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Enoch and Elijah – Witnesses to

POLE SHIFTS

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:56

(Before It’s News)

Enoch and Elijah – Witnesses to Pole Shifts?

The early theologians Irenaeus and Hippolytus may have been the last heirs to the uncorrupted oral tradition of the Apostles, and both of them said that Enoch and Elijah were the two witnesses we will see in the future preaching and dying on the streets of Jerusalem in the end times.  The Bible tells us that their presence will be a sign that the Second Coming is imminent.  I believe their stories also tell of pole shifts in our past, and lend additional support to the idea that they will be a witness to an upcoming pole shift, when we receive “a new heaven and a new earth.”

The Bible tells us that Enoch lived a total of 365 years.  This lifespan brings two obvious ideas to mind: first, that no one normally lives that long – and second, that the years of Enoch’s life match the number of days in a year.  If this is meant to draw our attention to the sun and the number of days it takes for the earth to orbit the sun, what else might we take from the story of Enoch to apply to the sun?

Enoch’s life is broken down into two portions: at the age of 65 he fathered Methuselah, then continued to live another 300 years before he “walked with God” and was “translated away so that he did not see death.” (Hebrews 11:5)  The word “translated” comes from the Greek “metatithemi” which means “taken to another place.”  Because I have spent many years researching topics like pole shifts, this makes me think the story of Enoch may incorporate a coded message about a pole shift event in the distant past when the sun (symbolized by Enoch in this story) would have been positioned in the sky next to the galactic center (God) when it suddenly shifted its apparent position in the sky and was “taken to another place.”

Chichen_Itza-Wiki

I also suspect that the way the Bible breaks down Enoch’s life into two unequal portions might be similar to the way the Maya broke their year down based on the dates on which the sun passes directly overhead in the zenith.  Every spring equinox in March, the sun is directly above the equator at noon.  Lands north of the equator and south of the Tropic of Cancer witness the sun directly overhead at noon at some point prior to the first day of summer.  For example, at Chichen Itza, where the Maya built the great Pyramid of Kukulkan, the sun is directly overhead on May 22.  The sun appears to keep moving north until summer, then starts to fall southwards again.  Chichen Itza experiences a second solar zenith on July 19.  At another Mayan city (Izapa – which is farther south, at a different latitude) where this pattern was first recognized, the two zenith dates are 105 days apart, and the Maya there broke the year into 105 and 260 portions based on the spread of the zenith passage dates at Izapa’s latitude.  What latitude, I wondered, would experience zenith passage dates 65 days apart – and could such zenith dates possibly point us to the previous position of Jerusalem, before the last pole shift?

A little research led me to a chart labelled “Zenith passage dates of the Sun for Observers in Different Latitudes” in Anthony Aveni’s Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico.  Just below 20 degrees north there are 65 days between zenith dates.  Could this be the latitude the holy site we now know as Jerusalem used to be located at prior to the last major shift of the earth’s crust relative to its axis of rotation?  Could the location of this ancient holy site possibly even explain why the Maya had a special term for the 65 day period (Aveni calls it the Cociyo) when neither Izapa nor Chichen Itza experience zeniths 65 days apart?

At first glance, this seems to be a dead end and a bad theory, because we know from other data that the previous North Pole was located on the west side of Hudson Bay.  When the North Pole was there, the land that is now called Jerusalem was approximately eleven and a half degrees north latitude, not just under twenty degrees north latitude.   Jerusalem, at its former latitude, had zenith passage dates well over 100 days apart.  However, I soon noticed that the change in latitude – the northward movement Jerusalem experienced as a result of the last pole shift – is approximately 19.8 degrees.  Which means that Enoch’s being taken away in a “translation” and the years of his life may be astronomical references to a pole shift after all.

the image above may approximate the next position of the “new earth” if the North Pole is near Lake Baikal, as Professor Charles Hapgood suggests it might be in his books.

I believe that cosmic events emanating from the galactic center cause recurring, periodic, and predictable pole shifts on earth.  At the same time I believe the sun will appear to be dark (Revelation 6:12 “the sun became black as sackcloth”) for three days, at the point in the year when it appears at the crossing point of the galactic axis and the ecliptic – the apparent path of the sun and planets.  I suspect it is no coincidence that Jesus died on a cross and was dead for three days and that we are told the sun went dark when he died.  Jonah was in darkness in the belly of the whale for three days, and I believe this is a reference to the sun going dark as it passes through the cosmic leviathan of the Milky Way’s central bulge along the galactic axis.

Elijah encountered “a chariot of fire.”   The Book of Enoch mentions “the sun… and the chariot in which it rises.” (Enoch 72:5)  We can safely assume Elijah represents another heavenly body which encountered the sun. “And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven” just after he walked past Bethel (Beth-El = the house of God = the galactic center) and crossed the Jordan River (the Milky Way) and encountered the chariot of fire (the sun.)  So this occurred when the sun (and some other heavenly body – I suggest Jupiter) had just passed the galactic center and the axis of the Milky Way.  2 Kings 2:17 describes the men sent out to look for Elijah after he disappeared – “They searched three days but could not find him.”  Another symbolic reference to the three days of darkness and confusion.

BOWL-4-SUN-ANGEL

And then one of the even stranger comments in the Bible appears in 2 Kings 2:24 “Two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads” from Bethel who had previously mocked Elijah’s son.  Now I have been to that part of Israel.  I have stood in the Jordan River.  Trees are scarce, and I never saw “woods” or a forest dense enough that bears could emerge and suddenly surprise anyone.  And even if we grant that there had been thick woods and a pair of real bears, can you imagine 42 young men not scattering and running off in different directions?  Surely a bear could kill a lad or two, but forty-two of them?  As C.M. Houck commented in The Celestial Spheres: Keys to the Suppressed wisdom of the Ancients: “How could two bears possibly manage to outrun, catch, and destroy forty-two terrified, hyperactive juvenile delinquents?  They couldn’t.  This is sacred language.”  And what I think he means is that this is another astronomical reference, this time to the two “polar bears” – the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor – the Big Bear and Little Bear near the celestial North Pole.  I suggest that during the last pole shift, it was noticed that these “bears” seemed to suddenly move far faster than usual into the sky, corresponding with the sudden disappearance of 42 visible stars which unexpectedly fell below the opposite horizon.

In my last book, End Times and 2019, I conclude that the Bible, the Maya, and the Egyptians all left clues pointing to the next pole shift coinciding with the end of the Tribulation and Judgment Day in late December, 2019.  I suggest that Jupiter is the astronomical representation of the prophet Elijah, that the Sun represents Jesus, and that the conjunction of Jupiter and the Sun on Judgment Day represents Elijah anointing Jesus Christ as King.  I believe that Enoch and Elijah have been portrayed as witnesses to a previous pole shift, and that their stories give us clues about that last pole shift.  I believe they will be the two end times witnesses of the tribulation, and that they will witness during the reign of the Antichrist, just before the next catastrophic pole shift in 2019.  If you appreciate my application of “forensic astronomy” to Bible prophecy as detailed above, you will probably appreciate both my previous book – End Times and 2019 – and my new book focusing on events in the middle of the final seven years in June 2016 – Antichrist 2016-2019.

— contributed by David Montaigne, October 2014

author of  End Times and 2019   and   Antichrist 2016-2019


14 Cold, Hard Facts About Noah’s Ark That You Probably Do Not Know

By Michael Snyder, on April 3rd, 2014

Noah's Ark Discovered

The new Hollywood blockbuster “Noah” has created a tremendous amount of interest in the story of Noah’s Ark.  Traditionally, most people have regarded it as just a cute Bible story to tell children.  But could it be real?  Is there solid evidence that Noah’s Ark actually existed?  If there is real evidence, would you believe it?  What you are about to see is absolutely stunning.  In fact, some of the things that you are about to see are so shocking that many people will simply refuse to accept them.  Later in this article, you are going to see video footage of the physical remains of Noah’s Ark.  This discovery has been known about for quite some time, but the mainstream media has mostly ignored it.  A boat-shaped object that is the exact length that the Ark should be and the exact width the Ark should be has been found on the mountains of Ararat.  Ground penetrating radar shows us how the Ark was laid out, and scientific tests have been conducted on wood and metal extracted from the gigantic buried boat.  If you have never heard about any of this before, prepare to be blown away.  The following are 14 cold, hard facts about Noah’s Ark that you probably do not know…

#1 The Ark was about 500 feet long.  That would make it approximately the size of a World War II aircraft carrier.

#2 It has been estimated that the Ark had an internal volume of more than 1.5 million cubic feet.

#3 According to brand new research conducted by scientists the University of Leicester, Noah’s Ark could have carried at least 70,000 animals without sinking…

Noah’s Ark would have floated even with two of every animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated.

Although researchers are unsure if all the creatures could have squeezed into the huge boat, they are confident it would have handled the weight of 70,000 creatures without sinking.

#4 Of course the Ark would not have needed to hold 70,000 animals.  One conservative estimate puts the number of animals on the Ark at about 16,000.  This would have allowed for more than enough room for food, supplies and lots of empty space.

#5 We have discovered at least 250 different ancient cultures that have a story of a massive, cataclysmic flood.  Most of those stories have striking similarities to the Genesis account.

#6 If there really was a global flood, we would expect to find billions of dead things laid down in rock layers all over the globe.  And that is precisely what we find.

#7 We know where Noah’s Ark is today.  Yes, you read that correctly.  As you can see from the YouTube video posted below, the remains of Noah’s Ark have been discovered on “the mountains of Ararat” in Turkey.  This video footage is absolutely stunning…

#8 The remains of the Ark are just as long and just as wide as the Bible says they should be.

#9 Wood from the Ark has been tested, and the tests show that it does contain organic carbon.  That means that the fossilized wood that was discovered was once living matter.

#10 Along with wood, metal was also used in the construction of the Ark.  Iron fittings and aluminum have both been discovered at the remains of the Ark.

#11 Petrified animal dung, a petrified antler and and an ancient piece of cat hair have also been retrieved from the remains of the Ark.

#12 Historical records confirm that people have believed that this is the correct resting place of the Ark for a very, very long time

The Gilgamesh Epic (650 BC) gives Mt. Nisir as the landing place of the Ark. The local name for the town where the Ark was found is Nasar.

The annals of Ashurnasurpal II of Assyria (833-859 BC) places it south of the Zab river (correct).

Theophilus of Antioch (115-185 AD) said the Ark could be seen in his day in the Arabian mountains. Later Church Fathers also mention the Ark as late as the mid 7th century.

In the 13th century, Willam, a traveler, stated for the first time that Mt. Masis was the Ark location (present-day Mt. Ararat).

Ptolemy’s Geographia (1548) mentions the mountains of Armenia as the place of landing. So does the traveler Nicolas de Nicolay (1558).

#13 A village near the remains of the Ark is known as “the Village of Eight”, and a nearby valley is known as “the Valley of the Eight”.  There were eight survivors on the Ark.

#14 The site is now known as “the National Park of Noah’s Ark” and it has previously been officially recognized by the Turkish government.

If you are interested in learning more, you can find additional videos about this incredible discovery here and here.

When I was young, I desperately hoped that Noah’s Ark would be found someday, but I doubted that it would ever happen.

Well, it has happened.

We have found Noah’s Ark.

It is not just a story for little children.

So will you believe the evidence, or will you just dismiss it because it does not fit with your current worldview?


Genun – Jubal – Musical Worship – Book of Adam and Eve

In the story of Genun or Jubal, Musical worship is treated as Satan’s change agent to seduce God’s people down into his dusty world where he lives and where God, in Genesis, assigned him. The following story has many parallels in Scripture often hidden in parable-words in which Jesus said the Truth of God was put in safekeeping from those who see “godliness as a means of financial gain.”

