Scripture Reading: Isaiah 44:9 “They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.”
“Oh say can you see” is the first line in The Star Spangled Banner, and Francis Scott Key meant for it to mean patriotic pride after a ferocious all-night battle in the War of 1812, their flag was still visible “by the dawn's early light.” The Spirit of 1776, in the form of a flag, reflected what White Christian Americans were willing to die for, namely our freedom to worship Jesus and not be ruled by tyrants. “And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!” Mt. 17:29. When Jesus was abducted in the middle of the night by a mob of shameless hypocrites, the Cross of Calvary is still seen by those who have eyes to see its glory after the dawn of 2000 years. This translation of the KJV is a mockery as well, in that Jesus was not king of the jews, that is, the non-Israelite Edomite Pharisees, but rather King of the Judahites and thus Israel.
From an anonymous quote I found years ago: “I see said the blind man as he opened his Bible.” A closed Bible availeth very little. The sights and sounds that Jesus spoke of in Luke were figures of speech. It was no more literal than Romans 11:25, “that blindness in part is happened to Israel.” The “blindness” was a hardening of the heart of which the good news of the Gospels could not enter a man. Thus, Jesus was speaking to His inner circle who would be receptive after being under the present influence of the Lord's teaching about Himself. Even though their faith was weak and wavering, they got a glimpse of His Divinity. It must have sunk so deep into their hearts, that they made the transition from physical sight to spiritual sight. They were blessed beyond measure. We find a lesson in Mark 8:24 in which a blind man, who was not born that way, was healed by Jesus. “Regaining his sight he said, I see people, but they look like trees walking." Interestingly, there are some who place more significance on the tree as “people”, than the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden. If we were to point out a parallel of these trees, which not everyone will see, they represent a prejudice and presumption that prevents them from seeing the intents and purposes of God. The first sin and thus the Fall of man stems from the presumption that there would be no repercussions. Eve thought, 'well, this isn't going to kill me' (Gen. 3:4-5). God knew she would disobey Him and He said, “Your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods.” Is that a good thing? Small 'g' gods are never good and you can never mix good with evil. The Fall of man was a curse, a combination of positive and negative, which results in a spiritual short circuit, the loss of immortality. Likewise, the healed blind man saw walking trees as such, because the restoration of sight was not immediate; he was seeing things in a state of confusion; obscured yet with imperfection.
There is nothing like time consuming distractions to prevent God's people from properly learning and teaching God's Laws for the family and nation. God's grace and laws are the backbone of His Kingdom. If we are not focused on and dedicated to this Scriptural principle we lose most if not all of our calling to be stewards for righteousness in the Earth. Trying to repel supposed invisible devils, haunting ghosts, so called psychic fields or sci-fi lizard people is worse than a distraction. It is embracing false doctrine of which the Scriptures have much to warn against.
God's written Word tells us that there is no Big Devil Demon, Satanic Cosmic Mind, or King Serpent Lizard Man who is The Prince of This World. These ever popular but imaginary "trouble makers" are not taught anywhere in God's Word. Even when the Scriptures do mention ‘satan’ that word has to be correctly defined. This is the Hebrew word saw-tawn, which means adversary and it is used in many different Scripture applications and verses. It is merely a regular normal noun. However, when the translators of our English Bible capitalized this word from ‘satan’ (adversary) to “Satan” then a personal identity was thrust into the dictionary definition of that word. But nonetheless, there surely is an evil presence that has been an adverse force against Godly righteousness since recorded time.
If any book of the Scriptures is riddled and loaded with allegories, it's the book of Revelation. God Almighty never intended us to apply literal meanings to something that is figurative in its context.
People use all manner of metaphors in their daily walk, (paint the town red, cat got your tongue, I’m just dying to do that, etc) and realize those terms for what they are. But when they read from the Book of Revelation about "Satan", for some reason they have a difficult time realizing the obvious truth that this is symbolism in a poetic license of expression. But why should there be such an almost universal mystic esoteric perception concerning the word "satan" in the Scriptures? Surely this has taken place because of the constant bombardment, generation after generation, on the part of denominational theology's relentless insistence that "the Devil is going to get them". People want a "Devil", and, by God, they will have him because in Revelation 12:9 we know that the "Fallen Angel" was cast out of heaven. This may be the most often misquoted verse in the Scriptures used by "Devil/demon" believers to support their position that a literal Devil named Satan is a "second-in-command spirit being", the arch angel in heaven, who rebelled against God Almighty.
I have been Christian Identity since 1976, but I am not Dual Seedline. I have read just about every expositor for this theory and have come to the conclusion that a bit of a theological shell game has been played upon the casual observer “at a glance.” It is not (IMHO) the two seeds [sic] of Gen. 3:15 that carry this theory, but rather the idea of a supernatural being acting as the only adversary to God who created what we know today as jews. Without this supernatural character, the whole Dual Seedline theory collapses. I put the [sic] after the word “seeds”, because it is a poor translation from the KJV and suggests that spirit beings, otherwise known as angels, can arbitrarily change to physical beings, biologically having a reproductive capacity. There is no biblical foundation for this assumption. Within Dual Seedline itself there are variations of opinion as to what actually impregnated Eve.
