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BODHIDHARMA (enlightenment-law)
Founder of Zen, an Indian monk who, according to legend, meditated in front of a bare wall for three years, received a konk on the head by some bystanders, and attained enlightenment.


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Balaam’s Sin

The sin of hypocritically leading people astray. Jesus condemned this heinous deception in his message to the church in Pergamum. Balaam, a prophet of God in early Jewish history (Numbers 22-31), enticed worshippers into idolatry and sexual sin, to the destruction of thousands.

“You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam… Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth,” (Revelation 2:14-16).

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