The ‘Cult of Baal’ Otherwise Known As “Kabbalah”

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“Freemasonry is far too serious a matter for any man to assume its villainous obligations without due reflection…bound by the cable tow of Satan to the altar of Baal, there is no place for after repentance.”

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The photo to the left is of Madonna, a big fan of Kabbalism. Kabbalah is straight from hell! The Freemason occult is based upon occult mysticism (a bunch of hodge-podge) from the Zohar. Kabbalah is a branch of Jewish mysticism, which is thought to have originated in the 13th century. Its teachings come from an ancient 23-volume book called the Zohar, which offers interpretations of the inner meaning of the Torah.

Traditionally, its practices were reserved for a select number of Jewish scholars who already had an advanced understanding of Jewish law, but for the past 500 years it has been followed more widely. Kaballah WILL take you away from Jesus Christ. Jesus was NO follower of Kabbalism! John 14:2 clearly reveals that Jesus said what He meant, and meant what He said. Jesus wasn’t into mysticism. The Lord said, “…if it were not so, I would have told you.” The Word of God is straightforward. The FACT that occult groups worldwide cherish the Kabbalah should speak volumes to anyone who may consider it a holy book, it is NOT!

Kabbalah promises many things to help out your life, by taking away grief, pain, misery, worries, and much more.  On the contrary, the Word of God promises us persecution if we live godly in Christ (Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesusshall suffer persecution.” -2nd Timothy 3:12).  Isaiah 53:3, a prophecy about Jesus, declares “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” John 15:20 reads “The servant is not greater than his Lord.  If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you.”

Kabbalism should be suspect for drawing attention to ones own “spirituality” rather than drawing attention to and glorifying Jesus Christ (God Almighty). As Isaiah 64:6 declares, “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” Kabbalist mysticism is the basis for Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, the Illuminati, Knights Templar, and many other occult organizations. Their holy book is the Zohar. “Spell oils and incense blends produced according to Kabbalah”.

The Bible is quick and powerful enough (Hebrews 4:12), without the need to resort to extra-Biblical religiosity, occult practices, or Satanism. Jesus clearly said that He was the ONLY Way to the Father (John 14:6). Kabbalah is wishy-washy and fails to present a Biblical plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. Kabbalah is of the devil. I dare anyone to show me a clear Gospel presentation from the Kaballah. Again, the FACT that Satanic occult groups base their damnable religions upon the Kabbalah speaks volumes. The “mysticism” of the Kaballah is demonism.

Basic Information On Kaballah

Question: “What is Kabbalah?”

Answer:  Kabbalah has many different ways of being spelled in English. It can be as you have spelled it, or one of the following: Kaballah, Qabalah, or Cabalah.

Kabbalah developed between the 6th and 13th centuries among Jews in Babylonia, Italy, Provence, and Spain. The word Kabbalah means “to receive” and refers to revelation from God received by Jews and passed to succeeding generations through oral tradition. The word was first used by mainstream Judaism but later came to refer to those who believed that only a select few were given the secret knowledge from God as to the “true” meaning of Scriptures.  Kabbalah uses occultic practices and is considered to be a cult.

 

Kabbalah resembles closely some of the beliefs held by the Greek Gnostics in that both groups held that only a select few were given deeper understanding or knowledge. Also, Kabbalah teaches that emanations from God did the work of creation rather than creation being directly from God. With each descending emanation, the emanation became further away from God. The final emanation took the personal form of angels. This would be like God created a lesser god, and that one then created a lesser god, and this kept happening until the end result were angels. This directly contradicts God’s revelation of Himself in the Bible. In the Bible, God teaches that He is both separate from all of His creation and yet is directly accessible by those who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Kabbalah does hold to the inspiration of Scripture, but does not seek the plain meaning of Scripture. The Kabbalah approach is mystical and very subjective, using such things as numerology to find “hidden” meaning. Through this method, almost any teaching that one desires could be “found” in Scripture. This goes against the very heart of communication. God provided Scripture that He might communicate with mankind and teach humanity of Himself. It is obvious that Scripture is meant to be taken at face value and Not mystical interpretation. This can be demonstrated by fulfilled prophecy. God said something would happen, and it happened as He said it would. The greatest example of this is the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the first coming of Jesus Christ. The were hundreds of verses referring to His coming, and they were fulfilled literally (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 53. This is why the Bible should be interpreted literally or normally.

