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The Four Temperaments and the Twelve Horoscopes

The Four Temperaments and the Twelve Horoscopes

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Published by Ifechukwu U. Ibeme
This will show you the origin and meaning of the four temperaments, its derivation from the four rudiments, and their connection with the four seasons and their twelve zodiacs. You shall also see what the Scriptures has to say about them and the implications of walking in them.
This will show you the origin and meaning of the four temperaments, its derivation from the four rudiments, and their connection with the four seasons and their twelve zodiacs. You shall also see what the Scriptures has to say about them and the implications of walking in them.

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The Four Temperaments and Scriptur
 by Ven. Dr. I. U. Ibeme
1
THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS AND TWELVE HOROSCOPES: Christian or Pagan?
by Venerable Dr I. U. Ibeme
The Four Temperaments, Rudiments and Horoscopy: Superstition not Scripture
Colossians 2:8-10 (8) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (9) For in him dwells all the fullness of the Deity bodily. (10) And you are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power:
The Four Temperaments describe the classification of moods or emotion-types of crude human or adamic nature, basic attitudes and reflex responses observed among individuals as was used by pagan philosophers and physicians of ancient Greek for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.  Ancient Greek superstition believed that moods depended on astrological control of the triple Zodiac powers that appear in each of the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) combined and corresponding with the influence of their four rudimentary elements (Air, Fire, Earth and Water). To apply these zodiac horoscope and mystical rudiment superstitions for medical purposes, Hippocrates had postulated that moods depended on systemic preponderance of four body fluids (Humour Theory or Doctrine of the Humours). Some ignorant of these fallacies believe these to be true and try to conform themselves to one temperamental personality of the other. Many have tried to elaborate characters which they allocate to match these assumptions even in the Church. Today it is commonly believed and propagated (even in the Church) that success and satisfaction in life could only come by maximizing your inherent temperamental type since trying to develop and attain qualities that do not belong to your inherent temperamental type is futile!
The idea of the Four (personality-type) Temperaments presented below spring from the writings of the ancient Greeks, in particular Plato's older contemporary, the "Father of Medicine",
Hippocrates 
 (469-399 B.C.) especially on his
“  
doctrine of humours 
”  
; and the "Prince of Physicians",
Galen 
 (130-200 A.D.) - two of the physician authors of Vol. 9 of the Great Books of the Western World (1990). Galen was also heavily influenced in his treatment of psychology by "the Philosopher",
Aristotle 
 (384-322 B.C.).
 
PHLEGM TIC MEL NCHOLIC CHOLERIC S NGUINE
 
PHLEGM Body Humour BLACK-BILE Body Humour  YELLOW-BILE Body Humour BLOOD Body Humour WINTER Zodiac-signs AUTUMN Zodiac-signs SUMMER Zodiac-signs SPRING Zodiac-signs WATER Element (cold-moist) EARTH Element (cold-dry) FIRE Element (warm-dry) AIR Element (warm-moist) Slow & Apathetic PERSONALITY Cold & Depressed PERSONALITY Quick & Irritable PERSONALITY Warm & Pleasant PERSONALITY PEACEFUL Easy way
(LaHaye/Litauer)
PERFECT Right way
(LaHaye/Litauer)
POWERFUL My Way
(LaHaye/Litauer)
POPULAR Fun way
(LaHaye/Litauer)
 
The Four Temperaments and Scriptur
 by Ven. Dr. I. U. Ibeme
2
DIAGRAMMATIC REPRESENTATION OF THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS (A) Graphical/Mathematical Scheme: BE WARNED! (B) Astrological/Metaphysical Scheme: BE WARE!
(Adapted from hubpages.com)
 
 
The Four Temperaments and Scriptur
 by Ven. Dr. I. U. Ibeme
3
The Four Temperaments, Rudiments and Horoscopy: Superstition not Science
 According to the Scriptures, this is pseudo-science (1Tim 6:20-21) as the diagrams above clearly show. True Science has shown that moods are mediated by
variety
 of neurotransmitters, hormones and neuro-receptors, many of which
 –
 
 vary in
innumerable
 ways, NOT in only four ways;
 are
modifiable
 by the environment and our experiences
,
NOT determined by the Law of fate;
 depend on our
genetic
 codes, NOT on astrologic zodiacs and rudimentary powers.
The Scriptures teach that:
 
Personality types are determined by exposure and experience, choices and consequences NOT by moods controlled by some imagined body humours or elemental forces of the zodiacs and rudiments (Gal 4:8-10; Col 2:6-10).
 
