they are given when not necessary, or for what they are not intended, or before natural/holistic methods have been given a chance. These misdeeds I would label as the sorcery aspect of pharmacopea. In my experience, I would estimate that more than half of the prescriptions written are not necessary. But I don't think we should throw the baby out with the bath water. Dismissing all pharmaceuticals as evil or never needed is wrong, and it's that fanaticism that is drives people from embracing holistic care. Let's make the best of both worlds, for the benefit of mankind and to give glory to God.
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Sorcery in the Bible The Origin of modern Commercial Sorcery and Religion
Act 8:9

[niv]Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, [kjv]But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used

sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: [niv]and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, "This man is the divine power known as the Great Power." [kjv]To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. [niv]They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic. [kjv]And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. [niv]But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. [kjv]But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. [niv]Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw. [kjv]Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. [niv]When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. [kjv]Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: [niv]When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, [kjv]Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: [niv]because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. [kjv](For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) [niv]Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. [kjv]Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. [niv]When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money [kjv]And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, [niv]and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit." [kjv]Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. [niv]Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! [kjv]But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. [niv]You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. [kjv]Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

Act 8:10

Act 8:11

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Act 8:13

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Act 8:15

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Act 8:17

Act 8:18

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Act 8:20

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Act 8:22

[niv]Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. [kjv]Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. [niv]For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin." [kjv]For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. [niv]Then Simon answered, "Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me." [kjv]Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the LORD for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me. [niv]When they had testified and proclaimed the word of the Lord, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages. (Philip and the Ethiopian ) [kjv]And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

Act 8:23

Act 8:24

Act 8:25

[niv]So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. Exo 7:10 [kjv]And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. [niv]Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: Exo 7:11 [kjv]Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

[niv]" 'Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. " 'Do not practice divination or sorcery. Lev 19:26 [kjv]Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

Deu 18:9

[niv]When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. [kjv]When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

[niv]Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, Deu 18:10 [kjv]There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
Deu 18:11

[niv]or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. [kjv]Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

[niv]Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD , and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. Deu 18:12 [kjv]For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Deu 18:13

[niv]You must be blameless before the LORD your God. ( The Prophet ) [kjv]Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

[niv]The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so. Deu 18:14 [kjv]For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. [niv]The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him. Deu 18:15 [kjv]The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; [niv]For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, "Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die." Deu 18:16 [kjv]According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
Deu 18:17

[niv]The LORD said to me: "What they say is good. [kjv]And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

[niv]I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. Deu 18:18 [kjv]I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. [niv]If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. Deu 18:19 [kjv]And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. [niv]But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death." Deu 18:20 [kjv]But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. [niv]You may say to yourselves, "How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?" Deu 18:21 [kjv]And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? [niv]If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him. Deu 18:22 [kjv]When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

2Ki 17:6

[niv]In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes. ( Israel Exiled Because of Sin ) [kjv]In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. [niv]All this took place because the Israelites had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of Egypt from under the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped other gods [kjv]For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, [niv]and followed the practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced. [kjv]And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made. [niv]The Israelites secretly did things against the LORD their God that were not right. From watchtower to fortified city they built themselves high places in all their towns. [kjv]And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2Ki 17:7

2Ki 17:8

2Ki 17:9

[niv]They set up sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree. 2Ki 17:10 [kjv]And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: [niv]At every high place they burned incense, as the nations whom the LORD had driven out before them had done. They did wicked things that provoked the LORD to anger. 2Ki 17:11 [kjv]And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:
2Ki 17:12

[niv]They worshiped idols, though the LORD had said, "You shall not do this." [kjv]For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.

[niv]The LORD warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers: "Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your fathers to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets." 2Ki 17:13 [kjv]Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. [niv]But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their fathers, who did not trust in the LORD their God. 2Ki 17:14 [kjv]Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.
2Ki 17:15

[niv]They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their fathers and the warnings he had given them. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the LORD had ordered

them, "Do not do as they do," and they did the things the LORD had forbidden them to do. [kjv]And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them. [niv]They forsook all the commands of the LORD their God and made for themselves two idols cast in the shape of calves, and an Asherah pole. They bowed down to all the starry hosts, and they worshiped Baal. 2Ki 17:16 [kjv]And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. [niv]They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sorcery and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the LORD , provoking him to anger. 2Ki 17:17 [kjv]And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. [niv]So the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah was left, 2Ki 17:18 [kjv]Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only. [niv]and even Judah did not keep the commands of the LORD their God. They followed the practices Israel had introduced. 2Ki 17:19 [kjv]Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made. [niv]Therefore the LORD rejected all the people of Israel; he afflicted them and gave them into the hands of plunderers, until he thrust them from his presence. 2Ki 17:20 [kjv]And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.

