Yes indeed, God has answered prayer in a miraculous way, and Kent is actually out… Beast system, look out!
All this attention to CERN lately, and speculations over whether or not it might possibly lead to the opening of some sort of “inter-dimensional portal” or allow us to “peek into a parallel universe” or something along these lines, has really had me thinking lately about the topic of the “abyss”, or “bottomless pit” in the Bible.
There is something almost universally embedded in our collective psyche, something so ingrained in our consciousness, in connection to an almost instinctive fear of a deep, dark, pit.
Somehow, it seems to go beyond just the practical fears of falling a long ways and being injured, or being afraid of the dark, etc. It’s a haunting feeling, when even as a small child, you peer over the edge of something like an old abandoned well for the first time, or even walking over an especially large storm drain, with nothing but the iron grate separating you from the depths of a damp, foreboding chasm…
The “abyss” in the Bible was something which, growing up reading Bible stories, I was vaguely familiar with since I had read many times the part of Revelation which talks about these frightening beings which come up out of the “Abyss” during the Last Days:
The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). (Revelation 9:1-11)
I was also familiar with the verses in Luke which describe Jesus’ encounter with a demon-possessed man:
When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.
Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”
“Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him. And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. (Luke 8:28-31)
Yes despite having been familiar with these references to this “abyss”, I never realized that it was something that I really couldn’t offer any possible explanations as to just what this “abyss” was exactly, or where it came from… It’s another one of those elements, similar to Genesis 6 and the “Nephilim”, which many people in churches simply scratch their heads, shrug their shoulders, and move on. And that’s fine. Not trying to pick on anyone here.
But for me, when I was finally presented with the explanation of the Nephilim involving the “Watchers” of the Book of Enoch, whereby the giants were the offspring of inter-relations between fallen angels and human women, the “abyss” became another one of these previously unexpanded side-details which suddenly had a very compelling explanation! Suddenly it all made SO much more sense. It explained what this place was, and why the demons in Luke 8 are so utterly terrified of being sent there.
In the Book of Enoch, which describes the pre-flood sins of the “Watcher” angels in quite a bit of detail, Enoch is actually shown the prison where the angels who sinned against God and man were sentenced to be cast into as punishment, and Enoch finds it to be a most terrifying thing to behold:
And I saw a deep abyss, with columns of heavenly fire, and among them I saw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike towards the height and towards the depth. And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of the heaven above, and no firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water upon it, and no birds, but it was a waste and horrible place. I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains, and to me, when I inquired regarding them, The angel said: ‘This place is the end of heaven and earth: this has become a prison for the stars and the host of heaven. And the stars which roll over the fire are they which have transgressed the commandment of the Lord in the beginning of their rising, because they did not come forth at their appointed times’. And He was wroth with them, and bound them till the time when their guilt should be consummated (even) for ten thousand years.’ (Enoch, chapter 18, v11-16)
But before anyone starts protesting that this is not a part of the canon of scripture, I must point out the following verses which are all found in the New Testament, and ask you to consider how they actually would make any sense at all, outside of the very explanation provided by that of the Book of Enoch…
“For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water…” (1 Peter 3:18-20)
“If God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly…” (2 Peter 2:4,5)
And finally in Jude:
“Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.” (Jude 1:5,6)
Jude is particularly noteworthy, because a little further on in verses 14/15 is where Jude actually quotes directly from the Book of Enoch, and not only that, but references his own quotation as an actual “prophecy”. Jude refers to the words in the Book of Enoch as prophetic. (This fact actually played a major role in my decision to reconsider my previous assumptions on this whole “Genesis 6” issue.)
Another great resource I have found on this subject is “A Survey on the Abyss in the Old and New Testaments” by “Paradox Brown”. Very well researched and annotated. Definitely worth checking out.
Overall the significance of the Nephilim-Watcher-Abyss connection is that is really does a lot to reveal how the prophecies concerning the Last Days in Revelation and elsewhere are really very much about the whole expanse of Biblical/world history coming almost completely full circle, where the bizarre and almost unbelievable events which marked the “Days of Noah” are foretold to one day again visit the Earth as it experiences very remarkable events indeed. If we understand all that the Bible has to say about how all these things came about, and the reasons behind, say, who this “Apollyon” character is and why he/it would be so eager to get OUT and wreak havoc upon the Earth, then we are far less prone to be deceived by whatever manner through which this prophecy eventually is fulfilled. It is the deceiving nature of these lying spirits, these “fallen, imprisoned gods”, that is to be treated with the most caution. It’s not about being afraid of some army of “Monsters from the ID”.
After all, when the angel comes out of the Abyss in Revelation 9, the ones whom he and his strange horde attack and torture are those who have rejected God and do not have the “seal of God on their foreheads”…
I have been exploring quite the fascinating little rabbit trail as of late. It began as I was looking through material for my recent post on Scofield and his Rothschild connections/funding, which enabled his “Scofield Bible” to take the Zionist interpretations of the Bible in the form of the doctrine of “Dispensationalism” and disseminate it throughout American Christianity over the course of the 20th century. In the course of this research, three other names kept coming up in connection with Scofield. These would be John Nelson Darby (considered to be the “father of Dispensationalism), Dwight L. Moody (founder of Moody Bible Institute), and a Mr. William E. Blackstone, who was hailed by Superior Court Justice Louis Brandeis as the “father of Christian Zionism). (remember that name Brandeis, we will get back to him in a bit). Together, these four individuals could very well be said to at the very nexus of the inception of Zionism into Christianity during the late 1800’s and into the century that followed.
