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The Infiltration of Drugs into Institutional Church Systems and Historical Links to Ancient Practices

An article written by Leeann:

Among modern society, the intermingling of drug use and religious practices have accrued a rising amount of attention, particularly with the arrival of Christian-based churches incorporating hallucinogenic plants, such as marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms, into their rituals. This phenomenon, while seemingly recent, has its literal roots in ancient pagan and occult practices.

From the very beginning in the book of Enoch, ‘roots’ were introduced by fallen angels as they attempted to seduce and influence beautiful women for their own perverted desires. Semjaza, the leader of the renegade lot himself taught enchantments and root-cuttings, which would’ve likely included the notion of psychoactive herbs for incantation purposes, “…And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings….” 1 Enoch 8:1-3

Historical Connections Between Drug Use and Ancient Practices: Marijuana, known for its psychoactive properties, has a long history of use in various religious and spiritual practices. Ancient cultures often utilized cannabis and other psychoactive substances to facilitate spiritual experiences and connect with the spiritual realm. For instance:

Ancient China and India: Cannabis was used in ancient China as early as 2700 BCE for medicinal and ritualistic purposes. In India, it has been part of religious practices for thousands of years, particularly in the worship of the god Shiva, who is often associated with cannabis consumption. (Could it be there is a link between the earliest known religion of mankind, Hinduism, led by Shiva within its pantheon with that of Semjaza, the original renegade leader of fallen angels aside from Satan?)

Scythians and Indo-European Cultures: The Scythians, a group of ancient nomadic tribes, were known to use cannabis in their rituals. Herodotus, a Greek historian, described how the Scythians used hemp to induce trance-like states during ceremonies.

African and Middle Eastern Traditions: In ancient African and Middle Eastern cultures, cannabis and other plants were used in religious ceremonies and as part of traditional medicine. The use of these substances was often linked to shamanistic practices aimed at healing and acquiring spiritual knowledge through an ALTERED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, WHERE ANYONE/ANYTHING COULD TALK TO OR MANIPULATE SOMEONE!!!

The Rise of Modern Entheogenic Churches: The modern resurgence of entheogenic churches, such as the Church of Ambrosia and the Zide Door Church of Entheogenic Plants, reflects a growing interest in integrating psychoactive substances into religious and spiritual practices.

These churches claim that substances like marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms are sacraments that facilitate a direct connection with the divine, but in fact are devilish mockery introduced into the Institutional Church (I.C.) system through a lack of knowledge.

Exodus Internet Church and Drug-Related Issues: Exodus Internet Church (E.I.C.) takes a stand against the use of drugs—instead of becoming a part of the world—setting itself a part as the Lord intends his people to be, “You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.” (Leviticus 20:26).

One of our core principles, known as the Seven Walls, (seven facets of sin holding the Lord’s people captive and headed by a high-ranking, fallen angel—Drugs and Alcohol, Homosexuality, Fornification, Religiosity, Witchcraft, Racism, and Poverty.)  includes a dedicated focus on supporting individuals struggling with drug addiction.

We offer various programs and services aimed at rehabilitation and overcoming worldly bondage to gain a greater understanding of Christ both in terms of one’s self but also HIMSELF—recognizing the complex interplay between substance abuse and a person’s well-being upon all aspects—spirit, soul, and body. 

Biblical Doctrine Against Marijuana Use: The Bible, while not explicitly mentioning marijuana, provides clear guidance on maintaining sobriety and avoiding practices that lead to altered states of consciousness. Several key biblical doctrines and verses can be interpreted as standing against the use of marijuana.

Sobriety and Self-Control: The Bible emphasizes the importance of sobriety and self-control. In 1 Peter 5:8, it states, "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." This verse underscores the need to remain vigilant and in control of one's faculties, which is compromised by drug use.

Temple of the Holy Spirit: In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, the Apostle Paul writes, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." This passage encourages believers to treat their bodies with respect and avoid substances that can harm them.

Avoiding Drunkenness: Ephesians 5:18 advises, "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit." While this verse specifically mentions wine, it can be applied more broadly to any substance that leads to a loss of self-control.

Taking the Path Forward: The infiltration of drugs into the I.C. while controversial, reflects a broader historical and cultural infiltration by fallen angels since the early history of humanity before the ‘Flood of Noah.’

Ancient pagan practices often incorporated psychoactive substances to cultivate unfiltered, spiritual experiences, a dangerous, demonic tradition that some modern churches have now inserted into their own practices.

Nevertheless, E.I.C takes a different approach, focusing on supporting individuals with drug-related issues and adhering to biblical doctrines that advocate for sobriety and self-control.

By offering rehabilitation and spiritual guidance, Exodus Internet Church provides a compassionate and faith-based response to the challenges of addiction, honoring its commitment to helping those in need—while keeping our eyes on what really matters, the name of JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AND KEEPING IT HOLY through ourselves and our actions! 

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