[niv]Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. His mother's name was Hephzibah. 2Ki 21:1 [kjv]Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah. [niv]He did evil in the eyes of the LORD , following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites. 2Ki 21:2 [kjv]And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. [niv]He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. 2Ki 21:3 [kjv]For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
2Ki 21:4

[niv]He built altars in the temple of the LORD , of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put my Name." [kjv]And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem

will I put my name. [niv]In both courts of the temple of the LORD , he built altars to all the starry hosts. [kjv]And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

2Ki 21:5

[niv]He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced sorcery and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD , provoking him to anger. 2Ki 21:6 [kjv]And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

[niv]In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. Dan 2:1 [kjv]And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. [niv]So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, Dan 2:2 [kjv]Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. [niv]he said to them, "I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means. " Dan 2:3 [kjv]And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.

[niv]"So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty. ( Robbing God ) Mal 3:5 [kjv]And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mal 3:6

[niv]"I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. [kjv]For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

[niv]Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you," says the LORD Almighty. "But you ask, 'How are we to return?' Mal 3:7 [kjv]Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Act 13:6

[niv]They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, [kjv]And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus: [niv]who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. [kjv]Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. [niv]But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. [kjv]But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. [niv]Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, [kjv]Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

Act 13:7

Act 13:8

Act 13:9

[niv]"You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Act 13:10 Lord? [kjv]And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? [niv]Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun." Act 13:11 [kjv]And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. [niv]Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. When the proconsul saw what had happened, he Act 13:12 believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord. (In Pisidian Antioch ) [kjv]Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

Healing must be a free gift? And must be charged no money? Yes, but then the Lord said, Whatever is given in return out of love (gratitude) no matter how small, that receive in all love as well.

[niv]When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. Act 19:17 [kjv]And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
Act 19:18

[niv]Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. [kjv]And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

[niv]A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. Act 19:19 [kjv]Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
Act 19:20

[niv]In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. [kjv]So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

[niv]It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." Rev 9:14 [kjv]Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. [niv]And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. Rev 9:15 [kjv]And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
Rev 9:16

[niv]The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number. [kjv]And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

[niv]The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. Rev 9:17 [kjv]And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. [niv]A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. Rev 9:18 [kjv]By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. [niv]The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury. Rev 9:19 [kjv]For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. [niv]The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood--idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Rev 9:20 [kjv]And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: [niv]Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts. Rev 9:21 [kjv]Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

[niv]Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. Rev 21:1 [kjv]And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. [niv]I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. Rev 21:2 [kjv]And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [niv]And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. Rev 21:3 [kjv]And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. [niv]He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Rev 21:4 [kjv]And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. [niv]He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." Rev 21:5 [kjv]And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. [niv]He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water Rev 21:6 of life. [kjv]And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 21:7

[niv]He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. [kjv]He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

[niv]But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." Rev 21:8 [kjv]But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

[niv]"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. Rev 22:12 [kjv]And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Rev 22:13

[niv]I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. [kjv]I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

[niv]"Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Rev 22:14 [kjv]Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. [niv]Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. Rev 22:15 [kjv]For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. [niv]"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." Rev 22:16 [kjv]I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. [niv]The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the Rev 22:17 water of life. [kjv]And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

By the fruits you shall know them!


For those who read and study the Holy Bible as regularly as eating meals, the treachery of Bible translators would be clear. Editors of modern versions (translators) may have noble purpose of translating, namely: to make the Word of God clearer to the present generation. They accomplish that by replacing old obsolete words with their new synonyms. The desireth becomes desires, the thou has become you, the bowels (as you can see the sample scriptures below) is now heart and so on and so forth.
[niv]If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 1Jo 3:17 [kjv]But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Phm 1:10

[niv]I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. [kjv]I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: [niv]Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me. [kjv]Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: [niv]I am sending him--who is my very heart--back to you. [kjv]Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:

Phm 1:11

Phm 1:12

Phm 1:10

[niv]I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. [kjv]I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: [niv]Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me. [kjv]Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: [niv]I am sending him--who is my very heart--back to you. [kjv]Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:

Phm 1:11

Phm 1:12

[niv]Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. (Paul's Plea for Onesimus ) Phm 1:7 [kjv]For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

The word bowels today has a different meaning. It now means: the intestine especially the lower end.

