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The Cure is in the Bible

The Cure is in the Bible

No doubt, the cures that humankind requires for the treatment and reversal of disease are largely found in the divine books. It make takes some work to discern them. Some of these cures may represent hidden gems. Yet, it is no matter. They are certainly there.
Too bad for those who don’t believe in God, who won’t even give this consideration. A person has to feel sorry for them. The fact that the natural cures are identified in scripture-based books, not merely the Old Testament but also the New Testament and the Qur’aan, represents hard proof of the existence of an active, creative Being. There is no way that the people of that era would have on their own known to speak these words. For instance, they were fully unaware the spices are actual germicides, which protect people from plague and pestilence. Yet, this is a common threat in the Bible, once again indicating an extraterrestrial source.
How could the cures that humankind so desperately need be identified in advance? Who could doubt the proof that this represents? It is proof that there truly is a loving, caring God despite protestations otherwise.
The “Cure is in the Bible” is the title of a forthcoming book (Knowledge House Publishers, same author), set to release next year. Honest to God, though, within these sources is all a person needs. Said the almighty creator in Genesis, with the licence, here, to modernize the verbiage:
“Moreover, God said, “Clearly, I have provided for you every plant yielding seed (that is for further regeneration and for constant continuation of creation, for constant availability of wild and domesticated plants) that is on the face of the earth, every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food (that is nourishment). ” Also found in the same chapter is “Furthermore, as I provided for you the green plants; I give you everything (once again, everything that a person needs).”
Is it not absolutely clear? It is as if to say, ‘Do you doubt Me, your wise and merciful creator? For your use and benefit, truly I have provided for you all that you need: at your service before your very feet, right before your eyes.’
So, the premise is true, it is all here. Yet, it is a matter of determining it: realizing precisely what in God’s kingdom is applicable to any given disease….”the green plants” are “everything.” Very interesting.
Now, this does not mean that every word in, for instance, the Old Testament is provable, in this case in terms of health issues. Nor is it a confirmation that every passage in the text is divine in origin. However, there are a number of statements found within this text that are readily proven by modern science, which fully stand up to any scientific inquiry and that, therefore, indicate a divine origin.
Here, though, is an example of a dubious statement, which makes no real sense from a health point of view. It is a statement found in parenthesis in Timothy 5:23. Most likely, it is spurious:
(No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)
Alcoholic beverages for frequent ailments, really? What prophet could have possibly prescribed wine as a medicine? Moreover, alcoholic beverages, including wine, are toxic to the stomach and in modest amounts, causing gastric atrophy and in some cases stomach ulcers as well as gastric cancer. The “use a little wine” makes no sense. Who uses a little of it? It’s an intoxicant. Once a person begins using it, often, they don’t stop until they become inebriated. Would God really recommend it? Would he even remotely commend it “For the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments?” When does God speak in this manner? That sounds exclusively man-made.
Even so, by no means are the scriptural books actual health journals. The health mention is occasional, rather, minimal compared to the greater messages of these texts. Despite this, health issues do have a significant position. Consider the banning of the consumption of animals of cloven hoof, notable swine. It is a vast benefit to realize, as well as practice, this prohibition. No doubt, the consumption of pork flesh is exceptionally destructive, and in some people it can lead to dreadful diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Pork flesh and the parasites it contains can also cause great damage to the heart muscle to the degree that it is corrupted prematurely. In some cases pork consumption can cause the heart literally to explode, that is a kind of heart attack, where the heart muscle blows out.
God knows what he is talking about. Yet, will humans listen?
Rarely, though, does this almighty Being tell humans what to do. Rather, he provides evidence, in fact, warning: for them to consider. It is up to them to take action based upon any such warnings and/or commands.
There a few exceptions to the rule that God doesn’t tell people what to do, in particularly, what to do with specific natural medicines. One of the most notable of these exceptions is a kind of command in Psalms, attributed to David, where it is said, essentially, to “Purge.” The prophet David uses himself as an example, saying, “Purge me with hyssop,” following it with “and I will be clean.” It is, essentially, an urging. Yet, an urging to do what, use the North American plant hyssop? Why would a book encoded in the Mediterranean recommend a North Hemisphere plant?
It didn’t. This was mistranslated. Hyssop was derived in the translation from the Greek “essop,” which is an extraction of the Hebrew, “esov.” Evov means exclusively wild oregano, which grows in the Sinai mountain region, among other mountainous areas of the Fertile Crescent. There is no hyssop growing in that region to any degree, not even a single species.
This is what the species hyssop looks like. No one will find it in the biblical regions:

The following image is listed as hyssop, growing in a rocky crag in Lebanon, yet it is not. It is wild oregano:

Yet another example of a command is that given to that devoted servant of God, Moses, who was told:
Take sweet spices, stacte, onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense (of each shall there be an equal part)…
Incredibly, here, even the recipe is given. These are obviously gum resins, a most common source of fragrant, even perfume-like, spices which are extruded from desert-area shrubs and trees. Yet, what is stacte? It has been, no doubt, a subject of much confusion, though this confusion is easily resolved:

Stacte or myrrh, as a dried resin, appears like this as it runs down the tree:

Here it is as a final product after collecting:

It is a germicide as well as an activator of the senses. It is also an antitumor agent.
Onycha, similar to the Greek word for claw, was thought by some interpreters to be the dried shells of certain Red Sea mollusks. This is a bit hard to believe, since all the other entries in the passage refer to aromatic gum resins. Using one part of each would imply one part of three different such resins, likely from different trees or shrubs. According to Rabbi Harold J. Abrahams onchy is, apparently, a gum resin, known as ladanum. His assessment seems reasonable enough. What does appear to be correct is that it is an aromatic incense resin of some sort. Otherwise, it would not have been combined with the known sweet-smelling matter, that is myrrh and frankincense. Too, the infamous carriage of the Three Wise Men was merely aromatic substances, rosemary, sage, and thyme in particular, the latter actually being various species of wild oregano.
Source: Economic Botany, 1980, 33:233-236.
Abrahams further notes that the formula represents a kind of “holy incense,” provided as a blessing in antiquity. The Exodus passage continues with the recommendation to use the formula as not only an aromatic burning mixture but also as “a perfume” using the standard methodology of the time or “art,” and that this formulation will be “pure and holy.”
Clearly, the great creator, maker of all scent and floral essences, loves sweet smells, while despising all that is foul.
Here is a summary of some of the uses of this resin, as prescribed by ancient authorities:
Later, it was the Islamic physician, Ibn al-Baytar, 13th century, who found it useful for the reversal of hemorrhoids as well as for halting diarrhea.
Galbanum is the gum-resin derived from the roots of the stout, hardy desert plant, Ferula galbaniflua.

It identifies itself, singles itself out among plants, as if attempting to ‘tell the world something.’ Yet, who would have noticed it if it wasn’t so boldly mentioned in scriptural lore?
The plant matter was extensively recommended by Dioscorides, the plant illustrated here by a 6th century student of the scholar:

Notice the Arabic writing on the old Latin manuscript, demonstrating the exchange of knowledge in that era. It’s uses are diverse, and this explains why it was previously regarded as a highly utilitarian natural medicine or “panax,” which means universal:

The Frankincense miracle: topical and inhalation medicine

Frankincense Information

Frankincense, the final component of the formula, is a highly regarded scent, as well as medicine, historically. The resin was once one of the world’s most valued commodities, rivaling at its peak gold and precious gems. It originates as a milky-white secretion, a resin, produced by a smallish, scrubby tree growing out of rocky crags. Of the genus Boswellia there are some 25 known species, each producing a water-soluble fragrant gum with considerable medicinal properties.
The burning of the raw resin is medicinal. Through recent scientific studies it has been determined that the inhaled product reduces blood pressure, while also easing depression and anxiety.
Oil of frankincense is a reliable treatment for a variety of skin disorders or injuries, including acne, blemishes, burns, fungal infections, and infected wounds. It has also been used to diminish or even reverse scarring. A skin preservative, in ancient Egypt it was a key component of the embalming solution. The oil has also decided antiinflammatory properties, and has been found useful as demonstrated by work at the University of Munich in the treatment of arthritis.

Wild oregano: the purging herb

Just as indicated wild oregano is a powerful purging agent, mainly in regard to its capacity against germs. It’s a germicide, most powerfully so as the essential oil. Yet, even the crude, raw, whole herb has significant germicidal properties. This means that wild oregano has broad-spectrum powers against germs, a wide range of them, including bacteria, viruses, molds, fungi, and certain parasites. No antibiotic has such vast powers.
In antiquity it was used as a reliable cure for coughs, chest congestion, colds, flu, and asthma. Today, it is known that wild oregano, notably its distilled oil, is effective in the treatment of cold sores, canker sores, certain types of eczema (especially in a cream base with propolis and balsam), and various parasitic fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, pityriasis, dandruff, and seborrhea.
It’s also a purging agent against germ toxins, such as endotoxin, clostridial toxin, and mycotoxins. Regarding histamine and other allergic reactionary chemicals it, too, neutralizes these. Wild oregano, particularly the steam-extracted oil, is an anti-venom. It neutralizes virtually any venom, including the toxic injections of snakes, scorpions, spiders, mites, mosquitoes, and ticks.
So, then, does anyone need any medicines besides these? Just these modest group of four natural remedies, wild oregano, frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, and ladanum, could keep a person healthy. There are yet other recommendations, for instance, the Qur’aanic one of raw honey being a “medicine for all humankind,” as well as the biblical and Qur’aanic mention of pomegranate.
The divinely created pharmacy is most fascinating, most intriguing. Who wouldn’t find its nature and sophistication compelling? Perhaps it is time to create a complex of all such natural, biblical cures: for the benefit of all humankind.


1 thought on “The Cure is in the Bible”

  1. I absolutely love the information you have provided here. As I was reading, I was wondering if there is a book in order, “The Cure is in the Scriptures.”

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