Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Answer is Always Clear

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:4)

"God of this World" in Corinthians "ruler of this world" in John 12:31 - those are pretty impressive titles and if you did not know these verses refer to Satan.

I wonder, well actually I do not wonder much, how much of the world we see is directly influenced by Satan and his minions. 

I would assume that Satan's most powerful weapon is deception followed closely by fear.  I think C.S. Lewis demonstrated his view of this rather well "The Screwtape Letters"

Consider the universe.  Who among us has not gazed at the night sky and pondered the possibilities.  Surely God had a plan for the rest of it - and perhaps that plan included populating distant plants.

However, what reasonable person can postulate that those possible "people" make frequent tourist trips to Earth.  If they had the technology to make the trip "routine" one would assume they could also be completely invisible.  If, on the other hand the trip is a real challenge for them technologically speaking then why come so often without making a "bigger" impact.

One could perform that internal thought experiment all day but at the I think that there is no other conclusion than it is practically impossible that all of the "sightings" reported since the 1940's are of little green men.  It is highly unlikely from a logical perspective that any have been of little green men.  The distances are too great, the technological differences required too vast to account for the sloppiness of being caught.

It does all seem a wonderful tool of deception.  If man, even a small percentage of them focus on extra-humans it makes the secular human all the more important. It takes the mind from God.

I think the same could be said of the focus on 2012 among a particular segment of the population.  I find it difficult to do an ordinary search of the Internet for the realistic things I believe we should be concerned about without running into all of this talk.  

It is the perfect storm of deception and fear.  Why, one must ask, is so much of this belief system tied to paganism.  Folks that claim they can remotely sense this approaching Planet X, others that place value in a calendar written by heathens that practiced human sacrifice mixed in with others that scurry at scrapes of science fact.  I do know that even the Devil knows some of the truth and twists that to his own purposes.

I know that the very best lies contain an element of truth so I have often wondered how much truth there is in demonic lies.

Consider this truth - human freedom coupled with morality and responsibility is a good thing.   Consider the demonic perversion of that truth - human freedom is a good thing.   The Enlightenment seemed a really good thing until you fast forward a few hundred years and see that human freedom without morality and responsibility has spawned - only perversion and an actual loss of freedom. 

If we can witness and measure the impact of that demonic lie what of the others.  I wonder how much of the future the "God of this world" knew 5,000 years ago?  I would assume that he had at least the blueprint if not the timeline. We are told only the true God knows the timeline.  The tiny bits of truth related to future prediction is just enough to make the lie palatable to many. Perhaps Satan did impart some knowledge to the Mayans.  

But that is no reason for us to be deceived and certainly nothing for us to be afraid of.  As I tell my son, fear nothing and be prepared for anything.

Now, do I think that some of the stuff some of the demonically inspired folks believe is true - yes I do.  Particularly some of the stuff they believe that the government believes.  

I thought it best to lay those thoughts out there in the event someone mistakes me for a pagan.

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