Kenneth Sublett, Hohenwald, Tennessee

Modern myth plays may understand the Bible better than most:

The Four Rawuns: Rawuns – Arabian bards, the legend-keepers and storytellers. This note is shows the connection between Genun and Lamech’s children. No better way to seduce people than through “children in the marketplace playing games.”

“Jubal, Jabal, Tubal-Cain, and Naamah were known as the four Rawuns (bards) Great explorers, musical enchanters, warrirors and adventueres, the songs of their adventures are the staple of any Moorish courts musician or interpretive dancer. Cursed by Sethu, all of these found their lovely voices changed to whispering, hissing snake-like sibilant sounds.

Genun, the child of Jubal and Naamah is said to be progenitor of the Ophidians. In Genun the arts of the Rawuns were pereverted and used to subdue adversaries reducing them to slavery (or sacrifices).

Goddess of the arts (literature, poetry, music, dancing, painting, sculpting, etc.), harems, beauty, sexual pleasure and all sorts of epicurean delights. Phaaus is neutral good in alignment and has many symbols such as the quill, the lyre and the ibex.

Read the history of the real Ophites as a religious sect.

From The Sons of God.

9. Many details of the Genun story, taken from the fifth-century A.D. Ethiopian Book of Adam, are paralleled in midrashic writings.

Although Genun’s name suggests “Kenan,” who appears in Genesis V:9 as the son of Enoch, he is a composite Kenite character: the invention of musical instruments being attributed in Genesis to Jubal, and of edged iron blades to his brother Tubal Cain.

Genun was said to occupy “the Land of the Slime Pits,” namely the southern shores of the Dead Sea (Genesis 14:10), doubtless because the evil city of Sodom stood there (see 32:6).

Qeynan (h7018) kay-nawn’; from the same as 7064; fixed; Kenan, an antediluvian: – Cainan, Kenan.
Cain is qayin h7014

Qiynah (h7015) kee-naw’; from 6969; a dirge (as accompanied by beating the breasts or on instruments): – lamentation.

Quwn (h6969) koon; a prim. root; to strike a musical note, i. e. chant or wail (at a funeral): – lament, mourning woman.

Of course, literal Jerusalem was the capital of the Jebusites. This was taken over by David and the kingdom which God permitted to lead Israel into the destruction they had earned at Mount Sinai when they rose up to play in musical idolatry:

Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. Gal 4:24

But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Gal 4:26

For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. Gal 4:25

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Rev 1:8

In ancient tradition, after Adam and Eve were removed from the Garden of Eden Satan tried to further tempt them with his heavenly singing groups. He failed until Seth became the Patriarch and remained totally faithful to God as the Word.

The Sethites continued to live on the Holy Mountain which is treated as somewhere between the earth and heaven. The Cainites lived down in the dark valley of the true, physical earth.

When Satan failed after many efforts of seduction to drag the Sethites down with him, he picked on the youth, Genun, as a composite of Jubal, Jabal, Tubal-Cain and Naamah who are all connected with the magic of musical sound used to enchant. Through the ministry of Jubal and his musical worship teams, Satan finally succeeded. The serpent in Genesis was the symbol of Babylonia and is defined by Hebrew words which follow a trail to musical instruments and soothsaying.

The writer of Adam and Eve has told us the complete story of the fall and he will not leave us in suspense but will return to the beginning and tell us about the motives and methods which Satan used to bring all of these events about.

While these writers were not inspired they lived closer to the real story and knew all of the ancient traditions recorded in the very first records. These documents at least have the value of a proof-text sermon:

“There are a vast number of false and spurious writings which deserve mention at this point; not because anyone would seriously contend for their authority, but because they do represent the religious lore of the Hebrews in the inter testamental period. Strangely enough, the New Testament writers make use of a number of the books, for example, Jude 14-15 have a possible quotation from the Book of Enoch (1:9) and the Assumption of Moses (1:9); and an allusion from the Penitence of Jannes and Jambres is found in II Timothy 3:8. Of course, it should be remembered that the New Testament also quotes from the heathen poets Aratus (Acts 17:28); Meander (1 Cor. 15:33); and Epimenides (Titus 1:12). Truth is truth no matter where it is found whether uttered by a heathen poet, a pagan prophet (Num. 24:17), or even a dumb animal (Num. 22:28).” (Nix/Geisler, A General Introduction to the Bible, p. 165).

The complete story of the fall is in Second Adam and Eve

The Story of the Fall Begins

For a quick partial review you may read just the bold print. The

“Now the reason for which the children of Jared went down from the Holy mountain, is this, that we will now reveal unto you” (Second Adam and Eve, 19:9).

It all began with the Cainites “leaving the fold” at the top of the mountain and going down to the valleys and river bottoms (Lot’s Choice) where the soil was rich and one could gain a livelihood without too much work. Since “an idle hand is the Devil’s workshop” the leisure time opened the Cainites up to listening to unholy spirits

The writer proposes to explain how Satan overpowered the children of Jared and chapter twenty explains that his tools were ravishing music, strong drink, and colorful clothing. The Sethites first begin to look with lust, they revolted from the counsel of the wise, they descended into the valley of iniquity, and they could never get back upon the mountain.

Second Adam And Eve CHAP. XX.

Ravishing music

 

; strong drink loosed among the sons of Cain. They don colorful clothing.

The children of Seth look on with longing eyes. They revolt from wise counsel; they descend the mountain into the valley of iniquity. They can not ascend the mountain again.

See Enoch

Satan worked directly with early men and women to seduce them away from the Holy mountain but if his influence was going to spread he would have to recruit disciples and show them how to carry on his work.

“After Cain had gone down to the land of dark soil, and his children had multiplied therein, there was one of them, whose name was Genun, son of Lamech the blind who slew Cain” Second Adam and Eve 20:1

This is similar to the Bible record:

After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Gen 3:24 (NIV)

Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the [soil]. — Gen 4:2

In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. — Gen 4:3

Josephus understood the Biblical account this way:

“And when Cain had traveled over many countries, he, with his wife, built a city, named Nod, which is a place so called, and there he settled his abode; where also he had children. However, he did not accept of his punishment in order to amendment, but to increase his wickedness;

for he only aimed to procure every thing that was for his own bodily pleasure, though it obliged him to be injurious to his neighbors.

He augmented his household substance with much wealth, by rapine and violence; he excited his acquaintance to procure pleasures and spoils by robbery, and became a great leader of men into wicked courses.

He also introduced a change in that way of simplicity wherein men lived before; and was the author of measures and weights.

And whereas they lived innocently and generously while they knew nothing of such arts, he changed the world into cunning craftiness.

He first of all set boundaries about lands: he built a city, and fortified it with walls, and he compelled his family to come together to it; and called that city Enoch, after the name of his eldest son Enoch.

Now Jared was the son of Enoch; whose son was Malaliel; whose son was Mathusela; whose son was Lamech; who had seventy-seven children by two wives, Silla and Ada. Of those children by Ada,

one was Jabal: he erected tents, and loved the life of a shepherd.

But Jubal, who was born of the same mother with him, exercised himself in music; and invented the psaltery and the harp. (The hebrew word “handle” means “without authority“)

But Tubal, one of his children by the other wife, exceeded all men in strength, and was very expert and famous in martial performances.

He procured what tended to the pleasures of the body by that method; and first of all invented the art of making brass.

Lamech was also the father of a daughter, whose name was Naamah. And because he was so skillful in matters of divine revelation, that he knew he was to be punished for Cain’s murder of his brother, he made that known to his wives.

Nay, even while Adam was alive, it came to pass that the posterity of Cain became exceeding wicked, every one successively dying, one after another, more wicked than the former. They were intolerable in war, and vehement in robberies; and if any one were slow to murder people, yet was he bold in his profligate behavior, in acting unjustly, and doing injuries for gain.

Note: From this Jubal, not improbably, came Jobel, the trumpet of jobel or jubilee; that large and loud musical instrument, used in proclaiming the liberty at the year of jubilee. Flavius Josephus Jewish Antiquities 1.60 (Whiston)

This is the same Josephus who warned that the Musical Levites had destroyed the nation once and would do it again. Josephus also defines an early Seeker Center.

In Genesis, the name is Jubal which rimes with Rubel:

of whom it is said–

And his brothers name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. Gen 4:21

The word “handle” means “without warrant.” That is, Cain did not have Divine authority to turn his musical skills against the people in order to rob them. His “children” are the king of Babylon whose harps would and did go with him into hell, and the king (or queen) of Tyre, the agent of Lucifer, called “the harp-playing prostitute.” The end-time king/queen is defined much like the king of Tyre.

David is considered the father of musical instruments because Amos said that the Israelites invented musical instruments like David. However, David’s sin was not that he invented instrument which had been around for thousands of years but that he moved them from the secular scene and the battle field into the secular worship of God. The Holy Spirit is always careful to say that while God ordained the silver trumpets, it was David who was the father of music as a tool of worship. In the beginning it was Jubal who brought music into the lives of people.

These sons invented cities, swords, musical instruments, and Lamech invented polygamy. The tools amplified the power of the individual by which a Lamech could kill Cain even though blind and he could strike out at a lad who had offended him simply by following his instructions. His is the first boast-song in the Bible and it was undoubtedly singing accompanied with the harp which his son had invented

In First Adam and Eve, Cain in his wanderings comes to Lamech in the fields but a young shepherd misleads Lamech and Cain is killed. Lamech is said to have been blind and trusted the shepherd and struck out in his blindness and killed Cain whom God had protected. Lamech was sorry but blamed the shepherd lad and smashed in his head and killed him. As usual someone else gets the blame when those who are blind gain too much power from the use of human invention.

The message is clear that Lamech was Satan’s tool because Jared said that

“Satan in an apparition has deceived our son, wishing to destroy him as he destroyed our son Cain” (Adam and Eve 18:2).

The temptation to idolatry is the greater the more man is surrounded by the works of his own hands. — Richard Niebuhr

In the Biblical Lamech’s music the theme was that of vengeance and he wrote the following song which is believed to have been popular in the time of Moses:

Adah and Zillah! hear my voice,
…………Ye wives of Lamech! give ear unto my speech;

For a man had I slain for smiting me,
………… And a youth for wounding me:

Surely sevenfold shall Cain be avenged,
………… But Lamech seventy and seven (Gen. 4:23-24).

This song was considered to be in celebration of his son’s invention of the metal sword. Luther believed that it was the celebration of Lamech’s deliberate murder of Cain. If Luther is right then the song would be a song pronouncing judgment against himself. This, too, would be prophetic of Israel who saw their sacrifices as meriting God’s pleasure while never realizing that sacrifices were a testimony to their own sinfulness.

The modern self-deceived see David’s praise upon the harp as a model of spiritual worship even as Lamech saw his song as proof of his power, However, David will say later–

May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, — Psa 149:6-7

Whatever the occasion, this song is very similar to many of David’s Psalms in which he uses instruments to praise and ask God to smash his enemies in the teeth, destroy his enemy’s parents, wife, children, grandchildren and even fail to hear their prayers.

In contrast to the first Lamech who worshiped the works of man’s hands rather than God, the second Lamech (Gen. 5:25:28), the son of Methuselah said of his son, Noah:

“He named him Noah and said, ‘He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed.’ “– Gen 5:29

`”His words show the great difference between this descendant of Seth and the descendant of Cain.

While the one is stimulated to a song of defiance by the worldly inventions of his sons,
the other, in prophetical mood, expresses his sure belief in the coming of better times, and calmly and prayerfully awaits the period of comfort and rest which he expected to be ushered in by his son Noah.” (Int. Std. Bible Ency., p. 1824).

