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Satan or Lucifer 

 The term Satan first appears in the Bible in the books of the Chronicles, attributed to Ezra in the 400 BC timeframe, and in the book of Job from roughly the same timeframe. Both are in time located a few centuries past Isaiah. The term devil, in contrast, appears only in the New Testament. 

The New testament

The New Testament was written during the 1st Century under the shadow, and no doubt also the 'guidance,' of Rome, and was edited for two more centuries. 

References to an entity called, the devil, are numerous all across the New Testament, suggesting that the devil mythology was implanted into it as a psychological warfare element in the service of Rome, in order to aid it becoming an empire, whereby the devil-mythology itself became one of the critical foundations of the entire mythology of empire and its self-claimed freedom to inflict suffering on any scale it desires in the service of its vices. 

The Roman Christian Religion and its platform of mythological dogmas, became on this path a critical symbiotic psychological component of empire that essentially justifies the existence of empire, for which it literally usurped Christianity. In this context, from the 3rd Century on, the Bishop of Rome, who became known as the Pope, claimed primacy over all the Bishops in the world, and thereby over all Christians on the planet. He does so on the basis that he is the successor of Saint Peter of whom Jesus is to have said that he would be the rock upon which he, the Christ, would build his Church, according to the 'Roman' texts.
 
Judaism, didn't follow this course. It is nevertheless loved in the halls of empire, if indeed it didn't become the modern driving force of empire itself and at the same time also its victim. With a long history of the circumcision to its credit it became a perfect slave to empire and an ideal promoter of the disabling circumcision in all the regions that empire aims to control, with the USA being its latest victim.
 
Naturally, the masters of empire, who have had a long history in controlling religion, do also control the sciences, and debilitate both as much as they are able. One factor that is carefully hidden in the sciences is the widely evident fact that the Universe is actively powered by vast electric energy streams, which are officially deemed not to exist. One obvious reason is that if mankind ever utilized this energy resource, the resulting technological and economic renaissance would wipe the mythology of empire off the map. Another reason might be, that the wider recognition of it would reveal the astrophysical cause of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and its link to the circumcision that is crippling the world in the present age, and with it the devil mythology, which are the two most-critical mythological components that empire stands on. Thus both aspects remain well concealed, and by the church protected.
 
In this context Lucifer has indeed a real face in the world as the Father of Lies, which the Roman church became in the service of empire, even while the Roman church became the prime preserver of the Christ event in Christian history. All that we know about the Christ event, with few exceptions, came to us through one single source, the church that was owned by Rome,  by the imperial center that was establishing itself to become the greatest empire of all time. 

The key concern of Rome was to gain the tightest control over society that was ever achieved, which is still the primary concern of empire to the present day. In this context truth had little value, as is still the case. Since the God-crowned royal humanity that Christ Jesus had demonstrated, was a danger to empire, and was of a type that couldn't be contained by assassination and by the killing orgies in the circuses, the phenomenon needed to be 'managed' by a tight control of the media regarding it, as we have it in modern days, for which the Christian 'church' became established in Roman as the state religion.

Someone may have said to the masters of Rome, 'why do you fight this Christian movement; why not turn it to your advantage?' 

How deeply this 'hot potato' was 'managed' in the 'post-production' editing shop of empire, and how much of the actual truth survived after the politically correct 'adjustment' of the story lines had been applied, will likely never be known. There were twelve disciples with Jesus, but only four gospels were written. The others might have already been dead before anything was written down, and the post-production editing went of for a long time thereafter.

The New Testament wasn't 'finalized' until 200 years past Jesus' time and may some day be called the original Project for Spiritual Freedom, meaning freedom from spirituality, as what is spiritually correct became from henceforth dictated under the law of the infallible Pope. Of course, to those who rule an empire with vast resources and the power to run the show their way, extensive 'unifying adjustments,' as they might be called today, to the life and acts of Christ Jesus, would have likely been applied with ease, and liberally. 

Nevertheless, a profound movement that attributed a new spiritual image to mankind, was started by Christ Jesus at this time, and with such a powerful impact that it scared the hell out of Rome, and also out of the established Jewish religious establishment, especially the local rulers. The spirit that had powered this powerful spiritual movement evidently still remains in the background, and remains imbedded in the edited stories and texts.
 