This is the good service that translators have rendered to the people and this is the main case. Imagine how we should be thankful to the translators for producing the New International Version, the Standard American Version, which makes the God-inspired Word of the Bible clear and readable. I could remember how difficult it was for me to read and understand the Old King James Version. My Christian growth was greatly aided by the appearance of new translation using modern English. This I am thankful for the translators. I thank them for making meanings clear. However, I never thought that the act of translation will produce an error, intentional or not, I cannot tell for sure. But it seems that were the translators sincere, they were still deceived to become in these instances instrument of the evil to hide what is very important for people to know. There have been a few yet very crucial truths which the translators, wittingly or unwittingly, hid more deeply by their translations instead of making it known! Only a few yet I think, but the harm done has been quite deadly, literally. One of these crucial truths that they helped hide is about the identity of SORCERY. It has been known to the entire Christian world that the Lord had forbidden sorcery. We can cite a verse or two.
[niv]" 'Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. " 'Do not practice divination or sorcery. Lev 19:26 [kjv]Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

Deu 18:9

[niv]When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. [kjv]When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

[niv]Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, Deu 18:10 [kjv]There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

In this last generation of Christianized names (e.g., they even called the ancient pagan Roman feast of Saturnalia which falls on December 25 as Christmas or Christ birth), it is now difficult to trace old wrong practices which hide behind Christian names. And so this is what happens to the forbidden SORCERY. Where is it now? We never heard of it. I never heard of it save in the Bible. But since we do not know it in the real world, we I thought it is no longer being practiced. So I felt safe. So with you? I guess so.

I am safe now in my Christian life since there is no more sorcery around. That has been my thinking as a Christian for years. That I never realize to be quite a complacent thinking. I never thought the possibility that old names (or ancient wolves, person or doctrine) can wear a cloak of a shepherd and appear as innocent to us. I never realize that Jesus forewarned us that this end time will be so difficult and dangerous that even the elect may be deceived! Has this been the case with sorcery? Could sorcery be still here only in a Christian name or in an innocent name? Relying on names is a dangerous thing. The Lord many times forewarned us that many false prophets or teachers will come in His name or in Christ-sounding names and because of this, will deceive many.

Shall we be concerned about sorcery?


If sorcery is no longer existing, or is no longer mentioned or heard, then, we should no longer be concerned about it. For a moment, we should feel concerned because it is one of the practices which the Lord mentioned to disqualify us from entering the New Jerusalem or the kingdom of God. Let us pause for a moment to quote the verses, just to make us see the seriousness and danger of sorcery:
[niv]Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. Rev 21:1 [kjv]And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. [niv]I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. Rev 21:2 [kjv]And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [niv]But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." Rev 21:8 [kjv]But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Rev 22:13

[niv]I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. [kjv]I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. [niv]"Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. [kjv]Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree

Rev 22:14

of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. [niv]Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. Rev 22:15 [kjv]For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Those who practice sorceries shall be cast to the lake of fire. That is how dangerous sorcery is. The sorcery-practitioners are in danger of not entering the kingdom of God. Dear brethren, it is of great importance to you that you will come to identify or locate the hiding sorcery so you will be able to avoid it. The danger is great we will not be able to enter the kingdom of God if we are practicing sorcery! Our Christian life and sacrifices would come to naught, if we will not be accepted because of our sorcery. Therefore, we must know what sorcery is today, where is it today and finally how to get out of it, should we are already in it! That is the essence of our article today.

What sorcery is today where is it today


You would greatly shocked to find sorcery is right here in front of us. And that we are using it that we are practicing it. So, be sure you will not fall off your chair as we proceed to obeying the commandment of the Lord to expose what has been hidden.
[niv]"So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. Mat 10:26 [kjv]Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. [niv]What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. Mat 10:27 [kjv]What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

We are not going to be rumor- mongers here. But truth-announcers!

Sorcery very much alive thanks to its different name


DO YOU WOULD YOU, BRETHREN, ALL OVER THE WOLRD, BELIEVE THAT SORCERY IS MORE ALIVE NOW THAN BEFORE AND THAT IT IS BEING PRACTICED BY 99% OF THE CHRISTIANS?

Pharmaceuticals Industry is the modern sorcery!


And the modern, white-robed doctors in accordance to the practice of ancient deceivers who use white cloak to hide their true nature, are the modern sorcerers. There is only a very small exception who are not. Majority of them the vast majority of modern doctors I say, 99% are sorcery-practitioners!

What then is sorcery modern sorcery?


Let s not waste time. Let us go for them. And mind you, I will not use my own resources. We will quote many sources reliable sources.

MODERN PHARMA IS THE ANCIENT SORCERY


Three Definitions of Pharma - Pharmacy, Pharmaceuticals
1. 2. 3. 4. Ancient Egyptian Ph-ar-maki That which brings safety Greek pharmakon poison, medicine; or medicine using poison Internet info sorcery Webster's 2nd Collegiate Dictionary, 1980 "pharmaceutical" pharmakon the practice of witchcraft or the use of poison.
the use of poisonous drugs the use of magic powers derived from evil spirits

Sorcery -

We have two kinds of definitions of pharmacy. One is the Egyptian and the other is the Greek. The Egyptian definition is in favor of pharmaceutical while the Greek tells against it. Which of these two definitions refer to modern pharma? We shall soon see. But keep yourself fair. No judgment yet. We are still in going prove it.. here in this article.