Much like Scofield, Blackstone himself has no Biblical background but is “self-taught”, and actually comes from a background which is typically described vaguely as “success in business”. Further investigation reveals that he was in the railroad business in Chicago, as his cousin was no one less than Timothy Beach Blackstone, president of the Chicago and Alton Railroad from 1864 through 1899. William sets aside his endeavors in the railroad business to author a booklet titled “Jesus Is Coming“. Public interest in the prophetic themes of this work eventually led to the creation of prophecy conferences in the late 1800’s often called the “Niagara Conferences“, where the prophetic themes of Dispensationalism, millennialism, and pre-Tribulationalism were all being heavily emphasized and presented in cohesion with one another and notable figures such as Scofield and many others attended. (This I find particularly interesting, since for some time now I have been suspecting that all of these prophetic doctrines have been quite interwoven since their inception, and the Niagara Conferences definitely seem to support this).
In 1888, Blackstone embarks on his first “missionary trip” to Palestine and essentially becomes one of the first notable Christian figures to espouse this idea of the persecuted Ashkenazi Jews in places like Russia and Eastern Europe and call for the re-creation of a Jewish Homeland.
Now, this is where it starts to get VERY interesting from a “NWO point of view”…
On March 5, 1891, the Chicago businessman and Methodist Episcopal lay worker William E. Blackstone was introduced by Secretary of State James G. Blaine to President Benjamin Harrison in order to present a petition Blackstone authored, ‘Palestine for the Jews.’ ‘What shall be done for the Russian Jews?’ the petition asked, and Blackstone boldly answered:
“Why not give Palestine back to them again? According to God’s distribution of nations, it is their home, an inalienable possession, from which they were expelled by force….Why shall not the powers which under the treaty of Berlin, in 1878, gave Bulgaria to the Bulgarians and Servia to the Servians now give Palestine back to the Jews?…Let us now restore them to the land of which they were so cruelly despoiled by our Roman ancestors.
Nonetheless, Benjamin Harrison did not accept Blackstone’s proposal… Blackstone would send the Memorial to presidents Cleveland and Roosevelt (McKinley had already signed), but official government sympathy for the Zionist project would have to wait for Woodrow Wilson.”
The Blackstone Memorial emerged from the same Reformation and Enlightenment preoccupations with Jews as the original nation whose restoration confirms other ‘natural,’ European nations and comprises both a necessary prerequisite and model for the reconstitution of an authentic, ‘primitive’ Christianity. Blackstone’s contribution to this tradition was to elaborate a fully realized political Zionism that took long-standing religious narratives into the realm of late-nineteenth-century nationalism, colonialism, and imperialism. Indeed, with Blackstone’s petition and related activities antedating by six years the convening of Theodor Herzl’s first Zionist conference in 1897, Nathan Straus and Louis Brandeis thought enough of his practical efforts to flatter the evangelist as ‘the father of Zionism.’
Timothy Beach Blackstone (1829-1900), who was president of the Chicago & Alton Railroad from 1864 to 1899, had been a surveyor for the New York and New Haven Railroad under Col. Roswell B. Mason, who brought Blackstone after him to the Illinois Central Railroad in 1851. (Biography of Timothy B. Blackstone. By Ida Hinsman, 1917.) T.B. Blackstone was one of the financial supporters of his cousin, William Eugene Blackstone (1841-), of Blackstone Memorial fame. Marvin Hughitt, President of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, Milton Stewart and his brother, Lyman Stewart, of the Union Oil Company of California, were other financial supporters of W.E. Blackstone. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis administered his funding for evangelizing to Jews…
“The signatories of the Blackstone Memorial included such powerful Wall Street figures as Chauncey M. Depew, John D. Rockefeller and his brother William Rockefeller, William E. Dodge, Frank Loomis, Cyrus W. Field, Russell Sage, and John A. Stewart, as well as Rev. Edward W. Gilman, brother of the president of Johns Hopkins University [Daniel Coit Gilman / S&B 1852]. Their Harriman, Vanderbilt, Guaranty Trust, Skull & Bones, and Standard Oil money and connections have created two world wars to drive the Jews out of Europe and into Palestine; and today, the resulting strife is the pretext for America’s invasion of the Middle East. And E.H. Harriman’s sons elevated the Bush family into the U.S. power elite…
So now we see this self-educated Protestant evangelist being lauded and promoted by the Rothschild agent of Louis Brandeis. This is huge. One could spend days going over all the various ways that the Rothschilds had arguably the largest involvement in the creation of the nation/state of Israel than anything else through such events as the Balfour Declaration and others, but for the sake of this discussion I am focusing on the Blackstone connection.
“On June 4, Ashkenazi Jew, Louis Dembitz Brandeis is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Wilson as per his agreed blackmail payment to Samuel Untermyer some three years earlier. Justice Brandeis is also the elected leader of the Executive Committee for Zionist Affairs, a position he has held since 1914.”
(Remember, this is the same “Untermeyer” that was so connected to Scofield and the publishing of the “Scofield Reference Bible”…) Brandeis is the political insider who backs Blackstone in his submissions of the “Blackstone Memorial”, (a petition calling for the restoration of Israel that was funded by the likes of the Rockefellers and J.P. Morgan) first to President Harrison, and then to the much more compliant Wilson.
