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Σάββατο, 27 Απριλίου 2013

Satan, Demons And Devils

Česky: Mramorová socha Lucifera (od Guillaume ...
I have always sought to understand the nature of demonic entities and evil beings. For me growing up I was attacked yes by negative forces, mainly when I was heavy in to Catholicism for whatever reason, I lived in fear because of it. Finally after leaving the church my life was finally freed if you will, I could sleep at night, the nightmares were over, and I could finally breath. Many will say that the reason I was being attacked was because I was following the path of the light, but I beg to deffer. Knowing what I know now about manifestation I realize that it is very very true that what put your energy or focus towards becomes exactly what you will experience. That much is true. Because of the church I lived my life focused on repelling evil forces and so that was the very thing I attracted towards me.

Since then I began an endless search for enlightenment on the subject. What was the truth behind the theory of demonic forces? What was this global dis-ease that plagued millions of people causing them to live in pure fear? I dug deep and eventually came across a truth that resonated with my own heart. YOU are encouraged to follow YOUR OWN truth, I want to make that clear, DO NOT take what is written here as fact.
In the Old Testament, ‘Satans’ (though rarely mentioned) are portrayed as obedient servants or sons of the Gods (the bene ha-elohim) who perform specific functions of strategic obstruction. The Hebrew root of the definition is STN, which defines an opposer, adversary or accuser, whereas the Greek equivalent was diablos (whence, diabolical and devil), which relates to an obstructor or slanderer. Until Christian times, the word ‘Satan‘ had no sinister connotation whatever and, in the olden tradition, members of a straightforward political opposition party would have been called satans. In the book of 1-Samuel (29:4), David is himself referred to as a satan (adversary) of the Philistines.
Whenever a bene ha-elohim (Anunnaki) appears in the Old Testament, he is seen as a member of the heavenly court-a member who carries out God‘s more aggressive dictates. In the book of Job (1:6-12,2:1-7) for example, a satan is sent twice by God to tease and frustrate Job, but with the express instruction that he should not seriously harm the man-an instruction which is duly obeyed. In the book of Numbers, when Balaam decided to take his ass where God had warned him no to go, ‘God’s anger was kindled…and the angel of the Lord stood in the way for an adversary [a satan: le satan-lo] against him’ (Numbers 22:22). In this instance, although performing an obstinate role of physical obstruction, the satan was acting for Balaam’s own benefit at God’s command.
By the time of the Old Testament’s penultimate book of Zechariah (3;1-2), the appointed satan (chief magistrate) is portrayed with an independent will, for here we see him in conflict with God in a social matter. In this instance, the Jews returning from Babylonian exile were attempting to regain their family stations in Jerusalem, but they arrived to find a high priest and a governing establishment already in place. God sided the residential Israelites in the dispute, but the satan took the side of the disaffected Jews. Nonetheless, despite the political stand-off, there is still no indication of anything remotely dark in the character of satan. The sinister satanic figure (sometimes called Lucifer, Beelzebub or Belial-meaning ‘worthless’) emerged mainly through the onset of Christian dualism-the concept of two opposing and equally powerful gods. According to different traditions, Satan was either the brother or the son of Jehovah/Enlil (read more about that here) himself. In essence, the Jehova-Satan conflict was representative of the ancient pre-Christian tradition of the symbolic battle between Light and Darkness as perceived by the Persian mystics.
This tradition found its way into the ascetic Judaism of sects such as the Essene of Qumran, and it is to some extent recognizable in the New Testament, but it was not apparent in the Hebrew lore of the Old Testament wherein satans are seen to perform specific duties of mundane opposition. SO, from what original concept or Bible entry was the modern Christian image of Satan born? In the Old Testament book of Isaiah is a section dealing with the prophesied fall of Babylon, and in referring to the city and its despotic king, Isaiah says, ‘How are you fallen from Heaven, day star, son of the dawn! How are you fallen to Earth, conqueror of nations!” (Isaiah 14:2). Many centuries after this was written, the image of the fallen day star (Venus) was redefined as a ‘light bearer’. and when translated into Latin with a proper noun connotation it became Lucifer. Hence, Lucifer appeared in the Venus context in St. Jerome‘s 4th century Vulgate Bible, to become associated with an evil satan some 1400 years later in John Milton’s Paradise Lost:
Of Lucifer, so by allusion called,
Of that bright star to Satan paragon’d.
Today, the Isaiah verse in authorized Christian Bibles retains the Latinized entry which emanated from the Christian Church’s creation of its own Satan mythology during Roman Imperial times. The Roman faith was based wholly on subjugating people at large to the dominion of the bishops to facilitate this subordination an anti-God/anti Christ figure was necessary as a perceived enemy. This enemy was said to be Satan, the evil one who would claim the souls of any who did not offer absolute obedience (Sound familiar?) to the Church. For this scheme of threat and trepidation to succeed, it was imperative for people to believe that the diabolical Satan had existed from the beginning of time, and there was no earlier story with which he could be associated than that of Adam and Eve. The only problem was that Genesis made no mention whatever of Satan-but there was, of course the inherit account of Eve and the wise serpent. The serpent lord was Enki, but in parts of Chaldea he had been called Shaitan, and so it was determined that the story could be rewritten to suit the desired purpose. Read more here about Enki: http://annunakifiles.blogspot.com/2012/03/enlil-marduk-opression-of…
The original text was, after all, a Jewish version and Christianity had become quite divorced from Judaism, even from the Westernized Judaism of Jesus. In those days there was no understandable translation of the Bible available to Christians at large. The Jews had their Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Versions of the Old Testament, while the primary Christian Bible existed in an obscure form of Church Latin, as translated by St. Jerome in the 4th century. Outside of the immediate Roman Church of the west, there were enthusiastic Eastern Christian branches in places such as Syria, Egypt and Ethiopia, and it was mainly from these regions (where the Jewish competition was stronger) that the new Genesis accounts emerged for the Christian market.
Among these was an Egyptian and Ethiopic work called The Book of Adam and Eve, subtitled The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan. which was produced sometime in or after the 6th century AD. This lengthy book not only features Satan as a central character, but even goes so far as to say that the cross of Jesus was erected on the very spot where Adam was buried! A Syriac work entitled The Book of the Cave of Treasures (M’arath gaze) is a compendium of earthly history from the creation of the world to the crucifixion of Jesus. It appears to have been compiled in the 4th century AD, but the oldest extant edition comes from the late 6th century. Once again, this book introduces Satan as the consultant protagonist evil, setting the scene for the dark and sinister element that flourished in the Church-promoted Gothic tradition that evolved during the brutal Catholic Inquisition.
In one instance, Adam and Eve are seen to be dwelling in a cave when Satan comes fourteen times to tempt them, but each time an angel of God puts the demon to flight. The book even maintains that the orthodox Christianity was in place before the time of Adam and Eve and the emergent Hebrews. In this regard, and as previously mentioned (Chapter 2), it is claimed that when God said ‘Let us go down’, he was referring to the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Ghost-a concept not established until the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. Another volume which upholds this same notion concerning the Christian Trinity is The Book of the Bee -Nestorian Syriac text from about 1222, compiled by Bishop  Shelemon of Basra, Iraq. Its title is explained by virtue of the fact that it ‘gathered the heavenly dew from the blossoms of the two Testaments, and the flowers of the holy books’, thereby applying Christian doctrine to the traditional Jewish scriptures which it reinterpreted.
If these books can be said to have anything in their favor it is taht their Old Testament genealogies are very much in accordance with the far more ancient Jewish works such as the book of Jubilees. Apart from that, they are no more than fictional fables, designed to undermine the historical record and to intimidate readers in to compliance with the dogmatic and sexist rule of the Christian bishops. Their portrayals of Satan are entirely fabricated, and they are contrary to all original Sumerian, Canaanite and Hebrew archives.

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