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Originally posted by jonthedit
I was going to reply in full, but as soon as I starting getting "close minded vibes" from this thread, I realized you had your mind set.
how about the incarnation of satan? just as lucifer incarnated. He will aim to destroy spirituality by explaining it away. He will do so as a writer. He will have the ability to create supernatural events, but then know how to give them a reductively scientific explanation.
The theme of the Serpent (Gen.3) is returned to by Paul (2 Cor.11:3; cf. 1 Tim.2:14), but it is not until Rev. 12:9 (cf. 20:2) that the Serpent is identified with Satan. Indeed it is from Rev.12 (another very difficult passage) that most of the teaching about Satan from the NT is based. Yet once again we fail to find any statement about Satan's origin, nor does it tell us when he fell, as it probably does not refer to his original fall from Heaven.16 While it is commonly thought that a third of the angels fell with him and became demons ('a third of the stars' - 12:4), all that John might have intended to indicate was that it was a great number.17
What then can we say with the support of Biblical evidence about the origin of Satan and demons? From Job 1:6 we know that Satan was an angel, and was therefore created by God (Gen.1:1; Col.1:16) sometime in the Creation week (Job 38:7). The NT hints very strongly that Satan's fall was through pride (I Tim.3:6) and Jesus stated that he was a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44). No distinction can be made, as Pember claimed, between 'angels' and 'spirits' in Acts 23:9, as these words are spoken by Pharisees and are obviously based on their traditions. Of all the theories of demons discussed above the one that fits the small amount of data available best is that they are angels who followed Satan in a rebellion against God. Passages such as Matt.25:41 'The Devil and his angels' (cf. Rev.12:9) and Mark 3:20-30 prove beyond reasonable doubt that 'the Devil's angels' = 'demons'. The only alternative would be a dualism of God and Satan. Beyond these basic facts all else is speculation.
You are correct -- one clarification: Jesus and the Apostles plus the Gnostics were martyred for preaching that Yahweh, the god of the Jews, is actually Satan. It could be said that this has been one of the biggest cover-ups in human history.
Many Shambra's who are "waking up" or, what I refer to as activating your kundalini learn new information.
(kuṇḍalinī, Sanskrit: कुण्डलिनी, Tamil : வாலை, Thai: กุณฺฑลินี) literally means coiled. In yoga, a "corporeal energy" - an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force or Shakti, lies coiled at the base of the spine. It is envisioned either as a goddess or else as a sleeping serpent, hence a number of English renderings of the term such as 'serpent power'.
according to esoteric Christianity, Jesus Christ lived on Earth in the middle of the history of the cosmos. his life represents the great turning point in history
41 You do the works of your father.”"
They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God.”
42 Therefore Jesus said to them, "“If God were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven’t come of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why don’t you understand my speech? Because you can’t hear my word. 44 You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn’t stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father. 45 But because I tell the truth, you don’t believe me. 46 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 He who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don’t hear, because you are not of God.”"
48 Then the Jews answered him, “Don’t we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?”
John chapter 8