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Illness and Alternative Health Solutions

Everyone at some time in their lives has to deal with disease and illness. It may be something minor or it may be major. It also can be you or a loved one that is stricken, but dealing with an illness and the medical system in the United States happens to everybody sometime. In this country the first thing that most people generally want to do when they get sick is to see a doctor or go to a hospital to find out exactly what is wrong with them and what the doctors recommend as a treatment protocol. But in many cases that doesn't work. The doctors or hospital can't or don't know how to treat or even cure you. I know that sounds counter intuitive but it's true nevertheless. Here's an example for you non believers. In 1972 President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer. That was almost 50 years ago. Since that time billions and billions of dollars have been spent on this “war” to fund a cure for cancer. Have they found one? No they haven't. Cancer is still the number one killer in America. This fact is doubly curious because more money has been spent on finding a cancer cure than was spent putting a man on the Moon. Well, where did all the money go?

But is totally relying on and obeying the advice of doctors and hospitals the only way to get and stay healthy? Are there other things that you should be aware of that can help you? Well the simple answer to that question is absolutely Yes. First of all, though, I want to say this, I don't hate doctors nor am I trying to persuade you not to listen to their advice. Quite the contrary. The only thing I want to point out about medical advice is it's ultimately your decision to either take or ignore the advice. I have personally ignored and said NO to doctors twice in my life for treatments the doctors wanted to give me that I reasoned were either absurd in one instance and insane in the other. I was better off both physically and mentally for both of those NO decisions and have no regrets.

Now back to some alternatives. The first thing you should be keenly aware of is your body and what you fuel it with. Your body is a gift from God, the creator of the Cosmos and it was perfectly made. It is self reliant, if fueled properly, and can even heal itself if it is damaged. If I only had a car like that. But these attributes only work if you give your body the proper fuels. The sad truth about that is most people don't. Most people are simply satisfied with eating what most nutritionists consider substandard foods. What I mean by that is foods that don't really have that much nutrition or fuel in them. Think about it, how nutritious can a burger, fries, and a coke be, that cost you 2 bucks? The answer is not much. Here's a fact of what can be accomplished if you do fuel your body properly. The Jewish patriarch Abraham, who lived in the Arabian desert over 3000 years ago, lived to be 178 years old. He was never sick a day in his life. He ate simple yet nutritious food, he drank clean water, and breathed clean air. Now look at people today. A lot of them eat junk. This is true because we have thousands of children under the age of 10 with all types of cancers, blood disorders and other serious medical conditions, thousands of people in their 50s and 60s with dementia, Alzheimer's or other cognitive disorders, and then there is rampant heart disease and arterial sclerosis. What most people fail to recognize is that a lot of this could be eliminated by just changing diets and eating properly.

You can go to our website and find some help too. We have many 19th century and other cookbooks that have some incredible recipes that are all but impossible to find elsewhere. We also carry some well documented books about our modern healthcare system you might consider. The information in them is astounding to the uninitiated.


On The Persistence Of Evil

Of course the first thing you have to consider is what is the definition of evil, can we even define it? What does evil look like and can we even recognize it. The other more important consideration is in what context are we talking about this thing we want to call evil. The context of the term is the much more important item to nail down first. If we are coming from a materialistic background and world view and we believe that the universe and man came into being as the result of some natural or accidental process then the whole concept of evil ends up being nothing more than a man made term with no intrinsic meaning or value for us as human beings. In that context the term evil has no meaning whatsoever and more importantly the term has no personal consequence. With an accidental or natural process universe, and as a consequence accidental life, there is no good or bad and there is no evil, things just are. In that kind of universe there is nothing that cares for you or about you the universe just is. There are many people with this opinion.

If, on the other hand, you believe a loving God created the universe  and man for a specific purpose then this thing we call evil takes on a very personal meaning for us as human beings. Evil will be the antithesis or even the absence of a loving God. From this standpoint, how would evil affect humans in that kind of universe. Then there is also the question of what does evil look like and can we recognize it?

As children growing up we are all inclined to gravitate toward certain pursuits in life and certain interests. In addition, life will constantly present us with all kinds of new experiences. We will experience joy, sadness, success, failure, love, friendship, hate, sickness, and death. All these experiences can be broken down into three main categories, physical experiences, mental-emotional experiences and spiritual experiences. Some of the physical experiences we encounter will be disease, illness, death, and injury. Some of the mental-emotional ones will be love, disappointment, envy and hate. Some of the spiritual experiences are experiences or emotions that can reveal or illustrate your connection to a higher reality. These experiences can range from feelings of oneness, peace, and understanding to those of impending destruction, fear and dread. Spiritual experiences can be and are many times triggered by one or more of the physical senses. As an example they can be triggered by visions or music. I have had many strong spiritual feelings and experiences while listening to music.

