Jesus or Santa? (2 Timothy 4:4)

The picture on the left says under the Santa: “Keep the MERRY”, and under the Jesus it has “Dump the MYTH.”  *I know it isn’t a picture of the real Jesus, but the purpose of this picture is to make my point.

As Christians, the Bible tells us to follow the Truth, and that Truth is Jesus Christ, the One who died to pay the penalty for the world’s sins so we could be reconciled with God.
When we add things like Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy (any fairies), superheroes etc we are adding fables.
“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:4
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.” Titus 1:14
“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” 2 Peter 1:6
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1:4

Looking at the photo above it is clear to see that the world’s Jesus is actually Santa.
I have a comparison below that should highlight to you the brilliant counterfeit that the world has adopted as their own saviour.
I urge you, if you are a professing Christian, and teach your children about Santa as well as Jesus, that you are doing them a disservice.
I have heard people say that it encourages their child’s imagination, but really it’s teaching them fables, which we are warned about in God’s word. There are much better, and actual true accounts in the Bible that will ignite their imaginations much better. Think of the three men in the furnace who didn’t get burnt up,  or Daniel in the lion’s den, or David slaying the giant, or the dragons/dinosaurs (I believe there were even fire breathing ones) etc. These stories don’t just fire up the imagination, they are true historical accounts and show God’s glory. What better foundation can children have?

JESUS CHRIST: OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE.
  1. Has white hair like wool; Rev 1:14
  2. Has a beard; Isa 50:6
  3. Comes in red apparel; Isa 63:1,2
  4. Hour of His coming is a mystery; Luke 12:40, mark 13:33
  5. Comes from the North where He lives; Eze 1:4, Psalm 48:2
  6. Is a carpenter; Mark 6:3
  7. Comes as a thief in the night; Matt 24:43,44
  8. Is omnipotent – all powerful; Rev 19:6
  9. Is omniscient – knows all; Heb 4:13, 1 John 3:20
  10. Is omnipresent – is everywhere; Psalm 139:7-10, Eph 4:6, John 3:13
  11. Is ageless – eternal; Rev 1:8, 21:6
  12. Lives in men; 1 Cor 3:16, 2 Cor 6:16,17
  13. Giver of gifts; Eph 4:8
  14. Absolute Truth; John 14:6
  15. Sits on a throne; Rev 5:1, Heb 1:8
  16. We are told to boldly go to the throne of grace for our needs; Heb 4:16
  17. Commands children to obey parents; Eph 6:2
  18. Wants little children to come to Him; Mark 10:14
  19. Judges people; Rom 14:10, Rev 20:2
  20. Everlasting Father; Isa 9:6, Heb 12:2
  21. Christ Child; Matt 1:23, Luke 2:11,12
  22. Worthy of prayers and worship; Rev 5:14, Heb 1:6
  23. Lord of Hosts Mal 3:5, Isa 8:13, Psalm 24:10
  24. God says “Ho, ho …” Zech 2:6
SANTA CLAUS: THE COUNTERFEIT ACCORDING TO MYTH.
  1. Has white hair like wool.
  2. Has a beard.
  3. Comes in red apparel.
  4. Hour of his coming is a mystery.
  5. Comes from the north where he lives – North Pole.
  6. Is carpenter of toys.
  7. Comes as a thief in the night. Even gains entrance to homes as a thief.
  8. Omnipotent – can deliver all the toys of the world in one night.
  9. Omniscient – knows if you have been bad or good all year.
  10. Omnipresent – sees when you wake or sleep. Has to be everywhere at once to be able to deliver all the toys in one short night.
  11. Lives forever.
  12. Lives in the hearts of children.
  13. Giver of gifts.
  14. Absolute fable – 1 Tim 1:4 & 4:7, 2 Tim 4:4.
  15. Sits on a throne.
  16. Children are bidden to approach him on his throne to ask for anything they want.
  17. Commands children to obey their parents.
  18. Bids children to come unto him.
  19. Judges whether you were good or bad.
  20. Father Christmas.
  21. Kris Kringle – means Christ child.
  22. Prayers and worship to “St Nick” by children.
  23. Lord over a host of elves – In Druidic religion, elves are demons or treacherous spirits.
  24. Santa says “Ho, ho, ho”.
I don’t take credit for this comparison as I found it some years back.
If I were still celebrating Christmas and teaching my children about Santa, this would be very convicting to me.