But indeed, the more you start digging around into all the connections between all these “Blackstone Zionists“, the more you keep coming across these same sorts of eyebrow-raising affiliations. Why do Blackstone and Moody and friends have so many connections to all the “usual suspects”? We’re talking New York bankers, Oil and Railroad tycoons, Yale graduates and “Bonesmen”, Rothschild middle-men, etc., etc. Honestly, the deeper I have dug into it all, the more I it just feels like an exercise in reading the same names over and over again, all pointing back to the same conglomerate of a highly powerful and influential people…
If nothing else, I think what must be absolutely shattered in the mindsets of modern evangelicals, is this preposterous assumption that the state of Israel just ‘miraculously’ came into existence in 1948 as though by the hand of God Himself. I know this is a tender matter for many Christians, but a thorough examination of the matter reveals a very different story. These plans and maneuverings for re-establishing a Jewish state FAR proceeded ’48, or the atrocities of the Holocaust, and can quite transparently be traced back to the same “cabal of kabbalists” who succeeding in robbing the United States of it’s own monetary system, and thus it’s very sovereignty. The “Blackstone lens” reveals that Dispensationalism, “Christian Zionism”, and pre-Trib millennialism were all in fact concepts heavily supported for over one hundred years by Satanically-motivated men who have sold their souls for the cause of the anti-Christ kingdom. I don’t know how else to put it. Either the “conspiracy” is staggeringly real, and far bigger than most people are willing to conceive (including all of the Rothschild/Israel/Zionism elements thereof), or it’s all just a bunch of nonsense so let’s go back to playing Candy Crush… 😉
Recently someone told me:
“I briefly checked your blog. It seems you are something of a conspiracy theorist. I subscribe to Occam’s razor. I suspect you know of it, but someone else may not. (He then leaves a wiki definition for Occam’s razor) Occam’s razor (also written as Ockham’s razor and in Latin lex parsimoniae, which means ‘law of parsimony’) is a problem-solving principle devised by William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), who was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian. The principle states that among competing hypotheses that predict equally well, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove to provide better predictions, but—in the absence of differences in predictive ability—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better. (from => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam’s_razor)”
So yes, let’s go ahead and apply “Occam’s razor” to this question of Christianity and “conspiracy theory”. If the “simplest explanation is really the most likely”, then what “simple explanation” does the Bible itself give?
You can’t get very far into reading the Bible before you start getting hit with “the conspiratorial”… 3 chapters into Genesis, we read about a “serpent” who comes in, and convinces Eve to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. After the “Fall”, another 3 chapters in we read about the “Sons of God” having children with the daughters of men, resulting in the Nephilim. I realize this is a very touchy subject for most “mainline Christians” today, so I won’t go into great detail on it now, as I have already written about it a fair amount, but in a nutshell I feel quite comfortable in asserting that indeed these verses speak to the fact that fallen angels did in fact produce “hybrid offspring” with humans, which through the world into even deeper evil and bloodshed, ultimately contributing a great deal towards God’s decision to cleanse it with a worldwide flood.
After the Flood, the story of the Tower of Babel touches upon the figure of Nimrod, who in many ways can be understood as the “grandfather” of all the occult traditions and “mystery schools” that would follow down through the centuries. Abraham, when still known as “Abram”, left Babylon and it’s climate of pagan worship to go to the land God called him to. Upon arrival, he was beset by many more kingdoms embracing idolatry, witchcraft, and abhorrent pagan practices. The sojourn of the Israelites in Egypt was marked by living as slaves in a country dedicated to the worship of false, demonic deities. Their Exodus from Egypt into Canaan brought them face to face with more pagan nations practicing idolatry and occultism (and, as it turns out, Nephilim giants as well…)
This tension between being obedient to the One True God and the false Canaanite gods such as Molech and Baal was a battle that continued on throughout Israel’s history up until the times of the two major captivities. And then, several hundred years later, the promised Messiah is born. And what sort of world does Jesus find Himself facing as He begins His ministry? The religious leaders of Roman-occupied Israel rejected Him, and He called them out for what they were, a synagogue of Satan.
Jesus goes around healing the sick, making the blind see, performing miracles, and casting out demons from people. He didn’t scold the people for being “superstitious” in believing in the reality of demons, but instead demonstrated His authority over them, as the Son of God, the One with the power to cast them into the pit. When Jesus goes out into the desert to fast and pray, He is confronted by Lucifer himself, who tries to tempt Him into sinning. In one of these attempts, the devil took Jesus to the top of a high mountain, and “showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor”. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus doesn’t rebuke Satan for trying to offer something that was not his to give. He instead counters with another scripture saying, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” (Matthew 4)
The New Testament continues on with a verse most Bible-believing Christians are quite familiar with: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Now, this verse is a very important one, because it factors in very heavily as to the mode of thinking by which so many Christians today reject notions of “conspiracy theory”. “See? The Enemy is spiritual”, they say, and they are quite correct! The only problem is, this spiritual Enemy is not at all content to just twiddle his thumbs in the spiritual realm, and leave humanity alone, until the time comes for him to be judged! Ever since the Garden, he has been hard at work to do everything he possibly can to interfere with God’s plan of Redemption, touching the real lives of individuals and whole nations in very tangible, evil ways.
The Bible says, “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” (1 John 2:2-4)
What so many Christians today do not want to admit, is that the demonic, spiritual forces with which we are fighting, are very much now, and always have been, desperately intent on manifesting themselves and their rebellious, Luciferian “agenda” in the physical world in which we live. Think about it. Satan himself had a real, person-to-person conversation with Eve, who ate a physical fruit, and so she and her cohort in rebellion, Adam, were sentenced to real, physical and spiritual death. The demonics “gods” of the Old Testament demanded that their worshippers sacrifice their real children, in real physical fire! The Nephilim giants of Canaan were real, physical beings who were cannibals and sought to completely wipe out the children of Israel. The demons of the New Testament (who many believe are possibly the disembodied spirits of Nephilim, and not actual fallen angels, but who knows for sure) didn’t just “float around” but sought out the physical bodies of people to inhabit and torture. The Pharisees who burned with Satanic fury against the scathing words of Christ, truly DID “conspire” to get Him hung on a cross!
Jesus knew what they were planning in their hearts before their plot was ever sprung into action, and he even called them on it, saying:
“I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father. ”
“Abraham is our father,” they answered.
“If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would do what Abraham did. As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. You are doing the works of your own father.”
“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies…” (John 8:37-44)
Of course, their conspiring did not result in a victory for Satan, but rather his ultimate defeat, and so it is to this day. But the fact that Jesus won victory over Sin and Death on the cross, did this mean that the apostles then turned around and forgot everything Jesus had said about the “yeast of the Pharisees”? Did they learn about the Resurrection, and then suddenly close their minds to the threat of Judaizers infiltrating the Early Church? Did they close their eyes to the reality of all the demon worship that was rampant throughout the Roman Empire? Did Satan suddenly become some wistful archetype who no longer sought to derail the Gospel of Jesus in the physical realm???
Hardly! Christians were imprisoned, beaten, falsely accused, thrown to the lions in coliseums, and used as human torches in Nero’s gardens.
The Bible concludes of course with the book of Revelation, which indeed proves to be a very prickly pear for those Christians wishing to argue that “conspiracy” within the evil Spiritual realm, being manifested on earthly political and religious plains, is no longer something to be wary of. Unless one subscribes to a preterist eschatology (a view of all “end times prophecy” which believes all the prophecies have already been fulfilled) then you must admit that we are told that the greatest manifestation of Satan’s deceptive influence and designs for a global Luciferian empire are still yet to come. This is the “blueprint”, if you will, for a true, Biblically-sound belief in modern day “conspiracy”. If you claim to believe in the Bible itself, instead of some popular narrative about how civilization is more or less constantly “progressing” towards the greater good, then you have to at least be willing to look at all the evidence with these realities in mind. The world we live in today is indeed much darker and more sinister than most Christians themselves are willing to acknowledge, despite what their own scriptures tell them! Ironically, it never ceases to amaze me how so much of the time, it is people who don’t espouse Biblical beliefs who are often much more willing to ask the difficult questions, and look past the artificial veneers and phony explanations constantly being offered to us on our television screens. Is that not totally backwards? How does it make sense that people with quite secular beliefs could in fact be more able to recognize events happening today, which the Bible prophesied roughly 2,000 years ago, when the self-proclaimed “Bible-believers” do not?
I could rant and ramble on and on about this whole topic, but I will end with a great short video by Gonz Shimura (of the blog Face like the Sun) who adds a lot of rational insight into this very topic.
Ok, so I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing some kind of podcast / radio project / “radio” sort of thang / for quite some time now, but still haven’t quite got there, although I am constantly playing around with sounds/music for “intros”, as that seems to be fun to do just for it’s own sake, and so perhaps that is even half my motive for wanting to do such a thing in the first place. 🙂 But anyhow, I’m still in the “brainstorming” phase really, (I suppose I more or less live in the that phase, but no matter…) and really I don’t know exactly where it might go, but all I think I do know at this point is that I’d want it to be something different, something very free and open in it’s format, and honestly I don’t think I’m looking to do another “let’s sit and interview this author/speaker/person” show, not because I don’t like those types of podcasts, because I love em, it’s just that I don’t necessarily think that’s either my “strength” or my cup o’ tea necessarily…
I think I’m more envisioning something more compilation-oriented, in the vein of say, NPR radio-shows such as “This American Life”, or “Radiolab”, if you’re familiar with those. Just more like little collections of “sound vignettes” and more like just random recorded conversations with people, about, well, all the fun/weird/crazy/prophetic stuff that typically finds it’s way onto the blog here, only I think I’d actually be hoping to collaborate with a lot of my fellow YOUs out there, in a project like this, my friends (and just anybody really) out there in the ‘sphere who might want to talk about, well, anything… How’s that sound? I’d love to just get recordings of stuff like, people’s testimonies, views on what’s going on in the world, governments, pop culture, music, art, the Bible, “spirituality”, conspiracies, NWO, movies, books, and of course, TRUTH!
I already have several of you specifically in mind, so be prepared to start getting some emails peeps, and please, do take the time to let me know what kinds of things YOU’D be interested in talking about, listening to, and just seeing tried overall. It’s not intended to be the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard in terms of “production value” or anything, nor is it hoped to be something that would garner some massive audience. It’s just, like this blog, another small outlet, a way of hopefully being able connect in a slightly “deeper” way with lots of other people out there, collaborate, get creative, and actually be able to hear the tones in each other’s voices…. Here’s one of the “intros” I’ve come up with:
First I want to say that I think Dan Duval is cool guy. I first came across him over a year ago now as my podcast-addict tendencies brought me to his original online radio show called “Discovering the Truth with Dan Duval“. He talks about a lot of things, almost all of which I have found absolutely fascinating and very much in line with a lot of the topics/perspectives I have come to spend a lot of time investigating in the realm of “eschatology”, such as Genesis 6/Nephilim, mind control programming, the New World Order, spiritual realms/dimensions, water spirits and so on. His interview of former “Illumined One” Carol Hamlett is still one of my all-time favorite interviews/testimonies. Ever. It’s hard to listen to Dan Duval and not find yourself getting pumped up about Bible Prophecy. He has a gift for speaking and exhortation for sure.
One of the things I’ve heard him speak about which grabbed my attention from the beginning was the mention of this idea of “Sheep Nations”, although until quite recently I never was able to get a very clear grasp of just what it was all about. He’s written a book called “Kingdom Government and the Promise of Sheep Nations“, and after meeting guys like Basil and Gonz at a recent prophecy forum conference, has just been a guest on both Canary Cry Radio and Derek Gilbert’s “View from the Bunker” podcasts (both of which I listen to pretty regularly). This interview with Derek I found especially helpful in expounding upon what Dan is putting forth in his “Sheep Nations” teaching, (the Canary Cry interview is also great, but covered more of a variety of topics) and since it’s been something I’ve been meaning to look into myself for sometime now, it really helped push me to examine it closer. This is what I have basically found…
The eschatological teaching of “Sheep Nations” is for the most part based upon a specific interpretation of Jesus’s words in Matthew 25:31-46. Verses 32/33 say: “All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left”, and so the claim is that because it says “all the nations will be gathered”, this means that it is actually the nations that will in fact be judged at this time, as some form of collective national or ethnic groupings, and not individuals being judged in the context of personal Salvation. Duval makes the statement that nowhere in this section does Jesus use the term “Salvation by grace through faith”, so this must mean that Jesus isn’t referring to Salvation at all, but in fact a totally different instance/type of future judgment. Hearing this particular interpretation of Matthew 25 was what first raised some serious red flags for me about this Sheep Nation thing…
The claim made by Duval, and other proponents of this teaching I found online, is that what Jesus is describing is not a judgment of faith, but of works, so then what they conclude is that the people being judged as the “Sheep” in verses 34-40 are actually nations who “fed/clothed/served Jesus” by physically showing compassion and giving aid to true Christians during the Tribulation, while not actually being Christians themselves. I find this whole idea so problematic it’s almost hard to know where to even begin!
First of all, the assertion that Jesus is describing a “works based judgment” and not judging based on faith, is first and foremost a false conclusion, and when you clear this away the rest of the argument really has nothing left to stand on anyway. Just because Jesus doesn’t use the term “grace through faith” doesn’t mean He isn’t still speaking to it, since we could probably look through the entirety of all four gospels and never see that actual phrase used by Christ ever. Does that mean that Jesus never taught such a thing, and that Paul only came up with it later? Of course not. You could use this type of reasoning and use it go back through everything Jesus said and twist it around to make everything a proclamation of a “works-based gospel”, but that would be totally inaccurate. What about the verses in James which talk about how faith without deeds is dead..?
In this interpretation, it is claimed that the “Sheep Nations” are not being judged in regard to Salvation, and thus are not actually being sentenced to heaven or hell, but their reward is to actually be able to go on as the living, reproducing mortal “citizens” of the Millennial reign of Christ which follows. Now, this is where the internal contradictions really start to become even more obvious, because to the alleged “Sheep nations” Jesus says, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world”, and to the “Goat Nations” he says, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels”. The claim is that these judgments are not “salvific” or eternal in nature, but how could you seriously try and defend such a thing? So, the “Kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world” is a “citizenship” in the Millennial reign of Christ for people who aren’t actually Saved…? And conversely, you would have to then logically assume that the people in the “goat nations” (who apparently are judged so because they didn’t feed/clothe/shelter Christians in the Tribulation) would be punished by not being “citizens” in the millennial kingdom, but have to be “outside” of it as mortals, except, they’re punished to eternal fires of hell…(!?)
This is really bizarre and self-contradictory, and ultimately is further proved to be incompatible with Jesus intended meaning when we read the last verse of the chapter, which simply and clearly says, “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” Boom. There it is. If the righteous are going on to “eternal life”, then you can’t try and say that the “righteous” in this instance are merely going on to mortal life as “citizens” in the earthly, Millennial reign of Christ, who can still die, and even eventually go on to follow Satan in his one last rebellion against Jesus in the Gog/Magog war at the end of the thousand years, and then get to hell with him. That’s really quite the exact opposite of “eternal life”!
But the Gog/Magog thing is really very much to the whole point, and after hearing Duval speak about this, the underlying motivations for holding to such a bizarre interpretation of Matthew 25 finally started to come into better focus. For the longest time, I really couldn’t figure it out. When I started looking into the origins of this “Sheep Nations” teaching, it seems to have been originated from 18th century Calvinist theologian John Gill, though it could have merely been popularized by him. In any case, the concept of sheep nations historically does seem to be an idea which lends itself to dispensationalism, premillennialism, and a pre-trib perspective on prophecy.
The Scofield reference Bible, the veritable primogenitor of Dispensationalism overall, says about Matthew 25, “This judgment is to be distinguished from the great white throne. Here there is no resurrection; the persons judged are living nations; no books are opened; three classes are present, sheep, goats, and brethren; the time is at the return of Christ; and the scene is on the earth. All these particulars are in contrast with Revelation 20:11-15.”
Now, this is where it gets really interesting, because Duval, (like myself) is actually solidly pre-Wrath, believing that the Church in it’s entirety (not just some handful of “left behind saints”) will experience persecution by the anti-Christ during the Tribulation, so in many ways, he is applying the sheep nation idea in what appears to be a newly adapted way. But, as was now made quite clear to me by listening to the interview with Derek Gilbert, Duval, despite being pre-wrath, is still very much locked into a Dispensational framework, and almost alarmingly so. At one point he actually says, “In the Old Testament days, salvation was through the Law, and then from the cross onward, it was through grace.” (paraphrasing) WHOA THERE! Not so fast… I actually yelled out so loud that people in the other room could here me when I listened to that. That is a serious misunderstanding, and really goes to show what is at the heart of Dispensationalism, and how it can actually work as a type of theological building block on top which all kinds of other false ideas can be placed.
Allegations of parallels with Dominionism have not surprisingly arisen, and have been summarily dismissed by Duval in several interviews, since to be fair, what he is describing can truly be said to be distinct from Dominionist theology, in the sense that it is not calling for a total conquest of the entire world by the Church in order to usher in Christ’s return. However… I would have to challenge anyone to explain to me how it couldn’t still be regarded as being akin to some type of “limited” or “partial Dominionism”, because, okay, even if you aren’t trying to infiltrate the “7 pillars of influence” in every country on Earth, aren’t you still basically talking about seeing the same happen on an individual nationalistic or ethnic basis…? Duval speaks of a “Goshen principle”, referring to how when the Israelites were in Egypt as it suffered the plagues, God spared them from his judgments upon Pharaoh, as if this demonstrates a convincing analogy of how God would then of course have to use individual nations, or people groups, or something, in order to take care of all the running, persecuted Christians in the Tribulation. Unfortunately, that analogy doesn’t work at all, because Goshen wasn’t actually a people group or city whose inhabitants protected the Israelites, it was simply the name of the “neighborhood” as it were where the Israelites lived in Egypt! It WAS in fact God’s pure, miraculous intervention which kept them safe from the boils, the darkness, the frogs, the bloody water, etc., safe from the angel who took the first born of the households without the blood on the doorpost… So instead of bolstering the argument that Christians in the End Times couldn’t survive the anti-Christ by pure Heavenly intervention, but would need some kind of earthly assistance (and this is really one of the core elements of his whole premise) I’d say it actually quite plainly refutes it.
I hope that most Christians wouldn’t need to have it spelled out for them why the concept of “Sheep and Goat nations” itself should be instantly recognized as dangerous, simply because of how such a thing can so easily and almost inevitably slide into the promotion of very unhealthy and extreme Nationalistic thinking. Unfortunately, in a country like the United States, merging zealous nationalism and pseudo-Christianity is pretty much the dominant religious reality, and so it really comes as no surprise to see that the teaching of “Sheep Nations” is commonly associated not only with Dispensationalism, but also closely with Christian Zionism…
Jesus said “My Kingdom is not of this world”, but when you start trying to insert a concept like “sheep nations”, in which entire countries/ethnicities are somehow judged en masse, NOT according to faith but somehow by their collective works towards those who DO have faith, then I would argue that whether you realize it or not, you’re actually opening quite a nasty little Pandora’s box, where realistically, Christians are given a dualistic lens through which they are able to regard the world, in a manner that the Bible simply does not. I could probably write another post just as long as this one simply speculating on all the various ways this kind of teaching could be exploited by the Enemy towards deceiving the Faithful into putting their trust worldly governments, systems and people instead of God Himself, being falsely secure in the thought that they have managed to be part of a “sheep nation”, whether that was an entire nation/state somewhere, or just some small hidden enclave somewhere, some little “independent community” of people trying to hide and/or resist the anti-Christ’s New World Order.
Overall, I think the main point is that when you look at all the prophecy in scripture regarding the Last Days, in reality there is actually only a very tiny portion of it devoted to millennium whatsoever, and where it does mention it, there is nothing said which should compel us to feel the need to speculate on it’s nature to the degree that we start developing contrived eschatological theories about them which even run the risk of being contrary to the heart of the Gospel itself, simply to make something like the Millennium “make sense” in our own minds right now, especially from a skewed Dispensationalist mindset. The Bible doesn’t seem too concerned with us figuring out how the Millennium is going to “work”, or being able to identify who the people are who will be deceived by Satan on final time when he’s released from his prison after the thousand years is ended. In the chapter before Matthew 25, Jesus warns very explicitly about not being deceived in the time before His coming. I believe God absolutely CAN take care of His people, His bride, in the midst of any and all persecution, troubling times, chaotic natural disasters, etc., without relying whatsoever on human institutions, resources, or ingenuity.
After all, we remember that He took care of roughly a million people, for forty years in a barren DESERT, feeding them with food that came straight out of the SKY, and water that flowed straight out of a rock….
So far, that’s the best acronym I could come up with.
It is hard for anyone who believes that we are indeed entering into the “Last Days” to not at times feel overwhelmed by the ceaseless array of warnings, wailings, railings and pronouncements of impending doom. Just yesterday, my mental faculties were presented with no less than four different occasions on which the prospect of an impending EMP attack was being put forth (and they weren’t all coming from “alternative media” sources”)
If you believe in the Bible, (and take it seriously) then you know about what Jesus says regarding the End of Age, and the “birthpangs” and wars and rumors of wars”. You know it will get increasingly unstable and tumultuous as we approach the Return of Christ, and as a result, it’s really not surprising that so many people get so easily fixated on waiting for the next big “cataclysmic thing”, be it a total global economic collapse, World War III, Israel going nuclear on it’s Arab neighbors, an earthquake so massive it changes the very landscape of the continent, “zombie apocalypse”, pandemic outbreak of disease, the next large-scale 9/11-type false flag attack, an alien invasion (real or synthetic), or some resurrected Nephilim horde spewing out of the pit to reek havoc upon mankind…
It’s not just people who believe in bible prophecy either, but it would seem that even the mainstream media is full-on participatory in promoting the idea that we’re gonna get hit with “the next big punch” at any given second. A suitcase nuke going off in NYC, or a secret army of Muslim assassins that has been sneaking across the southern border is suddenly unleashed… The net result is that we are collectively in a constant state of holding our breath, looking around, this way and that, wondering which direction that next big ‘ol punch is going to come from.
Our culture at large essentially equates the term “apocalyptic” with meaning massive, earth-shattering destruction. If an event is being described as “apocalyptic”, it more or less means it’s one of the most devastating floods, or earthquakes, or wars or whatever that humans have ever seen before. In the Bible however, “apocalypsis” in the Greek just means “unveiling” or “revealing”. Now, I’m not trying to get into a big debate on pre-Trib vs. pre-Wrath, but I will say that if Jesus’ return is what coincides with, and actually kicks off the brunt of God’s true unleashing of wrath upon the world (wrath being truly cataclysmic, not just “difficult” or a time of persecution, but where the elements are actually “destroyed by fire” 2 Peter 3:10) then this is the only sense in which “apocalyptic” can be accurately used to describe both the “Revealing” and “utter destruction”.
Anyhow… My point in all this, is that even though yes, we have absolutely seen an unprecedented number of “fantastic events” in our lifetimes, I would still have to say that when you step back and look at it all, the vast majority of how things have progressed towards a one-world government, one-world economy and one-world religion have not been via huge, massive cataclysmic events, but through a slow, steady progression that most people scarcely notice. I saw a piece on this show called “Brain Games” the other day, talking about how we are wired to notice sudden changes, but not so much gradual ones. They showed a painting of a town on the screen for about ten seconds, then ask if you could identify how many things in the painting changed. There were a few that were obvious, because they suddenly appeared/disappeared. But the rest were slow. From the beginning of the time to the end, the entire color of the sky actually changed, but you don’t even notice it, because your eyes are busily darting around the picture looking for rapid, sudden changes, and so the gradual color shift unfolds right in front of you and you don’t even realize it…
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
I grew up in a church environment where basically the prevailing mindset regarding the “End Times” was that sure, things in the world today are “evil” and getting further away from God, BUT, overall, we’re going to more or less keep trucking along in our comfortable middle-class American church-going lifestyle until Jesus suddenly beams us all up one unexpected moment, and the world is left without a clue, and then the “tribulation” will begin, and that’s when stuff get’s crazy.
I don’t believe that anymore. I guess now, I’m just at the place where I understand that being “sober-minded” doesn’t just entail being able to look at all the “birthpang events” and know that it means that Christ’s return is getting closer. Being “awake and sober” also means remembering what the scriptures also say about how people will be saying “peace and security”, all the way up until Jesus returns, until that final Day, that final moment when EVERYTHING in the world is baptized with fire, and God goes all the way with making a new heaven, and a new earth…
In the meantime, I am ever-increasingly feeling convicted that it’s not just the “big scary events” that we as Christians should so concerned with being prepared for, with all manner of things like food storage and guns and shelters and whatnot. It’s the “peace and security” that almost poses a more dangerous threat. The gradual, almost imperceptible change. The whole “boiling a frog” metaphor. We have now for decades been debating and discussing topics such as just what the “Mark of the Beast” will be. Will it be a chip? An implant? A code? Some kind of genetic “enhancement”? Every year the debate goes on, we all baby-step a little closer to that system. We all hold our breath, convinced that at any given day, the market could crash, the sky will fall, and then the need will arise for the Mark to be issued, but in the meantime, we’re still using our debit cards, and smart-phone apps, and digitized bank accounts, etc…
But what if it doesn’t actually happen like that. What if humanity, those who don’t believe in the Bible at all, and those who say they do, all of us, are all kept peering at the sky, glued to our screens, waiting for the market to drop, for the bomb to go off, for martial law to be declared… Waiting for that “doomsday clock” to finally, FINALLY “strike midnight”… And after decades of our groggy, droopy-eyed “apocalyptic anticipation”, we finally look down, and realize that somewhere in the midst of our planning and preparing and prognosticating, we somehow numbly went right ahead and took the Mark ourselves, and didn’t even realize it…
“Replacement theology”. This is a charge leveled by proponents of Christian Zionism towards those who would dare question the dispensationalist teaching which asserts that Israel is “God’s chosen nation”, and that the most important aspect of this chosen status is the fact that “God promised them the Land”.
The New Testament of the Bible, from beginning to end, endeavors to explain how the mission of Jesus Christ was for God to take on human form, and die in the place of fallen sinful humanity, and rise again, in order that we might have the ability to experience new, resurrected Life ourselves, along with Christ in His Kingdom, if we put our faith in Him. This applies to every man, woman and child on the face of the earth, regardless of race, gender, nationality or age. However, this amazing and profound proclamation is rendered insufficient, and irrelevant, by those who still prefer to cling to concepts of “redemption”, “Messiah”, “kingdom” and “inheritance” which are earthly, and not eternal. This is what “Zionism” is all about, and the reason that “Dual-Covenant theology” was invented.
In this light, “Political Zionism” can really be seen as nothing short of trying to create “heaven on earth”. This is the theology of “Dominionism”, the aim of bringing into being the occult axiom of “As Above, So Below“.
But getting back to “Replacement Theology”, the accusation which alleges that Christians who deny the existence of any “dual-covenant” are guilty of a most hideous and offensive error, because they are supposedly saying that the Church “replaced” Israel. This is simply a straw man argument, an attempt to discredit the opposing side by means of reframing the entire topic in a way that the Bible itself does not do. It is not a question of “replacing or not replacing”, it is a matter of “fulfilling or not fulfilling”…
The Old Testament is full of things which the New Testament declares to have been “shadows” of realities that are in fact eternal in nature, various forms of prophetic symbolism which in every single case were fulfilled by the Christ and His victory over death. (Hebrews 10)
Did the cross “replace” the sacrifices made on the altar of the Temple, or did it fulfill what was prophesied by the fact of what the sacrifices could never achieve themselves?
Did Christ’s teachings “replace” the Law, or did they fulfill the Law?
Did Jesus “replace” the Sacrifice God called Abraham to make of his son Isaac, or did He fulfill what was prophesied by the ram caught in the thicket?
Did John the Baptist “replace” the prophet Elijah, or did he fulfill what was prophesied about the “Elijah that is to come”?
Did Jesus “replace” Melchizedek, or did he fulfill what was prophesied through the person of Melchizedek and the type of priesthood he held?
Did Jesus’ resurrection “replace” Jonah being spat out of the whale, or Joseph being brought out of the Egyptian prison cell, or did it fulfill what was prophesied through their lives?
Did Jesus “replace” the Ark which saved Noah and his family from the Flood, or did He fulfill what was prophesied and portrayed, as the only way to be saved from eternal death and separation from God…?
The Law. The Prophets. The Patriarchs. The Temple. The Sacrifices. The Priesthood. The festivals. The Sabbaths. The food regulations. The New Moon celebrations. The rite of circumcision. The judges. The Israelite monarchy.
Practically everything which combines into all that can be considered that which constitutes “Israel”, serves a single, profound purpose. “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Col. 2:17)
This was the teaching which infuriated the scribes and Pharisees to the point of screaming and gnashing their teeth in rage, and prompted the Pharisees to hunt down and kill the followers of Jesus for decades after His resurrection and ascension. This is the teaching which still flies in the face of modern Judaism (i.e. the Talmudic Rabbinic tradition, the ancestor of Pharisaical Judaism) to this very day. The whole notion of “dual covenant theology” is contradictory to the teachings of Jesus, the content of everything the N.T. writers said, and contrary to very heart of God. The only way Christians can swayed by the false teachings of modern prophecy “scholars” who cite singular, out-of-context verses like “Israel is the apple of His eye” is if they do not bother to stop and read the scriptures, in their entirety, for themselves. This is what false teaching has always relied upon, from the very beginning, and so it is now.
God of course is still in control. The things going on today in the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are still part and parcel to God’s prophetic master plan. 1948 was not necessarily the glorious recreation of the “Promised Kingdom” as Zionists claim it to be, but it didn’t catch God off guard either! The point is that through it all, we must never allow ourselves to get fooled by people who would seek to confuse the “copies and shadows of what it is heaven” with the realities themselves. (Heb 8:5)
The Church is not a “replacement” for Israel, because “Israel”, in the temporal, earthly sense, was a “shadow of what was to come”, the Kingdom of Heaven.
Don’t know what I could possibly add to the sentiments he puts forth in this vid. I just agree with everything he says with a hefty Amen…
(Ok, I’ll just add that RSE’s recent video on the persecution of believers in the Last Days, the “global cleansing”, is also very good and I’d highly recommend it!)
Yesterday I saw this little ad for the University of Notre Dame, and was quite taken aback. The whole thing is comprised of reflecting-pool “as above / so below” imagery, and I found the accompanying narration rather interesting as well.
It processes every image, every voice, every word on the page
Yearning to understand, inspired by faith, it paints a picture of the world
When given the chance to examine things from a different perspective,
To turn conventional thought upside-down
the Mind, soars…
Notre Dame is of course a Catholic university, named after the virgin Mary, or (as I just learned) the “Lady of the Lake”, in French, “Notre Dame du Lac”. Perhaps that was part of the inspiration for all the water/lake imagery in the commercial, though I am fascinated to learn that Catholicism apparently has some belief in the “lady of the lake”, since we all recognize that character as the one who “held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water” (Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference there…) in the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and, interestingly enough, the entire King Arthur legend features very highly for some reason in the minds of occultists/Masons, etc, apparently containing a great deal of esoteric symbolism/metaphor that I believe much of it still has yet to be explored by outsiders…
Anyhow, when I first started looking into things like the “Illuminati” and the New World Order etc. several years ago, the concept of “As Above / So Below” wasn’t exactly a secret, but you still pretty much had to be intentionally researching such things in order to come across it. I suppose that is why lately it has been so astonishing to me to see just how much this phrase and concept has been finding it’s way into mainstream media and consciousness. I suppose this really shouldn’t astonish me at all by now, since in reality the “Externalization of the Hierarchy” logically includes an “externalization” of occult concepts as well. Taking what was once considered “privileged information” for the initiated few and making it commonplace. Just recently, a horror movie came out under the very name “As Above So Below“, which is apparently set in the ancient underground tunnels of Paris, and not only features this occult phrase as it’s title, but also features a picture of the “inverted man” imagery even in the film’s preview, a symbol often connected to both Kabbalah and the infamous “protocols of Zion”.
At first glance, I assumed the movie was probably just borrowing the phrase for a name, because it’s “catchy” and probably sounded cool for a movie about demons and monsters hunting people in the Parisian catacombs. But after reading some reviews, it’s quite clear that the movie does in fact promote occult concepts and ideals, as the main protagonists are archeologists searching for the fabled “Philosopher’s Stone” of alchemic lore. As one reviewer states: “In the catacombs is where the major scares happen as the unique enclosed spaces encompasses the user with a sense of dread and almost pity for the explorers. As they delve deeper into the catacombs and come across a ‘secret’ passage they delve even further, much deeper until the point of no return. It is here that the film really takes on a life of its own, adding a unique twist on the vision of hell we all know and love. The only way to escape for the adventurers is to simply push on, as they go further and further they eventually learn that the philosophers stone is not only their only means of survival, but the only way they can escape Hell.”
For the Biblically discerning, it can be understood that Alchemy and the “Philosopher’s Stone” are in fact both total occult pursuits at their core, the surface meaning of it being some medieval endeavor to turn base metals into gold serving as merely a metaphor or code-language for the true mission, to achieve immortality via sorcery. This occult quest, and it’s connection to modern times, is laid out with incredible precision in the amazing documentary by Gonz Shimura titled “Age of Deceit 2: Alchemy and the Rise of the Beast Image” (available for free!), and I highly recommend it.
Anyways, it should come as no surprise that these things are ever-increasingly being injected into the subconscious (and now, the full on conscious) minds of the masses, but it still rattles me when I see things like movies coming out with titles which essentially encapsulate the entire gospel according to Satan. What’s next, a movie called “Do what thou will is the whole of the Law”…? (Oh wait, Jay-Z has already being wearing hoodies sporting that very saying for years now…)
But that is what is really at the heart of “as above / so below”, as a philosophy, as a mantra. Do what you please, because up is the new down, and down is the new up. Right is wrong, wrong is right. Heaven is hell, hell is heaven. God is the devil, the devil is god. It’s not just some cliché sounding axiom, but honestly it’s what so many people in the current generation are embracing and living their lives by. It is the message of the serpent in the Garden. “You won’t die, your eyes will be opened and you will really live…” Death is life, life is death. That makes sense, right? After all, once your “perspective is reimagined” and “conventional thought is turned upside-down, the mind, soars”….