But it is helpful to state this, that as we end this article, we will have this inevitable Conclusion: modern medicine or pharmaceuticals or pharmacy is the ancient sorcery.

So, fasten your seatbelt! We will quote people who quote reliable sources. And then we will make our own analysis and decision.

Internet information on pharmacy as sorcery:


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TheHerbDoc Posted On Feb 04, 2011

Wow! Thanks Doc, This is the "Herb Doc" I saw this post and just had to comment! I have been fighting this same fight for about 30 years now and I still can't believe people in the main stream of things can't wake up and smell the evil out there. Do you believe for a minute that the governments healthcare plan (Under any administration) is designed to help us live longer healthier lives? Do you know how easy it is for medical universities (Funded by pharmaceutical companies) to convince new doctors that drugs save lives? Do you also think the government even wants to save lives at all when they have legalized abortion? I don't mean to get preachy but here is what the Bible says about all this

Strong s Definition of sorcery (pharmakon)


Strong's exhaustive concordance of the Bible, which lists every word in the Bible, lists the word "sorcery" as word #5332, 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; #2a druggist or pharmacist; #3 a poisoner. A pharmacist today has the same Greek title that he had at the time the New Testament was written 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 that it's right. 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.

Look in Webster's 2nd Collegiate Dictionary published in 1980 under the word "pharmaceutical" The definition reads: "pharmaceutical"the practice of witchcraft or the use of poison.
Nearly 250,000 Deaths From ONE Common Mistake: Here's How to Protect Yourself Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 04 2011 www.mercola.com

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@Spence: That's awful--to watch anyone do the "dead person walking" thing like that. As to "quackery": maybe it's time to shout back at Dr. Mercola's accusers and say, "How dare you call him 'quacksalver'? Just who is the real 'quacksalver' in this debate?" @Reverend Alan: You might want to check out Revelation 9:21, which says: . Translation: "Neither did they change their [hearts and] minds [and stop] their murders, nor their drug abuse, nor their sexual shenanigans, nor their thefts." Notice that word "pharmakon," plural possessive of "pharmakeia," which used to mean "the use and abuse of hallucinogens to achieve an altered state of consciousness." (Which is why the British Authorized or "King James" Version renders that word as "sorcery.") From that root comes words like /pharmacy/ and /pharmaceutical/ today. What I propose might seem a radical interpretation of Revelation 9:21. But I put it to you that it fits. And remember: conventional medicine is about to destroy itself, with this individual mandate to buy (conventional) health insurance.
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These guys who are well-versed with etymology (origin of words) and it is here where we are weak we do not know the origin of words. They say that THE NAME PHARMA, PHARMACEUTICALS, PHARMACY used in Revelation chapters 9 and 21 came from the Greek original pharmakon which is the plural possessive of pharmakeia and that it used to mean "the use and abuse of hallucinogens to achieve an altered state of onsciousness."

This is being confirmed by the dictionary. As the blogger states above, Look in Webster's 2nd Collegiate Dictionary published in 1980 under the word "pharmaceutical" The definition reads: "pharmaceutical"the practice of witchcraft or the use of poison. Nearly 250,000 Deaths From ONE Common Mistake: Here's How to Protect Yourself Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 04 2011 www.mercola.com

The authoritative Strong s Exhaustive Bible Dictionary is also positive in its identity of sorcery as the modern pharmacy, to wit: Strong s Definition of sorcery (pharmakon) Strong's exhaustive concordance of the Bible, which lists every word in the Bible, lists the word "sorcery" as word #5332, 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; #2a druggist or pharmacist; #3 a poisoner. A pharmacist today has the same Greek title that he had at the time the New Testament was written 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 that it's right. 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. Nearly 250,000 Deaths From ONE Common Mistake: Here's How to Protect Yourself Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 04 2011 www.mercola.com

But the most undeniable proof is: The Fruits of Modern Pharmaceuticals!
Do you know that our Lord Jesus Christ has given us, who would not easily believe in words, including His Word, another acid test of what is right and wrong? Then what is it, you might ask. My answer: IT IS THE FRUITS OR RESULTS! The fruit of a seed or tree tells us what kind of seed or tree is it. Here, the metaphor word fruit refers to result effect the consequence. The word seed or tree to act or idea or practice or belief or philosophy, with the difference in that seed is not yet full grown and the tree is in contrast already a

full grown system a tree is already a network, so a fully grown up idea-seed is now a well-entrenched system or network or series of activities, producing some end results. Anyway, long time ago, it was yet a seed. So, there is no way of knowing whether that seed is good or bad except through the revelation of an All-knowing God. But But we did not listen. And so, it was needed that the seed by sown and time be given for it to become a full grown tree. And .

