The reason I did this research was to find out why there were so many hidden, mysterious things about religion, and to learn why Christian faith and Paganism were so closely aligned. It all seemed like such a paradox My hope is you won't do as so many have, but stay where you were planted. Most who learn the Truth flee their surrounding friends, loved ones, and congregants, because they can't relate anymore. Some even wish to leave their spouse. But it is to these very people we are sent. The Truth will drive away the darkness, but if you shine it so as to blind them, they will have no part of you. You must just let an illuminating glow emanate, and then only when someone is interested in learning more. They only learn when they want to. It may take a lifetime for some, while others soak up the Truth like a sponge. Some will base what they choose to believe on a previous paradox they couldn't find any way of resolving, like where Cain could find a wife, or how the Great Deluge could...
After bringing Him to the place of crucifixion, what did they offer Him to stupefy Him They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. Matt. 23 34. straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink. Matt. 27 48. What closed this terrible scene When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost. John 19 30.
The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making pickles and is helpful because it uses both words. Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be 'dipped' (bapto) into boiling water and then 'baptised' (baptizo) in the vinegar solution. Both verbs concern the immersing of vegetables in a solution. But the first is temporary. The second, the act of baptising the vegetable, produces a permanent change.
Water, cayenne pepper and vinegar. And in these we can see a picture of the Church Water represents the people of the Church. The pepper is the fire of God, or the anointing, and vinegar speaks of purging or cleansing. The vinegar is needed to keep the pepper mixed in the water.
Finally, they reached a place called Golgotha, meaning the Place of Skulls, outside the walls of Jerusalem. Instead of giving him a cup of wine diluted with scent to help lessen the pain on the cross, the soldiers gave Jesus a cup of vinegar diluted with gall. Then they crucified him and, as a further mockery, two thieves with him. So it is written in the Bible.
The Miracle Of Vinegar
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