The perception that a lot of psychologically motivated intervention was applied to the original Christian history of this time is suggested by the usage of the terms Lucifer, Satan, and devil that I referred to before. As I said, the term Lucifer is used only once in the entire Bible, in Isaiah. The term Satan is used only four times in the entire Old Testament (apart from in the book of Job that has more the flavor of a theatrical composition, where the term Satan is used as a concept rather than as the name of an entity). However, once we get into the New Testament, the term Satan is found in great profusion throughout the entire testament, and more so the term Devil, and these terms do refer to an entity there. 

An abrupt and dramatic shift is introduced with the New Testament, as if a subliminal form of Satanism was required, was created, and had its introduction in the New Testament as a brand new terrorizing platform for mass thought-control. This means, for the people, you better bow, or else the devil will get you, though Jesus never did bow to the devil, who, after all, had the divine power to stand in defiance, which you, as an ordinary person do not have. Wow! So, you better pray.

Yes, there exists a doctrine, as some see it, that Lucifer, the rebelling angel that fell from heaven and became Satan, represents a principle that may be termed the Principle of Evil. Under this doctrine Lucifer wields a power over mankind in opposition to God, who, though he cannot win against God, is able to maximize the suffering mankind has to go through before mankind can beat him in his game. Under this doctrine evil is a power equal to God, or at least in principle, but is entropic in nature as its power is being drained away through human suffering.

The Lucifer myth is a powerful one for brainwashing society, to have it not to raise its head and reach for the freedom that is inherent in the humanity of man. The myth says that evil happens in the world by degree of Lucifer - such as the right of an oligarchy to loot society, and that the inflicted suffering by mankind is thereby divinely imposed - is a form of mental terrorism. What a cruel indictment was imposed with that, on mankind? Such terrorism is evidently miles away from the gentle, healing Christ Jesus. No spiritual healer has ever healed anything with terrorism, but with love for God, man, and humanity.
 
Still, the 'adjustment' goes much deeper. The evidence is in the stars.

If you were the master of empire, how would you destroy a significant and profound idea that raises the status of the humanity of mankind to divine height, as Jesus had evidently done, and this so much that it threatened the existence of empire to its very core? How would you deal with that? 

Most likely you would go to the professionals of the game of deception, to the Delphi Oracle, or related institutions. The method that had become perfected by them at this time, involved playing up a game to the extreme, while at the same time destroying it through the back door. This appears to be the method by which the Christ phenomenon was 'managed.' If one has the freedom to manage a script in retrospect, certain items can be adjusted, such as by adjusting the birth and death stories of the subject so that they coincide with known and easily observable astronomical events. 

This apparently happened. The birth date of Jesus appears to have been adjusted to coincide precisely with the conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Venus, which become the Star of Bethlehem, the brightest star ever seen, and so on, or to use the date of the retrogression of Jupiter to combine it with another significant event, or the date of a lunar eclipse to coincide with the day of the crucifixion, and so on. If you are the editor, retrospectively, of historic events, it is easy to adjust time lines and to edit critical events into the stories. And who would dispute your adjustments one or two hundred years after the original time frame? 

The New Testament was in the making for more than two centuries. If today's masters can 'manage' large political events in modern times and launch wars on their basis and get away with it, how much easier would it have been in those earlier days? For example, by aligning the dates of the birth and death of your subject in the published stories, to coincide with known astronomical events, thereby suggesting God's hand in the events - and this is easily done by simply selecting astronomical events for which records have been kept - a clever management team would be able on this basis to create the myth of a God King, and then play up this myth to the utmost within the context of the subject's character. 

On this basis a team of editors could create a leader who stands before the world as God's own Son. Then they would turn around and kill their built-up hero once more in alignment with an other astronomical event, which, as it were, only God could have arranged. Thus, once this was done, the team would have demonstrated to the world that Rome has the power to kill the Son of the very God to whom the heavens have obeyed. And it is precisely this symbol, the symbol of the executed man Christ Jesus nailed to the cross, the defeat of God, the triumph of Rome, which became the symbol of the Roman Church forever and of much of Christianity, rather than the risen Christ who triumphed in unity with God over all the power of the enemy.