It is assumed that just because the words "Satan" and "Devil" are incorporated into the Masoretic text, that proves the existence of a literal supernatural being. However, if we probe a little deeper into Scripture to see who or what is the principle of temptation in the case of both Jesus and Eve, we will discover something that cannot be easily dismissed or passed off as mere coincidence. To understand what tempts man, we must search scripture for an answer (to see whether it is a personification of evil called "Satan" or something else). I believe the answer is found in I John 2:16 which says, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." The "Satan" or "Devil" is not mentioned as having anything to do with "All that is in the world." What this tells us is that all temptations of evil are of this terrestrial world.
Jesus said, “Think not that I came to destroy the Law or the prophets” Mt. 5:16. He was referring to the veracity of the Old Testament, which we call the Scriptures. When the New Testament refers to the Scriptures, it is pointing to the Law and the prophets. Therefore, the Old Testament establishes the truth about demons and/or evil spirits and the laws pertaining to them. However, what Jesus told us not to think about or consider has been thought about and considered. People have destroyed the laws against idols and idolatry through a change in language and culture.
It can be shown quite convincingly that the demons and evil spirits of the Old Testament were nothing more than mere idols. I Samuel is a good example of these terms being interchangeable through the experiences of King Saul. Revelation 9:20 also equivocates “The works of their hands” with “devils” or “demons”, rather than supernatural entities. At the time of Christ, the pagan belief in demons was rampant and even Israelite societies were rife with sacrificing to idols. It was a perfect time for the arrival of the Messiah to pop their pagan bubbles. It was a time in which Israelites thought they were worshipping the one true God of Israel when, in fact, they drifted far away from the original worship their patriarchs practiced.
The scriptural fact is that God did NOT identify these "sons of God" as "angels", but rather "man" and "flesh" (Gen. 6:3,7), and if they had been "angels", their conduct would hardly fit the definition of the Hebrew word "malak". The scriptural fact is that these "sons of God" were mere, mortal men, "judges" or otherwise (Gen. 6:3,7), who reverted to paganism ("took unto them wives of the daughters of men" meaning they embraced paganism), and, thereby, became "hypocrites" ("one who feigns to be what he is not; especially, one who pretends to be pious, virtuous, etc. without really being so." Further confirmation is found in the succeeding scripture:
"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth and it grieved him at his heart." (Gen. 6:5,6)
What prompted this subject was a book I started to read and a movie I saw called "The Possessed". The book, like so many others, starts with a false assumption about satan. The movie, like so many others of its genre, reinforces the church establishment's position on evil, which misplaces fear of the Lord with fear of the devil. Why is it that there are so many people vehement in their belief about a "Satan"? Some people believe sin became carnel or incarnate. The exegesis of satan will be found in our study of satan in context to the entire Bible. When we read the 12th chapter of Revelation, there is a lot of figurative language. We know that by interpreting this chapter in a literal sense, we get a lot of bad theology. In verse 7, it reads: "there was war in heaven". Does this mean the abode of God?
The controversy over the subject of satan continues to escalate from certain quarters who demand war and death for those who disagree with them. Some have become so enamored with their so called “Satan” that they have resorted to lemming-like imprecatory prayers against the imaginary. As a necessary equilibrium for down-to-earth Christian theology, I was compelled by the Holy Spirit to provide an alternative imprecatory for a proper exegesis of satanic-related metaphors in contradistinction to the religious hysteria of the literal Judaic ‘pro-Satan’ crowd. Let me reiterate, after dozens of commentaries, that those of us who do not subscribe to the judeo version of a creature called “Satan”, does not mean that the subject of satan or its permutations has no meaning in the Bible. Indeed, it does and that is the intent of this prayer.
What seems to be important to us isn't necessarily on the front burner for other people in our Movement. So we need to examine priorities and find the unity that will motivate us to reprioritize a singleness of purpose and overcome the stumbling blocks that splinter us historically and spiritually. You may recognize this title from the often repeated 'Suppose We are Israel - What Difference Does It Make?'. It's a good question, especially if some people put forth a proposition that is paramount to their ideology.
When discussing 'satan', we are not dealing with something as tangible as a race of people claiming to be the Israel of scriptures. In essence, the nuclear message of Christian Identity has always been predicated on the reality of people fulfilling a certain role. The thing that is frustrating our Movement, more than anything right now, is the identification of jews in a proper biblical perspective. Some go so far as to say that you can't understand the Word of God or what's going on in the world unless you accept the satanic seedline of jews.
