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8.29.2017

Interesting thought on the cosmic war

When you think in terms of the cosmic war of Satan and his fallen angels vs. Jesus vis-a-vis spiritual geography you can see why Satan is real angry at no longer having the land of Israel and why Islam, in this case, is so insanely angry to reconquer it.

But it's really the same with all Christian lands too. The U.S. was taken from Satan when Europeans, Christians, conquered the various tribes they not only saw as savages but demons.

Australia and Canada the same. These were all lands Satan once owned. So the activity we see as an attempt to invade and conquer our lands by Islam and godless Marxism is really a return of Satan and his spiritual children and their attempt to retake what they'd once lost. - C.

ps- Satan is also using the spiritual children of darkness within our borders already, unbelievers, radicalized and also just dupes, as allies in this re-conquest.

pps- What this realization does is it gives us believers the sense that we are indeed pilgrims on this earth (in this world, not of this world), but not in the way shallow church pastor and theologian types put it, i.e. America is evil, we have no connection to our country, etc. Yes, we do, we conquered this land for God. That embarrasses the churchian types, with their culturally Marxist educations. What the insight above does is allow us not to feel so *violated* as if the Devil and his children have never had anything to do with this land. We still confront the Devil, we don't acquiesce, but we do it with less naive emotional outrage about the whole spectacle. Subtle thought, but there it is.

8.21.2017

Overview of the situation

That God's Rivals book (McDermott) describes powerful angels, the kind of the rank and power that God set over individual nations and regions, who rebelled (psalm 82) in something analogous to Satan's own rebellion and since have used the law of God (minus the Gospel) as a way to control the people in the respective nations and regions. This is a use of God's law NOT as it really is, but in a twisted, distorted, turned-upside-down way. For instance, instead of worship Jehovah, worship the angel/god (Baal, Moloch, Astarte, etc.); or, worship the divine king or dictator. Usually this all involves human sacrifice (instead of animal sacrifice) in the form of genocide or simple police state murder or wars which feeds the angelic/god realm. Human suffering and human murder as offerings of food to the angelic realm.

I think the difference between these angelic gods on the one hand and pantheons of mythology (Olympian, Teutonic, etc.) on the other is the real angelic gods have real sounding names that echo down from a different place than collective mythic folklore. Baal and Moloch sound evil, Apollo and Athena, or even Wotan and Freya sound like imaginative portrayals of part glorified humanity, part angelic world activity, yet literary even if arising organically from misty pre-history.

When that Roman priest in France whose fellow priest had his head cut off by Muslims stated that Allah was Moloch it sounded true. It had the ring of truth. It was also rare honesty and a going against political-correctness that itself was a going against the religion and power of the angel/god who the Muslims and increasingly the people of Europe worship and are under the power of.

How people get under the power of the angel/gods and their false religions and idols is simply if they give up their Christian faith and teaching, or never had it. There are also gateways that allow the angelic/god powers to enter and control humans. Drugs, sodomy, hedonism, collectivism, worshiping and giving sacrifice to false idols like the planet or the 'noble savage'...

But it is the law of God that is being used and abused by these fallen powers to control mankind (whether Baal or Kim Jung Un). Think of it this way: sin would not exist without the law of God existing. And: that law is the power of sin; and for fallen angelic rulers sin is the power of the distorted law of God they wield. And death is the constant threat and result of sin. This is the dynamic of the entire hellish spectacle. This is how the law of God is not just what the nation of Israel followed, or the Ten Commandments that Christians have as a rule. It is the dark medium we all walk in, and the only solution to the problem and dire situation is what is behind the Gospel. I.e. what the Gospel entails. What the Gospel - good news - is. It is God, the Second Person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ (which means anointed Savior) incarnating as human, in the direct line of fallen Adam, and fulfilling the law (as Adam hadn't) and also taking on Himself the penalty of death for all. The one sacrifice for all time. This defeated the angelic/gods because it destroyed the power of the law they were using and abusing to control humankind. But you have to have faith in Jesus the Savior to be in His Kingdom and to get out of the control of the Kingdom of Darkness.

