Pharmakeia – far-kak-i’-ah
Pharmacy, Pharmacist, And Pharmaceutical.
The Use Or The Administering of Drugs, Poisoning Sorcery,
Magical Arts, often Found in Connection With Idolatry and Foster By It.
The Deceptions and Seductions of Idolatry.
While Scripture provides numerous instances of healing either through the power of Messiah or the power of His Creation (Plants, Herbs, Foods, its eat.), the same cannot be said about the references to healing through synthetic chemicals the ingredients of drugs & medicines.
What Scripture does say about these chemicals is where we find the Greek Word for “Magic Spell” or “Sorcery,” which is Pharmakeia (Pharmacy)
For instance, “Pharmakeia” appears here:
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of the bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s important people. By your magic spells all the nations were led astray. (Revelations 18:23)
HAVE WE MADE MEDICINE A FORM OF IDOLATRY?