posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 09:39 PM
First, as an academically-induced Christian, which resulted after decades of scripture research and comparative history/archeology, Pat Robertson is,
as even those without research backgrounds might guess, "dead wrong".
Satan is, strictly speaking, the angel of death. It was Mastema who refused to serve humanity and who decided to overtly lead a very naïve early
people to their own destruction. So, yeah, with a sort of timeless knowledge under his belt, did al satan know what he was doing? Hell, yes, and I
mean it in that way.
Hallow-een, which is shorthand for Hallowed Evening, (E'en was used in poetry for evening up until the late 1800's), began as a tribute to dead
relatives, who those early humans figured were already with God and who could put I a good word for them in Heaven. (And who couldn't use a little
extra help now and again. Couldn't hurt to ask, right?) Many Asian cultures still view it in this way.
Except this wasn't right. The Bible text actually tells us that when we die, we "sleep". Zero idea if this involves dreaming, but I like to agree with
Socrates' idea of "perchance to dream". If not, nothing lost.
But those who are awakened by true mediums in all the ancient texts don't seem very happy about it, at all. Some even reproach, "Why have you awakened
me before the appointed time?!" So, as far as Christians asserting that when we die, we zip straight up into Heaven or straight into hell, that does
not at all seem to be the case, even in Revelations (the folks under the altar). In fact, Christ mentions this fact several times (when he brings back
several dead, including Lazarus), and especially when he himself returns from the dead. It really is pretty clear...no one wakes up until the final
judgment, or at least not without special permission. What is supposed to happen to most of us are the two resurrections; those in the first are of
God, those in the second are not. Either way, we all stand upon the lake of glass to hear the verdict.
In all of the ancient texts, Egyptian, Syrian, and Persian included, there is only ONE type of spirit that is given the nod to exist outside of the
corporeal body after physical death...the nephilim. They were born of eternal spirit into worldly bodies. Even before they died, God reprimanded their
angel fathers, Don't you know what you have done? Your sons are eternal in spirit (of angels) but are born corrupted (of the fallen humans and you,
fallen spirits). Their bodies will rot. Once they are out of their bodies, they can never enter Heaven. They are doomed to wander the earth without
form for eternity.
And this is what Jesus encounters when he meets Legion. A whole pack of them are hanging out inside of a very unfortunate guy.
Hasn't anyone ever wondered why Christ casts them out into pigs and then WHY these possessed pigs then throw themselves into the ocean and drown
Seems frigging bizarre, doesn't it?
It would seem that, once these dead nephilim possess something/someone, they can't leave without the order of God or death itself. Christ ordered them
out of the man and into the pigs. Once in the pigs, their only way out was to kill the pigs. So the demons ran the pigs into the ocean to drown. And
we know this to be the case because Christ tells them to return to the desert once he casts them into the pigs. But the pigs don't run hundreds of
miles into the sand...they kill themselves. (The pig farmer and surrounding farmers are so angry about this that they order Christ to leave, worried
that he will make their livestock also drown themselves.)
Moreover, the nephilim immediately recognize Christ for who he is, and Christ tells them to shut up...literally shut the guys mouth about who he
is...to not tell anyone. They cannot refuse. Then he reprimands them, to which they answer that, He knows that they will be shortly judged and
destroyed at the end of time, so can't he cut them a break, in the grand scheme of things? So, Christ does, but with provisions.
These disembodied spirits are labeled time and time again by different names by dozens and dozens of cultures, but the west knows them best as demons,
or daemons. Some call them genies, which is a derivation of a much older word for demon.
Salomon knew them very well, thanks to his Egyptian wife who led him very far astray. And what he did led to what is still going on today. But, if you
read, it is not Salomon's sons from whom Jesus is descended, even though both came from David. Not at all. Salomon's line is very different, indeed,
being the second son of ill-gotten Bathsheba. Salomon was wise to be sure, but he was spiritually broken. (The first son was taken by God at birth,
Salomon's older brother, as God lays claim to all of the first-born, as was laid out by the early Jews. As God said, "I did not tell you to make
sacrifices to me, but since you do, I lay claim to the first and the best", or thereabouts.)
I could go on for months about all of this. However, the point of the OP's thread is that a televangelist, who exists first and foremost to put bread
on his ministry's table, says that Halloween is satan worship is very indirect bunk, and it is very misleading. The real story is so much more
interesting. There is more than one devil. In fact, there are at least 201, some more notorious than others. Plus their hybrid, undead kids.
I don't see Pat screaming about Christmas trees, though, which are very pagan in some quarters. (Some see it as the representation of the tree of
knowledge, which is great, while others haul it in their houses year after year not understanding or realizing that, without intent, they are acting
in a very pagan manner. Mindlessness will often lead to downfall, in all quarters of life.)
What one rarely sees in televangelists, though, is a studied answer to, "Who is satan?"
The answer to that question is so much more complicated than what they have told us.
And it is part od the greatest story ever told in the history of humankind.