WHO ARE SATANISTS AND WHAT THEY WANT FROM AMERICA AND EUROPE?
RELIGION VS. OCCULT
“The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are.”
Anatole France, the famous French thinker and writer, awarded by Nobel prize in literature in 1921, once wrote that we have never heard the Devil’s side of the story because God wrote all the books. That is an interesting idea if we keep in mind that people will always see Devil exactly as they have been taught through their own, basic religious concepts. Those who believe in God will imagine Devil as His biggest enemy and challenger, the beast from the darkness. There are also some of people who don’t find themselves close to any God or any Devil, but consider this would through the contrasts, good and bad, jin and jang. Believers and atheists. Fanatics and agnostics. People and those who aspire to be human, above all. Many of them. Some of them. None of them.
When we elaborate the current year of 2016, we must admit that there are lot of political and social disturbances all over the world. The national and international security of all of us is questioned not only by terrorists and lonely psychopaths but also by economical killers, cultural toxins and biological invisible enemies. The universe we live in is nothing but small pond full of crocodiles which eat each others with no mercy. Everything is allowed, everyone is available to do good or bad things but still so many choose to do the worst things ever. Then we talk about Devil and accuse Him for our own sins like it is an easier way to admit we have never been able to become saints. At the end of the day, we have should only tried to not be evil.
But, a global ignorance is some kind of bliss. They convince us that we live by trend and we will die believing we followed that trend. The spin doctors and modern Voodoo architects don’t sleep at all. They build our reality and offer us the menu we will accept with no questions. We do not need to be admirers of the conspiracy theories or Armageddon stories but we must analyze the social and political indicators behind every new movement, ideology or wave. There are no supernatural things about the interests and if Devil can see what we are doing, I am sure even He would be ashamed.
Then, what is the satanism,how it is created and why? People are told on daily basis that they are facing with the last days of this world and everything what is happening was predicted long time ago in all holy books. I do not deny the importance of religion regarding these facts but as an intellectual,I am obligated to make surgery and to chop ideology from common sense and to not heal the wound with occultism. That is my job and the job of my readers is to ask themselves what is real in all unreal phenomena we are dealing with.
In the last months, the American and European public is experiencing the incidents with so called creepy or horror clowns. The people dressed like scary creatures are walking around and hurt other people. That is not the scenario of some Hollywood cheap horror movie but the evidence from the police records. The bloody moments are the part of this clown epidemics and it is still a big mystery who or what caused this movement of creepy , evil clowns to hurt innocent young people and sometimes even small children. The researchers of social disorders come out with the different explanations, depending on which side of the ideological wage they stay. Some believe that the clown mania is a result of accumulated frustrations regarding the forced migration and fear from strangers and some claim that mask cover all the worst attributes and anyone can be everyone. Clown masks bring power and protect the identity. Since the Anonymous invented powerful mask, the power of the masks are only growing along with the theories know and how.
At the same time when horror clowns were understood as the protagonists of the new satanist cult on the rise, there are the information about the dangerous role of the satanist concepts in the western societies.The disturbing fact is that America is especially fighting with the decreasing trend of religious importance. The country which has been known as a free land for spiritual expressions, seems to become one with growing number of those who chose Devil as their soul leader. According to the Pew Research Center, there are the following data which should make us a bit worried:“Religious ‘nones’, a category that includes atheists, agnostics, and the ‘nothing in particular’ group, make up 23 per cent of US adults, up from 16 per cent in 2007.This group is growing as a percentage of the US population. At the same time, they are becoming increasingly secular, Pew reports, ‘a trend that also makes the US public overall less religious,’ according to surveys made as part of the Religious Landscape Study.But there is more to the story. To begin with, this group is not uniformly nonreligious. Most of them say they believe in God, and about a third says religion is at least somewhat important in their lives. Seventy percent of those born between 1990 and 1996 with no religious affiliation say religion is not important in their lives. A similar share also report they seldom or never pray and 42 percent say they do not believe in God, according to the Pew study.Obviously, most of the “nones” do not reject faith in “something”, and this often means that they seek some form of spirituality outside a traditional affiliation. Like Satanists also do.” So, those who are not sure what they believe in still search for something to believe in and that is why many of them go on Satan’s road.