Kabbalah even has a pantheistic characteristic. Pantheism is the idea that God and His creation are one. This of course is not what God has told us in the Bible. God created all that exists from nothing (the Hebrew word “bara”). Kabbalah says that creation is one of God’s emanations – this is the pantheistic quality that Kabbalah has.

Of course I do not know why you have asked this question (what is Kabbalah?), but if you are seeking to know God and have a personal relationship with Him, look no further that Jesus Christ and the Bible. Jesus is God in the flesh, and He came to die for every person’s sins. If an individual trusts in Christ — that He is God (John 1:1-3) and paid for sin (Romans 8:3) — then that person is forgiven and becomes a child of God (John 1:12). source

Modern Kabbalah

In 1969, a former insurance salesman, Rabbi Philip Berg, established the Kabbalah Centre International and appointed himself its leader. The centre markets Kabbalah as a “universal system for self-improvement” and attracts more than 3.5 million followers. Berg claims that Kabbalah answers the ultimate questions of human existence: who we are, where we come from and why we’re here. Its followers claim that it can purify the soul and banish disease, depression and discontent using the spiritual light of the Zohar.

The Kabbalah Centre sells copies of its sacred texts and other “spiritual tools”, such as Kabbalah Water. Among the best-selling items is the red string bracelet, said to protect the wearer from the evil eye. The Beckhams, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Demi Moore and Madonna have all been seen sporting one.”

Question: “Where did the Kabbalah originate?”

Name of group: Qabalah (modern “cultic” spelling, also known as Hermetic Qabalah), Kabbalah (traditional Jewish spelling), Cabala (Christian spelling).  All of these spellings are merely transliterations of the word in Hebrew.  Therefore, one spelling is not necessarily right over another, but each group tends to spell it differently.

Founder: Isaac the Blind (It is not known for sure that he was the original founder, but he is considered the Father of Kabbalah. Aspects of Kabbalah can be traced back to the first century A.D.)

Date of Birth and Death: c. 1160-c. 1236

Birth Place: Provence

Year of founding: Kabbalah can be traced as far back as the first century A.D. It was formed as a scholarly group sometime during Isaac the Blind’s lifetime (c. 1160-1236), but the exact year is unknown.

Why and how it was founded: The first Kabalistic ideas emerged in ancient times as an attempt by the Merkabah mystics to reach what they called the “higher throne” of G-d.  Isaac the Blind was the first to name Jewish mysticism Kabbalah, and he formed a scholarly group based on the tradition.

Question: “Which groups use the Kabbalah?”

“It is probably accurate to say that from the Renaissance on, virtually all occult philosophers and magicians of note had a working knowledge of some aspect of Kabbalah . . .” (Low, Colin. Hermetic Kabbalah. “Frequently Asked Questions”).  Some groups that currently practice Qabalah are the Hermetics, the Gnostics, Knights Templar, the Neoplatists, the Pythagoreanists, the Rosicrucianists, Tantra, the English Order of the Golden Dawn, and the French magician Eliphas Levi.  Some Qabalists practice ritual magic — “names of power, the magic circle, ritual implements, consecration, evocation of spirits, etc.” (Low, Colin. Hermetic Kabbalah. “Frequently Asked Questions.” www.digital-brilliance.com)

Also, celebrities Madonna, Britney, Demi, and Paris have have become new followers of Kabbalah.  Madonna in 2003 spent $5,000,000 to build a Kabbalah reading temple in London.  The latest trend is “red Kabbalah string (pictured to the left).  Increasingly, Hollywood celebrities have been seen adorning these red strings promoting Kabbalah.  No Christian should ever get involved with these works of darkness.  Though Kabbalah may seem fun-loving and peaceful on the surface, it is infested with occult demonology and Satanic lies.  Please don’t be deceived!  The fact that a woman as wicked as Madonna could promote such a book with no sense of guilt or repentance for her wickedness speaks volumes.

Testimony of Yossi Gurvitz, July 15, 2012

Israeli citizen Yossi Gurvitz, a former Talmud (yeshiva) student confirms the racism, homicide and child molestation-advocacy in the Babylonian Talmud and subsequent authoritative rabbinic legal texts authored by Rabbi Moses Maimonides and Rabbi Joseph Karo (“Shulchan Aruch”). He reveals Judaism’s sympathy for Islam and its undying hatred for Christianity.