So as you walk through your life, in the midst of the dark medium that is the power of the twisted and distorted law of God, as it manifests socially from human beings, or collectively at the national level, or religiously from the spiritual realm know that this is the universal situation Christianity describes; and know that it is the Gospel that is the answer to this predicament. This is how you begin to see the reality of what the Gospel is. I.e. there is no neutral ground. You are walking in and under the power of the law which has the power of death over you, wherever you walk. You are in it. No neutral ground.

This is the universal situation, whether in America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Africa, down under to Australia or at the North Pole. Christianity does not describe or represent one religion among many, or one worldview among many; it is reality itself.

8.18.2017

One of the deepest and greatest secrets of the world

The subject of Law and Gospel in Christian theology is a difficult one, and a deep one. I think there's not enough focus on how Christianity exists within 1) history; 2) human nature; and 3) law. By law, not just law such as the Constitution of the United States of America and the influence of biblical and natural law on common law and so forth, but the law that resides behind the accusatory moralizing that all human beings engage in whether they are reflecting real biblical law or they are imposing twisted and distorted versions of that biblical law.

As stated, all human beings engage in this accusatory moralizing, from atheists to the most died-in-the-wool fundamentalists of whatever religion.

In occult language you'll see references to this use of law in the context of how a group will use it to keep everybody in their place. The rogue cell metaphor. Once a person leaves their 'appropriate' place in the appropriate scheme of things they will be attacked in the manner of white blood cells attacking a rogue cell in the body. This action is the law at work. Biblical law. No matter how twisted or distorted or upside-down the presentation of that law is as it's being used as a hammer it is still the use of the law. It's that biblical mechanism of the law in action.

You see this action of the law at different scales. You see it at the social level, as stated, yet you also see it at the collective level, such as the national level. You also see it at the level of the religions of the world.

The title of this post is "One of the deepest and greatest secrets of the world." The secret is this use of the biblical law and how it ties us up and makes demands on us and coerces us (and what frees us from it - the Gospel). It is inescapable. Again, atheist or hyper rules-following fundamentalist of any religion, all are caught up in this action of the biblical law (usually accusatory moralizing from a position of assumed sinlessness, or holier-than-thou, self-righteous nature of the accuser), applied however purely or impurely that it is.

When you begin to see this you begin to understand the Gospel. The Gospel is difficult to understand. We're supposed to be emotional and say, "Jesus saved me! Hallelujah!" Yet who really understands - deeply, with real understanding - what this means? You can't understand it until you understand what law is; and the teaching on all this coming from the Christian leaders and teachers is very weak. For centuries, very weak. Mostly, they don't know anything about it. I only was on to it vaguely, and from occult knowledge and experience associated with that. I once saw a quote where Luther touched on the subject, but I lost the reference and could never find it again. Then after pondering some things in Heiser's Unseen Realm I was reminded of a book I'd read a couple of years ago titled God's Rivals, by McDermott. I tracked down the book and could see that he gave two chapters on this rare subject matter (chapters 3 and 4), and it had gone over my head on the first reading (that or I just wasn't tuned in to that particular subject when reading the book back then). McDermott got it from a writer named Caird in his book Principalities and Powers. I get the impression Caird was a trail blazer in presenting this subject, though obviously there's nothing new under the sun, but some things can get lost under the sun.

Once you understand it you can see things very clearly. From the psychology of friends, strangers, and family; to the phenomena of cults and totalitarian states; to the myriad though similar activity and elements of the various religions of the world.

For the purposes of understanding the Gospel it is the action of the law as it manifests in the various religions of the world (including secular false idol religions like environmentalism in our time, or the ideologies of collectivism, or multiculturalism).

