Response to Letter Re: Hypnosis 

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.  (Proverbs 4:7)

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Fasting For Spiritual Health                   
What Are We Being Exposed To?    
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The Thyroid Gland                             
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Eat Your Green Leafy Veggies            
Baking Soda for Your Health             
Avocados - Another Superfood          
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Looking After Our Teeth                    
Oil Pulling                                           
Reversing Diabetes                             
Groceries - What to Avoid                  
Hemp Oil                                           
Looking After Our Eyes                     
Immunizations - Not For Our Benefit  
All Natural Recipes                            
Eating Nuts - A Healthy Snack            
Growing Your Own Sprouts               
Looking After Man's Best Friend         
Coconut Oil - Another Superfood       
Put Away the Weed Killer                  
Should it be Unlawful to be Healthy?   
Healing Herbs                                    
Growing Your Own Organic Garden   
Changing Your Lifestyle                      
There is no Cure .... or is There?         
Monsanto and the Evils of GMO          
Multiple Sclerosis                                
Surviving Radiation                              
Artificial Sweeteners                           
Coping with Arthritis and Gout            
Maintaining a Healthy Heart                 
The Healing Powers of Hypnosis         
Recipes For Raw Food                       
Exercising Your Body and Mind           
Detoxifying Your Body                        
Our Cancer Treatments Are Wrong     
Eating Raw "Live" Foods                     
Is Milk Really Good For Us?              
Vitamins C and D                              
Beating Cancer - Naturally                   
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy                
Response to Letter Re: H2O2              
The Health Benefits of Juicing              
Say NO To Vaccinations                     
Our Body - A Temple of God              

A reader did not agree with my advice ....

I was absolutely appalled to open my January issue of Thy Kingdom Come to find an article on Hypnosis.  I believe that hypnosis, like going to Mediums, is another conduit for spiritual possession.

Several years ago I went to a Mother's Day Out program.  When I got there, I found the presentation that day was a hypnotist.  I immediately started praying for protection from the spiritual world.  The hypnotist was amazed that he couldn't hypnotize me.  I believe that I was protected by my faith in Jesus.  There are many false prophets out there now, so I would hope that you would be more vigilant in what you allow to be printed.

And my repsonse ....

As I researched this topic, I found there are Christians such as yourself that believe hypnotism is part of the occult.  But there are also many Christians who believe that hypnotism is a great healing tool, and many have benefitted from it.  So this letter isn’t about who is right or wrong; just an attempt on my part to justify my writing on the subject.

I do completely agree with you that there are some things that Christians should not partake in, such as tarot card readings, Ouija boards, etc.  Deuteronomy 18:10-11 makes this quite clear.  Here’s the Ferrar Fenton version of these 2 verses:  “You shall not take with you your son or daughter to a throwing over a fire, to divinations, and enchantments, or for witchcraft, or incantations, or enquiry of spirits, or fore-tellers, or questioning of the dead; - for the Ever-Living loathes all these practices; and to sweep away all these practices your Ever-Living God has driven them from before you”.

Hypnotists do not cast spells, they don’t take over your mind, and in fact cannot make you do anything that you don’t want to do.  (That is why I would question the hypnotist that was amazed that he couldn’t hypnotize you.)  What hypnotists do use is the power of suggestion.

Let’s say you are with a small child who is attempting to accomplish something for their first time, perhaps riding a bike.  You offer words of encouragement, “You can do it” over and over again, and eventually the child believes they can actually do it.  While this isn’t hypnotism, you are reinforcing the child with positive thoughts.  If you go to a hypnotist to quit smoking, you will sit in a chair for 20 to 30 minutes and hear positive encouragement to help you kick the habit.  Very seldom do you fall asleep when hypnotized.  As stated in my article, I have been hypnotized several times to ease the discomfort in my knees and legs, and I could always recall every word that was spoken to me.

In closing, let me use one more example.  When I sit down at the dinner table to enjoy a nice steak, I expect to find a sharp knife for cutting the steak.  I wouldn’t be able to cut the meat without it.  However, put this same knife in the hands of the wrong person, and it becomes a weapon.  I believe hypnotism can be used for both good and bad purposes.  What I wrote about was the many good benefits of the power of suggestion.  Never underestimate the power of the mind.