 
Mr. Gurvitz points out that exceptions to bigoted Talmudic injunctions are permitted where Judaics are in subjection to the goyim (gentiles), and where news of Judaism’s discrimination toward the goyim, would cause an uprising of “potential animosity” (mishum eivah) toward Judaics. 

Therefore, to avoid a rebellion by the goyim if the truth were known, devious disavowals of the rabbinic law are made in public for the sake of pacifying (“mipnei darkhei shalom”) the gullible goyim

Mr. Gurvitz asserts that where Judaic supremacy reigns supreme (“where ‘Israel’ is mighty”), as in the Israeli state, no such diplomatic niceties need be observed, and the full force of Talmudic/rabbinic halacha, with its institutionalized contempt for, and discrimination toward non-Judaics, can be fully exerted. This testimony confirms the thesis of Michael Hoffman in his book Judaism Discovered.

Kabbalah and Occultism

Kabbalism is the basis of nearly every tradition covered under the general heading of “occultism”

Kabbalah: aka Qabala, Cabala, Kabala, Qabballa, etc.

 

Imagine you’re Madonna. You’re too smart for Scientology, but not calm enough for Taoism. You’ve pretty much burned your bridges with Catholicism. And Methodism was never really an option. So where do you go for your religious fulfillment?

If you’re thinking Hinduism, well, actually she was over that back in the ’90s after it failed to catch on as the Next Big Thing. Her current fixation, kabbalah, might have more potential.

Technically, kabbalah is not a religion, and it never was. It originated around the 11th century as an outgrowth of earlier Jewish esoteric-occult traditions. Kabbalah is mainly based on two texts, the Sepher Yetzirah (“the book of creation”) and the Zohar (“the book of enlightenment”).

Sepher Yetzirah is a collection of secret traditions supposedly passed down from Abraham. It describes the structure of the universe and the method of its creation, including an extremely convoluted series of planes of existence, based on geometry and key numerical sequences derived from the Hebrew alphabet. While probably not dating back to the time of Abraham, whenever that actually was, it is the older of the two texts and probably runs at least as far back as the second century B.C.

The Zohar was first seen in public during the 13th century, offered up by Moses de Leon, a Spanish Jew who claimed it was the work of a second-century miracle-working rabbi. After de Leon’s death, there were numerous charges that the work was a forgery. There is quite a bit of legitimate controversy around the book, but the scholarly consensus is that the Zohar legitimately conveys a tradition that predates the 13th century, including several elements found in Jewish and Christian Gnosticism.

The Zohar is a commentary on the Pentateuch, the first five books of both the Jewish and Christian bibles.  OK, maybe “commentary” isn’t the right word. The Zohar claims that the words of the Torah are simply a smokescreen behind which the real meaning of the Jewish scriptures lurks, like an ancient stereogram: you can’t see it unless you’re looking past it.

Together, the books outline a sweeping vision of the structure of reality, including guidelines on how to alter it in nontraditional ways, which more or less amount to magic. Based on the two key texts, medieval occultists and Jewish mystics created a massive body of writings about metaphysics, alchemy and magic. Because it covers material related to the Old Testament, kabbalah was adopted by both Jews and Christians. Kabbalism also led to the development of Hasidism among Eastern European Jews.


The most readily identifiable concept in Kabbalism is the Tree of Life, a diagram that is essentially a map of reality. The Tree of Life consists of three columns known as “pillars”, and 10 sephiroth, or spheres, each of which represents an aspect of the process God used to create the world.

At the top of the diagram is Kether, “The Crown”, which represents the divine intelligence of God, from which all of creation emanates. The three pillars emanate down from Kether all the way down to Malkuth at the bottom. (The word means “Kingdom”; the bottom sephira is also sometimes called Shekhinah.) Kether is the angle at which reality points toward the creator; Malkuth is the angle at which is points toward His creation — the earthly world.

In traditional Kabbalism, there are 10 sephiroth, although some schools teach of a “hidden” 11th in the middle of the diagram. Each sephira has different characteristics and is represented by a different Hebrew letter, which also corresponds to a number. The 10 sephiroth are connected by 22 lines, known as “paths,” each of which carries a specific meaning. Some occult traditions teach that the paths correspond to the major arcana in the Tarot.