The first forger of metals, the first inventor of music, the first practitioner of polygamy, and the first song writer and the second murderer were the offspring of Cain who is the father of a tribe always seen in opposition to the Sethites. Jubal was the inventor of musical instruments and was the son of Lamech the Cainite and his mother was Zillah (Gen. 4:22). Lamech was the fifth descendant from Cain (Gen. 4:18-24) and of him it is said:

“he furnishes the first recorded instance of polygamy. It is very instructive to note that this ‘father of polygamy’ at once becomes the first blustering tyrant and a braggadocia; we are fully permitted to draw this conclusion from his so-called ‘sword-play’ (Gen 4:23f). He does not put his trust in God, but in the weapons and implements invented by his sons,

or rather these instruments, enhancing the physical and material powers of man are his God. He glories in them and misconstrues the Divine kindness which insured to Cain freedom from the revenge of his fellow-men.” (Int. Std. Bible Ency., p. 1823)

Organon , to, ( [ergon, erdô] ) I. an implement, instrument, engine of any kind (mostly post-Aug.), Col. 3, 13, 12.–Of military or architectonic engines (whereas machina denotes one of a larger size and more complicated construction)

Ergon  [Ergô] I.work, 1. in Il. mostly of deeds of war, polemêïaerga, 3.a hard piece of work, a hard task, Il.: also, a shocking deed or act,
Polemeios: warlike, aoida war-note, of the trumpet, B.17.4
aoid-ê 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
B.17.4 Bacchylides, Odes Daughters of Zeus ruling on high, famed for the lyre, … Pierian Musesweave … [5]  Isthmian land … son-in-law of wise Nereus … … of the island … [10]  god-built gates of Pelops‘ shining island … … [15]  yoked horses to chariots, [20]  and they flew … … [45]  thick … maidens … [50]  of sleep, like honey to the mind … our … ancient city … [homes] on the shores of the sea … [55]  [and under] the rays of the sun … … and Makelo, loving the distaff, … [75]  by the fair-flowing stream … speaks … fawning with the voice … … I am bereaved … with double-edged grief .

A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing
3.musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; homen di’  organôn ekêlei anthrôpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; aneuorganôn psiloislogois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; o. poluchordaId.R.399c , al.; met’ôidês kai tinôn organôn Phld.Mus.p.98K. ; of the pipe, Melanipp.2, Telest.1.2

Charles Spurgeon Psalm 149 Ver. 3. Let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. They who from hence urge the use of music in religious worship, must, by the same rule, introduce dancing, for they went together, as in David’s dancing before the ark (Jud 21:21). But whereas many Scriptures in the New Testament keep up singing as a gospel ordinance, none provide for the keeping up of music and dancing; the gospel canon for Psalmody is to “sing with the spirit and with the understanding.” –Matthew Henry.

The concept of “enhancing the powers of man” is never better demonstrated than by the “inventing of instruments like David” where there was an obsession to see how many different mechanical devices he could invent and introduce to enhance his power to worship God. The modern organ and even large orchestras are the extreme example of man bent upon improvising. Whatever man invents as tools upon which to worship God, they never rise above being extensions of man’s own power and ability and, to the extent this is true, cannot please God.

Elsewhere in the discussion of the Apocalyptic writings we see how David took the warrior’s tool of music and brought it into the worship of Yahweh and thereby permitted Israel and then Judah to forget the Word of God as they substituted their own musical celebrations.

“But as to this Genun (Jubal), Satan came into him in his childhood; and he made sundry trumpets and horns, and string instruments, cymbals and psalteries, and lyres and harps, and flutes; and he played on them at all times and at ever hour. — Second Adam and Eve 20:2

“In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51)

See Enoch

This writer declares that he is about to tell us how Satan was able to pry the righteous people of God off the holy mountain by first getting them to attend the Cainite “worship services” and finally get them down into the valley in a worship from which they could not–without divine help–ever extricate themselves so that they could return to God’s presence.

“Where kithara playing and dancing and hand clapping find place, there is the beguiling of men, the corruption of women, the sorrow of angels and a feast for the devil… Today, to all appearances, they sing psalms as God ordained, and tomorrow they will eagerly dance as taught by Satan. Today they contradict Satan and tomorrow they follow him… Let it be far from you that today, as one loving Christ, you listen attentively to the reading of the divine Scripture, and tomorrow as a criminal and a hater of Christ you listen to lyre playing.” (St. Ephraim, quoted by Green, p. 37-38).

In pronouncing his judgment upon Israel, Amos gave as one reason–

You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments. Amos 6:5

They did not just have a bad mental attitude: they were worshiping the “starry host” to whom God turned them over as punishment for their musical idolatry at Mount (Acts 7)

One plays music because it is personally pleasing but it is not long before it is understood that the skilled musician has a powerful tool which may be used to amplify other natural skills. One only has to look at the physical appearance of many powerful musicians to understand that they may have gained control of a supernatural weapon. When Israel rejected God He signaled His disapproval by sending the charismatic prophets who induced a different spirit in Saul such that “he became another man.” Later, when David played the harp the evil spirit caused Saul to attempt to kill David and it ultimately drove him mad.

The speaking voice has only a single tone but the invention of various instruments showed how to create fantastic harmonies. It was not just the music itself but music had the power to alter the nature of singing so that sounds and combinations of sounds could actually create totally new sounds which did not come from the harp or the voice. Modern scientific studies have shown that sounds produced by various instruments are actually mixed and combined in the ear and brain to produce tones which did not previously exist. These combinations have the power to produce endorphins in the blood and actually alter the mind of the “worshiper” just as morphine would alter the mind of a drug addict.

Modern science can measure the morphine-like endorphins which are created in the bloodstream when certain forms of music is performed.

“And when he played on them, Satan came into them, so that from among them were heard beautiful and sweet sounds, that ravished (raped) the heart. Second Adam and Eve 20:3

The “Judas bag” of the thief was “for carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments.” Furthermore, it was prophesied that Judas would attempt to “triumph over” Jesus. This means “to blow wind instruments and make a joyful noise.” This was used to panic the enemies into fleeing:

And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. John 13:27

In the dead see scroll version of Psalm 41, musical instruments were involved when Satan entered into judas and the clergy.

The sop which allowed Satan to “come into Judas” was:

Psomion (g5596) pso-mee’-on; dim. from a der. of the base of 5597 (from 5567); a crumb or morsel (as if rubbed off), i.e. a mouthful: – sop.

And this is the base of “external melody” which is grinding one to bits:

Psallo (g5567) psal’-lo; prob. strengthened from psao , (to rub or touch the surface; comp. 5597); to twitch or twang, i.e. to play on a stringed instrument (celebrate the divine worship with music and accompanying odes): – make melody, sing (psalms

The Book of Enoch described this same event and what made it possible.

“And they said to me: These are the Grigori, who with their prince Satanail rejected the Lord of light, and after them are those who are held in great darkness on the second heaven, and three of them went down on to earth from the Lord’s throne, to the place of Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder of the hill Ermon and saw the daughters of men how good they are, and took to themselves wives,

and befouled the earth with their deeds, who in all times of their age made lawlessness and mixing, and giants are born and marvelous big men and great enmity” 2 Enoch 18:3

After these signs were performed as a witness against Israel for rejecting Him and His Word, God would be with Saul but Saul had the power to walk in his own ways and destroy the spiritual life of Israel.

What might the writer intend to teach by saying that music ravished the hearts of the people?

Schizophrenia, a major mental disorder of unknown cause typically characterized by a separation between the thought processes and the emotions, a distortion of reality accompanied by delusions and hallucinations, a fragmentation of the personality.” (Webster).

Music has been considered and defined as “the effeminate art.” That is, music was primarily the tool of children and women because it altered their lives by appealing to the “right brain” or feminine nature. It also had the power to suppress the “left brain” or rational nature and allow fairly bright young men to be led into the irrational acts required by a warrior.

While all charismatic religious practices have the power to suppress the rational nature, the word “ravish” supports the sexual stimulation which music can create.

Ravish, to carry away, to seize and carry away forcibly, to rape a woman, to transport with joy or delight.” (Webster)

Paul said of the Corinthians–

You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 1 Cor 12:2

G880 aphōnos af’-o-nos From G1 (as a negative particle) and G5456 ; voiceless, that is, mute (by nature or choice); figuratively unmeaning:—dumb, without signification.

G5456 phōnē fo-nay’ Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language:—noise, sound, voice.

1 Cor. 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

G895 apsuchos ap’-soo-khos From G1 (as a negative particle) and G5590 ; lifeless, that is, inanimate (mechanical):—without life

Organon , to, ( [ergon, erdô] ) I. an implement, instrument, engine of any kind (mostly post-Aug.), Col. 3, 13, 12.–Of military or architectonic engines (whereas machina denotes one of a larger size and more complicated construction)
A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing
3.musical instrument,

G5456 phōnē fo-nay’ Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language: noise, sound, voice.
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them. Heb 13:9

Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. — 2 Pet 3:17

This “carrying away” int literal madness was considered desirable by the Corinthians but Paul understood that “madness” does not recommend itself to those who might believe in God. The pagan concept of madness induced by charismatic practices–of which music is the most powerful–was the highest expression of true “worship.”

“We owe our greatest blessings to madness, if only it be granted by Heaven’s bounty. For the prophetess at Delphi, ye are well aware, and the priestesses of Dodna, have in their moments of madness done great and glorious service to men and the cities of Greece, but little or none in their sober mood.” (Wright, J., Dialogues of Plato, NY: A. L. Burt Co., pp. 34-35)

“The spiritist maid at Philippi is interesting, too, in illustrating the fact that ‘the vehicles of manifestation resembling possession in the ancient world are almost exclusively women… Among the possessed prophetesses of historic times the most eminent is the Pythoness.’ The Delphic seeress was originally a maid from the surrounding countryside. She was reputed to be filled with the god Apollo himself and his spirit. The god, as was believed, entered into the physical body, and the priestess’ soul, loosed from her body, apprehended the divine revelations. What she uttered was spoken through her by the god (demon).”

In this story Jared is “carried away” or hallucinates and believes that it is Adam speaking to him with a very plausible story. It was only after he saw that Satan’s works were not something which Adam would have done that he understood that he had seen a phantom-an apparition. Satan, in his mind, had “become another man.”

The modern understanding of music is that it has the power to alter the state of consciousness —

“During the 1940’s and 1950’s groups of psychiatrists and students of mental health began experimenting with music to sooth their patients… Dramatic results were reported by numerous researchers. Though it has not proved the cure-all that early practitioners hoped it would, music has won an established place in mental and emotional therapy. Some noted specialists feel that in some patients it can have a tranquilizing effect unmatched by any known drug. Though he didn’t use the vocabulary of modern psychiatry, one noted biblical figure endorsed the view that music an sooth a troubled mind. King Saul was a tormented man who exhibited many symptoms associated with schizophrenia. Ancient historians described his condition in theological terms; when he was less than rational ‘the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him’ (1 Sam. 16:14)” (Garrison, p. 19

Our story continues as Genun took the inventions which Satan had given him and employed them to satisfy the sensual pleasure of a people who had already rejected the Word of God and followed their own ways. It was with the Satan-given tools that Satan gains access to people in their worship. If a little bit of music is good then surely more will be better.

While the Cainites had already deserted God, they were not yet conditioned to be tools to serve Satan’s purposes. Therefore, before Satan became “evangelistic” with his singing-group, he had to try it out among the Cainites. Genesis said that Jubal was the “father” of all of the musicians and Genun of this literature understands that a solo flute is not going to create enough noise to reach to the top of the mountain. Therefore, he began to recruit and train teams of musicians.