I urge you to seriously consider this information, pray about it and seek the Lord on the matter. What we do on earth now has consequences, either good or bad, in eternity.

 

 

 

 

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Doctrine does matter.

THIS IS (one of the reasons) WHY THE DOCTRINE A PERSON BELIEVES **DOES** MATTER!!

“They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” John 16:2,3

Persecution is going to come from with the “church”.
These people believe they are saved but aren’t truly born again. They do not know God, yet they believe that killing true Christians is doing God a favour. Little do they know that their god is a false god and they will be the ones who end up in hell. 😦

This is one of the reasons I believe we need to make sure of our standing in Christ.
Examine ourselves and see if we be in the faith, for if we have not the doctrine of Christ we do not have God. We may not think we would do this (turn anyone in or kill them), but look at Peter who said he wouldn’t deny Christ!
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. …” 2 Corinthians 13:5
“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.
He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” 2 John 1:9-11

Do you really want to fellowship with just anyone who claims to be a Christian with these warnings, knowing that they could be the very ones who turn you in and or kill you??
I know I don’t, which is why I try to find out a person’s doctrine before I will get too deeply involved in biblical fellowship with them.

This is also why I don’t just blindly follow anyone who claims to be a Christian ‘author, singer, preacher, healer, prophet’ etc etc.
It’s just not worth it.
It really is time to stop being naive and just believing anyone who speaks about Jesus, or God or spiritual matters, because there are false Christs that people have put their faith in, and those Christs will not save them because those false Christs aren’t real and did not live a sinless life in order to pay the penalty for their sins.
It’s time to stop listening to people just because they mention a ‘God’. All religions have a ‘god’, but they aren’t all the God that created the universe and all in it. Those gods didn’t send their only Begotten Son to die for the sins of the world.
New agers speak about spiritual matters all the time, but their spiritual realm is the demonic realm because they channel demons.

I really care that people are blindly following others and not checking their doctrine, because we are quite clearly told that those who do not have the doctrine of Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God have not God. They are not saved. They are speaking of false Christs and false gods.
It really is time to be careful about whom we let into our minds, hearts and homes.doctrinematters

My thoughts on ‘The Shack’.

The world will tell you that there is no real gender, that we aren’t born with a definite gender and we can choose what we want to be.

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I believe the book/movie The Shack is the bridge that is crossing that agenda over into ‘Christianity’, and undiscerning Christians are going to fall for it and be swayed. It is being done by having people pre-conditioned by the “gender fluid” agenda that has been in the media the last few years and it is being done subtly, just like Satan did with Even in the Garden of Eden.
‘Did God say you will really die if you eat from this tree?’ said Satan then.
‘Is God really a man and not a woman, or both, or neither?’ Satan is saying now.

‘The Shack’ is feminising God and giving Him no gender, or more than one gender, whereas in the Bible God (Father), Jesus (Son) and the Holy Spirit are all masculine titles.
Don’t be fooled, it’s not as innocent as you might think. It is gearing people up to believe on a false Christ, one that will be coming soon and will deceive many, even many seemingly strong Christians.
Please, don’t just brush this off as me being legalistic, it’s got to do with your eternal future. If you are following after, and beli
eving on a false Christ, you will not be saved and you will not spend eternity in heaven with the Real Saviour.

Let us not forget who runs Hollywood/movie studios either. They are not Christians. Do you really expect Hollywood to make truly biblical movies? Of course not, because they are anti-Christ. They promote sin, they sell sin and you are falling for it by giving them your money to watch movies that go directly against all that God stands for.
Would God want you spending the money He so graciously allows you to have on movies that glorify sin and blaspheme Him?

It really is time for us to be taking a stand in these matters and not allowing ourselves to be deceived by the Enemy.
It’s time to remove the blinders, cry out to the Lord and pray and ask for His wisdom and discernment in all things!

Iron sharpeneth Iron.

