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Is not the strength of injustice only a remnant of justice?
Is not absolute injustice absolute weakness
A house that is divided against itself cannot stand; two men who quarrel
detract from one another’s strength, and he who is at war with himself is the
enemy of himself and the gods. Not wickedness therefore, but semi-wickedness
flourishes in states, –a remnant of good is needed in order to make union in
action possible,– there is no kingdom of evil in this world.
Question: "How is Satan god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)?"
Answer: The phrase “god of this world” (or “god of this age” [NKJV]) indicates that Satan is the major influence on the mind-set expressed by the ideals, opinions, goals, hopes and views of the majority of people. His areas of influence also encompass the world’s philosophies, education, and commerce. The thoughts, ideas, speculations and false religions of the world are under his control and have sprung from his lies and deceptions.
Similar titles are found elsewhere in Scripture concerning Satan. Satan is called the "prince of the power of the air" in Ephesians 2:2. He is called the "ruler of this world" in John 12:31. These titles, and many more attributed to Satan throughout Scripture, signify his capabilities. To say, for example, that Satan is the "prince of the power of the air" is to signify that in some way he rules over the world and the people in it.
They must not represent slaves, or bullies, or cowards, drunkards,
or madmen, or blacksmiths, or neighing horses, or bellowing bulls, or sounding
rivers, or a raging sea. A good or wise man will be willing to perform good and
wise actions, but he will be ashamed to play an inferior part which he has never
practiced; and he will prefer to employ the descriptive style with as little imitation
as possible. The man who has no self-respect, on the contrary, will imitate
anybody and anything; sounds of nature and cries of animals alike; his whole
performance will be imitation of gesture and voice.
Originally posted by BigBrotherDarkness
Religion can be used to make any point you want it to make, an excuse to fight for any cause, and a scapegoat for taking personal responsibility for ones choices. Rarely, does it actually get used for self introspection and personal growth, it's often used to justify pointing a finger and automatically having millions of the same faith behind you when you do it.
Originally posted by Sinny
Satan does not exist.
Lucifer is the bearer of light.
The bearer of *free will*
Where would we be without free will?
So, would you imply then that there is a sort of cosmological justice, or 'Gods Will' that comes in the form of justice either by forms of manifest or intervention?
I'm not sure if I subscribe to the predestined soul theory.
Also, that's a lot of 'revelations' to take place for all the wrongs to be righted and then acknowledged or the other way around... even then to future wrongs that may arise from the previous being righted. How can all truths be accepted when our very vision is prone to blinding us?