What or who institutes evil? From a Biblical perspective evil, in the form of temptation, is the main weapon of Satan who is the god on this world. It is his primary weapon and tool to test God’s creation and man. An interesting point about evil is that I have listened to and often heard atheists and non-believers of all types ask the question “How could a loving God allow evil to exist in the world?” It’s curious to me because if you are truly an atheist that question is an oxymoron isn’t it? If you are truly an atheist then there is no God and as a consequence no evil. You can’t have one without the other. The question says more about the alleged atheist than it does about God or the presence of evil.

In the physical we can be and are constantly tempted by our senses. Hunger, lust, pleasure, and pride are all manifestations of this as are sickness, death, injury and pain. It’s not that we would consciously choose these sorts of experiences they are just a part of our physical world. They can be tools of evil though if they are used to derail or sidetrack your spiritual growth or to turn you away from God. Examples of these kinds of experiences pushing people over the spiritual edge abound. The book of Job is a perfect example of this. It is also a wonderful dialogue about why there is suffering in this world. In fact Job is a literary masterpiece on the mystery of suffering. Another aspect of this book in particular is we find that Satan is behind all the evils and suffering on planet Earth. The book of Job chronicles the physical evils used as tools by Satan to try and derail and disrupt Job’s faith in and his love for God. An interesting perspective about Satan’s use of these tools is that Satan first used them to destroy the possessions and the people Job loved the most. This is a common tactic to go after the things and people a person loves to get at them to change their attitude about God and their faith. In Job’s case, however, it didn’t work. Much to Satan's chagrin.

The same is true of mental-emotional experiences. Confusion, suspicion, treachery, threats, love, hate, coveting and pride can all be used to tempt and sidetrack you spiritually. The most effective of these tools is pride; pride in oneself and the worship of man as god. Even though many people fall for this it is a lie. The temptation to rely solely on man’s knowledge and wisdom as the ultimate authority is just one of the tools of the master deceiver so don't be surprised by it, expect it and be prepared for it. To counteract these influences we all need to recognize our tendency to be cajoled and swayed by the wants and desires of this world and the flesh and act accordingly. One book that may help you is “Who Gives Eternal Life.”

When I was a child I had a very spiritual nature. I was keenly aware of the fact that there was a bigger reality than the one that presented itself to me at home with my family. I was in tune with this truth as many children are. I am positive that because of my awareness and nature that I had a close brush with evil. I will never forget it. I was four years old and living in Harlingen, Texas. In my bedroom my younger brother and I had a bunk bed; I slept on the bottom bunk my younger brother on the top. I remember vividly a vision I had of Satan attacking me as I slept. It was so real I remember it to this day. It was so terrifying to me at the time that as I am writing this I am getting chills just remembering that night. When this vision occurred I was so frightened that I woke up screaming until my mother came in to the bedroom to calm me down. This story of my confrontation with Satan is not an isolated one. I was told another story involving a ninety-year-old woman who had a similar experience. She was attacked in her sleep by demons. She was quite clear about the fact that they were agents of Satan. It was so real and affected her so much she literally thought she was going to die. She was also four years old and still remembered it eighty-six years later. Why do these things happen? The only thing that makes any sense is that there is in fact a spiritual war being raged every day for your soul. These attacks are constant. When you are attacked it is an effort of the dark forces to sidetrack and prevent you from accomplishing some future task or to keep you from influencing others with your faith.

As it says in the Scriptures: Ephesians 6:11-12
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

The last tool in this arsenal of evil is spiritual evil. Spiritual evil can come at the hands of supposed church teachers or other authorities. Yes there are false teachers even in the pulpits of this world. The apostles even warned about this in 2nd Peter 2:1.

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Spiritual evil can also take physical form. A present example of this kind of evil is the stories of sexual abuse initiated by religious leaders and pastors. Another form of spiritual evil comes in the form of watering down the gospel and its message. The rise and popularity of new age teachings are also another example of this sort of evil.

One other aspect is can you even recognize evil? Although that question brings up visions of monsters and horror movies I believe you can recognize and even sometimes see evil or evil beings. I only say this because I have personally had this experience. The experience was palpable to me. The evil I felt was so thick you could cut it with a knife. I’m sure many of you have had similar experiences.

This brings us to the million-dollar question, why does God allow evil to exist at all. Man was given two great gifts by God, the gift of life, and the gift of free will.  Our free will allows us to chose to either walk with our Creator or to walk with the god of this world Satan. We are God's greatest creation and He loves us so much He is not going to force us to choose Him. He wants us to use our free will to make that choice for ourselves.


Extra Solar Earth Sized Planet Discoveries Produce Speculative Feeding Frenzy

One of the latest findings in astronomy that has gotten many people worked up is the current discovery by the Kepler satellite of an Earth sized planet in the constellation Cygnus. This discovery has again stoked the fires of speculation that our universe is filled to the brim with advanced civilizations just as Frank Drake and Carl Sagan predicted. “We are not alone in the cosmos” is again being trumpeted by the eagerly optimistic. Here' a bulletin from NASA about Kepler's find.