“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17iron
 
When I think of this verse I think of a butcher. Having worked in a butcher shop when I was younger, I used to see them sharpening their knives with the ‘steel’ as it was called.
When the knife was found to be not as sharp as it ought to be, and not cutting the meat as well as it should be, the butcher will sharpen it on his steel, then it will work as needed.
 
I believe this is how Christians are meant to be sharpening each other.
When one Christian sees that another isn’t quite ‘sharp’ enough, the other is supposed to come alongside them and help sharpen them.
We all have had different journeys to where we are in the Lord and sometimes we may miss something that the Lord has shown someone else (and vice-versa), and this is where the ‘sharpening’ comes in. The other person is then to explain the situation and help the other sharpen their whatever it is tha
t the Lord wants sharpening so that He can use them in a different, better way.
It could be something like sharpening up our discernment, our prayer life, our servanthood etc. If God sees that we are a bit blunt in one area of our life, He will send someone in to be the sharpener.
But, the very important thing not to miss here is that both people need to be willing and able to be the sharpener and or the sharpened.
On one hand, the person that the Lord has shown something needs to be willing and able to be the ‘steel’, the sharpener, and on the other hand, the other person needs to be willing and able to be sharpened. If we are not willing to be either, then we cannot be used as well as we ought for God’s purposes and plans.
 
If we are not willing to be sharpened, then we really are saying ‘no’ to God. We are refusing to allow ourselves to be rebuked, corrected and then used by the Lord. We put ourselves above God and make ourselves our own god when we do this.
 
Are you willing and able?

COME OUT NOW!

I really just don’t know what to say, and how to say it.
I feel this so strongly right now and I ache for this.

I feel terribly and horribly scared for those people who are following, and even idolising, people like Trump (even going to so far as to label him a kind of saviour of America), the Pope, the myriad false teachers we see on tv and the internet, and hang on every word they say, and promote them as upstanding Christians.
(I have some good friends w
ho are like this and I just am so worried for them, but whenever I try to say anything, I’m pretty much told not to be judgmental, that we can’t judge a person’s heart, we are to just love them. 😦 )

Nothing could be further from the Truth.
Please, it’s time to wake up people and see what’s truly going on. I honestly believe that this is all a lead up to deceiving people to follow the ‘one world religion’. It is being pushed as “unity”, “peace”, (false) “love”, “hope” etc etc.

It’s time to wake up and PRAY AND ASK THE LORD FOR HIS DISCERNMENT!!
Your eternal future is at stake and if you are not ‘in’ the doctrine of Christ, you are in the wrong one and you don’t have God.
“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” 2 John 1:9-11
By following these unsaved people masquerading as Christians (wolves in sheep’s clothing) you are allowing them into your home, into your temple, which is your spiritual home and you are bidding them God speed. You are partaking in their evil deeds!!

I feel like weeping because of all this deception. So many people are being fooled becaushelle they are believing in a false doctrine of false love and unity and peace.

IT’S TIME TO COME OUT OF HER, NOW!!
” And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18:4,5

Notice it says “MY” people? God is telling HIS people, His children to come out of this godless thing.
COME OUT NOW!

Mary, mother of God?

ATTENTION CATHOLICS – and anyone else who believes that Mary is the mother of God.
You have been deceived.
 
God is the self-existent One. He wasn’t created, He wasn’t born, He wasn’t made – He just is, and He always has been. God exists outside of time, which is a truly hard concept to grasp, because we tend to think of time in humanistic terms
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:13
 
He was before the creation of earth, He created the earth, so of course He had to be in existence before the earth was created.
It wasn’t until thousands of years after the earth was made that Mary was born, so there is absolutely no way she can be God’s mother.
 