What is the law generally? It is do this and live. Or do this and be saved. Yet after the fall we can't do all that the law demands. It's a never-ending list of demands that can't be followed, and even if it could be followed it is never enough. This is the law of God that was violated in the Garden by Adam. Adam fell, yet the law he violated stayed in place. Now no one can fulfill that law. It's a curse now, and it manifests in all the ways listed above. It imprisons and leads to death and eternal alienation in the lake of fire. It's an impossible slave master that in the end puts you in a worse situation for eternity. It's a really, really bad situation to be in. If you lived in North Korea today you'd feel that direct influence of the biblical law (yes, biblical law) as it manifests in that totalitarian police state hell. Of course, as the biblical law is imposed in that totalitarian police state it is a very twisted and distorted version of the biblical law. The action is the same though.

This is also what happens at the higher scale of world religions themselves. The false gods of the religions, fallen angels, what have you, demand a conformity to the biblical law as they see fit to administer it, which is a twisted and distorted way. You're under the power of these evil fallen entities when you are caught up in their false idol religions.

So what is the Gospel? It is the news that Jesus incarnated as a human and fulfilled the biblical law and also paid the penalty for its violation, and He did this for all people for all time. How? Because He's God. He's the God-man. He's the only human being who, after the fall, was born innocent (He had no original sin), and was able to be sinless in his life. Only Jesus could do that. So he defeated the power of the law as it is being wielded perversely by the angelic 'principalities and powers' that be. This is the good news. We don't necessarily feel it as the good news that it is because we got born into it, and once we realize it the drama of it is blunted a bit. We have to look backward and put it all together in our mind and that kind of mental grasping of the situation doesn't equal anything like a dramatic discovery or epiphany. If we'd been living in actual chains prior to regeneration by the word and the Spirit and the chains dramatically came off then it would be dramatic and we'd then fall on our knees and give thanks to our Savior, Jesus Christ, in a real way which reflects a real understanding of it all. But that's where we are.

The law still has power to be obnoxious to us though. The angelic realm enforcing their false religions and illusions and temptations based perversely on the law of God are still around doing their things. They have been defeated, but they still fight on. The metaphor from the book is they lost at D-Day, but they still fought on to some degree until the inevitable end. The end in this case being the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

So I end by going back to the thought that we need to see Christianity practically in history, human nature, and law (law as described above). This is what gives real understanding and is how we see what Christianity really is. It is not a religion or a worldview. It is Christianity vs. the religions and the worldviews.

PS - In the occult language I referenced this aspect of the law as it manifests in our lives is called the General Law. It's like a black, suffocating, blanketing blob that surrounds us. In the occult language I reference you're suppose to use the friction you get from this force in order to escape it. How? By being awake regarding it (and everything else) and loving your enemy. Sound familiar? You need the armor of God - things like the Shield of Faith and the Sword of the Spirit to pull it off...

This perverse use of and just the mere existence of the biblical law and how the Gospel defeats it is one of the deepest and greatest secrets of the world to know and see.

One last note: after reading through this I don't think I emphasized the spiritual warfare at work in all this. The actual law of God is being enforced - in perverse, distorted and twisted ways - by principalities and powers (angelic forces impersonating gods or influencing human leaders and movements), yet they have been defeated by Jesus at the cross. Our knowledge of that gives us great power. We are freed from the power of these dark forces.

Another note: you have to see that when the law of God is put before the Gospel (or the Gospel is wholly absent) then the law of God becomes demonic in the hands of its enforcers, angelic or human. Yet if the Gospel is put first then the law of God becomes the pure force for the good, the true and the beautiful (I'll put it that way) as it manifests freely through the new hearts of God's redeemed.

Also my point about drawing all this into the fact that we need to see Christianity as it manifests in history, human nature, and law (as explained above) is this is how we see Christianity as being universal. Not one of many, but the whole itself.