And so, the tree must have given fruits not just one but many fruits. And so, what is now the fruits of that old seed called sorcery which the Lord prohibited in Exodus and Deuteronomy (ancient books)? Let us now hear and listen to the findings, and these will literally shock you! I will list the report/article titles here to look like Table of Contents, then, you can click any of them to read the details. Okay? I am making it easier for you. Much days and hours were needed to find these facts and truths. Anyway, I am not complaining but just showing you that you need to appreciate this sacrifice and act of love that I am doing for you, even asking you, for your own sake, for your own salvation to please read to prove, so you will know. Stop being mentally lazy. It is going to destroy you, if you will allow your mind to be lazy to prove the truths.

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF ARTICLES AND FINDINGS REGARDING MODERN MEDICINE AND PHARMACEUTICALS
(Notice that people s responses or comments from the community are included to give us the full width of thoughts and ideas)

If you want to be still overwhelmed by information regarding this, you can log on at www.mercola.com and there you will be given over 100,000 of articles and countless words to prove you beyond doubt that modern medicine or modern pharmaceuticals is EVIL.

Do your own research, brethren, and do not be lazy, nor be too much pre-occupied with the concern where to get food, drink, clothing and such and such other material needs and wants. Seek you first the kingdom of God and all these needs will be easily given you. I ve tried that and I can testify to you that the good Father can and will literally hand you food! Details of this is not here for discussion. You can email me, if you want for more information how on earth is the Father fulfilling His promise Seek you first the kingdom and all these materials needs shall be freely added to you.

Today, the destruction of modern sorcery is going on!


[niv]"So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty. ( Robbing God ) Mal 3:5 [kjv]And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

and finally how to get out of it, should we are already in it!

New System of Healing, no longer sorcery

[niv]Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb Rev 22:1 [kjv]And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. [niv]down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:2 [kjv]In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. [niv]No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. Rev 22:3 [kjv]And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Rev 22:4

[niv]They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. [kjv]And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

Obscuring is only minimal, but nevertheless destructive in some cases.

FULL TEXTS OF FINDINGS VERSUS PHARMACEUTICALS AND ITS MEDICINES AND TREATMENTS

Article No. 1 Big Pharma's Bold-Faced Lies that can Destroy Your Health and Wealth in 2010
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[Remarks by Agasoft: You are now reading an article among many that shall prove to you the true identity of modern medicine or modern pharmaceuticals as the ancient sorcery, an evil practice the Lord forbade His people.

This article is based on an interview with US Dr. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD which transcript you can read by clicking the link below or by going to www.mercola.com and typing the link to go to the pdf article].

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Here, Dr. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, shares shocking information about the underbelly of medical science to help you understand how, and why, the "scientific method" has become so manipulated and willfully distorted by the drug industry.

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Dr. Golomb is one of those rare commodities. She has earned an MD and a PhD and, is an associate professor of medicine, and associate professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California at San Diego. But she is a rare commodity because she has integrity, and has not sold out to the drug companies while most other researchers have. "I was initially perplexed by the disparities I saw between the published evidence, review papers, guidelines, and follow-up papers after trials were published," she explains, when asked how she became interested in the topic of Big Pharma distorting scientific evidence. She had been researching statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), and she was perplexed by how people could come to the conclusions they were coming to, based on the data. "I would ask my colleagues, how could they have read this paper and come to this conclusion?" Over time, as she began examining the evidence relating to conflict of interest and published results, she discovered there were forces at play that lead to disparities between:
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the evidence that was published, relative to the "truth" of that evidence, and the secondary representations of that evidence and the evidence that was published originally

"There is actually widespread evidence, even within the medical literature, showing that these forces can lead to qualitative differences in the conclusions relative to the fact," Golomb says.

