LIght verses Dark
The battle between good and evil in the Bible comes from a superstitious fear of darkness.
Modern believers perceive God as an invisible being but don't know what to make of Satan because they refuse to believe he is a god. This view is problematic because biblical and pagan literature symbolized light with the good gods and darkness with the bad gods. The point is to show that God is not a supernatural deity and Satan a non-godly supernatural creature. God is merely an allegorical interpretation of the sun, and Satan is its antithesis.
For example, Jesus is sometimes called the Son of God because he is implicitly associated with the Sun of God. (See Gospel Zodiac) He was the equivalent of the Egyptian God Horus and a host of other pagan supreme gods. In early Christian art, for example, Jesus is sometimes depicted with a halo which symbolizes the sun's corona.
Darkness, and its association with evil, existed before creation. When god created light, he created the fire element and separated it from the non-elemental darkness. (See "The Elements of Creation".) He called the light "good", but he did not pronounce the darkness "good" because he didn't create it-so by default, it was evil. This accounts for the supposition that God is "good".
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The following passages represent a small sampling where light and darkness are respectively associated with good and evil.
1. Job calls the stars the sons of God.
2. The psalmist relates God to the sun.
3. Ezekiel describes God with phrases that describe the sun.
2627 28 (Ezek. 1:26-28)
4. Malachi intimates the appearance of the sun with the name of God. "Hosts" refers to the stars.
5. The sun God is a consuming fire.
29for our God is a consuming fire. (Heb. 12:29)
6. Jesus calls himself the light of the world.
12Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)
7. Jesus associates himself with the bright morning star of David.
16"I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star."(Rev. 22:16)
8. Beware of false apostles. They are Satan disguised as angels of light.
such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as
apostles of Christ.
14And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (2 Cor. 11:13-14)
1. To sit in darkness, having seen a great light, means to pass through the fall equinox, when the summer days have passed. Those who sat in the shadow of death, when light has dawned, have passed the spring equinox, when days are longer than nights.
16the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." (Matt. 4:16)
2. Jesus asks how Satan's kingdom can stand if it is divided against itself. How is this? What is God's kingdom cannot be Satan's kingdom? The answer is that Satan's kingdom can never be divided against itself. The kingdom is divided between God and Satan-six dark months for Satan and the six light months for God.
their thoughts, he said to them, "Every
kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house
divided against itself will stand;
26and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? (Matt. 12:25-26)
3. On the sixth hour, there was darkness over the land. On the ninth hour, Jesus cried his last words. Translation: When the sun passes the fall equinox on September 23rd, darkness exceeds daylight. The ninth hour, or three months past the sixth month, takes us to December 21st, the darkest day of the year. After three days when the time of darkness remains constant, the days start to get longer. And that is why Jesus' birth is celebrated on December 25th.
from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth
46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lama sabach-thani?" that is, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matt. 27:45-46)
4. Luke tells us Jesus is in the house of Virgo on September after harvest. Jesus saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven because fall starts on September 23rd, when the sun starts to sink lower on the horizon.
2And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (Luke 10:2)
5. When Jesus is in the house of Scorpio, we are heading into the winter months. Note the term "scorpions".
he said to them, "I saw Satan fall
like lightning from heaven.
19Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. (Luke 10:18-19)
6. To turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, means to go from the fall and winter months to the spring and summer months.
18to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' (Acts 26:18)
7. We are not contending against mere humans, but against humans in whom the rulers of the present darkness dwell.
the whole armor of God, that you may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph. 6:11-12)
8. When Jesus was taken prisoner, it was under the "power of darkness".
Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders,
who had come out against him, "Have you come out as against a robber,
with swords and clubs?
53When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
54Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house. Peter followed at a distance; (Luke 22:53-54)