The chart comes to life as a result of emanations, a concept which covers the movement of will, force, divine spark, light, energy and reality from God to creation. Emanations are the manifestation of divine intelligence as a material or metaphysical thing, such as an angel or a soul.

Because the shape of emanations is outlined by the Tree of Life (supplemented by information contained in numerous other kabalistic writings), the Tree and the Hebrew alphabet can be used to calculate the “true names” of things. If you know the true name of something, you can control it, which quickly led medieval kabbalists to become ritual magicians (as well as inspiring medieval ritual magicians to become kabbalists).

With kabalistic secrets firmly in hand, the well-informed can construct magic words that presumably empower users to command the very forces of the universe. Angels and demons, in particular, are susceptible to this sort of control.

Truly ambitious sorcerers also sought the true name of God, the most powerful magic word imaginable. The search for God’s true name took on epic proportions during the middle ages. The name was referred to as the Tetragrammaton, because it was believed to have four letters.

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The Torah provides one version of this name, of course, which practicing Jews are forbidden to speak — YHWH, pronounced as Yahweh (or JHVH, Jehovah) by those who are not especially worried about eternal damnation and a divine curse. YHWH is derived from the first letter of each Hebrew word God spoke to Moses from the burning bush story found in Exodus. The rough English translation of the statement is “I am who am”, “I am who I am”, or “I am that I am.”

Finding the name in the Bible, of course, was far too easy. Obviously, recipients of secret knowledge would have a better name, a more powerful name. Unfortunately, no one could quite agree on what that name was, although a number of alternatives were proposed, such as AGLA or ADNI.

None of these names hold up to the obvious test: After pronouncing them, neither divine wrath nor infinite power arrives within any reasonable time frame.

Other esoteric concepts were covered in some depth by the kabbalists. Many kabbalists were also alchemists and scientists. As a result, some kabalistic texts about the nature of emanations and the behavior of light (as a divine power) have a remarkable power even to this day. For instance, one Latin kabalistic text from the Middle Ages discusses the properties of spirit and body in some detail. If you substitute “spirit” for “energy” and “matter” for “body”, the text looks suspiciously like a sneak preview of Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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To a greater or lesser extent, Kabbalism is the basis of nearly every tradition covered under the general heading of “occultism”. Kabbalah is the basis for the rumored occult practices of the Freemasons, the Illuminati and the Knights Templar, the stylings of the O.T.O., the antichrist rituals of Jack Parsons, and the creation of mystical beings such as the Golem. Scientology is also roughly modeled on the Kabbalah, albeit filtered through a Battlestar Galactica sensibility.

When it started, the study of Kabbalah was secretive, especially among medieval Christians who feared the wrath of the Inquisition. After Aleister Crowley exposed the secrets of the Golden Dawn in the early 20th century, the cat was out of the bag, and Kabbalah began to be talked about among the religious intellectuals of the day. Crowley himself wrote extensively about the Kabbalah for the general public, as well as for his fellow students of esoterica.

The movie Pi (1998) was a cult hit featuring a gang of malevolent Hasidic Jews who are searching for a way to decipher the true name of God from the number codes in the Torah. The movie coincided with a revival of mainstream interest in Kabbalah.

The latest iteration of Kabbalism has more in common with the New Age than with traditional occultism. Kabbalah centers (both Jewish and non-Jewish versions) have popped up around the United States.

Perhaps partly as a result of widespread coverage of Scientology’s quirks, a fair number of celebrities have embraced Kabbalism as the spiritual flavor of the month. In addition to Madonna, celebrity kabbalists include Elizabeth Taylor, Demi Moore, Mick Jagger, Jeff Goldblum, Ivana Trump, and Roseanne Barr.

Although the new Kabbalism downplays claims of exotic superpowers, the magical aspect of Kabbalism is still an important part of the modern movement.

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Anat (not her real name) is currently staying at the closed ward of a psychiatric hospital in Israel. For more than a week she has been lying in bed, suffering from depression, and surviving by taking pills.

After six months at the Kabbalah Center, she had a mental breakdown.

“Anat is not feeling well these days,” her mother says. “She apparently couldn’t withstand their pressure anymore…we hope she recovers.”

