Wednesday Scriptures

Who knows if this will catch on, but here’s a bit of meditation for  you:

Lets get this off to a fire blown start:

  • PSALM 2:12. “Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him”
  • Luke 12:5 “But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”

“Without the danger the gospel has no meaning.”  — forgotten commentor

Let’s try to get a little context on this:

Psalm 2 King James Version (KJV)

2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

You heard that right

Fear that bastard because if you piss him off, even just a little, he’ll throw you into hell and let  you die forever and ever. Serve the Jesus with fear! (slave, be afraid of your master for he WILL kill you)

Just for fun. While you’re fearing the bastard child, remember that he has power over all things in this world and the ‘next’.

Colossians 1:15-17… He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together!

Notice that Jesus is in authority over ALL creation – that would include satan and every other spiritual power.  Paul specifically makes that point when he refers to “visible and invisible.” 

Guess that means that when Satan does his evil it is because god wants it that way. So the idea is to be a fearful slave who needs a master to protect themselves from an evil beast that the master has set loose on the world.

Now THAT makes perfect sense

 

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  1. A lot of perfect sense! In the Psalms passage, they really don’t like heathens!

    • Well, what I get from it … all of it, is that YHWH doesn’t actually like much of anyone! All he seems to do is kill people and bitch about how he’s not getting all the attention that he deserves which directly contradicts the whole omniscience thing… gah!

      • why is he so hang up on adoration and worship. He behaves like a musician who is busy cussing every one for his bad sales instead of dealing with the problem of his bad music. If this god wants more, by all means he should up his game!

        • That proves only that jalous people have imagined that their god should be a jalous person too. Or to speak with Scot Adams: why should an truly omnipotent being be motivated by the same imperefections as humans?

          • why would an all powerful god, immutable and timeless be vain

            • Exactly!

  2. I particularly enjoyed this line: “So the idea is to be a fearful slave who needs a master to protect themselves from an evil beast that the master has set loose on the world.” Got a nice chuckle out of it.

    I’ve recently finished reading Thomas J. J. Altizer’s /Godhead and the Nothing/, which is a theological work in the school of theothanatology (i.e, “Death of God” movement), in which, assuming I understand correctly, Professor Altizer argues that God is, in fact, Satan–that what appears to be divided halves is in actuality a harmonious whole. Essentially, the argument seems to be that “evil” must exist, not so much because of “free will,” but because contrast is necessary; one thing cannot be perceived without being juxtaposed with another thing (light and dark, life and death, war and peace, love and hate, etc. etc.).

    Your statement that “when Satan does his evil it is because god wants it that way” calls to mind the Book of Job, which I suspect is the most monistic book of the Bible.

    Also consider this passage from the Old Testament:

    “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

    That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.

    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.”

    —The Bible, Isaiah 45:5-7 (King James Version)

    To me, at least, the notion that God and Satan are one and the same makes far more sense than the traditional dualistic concept.

    • I absolutely agree. I happen to think there are no deities, but when humans mad up YHWH it only made sense that there is also a tempter/mischief being to go with the all good being otherwise they could not explain evil.

      Given that there were all those other gods it was probably not an issue that Satan had no real or valid story

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