Zero Hedge: A Tufts psychology professor and Harvard Medical School lecturer has recommended dosing US water supplies with lithium in order to reduce suicide rates, saving an estimated 15,000 – 25,000 lives per year.
Appearing on the Vox podcast “Future Perfect,” psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, MD explains that a 2014 review he co-authored analyzing five studies concluded that areas of the country with higher levels of naturally occurring lithium in the water supply had lower suicide rates. Areas with particularly high concentrations have as much as a 50 to 60 percent reduction. more …
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Opinion: Galatians 5:19-20
“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions”
Witchcraft in the Greek translates to pharmakeia:
- the use or the administering of drugs
- sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
- metaphor: the deceptions and seductions of idolatry
Fast Forward to Revelation 18:23
“The light of a lamp
will never shine in you again.
The voice of bridegroom and bride
will never be heard in you again.
Your merchants were the world’s important people.
By your magic spell all the nations were led astray”
The scene is near the end of the tribulation. Babylon is being destroyed (‘Woe Woe oh great city’) suddenly in one hour as the fallen world mourns.
The reason for Babylon’s judgment is that by her magic spell (pharmakeia) all the nations were led astray, giving the Antichrist power over the fallen nations.
Now back up to Galatians 5:1 Paul is giving us the only solution:
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery”.