In turning to the Bible on 1 John 4:1 , this passage states Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: Because many False Prophets are gone out into the world....
There are many sophisticated Occult manifestations in the intellectual world. One of these is Cabala....
What is Cabala?
Cabala means, according to the Webster's Dictionary:
A. Cabal, French for intrigue, a plot, a tremendous influence.
B. A small group with secret design or doctrines.
C. Cabala, in Hebrew, an Occult Religion or Philosophy developed by certain Rabbis based on mystical interpretations of scripture.
D. Cabala is the secret artifices of Machinations of people, of close designs and not for popular consumption.
E. The Cabala is hidden knowledge and Experience. Its Doctrines are handed down orally through Generations.
F. From Early Jewish History, Cabala was a traditional framework for laws, legends, and ideas to become associated with the Pentateuch, the books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
G.The word Cabinet, such as a President's Cabinet, evolved from Cabala. It means deep discussion by a few.
The Cabala has three Aspects the Emanation (Sephiroth ) doctrine, The methods for interpreting the scriptures and the Redeemer Doctrine " the Cabalists say all scriptures have hidden meanings. For example: The phrase, " no fire on Sabbath,'' is interpreted: Fire is light, so turn on the light to be warm''. Remember Cabala is strongly based upon the symbolism of Numbers.The Rosicrucian Order rose up out of Cabala, as any inordinate desire for super natural always leads to Occult infiltration. Esoteric searchers for the Unknown information, or secrets of Divinity, and spirituality ,can terminate in the occult. The Metaphysical concepts of Human destiny can lead into the Occult. All deep Mental conceptions must be God- directed or Satan will step in, intrude and misguide.
The Emanation Sephiroth Doctrine according to their beliefs that Cabalist conceived that God's attributes were actually emanations from him. These Emanations were beings per say. They were produced by a voluntary retraction, or self limitation of God. This retraction was considered a birth pain of creation. To the Cabalists, God was the infinite, the boundless, the Limitless, the En or Ain Soph. The lower particular emanation, the more removed it was from God's sublimity and transcendence, the less perfect it was.The Ten Emanations were repeated on four levels so that there were forty regressions from God to our world. A variant scheme limits the number of worlds to three; the worlds of Angels, Celestial bodies, and Elements according to the presentation of this subject given by Menahem Recanati.
So what exactly is the spiritual value of Cabala? How many Jews, Christians and Esoteric searchers for the truths have wandered in Cabalistic Labyrinths? Can such wanderings be justified? If not, can historical understandings at least clarify the motivations involved? The Truth - Value the Emanation (Sephiroth) Doctrine. This Cabalistic Doctrine must be Rejected on two counts. First , its truth is not sufficiently attested by spiritual revelation, the only means by which such metaphysical concept could in principle be verified. The Bible does not mention the Sephrioth anywhere within it. More important, the terror of some passages of Scripture seems definitely to contradict such a notion...
A. 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man of Christ Jesus.
B. Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind .. V.19 and not holding the head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together , increaseth with the increase of God.
C. ll Peter 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
this means the Greek word for ''Private'' and it can also be translated "Secret".