Thursday, October 15, 2009

Apocrypha passage explaining how the power of magic was defeated

This passage explains how the magic of the old kingdom such as solomons key is about is dissolved because of Christs Birth and Death.

THE EPISTLE OF IGNATIUS TO THE EPHESIANS

chapter 4

9 For our God Jesus Christ was according to the dispensation of God 5 conceived in the womb of Mary, of the seed of David, 6 by the Holy Ghost; 7 he was born and baptized, that through his passion he might purify water, to the washing away of sin.
10 Now the Virginity of Mary, and he who was born of her, was kept in secret from the prince of this world; as was also the death of our Lord: three of the 8 mysteries the most spoken of throughout the world, yet done in 9 secret by God.
11 How then was our Saviour manifested to the world? A star shone in heaven beyond all the other stars, and its light was inexpressible, and its novelty struck terror into men's minds. All the rest of the stars, together with the sun and moon, were the chorus to this star; but that sent out its light exceedingly above them all.
12 And men 10 began to be troubled to think whence this 11 new star came so unlike to 12 all the others.
13 Hence all the power of magic became dissolved; and every bond of wickedness was 13 destroyed: men's ignorance was taken away; and the old kingdom abolished; God himself 14 appearing in the form of a man, for the renewal of eternal life.
14 From thence began what God had prepared: from thenceforth things were disturbed; forasmuch as he designed to abolish death.

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