Lesslie Newbigin, the author of the book “The Gospel in a Pluralist Society” actually states that many new religions are made as some kind of resistance to the Christianity and as its contrast. Young people do not want to follow the rules and they would rather break them so the satanism, as a set of some kind of freedom from served official religions, is their new underground choice.
That is the main line of difference between cult and occult. While the cult is opened relationship with God and understanding and adoration of religious aspects and points, the occult is always something hidden and secret. The occult is usually always connected with dark and evil. The Satanism has been established as the form of believes in the heroic character of Satan and the ideology denies the official religions and offers its own story. After the Church of Satan was founded in 1966, the movement seems to be more active and consolidated worldwide, attracting the young generations obsessed with power and fed up with empty promises of the society. Anton LaVey, the founder of this occultism, once wrote that satanism is selfish and brutal and that is its main beauty. Satanism offers all what is forbidden and leashes all immoral and egoistic in those who preach its teaching. It is not only about the condemning the Christianity at first place, it is about the proclaiming the self-identity and egoism as the most important levels of deep satanist comprehension. In the societies which have battles with sexual perversions, orgies, sadistic elements, drugs and crimes, the satanism comes as the best expression of the structural rebellion. The children and adolescents who are targets of the broken families are one of the first hit by the jaws of Satan occult trend. They are left by everyone everywhere and they need strength and they believe they will find it under the Satan Church. Unfortunately, they are abused and sent to death after they were labeled as useless for the authorities and plans of the dark group:“They are generally from a white, middle to upper-middle class family. In most cases they are bright and do well in school; however, they are often bored and are not challenged to meet their full potential. They tend to have a low self-worth and are unable to distinguish between right and wrong because of their relative ethical system. They often have problems in the home and in relating to other people around them. They use drugs and are sexually promiscuous. It is a rare occasion when these last two elements are not present in the mix.Abuse, both physically and emotionally, is another aspect of this mix. Young satanists are often abused children who know no other way to relate to people. Some are a part of a multi- generational family involved in worshiping Satan as savior.”
I found it interesting to draw a parallel between Jesus Christ and Satan. Jesus Christ is pure emanation of selfless inner beauty and noble soul. He sacrificed himself for people, based on what we can read in holy books. He cant be reached because he is perfect but he loves all his children no matter who are they or what they do. Satan is everything but not perfect, pure emanation of evil and selfish nature which fulfills only deepest needs.While Christ represents what people should tent to become, Satan presents what they really are . Some of them will rather accept the availability of being Satan’s child than the challenge of imitating Christ’s eternal love.
The tools of satanism could be found in books, music, movies and games. Not every black metal tone is definitely satanist but almost all of them are connected with worshiping of Dark Lord. One of the worst groups in this field is King Diamond. If we mention the movies, we can recall the memories on many Hollywood scary movies with symbolic of The Ouija Board which almost invites teenagers to turn their faces towards the dark forces. Dark forces aren’t literally dark forces pictured as Tolkin’s The Nazgûl, known as Ringwraiths but everything which sublimes negative energy and standing. Add to it the abusive spirit of aggressive computer games and it doesn’t surprise the infectious suicidal and homicidal atmosphere in America and Europe in last 20 years.
There is no white or black magic, there is no good or bad wizards. It is all about the box we are in and our own perspective. The Native Americans always warned that each person has two wolves in the soul. Good and bad. The stronger is one which we feed more. That says all we need to know in this world while we comfort ourselves believing in that eternal one. I personally believe we must take responsibility for our lives and the future of our children while in some years from now, it wont matter where is God or Satan when MAN destroyed all.
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What a profound article! Thank you!
After reading your closing argument, I am drawing a strong parallel between your article and the following lyrics from one of my all-time favorite songs ” In the year 2525″ by Evan and Zager:
” In the year 7510
If God’s a-comin’ he ought to make it by then
Maybe he’ll look around himself and say
Guess it’s time for the Judgement day
In the year 8510
God is gonna shake his mighty head then
He’ll either say I’m pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again, woah woah ”
What a profound thinker you are !
DID GOD CREATE TOM CAT?
WHETHER YOU ARE A CREATIONIST OR AN EVOLUTIONIST,
THE FACT IS:
TOM CAT IS A PUSSY GRABBER
Do male cats have spikes on their penis?
