Theory on the Origin of the Balance of Good and Evil Resources

Resources mentioned in this week’s episode include:

Other episodes that are mentioned in this one:

The Balance of Good and BadThe Age of the Holy SpiritGod, the Universe and Humans
Part 2, episode 9, ~34 mins

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4278322872183106

To see the Bible Verses about the Devil Spreadsheet, click here.

Lucifer

  • How did we get Lucifer’s name?
    • The reason Lucifer has been understood to be a proper name of the Devil has to do with the Latin translation of the Hebrew term Helel. This word was understood, by some, to be a proper name for the king of Babylon. It means “light bearer,” or Lucifero in Latin. The Latin title became a popular name for this evil figure. When the King James translators rendered the Hebrew term into English, they kept the popular term “Lucifer” for the Devil.
  • Why Lucifer fell from Heaven?
    • God believed that if He could put all the evil in the world into one person, then humans wouldn’t have to suffer but He gave us an ego and freewill which led us to having curiosity (Genesis 3).
  • How did Lucifer build his kingdom?
    • In the Bogomil and Cathar text Gospel of the secret supper, Lucifer is a glorified angel and the older brother of Jesus, but fell from heaven to establish his own kingdom and became the Demiurge. Therefore, he created the material world and trapped souls from heaven inside matter.
    • In Job 1:6-7, One day the angels[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[b] also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
    • In Romans 10: 9-13, If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. 11 Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame,[g] 12 for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.[h]

Jesus

  • Why did Jesus have to come to Earth?
    • Because people were misinterpreting scripture and were becoming more corrupt and the devil was becoming too powerful since more and more people weren’t believing thus creating an imbalance between good and evil
      • Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil (Matthew 4:1; Luke 4:1)
    • Jesus descended to earth to free the captured souls.[98][99]
  • Why is Judas innocent?
    • Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve (Luke 22:3); As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him (John 13:27); Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.”[a] Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. (Matthew 26:48-50; Luke 22:47-28; Mark 14:45)
    • Jesus needed Judas to “betray” him to capture the devil in order to restore the balance of good and evil. It was through the kiss that Jesus exorcised the devil out of Judas and into himself. Jesus was crucified shortly after.
    • The Gnostic Gospel of Judas—rejected by the proto-orthodox Church as heretical—portrays Judas’s actions as done in obedience to instructions given to him by Jesus, and that he alone amongst the disciples knew Jesus’s true teachings. 

The Age of the Holy Spirit

  • The Age of the Father: From the beginning of time to the birth of Abraham
  • The Age of the Son: From the life of Abraham to the crucification of Jesus
  • The Age of the Holy Spirit: From the resurrection of Jesus to the end of time
    • Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
      • 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,[f] to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be[g] in you.18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
      • Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper (the Holy Spirit) will not come to you (John 16:7).
    • Luther taught the traditional personal Devil. Calvin taught the traditional view of the Devil as a fallen angel. Calvin repeats the simile of Saint Augustine: “Man is like a horse, with either God or the Devil as rider.”[29] In interrogation of Servetus who had said that all creation was part of God, Calvin asked what of the Devil? Servetus responded “all things are a part and portion of God”.[30]

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