Jesus actually existed before Mary also, so she simply cannot be His mother.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
 
Why would Mary need a Saviour if she was sinless?
“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”
Also, she had to offer a sacrifice, again, unneeded if she were sinless.
“And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” Luke 2:24
 
Also, Mary was just the vessel in which Jesus was carried until he was born. She was not sinless and she was not a perpetual virgin. She continued on to have more children.
Think of it like this, which I know is probably not the best analogy, but it does make sense.
We buy milk in bottles/cartons. The carton is just the vessel which carries our milk until we need it. There is nothing extremely special about the carton, just that it is the right kind of vessel to keep the milk in until it is needed.
Mary was simply a vessel to carry Christ until He was born in human form.
Again, Jesus existed in the beginning, so Mary, who was not in existence in the beginning could not possibly be the mother of God.
If you believe that Mary is the mother of God, you need to repent. Call out to God and ask Him to reveal His Truth to you. There is only one Truth and if you don’t have the living Jesus of the Bible, you have the wrong one.
And if you have the wrong Jesus then you will have wrong doctrine, and if you have the wrong doctrine, you don’t have the real God, the one who can save.
It’s time to come out of this deception and repent and turn to God.
“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father
and the Son.” 2 John 1:9mary

Walking around blind.

“The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:” Psalm 146:8

Nearly a year ago we had to move so I applied for another house. We were told to come and have a look and see if we liked it.
When we came to have a look at it for the first time I noticed quite a bit of damage from former tenants, (as well as some of the good things, like the coloured feature walls). One of the former tenants carved their name into the cupboard doors, some have carved their name into the poles out the front, and the door frame, there are many patched up holes in doors and walls, there are gouges out of the kitchen bench and more.
Despite all of this we moved in. I thought that over time I could fix some of the damage up with a bit of paint, and that we would enjoy the coloured walls. (We are renting, so I’m not going to fix everything.)
 
I haven’t gotten around to painting over the names carved into the walls because 99% of the time I don’t even notice them now (and rarely do we notice the coloured walls anymore). What stuck out to me like a glaring neon light at first doesn’t even barely raise an eyebrow now because I am so used to it all.
I guess I don’t even notice now because there are so many other things I see, and so many other things on my mind. What was once a huge issue now hardly even rates a mention. Every now and then I’ll catch a glimpse and be reminded, but usually I’m just going around the house doing other things and don’t pay any attention.
 
I look at this two ways. I can see how this can relate to sin, and also reading the Bible.
In the context of sin, I think that sometimes we can be ‘in’ a sin for so long that we don’t even realise we are doing it anymore. It has kind of become second nature to us.
Take smoking, or foul language for instance. Smoking is something that is done out of habit. Habits are something we do without even having to think about them. It’s the same as swearing. Sometimes we say certain words without even batting an eyelid because we have done it so often that we don’t even realise we are doing it. This could also be said for certain thought patterns, ways we react to certain situations, the people we hang around, the traditions we keep etc etc.
Occasionally the Lord might try to give us a ‘check in our spirit’ to try to get us to repent, but we just brush that off as a minor annoyance of a feeling, because we are so used to it that we don’t even realise that the Lord is trying to convict us. We, in our human selves, don’t quite see what all the fuss is about because our habits are something we do without even acknowledging them, so it’s hard to stop doing something we don’t realise we are doing.
 
Another way I see this is in relation to reading the Bible. Sometimes we can read verses over and over and they kind of become, for want of a better word that I can’t think of right now, invisible. They are just there and have no particular meaning because we have read them so many times. It may be because we don’t understand them, it doesn’t mean anything to us at that particular time, or we have our minds elsewhere, or even other reasons. So we just glance over them and don’t take any notice of them. Sometimes reading the Bible becomes a habit in the wrong sense of the word. Sometimes we read it just so we can say we’ve read it, or help us to feel better about ourselves that we are reading it.
 
The best thing about all this is that we can change these negative habits, with the help of the Lord. He is wanting to help us to change into His likeness, but we can’t do it ourselves. I know, I’ve tried and failed so many times. lol
I’ve found that the last few months the Lord has been working on my speaking. I can be very sarcastic when dealing with people, especially my children. Not in a really bad way, but it’s enough for me to have to change how I speak. I have been able to hold my tongue at times when something prompts me and alerts me to the fact that what I’m about to say isn’t going to help the situation. I know it’s the Lord helping me, because if I were to be doing it in my own strength, it just wouldn’t happen.
 
So next time you get a bit of an uncomfortable ‘feeling’ about a habit of yours, just stop and ask the Lord if He’s trying to tell you something..