According to NASA, the planet, known as Kepler-186f, is located approximately 500 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation. While the planet is similar in size to Earth, the star it orbits is vastly different from the sun. As a red dwarf, the star is much dimmer than our sun, meaning that the habitable zone of Kepler-186f is closer to its star than Earth is to the sun.

Of course the question of “Are We Alone?” has been asked for thousands of years but it hasn't been until recently that the technology has been available to try to answer this question. With the new Kepler satellite and its ability to actually detect planets orbiting distant suns we now have that tool. However, unlike what the public has been told by astronomers and naturalists, there is much more involved in not only creating life but also in sustaining that life than they are willing to tell us. All they have said is that for life to exist you need a rocky planet like the Earth that has liquid water, the planet must orbit orbit the habitable zone of a star, and lots and lots of time. With those conditions in place you will most likely get life and possibly an an advanced civilization. I suppose most people just fill in the blanks. And folks there are a lot of blanks.

For years the life origin crowd, who are comprised almost exclusively of Darwin advocates, have been telling anyone who would listen that Darwinian evolution, which builds animate life from inanimate chemicals which then evolve through the process of macro evolution to more complex creatures, is an undeniable scientific fact. These generalizations are the basis for Carl Sagan, Frank Drake, Richard Dawkins and others to proclaim that advanced life is probably everywhere in our own galaxy and the cosmos.

Unfortunately this supposed fact they base their speculations on is in fact a fabrication and they know it. Why am I being so firm about this? This fabrication was confirmed by a videotaped interview with Dr. Richard Dawkins and the actor Ben Stein where Dr. Dawkins candidly admits on camera to Ben Stein that no one has a clue how life started or even evolved. This fact is further confirmed by the lack of any evidence after over a hundred years of research by the best scientific minds on the planet.

Since this interview, more and more evidence has piled up against the notion of life from nothing to the point that most naturalists have abandoned Darwinian evolution and have taken a new position, which is the theory of panspermia. This new theory has been adopted by most naturalists and origin advocates as a convenient way to get them out of the corner they have painted themselves in with Darwin. Dr. Dawkins was actually one of the first to bring up this ridiculous theory to the public at large in his interview with Ben Stein. What is panspermia? This theory supports the notion that life on Earth was seeded here by an advanced alien species. If you want to see this insanity in action rent a copy of the movie “Prometheus.” Apparently Ridley Scott is a devote of this nonsense.

The reason I call the theory of Panspermia insanity and ridiculous is because there is no evidence whatsoever to support the notion that the laws of physics, biology and chemistry are not universally consistent. They operate the same and give the same outcomes regardless of where you are in the cosmos. This means that if life by random chance in our little corner of the universe is impossible then it's impossible wherever you are in the cosmos. In other words the laws of physics, biology and chemistry work the same everywhere and there is no part of the universe that has magic properties where they work differently. Since this is true, saying that intelligent life arose by random chance in a different part of the universe and then that intelligent life seeded our planet with its DNA is utterly ridiculous.

There is another problem. It takes more than a couple of factors to make a planet a suitable habitation for the genesis and nurturing of an advanced civilization. The elements that have to be simultaneously present for life on the Earth or anywhere else to exist and thrive have actually been calculated by Astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross to be 10 to the 173rd power. This is a number that is larger than all the atoms in all the matter in the cosmos. It is in fact so large that it might as well be infinity.

But wait, there's more. In addition there are two other insurmountable hurdles with no natural explanation. Number one: Where did all the complex information come from that is essential to construct and sustain complex life? Information is essential for the manufacture and sustainability of any complex system whether it's mechanical, electrical or biologic. And two: How did machines evolve in biologic life on the Earth. They are in fact present in all complex animals from the tiniest cell on up. Darwin himself said machines do not and cannot evolve and if it could be demonstrated they were present in biologic organisms it would destroy his theory of evolution. Here is an animation of the machines in the DNA molecule to show you what I mean. Another huge stumbling block for naturalists is that information is not a product or by product of, nor does it naturally arise from matter. Contrary to Darwin's theory that only matter exits, information is an essential element that in not material but is present in all life.

But it’s not just me that says Darwin’s theory and Dr. Dawkins proclamation are junk science, Sir Fred Hoyle noted astronomer, vocal atheist, and Darwin advocate has said the same thing. Much to everyone’s surprise he stated in 1981 in an issue of Nature Magazine:

"The likelihood of the formation of life from inanimate matter is one to a number with 40,000 noughts after it ... It is big enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution ... if the beginnings of life were not random, they must therefore have been the product of purposeful intelligence."

The conclusion to all of this is simple really, regardless of how many extra solar Earth sized rocky planets the Kepler Satellite or its followers find, finding a habitable planet with an advanced civilization on it is about as probable as you growing wings and flying to Hawaii for the winter.

© 2015 Richard Woodling



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Illness and Alternative Health Solutions
On The Persistence Of Evil
Extra solar Earth Sized Planet Discoveries Produce Speculative Feeding Frenzy