When mating, the male cat would bite the female cat at the scruff at the neck. Uninformed people would believe that the pain caused by the male cat’s teeth is what makes the female cat scream and paw at the male cat. Female cats scream not because of the male’s bite. What causes female cats to scream is the withdrawal of the tom cat’s penis. Male cats have spikes on their penis. Female cats scream bloody murder because of the pain caused by the spikes that rake the female cat’s vaginal walls. The withdrawal of the cat’s spiked or barbed penis will trigger ovulation.
A male cat’s reproductive tract consists of the scrotum, the two testicles, prostate glands, two bulbourethral glands, the vas deferens and the penis. Kids would often ask parents if cats have penis because the penis of cats are not easily visible. A sheath of skin called prepuce completely covers the cat’s penis. The penis can protrude from the sheath when the cat licks and grooms. The tip of a cat’s penis is called glans. This glans has a band of about 120 to 150 horny projections.
The spikes on the cat’s penis play an important role in feline reproduction. Female cats are induced ovulators. This means that cats would not ovulate unless mated or unless manually stimulated. When cats mate, the male cat holds the female immobile by biting the scruff of the neck. This is one way of inducing the female cat to ovulate. The withdrawal of the penis will cause the spikes to rake against the vaginal walls. This causes the female cat to scream. The scraping of the vaginal walls also induces the female cat to ovulate.
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A PUSSY GRABBER!
TOM CAT SPENT BILLIONS OF YEARS OF EVOLUTION GETTING IT RIGHT – OR HE WAS CREATED THAT WAY!
REMEMBER! God is Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
THE MIRROR IMAGE OF SATAN
There is no E.T. type Satan. That is a Zoroastrian myth = DUALISM!
Your Jewish “god” tells YOU:
“I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create EVIL.
I the LORD do all these things.” – Isaiah 45.7.
REAL EVIL COMES FROM THE HEART/MIND OF MAN (See Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:13-15).
The HEART/MIND is deceitful above ALL things, and desperately evil; who can understand it?
And if you want to understand how EVIL is created:
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”, for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
14 But each person is tempted when he is LURED and ENTICED BY HIS OWN DESIRE.
15 Then DESIRE when it has CONCEIVED gives BIRTH to EVIL/SIN, and EVIL/SIN when it is FULLY GROWN brings forth DEATH.
There is no DEVIL, just EVIL people!
Don’t be using a mythical character to minimize what people do!
You who profess to be Christian are ignorant of what it says in James 1:13-15:
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”, for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
14 But each person is tempted when he is LURED and ENTICED BY HIS OWN DESIRE.
15 Then DESIRE when it has CONCEIVED gives BIRTH to EVIL/SIN, and EVIL/SIN when it is FULLY GROWN brings forth DEATH.
You are also ignorant of what Jesus says in Matthew 15:1-9 and Matthew 18:6:
Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”
3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’[a] and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’[b] 5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ 6 they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 “‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
9 They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.’[c]”
Matthew 15:4 Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy. 5:16
Matthew 15:4 Exodus 21:17; Leviticus. 20:9
Matthew 15:9 Isaiah 29:13
6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
JESUS WAS A TORAH BELIEVER AND BELIEVED IN THE DEATH PENALTY!
22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ““May God be merciful to you, Lord!” This shall never happen to you.”
23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
The word satan means adversarial – a hindrance!
Even if I tell you that Lucifer is not an angel who fell from heaven rather the word Lucifer was referring to a great Babylonian King who became so wealthy and powerful that he neglected the Creator and decidedly pursued even more greatness on his own and for his own ego. This Lucifer, this king who thought he was a god, fell from his lofty position a position we see in Isaiah written as “fallen from heaven.”
Even if I tell you that the satan in Job is not a supernatural angel who fell from the skies many years before, rather it is an adversarial group of men, sons of God. Saying they came “before the LORD” means these are men who showed up at the Temple. When these men showed up at the temple talked about wanting to see Job destroyed because of their jealousy….anger is cruel but jealousy who can withstand says the Proverbs.