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.” Proverbs 28:13,14

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Man’s ways, or God’s ways?

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We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we find no Scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Savior; and, consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of divine authority. (Charles Spurgeon, Sermon on Dec. 24, 1871).

When it can be proved that the observance of Christmas, Whitsuntide, and other Popish festivals was ever instituted by a divine statute, we also will attend to them, but not till then. It is as much our duty to reject the traditions of men, as to observe the ordinances of the Lord. We ask concerning every rite and rubric, “Is this a law of the God of Jacob?” and if it be not clearly so, it is of no authority with us, who walk in Christian liberty. (from Charles Spurgeon’s Treasury of David on Psalm 81:4.)

The irony, or perhaps hypocrisy, of people exposing the pagan origin of festivals, traditions and celebrations of Halloween, yet promote Christmas.
 
Lets bag out Halloween because we know it stems from paganism and witchcraft, but lets ignore the fact that we know that Christmas and Easter (and Valentine’s Day etc) are based on ancient pagan festivals and traditions also. The only difference being that they have been Christianised by the RCC. Oh wait, so has Halloween!
 
I was just reading someone’s blog who does a great job showing scripturally how Halloween goes against everything the Bible stands for, yet this same person is promoting Christmas products like they are going out of style.
Most “Christian” holydays/holidays stem from paganism which was then ‘stolen’ by the RCC and turned into “Christian” celebrations.
 
Why is it that we know that these celebrations are rooted in paganism but we just brush that aside and celebrate them anyway?
At my former church some ladies were having a conversation about the origins of Christmas. One lady said that she kind of knew that it was pagan in origin, to which I told her that yes it was, but that didn’t bother her, she was going to do it anyway.
 
It’s like me saying that I’m going to carve an image of Jesus into my forearm with a knife in order to worship Him and start conversations about Him to evangelise.
I know in the OT they used to do it for the dead, and that it was forbidden by God, but I’ve decided I’m going to do it anyway, because I’m not doing it for the dead, I’m doing it for Jesus. I’m doing it to glorify Him.
It might seem a bit extreme, but if it gets conversations going, and if it gets people talking about God, then it’s a good thing, because I’m doing it with good motivations, right? God knows my heart and that I’m only doing it to bring glory to Him, right?
Wrong!
I would be directly going against His word by doing it how *I* wanted to do it, not the way He has told me to do it.
It’s like Cain’s offering to God – it wasn’t what God instructed, and he suffered the consequences.
The ‘Golden Calf’ was “a feast to the LORD”, their way of worshiping God, but because it wasn’t what God instructed, they suffered the consequences.
We are not to worship God in the same ways as the heathens.
“Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
 
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.” Deuteronomy 12:30-32
 
The way I personally see it is thus, if we call one ‘Christianised’ pagan holy day an abomination to God, we must call them all. We cannot pick and choose which ones we want to partake in.
They basically all stem from paganism so we either speak out and forsake all of them, or we back off speaking about some and just celebrate them all. We cannot be double minded or sit on the fence.
This might be an extreme view to some, but I think it’s valid. Either we are for paganism and traditions of man, or we are for God and His ways.
“And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.” 1 Corinthians 11:24-26

What do you want for your children?

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Do you tell your children they can be anything they want when they grow up? Do you give them unrealistic expectations to live up to for when they get older?
Do you tell them that they can do whatever they want?
If you do, then you could be setting them up for a life dedicated to themselves and their desires, not the will of God for their lives.

There is only one true hope for our children and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;” 1 Timothy 1:1
So by bringing your children up to be in the will of God is the safest bet you could ever have.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

This (below) was posted by someone on facebook so I thought I’d repost it here.