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A real postscript (from an email) -

If you read that post this is a postscript:

"So when you think of the law of God it's not just something the Nation of Israel followed, or the ten commandments Christians have as a rule, it is everywhere in this life, in history, all over the world. In the phenomena of every world religion you see biblical law; in the phenomena of any group of people acting at the personal, social level you see biblical law being acted out; in every government, benign or viciously totalitarian you see biblical law acting out in perverse, distorted, twisted form. It pervades everything. This makes one see the universality of Christianity. Of the fall. Of redemption."

Think of the Work's (Fourth Way, Ouspensky) definition of the General Law. It too is the biblical law of God. In twisted, distorted form. The power of this law is what holds humanity under the thumb of all tyrannies. Either of social groups, or authoritarian elements in states, or in false religions. Men and fallen angels wield this power which is fueled by sin in fallen man and has the use of death as a terror and penalty to wield.

We basically walk, wherever we walk, in a dark medium of the distorted and twisted law of God as enforced by fallen man and fallen angels.

Obviously we need to know how to deal with this force. This all pervasive, universal force that is against us. Knowing that Jesus defeated it and appropriating the results of that act through faith is how you deal with it. As for it's lingering power, you have to be awake and love your enemy and use the friction of it to escape it. It is a defeated force anyway. Use it to develop.

Do you see how big this subject and realization is? - C.

Companion post here: Overview of the Situation

8.16.2017

Another (perhaps round-up) Michael Heiser post

For anyone reading Michael Heiser and trying to get a grasp of what he is basically saying about God's Heavenly Host, Divine Council and so on (Heiser doesn't seem interested in making it easy to follow his thinking, at least in anything resembling a summation form of his thinking, meaning: unless you want to wade through his Unseen Realm and not find any pithy definitions of the gods he says are not angels but a different creation; or you want to listen to endless hour and fifteen minute long internet podcasts and interviews he's done which all begin with the same info on how he got interested in the subject matter of his book and on and on then ramble through the subjects of his books without really giving a practical presentation, to-the-point, etc.) it is helpful to read a book I came across just on my own but have subsequently found that Heiser references in his Unseen Realm which is titled God's Rivals: Why Has God Allowed Different Religions? Insights from the Bible and Early Church, by Gerald R. McDermott. Specifically chapters 3 and 4.

McDermott is similar to Heiser as a scholar regarding his approach to the Bible. Liberalish, very confident in a style of criticism that looks down on the Bible as a human document rather than as inspired revelation of God Himself, basically written by the Holy Spirit and a unified whole.

McDermott, for instance, in several places speculates that God (Yahweh, Jehovah) "might have" created the other gods such as the gods worshiped by the various Canaanite peoples. Might have...might not have... I guess McDermott doesn't recognize the Creator/creation divide in whatever language you want to put that in.

Yet McDermott is valuable in that he summarizes things Heiser refuses to (or if he does it's hard to find), and then McDermott is good enough to give contrast such as what apostolic era Christians actually thought of these particular subjects and how they reconciled Old Testament writing with the entirety of Scripture and so on regarding these very subjects.

Yes, the category of 'angels' covers all of it. And yes the angelic creation has a hierarchy of power and rank that we know little of, though we know enough from the Bible to know such hierarchy of power and rank exists. So you don't have to talk about 'gods' as some other creation separate from angels and humans and animals.

There are still some curious things that come up when pondering all this Heiser subject matter, but, for instance, I am one who is not afraid of the supernatural worldview to any degree. I believe fallen angels mated with human women in Genesis 6, for instance. I also, pondering this recently, believe monsters like Leviathan could have been created by a mating of fallen angels with - I don't know - saltwater crocodiles. The main point would be if fallen angels would mate with humans they'd probably have no problem mating with animals.

A curious thing would be to wonder if the angels God is reprimanding in Psalm 82 and sentencing to death are angels that were part of the Satanic rebellion or if they are some kind of different fall/rebellion episode in angelic history.