A Perfect Example of Drawing the Wrong Conclusion from Published "Scientific Evidence"
Early in the interview Dr. Golomb cites a perfect example of the qualitative difference between the scientific facts amassed and the conclusions drawn. "FDA analysts now have access to clinical trials whether or not they are published because of the clinical trial registries that some journals now require. (That doesn't actually require that those results then be published, but at least now there is opportunity for the FDA to get access to those studies, and sometimes to the evidence from the studies.) So the FDA conducted an analysis of antidepressant drug trials and found that of 38 trials for which the evidence appeared favorable, 37 had been published. Whereas of 36 trials for which the evidence did not appear favorable toward antidepressant drugs, 22 were not published at

all, and 11 were published in a way that misleadingly conveyed the outcome as though it was favorable. So that research, the "published evidence," would be that over 90 percent of publications were favorable, relative to "truth" (at least as determined by the FDA analysts), which was about 50 percent. So that's an example of how the evidence we see can be dramatically different from the evidence that was procured, and there are actually a number of mechanisms that lead the evidence that was procured to already have disparities, generally favoring treatment benefits, relative to truth." Many of the critics against natural or alternative health claim that we have abandoned the scientific method, and I think nothing can be further from the truth. I have enormous respect for the scientific method, and I think when it is done properly it can clearly provide us with profound and valid truths that can guide and direct our treatment protocols. But what many people fail to appreciate is that much of the research published has been deeply influenced and severely tainted by tremendous conflicts of interest and profit-driven motives. Dr. Paul Offit, for example, an infectious disease specialist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been quoted as saying: "Science is not a democracy where people's votes decide what is right. Look at the data, look at science and make a decision based on science that has been published." But what he is really advocating with this statement is blind faith in "facts" that may have been produced in the midst of, and sorely skewed by, massive conflicts of interest.

You Won't Find What You Purposefully Avoid Looking for


Dr. Golomb was previously the scientific director for the Department of Veteran Affairs and on the Research and Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' illnesses. This experience also predisposed her to being more sensitive to issues that many other physicians are not attuned to. "Part of the reason I got interested in the Gulf War area was because I was already concerned about the way inferences were drawn about that condition I had seen the conclusions of the Institute of Medicine and the Presidential Advisory committee reports relevant to Gulf War illness at that time, and inferences were basically absence of proof of a connection between organic factors and illness, which is interpreted as "proof of absence" of a connection But no one had looked, and therefore no one had "proved" that the exposures they had received were related to their illness. They then concluded that there couldn't be a relationship.

But you couldn't conclude there was "no relationship because there was no evidence" because nobody had looked, or even asked if it was biologically possible and therefore merited more inquiry." This seems to happen more frequently than you might think. Absence of proof of a connection between a toxic exposure and disease tends to morph into "proof of absence of a connection." But in reality, the absence of proof is oftentimes little more than a refusal to investigate the matter in any serious way. "It was clear that some of the exposures Gulf War veterans had, had strong biological plausibility as precipitants for their illness, and I outlined a research plan that would help to evaluate whether in fact there was a cause of relationship. I suggested that we look at the genetic variants of the enzymes that detoxify some of the chemicals they were exposed to, on grounds that if these chemicals were causally linked to illness, [then] people who have sluggish variants of these detoxifying chemicals should be more likely to be ill, and sure enough, they are. And people who had higher levels of exposure to these chemicals would be more likely to be ill, and sure enough, they are."

Why is There so Little Independent Research When We Know Profit Motives Drive Conclusions?
Not surprisingly, based on Dr. Golomb's investigations into statin drug studies, ALL of the large randomized control trials of statin drugs have been funded by drug companies. And when you consider that the pharmaceutical industry makes about half a trillion dollars annually, it's easy to see how statin drug research may have been clouded by conflict of interest. So why is there not more independent research being done? "It's very expensive to do those studies," Golomb explains. "The only other source of funding for reasonable sized studies is the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We approached the NIH to conduct a study to see whether coenzyme Q10 might mitigate muscle side effects of statins, and we were told by NIH officers that they wouldn't even consider to do the study unless we ask the drug company to supply the statin So I contacted the NIH and I said, "I'm really trying to have a career free of drug company conflict of interest, would it be such a problem to have one study that doesn't have a drug company involved in it?" And they said, somewhat reasonably, that their interest is in leveraging their funding and therefore, no, they would not consider an application unless we asked the drug company to supply the drug, which of course already set some level of conflict of interest."

So, unfortunately, the need of the government to leverage their investment has the unfortunate side effect of also producing ties to industry. Clearly, a pharmaceutical company is not going to jump at the chance to give their drug to an independent researcher who may find that the drug has significant problems. If they voluntarily supply the drug, they're naturally going to want to have a say in what results are published at the end.