“Then he gathered companies upon companies to play on them; and when they played, it pleased well the children of Cain, who inflamed themselves with sin among themselves, and burnt as with fire; while Satan inflamed their hearts, one with another, and increased lust among them. — Second Adam and Eve 20:4

In the Biblical story, while Moses was upon the holy mountain getting the Book of the Covenant which would have enabled an intimate walk with Him, the Israelites down in the valley were being seduced into idol worship around the golden calf as they sang, danced, and committed all forms of evil. Of a similar story of David, scholars understand that this is a reenactment of a universal motif or them–

“There is a passing reference to this custom (dancing naked) in Exod. 20:26, where it is linked with worship of Jehovah himself. Later the band of refugees led out of Egypt by Moses danced naked before Aaron’s little golden bull (32:25). By this standard Moses himself was somewhat conservative; approaching the burning bush on Mt. Sinai, he removed his shoes in order to avoid profaning holy ground (3:5).

Wearing a linen ephod, David once performed an ecstatic dance (He played as Israel did at Mount Sinai) before the ark of the Lord. From the fact that his wife Michal chided him for having uncovered himself before his servant’s handmaidens (2 Sam. 6:20), it seems likely that the king’s exhibition was vulgar and revealing. Apparently as a retaliation for her scolding, David fathered no children by Michal (2 Sam. 6:23)” (Garrison, p. 31-32).

There is nothing wrong with a revolver but if improperly aimed it becomes the tool of great destruction. In the same way, the innocent instruments when combined into an orchestra actually altered the chemical balance of the brain so that it no longer functioned rationally. Wine and music is often grouped together because wine, too, is totally innocent but when put into the brain it alters that part of the mind which constructs barriers beyond which we will not ordinarily go.

The word “melody” when instruments are included is the extreme work performed upon a lump of metal to form it into a thin sheet and roll it up into a pipe. The perforation of the metal to make it play a tune is defined as polluting it. Adding the instrument to the voice is defined as adding the work of human hands in an effort to worship God.

The quiet soloist cannot always get the job done. For instance, when one person sings with a single tone then we hear single tones which may be effective in teaching. However, when two parts are sung we do not hear just two tones but at least four. The more voices we add the more complex the harmony and the more effective it becomes as a mind-altering tactic. There are very few solo instrument players which can powerfully alter the state of one’s thinking but whole orchestras can powerfully affect the human mind.

However, music is only one innocent tool which can be put to evil tasks. Along with the tools of mental manipulation Satan showed Genun how to make it even more powerful. He taught him how to make strong drink out of corn and to collect great companies of people in drink-houses.

“Satan also taught Genun to bring strong drink out of corn; and this Genun used to bring together companies upon companies in drink-houses; and brought into their hands all manner of fruits and flowers; and they drank together” Second Adam and Eve 20:5

“Thus did Genun multiply sin exceedingly; he also acted with pride and taught the children of Cain to commit all manner of the grossest wickedness, which they knew not; and put them up to manifold doings which they knew not before.” Second Adam and Eve 20:6

“Then Satan, when he saw that they yielded to Genun and hearkened to him in every thing he told them, rejoiced greatly, increased Genun’s understanding, until he took iron and with it made weapons of war.” Second Adam and Eve 20:7

“Then when they were drunk, hatred and murder increased among them; one man used violence against another to teach him evil taking his children and defiling them before him.” Second Adam and Eve 20:8

This leisure activity was enhanced with fruits (See Rev 18) and flowers as they drank together. This was an artificial method of assembling what would always be sought as the people went to the groves in the high places to worship.

It is significant, therefore, that Paul’s instruction to the Ephesians about singing the Biblical text is in contrast to the kind of music which they employed in their “drink-houses” or temples.

The drunken celebration resulted in one man taking the children of another and defiling them. We saw earlier that when Satan brought Jared to watch the Cainites being defiled it involved food and drink and resulted in fornication with the wives and daughters of the men. Now the writer tells us why this happened and implicated music and drink. Thus we have the first example of “wine, women, and song.”

Misery demands company

Those who had been gradually led astray and overcome would–if rationality prevailed–want to warn others not to “get hooked.” However, because many operate out of the subjective mind there is a natural urge to get them involved in the charismatic practices perhaps to validate their own sense of failures. Therefore, they actively “evangelize” to spread their worship. To do this, it was necessary to “join the unity movement.”

In keeping with this idea, when the Cainites saw that they had been deceived they did not, like Jared, pray to God for delivery but pride demanded that they continue to pretend to be superior. This in turn demanded that they try to “convert” their old friends. This is true because a weak man is always brought into judgment by a strong person who does not fall under the same spell. If the drunkard can get his teetotaler to take a sip then his own actions are validated and he feels so much better.

“And when men saw they were overcome, and saw others that were not overpowered, those who were beaten came to Genun, took refuge with him, and he made them his confederates.” Second Adam and Eve 20:9

These people were “overcome, “overpowered,” and “beaten” but they were sure that that were competent to “speak a good word for the lord.”

If one has been seduced the feeling of being duped may make them feel silly. However, if it is possible to get an instrument and become one of Genun’s confederates in his orchestra then we gain power and the strange feeling leaves us. They say, in effect, “We do not believe in your religion but we will hire out to you as a professional musician.”

Paul told the Corinthians that their tongues were potentially dangerous because they had been overpowered and led astray to such an extent that one might speak in tongues and curse Jesus. They would feel spiritual as the watching world saw them as crazy.

In the same way, Jared was worried about being overcome or of being in the company of the Cainite worshipers as they were influenced by Satan. Therefore, he prayed to God for help as the only way to escape from Satan’s strong power. However, the Cainites allowed themselves to be overcome. And like a person seeing a film of his charismatic antics they felt embarrassed. They did not have the moral strength to run for their life and to feel justified they wanted to get others involved. Perhaps this is why false religion is often the most evangelistic in attempting to convert others.

Like a narcotic, the use of sense stimulants to make one feel “spiritual” never works for very long. One needs a larger and larger “fix” in order to get the same sensation. Unfortunately, when one is under the influence of morphine or induced endorphins one can no longer distinguish between right and wrong. Therefore, the Corinthians could see themselves as God’s messengers to the world in their charismatic worship even as the watching world saw them as insane.

“Then sin increased among them greatly; until a man married his own sister, or daughter, or mother, and others; or the daughter of his father’s sister, so that there was no more distinction of relationship, and they no longer knew what is iniquity; but did wickedly, and the earth was defiled with sin; and they angered God the Judge, who had created them.” (Second Adam and Eve 20:10).

This defines those of whom Paul warned in Rome (See Rom. 1:21f) and in the words of Amos, “they invent ways of doing evil.” It also defines some of the sins of Corinth. As with many of the examples of false worship in the Old Testament, it was not enough for women like Jezebel to organize her own idol worship but she could never be happy until she had dominated all of Israel’s worship and converted them to idolatry.

From the law of Moses we can understand that sleeping with the wife of one’s father was not wrong just because “it violated some law of nature.” Rather, it was against the law because it dishonored the man’s father.

A man is not to marry his father’s wife; he must not dishonor his father’s bed.– Deu 22:30

Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father. — Lev 18:8

Meanwhile Back on the Mountain

The Cainites had reached the bottom of the pit and the “home church” had been converted to musical celebrationism. Those who had been overcome or defeated needed the other “brethren” to join in the joy but the joy turned to grief. However, not even an entire church which had fallen to such a level that they angered God could tolerate being considered strange.

In this story, the fallen Cainites still had the “holy” Sethites upon the mountain condemning them by their loyalty to the Word of God. Every time they looked up they saw all of those people who had not experienced “full salvation.” And even if the new religion based upon music made them feel like they had been overpowered or seduced, they would never be content until they seduced all of those “goody, goodies” off those high observation points from which they undoubtedly began by laughing at the valley people.

Well, if the Sethites are not going to “fall into our hands” and just come down when they hear our “superior” worship services, and if we need them to worship the same way in order to feel justified in our own worship, what is the next best method of softening them up with soft, little body blows?

Satan not only gave Genun the music but he supplied alternative approaches. Therefore, Genun began to plot a scheme for a traveling chorus to induce (ever so gradually) the Sethites to first listen to the musical group and then join them in celebration. Perhaps we can decide that Sunday night is not “worship time” and to get the bored crowd who have had all the “sermonizing” they can tolerate back we can have a soloist or a small, quiet band, or a guitar, or a small organ. Or maybe we can “cut off” the worship service with a closing prayer and then have a harp recital. There are a lot of ways to skin a cat.

It is consistent, therefore, that Genun attempted to bring the sense stimulants into the very worship of God’s faithful but small remnant–

“But Genun gathered together companies upon companies, that played on horns (Jubilee) and on all the other instruments we have already mentioned, at the foot of the Holy Mountain and they did so in order that the children of Seth who were on the Holy Mountain should hear it. — Second Adam and Eve 20:11

The Cainites will tell you that their worship makes them feel very spiritual but in their hearts they may feel that they have lost their will to resist. Upon the mountain the Sethites were not going to violate God’s command and have joint meetings with the Cainites. However, the loud noise could not be ignored and so curiosity that killed the cat reached out and touched them.

Genun makes no pretext to using music as an “aid” to make the worship of God more “meaningful” but he was honest in declaring that the value of the music was that they could perform and have others hear it.

It is pure human nature that when our little voice does not convert the world to our view that we feel that if we can amass enough supporters or construct an elaborate enough celebration that the watching world will be force by sheer persuasive power to come over to our sides.

“But when the children of Seth heard the noise, they (1) wondered, and (2) came by companies, and (3) stood on the top of the mountain to (4) look at those below; and (5) they did thus a whole year. — Second Adam and Eve 20:12

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked

The writer of the Psalms understood that before one sits in the seat of the “mockers” or “players” he must first walk in their counsel and then stand in their way:

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. — Psa 1:1

Wow, the Sethites must have exclaimed. We know that they do not believe what we believe but if they are still listening then we must keep up the pattern. However, this gathering is somewhat parallel with the later Israelites who conducted their idolatrous worship at the foot of Mount Sinai.

When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “There is the sound of war in the camp. Moses replied: “It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear.” — Exo 32:17-18

Moses defines the common message of music: it is the noise of war, the noise of victory, or the noise of singing.

The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and commands I have written for their instruction.” — Exo 24:12

This instruction was called the Book of the Covenant and consisted of about 70 laws which told how the ten commandments were to be kept. They were not part of the Book of the Law. However, after Israel had fallen into idolatry, the expanded law of Moses was given and the Jews were bound “not to go beyond what is written.”

Not even a year’s “free sample” could convert the Sethites but Satan is patient and grasped that there was a small chink in the Sethite armor not guarded by the Sword of the Spirit. Therefore, a little bit of success just caused him to “up the ante” and he placed unbearable pressure upon the little “church” which could not be ignored because it touched them where it felt good. Perhaps, he reasoned, we should pick out the best of our women, dress them in “heavenly” robes to make them appear “angelic” and hide the flaws, and use them as prostitutes.

No one can be led astray without a great amount of effort and it is to their credit that the Sethites conducted a “study program” for a whole year before they were ready to join in a “unity movement” with the Cainites.

“When, at the end of that year, Genun saw that they were being won over to him little by little, Satan entered into him, and taught him to make dyeing stuffs for garments of divers patterns, and made him understand how to dye crimson and purple and what not. And the sons of Cain who wrought all this, and shone in beauty and gorgeous apparel, gathered together at the foot of the mountain in splendor, with horns and gorgeous dresses, and horse races, committing all manner of abominations.” (Second Adam and Eve 20:13-14).

One acquires power by pretending to power and dressing with power. The clergyman may have nothing to say but if he wears priestly garments and turns his collar opposite your collar then surely he must be different. In the same way, one of the ways choirs often error gain their power is by wearing “priestly” robes. White for purity is often the color of choice. And a little bit of music won’t do the job. You have to call the assembly specifically to eliminate the Word by substituting long, loud and colorful music.