But as for the Cosmic War in general it is obvious that when God is fighting evil forces they are forces that were created by the acts of fallen angels. Meaning part of God's creation. Whether Satan and his fallen angel hordes themselves, or hybrid (human or animal) mixtures created by the fallen angels, or demons which are probably the souls of dead nephilim (giants) who were created by the fallen angels. It's never a fair fight, of course. But the context (and the Theatre) and drama exist for the benefit of God's creation, humans, good angels, and plays out the way it does in the infinite wisdom of our Creator in what is called the plan of redemption.

So all 'gods' are fronts for Satan, ultimately. Maybe one of his fallen angels in his fallen angel army of evil plays the role of this or that 'god', but Satan probably steps into the role if something big is happening in that part of the world, in that time of history.

One thing that confounds me (as it did Zwingli and Calvin as well) is how to see the Homeric gods and goddesses and that whole Olympic pantheon. Greek myth seems to be a 'through a glass darkly' presentation - fragmented presentation - of all that pre-flood human and angelic and human/angelic activity, but there is the ideal nature of it that also suggests hints of the life of glorification. Calvin gives the Homeric epics a pass when talking about the evil of gods and idol worship; and Zwingli even wrote more along those lines. I guess one could say the Iliad and the Odyssey together form a crude training wheels Bible, recovered from misty, collective folk memory, though inspired as far (and high) as human creations can be inspired. (There is an inner language of the Homeric epics that academics - or even the neo-Platonists, at least in extant writings - don't know, but can be found, if you have discernment for such things, in a book like the Fourth Way by Ouspensky...but that is another subject for another post...)

8.14.2017

Michael Heiser on original sin

I've written posts on Michael Heiser and his book Unseen Realm, and I was at first critical of him as being a liberal theologian, then I felt I should lighten up on him because his book does bring a lot that is of worth in seeing some of the supernatural elements of the biblical narrative/history; but all along I've always had a sense of wariness of the guy. The fact is he just is very shallow regarding biblical doctrine and the overall plan of God. He gets emotional and mocking when discussing certain doctrines (like a liberal theologian). The analogy of faith doesn't seem to be part of his hermeneutic. Being lectured to by him is an obnoxious experience. See here for instance. He's using the fact of infants dying to mock and wave away the doctrine of original sin. He's shallow.

8.10.2017

White girl

Look at this girl's videos. Nowadays seeing a more pure white person, especially obviously one who represents the traditional ideal, is like looking back in time. Now, on race, I see it as we all - black, white, brown, red, yellow - come from Adam and Eve (that is just Bible-believing fact), yet non-white people groups have Satan-defiled bloodlines, some more, some less. I would also say supernaturally defiled bloodlines which is how it happened so fast (in the timeline of the Bible, i.e. young earth). So everybody looks at a girl like this and sees a deep ancestor. Yet she's the enemy too, to humanity's fallen nature and to the spirit of disobedience (Satan) in people. All traces of God's original creation must be destroyed through lies, murder and blood defilement. White remnant people carry the memory and traditions of the Creator unlike other defiled people groups. Satan's war on God decrees the elimination of the original Adamic purity and nations associated with it.

In this view you can see both a sense of brotherhood (whites look on at non-whites knowing they've had their bloodlines defiled by Satan yet still see them as Adamic brothers and sisters despite their plight); and, on the other hand, you can see a sense of hatred of these people groups with defiled bloodlines towards the still white peoples and their nations.

However you view it you can't deny the state of warfare involved in it all. Spiritual warfare and real physical warfare.

God's original creation probably only survives due to God's will in the matter. Whites certainly aren't very awake to the war or cognizant of the issues and the history and the values involved. Whites seem naive at best, demonic at worst, and dead asleep to everything otherwise. White women, for instance, are easily seduced by non-whites; and white men will couple with any breathing female that talks to them, for the most part. It's amazing there are any white people left in the world, but that is due to God putting all people into nations with borders (and I believe that is after the Satanic defilement of the bloodlines began to take place).

Which is why a borderless world is the ideal of Satan and his followers, Marxist/Islamist globalists.

