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What Is Anointing Oil For?

Anointing oil used to be a very important aspect of christain lives, but the way some christains have now taken it is not what it was made to be. I was in a friend's house two days ago he fellowships with Living Faith church(Winners)i met his young son runing Temperature, instead of him to be taken to the hospital,he took anointing oil and put some in his mouth. I went there today i still met d son the way i left him the previous day,when i adviced him to be taken to the hospital,my friend said he has given him anointing oil. I was now wondering why should this little boy be subjected to the pains of sickness because his parents believe more on ANOINTING OIL. So fellow members when are we soppose to use the Anointing Oil?

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lol. Many pagan practices were wrapped around it to make it more palatable. Trouble is there is debate where paganism ends and Christianity begins. Calm down na lol.

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Annointing oil? That is a remnant pagan element that christiaity inherited from the Egyptian mystery school religions. 99.9% of christianity is pagan, btw.

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Even if you ask an alien he'd say "why, it's for anointing, duh"

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@Bastage: « #3 on: May 10, 2009, 09:00 AM »

So we can differentiate between the kind of power that the kings of Israel and the kind of Power that Jesus (The King of Israel) had – the difference is that the kings were anointed of a human high priest but The King was anointed of God Himself. The Gospels also state that he was physically "anointed" by an anonymous woman who is interpreted by some as Mary Magdalene; however, this anointing was not in the fashion described in Exodus,[citation needed] but rather an anointing done out of affection, which Jesus stated was to prepare him for his burial. The word Christ which is now used as though it were a surname is actually a title derived from the Greek Christos roughly meaning 'anointed' (creamy or greased would be more cognate as translations)." When i consider the bolded, i wonder if Jesus was alive when the woman anointed him with the oil? Would it not be a matter of delutional if he was already dead, beginning to rot that a person will put oil on a rotten dead body, or was he alive, conscious to the few close associates, hence they were applying medicine (Anointing oil) to nurse him on the way to complete recovery?

@chidichris: « #4 on: May 10, 2009, 09:51 AM »

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anointing oil is to anoint leaders in the church

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My step dad used to rub anointing oil on our heads as a child.My last pastor used to do it also.Its just a holy oil.

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Also great fro making pancakes.

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We are here to rub minds.

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Pls this is a serious issue.

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can it be used to fry dodo?

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the key word here is faith. naaman the leper was asked to deep himself seven times which he did and got healed. if paryers with oil can heal, then prayers with oil can over heal.

remember, if God did not watch over the city, it is in vain that they that keep sleepless nights watching over the city.

and God said, without me you can do nothing.

death are reported even in the best hospitals in the world. today rich nigerians will be flown abroad upon the experience of the slightest headache and some of them come back in caskets.

we work by faith.

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Anointing is an ancient tradition, predating Judaism. In the Bible, different oils are used for different purposes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anointing

@ mazaje. The passage probably refers to anointing with Olive Oil. It contains an anti-inflammatory, kills bacteria and was widely used medicinally back then.

In fact, it's still used today as a house-hold remedy and can be used for treating burns, cuts and stings amongst other things.

Don't forget - back then, there were no hospitals. Home remedies were all they had.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/29941.php

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when ever you fall sick do what the bible tells you. . . do not go to the hospital but go to the church elders to pray for you and anoint you with anointing oil. . .as the bible says. . .

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And what is the importance

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