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process

In Ezekiel 26 when God says that the king of Tyre–who stands for Satan–would be brought low he wrote–

I will put an end to your noisy songs, and the music of your harps will be heard no more. Ezek 26:13

then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of long ago. I will make you dwell in the earth below, as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the pit, and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living. Ezek 26:20

In Ezekiel warning to Tyre who was also marked by music which was the “song of the prostitute” there was a strong emphasis upon trusting commerce rather than trusting God. One of the warnings said–

In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted. — Ezek 27:24

Sin never appears full-blown upon the scene accepted by all but it must begin by little increments. Perhaps we should have a soloist for the evening service. If we get away with that wouldn’t it be in keeping with history if she strummed upon the harp while she sang? If one singer/musician is good wouldn’t a “great company” be better? If we become addicted to quiet music shouldn’t we add more pipes and more horsepower to create a great pipe organ? And if this becomes a “tool” or “aid” to worship shouldn’t we “baptize” it and allow only “clergy musicians” to play it?

Remember that Satan first questioned God’s Word and then denied it. Next, he appealed to all of the senses. Studies have shown that while the sense of sound can become an avenue to actually changing the chemicals in the brain, a combination of sound, smell, and sight are much more powerful.

God still had the children of Seth who praised Him by telling about His deeds and they took the place of the fallen angels in God’s mind. This may be why Paul warned the musical-charismatic Corinthian women that they should be silent “because of the angels.”

“Meanwhile the children of Seth, who were on the Holy Mountain, prayed and praised God, in the place of the hosts of angels who had fallen; wherefore God had called them ‘angels,’ because He rejoiced over them greatly. — Second Adam and Eve 20:15

There is a common contrast between those who pray and praise God and those who attempt to worship God with that which pleases their own senses. Earlier, when Satan attempted to seduce Adam and Eve, they often caused him to flee by their devotion to prayers and praise which was telling them about what God had done–it was not singing idle songs.

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
They were gradually won over
Genun was given power to multiply the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance

The “fallen angels” had once been content to pray and praise God but they took their role as God’s judgmental warriors to mean that they were superior (harp and sword lamech) and decided that they would just take control from God. When they fell from heaven they had to be replaced by earthly people who “took their place” in prayer and praise. This was to replace the original state of the fallen angels who praised God vocally.

However, The “fallen angels” could not tolerate praise and prayer and brought their musical practices down to the earth to tempt people through the sexual senses. Therefore, “because of the angels” women are warned not to allow themselves to participate in the worship activities–especially the charismatic practices which still plagued the churches “just out of idolatry.” The faithful children of Seth are also witnesses against false religion because some of them remained faithful. God was happy with those who could withstand the very entertaining and exciting inducement to come off the mountain.

This helps us understand why the warriors attempt to praise God with their instruments while the angels prayed and praised Him with the “fruit of their lips.” When these warrior angels fell they were then used as soldiers to bring about punishment because Satan did not want a world full of converts–he wanted all of his converts dead so that the world (church) would be emptied so that he would have a free hand in ruling “his” domain.

That’s all right, says Genun, just praise God with the “fruit of the lips” at night and I will supply the musical instruments of delusion by day. We can worship with our voices on Sunday morning but perhaps it will be acceptable if we just worship God with the works of our hand–our inventions–for the dull old evening service!

Genun–indwelled by Satan–accepted that because he reasoned: “sooner or later I will get to you.” However, then and now, the cause of failure was the rejection of the Word or tokenizing of the Word and the solution would be to return to the Word. Adding the celebration might increase the participation for a time but in the end the “bricks of straw” will just burn up when the heat is turned up.

As the Sethites were gradually won over it was said:

“But after this, they no longer kept His commandment, nor held by the promise He had made to their fathers; but they relaxed from their fasting and praying, and from the counsel of Jared their father. And they kept on gathering together on the top of the mountain, to look upon the children of Cain, from morning until evening, and upon what they did, upon their beautiful dresses and ornaments” Second Adam and Eve 20:16

No well-instructed church is going to instantly decide to abandon worship as God has delivered it. The excitement coming from the rich valleys did not immediately cause the Sethites to come off the mountain but they had such a divided mind that they gave up the study and observance of the Word of God. Then they relaxed fasting as a discipline to buffet their bodies; they gave up praying by which their ancestors had called the Living Word down to chase Satan away, they decided not to listen to the “old folks” any more, and they became the “overflow” crowd just outside the church-building of the Cainites. They could not join wholeheartedly in the “musical praise” of the Cainites but they attended their “gospel concerts” after they gradually believed that music was better than quiet prayer and praise.

Like one addicted to drugs, the initial weekly high seemed so delightful. But if we have discovered a new level of excitement we immediately want to involve our friends. The “fixes” become more frequent until one is on the drug all day. In the modern context, it is common to hear people addicted to music and charismatic practices begin to wish for the next “meeting” before this one is over.

The Cainites out on their recruiting mission were also looking up and called for the Sethites to come join the party. The Sethites claimed that they did not know the way off God’s mountain. That is, while the Sethites had defected from the Word in their hearts, they still had the hang-up of “traditionalism” and could see no way to get off the mountain into the rich valley. The long conditioning of the Word had convinced them of God’s desire but their change of heart could not yet dispel the sense of guilt which would occur if they got involved in attempting to worship God by what appeal to their own senses. They understood that the first time they repudiated God by repudiating His Word they were going to hurt. They also understood that once the “twisting hurt” created a callus in their hearts the hurt would go away.

“But the children of Seth said to them from above, ‘We don’t know the way.’ Then Genun, the son of Lamech, heard them say they did not know the way, and he bethought himself how he might bring them down.” Second Adam and Eve 20:18

Satan always has his little “tattle-tales” within the church, and Genun overheard the conference and tried to find a way to make the change of membership possible.

“Then Satan appeared to him by night, saying, ‘There is no way for them to come down from the mountain on which they dwell; but when they come to-morrow, say to them, ‘Come ye to the western side of the mountain; there you will find the way of a stream of water, that comes down to the foot of the mountain, between two hills; come down that way to us.” Second Adam and Eve 20:19

We noted earlier (First Adam and Eve 26:2-3) that the light from the Word came from the east. Now, that Satan wants to deprive the people of light he insists that they go to the western side of the mountain to find his little stream. Isaiah noted that those who praise the Lord often sing from the west but true praise comes from the east.

Satan came to him and told him that there was a path by which they could get off the mountain. Satan said, in effect, that the mountain was too steep and that there was no direct or “open” way for the non-musical group to just come down and place membership. That is, there is simply no way for one who has studied God’s Word about music–especially the Old Testament–to join a musical worship group in a single step. That is before he can “sit” he must first “walk” among them and then “stand” among them.

However, Satan told Genun to tell them that if they went down the western side of the mountain they would find a stream of water which flowed into the valley. Water can’t often fall directly off the mountain: it must take the gradual path from one level to another until it gets off the mountain without dashing itself into mist. This, of course, would be a continuation of the “gradualism” which would allow the Sethites to “ease” off the mountain with their bodies still intact.

However, the children of Seth began to disobey God and their father Jared and the children of Cain looked at them on the top of the mountain but saw that there was no way for them to get down and worship with them (v. 16-88). There is simply no way to radically and suddenly drag people off the “mountain” and, in fact, there is no human force adequate to “separate us from the love of God.” It takes satanic consultation and, therefore, Satan appeared to Genun and showed him how to get the holy children down from their mountain:

“Then when it was day, Genun blew with horns and beat the drums below the mountain, as he was wont. The children of Seth heard it, and came as they used to do. — Second Adam and Eve 20:20

They were “looking to the hills.”

Genun now switched from just playing loud music to combining it with teaching error and he told the Sethites how to get off the mountain. However, it was to their credit that the Sethites who had been converted in their heart knew that there was a problem between their feelings and the Word of God. Therefore, they returned to Jared who, upon hearing their message, was grieved because he knew that their question told him that they would transgress his counsel.

“But when the children of Seth heard these words from him, they went back into the cave to Jared, to tell him all they had heard. Then when Jared heard it, he was grieved; for he knew that they would transgress his counsel.” Second Adam and Eve 20:22-23

By analogy, a group “swarms” and comes to the elders wanting their advice. They find the old church too dull and they have decided that they should form a new church in which they can adopt a “few” of the “innocent” practices which they like when they attend Joywood. However, we would really like your advice. What they have said is “we have decided to do this at any cost even if it divides the church and we want you to tell us that we are ok and you are ok.” It didn’t take Jared long to catch on. The music, like in the warning of Amos and Isaiah 5, was proof that they were “sliding down the mountain” and were lost and beyond redemption–only a tiny few would suffer for “seventy years” and then return.

The people decided that what was happening “out in the world” was much more “meaningful” than the teachings of Jared. After all “if I don’t get anything out of it” then don’t I have the duty to find something better? In a page out of modern youth-thought, the men decided to have a home study and perhaps an “organization meeting” and decide how we are going to disrupt the peace upon the mountain. A hundred people decided to “swarm” and join the enemy. When Jared heart this his very soul was moved and he warned them that to go down would be to violate the commandments of their fathers.

“After this a hundred men of the children of Seth gathered together, and said among themselves, ‘Come, let us go down to the children of Cain, and see what they do, and enjoy ourselves with them.” Second Adam and Eve 20:24

However, this was still a “study group” and they claimed that they just wanted to go down and see what they are doing and just enjoy ourselves with them” (v. 24).

Seeing that they would go down, Jared warned them that they could never return to God’s presence on the mountain.

“But when Jared heard this of the hundred men, his very soul was moved, and his heart was grieved. He then arose with great fervour, and stood in the midst of them, and adjured them by the blood of Abel the just, ‘Let not one of you go down from this holy mountain, in which our fathers have ordered us to dwell.” Second Adam and Eve 20:25

Enoch was grown up enough to join with Jared and warn them not to leave God’s way. He told them that the moment they left the mountain they would remove themselves from life and mercy. They would no longer be called “children of God,” but “children of the devil.”

Later we will see that music had the power to make even ugly women seem very beautiful and ugly men suddenly became attractive. The music, the clothes, and the makeup began to transform the women and the Sethites must have felt themselves slipping–gradually getting hooked but not able to rest the addiction of sight and sound.

“But when Jared saw that they did not receive his words, he said unto them, ‘O my good and innocent and holy children, know that when once you go down from this holy mountain, God will not allow you to return again to it.” Second Adam and Eve 20:26

God will send strong delusions

Satan through Genun then told the Watchers how to get off the mountain. However, the Sethites went back and told Jared who grieved “for he knew that they would transgress his counsel”(v. 23). A hundred men decided to go down but Jared warned that once they left the mountain they could not return because they would be “reft of life and of mercy and you shall no longer be called ‘children of God,’ but ‘children of the devil.'” (v. 27). Enoch joined in the warning but they wend down from the Holy Mountain.

“For if people occupy their time with pipes, and psalteries, and choirs, and dances, and Egyptian clapping of hands, and such disorderly frivolities, they become quite immodest and intractable, beat on cymbals and drums, and make a noise on instruments of delusion” (Clement, The Instructor).

“…The churches soon adopted an elaborate ceremonial. The hymns of Ephraim the Syrian, of Hilary of Pietavium, and of Sedulius, showed traces of the artificiality which now disturbed every factor in the services of the church” (John Fletcher Hurst, History of the Christian Church, vol. I., p. 357).