Even if I tell you that Zechariah had a vision of a Satan but the context of his vision reveals that his satan was also a group of jealous men who did not want Joshua, a sinner in their eyes, to be installed as the high priest when the Temple was reconstructed after they left the Babylonian captivity. Because the word satan just means adversary we are able to learn the vision is about the adversarial men who judged another man’s worthiness to act as a priest.
Even if I tell you that the anointed cherub in Ezekiel 28 is not an angel who was in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, rather that the subject of that label there again is a man. In fact the passage says repeatedly you are a man. The subject of the anointed cherub passage is but a human King who like the King in Isaiah who fell from heaven, thought himself to be a god and was then destroyed by men sent by God…just as the promise by Yahweh said would occur.
Even if I told you one writer in the bible says God caused David to count the tribes of Israel while another writer claims it was Satan and this is not a contradiction because the word satan in Hebrew, sawtawn, simply means adversary and God was the sawtawn who was making things adverse for David. That story can be found in 2nd Samuel 24 and 1st Chronicles 21.
Even if I told you that by believing in Satan and also believing in God you and I are not a monotheistic people, rather we are then dualistic at best according to the Bible, I don’t blame you for still needing to figure things out as to whether Satan is real.
What I will say though is that we have the privilege of hearing an argument and then searching to see if there are other reasons to add to the info.
Each time you bring yourself to search out the solution to one of your questions you will be getting yet another reason, another proof if you will, that displays how this could be possible. And a piece of the puzzle as to how it is possible that Satan is not real. Then we ought to be able to add together all the individual proofs and come to a final solution as to the reality or non-reality of Satan. Once we find the possibility of no Satan exists, we are then able to hear some interesting instruction that points to sin and wickedness as coming from inside of us.
Instruction that leads us to understand “Satan” is not REAL and has NO INFLUENCE on humanity.
When we are dealing with the satan, we are dealing with the adversarial inclination, the internal potential to choose evil inside of us.
You and I do not have to contend with a supernatural beast who knows everything about your portfolio and can perform feats that will disrupt your life and steal your freedom to be human.
We do not contend with a cosmic evil force that has supernatural powers and abilities. An adversary who has resources that will make our head spin and is so far and above anything you or I as mere humans might be able to contend with.
We contend with only ourselves and choose to submit either to the GOOD IN US or the EVIL IN US.
If you want to get rid of satan perhaps you can start by finding the satan and a quick look in the mirror will reveal the satan is us.
GOD AND SATAN
The JEWISH Bible claims that God created evil (Isaiah 45:7):
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
From a JEWISH Bible perspective, it gets difficult to tell the difference between the two. Both appear to work as a team, but God does the cursing, the plagues, and the killing. Only from a nonbelieving perspective can you see the problems from both sides.
Blue words represent JEWISH Bible quotes
Babylon Is Fallen
“And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.” (Isaiah 21:9)
Many armies have used Bible verses to justify horrific destruction against their enemy. Such beliefs can comfort the minds of men to do virtually any kind of atrocity against men, women, and children of the enemy. The Israelites in the TORAH slaughtered or tortured anyone who stood in their way. The Jewish Bible’s words gave them their justification.
Even today, governments, military and religious leaders judge wars as “moral” based on JEWISH Biblical reasoning. Fighting men feel, not only comforted, but glorious in their actions against the destruction of fellow human beings. In the Gulf War, for example, an F-16 fighter/bomber had “Isaiah 21:9” written on its bombs.
David Slaughters Them
“And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes…” (I Chronicles 20:3)
Chapters 17-19 (17-18-19) tells us that David killed 22,000 Syrians and that Abishai killed 18,000 Edomites. No one expresses shame at such slaughters.
Here in 20:3, we have David, counted as a great leader of the Israelites, slaughtering captives after the cessation of hostilities. From what high moral ground should we admire this action?
“And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Take all the heads of the people and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.'” (Numbers 25:3-4)
Those who worshipped other gods must die, and even more horribly, their heads displayed publicly. Either God never said anything so cruel, or we truly live in a cursed universe, ruled by a maniac Supreme Being.