“Debi Ann Whitehouse Young
Instead of telling children they can be anything they want to be, (which sounds so encouraging, but it is not true,) let’s tell them they can be anything God wants them to be. THAT IS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH! There can only be one President of the United States, one first place winner, and only one person at a time can fill a position on a team. For a Christian, all dreams should be based on biblical truth. God created each one of us ON PURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE–He has a plan in mind for our lives. He knows best how to make His plans happen, and He knows the perfect timing for the success of that plan. There are many adults today who are disappointed with the way their lives have turned out because they dreamed dreams based on unrealistic expectations. I wonder how many of them were given unrealistic encouragement. Each of IS unique, and each of us has a unique part in God’s plan. There can only be one YOU. No one else can beat you out of that position. No one else can do it better. No one but YOU can stop you from being what God wants you to be! Each one of us can accomplish that! If we base our dreams on biblical teachings, work at what we ourselves can do to make them a reality, trust God to bring about His good pleasure, not get our eyes off the fact that whatever happens–God is ALWAYS in control, we will be more able to live a peaceful and happy life. I want that for my children and my grandchildren. I believe in their ability to be and do what God has called them to do.”

Pharmakeia – Drugs in the Bible.

‘pharmakeia’ ‘drugs1‘ Strong’s # G5331 – “medication (“pharmacy”) that is (by extension) magic (literal or figurative)”
‘pharmakeus’ ” Strong’s # G5332 – “a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner that is (by extension) a magician”
 
Link to detailed description of pharmakeia.
Link to detailed description of pharmakeus.
 
“Drugs.
Drug abuse is another precious inheritance the West has received from our enlightened friends, the Hindus. The older among us might recall how the fad really took hold when the Beatles came back from visiting an Indian guru and began to promote drug use as a religious act. Until that time, there had been very little drug abuse in America and other Western nations.
The Rig Veda, a Hindu scripture, presented drug-taking as the greatest spiritual experience ever. One particular drug, soma, was called “the soul and centre of sacrifice.”
 
All the virtues of soma are bound up with the ecstatic experience brought on by its ingestion …. The revelation of a full and beatific existence, in communion with the gods, continued to haunt Indian spirituality long after the disappearance of the original drink. Hence the attempt was made to attain such and existence by the help of other means: asceticism or orgiastic excesses, meditation, the techniques of Yoga, mystical devotion.
 
The quest for a “high” that now destroys the lives of millions of youngsters in every Western nation started right here.”
  Page 96 Ancient Empires of the New Age by Paul DeParrie and Mary Pride.
As you can see, drugs were used in Hinduism to obtain a ‘high’ in order to have spiritual experiences. They believed that by ingesting the drugs they could communicate with their gods and have a religious or spiritual experience (which is based on feelings).
Think of the indigenous tribes that also use drugs to commune with their gods. They ingest potions that put them in a trance like state and they receive ‘messages’ from their ancestors or gods, but really they are communicating with the demonic realm. Their experiences are not based on biblical truth and they are not communicating with God.
Of course, the Bible speaks against such things because the only way to commune with God is through Jesus Christ. He is all that is needed to be able to speak to God, and one can only do this if they have been born again.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

We also need to remember that biblical meditation is not emptying our minds but filling them with the word of God; and our feelings, or experiences, should not dictate our relationship with God. Just because a person has a “spiritual experience” that has heightened their senses or ‘feels’ really good, it doesn’t mean it is a godly experience.
If you are a professing Christian who takes drugs, for any reason (to get ‘high’, to have a spiritual experience, recreationally etc), I urge you to carefully and prayerfully consider the verses below, combined with the information above, and repent.
I also believe that anti-depressants (and other prescribed mind altering medication) can possibly fall under this context because they alter the chemical make up of the brain. There are many natural ways and means to help with depression rather than relying on synthetic drugs.
Things like diet and herbal remedies can help with many issues such as depression, if it is a chemical imbalance. And lets not forget that it can also be a spiritual oppression by the enemy, which means that no amount of drugs can cure it. It could also just be a carnal reaction to a situation, or situations, and prayer and faith can help with this, and also if it is demonic oppression.
“Idolatry, witchcraft*, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,” Galatians 5:20
“Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries*, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” Revelation 9:21
“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries* were all nations deceived.” Revelation 18:23
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers*, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
All of these verses are related to drugs in one way or another. (See asterixes and refer to definitions above.)

*I don’t know why, but I just can’t get the spacing between paragraphs right. WP won’t allow me to add spaces between them, so please try to imagine the spaces are there.