Do we as believers have the right to manufacture facts about our Adversary? I recently saw a meme on a Facebook page of a believer that said that we use the word "kid" for our children because Satanists would sacrifice children in the same manner as goats and therefore they began calling children "kids" because it reminded them of their sacrifices..................Really? I want to see a source other than the imagination of the one who uttered this nonsense.
To speak briefly about this, this entire thought process is fabricated from the conclusions drawn from the similarities of the two words and the "witch hunt" that new Torah believers go on to rid themselves of everything pagan in their lives. While I respect this venture we must go on to become more righteous, we need to be careful not to attribute something to a pagan source simply because it remotely sounds like something evil. To think that Satanists, who are one of the most unorganized group of selfish and destructive groups of people (speaking as a former one), have made that much of an impact on American speech is simply without logic. Could it be that we as people always choose the easier forms of synonyms to convey an idea? if you actually go through the mechanics of saying "ch-i-l-d" versus pronouncing "k-i-d." The mechanics of your mouth will tell you that it is harder to say "child" as opposed to "kid." Also, considering that the English language is Germanic in nature and the word in German for child is "kind," we will find that vernacular will eventually absorb the letter "n" into the "d." There is no satanic origin to this word.
We have are commanded as YHVH's people not to bear false witness against our neighbor. In the original Hebrew, bearing false witness was described as "bringing forth words of emptiness." The sin is bringing charges or accusations that are simply NOT TRUE. Now I have no love loss for the Devil as you may well know if you have watched my testimony, but the issue is not with the accused. The matter at hand is the guilt of the accuser who has just broken one of the Ten. Despite who you are testifying against and no matter what their crime is, slandering and bringing false testimony is a sinful act that the "witness" is committing.
The new "murmuring in the tents" (Deut 1:27) is online social media and with the advent of such fast and reckless (at times) speech has placed the need for diligent research and overall responsibility for the words we speak, even about our Enemy, at an even higher level of scholastic integrity.
After all, a lie about a liar is still a lie.
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