“And Gideon said, Therefore when the Lord hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna into mine hand, then I will tear your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers” (Judges 8:7)
“Now Zebah and Zalmunna were Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of all the hosts of the children of the east: for there fell an hundred and twenty thousand men that drew sword.” (Judges 8:10)
The Gideon Society places Bibles into motels and hotels across America. One would assume Gideon lived as a person of exemplary character and great worth to have a worldwide society named after him. Below describes some of Gideon’s accomplishments:
• Gideon slaughtered thousands in battle by plotting with the “Lord” to use Treachery.
• Gideon murdered thousands more for worshipping “false Gods.”
• Gideon tortured and killed still more for daring to taunt him.
• Gideon plundered the bodies of his victims (to fashion a jeweled priestly vestment).
• Gideon fathered an offspring who killed 69 of his stepbrothers.
Read the story of Gideon in Judges, chapters thru 6-9 ( 6-7-8-9). The tale of Gideon describes just one of the many horror stories in the JEWISH Bible, a book that glorifies behavior abysmal to modern society. The clergy and leaders have hoodwinked millions of people about the stories in the JEWISH Bible. Don’t let others decide for yourself.
God Buries Them Alive
“And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.” (Numbers 16:32-35)
Moses relays a sadistic threat that asks us to believe that God punishes members of families, including innocent infants. And again we have the fire coming from God burning his creations.
God Kills The Firstborns!
“And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.” (Exodus 12:29-30)
If we believe every word in the JEWISH Bible as coming from God, then it stands to reason that the violent actions from the God described in Exodus cannot give us a moral comparison to live our lives in a peaceful world.
If one wishes to believe that God possess love for His creations, then the killing of innocent children cannot possibly come from God, and therefore, these verses from the Bible must have come elsewhere. But note that if one takes the JEWISH Bible’s words as absolute truth, then not only did God smote the firstborn children, but all firstborn regardless of age. This means all firstborn teenagers, firstborn men & women, firstborn octogenarians, and even all firstborn cows and bulls. Regardless of how much love, charity, or goodness they may have imparted to the world, if they had the unfortunate luck to have first passed through their mother’s vagina in the land of Egypt, according to the JEWISH Bible, God killed them!
God Sends Pestilence
“Either three years’ famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel…” (I Chronicles 21:12)
“So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.” (I Chronicles 21:14)
It appears unclear as to why David committed a crime, but why shouldn’t God have punished individual offenders instead of killing an army of innocent bystanders? Atrocities such as this appear outrageous enough when perpetrated by Attila the Hun, Jewish Bolsheviks or Pol Pot, but when it comes from a, supposedly, loving God, it should make one wonder if this represents a Demon instead of a God.
God Slaughters Blacks
“And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots…” (II Chronicles 14:9)
So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled. (II Chronicles 14:12)
It appears that Black Jews ignore these verses, for it says that the Lord God slaughtered over a million Blacks.
THE RACIST VIEWS OF MOSES MAIMONIDES
“Those who are incapable of attaining to supreme religious values include the BLACK coloured people and those who resemble them in their climates. Their nature is like the MUTE ANIMALS. Their level among existing things is below that of a man and above that of a monkey.”
(Maimonides, Guide To The Perplexed, Translation from the Hebrew Version)
THE DOGMA THAT THE BLACK IS A SLAVE BY NATURE IS RABBINIC IN ORIGIN
Canaan is identified as a black man and blacks as in inferior people, only in the Gemara, which is to say the latter part of the Talmud, the Midrash and later writings of the rabbis. This invective, this racism, is not anywhere in the bible concerning the black race.
The rabbinic account of the malediction against Ham stipulates that his son Canaan, and all Canaan’s offspring, are to fated to suffer perpetual slavery and black skin without the chance of their condition being ameliorated. It is this anti-Old Testament, Rabbinic gloss that influenced those fifteenth century Renaissance humanists who had crossed over into the forbidden territory of the Talmud, the Midrash and the Kabbalah as part of a supposedly enlightened act. It is an irony of history that as a result of this supposedly progressive development, the abominable view of blacks as a perpetual race of slaves became entrenched among the western liberal intelligentsia for at least the next three hundred years.
Here is what Schorsch writes in his book, JEWS and BLACKS in the EARLY MODERN WORLD:
“Few Jewish thinkers understood Ham’s curse to initiate his or her progeny’s blackness.”
That is an out and out prevarication. The classic rabbinic texts hold that the punishment visited upon Ham was the transformation of his son Canaan, and all Canaan’s progeny, into BLACKS.
