reply to post by QueenofSpades
Well in the mythological sense I can see your correlation.
Satan = Prometheus
From that angle your thesis can be supported, mankind has viewed Prometheus as a hero of men, bringing them knowledge of the gods; and Prometheus'
story came from the story of Satan's "fall", but when you get into the scriptural version the thesis will fall apart.
Almighty God, the Creator of the physical and spiritual realms and all life found within those realms (Lucifer then Satan included); is the Creator of
good and evil.
How did God create evil?
By defining what was good through His word (logos).
Thinking in agreement with God that "my way" (thoughts which oppose God's defined "right/good way") is selfish/evil and focuses on my needs and what
seems right to me in vanity. To think in any way that opposes God's definition of the "right/good way" creates evil in existence.
We were created natural, and as such we were created subjects to vanity (my way of thinking is right, other people's way of thinking is wrong), we
were created with physical needs which require selfish thinking to acquire the items needed to survive physically (food, water, entertainment, shelter
Our carnal, natural mind is hostile to God's definition of good (God is right) and evil (I am right), it was designed by God to oppose Him naturally.
We were created to repent (change how you think by choice) from carnal thinking (my way is right) to spiritual thinking (God's way is right), to
transform our minds by the renewing of the spirit to think in agreement and unity with the mind of God (Holy Spirit).
We know Lucifer the archangel rebelled against God and became known as "adversary" (Satan). What did he rebel against?
God's definition of right and wrong (good and evil) and God's purpose for the creation of physical mankind (to become Elohim).
Lucifer lifted his own way of thinking (my way is right, God's way is wrong) above that of God's; the created (Satan) claiming to be more
knowledgeable/righteous then the Creator (God). He wanted to usurp the authority of Almighty God (law giver, definer of right and wrong) and place
his way of thinking (survival of the fittest, the powerful should rule over the weak etc.) as lawful/right.
Knowing God would create mankind as a selfish carnal opposing mind by nature and for a great purpose; it was not hard for Satan to convince Adam and
Eve to agree with his way of thinking (I am right; God is wrong). Satan convinced Adam and Eve that they can be the lawgivers/rulers, they can
determine for themselves what is right and wrong (good and evil); they can possess in themselves the knowledge of good and evil determination. Just
as mankind was created to do, Adam and Eve sinned (transgressed the law of God) ate of the food (spiritual food) offered by Satan and decided that God
is no longer the lawgiver over mankind; man is (as influenced by Satan, the god of this age).
God allowed mankind the last 6000 years (this age) to determine for themselves what is right and wrong (good and evil); that is the purpose of the
present age, where all mankind lives according to "what seems right to me" in vanity; with 7 billion different definitions of good and evil resulting
in chaos (Satan's way of thinking).
Soon this age will end, and a 1000 year age will begin. Where mankind does not live "according to what seems right to them" in vanity (Satan will be
put away and no longer able to influence the thoughts of man); all will be ruled by the Kingdom of God and learn how to think like God (God's way),
repenting of 7 billion "my ways" resulting in unity and peace in all minds coming into agreement with God's one true definition of good and evil
Satan can be viewed as a hero to mankind in this age because of our nature, if you agree presently with his knowledge brought to mankind in the garden
His knowledge was; you do not have to agree with God's definition of right and wrong (laws), you can create your own definition of right and wrong
(laws) according to your will (vanity). This is true, however he mixed in a lie following this truth; he said you will not surely die if you agree
with my knowledge (create your own laws) and God's word says the punishment for sin (breaking of God's laws of right and wrong thinking) is death.
Satan's desire is for mankind to agree with his way of thinking (view him as a hero) and die as a result in chaos, so they cannot become greater then
he is (Elohim) according to the plan of God for the creation of His family (Elohim). There is a plan and Satan looses. All truth will be known in
God's perfect timing; this is not the age of salvation, that occurs primarily in the age to follow.
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