Jingling, banging, and rattling accompanied heathen cults, and the frenzying shawms of a dozen ecstatic cries intoxicated the masses. Amid this euphoric farewell feast of a dying civilization, the voices of nonconformists were emerging from places of Jewish and early Christian worship …” (Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1971 ed., s.v. “Music”)

In the Wilderness parallel, after Israel had fallen into idolatry, God held out His hand but he really sentenced them to go into Assyrian captivity because He knew that once they had tasted the sense stimulants of idolatry they would never return to the quiet worship of Him.

The first company went down to the valley and their greatest wish was fulfilled and they just knew that they had joined the most spiritual church in town because–

“And when they looked at the daughters of Cain, at their beautiful figures, and at their hands and feet dyed with colour, and tattooed in ornaments on their faces, the fire of sin was kindled in them.’ — Second Adam and Eve 20:31

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation

Another writer saw the great destruction in later years and warned that they would fall because they made their daughters into singing girls where head adornment was always important. Judah had children by his Canaanite daughter in law but he had to give up the “scepter of his kingdom.”

“Now I have much grief, my children, because of your lewdness and witchcrafts, and idolatries which ye shall practise against the kingdom, following them that have familiar spirits, diviners, and demons of error” Ye shall make your daughters singing girls and harlots, and ye shall mingle in the abominations of the Gentiles” (Testament of Judah 4:15-16)

Prostitution is not always overtly sexual. We say that a great speaker “prostitutes his talents” when he goes out to sell books or make a name for himself. Women used by men to attract crowds through their beauty and musical talent are prostituting themselves for their own money or fame.

In the imagery of the New Testament the “Holy Mountain” or kingdom of God is the church and Paul warns that if we practice the same things as those seduced by Satan we cannot live on the mountain–

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions–and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. — Gal 5:19-21

This error was connected with following familiar spirits, diviners, and demons of error. Making their daughters into singing girls and harlots was literal but the meaning was spiritual in that they engaged in the worship of the “Gentiles” or Cainites (and later the Canaanites). The Bible is very clear that music and adornment played a vital part in inducing ecstasy and Peter will specifically warn the women not to make themselves into something they are not. Because of this failure in later years God brought death and captivity and the destruction of the temple

“For which things’ sake the Lord shall bring upon you famine and pestilence, death and the sword, beleaguering by enemies, and revilings of friends, the slaughter of children, the rape of wives, the plundering of possessions, the burning of the temple of God, the laying waste of the land, the enslavement of yourselves among the Gentiles” Testament of Judah 4:17

In later years, the men of Israel would import the pagan women who introduced or enhanced idolatry. This was an affront to the faithful women as surely as the men’s choice of a beautiful musician to “perform” on Sunday should be seen as an affront to the Godly women. The destruction which resulted (and results) was always born primarily by the women and children.

It is not just that the Cainites were very beautiful but the charismatic spirit altered the state of the Sethite’s minds and they began to hallucinate–seeing even an ugly singer or player as the most beautiful person in the world. When the music attracted their attention and began to win over the Sethites this was Satan’s final tool to “close the deal.” In the words of God at Sinai, after Israel had engaged in charismatic worship He said that they had become a “laughingstock” before their enemies. How can you fear an army who allows its mind to be taken away by ecstasy?

It was not just the adorned face which seduced the men but as Satan fooled Jared with a phantom or apparition (hallucination) he would make the men and women unnaturally beautiful.

Consistent with many Biblical examples, there is a close association between prostitution and singing women. If anywhere in Scripture God wanted to communicate the message that He wanted to be honored by the secular methods of music then it would appear that in all cases He would use great care not to make unfavorable associations.

However, rescue would come and the confusion brought about by “familiar spirits” would be put down:

“And ye shall be the people of the Lord, and have one tongue; and there shall be there no spirit of deceit of Beliar, for he shall be cast into the fire forever” Testament of Judah 4:30

When the post-flood people became very evil and worshiped God as they choose, God “sent a spirit” into them and confused their tongues so that as they were speaking different tongues they were never able to unify in their Satanic methods. However, when we become the people of God He gives us one tongue so that there can be no “spirit of deceit of Beliar” to cause people to speak in tongues and curse Jesus (1 Cor. 12:1f).

Then Satan made them look most beautiful before the sons of Seth, as he also made the sons of Seth appear of the fairest in the eyes of the daughters of Cain, so that the daughters of Cain lusted after the sons of Seth like ravenous beasts, and the sons of Seth after the daughters of Cain until they committed abomination with them” Second Adam and Eve 20:32

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation
They began to hallucinate
They lusted
They fell from grace

Have you noticed that the ugliest man alive can literally have women fall in love with him and meet him in every hotel room simply because he has the charisma bestowed by ecstasy-inducing music? Why else would a scraggly-bearded, effeminate man seduce thousands of women and have them screaming, crying, and rolling in the floor but by music? How else can millions of straight women fall in love with a homosexual piano player? The same is true on a lesser level with men where musical ability causes a homely women to appear quite beautiful with tens of thousands of men falling in love with her.

“Ephesus was famous for its shrine of Diana, where thousands of sacred prostitutes believed fornication brought believers into contact with deity in much the same way the Gnostics used authentia (authority) to bind the flesh and the divine together.

When these women converted to Christianity they had to unlearn these pagan practices. ‘Virtually without exception, female teachers among the Greeks were courtesans, such as Aspasia, who numbered Socrates and Pericles among her students. Active in every major school of philosophy, these hetairai made it evident in the course of their lectures that they were available afterwards for a second occupation. But the Bible teaches that to seduce men in such a manner was indeed to lead them to slaughter and the halls of death (cf. Prov. 2:18; 5:5; 6:27; 9:18). The verb authentein is thus peculiarly apt to describe both the erotic and murderous.” (Trombley, p. 177).

Lust but then guilt–always the guilt. The Sethites had allowed others to pry open their brain and pour in Satanic influences but then Satan admits that he never delivers what he promises and they were left feeling like fools.

The Bible records this even when it says:

When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days–and also afterward–when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them.

They were the heroes (gods in ANE tablets) of old, men of renown. The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. Gen 6:1-5

They had abandoned their own mind and their God for the best promises in the world but they got nothing but guilt with no remedy.

When Satan’s devices had caused the Sethites to fall into sin, they naturally wanted to return to their own place when the music-induced drugs or endorphins had worn off and they realized that they had been in the middle of an ecstatic experience. However, once one comes off the mountain it is very difficult or even impossible to return to the quiet worship of God.

“But after they had thus fallen into this defilement, they returned by the way they had come, and tried to ascend the Holy Mountain. But they could not, because the stones of that holy mountain were of fire flashing before them, by reason of which they could not go up again.” (Second Adam and Eve 20:33)

Satan fell when he thought that he could take what belonged to the heavenly realm and bring it into the earthly where the Word was to rule. Of “Lucifer” (Zoe)

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Ezekiel 28:13

Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:14

When Satan fell, it was his goal to get all humanity to join him in seducing others with music and commerce. When Genun (Jubal) fell he had the urge to cause others to fall so that he would not be lonely even in hell.

They Sethites said, in effect, “we didn’t really intend to ‘join’ Satan and his brood down in the dark valley. We just wanted to skip that old dull service for a few Sunday nights because they have the best ‘Christian Rock’ group in the world.” While they were not evil, they had rejected the clear Word of God and slid off the mountain against Godly warnings. Therefore, to this point–

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation
They began to hallucinate
They lusted
They fell from grace
They tried to repent but could not

This fall is parallel with the fall from the garden of Eden and, therefore, Satan’s appeal to Eve’s human senses are often held to have been sexual. After their sin, Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden whose gate was guarded by angelic beings with flashing swords. God’s people do not “experience” joy as a result of some charismatic musical performance. Rather, when they honor Him and serve Him they sing out of the inner joy–

But as for you who forsake the LORD and forget my holy mountain, who spread a table for Fortune (gad) and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny, — Isa 65:11

I will destine you for the sword, and you will all bend down for the slaughter; for I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen. You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.” — Isa 65:12

Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “My servants will eat, but you will go hungry; my servants will drink, but you will go thirsty; my servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame. — Isa 65:13

My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts, but you will cry out from anguish of heart and wail in brokenness of spirit. — Isa 65:14

Amos and Isaiah associate this to musical worship which, by definition, means that the Word as it has been written is ignored and the people hunger and thirst for the Word but cannot find it.

While the authenticity of these books may be questioned, it cannot be disputed that they convey the message which Paul wanted conveyed. That message is that when the Word is forgotten and people turn to celebrating their own senses great evil always results. As it touches the concept of angels, they show that children of faith stand in the place of the fallen angels who failed in their worship of God.

When the women took off the veil so that they could display their beauty sexual stimulation was the natural result and people were led away from God. When Paul warned the women to be submissive he warned that–

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Pet 3:3-4

At Mount Sinai, God originally gave the ten commandments with a body of enabling laws which could have been kept and which would allow them to walk in the very presence of God. However, even as Moses was collecting the laws the Israelites fell into musical ecstasy and worshiped the golden calf which they had made with their own hands. When they wanted to “return to the mountain” of God’s grace the could not. Therefore, God gave the ten commandments again but added about 613 laws which were destructive and which could never be kept. In addition, after they had sinned, God told Moses that they would go into captivity and most of them would be destroyed because they could never return to the worship of God in its very simple, non-ecstatic form.

In the second letter to Corinth Paul gives a better description of these people and definitely identifies the unbeliever as an evil infidel who must be “divorced” from fellowship. From the context we understand that they were people who had authority to teach error:

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 2 Cor 6:14-16

Paul says (1) “don’t keep on being yoked” with these people, and he says (2) “come out” or “be separated” from them. The word “separated” is the same word which is translated as “divorce” elsewhere.

“Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” — 2 Cor 6:17-18

From all that we know of pagan temples of idols the fundamental method for literally and spiritually seducing men was the use of music and priestesses who taught and served the “worshipers.” Paul told the Corinthians in his first letter that they had been led astray to dumb idols and spoke in tongues and may have been cursing Jesus. They could no longer engage in “unity in diversity” with these pagan temples or pagan practices.

Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. — 2 Cor 4:2-7

The first company had fallen into temptation and it was natural to hire counselors, make up a rescue squad, and go right into the jaws of Satan to rescue and bring them back. However, the second company–with all of the good intentions in the world–joined the unity movement in order to “have more influence.” After all, if we are going to “win” them then “how can we knock it if we haven’t tried it?” How can you say that Cocaine is bad if you have never sniffed it? Good point. However, once we have sniffed it we might loose all control to even evaluate whether it is good or bad.

“But he followed God’s order, and preached unto them not to do down from that holy mountain, and not to hold intercourse with the children of Cain. But they headed not his message, and would not obey his counsel.” Second Adam and Eve 20:37-38

But this “valley ministry team” was also tempted and lost. Rather than teach God’s Word to prevent error, other missions were sent out until only a few Sethites were left.

Well, perhaps it is just the best thing if “those malcontents” just get out of here and leave us in peace. However, even the small faithful remnant would not be left on the holy mountain but would be taken into captivity and most would die. Only those saved by the ark would survive the “old world” which was destroyed by water and move to a “new world.”

CHAP. XXI.

Jared dies in sorrow for his sons who had gone astray. A prediction of the Flood.

1 AFTER this another company gathered together,

and they went to look after their brethren;
but they perished as well as they.
And so it was, company after company, until only a few of them were left.

Because the Sethites had not just “fallen from grace” as they joined the Cainites but they destroyed the “leaven principle” by which the world had a preserving number of people who could slowly convert the celebrants back to God’s Word. The “beyond redemption” principle meant that God reached the point where it was not worth the effort to try to purify a polluted mass of humanity–better just begin all over.