God Himself, in His sovereign and infinite wisdom, may have defiled, as a curse, Ham's descendants.

Today we see Satan and his spiritual children making what looks like a final putsch on the white nations and white peoples of the earth. Only white nations are being called on (shamed, coerced, etc.) to accept fake refugees and opportunistic immigrants (blacks, Muslims, Asians, no one else need apply) at population replacement levels.

Of all the non-white people groups only Asians, for the most part, seem to have maintained an at least stand-offish respect for the integrity of the original Adamic peoples left on the planet. It is only Asians - for instance the Japanese - who you will hear sentiments such that Americans are destroying themselves by bringing in non-white peoples. Hispanics are a bit more radicalized (lately) than this, but they would come in second along these lines. The attitude of other defiled people groups are very different. Arabs, blacks, Jews see white people as prey to be conquered and destroyed. Actually destroyed or destroyed by breeding them out of existence.

Again, it is in the original Adamic creation, white people, that the memory and traditions of our Creator are kept alive. This is why Satan has a driving motivation to destroy all white people and nations.

How much will God hold white people - individuals - responsible for fraternizing with the enemy as much as white people have? The Devil has all the advantages, but we all know what is right in our heart. Some things don't just seem wrong, they seem abomination.

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Email response from Australia: "Yep I see what you see. That's why multiculturalism strikes one as evil, it encourages this interbreeding with this other defiled bloodlines."

My response: And I've just begun seeing this new paradigm regarding race, but I should add I've always said God could create a race of any kind from the rocks on the ground. The value is not one race being masterful over others, but the value is in the undisputed cultural and civilizational superiority that we can see and experience. In the long run, though, as well this world will end and a new heavens and earth will take its place.

The words defiled bloodlines sound harsh and mean, but I'm just saying it as reality. Not to disparage any born into it. We're all fallen.

You used the right word in multi-culturalism to identify the worldly problem in it all. See current inner cities. And now getting to be not just inner cities.

The worth I see in seeing race as defiled bloodlines from a pure bloodline is it gives perspective and understanding. Biblical understanding. [added] If a person has no degree of a Biblical worldview my writing on this matter will be seen as the most bizarre racist idiocy of all time (!!!). Of course. Also, you need a supernatural view of the world, a non-politically-correct view, and some experience with actual unleashed hybrids in the real world. You also need discernment of the spiritual landscape and battlefield.

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8.07.2017

The so-called Gap Theory

Why is establishment Christianity so against what they've labelled the 'gap theory'?

Because it shines light on the Devil. They want people to be ignorant of the Devil, as much as possible, so that the Devil can control more easily. They want this unconsciously.

Once they've labelled something they then confidently mock it to no end, attempting to get God's people to concede fear of the world.

Well, I'm an elect of God, so mock away, Churchians.

I'm going to quote a description of the so-called Gap Theory using A. W. Pink from his little book on Satan titled Satan and His Gospel. Then I'm going to give the counter-arguments.

This is from the chapter titled 'Satan's Position Since His Fall' from the book:

"The thoughtful reader of Genesis 1 will doubtless be puzzled by the contents of the first two verses. He will naturally ask, Why should an earth created by God be “without form, and void”? or, as the Hebrew suggests “an empty waste, or ruin.” Surely a perfect Creator would not create an imperfect earth. Nor did He. Isa. 45:18—which contains the same Hebrew words to be found in Gen. 1:2—expressly declares, “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain,” or, if the Hebrew here be rendered as in Gen. 1:2: “He created it not without form and void,” i.e. a ruin. How then harmonize this statement with Gen. 1:2? The answer is, Gen. 1:2 ought to have been translated “And the earth became without form, and void,” or, “an empty waste or ruin.” But how, and when did it become such? Probably, long after the point in mind referred to in Gen. 1:1. Between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis one there is room for a long interval of time, during which some terrible calamity occurred, resulting in the earth, originally created by God, becoming a ruin. But what calamity could have been commensurate with such a disaster? We reply, the only answer which appears to be adequate is, the fall of Satan."