Personality types can be recreated or transformed (Rom 12:2; 2Cor 5:17).
 
Personality types can be renounced or imitated (1Thes 1:6-7; Php 4:8-9).
 
Personality types can be put-off or put-on (Col 3:1-14).
 
Personality traits are depraved but Spiritual Fruit is sanctified (Gal 5:19-23).
 
Inherent Temperament type is some
one’s old carnal nature which
is sinful leads to condemnation and death (Rom 8:1-4) and so should be DENIED, CRUCIFIED MORTIFIED and (Mat 16:24; Rom 8:12-13; Gal 2:20; 5:24; Col 3:5).
 
Seeking out our so-called inherent temperament is being carnally minded, which is enmity against God and leads to death (Rom 8:5-9).
 
What the Christian needs is not discovery of inherent temperamental carnal personality and passions but discovery of G
od’
s purpose and power for us in Christ.
Moods or temperaments do not in any-way depend on some imagined so-called four humours, nor are they fatally determined by the four seasons and four rudiments. St Paul who was assisted by St Luke the Physician was apparently aware of these pagan rudimentary categories. No wonder he taught so much against bondage to the inborn and acquired works or nature of the flesh, subjection to the elemental forces and celestial powers, deceit of speculative philosophies and dissipation of carnally minded tendencies. Christians who are begotten again into the New Creation belong to
Christ’s
 genealogy, personality and destiny. Believers should rather renounce and not recover their carnal temperaments and personality types; they should rather be filled with the Holy Spirit, Who produces His Spiritual Fruit
of Christ’s temperaments
and personality in us.
NOTE:
What is the nature of the human being according to the Scripture?
From Adam
the Living Soul from earth 
 (Gen 2:7), humans inherit SPIRIT-SOULS to live on Earth with temporal, corruptible, mortal, earthy FLESH-BODIES (also called SOULISH/Natural BODIES 1Cor 15:44 because the spirit-soul is the spirit or inner being of the outer flesh-body Num 27:16; Zech 12:1). While animals lack the God-breathed spirit-soul, the blood holds the nasal life-breath quickens the flesh-body for both humans and animals alike (Eccl 3:19-21; 12:7; 2Cor 5:8; Php 1:23). Hence flesh and blood cannot
inherit
 
God’s
Kingdom (1Cor 15:50).
Believers shall inherit God’s Kingdom when their spirits are regenerated by the Holy
Spirit, their souls renewed to perfection and their mortal
“soulish” earthy
bodies resurrected as glorious
“spiritual” heavenly
bodies (1Cor 15:42-49). Our human
responsible
 identity lies in our SOULS (Ezk 18:4; Lk 16:19-31); Our
earthly
 connection lies in our BODIES; Our
divine
 connection lies in our SPIRITS (which is regenerated with the Holy Spirit when we believe in Christ Rom 8:14-16). IN CHRIST the Lord and
Life-giving Spirit from heave
 (1Cor 15:45-49), believers are destined to resurrect with everlasting, incorruptible, immortal, heavenly SPIRITUAL BODIES for the Millennium Kingdom and the Eternity Bliss (Rev 20:6; 21:8).
The Four Temperaments, Rudiments and Horoscopy: Bondage not Freedom
The Four Temperaments and Twelve Horoscopes are certainly not attributable to the Fullness and Fruit of the Holy Spirit or Fullness of Christ but to the inborn or rudimentarily determined

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ERROR OF HOROSCOPE You know the Sun, the Moon and the Constellations were meant simply to serve as lights and to indicate times, seasons and years but human ignorance seems to have misundertood them as having mystical influence meant for fortunes-telling and character-typing. Gen 1:14-15 (14) And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and
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Just putting things out as I could find out from the Scripture
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I seem to learn from you each day I appreciate that-I am teachable.

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