Rabbi Hiyya said,
“Ham and the dog copulated on the ark. Therefore Ham came forth dark skinned.”
ORTHODOX JEWS AND ANIMALS
WHAT PART OF JEWISH TEACHING THAT BLACKS ARE ANIMALS, DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?
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Satan: God’s Angel
Organized religion was set up to terrify and enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit.
There are some critical flaws to the Christian logic of Satan’s reputation as God’s enemy.
The most serious flaw is in the chronology. Supposedly, just after creation, some angels lead by Satan rebelled against God. Satan came to Eve in the Garden of Eden as a serpent and tempted her and Adam to sin.
However, throughout the rest of the Old Testament, whenever Satan appears by name, he acts as an adversary for God, not against God. There could not be any adversary involvement in Eden. It doesn’t make sense that Satan and God patched up their differences.
The chronology extends to the NT. Luke tells us that Satan entered into Judas. If God sent Jesus to die for men’s sins, as Christians maintain, then he was acting on behalf of God. This takes us to the end of the Gospels with Satan and God working in a cooperative relationship.
3Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot. (Luke 22:3)
In between, there are two occasions in which God and Satan conspired to test their subject. The first was when they conspired to test the limit of Job’s faith.
The second was when God brought Jesus to Satan to be tempted.
To Jews, the serpent symbolized evil-that is all there was to it. There were no fallen angels; this idea came about as a result of a bad interpretation of Isaiah. On other occasions in Genesis in which Satan is blamed, there is no evidence of satanic influence.
In sum, Satan was not God’s enemy.
The word “Satan” originates in the Hebrew language, meaning to act as an opponent or adversary. More than any other religion, Christian propaganda gave a lot of weight to scaring believers into their fold. To absolve God of evil, Satan’s Accusers took the Old Testament angel of God, and elevated him to the full status of a rival god by reversing the OT context of “adversary.”
To understand where Christianity is coming from, we have to look at it allegorically. Light symbolized good and Darkness symbolized evil-ancients had a fear of darkness. God represents light and Satan represents darkness. Christians see them as opposing forces, while Jews see only one God responsible for everything.
Allegorically, the half of a day when the sun is rising, God is rising to glory against Satan. When the sun is falling on the other half, darkness is increasing in power against the sun. Thus, Satan becomes perceived as a fallen angel. Satan is an adversary in the sense that darkness is an adversary to light.
The religious mind has a tendency to look at matters in isolation. When the evidence is examined in entirety, it comes out that it was Job’s accusers who bear false testimony. By decreeing the world full of sinners, Christian theology elevated Satan to status of a god with more influence on human consciousness than Jesus. But in reality, this whole sordid affair began as a personification of Light verses Dark.
SATAN IS GOD
In God’s Pantheon it was stressed that none of the biblical monotheistic religions are truly monotheistic. Just because angels are not worshipped and all but a few have names, they still fit the definition of “god,” with a small “g”.
According to Webster’s dictionary:
Any of various beings conceived of as supernatural, immortal, and having special powers over the lives and affairs of people and the course of nature; deity, esp. a male deity: typically considered objects of worship
In mythological accounts, all of the various gods had supernatural powers. Some of them were described as part human part god. But in every way, they fit the definition of god as angels do. For example in English, we call a legged object with a flat surface a table. We could describe the same object in French, German, Russian, or Spanish, but it is still the same form we know as a table.
A word is not the thing it represents. A word does not change the form. By any name, anything described as a being with supernatural powers is a god.
As a point of difference between the OT and the NT, Jews don’t subscribe to the idea of two competing gods. Yahweh takes credit for all weal and woe. That would have to include his power over Satan with a small “s.”
5 I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I gird you, though you do not know me,
6 that men may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other.
7 I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe, I am the Lord, who do all these things. (Isaiah. 45:5-7)
There is no other God besides Yahweh.
35To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord [Yahweh] is God; there is no other besides him. (Deuteronomy. 4:35)
In the Old Testament, Satan does not appear as a leader of an army of hostile spirits who make war on God and humankind. Instead, he appears as one of God’s angels whose assignment is to appear in an adversarial role. Sometimes he is known formally as Satan; on other occasions he is simply called “adversary” or “accuser”. He never acts without God’s consent.