Pink, Arthur W.. Satan and His Gospel (Arthur Pink Collection) (Kindle Locations 321-329). Prisbrary Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Pink goes on to write about Satan having been put in Eden as Prince and then having fallen due to pride, etc. (Read the whole chapter, it's free on the internet.) He then gives this motivation of Satan: "Moreover, the above conclusion makes it easier for us to understand why Satan should seek to seduce our first parents and cause them to disobey their Maker— being filled with envy and hatred at seeing a man placed over the realm which once he had governed."

Pink goes into it much more than these two quotes, but I'll leave it at that.

What are the counter-arguments? The Bible tells us something will sound good until you hear the counter-arguments. I know there are counter-arguments (I've gone over them before, which has made me whiplash back and forth on this subject over the years.)

First of all, get the Theory of Evolution, or any defense of it, out of your mind. That is the first accusation from establishment Christianity, that anybody who holds to the so-called Gap Theory is looking for a defense of the Theory of Evolution, or is more generally looking for a way to sync modern science paradigms with the Bible. Whatever those current paradigms are. You can consider the Theory of Evolution to be garbage 'science' and still hold to the so-called Gap Theory; and, as well, you can be not concerned at all to hold the word of God up to the ever-shifting standards of modern science beliefs.

So, now the counter-arguments: "It's wacky, and stuff!!" OK, that is one common counter-argument you'll encounter on various internet forums and blogs.

Here's another: "Before I give counter-arguments to your 'gap' theory I should tell you that I'm very much NOT going to let on that I don't really even believe in the supernatural, let alone some dude named 'Satan.'" Then they list counter-arguments.

By the way, you don't have to believe in death happening on earth prior to Adam's fall. We don't know what the creation was like when Satan was the Prince of the Garden. It may have just been angelic beings, for which death meant they fell and were condemned ultimately to the lake of fire.

Another point, one that doesn't really exist in the academic world of theology. Some say if there was this original creation and then ruin then why isn't the Bible more explicit about it? That is because there are elements of the Bible that are not intended to be in the forefront (such as knowledge of the angelic creation in general) because they would obviously capture the imagination of human beings solely (pretty much) and take attention away from the basics of the faith. The fall of Satan is presented in the Bible here and there, in Ezekiel, in Isaiah, but not explicitly, and you get the usual establishment dullards denying the obvious in those passages (including Calvin, unfortunately, but his concern was the basics of the faith, so it's probably understandable in his case).

This article gives a good impression of how it's really not so easy to give counter-arguments to the so-call Gap Theory. The writer of the article is unusually honest for this subject.

By the way, I am young earth. I think you can be Young Earth Creation and hold to the Gap Theory, because the earth we speak of was created again in the seven days. I think fossils are due to the flood, which was worldwide. I believe in the supernatural, which includes supernatural creation. I have no problems with anything regarding starlight or whatever. I believe in mature creation and the practical implications of creating the entire universe in seven days.

I believe Satan defiled human bloodlines which explains the different races (sub-species) of humans on this planet. I believe all human beings were created white, ruddy complected, or able to blush, and any non-white people group today is the result of defiled bloodlines. White people also aren't as pure as some might think. I think if we ever saw an original son or daughter of Adam we would be very shocked at how impure we all are now. Still, I do believe the original Adamic race still exists, and it is the white race, and it is the target still of Satan and his spiritual children because they know that it is within the white race that the memory and traditions of our Creator and his word exist on this planet, thus they want to exterminate white people from the face of the planet. What you see going on in the world today is towards that goal, in a way never seen before probably.

Not everybody is interested in knowing as much about Satan and his history and his role in God's plan of redemption as some Christians are. The Bible accommodates both.