After the classroom hypothesis of supposing satan as a supernatural reality, we are forced to admit that this notion follows the historical theology of dualism and lends itself to the theory of the dual seedlines, or the belief in the satanic origins of jews. This is not an established fact, although Identity seedliners have fused an established world jewish conspiracy with an unestablished cosmic satanic conspiracy.
The Christian Identity community is facing an identity crisis over this 'satan' issue. Who are we . . . as a movement? We know who contemporary jews are, just using the biblical definition of an antichrist. Why do we need to go beyond scriptural parameters and attach extraterrestrial genetics of cosmic evil to the earthly biological enemies of God? Jews may be the epitome of wickedness, but I haven't heard of any devil gene discovered in their DNA.
Have you ever lost something and turned your place upside down trying to find it? And then in futility gave up, only finding it a minute later. Of course, it's the last place you would think to look. Have you ever looked for something in the Bible and opened it to the exact page where it was? Sometimes we cannot find something without God's help, although it is the glory of God to conceal a thing (Prov. 25:2). Likewise, it is the honor of kings to search out a matter.
I'd like to address two issues which are strangely interrelated. The first is the lost sheep of the house of Israel and the other is the supernatural. The latter subject conjures up all sorts of paranormal manifestations, but the truth is: there is only one source for all realities, whether it's walking on water or UFO's. As we take a glance at the history of the White race, we can notice a plethora of cultural mythologies and chronic superstitions.
Part 1: Suppose Satan is Real; What Difference Does it Make? Indulging in the hypothesis of a personified supernatural incarnation of the devil leads to contradictions and chaos of scriptures.
Part 2: What if Satan Isn't real? Can Christianity Survive? Entertaining the idea that other people are our adversaries in life, not silly manifestations of cosmic evil, will go a long way in preserving True Christianity.
I recently had the pleasure of using the word 'antichrist' and was surprised by the backlash of knee-jerk reactions coupled with a lack of appreciation for biblical intent. Most adherents of Christian Identity are not fooled by the eschatology of novocain theology, such as the Rapture and its subsequent terms of endearment like the Great Tribulation and the Antichrist; meaning, of course, some future individual World Dictator as the incarnation of Satan, whose purpose would be to kill the saints of Christ through all the supernatural powers of evil at his disposal. There are variations of what constitutes this Antichrist, depending upon what denominational baggage each church carries.
Identity maintains its position along with the contention of the Protestant Reformation, that the antichrist of scripture was not one man, but a mighty system or organization of men animated by one spirit or motivation. The scriptures give a clear, uncluttered definition of antichrist as anyone who rejects the deity of Christ. Because the word antichrist has become such a buzzword, it could just as well be called anti-messiah, anti-anointed without all the emotional preconditioning.
It might behoove us to really know what this word 'evil' means for us in this day and age, because of such rampant reversals of morality. However, whatever epoch of history, God's standards of right and wrong remains constant and unchanging. Otherwise, we wouldn't have the prophetic flip-flop of people calling good evil and evil good. In Christian Identity we are reviled and called evil because of how we identify evil. I'm sure this message on evil would be regarded as evil by the evil people we expose.
"With all thy getting get understanding" (Proverbs 4:7). Why is an understanding of evil important to us? The answer is to identify and avoid it, if not to eliminate it altogether.
What if there was a bumper sticker that said ‘I brake for evil’?
Think about it. When confronted with evil, how many people slow down
to avoid a collision? Good and evil banging into each other! I’d say
that most people don’t want to deal with evil directly. After all,
most people aren’t dragon slayers, muckrakers or whistle blowers. And
the Bible says, “Have no thought for tomorrow, [because] each days own
evil is sufficient” Mt. 6:34. Isn’t that the truth!
Have you noticed that we get a steady diet of ‘breaking news’ almost
every day and it’s usually something evil? If a reporter said, “Evil
is breaking out everywhere… film at eleven”, it would hardly raise an
eyebrow, because we are saturated with it. We have been conditioned
and programmed and thus brainwashed to be oblivious or silent about
evil. It’s interesting that the proverbial ‘hear no evil – see no evil
– speak no evil’ are monkeys.
As the world goes to hell in these last days of the end times, many people shall be running around like chickens with their heads cut off. And as Daniel 12:4 prophesied, "Knowledge shall be increased." Our society is no longer agrarian or industrial, but boy do we have a lot of information. There are people who have been organizing conspiracies for a long, long time and keep their machinations hidden like a needle in a haystack. However, God gives the Bible-believing Christian instructions on how to find the truth. "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter" (Prov. 25:2). In other words, it's possible to find out who the most powerful antichrists are and what they're doing. As Babylon manifests itself for the final time, God's revelation of it is shrouded in mystery. It defies explanation or being fully understood by human reason, but with the Word of God, we can identify the magick of occult societies and the satanic deception they practice.