Did You Know?
1. Did you know that playing cards are based on the Tarot cards, which are used for fortunetelling? The book, A Dictionary of Symbols, by J.E. Cirlot, says on page 259-260, "Playing-cards The entire pack of playing-cards is symbolic in origin. It finds its fullest expression in the twenty-two major enigmas of the Tarot pack (each card representing an integral allegory which is, up to a certain point, complete in itself), followed by the fifty-six lesser enigmas. The latter comprise fourteen figures in each of the four suits..." It then goes on to specify the various symbols used on the playing cards, as well as mentioning the King, Queen, Knight, and Jack in relation to the Tarot Pack on p. 328. Not only are the Tarot cards used in the occult and witchcraft, they are apparently based on the blipish Satanism of the Cabala, an exceedingly vile religion. In the same book on p. 329, we find that a man named Oswald Wirth "...indicates that the Cabala must have been well known to the authors of the Tarot, because they fixed the number of major enigmas at 22, which is the same number of letters in the blip alphabet, every one of them pregnant with symbolism, and the same, also, as the number of the teraphim, the hieroglyphs used by the blips in divination." Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
There has been much difference of opinion among Christians about owning playing-cards. This is evidence, though, that these cards are wicked. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. These cards are certainly more than an appearance of evil! The implications of owning them could be misinterpreted by devils. Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil. Their ancestry, only one generation back, so to speak, is in witchcraft and occultism. Two generations back their "ancestor" is the book of blipish witchcraft. It cannot please God to have His children owning these wicked cards!
2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
Facts About Cards and Card-Playing
Many times the question is asked, "What is the difference between cards and other games?" It is said, A game is a game; and if it is all right to play dominoes, why not cards?
There is a vast difference. Water and whiskey are both drinks, but everyone admits that there is a difference between them. The following facts show plainly the difference between cards and all other games.
In the first place, cards were invented to amuse an idiotic king, not for the entertainment of itelligent people. Every thought suggested by them is in direct opposition to God and rightousness.
1. The "ten spot" is in opposition to the Ten Commandments.
-- Could any but Satan be the inverntor of a deck of cards?
-- A person is known by the company he keeps.
-- Every dissipation of youth has to be paid for by a draft on old age.
(Furnished by Grant Clofax Tullar)
Editor's note: The "Joker" as discribed above points to the clown-fool character of ancient religion. This figure, a real man, was sacrificed in place of the King of the land. It is refered to as the "ritual sacrifice of the king." Since the King had to be sacrificed yearly (relating to sun worship and/or Saturnalia), but he of course was indispensible, a Fool (or Clown) was selected for the "privilege" of dying for the King. He was then called the "King" and treated "royally" before he was killed in place of the real King.
2Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
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