Following on from the previous post, it’s easier to understand this mindset, isn’t it? I mean what kind of person would like to both legalise a drug which saps men of their productive will, and also denigrate and downgrade the miracles performed by God-made-flesh Jesus Christ?
Jesus and his apostles may have used cannabis oil to perform healing ‘miracles’, according to a controversial historian.
Author David Bienenstock claims cannabis was widely available across the Middle East 2,000 years ago and people of the time used it to treat the sick and infirm.
Holy anointing oils used in the early days of the Christian church contained kaneh-bosem, an ingredient Bienenstock suggests was a cannabis extract.
This extract, which was absorbed into the skin, could have helped cure people with physical and mental illnesses long before the first mass-produced medicines.
Many historians dispute the contentious claims, arguing that evidence kaneh-bosem was a cannabis extract is so weak it is not worth pursuing.
He gets a headline from the Daily Mail because they love controversy and bashing all things good and Christian!
It goes on:
Anointing oils were regularly used by the Christian church of the time to treat the sick and elderly by rubbing them directly onto the skin.
A number of people believe an ingredient used in some of these oils may have had psychoactive properties and could have featured a cannabis extract.
Can I just point out here that for the anointing oil to have been healing or curative would absolutely take AWAY the glory from God, and who would want us to believe that? An anti-Christian, that’s who! In fact someone who has never read the new testament, because anyone who had read His miracles would not say such things.
Thankfully a single voice of dissent is allowed:
Lytton John Musselman, a Professor of Botany at Old Dominion University, said evidence claiming marijuana was part of the holy anointing oil is ‘so weak I would not pursue it.’
The best, and thankfully, top comment simply says:
If cannabis oil was as widespread as he claims, why were the healings seen as miracles?
Indeed. And again we must return to WHY anyone would want us to believe this – to downgrade Christ? It might have a little bit to do with that Jewish Revolutionary Spirit – indeed if you look at what the Talmud says about Jesus, it’s impossible not to see why they must continually cast doubt on our faith, denigrate and persecute us, and portray Jesus in offensive ways. Here is one extract from Elizabeth Dilling’s book on the Talmud. In it she is recounting the five deaths of Jesus: [emphasis added]
The Talmud — Five Deaths to Jesus
Jesus, as stated in both the Talmud and Jewish Encyclopedia, gets “four legal methods of execution” and is Crucified as well, as a blasphemer of Pharisee Judaism.
Jesus stoned, then “hanged” or crucified, Sanhedrin 43a-45b (Exhibit 46 and Exhibit 48); Sanhedrin 67a (Exhibit 75), where under another phony name (Ben Stada) Jesus is identified as “Jesus of Nazareth.” See Jewish Encyclopedia, Exhibit 277 and Exhibit 8.
As to Judas, we are told (Exhibit 279) that: “when Judas found he could not touch Jesus in any way, in aerial battle, he defiled him” (the “privy concept,” once again, which runs through the Talmud).
Jesus’ apostles all killed, Sanhedrin 43a, b (Exhibit 47). Their names are decoded by Jewish Encyclopedia (see Exhibit 278, right column.)
Jesus crucified as a “blasphemer,” Sanhedrin 46a (Exhibit 51), Jewish Encyclopedia (Exhibit 276).
Jesus burned, Sanhedrin 52a (Exhibit 52); manner of burning, Yebamoth 6b (Exhibit 151), verified by Jewish Encyclopedia under “Balaam” (Exhibit 274). He is “lowered into dung up to his armpits then a hard cloth was placed within a soft one, wound round his neck and the two loose ends pulled in opposite directions forcing him to open his mouth. A wick was then lit, and thrown into his mouth so that it descended into his body and burnt his bowels … his mouth was forced open with pinchers against his wishes (Exhibit 52) And: “The death penalty of ‘burning’ was executed by pouring molten lead through the condemned man’s mouth into his body, burning his internal organs. (Exhibit 152)
Jesus strangled: “He was lowered into dung up to his armpits then a hard cloth was placed within a soft one, wound round his neck, and the two ends pulled in opposite directions until he was dead.” (Talmud, Sanhedrin 52a, Exhibit 53)
This is repeated (Sanhedrin 106b; Exhibit 114) and verified by the Jewish Encyclopedia (Exhibit 274).
Jesus in hell where His punishment is “boiling in hot semen.” (Talmud, Gittin 57a; Exhibit 202) The subject is identified as Jesus in a footnote, also in the Jewish Encyclopedia under “Balaam.” (Exhibit 275)
Christians in hell (in the above passage) are punished by “boiling hot excrement” which is the punishment for all who mock “at the words of the sages” (i.e. the Talmud).
Jesus “committed bestiality,” “corrupted the people,” is “turned into hell.” (Talmud Sanhedrin 105a; Exhibit 106 and Exhibit 107)
Jesus “limped on one foot” and “was blind in one eye,” “he practiced enchantment by means of his membrum,” “he committed bestiality with his ass,” he was a fool who “did not even know his beast’s mind.” (Talmud, Sanhedrin l05a-105b; Exhibit 108 and 109) The ridiculous and foul misuse of Judges 5:27 about Sisera’s dying convulsions meaning sexual intercourse is here applied to Jesus, with a footnote “explanation” of Judges 5:27: “This is taken to mean sexual intercourse …”
Jesus attempts to seduce women, is excommunicated by a rabbi and then worships a brick, was a seducer of Israel, and practiced magic. (Talmud, Sanhedrin l07b; Exhibit 117), also the Jewish Encyclopedia (See Exhibit 277).
Jesus is cited in the index of the Sanhedrin portion of Talmud, “chief repository of the criminal law of the Talmud” (See Exhibit 43), which shows the page numbers where He is denounced. (Exhibit 118)
Jesus’ resurrection is cursed: “Woe unto him who maketh himself alive by the name of God.” (Talmud, Sanhedrin 106a; Exhibit 111)
The trial of Jesus: “It was by the action of the priests that Jesus was sent before Pontius Pilate.” The Sanhedrin priests “had most reason to be offended with Jesus’ action in cleansing the Temple,” the probable place of His trial, according to the Talmud. His cry: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” … was in all its implications itself a disproof of the exaggerated claims made for him. The very form of his punishment would disprove these claims in Jewish eyes. No Messiah that Jews could recognize could suffer such a death; for “He that is hanged is accursed of God” (Deuteronomy xxi. 23). This refers to an “evil son” and Talmudist Rashi adds “an insult to God.” The foregoing is from the Jewish Encyclopedia under “Jesus.” (See Exhibit 276)
Other foul charges against Jesus and His mother, His being a “bastard,” and the like, follow. (Exhibit 277 from the same Encyclopedia)
All of the links can be followed in the original article here: Link
We must be as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves.