posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 06:58 AM
Continued from above.
“First of all the deathless gods who dwell on Olympus made a golden race of mortal men who lived in the time of Cronos when he was reigning in
heaven. And they lived like gods without sorrow of heart, remote and free from toil and grief: miserable age rested not on them; but with legs and
arms never failing they made merry with feasting beyond the reach of all evils. When they died, it was as though they were overcome with sleep, and
they had all good things; for the fruitful earth unforced bare them fruit abundantly and without stint. They dwelt in ease and peace upon their lands
with many good things, rich in flocks and loved by the blessed gods. But after earth had covered this generation -- they are called pure spirits
dwelling on the earth, and are kindly, delivering from harm, and guardians of mortal men; for they roam everywhere over the earth, clothed in mist and
keep watch on judgements and cruel deeds, givers of wealth; for this royal right also they received;” (Hesiod, works and days)
These chthonic god and spirits essentially become the source of god worship on earth after the flood and explains why God was so adamant about not
speaking to the dead or worshiping other gods. In Deuteronomy 32:16-17 Moses tells us about the beginning of this new age after the Tower of Babel.
“They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.”This becomes
the Babylonian world system that promulgates through the ancient near east forming the worship of the Baals and is carried over to all parts of the
world where we find the ziggurats. This trunk of the old cosmic tree remained intact until Jesus arrived on Earth and uprooted it putting an end to
this Babylonian epoch.
In the works of Eusebius, his Praeparatio Evangelica writes of the former world and the new world beginning with the “death of pan”.
Eusebius on the demon spirits of the old gods…
“THESE then, being certain daemons who dwell about the earth and underground, and haunt the heavy and cloudy atmosphere over the earth, and have
been condemned, for causes which we shall afterwards allege, to inhabit this dark and earthly abode, love to dwell in graves and monuments of the dead
and in all loathsome and impure matter, and delight in bloodshed and gore and the bodies of animals of all kinds, and in the exhalation from the fumes
of incense and of vapours rising out of the earth. These and their rulers, who are certain powers of the air, or of the nether world, having observed
that the human race was grovelling low about the deification of dead men, and spending its labour very zealously upon sacrifices and savours which
were to them most grateful, were ready at hand as supporters and helpers of this delusion; and gloating over the miseries of mankind, they easily
deceived silly souls by certain movements of the carved images, which had been consecrated by them of old in honour of the departed, and by the
illusions produced by oracles, and by the cures of bodies, which these same daemons were secretly ravaging by their own operation, and then again
releasing the men and letting them go free from suffering.
Hereby they the more drove the superstitious headlong into supposing sometimes that they were heavenly powers and certain real gods, and at other
times that they were the souls of the deified heroes.
From this cause the belief in the polytheistic error began now to be regarded by the multitude as something greater and more venerable, as their
thought passed from what was visible to the invisible nature of those who were hidden in the statues, and so confirmed the delusion more strongly.”
(Praeparatio Evangelica chapter 2)
Eusebius then goes on to describe the death of Pan from the accounts of Plutarch…
“'Now with regard to the death of such beings, I have heard a story from a man who was no fool nor braggart. For the father of Aemilianus the
rhetorician, whose hearers some of us have been, was Epitherses, my fellow citizen and grammar-master. He said that once on a voyage to Italy he
embarked in a ship carrying merchandise and many passengers: and at evening off the Echinades the wind dropped, and the ship drifted and came near to
Paxi; that most of them were awake, and were drinking after they had supped. And suddenly a voice was heard from the island Paxi, some one calling
aloud on Thamus, so that they were amazed. For Thamus was the pilot, an Egyptian, not even known by name to many of those on board. Though called
twice however, he kept silence, but the third time he answered him that called. He then raised his voice higher and said, "When thou art come off
Pelodes, announce that the Great Pan is dead." (Praeparatio Evangelica chapter 17)
There was a very real consequence to this death of Pan. The former epoch of Babylon where the Rephaim, the Titans of old, gave boon to man ended upon
Jesus’s arrival. At the declaration of this death of Pan the oracles ceased, inspiring Plutarchs work on “the cessation of the oracles”. It goes
further than this though, Christians are actually blamed for this as Eusebius relates...
“Nor, since the divine power of our Saviour in the Gospel shone forth like light upon all men, is any man now so mad as to dare to propitiate the
murderous and bloodthirsty and misanthropic and inhuman daemons by the murder of his best-beloved, and by the slaughter of men in sacrifices, such as
the sages and kings of old, being verily possessed by daemons, loved to practice.
But with regard to the fact that the evil daemons no longer have any power to prevail since our Saviour's advent among men, the very same author who
is the advocate of the daemons in our time, in his compilation against us, bears witness by speaking in the following manner:
[PORPHYRY] 'And now they wonder that for so many years the plague has attacked the city, Asclepius and the other gods being no longer resident among
us. For since Jesus began to be honoured, no one ever heard of any public assistance from the gods.'
This is Porphyry's statement in his very words. If then, according to this confession, 'since Jesus began to be honoured no one ever heard of any
public assistance from the gods, because neither Asclepius nor the other gods were any longer resident,' what ground is there henceforth for the
opinion that they are gods and heroes?” (Praeparatio Evangelica chapter 1)
Thus begins our modern world of skepticism over the tales of the past. We are at this time free from this old world, but this is not the last world.
There is still yet one more battle, a prophecy, and short return of the old world.