God had to establish the adversary. He did this by first creating earth and giving it to the angelic being known as Satan. Once Satan fell due to his pride the adversarial element in God's plan of redemption was established (which is also His plan of peopling His creation with beings who love Him by more than a fiat love).

Read the entire chapter in Pink's Satan and His Gospel. Again, here it is.

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Addendum: I found some typical counter-arguments after writing the above:

Here are some of the major problems that I have with the Gap Theory of Creation:

1) There is no prima facie reason to posit a gap of any measurable time between the first two verses of Genesis.

2) Gap theory originated in the 19th century as a reaction to the rise of the evolutionary theory of the origin of life to account for an old earth which the Bible does not otherwise suggest. It was popularized by the Scofield Bible, not the best source of exegesis, In my humble opinion.

3) It purports to account for the fall of Lucifer, and death entering creation, before the fall of man in Genesis 3 in direct contradiction to the teaching of Romans 5.

4) It forces one to conclude that the creation account in Genesis 1 is actually a re-creation account. Under this theory, we don't have any Biblical data about the actual creation.

One by one... 1) He can prima facie all he wants, but there certainly are many reasons to posit such a gap. Pink does it in the aforementioned chapter of his book which I have linked above, so I won't repeat it.

2) Who cares? This is what I mentioned above, how the first accusation from establishment churchian types is you are trying to defend the Theory of Evolution or some other modern scientific paradigm or data. And considering there is nothing new under the sun regarding biblical exegesis I'm sure one could find the gap theory by some other name somewhere in theologians prior to the 19th century. If not, it's hardly an argument against though.

3) Did Lucifer 'die'? He puts in the phrase "and death entering the creation" when that doesn't have to be the case at all. We don't know what life was like on the first earth creation. As I mentioned above, it could have been solely angelic life. They didn't die, I mean the ones that fell. They fell and became condemned.

4) Why do we need any biblical data about the "actual creation" beyond the first verse of Genesis? That's just demanding something from God that perhaps God didn't see fit for us to have.

Weak, weak, weak...

8.05.2017

Asleep/Awake

Most people don't want to think about degrees of being awake and degrees of being asleep. Awakening is unpleasant. You awaken into realization you're in a bad place. A fallen world full of violence and potential violence. Most people want to remain comfortably asleep eating ice cream.

Yet if you do think about and actually attempt to raise your level of being awake then remember this: you don't want to be the most awake person in hell.

You need the armor of God. Biblical doctrine is armor of God. Get real doctrine. You also need a connection to the Kingdom of God. You only get that with faith in Jesus Christ and all that is taught in His work on the cross.

Such an ironic last name...

I'm almost finished reading what is basically an overview history of ideas with an emphasis on worldview, starting from ancient Rome (and Greece). It's by Glenn S. Sunshine titled Why You Think the Way You Do . (The book is great, but even the subtitle is lame: Western Worldviews From Rome to Home. So don't judge it by its title.)

As I read this book I wonder why so many people desire to think in such evil ways. Most of them have to know they are being evil. Why are we on a planet filled with such evil morons? Why are there so many people who knee-jerkingly want whatever is bad for any given situation? They're like gyroscopes that no matter how the landscape and horizon change they stay focused on being evil, even if it means doing the opposite they were doing the year before. It's like there is a constant mantra in their brain: "OK, things have changed, so what is now the most evil thing to do?"

And it's not everybody. It's not due solely to our collective fallen nature. Some people are asleep in life and thus easily led and fooled by the evil people. Few people are awake and not easily led or fooled. But it's the radicalized creeps, so numerous, that I speak of.

Did the Devil create this, or increase it all, by his defiling of the original human bloodline creating these hybrid humans walking around with Satanic spirit at mega levels coursing through them and resentment that they're so damn bizarre looking (i.e. they don't look like Brad f***ing Pitt)? Listen, bitches, you are the people who should be MOST on your knees asking God for forgiveness and salvation. God let you be born in the condition you're in.

The world as a place that sucks is now in hyper drive.