This list compiles every case where Satan appears. In Hebrew, “Satan” means adversary; so the English translators used both words interchangeably.
1. God’s messenger stood in front of Balaam’s ass. This is where Satan makes his first appearance.
21So Balaam rose in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
22But God’s anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of the Lord took his stand in the way as his adversary [satan]. Now he was riding on the ass, and his two servants were with him. (Numbers. 22:21-22)
2. In Samuel, God tells David to take a census.
1Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, ‘Go, number Israel and Judah.” (2 Samuel. 24:1)
Chronicles credits Satan. Was he impersonating God? Or are they one in the same?
1Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to number Israel. (1 Chronicles. 21:1)
3. The Philistines feared David would become their adversary. In this case, “Satan” is used descriptively and does not refer to the angel.
4But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him; and the commanders of the Philistines said to him, “Send the man [David] back, that he may return to the place to which you have assigned him; he shall not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he become an adversary [Satan] to us. For how could this fellow reconcile himself to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of the men here? (1 Samuel. 29:4)
4. God sent Satan against Solomon in the form of Hadad the Edomite.
14And the Lord raised up an adversary [Satan] against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal house in Edom. (1 Kings 11:14)
5. God put a lying spirit in King Ahab’s prophets. Satan is not mentioned by name, but the nature of the conversation with God suggests Satan had permission to make the prophets lie.
21Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, saying, ‘I will entice him.”
22And the Lord said to him, ‘By what means?’ And he said, ‘I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And he said, ‘You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go forth and do so.’
23Now therefore behold, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the Lord has spoken evil concerning you. (1 Kings 21-23; 2 Chronicles. 18:21-22)
6. God sent Satan to Rezon, thus turning him into an adversary of Israel. Satan is used descriptively.
23God also raised up as an adversary [Satan]to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his master Hadadezer king of Zobah.
24And he gathered men about him and became leader of a marauding band, after the slaughter by David; and they went to Damascus, and dwelt there, and made him king in Damascus.
25He was an adversary [Satan] of Israel all the days of Solomon, doing mischief as Hadad did; and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria. (1 Kings 11:23-25)
7. Satan and God conspired to test Job. Though he challenges God, he is still subject to God’s power and acts with his permission.
6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.
7The Lord said to Satan, “Whence have you come?” Satan answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”
8And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” (Job 1:6-8)
It was a friendly bet for bragging rights at Job’s expense. So God gave him the power to inflict Job.
1Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord.
2And the Lord said to Satan, “Whence have you come?” Satan answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”
3And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy him without cause.”
4Then Satan answered the Lord, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life.
5But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.”
6And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your power; only spare his life.”
7So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord, and afflicted Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. (Job 2:1-7)
8. The psalmist appeals to God to let a satan bring a wicked man to trial.
1Be not silent, O God of my praise!
2For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
3They beset me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
4In return for my love they accuse me, even as I make prayer for them.
5So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser [Satan] bring him to trial. (Psalms 109:1-6)
9. The historical context of Zechariah’s vision takes place after the Jerusalem community returns from the exile. Satan was standing at the right hand of an angel of the Lord. As a member of the divine council, Satan was opposed to Joshua becoming the high priest. His role was that of a court prosecutor, not as a false accuser.
1Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
2And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” (Zechariah. 3:1-2)
The stories in Genesis preceded all the occasions in the OT when Satan is mention by name. For this reason, more than any other, the Jews have a better argument about God being responsible for good and evil
For what follows, it is well to remember that the NT was written over 500 years after the OT. To put this in a more intuitive perspective, that is about the time from when Christopher Columbus discovered America to the beginning of the twenty first century.
If we follow this nonsense about the Bible being the Word of God, it means that God waited 500 years to pass this new information onto the Christian writers, and didn’t tell the Jews.
1.Adam and Eve.
The first sin was supposed to be when Satan, as a serpent, tempted Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, thus defeating God’s intent to create an innocent mankind.
The sources come from Paul in 1 Corinthians and twice from Revelation. That God could be thwarted so easily and quickly makes him seem weak and stupid.
3But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
(1 Corinthians. 11:3)
Revelation twice associates Satan with the serpent in Eden.