Leah, a family friend, says Anat is weaker than ever these days. At first she thought Kabbalah studies were good for her, but her parents quickly realized she was drawing large sums of money from her account to buy Kabbalah books.

Those interviewed for this story wanted to use their real names, tell their stories, and share their difficult feelings with the readers. They are particularly interested in seeing the Kabbalah Center close its doors. However, some of them still have family members at the center and are worried they would sever all ties if real names are used.

Those who were members of the Center and left are ashamed. During the interviews for this story, they revealed details they never shared before, even with their parents or best friends.

So how did it happen? How did the center for Jewish mysticism become such a global empire, with branches in the United States, Europe, and South America? How does this apparatus work, the one that makes people complete give themselves, both in body and soul – as well as financially – to the Kabbalah Center?

Savings are gone

The global Kabbalah Center prides itself on being the largest organization in the world for spreading Kabbalah studies. The organization has 50 branches worldwide, including five in Israel. About 3.5 million people across the globe attended courses at the Center in recent years.

A BBC investigative report earlier this year described the Center as a cult that has mastered the art of bilking its members.

Leah, a woman in her 50s, is closely familiar with the Kabbalah Center on 14 Ben Ami street in Tel Aviv. She herself attended several classes there and left years ago. Not a day goes by where she does not lament the moment her twin sons decided to join courses and were captivated by the mystical world opened to them. Indeed, not a day goes by where she does not pray for the worst nightmare of her life to end.

Leah says both her sons became “Kabbalah addicts”. One of them requires close psychiatric care to this day as fears that he may harm himself persist.

“Everything started six years ago, when my twins turned 21,” Leah says. “One of them decided to study at the Kabbalah Center. He took one course and then another one, and another one. At first he was filled with energy.”

“Until this time he was largely isolated socially. He didn’t have that many friends and was prone to depression…this was an outlet of hope for him, everyone loved him there,” she says.

“Gradually he began spending Saturdays and holidays with his friends there, and had to pay for every meal, dozens of shekels,” Leah says. “He detached himself from the family and didn’t want to tell us what was going on with him, and his bank account was emptied out. He bought Kabbalah books for me, my husband, and his brothers for thousands of shekels. I saw with my own eyes the receipts with the irrational amounts and I couldn’t believe it.”

Leah’s son eventually convinced his twin brother to join the Center as well, she says. The two grew beards and would wash dishes at the center the whole day, she adds.

“Their spiritual teachers convinced them to leave their jobs and invest the whole of themselves in this center,” she says.

Eating leftovers off the floor

Yaron (not his real name,) the brother who first became drawn to Kabbalah-mania, received a tempting offer from his friends at the Center to join them. The “followers” live in small, crowded communes in the center of the country.

“Later, because he was good, and apparently he worked there for 24 hours without a break,” said Leah, “they decided to send him to the major center in Los Angeles. He was there for a year. At this point he also stopped answering calls and cut off ties with the family. Suddenly, after months of no contact, I got a call from him. He said: ‘Mom, I can’t stay here anymore, I’m coming back.'”

“When he got off the plane, I saw a burned out person, depressive, with an unkempt beard in these rag-like clothes. He only had Kabbalah books in his suitcase. I asked him, ‘where are your cloths’? And he said that he donated them. I didn’t recognize him, he was so weak. I informed him that he was not returning to the Center and I took him home with me.”

It was difficult for Yaron to adjust to conditions outside the commune. “He really went crazy. He would go out to the streets of Tel Aviv and sweep them, like a street sweeper. He would dress up in nice clothes and go out to the street to clean. Then there was a stage where he was filled with rage. He would have outbursts and he started to be violent at home. He hit us.”

The path to psychiatric treatment was short. “Only afterwards I realized that in Los Angeles he cleaned the Kabbalah Center all day there, for 23 hours a day without stopping, until something was disrupted in his brain.” Leah says. He had to do everything his older ‘friends’ told him. He could not refuse. At a certain stage he began to eat other people’s leftovers off the floor.”

“When he opened up to me, he told me one day that the councilors at the Center hit him frequently. Since then our lives have been wrecked. My second son is still in the Center, despite seeing what happened to his brother. I don’t know how to get him out of there. It doesn’t matter what I tell him, he is still trying to get as much money out as he can, and to waste his life.”

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