“But, O my sons, God will take you to a strange land, and ye shall never again return to behold with your eyes this garden and this holy mountain” (Second Adam and Eve 21:6)

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation
They began to hallucinate
They lusted
They fell from grace
They tried to repent but could not
They were sentenced to captivity

CHAP. XXII.

Only three righteous men left in the world. The evil conditions of men prior to the Flood.

1 BUT Enoch kept the commandment of Jared his father, and continued to minister in the cave.

2 It is this Enoch to whom many wonders happened, and who also wrote a celebrated book; but those wonders may not be told in this place.

3 Then after this,

the children of Seth went astray and fell, they, their children and their wives.
And when Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah saw them, their hearts suffered by reason of their fall into doubt full of unbelief; and they wept and sought of God mercy, to preserve them, and to bring them out of that wicked generation.

“Altogether, not one of our fathers or of their children, remained on that holy mountain, except those three, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah. For all the rest went down from the mountain and fell into sin with the children of Cain. Therefore were they forbidden that mountain, and none remained on it but those three men” Second Adam and Eve 22:10

They may “look to the hills with lust” but they will never get back on top where the Word dwells in relationship with believers.

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation
They began to hallucinate
They lusted
They fell from grace
They tried to repent but could not
They were sentenced to captivity
They served as a warning or pattern.

Now, the “church” had been stripped of its members by the celebrative worship of the Cainites and we might begin to wonder whether we should adopt their practices to “hold onto the young people.” But this was not the case. After all others had died or fallen into temptation, “Enoch kept the commandments of Jared his father, and continued to minister in the cave” (22:1). The little lamp of God’s Word still gave light but it was beginning to flicker.

Enoch continued to be a “hold out” and preached three hundred and eighty-five years before he understood that God’s grace would simply move him off the face of the earth before it was destroyed (22:4) without it being converted. Truly when we fall off the mountain there probably is never a way back. However, Enoch continued his warnings–

“Enoch said also to them, ‘Watch over your souls, and hold fast by your fear of God and by your service of Him, and worship Him in upright faith, and serve Him in righteousness, innocence and judgments, in repentance and also in purity” (Second Adam and Eve 22:7).

Enoch knew full well that the only way to keep from losing one’s mind is to hold onto it. Never, for a moment, allow someone else to reach into your skull and take hold of the brain through sight, sound or smell which actually create drugs in the brain. Because drugs are addictive, we need larger doses, and still there is no fulfillment–the promises were lies.

And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: Genesis 5:21
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: Genesis 5: 22
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: Genesis 5: 23
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him
. Genesis 5: 24

The story of Enoch is in three parts. The primary Genun story begins here. The Book of Jubilees version is here.

While music, like steak, has its rightful and productive place, it should not be used to silence the rational (spirit) part of the brain so that error sounds like truth.


THE DAYS OF NOAH

Published May 21, 2014 | by Team Pleinsfeux

What was it really like before the flood? Through countless theories, wild speculation and bizarre ideas, there is much more to the story of Noah than what most people may realize.

By Samuel C. Baxter – On February 28, 2014

“Once upon a time there was a long time …” Unless you’re in elementary school, spent the first line is usually a signal to change the channel. A story for a child must generally follow. Tale likely include heroes and villains eaters biscuits, a damsel in distress and perhaps a giant or two. This is usually a very improbable myth, a legend or a parable.

This is how most people see the idea of a flood that would have covered the entire Earth.’s Story has captured the imagination of almost all cultures for millennia. Tradition in Sumerian, printed on tablets Wedge Ziusudra boarded a huge ship. Former Babylonian tale has Utnapishtim in the lead role, with his wife and animals on the boat. In both cases, the main characters become immortal after the flood.

Aztec culture has a version of 52 years with one man and one woman, Nene and Tata, surviving by hiding in a huge cypress. Thereafter, the god Tezcatlipoca into the dog for disobeying orders.

Over the years, the story of the Flood was transformed several times with almost all cultures preserve a history of water covering the whole earth, usually to destroy a wicked humanity. There is also the Greek myth of Deucalion and legend Indian Manu.

There are not really two identical versions.

However, for those who believe in the validity of the Bible, only one report is correct: The Story of Noah’s Ark family. at least two members of each species (Genesis 6: boat in a giant He then rained for 40 days and 40 nights, and a flood covered the Earth Ultimately, the ark s’ aground on the crest of a mountain and God said He would never flood the world. He used a rainbow sky to symbolize his promise.

It seems that if any story deserves to start with “Once upon a time there was a long time”, it is this one.

But there is a problem. If something happened there a long time, how do we know exactly what happened? Can not ask the eyewitnesses and no videos this time on the internet. This means that even those who believe in the account of the Bible can wander about what really happened, especially with regard to the conditions before the flood.

A bone of contention is found in Genesis 6: 4: “There were giants in the earth in those days, after the son of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: This are those heroes who were famous in antiquity. “

Verse 2 says that the son of God took the daughters of men as women.

These verses have fascinated Bible readers for centuries: Who were these “giants in the earth” and “son of God” men”? More importantly, what did they have then to do with God’s decision to destroy mankind by a worldwide flood?

One of the favorite responses is that fallen angels (son of God) have procreated with human females to create a super race of malevolent demons. So God was forced to destroy humanity.

This idea seems more true when we read the book of Job. In chapter 1, verse 6, the angels are called the “son of God.”

James Moffatt supports this idea in his translation of the Bible, “Angels”, he did not even call the “son of God”, “saw the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took them wives of all which they chose. “(Genesis 6: 2)

Other sources add to this theory, as the Book of Enoch, a controversial paper written in the year 300 BC. Well, a Hollywood blockbuster about Noé describes these angelic beings like giant 11-foot high with six arms.

Yet, Jesus Christ reveals an obvious flaw in the idea of angel / human offspring: “For in the resurrection they shall take no women, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in the sky. “(Matthew 10:30 p.m.)

Although the context of the quotation is a future resurrection, it clearly indicates that angels do not marry. They are spiritual beings without sex and it is impossible for them to procreate. If they could, the company would be full of these examples, but there are none! Therefore, the son of God who took wives of the daughters of men can not be angels. Bible tells us that there were giants before and Over the centuries after the flood, but they were human beings in the flesh 4).

Yet this is just one of many misconceptions about the minutes before the flood. To understand how it was in the days preceding the flood, you dig into the text of the Bible. This creates a vivid picture of the days of Noah and their crucial role in the modern world.

World conditions

A picture of this period began to emerge still playing in Genesis 6: 5: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and all the thoughts of his heart was only towards the daily evil. “

Every imagination of the thoughts of the heart of man was evil continually. How had it come to be so bad?

Before the flood, people lived for centuries., The first man Adam lived for 930 years, which was a decade or two longer than the average life of the time.

Try wrapping your mind around living for almost a millennium. Imagine if someone had 900 years to learn something like playing the violin., And could eventually reach and even exceed what is considered the level of virtuoso today.

While everyone was polishing new skills, it was not done in a 6:.. 1: “When men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them … “

The original Hebrew word translated as “multiply” means “increase” and “multiplied by myriads,” according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.

In other words, the Earth has experienced tremendous population explosion. Due to their extended life, how many people would have increased between 5 and 17 billion people in the days of Noah.

Knowledge and technologies have also increased rapidly during the 1656 years from Creation to the Flood. Mankind has built cities (4:17) had cattle ranches (4:20), composed and played music (4:21), and discovered metallurgy, including how to make alloys such as brass.

Although each man had 900 years to perfect various trades, he also had the same amount of time to develop bad attitudes and bad habits.

Anyone thinks and does becomes a part of his character. Just as a person might have become very skilled at metallurgy during this time, she could also have perfected the art of lying, cheating and stealing. Even after only a few hundred years, man would become incredibly nasty. And, again, there must be billions of people like that!

Those who lived at that time knew how to work the metal, for both good and bad happened.. ” The earth also was corrupt before God, the earth was filled with violence. “(Genesis 6:11)

This is the world that the Creator looked and said, “I will destroy the face of the earth man whom I have created, from man to animals to creeping things and birds of the air: for I am sorry that I have made ​​them. “(Genesis 6: 7)

Yet there was one person who stood out: “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. “(Genesis 6: 8)

Noah had lived in a completely different way from those who lived around him, who had been known from the days of the creation of Adam and Eve.

Two trees

In the garden of Eden, the first man and the first woman received a choice between two very different life paths 7-9.: “The Lord God formed man of the dust of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man he had formed. L LORD God made ​​to grow out of the ground every tree pleasant to the sight and good for food, and the tree of life in the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. “

God then gave Adam and Eve simple instructions: You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; But you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you shall die. “(Genesis 2: 16-17)

Eat the fruit of the tree of life symbolized the choice to follow God’s will, and allowed him to determine how man should live. Eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil represented to choose make decisions based on proper understanding of man.

Genesis3:.. 1-8 shows which way Adam and Eve chose They rejected the Creator as their supreme teacher and ruler Instead, they listened to the serpent and ate the wrong tree humans. decided for themselves what was “good” and what was “evil.” They continued to choose between good and evil by their own failed physical reasoning rather than listening to what God says .

By not eating from the tree of life, the man cut his access to divine knowledge, which included understanding the incredible goal of God for him.

The two trees in the garden also symbolize two lifestyles: Supply versus receive.

The way the gift can be defined as infinite love, care and concern for others that are equal to or greater than the love of ourselves. This provides for cooperation, service and sharing. Moreover The way to receive is to the domestic concern yourself follows. “I want to be it,.. rather than to produce it myself. “It is materialistic, greedy and selfish. Cà is to get at the expense of others, often at the expense of their suffering.

At the time of Noah, the vast majority of Earth lived in the way of receiving.

The way of Cain

Genesis 4 shows that the first dam and Eve, Cain and Abel children illustrate these two lifestyles. Jewish historian of the first century, Josephus had access to ancient historical documents that no longer exist TODAY . ‘hui The Antiquities of the Jews support the biblical narrative: “Now the brothers were satisfied with their different way of living; Because Abel, the younger, was a lover of justice and believed that God was present in all his actions; He excelled in virtue; And his job was that of a shepherd. But Cain was not only very bad in other respects, but he was quite determined to get everything … “

Strong’s Concordance shows that the Hebrew meaning of the name Cain is “all receive.”

Cain finally manages to kill Abel out of jealousy and is expelled from the presence of his family as punishment earth. I shall be hidden from thy face I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond … “(Genesis 4:14)

Cain clearly has not been removed from the earth, but was driven from the place where Adam, Eve and their children lived says. “And Cain went out from the presence of LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

Josephus says that Cain refused to learn from his punishment and, instead, was determined “to increase his wickedness; For it was only to get everything for his own bodily pleasure, though here obliged to insult his neighbors violence.; He excited his knowledge to obtain pleasure and to strip them of theft, and he became a great leader in all wickedness. He also introduced a change in that way of simplicity wherein men lived before ; And he is the author of measures and weights. And while they lived innocently and generously while they knew nothing of such arts, he changed the world with the art of deception. He of First set any limits on land: He built a city and a fortified with walls, and he compelled his family to live there … “

Instead of always giving generously, Cain apparently introduced weights and measures in business relationships. He almost certainly started to deceive others using this system to get more for himself. It has negatively influenced others to live selfishly.

Josephus demonstrates the incredible effect that Cain had on others, “While Adam was still alive, it came to pass that the posterity of Cain became exceedingly wicked, each becoming worse than the previous excellent. in flights … yet was he bold in his profligate behavior, in acting unjustly, and inflicting injuries to gain? ‘.

The Antiquities of the Jews have one of the descendants of Cain, “But Tubal, [the Bible calls Tubal-Cain] one of his children … exceeded all men in strength, and was very expert and famous in martial performances [he was a warrior elite] method.; And he first invented the art of brass. “

These are just a few descriptions of the descendants of Cain. Other children of Adam lived separately in a form entirely different direction.