How the Publication Process Can Easily Add to the Problem


But looking at the funding, and hence the potential for direct conflict of interest, of the research in question is not the only problem we face when trying to decipher the truth of any given study. Once the data has been collected, there's a whole other set of variables that come into play, with respect to submitting them to peer-reviewed journals. "We've already alluded that there are funding disparities, and that less favorable studies if they are drug company funded are less likely to be submitted for publication. And then there are issues at the level of the journal. It would be nice to think of medical journals as these bastions of truth and light that have no bias, but in fact, they're businesses, and they make their money, in many cases, from drug company advertisement, and also from sales of the glossy reprints of the drug favorable articles to industry. And interestingly, several former editors and chiefs of major medical journals, Richard Smith of the BMJ (British Medical Journal), Richard Horton of the Lancet, and also a couple of former editors-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine have written books and opined heavily on the favorable impact of drug company influence on medical publishing. There are strong conflicts by the journal to publish drug company favorable articles in order to reap those hundred thousand dollars or so in reprint sales for the favorable articles, and also to keep the drug companies happy so that they continue to get drug company advertising." This is an important point that I don't want you to miss: There are drug reps whose sole responsibility is to "educate" physicians about new drugs, and one of their primary tools is to provide reprints of favorable studies. This is not something that they can simply photocopy in their office, because that would be copyright infringement. So they actually have to pay for that reprint from the journal, and that's exactly what Dr. Golomb refers to here as "reprints." In many cases, these reprints can amount to income in the six figures, over and above the income the journal generates from the drug company's advertisements in the journal.

This profit-driven motive to publish shoddy studies of dangerous drugs creates a major conflict of interest within the journal itself. "The evidence that this has an impact comes from several sources," says Golomb. "One was the Annals of Internal Medicine that, some years ago, published an article on the impact of drug company advertising on physician behavior... and the article was not flattering to drug company advertising. Somebody tracked the impact on the Annals revenues before the article, and after the article, and... they estimated that they lost $1-1.5 million in advertising revenue over the ensuing several years as an apparent consequence of having published that unflattering article. And there is direct evidence now as well, of drug companies rejecting unfavorable articles -articles unfavorable to industry, based on factors other than article quality."E Two additional problems that have flourished within scientific publishing are the issues of ghostwriting, and duplicate publications. I expounded on both of these issues in this previous article. Although it is considered a serious ethical breach to publish the same clinical trial more than once, this is in fact what has happened with some drug trials, which Golomb discusses in this interview. Why is this problematic? Because, for example, if you were to do a meta-analysis, where you review all available studies on a particular drug, you'd be mislead to believe that there are far more favorable studies than there really are. And if that republished study was flawed or the results manipulated through conflicts of interest to begin with, then what you end up with is essentially scientific fraud. Then there's the process of gaining favorable reviews by other experts another area fraught with potential conflicts of interest. To learn more about the ins and outs of the peer review process, I urge you to listen to the interview in its entirety, or read through the transcript. In it, Dr. Golomb discusses the policies in place regarding conflict of interest; why these policies so often fall short; and how pharmaceutical companies manage to circumvent these policies to still publish their sometimes downright imaginary findings. Some of her stories detail the devastating collapse of the entire system that occurs far more often than anyone could possibly imagine. But she also discusses the potential for reforming the system. Part of rescuing the honor and validity of the scientific method is to put an end to the indoctrination by pharmaceutical companies that occur from day one in every medical school.

" Most of the physicians who are doing the training are conditioned by the existing literature and the existing "expertise," which is influenced by all the factors that we've just mentioned. So they legitimately believe the benefits of these drugs -- often to a degree that's not even supported by the published randomized trial evidence, because it will also be supported by the follow-on review papers, commentary expertise, and guidelines. But medical students have actually been on the vanguard of trying to make change and the American Medical Student Association actually developed a policy of trying to rate the impact of conflict of interest in the classroom. My understanding is that this was motivated initially by a medical student at Harvard who had listened to their lecture on statins, and somebody in the classroom had raised their hand and asked the question about statin adverse effects and it was answered in such a derisive and dismissive way that this other student looked up the lecturer online and discovered that he had all these conflicts of interest with statin industry. That ended up prompting the student group to try to take action." Isn't that always how real change starts? With just one person, asking the right questions, expecting answers, and being willing to look deeper rather than accept something as "truth" at face value. It's unfortunate, but the science based system we currently have has some fatal flaws. It's virtually impossible to expect a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, which has a major obligation to its stockholders, to simultaneously have the patient's best interest at heart. As Golomb says, the two are fundamentally incompatible. And yet this is THE source of the vast majority of the funding for all our science-based evidence. Remember, the end consumer here is you if you take any type of drug. So although these issues may seem far removed from your life, they absolutely affect a vast majority of you, every single day. The decisions about what drugs to prescribe are being made based on the research published. Oftentimes individuals will decide they want to take a specific drug based on a TV advertisement they just saw, which also spouts claims derived from this scientific process. Knowing what you know now, after listening to this interview, how comfortable do you feel about taking Paul Offit's advice to just "make a decision based on science that has been published"? Hopefully, this interview will cause you to think a little deeper about the process of the scientific model in general, and how to evaluate scientific evidence in particular.