9And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world–he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (Revelation. 12:9)
1Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain.
2And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
3and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years were ended. After that he must be loosed for a little while. (Revelation. 20:1-3)
To Jews, the serpent was regarded as a symbol of evil, and nothing else more. Christianity attached the Satan label onto the serpent, and viola, Satan becomes the tempter who made the first man commit the first sin.
1Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?” (Genesis. 3:1)
2. Noah’s flood.
Peter blames fallen angels on Noah’s flood, which, of course, gave God an excuse to flood the world and kill almost the entire human population.
4For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment;
5if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven other persons, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; (2 Peter 2:4-5)
It doesn’t appear as if the semi-divine sons of God and the giant Nephilim are being blamed for sin. Their names were used to suggest a period of time when they inhabited earth. Verse 5 blames human wickedness without saying what caused it.
1When men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them,
2the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took to wife such of them as they chose.
3Then the Lord said, “My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.”
4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
5The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. (Genesis. 6:1-6)
3. Sodom and Gomorrah.
Peter blames fallen angels on Sodom and Gomorrah.
4For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment;
6if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction and. made them an example to those who were to be ungodly;
(2 Peter 2:4, 6)
The only angels involved here, where the two sent by God to destroy the cities.
12Then the men said to Lot, “Have you any one else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or any one you have in the city, bring them out of the place;
13for we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” (Genesis. 19:12-13)
4. Fallen angel.
According to the “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” paragraph 391:
The Church teaches that Satan was at first a good angel, made by God: “The devil and the other demons were indeed created naturally good by God, but they became evil by their own doing”.
According to Peter there are fallen angels.
4For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment;
(2 Peter 2:4)
According to Jude there are fallen angels.
6And the angels that did not keep their own position but left their proper dwelling have been kept by him in eternal chains in the nether gloom until the judgment of the great day; (Jude 1:6)
The idea of fallen angels led by Satan was extracted from Isaiah. Isaiah says nothing of the sort. He was writing for his own time, not about events that happened thousands of years before in Genesis.
Isaiah was gloating about an event that happened in his time. The “Day Star, son of Dawn” was cut down to the ground to Sheol for attempting to rise above the stars of God.
12″How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
13You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north;
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High.’
15But you are brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the Pit. (Isaiah. 14:12-15)
When Isaiah wrote this, he had the king of Babylon in mind. Basically, he was hoping the king of Babylon would go to hell. He was referring to Nebuchadnezzar, the proud but ruined king of Babylon.
4you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: “How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury ceased! (Isaiah. 14:4)
“Day Star” refers to the planet Venus, because at certain times of the year, it outshines real stars in the early morning when the sun rises.
Satan could be confused with the destroyer, another one of God’s angels. Satan’s role was that of an adversary, not a destroyer. A few passages should clear up the confusion.
The destroyer was an angel of God who killed the firstborn during Passover.
23For the Lord will pass through to slay the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to slay you. (Exodus. 12:23)
Job sees the destroyer as one of God’s angels
20The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, through all the years that are laid up for the ruthless.
21Terrifying sounds are in his ears; in prosperity the destroyer will come upon him. (Job 15:20-21)
The destroyer shall come as God has spoken.
8The destroyer shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape; the valley shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the Lord has spoken. (Jeremiah. 48:8)
According to Paul, whoever puts God to the test may be destroyed.
9We must not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents;
10nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. (1 Corinthians. 10:9-10)
6. Christ’s Temptation.
If God and the devil were enemies, then surely he would not have taken Jesus to the wilderness to be tempted. God might have said to the devil, “Take Jesus out into the wilderness and see if you can tempt him”.
1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew. 4:1)
7. Judas Iscariot.
To be a Christian means to believe that God sent Jesus to die for man’s sins. Despite Judas’s bad reputation, he must have been carrying out the role assigned to him.
According to Peter, it was all planned by God.
23this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
24But God raised him up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. (Acts 2:23-24)
Luke says Satan entered into Judas when he bargained for money with the chief priests. Who else but God, arranged for Satan to enter into Judas.
3Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve;
4he went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them.
5And they were glad, and engaged to give him money. (Luke 22:3-5)
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