Fundamentally, a vitalist is someone who believes that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself. The vitalist recognizes that when the immune system is functioning, it is important to help the body with the natural process, and that it is very dangerous to interfere with and to stop this activity. They believe that an immune response is the body’s attempt to rid itself of something harmful, and to interrupt it would be to keep dangerous matter in the body. Continue Reading
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Aromatic plants and the scents they produce have been used through the centuries in various ways. Over the years, increasingly more has been discovered concerning essential oils, and their uses in medicine and cosmetics.
Early History and the Ancient Egyptians
The ancient Egyptians are regarded as being the founders of aromatherapy. Cedarwood was highly prized, and it was used by them in embalmment, medicine, and perfumery. One of the earliest methods of the extraction of plant oil employed by the ancient Egyptians was to place aromatic plants in an oil base, and let it sit in the sun. They also discovered a primitive form of steam distillation. Squeezing was another method used to extract what are now known as essential oils. The scents of aromatic plants were also enjoyed by means of the smoke from burning woods and resins. The limbic system is the area of the brain that is closely connected with the sense of smell, and these primitive people discovered some of the effects that aromatic plant oils can have on people when they are inhaled. Continue Reading
This is a debate between Rev. Angus Stewart, and Rev. Timothy Ramsey on Revelation TV.
Last October, I won second place in the 2009 Trinity Foundation essay contest. Here is a link to the the article announcing the winners. By visiting the link, you can read the bios of the winners, and read their essays.
I’ve read the account of the battle of Jericho many times, but something particular struck me as I was reading it the other day. God had commanded that once the city was taken, all the silver and gold and vessels of bronze and iron were to be consecrated to Him, and they were to be taken into His treasury. All the children of Israel were obedient in this command, except for one: Achan.
When Achan saw the wealth, he entered into temptation, and his desire got the better of him. He stole some of the forbidden items, going expressly against God’s command. It was soon apparent to Joshua that there was a problem. Joshua sent some men to attack the city of Ai. He didn’t send very many, because the men of Ai appeared to be few. However, the men from Israel were easily defeated by these seemingly unpretentious men. This illustrates the fact that it is God who fights the battles of His people, not the people themselves. There was sin amongst the children of Israel, and God was not granting them victory over the city of Ai. Continue Reading