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Cult, Occult and The Difficult

Dearest fellows,

Again, we have this fine moment fo find another exciting origins of words especially related to our daily usages. Let us dig deeper to the commonest commented terminologies of our times: cult, culture and enculturation.

Cult \Cult\ (k?lt) n .[F. culte, L. cultus care, culture, fr. colere to cultivate. Cf. Cultus.] 1. Attentive care; homage; worship. 2. A system of religious belief and worship.

Culture \Cul”ture\ (k?l”t?r; 135), n. [F. culture, L. cultura,  fr. colere to till, cultivate; of uncertain origin. Cf.
Colony.] 1. The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the culture of the soil.  2. The act of, or any labor or means employed for, training, disciplining, or refining the moral and intellectual nature of man; as, the culture of the mind. 3. The state of being cultivated; result of cultivation; physical improvement; enlightenment and discipline acquired by mental and moral training; civilization; refinement in manners and taste.

The above citations comes solely from http://dict.die.net but the following comes from http://en.wikipedia.org

Enculturation is the process by which a person learns the requirements of the culture by which he or she is surrounded, and acquires values and behaviours that are appropriate or necessary in that culture. The influences which as part of this process limit, direct or shape the individual, whether deliberately of not, include parents, other adults, and peers. If successful, enculturation results in competence in the language, values and rituals of the culture.

The process of enculturation is related to socialization. In some academic fields, socialization refers to the deliberate shaping of the individual, in others, the word may be used to cover both deliberate and informal enculturation.

Okay, here goes the application. From Latin, Cultus, we have here:

Latin: Biblia Sacra Vulgata
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quarum sit non extrinsecus capillaturae aut circumdatio auri aut indumenti vestimentorum cultus (I Peter 3:3)

et erit opus iustitiae pax et cultus iustitiae silentium et securitas usque in sempiternum (Isaiah 32:17)

In the first cited versicle, the “cultus” aptly refer to “care” as “vestimentorum” refer also to vestiture while it means “service” in the second cited verse where also the spanish Bible says of it as “culto.”

Así que, hermanos, os ruego por las misericordias de Dios, que presentéis vuestros cuerpos en sacrificio vivo, santo, agradable a Dios, que es vuestro racional culto.

Romanos 12:1 Las Sagradas Escrituras

Now, fellow Bible readers, that verse tells about a “rational cult,” which implies that there is IRRATIONAL CULT

( AN irrational system of  religious belief or worship). The followers of this religion or those who practice the irrational cult cares for this world, they love this world, they are of this world.

AND therefore there culture is worldly; they follow the doctrines of the adversary, the  Occult \Oc*cult”\, a. [L. occultus, p. p. of occulere to cover up, hide; ob (see Ob-) + a root prob.akin to E. hell: cf. F. occulte.] Hidden from the eye or the understanding; inviable; secret; concealed; unknown. ( http://dict.die.net ) And because the god of this world blinded them (the occultists), they reject the truth and follow satanic devices.

H7854  satan  sä·tän’  satan, adversary, withstand

ONE of the occultists follows:

Psalms 14:1     [[To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.]] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Psalms 53:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David.]] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

WHAT IS DIFFICULT is this:

2 Timothy 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.(NASV,1995)

But this know, that in the last days difficult times shall be there (Darby)

World English Bible
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don’t know.

(Click this for more info: mysterious, mighty, fenced, hidden, sure, secret, inaccesible, firm)

So, if you are practicing something which you don’t base in any book but you base it perhaps partly or entirely through your own self-guide approach, I guess you have to think right now whether you are doing an irrational cult, or experimenting one of occult sciences or experiencing the difficult. Remember, you are only cultured if you are morally and intellectually sound and even enculturated if you acquire or possessess the values and behaviours which men ought to show.

Now, don’t forget if you have a difficult question, don’t hesitate to ask Soriano, and the Bible answers it.

Very truly yours,

Enton Ces