Preachers of righteousness

Recall that Abel was “a lover of justice”, meaning that he lived in the way of God 119. 172 defines justice: “My tongue shall speak of thy word: righteous. “

This means that Abel obeyed God’s commandments.

The way the gift is not dead when Cain killed his brother.

Back to Genesis 4:25: “And Adam knew his wife again; She bore a son, and called his name Seth, for, she said, God gave me another son in place of Abel, whom Cain slew. “

Genesis 4:26 says: “Seth also had a son, and he called his name Enos: Lord.. “

The phrase call upon the name of the Lord” could also be translated as “men began to preach and to publish the name of the Lord.”

Those in the line of Seth almost certainly invented written language. Josephus says they have founded the study of astronomy and wrote their findings on stone and brick pillars to preserve knowledge.

A passage in the New Testament highlights the role that Seth and Enosh had the world before the flood: “If he does not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah the eighth, it preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. “(II Peter 2: 5)

Noah was the eighth of what is called “preachers of righteousness.” Abel was the first. Remaining seven were Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch and Noah. They probably taught their families live according to the commandments of God.

Note that the lives of many of these preachers rode for several hundred years. At one point, six of these men lived together. That would undoubtedly have increased their positive effect.

Again, the report provided by Josephus adds, “So this Seth, when he was raised and happened in those years in which he could discern what was good, became a virtuous man; And he himself had an excellent character, so he left behind children who imitated his virtues. All this turned out to be a good mood. They also inhabited the same country without dissensions, and in good conditions, without misfortunes that fell upon them, until they die. “

A land of peace and happiness. How different civilization during the reign of Cain!

However, the sphere of influence of the line of Seth did not stop with the immediate family. Antiquities of the Jews shows that each patriarch was in charge of the government, which means they apply God’s laws as civil laws . Josephus says that the children of Seth “continued to recognize God as the Lord of the Universe” for seven generations, but over time, they are perverted and abandoned the practices of their ancestors.

What was the cause of the loss of influence of the preachers of righteousness in the society?

John Gill’s Exposition of the Old and New Testaments speculates that during the time of a man named Jared (who was the great-grandfather of Noah), apostasy began to settle eliminate the ways of God, which took place when the children of Cain began to mix with those of Seth.

The Bible clearly states that the son of Jared, Enoch “walked with God”. (Genesis 5:22) With Enoch, we can understand that these eight men just preached God. Whether Jesus Christ with his saints one day would establish a super government on Earth!

Jude 1: 14-15, in the New Testament says: It’s Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to exercise a judgment against all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all acts which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches have spoken against him ungodly sinners. “

Everything indicates that the son of Enoch, Methuselah, and his grandson, son, Lamech, did not continue in the teachings of preachers of righteousness. Instead, the line jumped two generations to Noah. Almost certainly, Methuselah and Lamech maliciously caused apostasy against God’s ways and used their influence as heads of government to influence others to their thoughts.

And, as has been the case throughout the millennia, Methuselah and Lamech probably slowly introduced false beliefs to those in their charge. They probably taught counterfeit ideas that might seem of God, but which probably originated the spirit of Satan, that II Corinthians 4: 4 called the “god of this world.”

While weddings continued between the children of Seth and those of Cain, the process of receiving has gripped the entire Earth.

Campaigns preaching

Because Noah was righteous, the Creator warned of the coming flood: “And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; For they have filled the earth with violence; Behold, I will destroy them with the earth wood.; Rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without. “(Genesis 6: 13-14)

The Flood did not start immediately 3)., During which Noah, a preacher of righteousness, warned of impending catastrophe for the majority this period.

Josephus adds to the story: “But Noah was very uneasy at what they did; And being dissatisfied with their conduct, it should convince them to change their dispositions and actions for the better: but seeing they did not obey him, but they were slaves to their evil pleasures, he was afraid they killed him, with his wife and children, and those they had married; After that, he left the country. “

A loving God has made ​​sure that all humanity knows the punishment to come and offered to all who would change their way of life a place in the ark. Moreover, Noah also certainly preached the gospel of kingdom throughout the world as his grandfather Enoch had.

To refine this warning, God may have increased natural disasters at the time.

While most of the details of the Babylonian story of the flood is not reliable, the increase in natural disasters has a high value because it follows a common biblical model. Few details gleaned from the Babylonian myth include a slight increase in famines and epidemics in the years before the flood. It also mentioned that the attacks of lions and wolves were common.

Such events would attract the attention of the man and show him that he lived in the wrong way!

Despite the warnings of Noah for decades, everyone ignored the patriarch rescued. “… When God’s patience was prolonged in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a small number of people, that is to say, eight souls were saved by water. “(I Peter 3:20)

“The days of Noah”

The world before the flood is not only interesting from the point of view of biblical history. Jesus himself has given utmost importance to the understanding of this important report, “It was in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man. For in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark; And they are suspected nothing until the flood came and took them all away So will be the coming of the Son of man. “(Matthew 24: 37-39)

Before the flood, the overwhelming majority has ignored verbal warning Noah and warning signs around them about what was going to happen.

Luke 17: 26-27 contains a parallel narrative. “It was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of man were eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark; The flood came and destroyed them all. “

In other words, the conditions of the world before Christ’s return will reflect “the days of Noah.”

In Matthew 24: 3, while talking with Jesus, some of his followers were asking questions on the same subject asked. “Tell us, when shall these things will happen, and what will be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world? “The word” world “in this verse is better translated as” age. “

Try to imagine global trends before the Flood: A population explosion, violence and widespread wars, the incredible technological advancement, the proliferation of knowledge, false religions, animal attacks, disease and famine.

Now look at Christ’s statement about what will happen in the last days as part of what is called the Prophecy on the Mount of Olives, “For many shall come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ . ‘and will deceive many people wars… Keep you be not troubled: for all this must happen, but this is not yet the end Nation will rise against a nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be in divers places, and famines and earthquakes. “(Matthew 24: 5-7)

All these trends have existed throughout history. Jesus just meant they worsen significantly before the end of the ages.

Daniel 12: 4 adds to the image stating seal the book until the time of the increase..

Also, Apocalypse 6 contains a parallel with Prophecy on the Mount of Olives and mentions four symbolic riders who ride horses that are white (with a connotation false Christianity), red (war), black (famine) and pale ( the disease). These are the conditions that will increase in the last days.

Apocalypse 8 summarizes the four horsemen receive all the powers on earth “to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

Be honest with yourself. Consider the daily news. All these trends exist today and are becoming more common every day.

The “days of Noah” the End Times are upon us now! And, just as before the Flood, a loving God warns the nations of the Earth while announcing the good news of the coming of the great government Christ soon.

It was another trend that Jesus said in Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and come..

As was the case before the flood, God provides a way of escape for those who repent and change their ways of living.

Do not be lulled into thinking that everything continues as was always the case. Leave worsening adverse events in the world you wake up and turn to God and His way of giving. Learn from the examples of those who have ignored fervent warnings of Noah.

Read Luke 17: 26-27, again: It was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of man day. Noah entered the ark; The flood came and destroyed them all. “

A deluge of prophetic events will be unleashed on an unsuspecting humanity. You do not have to be caught off guard. Studying literature and videos mentioned in this article, and evidence of their validity in the pages of your Bible, you can know what’s coming.

 

60 Days In Prison And A $12,180 Fine For Hosting A Home Bible Study In Arizona

The war on home Bible studies and house churches is heating up again.  Down in Phoenix, Arizona a man has been sentenced to 60 days in prison and has been fined $12,180 for hosting a Bible study in his home.  Since 2005, Michael Salman and his wife have been hosting gatherings of about 15 or 20 people where they share food, fellowship and discuss the Bible.  Unfortunately, that kind of thing is against the law in Phoenix, Arizona apparently.  At one point, nearly a dozen armed police officers raided their home and “evidence” of their “crimes” was gathered.  Michael Salman was found guilty of 67 “code violations”, and now he is going to be ripped away from his family and put in prison for two months.  In addition, the assistant city prosecutor is asking the court to “revoke his probation and convert it into a 2 1/2 year jail sentence since he continues to hold worship gatherings on his property despite court orders.”  This kind of case has the potential to have a huge “chilling effect” on home gatherings of all kinds all over the United States.

You may be thinking that you are glad that this man is being put in prison because you aren’t a Christian and you don’t have any sympathy for Christians.

Well, what if you wanted to hold small gatherings in your home to discuss the U.S. Constitution?

Or what if you wanted to hold small gatherings in your home to play cards or watch football?

The U.S. Constitution guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble”, and when the constitutional rights of one person are under attack, it is an attack on all of us.

In America today, we actually do not own our homes and our properties.  Instead, we are only allowed to use them in very, very narrowly-defined ways, and if we “rebel” against those rules the control freaks that run things will smack us hard.

A while back I wrote about how control freak bureaucrats all over the country are using “code violations” to force preppers back on to the grid.  In some cases, they are even using “code violations” to force preppers completely off of their properties.

They want to run our lives, and if we do not live within the very narrow constraints that they define for us then they will send armed men to raid our homes.

So how did Michael Salman’s problems start?

You can probably guess.

His “neighbors” complained about noise and “traffic congestion“.

So that is how city officials got involved.  We have become a nation of informers and tattlers, and this is another perfect example of that.

Michael Salman did have a big cross and a big sign outside his home, and in this situation that was rather foolish.  Perhaps if he had kept a lower profile things would have been different.  But it still does not excuse what authorities in Phoenix are doing to him.

People should be able to have small gatherings of friends and family in their own homes.  If we can’t do that, what do we have left?

And these days, just about everything is illegal in America, so if you want to sick the authorities on your neighbors it is quite easy to do.

What is this nation turning into?

The implications of this story are staggering.

Over the past couple of decades, the number of “house churches” in the United States has absolutely exploded as an increasing number of Americans reject the big, institutional churches for one reason or another.

Now we are seeing a backlash against the home church movement.

Are we going to start to see authorities systematically coming after home Bible studies and house churches all over America?

Sadly, we have already seen quite a few examples of this. The following is one example from California….

A Christian couple from Orange County, Calif., were fined earlier this month for holding Bible studies and for what city officials called “a regular gathering of more than three people” in their homes. They have now been told they face a $500 fine if they continue to hold their home Bible study gatherings.

Fortunately, authorities in that case have backed off at least for now after immense public pressure.

But this is just the beginning.  Bible-believing Christians are now considered to be “outside the mainstream” and are being attacked in unprecedented ways.

For example, the head of Personhood USA (Keith Mason) had his home brutally vandalized after he was featured in a recent Newsweek article.  When that article was posted on the website of The Daily Beast, someone left a comment that contained his home address.  Unfortunately, some very sick individuals decided to “pay a visit” to the home and hurled a boulder that destroyed the glass in his front door.  In addition, they took red spray paint and painted cuss words and red coat hangers on his house and on his sidewalk.

The following is how this attack was described in a recent Newsweek article….

Mason says he was awake at the time of the attack. “I was in the basement, catching a movie and having a beer, to just chill,” Mason says. “I heard a loud noise and thought one of our kids had fallen down the stairs.” Mason says he ran upstairs from the basement, then “ran through a bunch of glass” and “saw red.” He describes the scene as “surreal—I didn’t know if it was blood on the glass or what. It turned out to be spray paint. There was red paint all over the side of our house. They spray-painted coat-hangers all over my sidewalk and door. We called 911. The police were there within three minutes.”

The family has moved from the home and they say that they have no plans to return.

This is what America is turning into.

Hate and anger are rising to unprecedented levels and it seems like psychopaths are running around everywhere.

I truly fear for the future of this nation.

 

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