Kabbalah a False Occult Practice based on Mysticism

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Standing for ChristA biblical rebuke on the undeniable pantheistic false teachings of Kabbalah seeded in their mystical, occult practices and the gift of secret knowledge as part of this most troubling religious cult.

Question: “What is Kabbalah?”

Answer: Kabbalah, also spelled Kaballah, Qabalah, or Cabalah, developed between the 6th and 13th centuries among the Jews in Babylonia, Italy, Provence, and Spain. The word “Kabbalah” means “to receive” and refers to revelation from God received by Jews and passed to succeeding generations through oral tradition. The word was first used by mainstream Judaism but later came to refer to those who believed that only a select few were given the secret knowledge from God as to the “true” meaning of Scriptures. Kabbalah uses occult practices and is considered to be a cult.

Kabbalah closely resembles some of the beliefs held by the Greek Gnostics in that both groups believed that only a select few were given deeper understanding or knowledge. Also, Kabbalah teaches that “emanations” from God did the work of creation, denying that creation was a creative act directly from God (Genesis 1). With each descending emanation, the emanation became farther away from God. The final emanation took the personal form of angels. This would be like God creating a lesser god, and that one then creating a lesser god, and this kept happening until the end result was angels. This directly contradicts God’s revelation of Himself in the Bible. In the Bible, God teaches that He is both separate from all of His creation (Isaiah 55:8-9) and yet is directly accessible to those who come to Him through Jesus Christ (John 3:16).

Kabbalah does hold to the inspiration of Scripture but does not seek the plain meaning of Scripture. The Kabbalah approach is mystical and very subjective, using such things as numerology to find “hidden” meaning. Through this method, almost any teaching that one desires could be “found” in Scripture. This goes against the very heart of communication. God provided Scripture that He might communicate with mankind and teach humanity about Himself. It is obvious that Scripture is meant to be taken at face value and not interpreted by some mystical means. This can be demonstrated by fulfilled prophecy. God said something would happen, and it happened as He said it would. The greatest example of this is the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the first coming of Jesus Christ. There were hundreds of verses referring to His coming, and they were fulfilled literally (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 53). This is why the Bible should be interpreted literally or normally.

Kabbalah even has a pantheistic characteristic. Pantheism is the idea that God and His creation are one. This, of course, is not what God has told us in the Bible. God created all that exists from nothing (ex nihilo in the Greek) (Genesis 1:1). Kabbalah says that creation is one of God’s emanations, exhibiting the pantheistic quality of Kabbalah.

Kabbalah, like all false doctrine and religions, denies the deity of Christ and the necessity of faith in Him as the only means of salvation (John 14:6). Jesus is God in the flesh, and He came to die for the sins of all who would believe in Him. If an individual trusts in Christ—that He is God (John 1:1-3) and paid for sin (Romans 8:3)—then that person is forgiven and becomes a child of God (John 1:12).

SOURCE: GotQuestions.org and The Word of God

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My name is Brenda and I am the Editor / Publisher of DEFENDING GOD'S WORD, a Biblical and Spiritual discernment ministry here to help you in rightly dividing the Word of God when contending for the faith. Our mission for this blog is to reach others with the Gospel message of our Savior Jesus Christ and to alert those caught up in the growing apostacy & deception infiltrating His Church in these last days so they are not deceived. Psalm 119:105 (KJV)


  1. Hi Brenda!
    Don’t be put off by my website. It’s mostly about Martial Arts, Security and Counter-Terrorism. I teach a class occasionally on Cults and World Religions. at my Church. I have done informal “cult studies” for about 35 years; ever since I was saved in 1971. I have taken this approach with just about every major cult that has taken root in America for the last 200 years. I have DOZENS of books and ePublished documents on Kabbalah. I Have Studied Kabbalah for about 1 year now. I put this much effort into studying any particular cult because I believe that I cannot effectively REFUTE Kabbalah (or any of the other of the cults) and argue against it unless I know the doctrine at least as well as some who believe in it whole-heartedly. Kabbalah is: “Emanationist”, Pantheistic, and… here’s zinger of a term NEOPLATONIC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoplatonism. In other words, it bears remarkable similarity to the works of the views of the Greek Philosopher Plato. Some scholars suspect that this is because the Jews in Alexandria were influenced by Greek Ideas.

  2. Lyn Malherbe says:

    Hello Brenda
    The Lord has been WAKING ME UP, as it were, for more than 4 years now, regarding false doctrines and teachings, so prevalent in these end times.

    My hubby and I left our present church because it is definitely moving in that direction. I am distressed as I now find my sister and her family being drawn into the whole “school of the supernatural” and I don’t know what to do, besides pray! The teachings have so many convincing TRUTHS in it, so that people can easily be deceived. My sister has been a Christian almost as long as myself,(40 years) and is a lovely sincere person, and yet she is heading off into dangerous waters.

    I am grateful to have come upon your website and will save it under my bookmarks, so that I can read the many articles/resources listed to the right of your web page.

    May the Lord continue to bless and enlighten you by His Spirit – our only source of unblemished TRUTH.


Romans 10:17 KJV

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