 


Christianity

 

However, a clever member of the editing team, would likely go further and edit in another subliminal twist that suggests that Rome couldn't have done this on its own, but had been given the power that it wielded as a surrogate under the will of God. Thus Rome made itself, without ever saying so, the hand of God. Rome became Satan, ordained by the highest divine power. That's the kind of manipulation that Delphi was famous for, for a fee of course.
 
Can any doctrine be more terrifying than what resulted form that this crucifying statement of the death orgy as an identifying symbol? Indeed, the cross symbol ruled that dark ages. Can anything be more powerful for social control, and be more powerful in serving the purposes of empire, and at the same time be more destructive to the identity of the human being? Now compare this cross scene with Salvador Dali's painting of the eternal, unifying, rising and risen Christ - not the doom, but the freedom of mankind in oneness with the divine that embraces all. Had this been the symbold of Christianity the Dar Ages and their train of horrors might have been avoided. But it was designed that way.


Salvador Dalí’s painting The Sacrament of the Last Supper

 

Still, the game didn't stop there. The Trinity was created.

The Trinity establishes a hierarchical isolation that separates God and man. It puts God out of reach and man into the dust, and puts Jesus in the middle as a mediator and interpreter of what the divine truth is. Now, since Jesus was killed by Rome, the emperor assumed the position, or the high priest of the church. It results in a perfect setup for an imperial dictatorship system.

The Rome-created identity of an isolated Christ, and by the same token an infinitely distant God, renders the individual person small, impotent, and disconnected. It isolates the individual, and blocks the human identity. And finally, it takes away all hope by planting evil onto the throne of a surrogate 'divine' entity, against which the human being is like dirt in comparison. It takes away the open door to spiritual development, moral development, and scientific development, with the only hope that remains being located in humble, fervent petitions, called prayer, for mercy, and for individual exemption from the higher order that the individual is being trapped into, by dogma. 

The great cathedrals that sprang up across Europe in later times were monuments to the isolation of God and man, and to the perceived pitiful smallness of a person in the sight of God. In the great cathedral one stands small, isolated, overwhelmed, minuscule. The same method of taking away a person's human identity, worth, stature, and the power to determine its destiny, is increasingly applied in modern times in the cyber-media of electronic gaming and other mind-diminishing controlling enterprises and similar 'politically correct' conditioning. However, during the age of the cathedrals, whether this was by intention or not, greatness in artistry, geometry, and construction caused a dawning sense of awe that brought the peasantry of the society in this age face to face with its divine humanity, since after all, the cathedral was built by man. The cathedral thereby came to light as a human monument - a monument to the creative divine spirit that is a native element of all mankind, and on this path the cathedral caused a cultural transformation in people; the kind of transformation that would take them out of the Roman environment.
 
In the shadow of the Roman dogmas, in the service of empire, the Roman church had taken on the role of Lucifer, the Father of Lies. It gave Lucifer a face. Hence the dark ages that followed. The devil mythology, which was built up into a powerfully created dogma, had consequences that echoed through the ages long after Rome itself had perished. It had literally created a subliminal foundation for Satanism, in the form of a doctrine that unleashed the most devastating psychological warfare attack on mankind of all time. The church of Rome had thereby become the psychological father of empire, and of all empires thereafter, and become the very father of the evil that has deceived the entire world with mythologies that have unleashed such an immense shock on civilization that it left a trail of a dozen centuries of dark ages in its wake, with ever-widening circles of killing and torturing happening in the name of its doctrine, and of God and the Devil.

Over the years from the original doctrine nine major branches emerged, mostly in dispute over doctrine. The churches of Christianity had a rocky road ahead after the Roman church became fully established.

Christianity began as a Jewish sect in the eastern Mediterranean in the mid-1st century. Its earliest development after the death of Jesus took place under the leadership of the Twelve Apostles, particularly Saint Peter and Paul the Apostle, followed by the early bishops, whom Christians considered the successors of the Apostles.

