My point here is to neither take the side of nor denounce essential oils, but to point out something of a bigger nature that needs to be addressed.
An opinion on essential oils at this link https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/article/thinking-biblically-about-essential-oils/ makes some good points, especially along the lines of the use of a church building to promote your essential oils business. Yet…
There’s another matter along that line which is a greater and more disturbing trend – that numerous churches now seem to be “partnering” with the pharmaceutical cartel to market flu shots (!!!) right in their churches. What next? Your guess is as good as mine.
Talk about a need to drive out the money changers! But who talks about that? Consider all the heavy metals, and other toxic substances in just about any vaccine – not the least of which are “products” that come from aborted fetuses. Your church is pro life, but you give this a pass? Time to rethink that one.
We don’t want any marketing of essential oils because we have “voodoophobia,” but it’s OK to give a pass with partnering to the aforementioned, which has the big bucks to cover its flat out chicanery with fast tracking of untested vaccines? Many of which are pitched to the public as “safe and effective”, neither of which is true!
Natural products and herbs were available long before Big Pharma ever began its campaigns to dominate the healthcare “industry”, where at best symptom relief is offered with overpriced drugs. Essential oils have nothing to do with the plan of salvation. But neither does Big Pharma. We have the elite Rockefeller family to thank, who due to domination of the chemical petroleum industries, decided that forms and modalities of natural medicine are quackery – anything that is not made from the products which bring in the cash which lines their coffers – the modern paradigm of one size fits all “medicine”.
So why is the natural God given one demonized in the churches, but not the other artificial mass produced cash cow that has most of the public fooled? Because the super rich can patent the chemical petrol products formulas but not the natural products, and they are going into the churches to hawk their wares. How brazen is that? What’s surprising is that pastors and church boards give the stamp of approval! As if the flu shot sign out in front of Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and even the local grocery store are not enough?
I cannot actually say if essential oils also are as effective as pitched. They certainly do not save your soul. Peppermint oil for example works great for keeping spiders and rodents away from the windows and entering the house. But where’s the real power in the churches to keep the spiritual snakes and scorpions out of the house of God?
No, instead we strain at gnats and swallow camels. Yes, it’s a jungle out there.
How about we get back to the good old fashioned gospel and stop buying into business paradigms and “partnering” with what’s become diabolical itself as an industry that has become a religion not to be questioned?
A big deal is made of the Greek word (Strongs G5331) – “pharmakeia (far-mak-i’-ah) φαρμακεία medication (pharmacy) that is (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): – sorcery witchcraft” – using it to demonize a natural product, while not understanding that it’s as applicable to everything produced by the pharmaceutical industry. That specific word is used only 3 times in the Bible, per Strong’s Online Concordance – Galatians 5:20; Revelation 9:21, and Revelation 18:23. How has it gained so much press with this focus on the demonization of essential oils?
This is ridiculous! Why demonize one and welcome in the other? Oh, I see – it’s about funds, right? Maybe we should keep all of it out of the Church – the essential oils and the pharmaceuticals, and get back to being God’s house of prayer.