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real hermit

The Hermit of Treig (Ken Smith), who lived 40 years without electricity or running water



Holiness can only be perceived from the inside

When Jesus will say in the end times either "I never knew you" (Matthew 7:23), or "I do not know you" (Matthew 25:12) to men or women, rest assured it won't be words addressed to certain YouTube tarot card readers and empaths, who seem to "know", yes know Jesus, and even his near future quite well, even though they have never met Him physically.


In fact, these tarot card readers and empaths (sensitives or psychics) even have a hard time hiding they are cognisant to be talking about someone completely out of the ordinary, somebody holy before God and His angels, and even though they don't profess to be Christians, or act like most Christians would, they already truly know Jesus, because they already pay homage to Him, like the wise magoi (μάγοι) or Magi from the east, who visited the newborn Jesus.


These ancient men, in reality, were distinguished and very spiritual foreigners, and were probably hereditary Zoroastrian priests, but not the religious men the Jews back then would have immediately perceived to be holier, or wiser than everyone else.


The Talmud, in fact, depicts the Magi as sorcerers, and the Magi and their practices are viewed in a negative light, and their learning was deemed forbidden.


Most Christians today would view them as "magicians" or "sorcerers", in the sense of illusionists or fortune-tellers. In fact, this is how the Greek word magos (μάγος), and its variants, is translated in all of its occurrences (eg, Acts 13:6), with the exception of the Gospel of Matthew where, depending on the specific translation, it is rendered "wise man" (KJV; RSV), or left untranslated as Magi — the Latin Magus is actually the singular form, while Magi is plural.


The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy calls Zarathustra "the world's first philosopher". His songs are in the ancient Gathic (Avestan) language, a sister language related to Sanskrit. Many scholars believe that Zarathustra founded the world's first monotheistic religion, and find echoes of his words in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Zoroastrians were also known for their devotion to truth and wisdom. They place a strong emphasis on protecting the environment, like today's "tree-huggers".


Few Zoroastrians use the term 'Magi' today, preferring the name Ashavans (followers of truth). Is it just a coincidence that the "three Wise Men" called God by the name of Ahura Mazda ("Wise God")? This does not mean "the god of wisdom", as if there were more than one deity. In it's original language the words simply mean "Wise God".


Ahura Mazda also doesn't have a (specific) gender, by the way. In the original language (Gathic and Avestan), the word Ahura is masculine and means "lord", but the word Mazda is associated with the female gender, and means "wisdom". The name Ahura Mazda contains both male and female attributes, and women are listed among Zarathustra's earliest followers. The same can also be said of Pythagoras (570 BCE – 495 BCE), by the way.


It should be finally noted that Jews, Sabeans, Christians, and a group variously translated as 'Magi', 'Zoroastrians', 'Magians' (Quranic Arabic term for Zoroastrian), or 'fire-worshippers' (a term which could include many different religions and religious practices), are the four groups that are placed together in the Qur'an with the claim of being the "People of the Book". Surah 22:17, of the Talal Itani translation (2012) says:


Those who believe, and those who are Jewish, and the Sabeans, and the Christians, and the Zoroastrians, and the Polytheists — God will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection [or Judgement]. God is witness to all things.



People of the Book



MT Kaisiris Tallini



Additional references


The trinity mentioned in the Bible and Qur'an



Cesidian analytic theology's "People of the Book"





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