From the beginning, Christians were subject to persecution by some Jewish religious leaders, who disagreed with the apostles' teachings (See Split of early Christianity and Judaism). This involved punishments, including death, for Christians such as Stephen (Acts 7:59) and James, son of Zebedee. (Acts 12:2) Larger-scale persecutions followed at the hands of the authorities of the Roman Empire, first in the year 64, when Emperor Nero blamed them for the Great Fire of Rome. According to Church tradition, it was under Nero's persecution that early Church leaders Peter and Paul of Tarsus were each martyred in Rome. Further widespread persecutions of the Church occurred under nine subsequent Roman emperors, most intensely under Decius and Diocletian. From the year 150, Christian teachers began to produce theological and apologetic works aimed at defending the faith. These authors are known as the Church Fathers, and study of them is called Patristics. Notable early Fathers include Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, and Origen.

State persecution ceased in the 4th century, when Constantine I issued an edict of toleration in 313. On 27 February 380, Emperor Theodosius I enacted a law establishing Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire. From at least the 4th century, Christianity has played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization.

(See: Christianity)

When the Western Roman Empire was starting to disintegrate in the 400 AD timeframe, St. Augustine developed the concept of the Church as a spiritual City of God (in a book of the same name), distinct from the material Earthly City. His thought profoundly influenced the medieval worldview. Augustine's City of God was closely identified with the church, the community that worshipped God.

 (see St. Augustine)

The concept of the Trinity changed over time. St. Augustine might have something to do with it, who a major thesis on the Trinity. The doctrine developed from the biblical language used in New Testament passages such as the baptismal formula in Matthew 28:19

According to the modern doctrine, God exists as three persons but is one God, meaning that God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have exactly the same nature or being as God the Father in every way. Whatever attributes and power God the Father has, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have as well. "Thus, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are also eternal, omnipresent, omnipotent, infinitely wise, infinitely holy, infinitely loving, omniscient."

Controversies arose concerning the proper sense in which to apply to God and Christ the terms  "person", "nature", "essence", and "substance." But the controversy really hasn't ended, but caused further division in society. Now we have Trinitarianism contrasting with Nontrinitarian positions, which include Binitarianism (one deity/two persons), Unitarianism (one deity/one person), the Oneness belief held by certain Pentecostal groups, Modalism, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' who view the Godhead as three separate beings who are one in purpose rather than essence.

(see: Trinity)

Ironically, none of the modern Trinity versions have a place for mankind in the combining unity. Mankind continues to exist as an outcast and underling that reflects the imperial model and the Aristotelian model of natural slavery. This isolating doctrine appears to be threaded through the entire New Testament. The religion of the New Testament therefore is one of isolation. Maybe that it why it is called the New Testament, reflecting a new kind of thinking. I see nothing in the New Testament that would give the masters of the Roman Empire the goose bumps out of fear. The functional unity of God and man that is threaded through the old Testament, faintly as it was, is no longer there. This does not mean that the New Testament is worthless, because the man, Christ Jesus did exist, and did exist as a powerful leader who developed apparently over a span of thirty years, and then began to preach and heal with a message to mankind of such profundity and power that it scared the masters of the Roman empire so deeply that they killed him for it. The greatness of the achievements of the man can be measured by the effect they had, even to shake the world's largest empire to its core. And the Spirit and the Truth that stood behind the greatness remains to some degree still evident behind the lines.

A lateral concept of Trinity

A real Trinity concept would necessarily include mankind and the Universe to be meaningful, and be development oriented, because such is the forever nature of the Universe. We would thereby have a lateral Trinity, or try-unity, of God as Universal Principle (Father), and God manifest in all mankind (Son), and God expressed as the all-harmonizing Spirit that we see expressed in all aspects of the Universe, without which the Universe would not exist, which may be termed Love, or Good  (the Holy Ghost). 

One might also see the lateral trinity as a try-unity of Truth, Soul and Love, as the foundation for civilization (collectively) and as the foundation that is our humanity (individually) without which society looses its connection to itself and to one another, and disintegrates. 

It is interesting to note in respect to the Trinity or Try-Unity that in a triangle, as a geometric form, none of the sides and converging points stand in opposition to each other, but stand complementary. Isn't that what civilization is and religion should express, such as the Try-Unity of God, Mankind, and the Spirit that is Love; or Truth, Soul, and Love?

 

 

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