Pharmakeia

The internet is full of discussion about pharmakeia, the Greek word translated in most Bibles as “sorcery.”

pharmakeía (from pharmakeuō, “administer drugs”) – properly, drug-related sorcery, like the practice of magical-arts, etc. (A. T. Robertson).

Strong’s Greek

In our current apocalyptic mood, it seems easy to correlate worship of the pharmaceutical industry and its gene-modifying injections with that Biblical idea of deceptive sorcery. I had a friend point it out to me last winter, when God first started warning me about the vaccines. I use it now and then in Christian circles when I know I’m talking to folks who won’t look at me funny. But I was surprised last night to hear Dr Tenpenny using it in a video made a few months back. A quick Google search reveals Christians have been asking this question for a long time… do we idolize medicine?

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

Revelations 18:23

From the KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon:

Definition
1. the use or the administering of drugs
2. poisoning
3. sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
4. metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry

Here’s my personal and fairly passionate position on our current relationship with healthcare. We have come to idolize it. Most Christians did not turn to God in prayer when the plandemic started, they turned to their TVs. This includes everyone from the most popular pastors to the person hiding in their basement, terrified of leaving the house without a mask. I am one of countless people who spent the entire past year navigating the world unmasked and mingling without any side effects.

Note: I have friends who feel they got COVID, and I understand the spike protein does generate symptoms. Their experience was of a severe flu, by no means justifying shutting down the planet for a year. Should elderly people have taken extra precautions? Sure. But we did the opposite of that, sending COVID-positive people back to nursing homes. The shutdown was never about keeping people alive.

I have always lived on the basis that a life lived in fear is not living. When I found Jesus, I assumed Christians understood that his ministry and message is BASED ON THE FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLE (sorry, I said I was passionate about this) that you should FEAR NOT.

I am by no means saying that trusting God means we should be reckless. I am saying that if we believe God’s promises, we believe he will provide a way for us to live according to his word – in fellowship, showing our faces, serving others – not living in fear.

Fauci is lying to us. He has been lying to, and in fact murdering, people for decades by playing God with pharmaceuticals.

I’m not saying all doctors are evil sorcerers. The medical and scientific communities are full of people who see genuine symptoms and want to care for people, but at the same time, are existing in an intellectual echo chamber. They seek to validate, not challenge, the dominant theory: this is a scary virus we must protect ourselves from at all cost. How many doctors kept putting people on ventilators even though there was clear data as early as April that ventilators were a death sentence? How many doctors failed to provide basic immunity advice like taking your vitamin C and zinc? How many doctors ignored the physical impact of stress caused by masking and fear-mongering media and instead encouraged people to remain in that state?

Corporate healthcare and the pharma industry are as capable of corruption as any other. Doctors do not get exemption from our fallen state. They are human. Scientists are human.

We try to avoid this fact by pretending that “data” solves all arguments. But which data are we going to use? The data on how many people simply test positive, or the data on how many people are losing their minds locked in their nursing homes, or the data on how many people actually demonstrated severe illness?

We only tracked the first, and least relevant, metric: positive test results. Whether the person was experiencing illness or not. Most often, they weren’t.

Even if we agree on the metric, we still need human beings to interpret those statistics. Who do we give the power of interpretation to? Handing it to a doctor is as risky as handing it to a prophet – you better know they’re right with God.

God gave us an immune system and a world to live in, not hide from. He gave us plenty of ways to remain healthy including nutrition, exercise, and natural supplements. It’s all there, and those of us who relied on God’s providence got through this plandemic just fine. Would I advise an elderly relative to take extra precautions right now? Absolutely. But if it was up to me, my grandma would have gone out to the store every day last year. She will never recover from those months of isolation and low activity.

This is a trial. It’s that simple. Do we take God at his word? Do we believe he’ll provide? Do we believe our lives are in his hands?

It’s called the narrow path.

One thought on “Pharmakeia

  1. Thanks, Palmer, this is very well said. You sound like my pastor Alec at Westgate Chapel in Edmonds. This past year has really made me re evaluate who I listen to.

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