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Posted On Jun 12, 2010 THE BIG PHARMA CONTROLS EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE DOCTORS FATE They say "knowledge is power". Not so. CONTROL of knowledge is power. Drug companies fund the research. Research monies are allocated based on projected returns, i.e. how many insurers can we get to list this drug if we can get it approved? Not on projected relief of disease. They also control medical school curricula and thus what has to be diagnosed as a 'disease' and treated with certain Rx or else. Including Harvard, as we've seen. They also control what gets advertised and in what medium. Increasingly, they control search engine results too. We have elevated cholesterol called a disease requiring treatment with statins when it is not and doesn't. People are dying and losing mental function from statins but docs aren't charged. In Ontario, if the doc doesn't prescribe or fails to 'diagnose' high cholesterol using the fraudulently instituted standard, license to practice medicine can be taken away. But if the same doc requests the proper blood tests to accurately diagnose chronic Lyme disease and its co-infections in an extremely sick

person suffering neurological damage, and treats the patient properly with sequential antibiotics that must be taken long term, so that they recover instead of dying, that's even worse. Source: Big Pharma's Bold-Faced Lies that can Destroy Your Health and Wealth in 2010
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Jobrookes Joined On 6/2010 Posted On Jun 12, 2010 THE PROBLEM IS DOCTORS DID NOT TELL THE SIDE EFFECTS I went to hospital with chest pain 14 months ago and my cholesterol was so high I was put onto Lipitor. Neither the Hospital doctors or my own doctors told me anything about side effects. The hospital doctors said I might get some pain in my legs, as if it were nothing to worry about. The Lipitor did not come with a leaflet listing side effects (as all my other prescriptions have) so I thought there were none. Since I have been taking Lipitor the pain in my legs has been unbearable causing me to take heaps of Glucosamine Fish oil and pain killers as I thought it was arthritis. Also what felt like terrible burning in my leg bones and hip joints. My eyesight and hearing have become noticeably worse. The last time I visited the doctor for cholesterol results she said that my sodium was low and gave me a paper to get a urine and blood test because she was worried about my kidneys. She did not tell me that kidney problems might be a side effect of the Lipitor. (which I have since discovered online. (must go get that test this week) I have also had terrible weakness and a feeling of complete exhaustion. I started taking CoQ10 because I heard somewhere it was good for your heart and was surprised to notice that all the pain almost immediately disappeared so I didn't have to take all the glucosamine and pain killers. I also had energy for the first time in a year. I decided to look up CoQ10 on the web and came accross Dr Mercola's video about CoQ10, Ubiquinol and Statin Drugs. I had never heard of statin drugs so it was lucky he mentioned Lipitor. I have ordered Ubiquinol from the Mercola website and hope it arrives soon. I am 50 with a family history of heart attacks, high cholesterol, Angina and High blood pressure.

I hope I can get off Lipitor one day. I don't know how that works. I am greatfull for the objective and caring information that this site has given me. Joanne
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THE MEDICAL GANG MAKES THIS WORLD A SORRY


The medical anarchists, a.k.a., BIG PHARMA, AMA, FDA, FCC, and increasingly the USDA, have but two goals with their so called rulings. One to make money for BIG PHARMA, and two, to beat back all challenges to their authority. They have money to advertise, and muzzle any decenting voice, and thus make the very Constitution null and void. When it comes to illness, we as human beings have no say, even if it kills you, and more often then not, it does. The answer to the negative side effects derived from taking one drug, is usually another drug, and on, and on. As with Autism, no one cares, and beat up those who tell the truth, while the killers go free, and hide in plain sight. What a world.

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Testimony: Most Doctors & Psychiatrists Work for Big Pharma


Thanks Dr. Mercola for broadcasting this very important information about the absurd, unethical, and above all corrupt influence that the drug industry has on science. Obviously, the big bucks necessary to fund scientific research is only available via dollars supplied by drug manufacturers. Even our North American governments are influenced by these "big bucks" and will not stand up against the corruption by "big pharma". When so-called "scientists" allow themselves to be influenced by greed, the science is no longer valid. It's contaminated! I am a registered psychiatric nurse working on a 24 bed in patient psychiatric unit of a 350 bed hospital. In my daily practice I am forced to work with at least 6 psychiatrists who all heavily favour the prescribing of psychiatric medications. When this prescribing is done in the absence of talk therapies, and this is almost always, it is, in my view, corrupt! The general population needs to be warned about this, so thanks again Dr. Mercola for sending out these warnings with solid, uncorrupted, and in a "big pharma" uninfluenced manner. Richard
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