ISLAM AND THE WORSHIP OF ALILAT/ALLAH/APHRODITE

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Islam and the Worship of Alilat/Allah/ Aphrodite

Formidable, heroic acts of worldly “ greatness” that men and women over the ages have committed or produced, have invariably been reduced to two governing traits and motives. The first process is deemed to stem from a chain of discovery; the product of benign and contemplative reason. The second process is thought to stem from the wilful; the plainly brutish and animistic; the irrational and instinctive. The comingling of the two traits and strains of motivating methods rarely gives rise to potency or greatness, at least in the esteem of mankind and this transient world of experience, which men and women have, in the futility of the quest and chase after fortune and fame and riches and power, perennially sought and struggled for.

Middle ground just does not breed greatness, yet greatness remains the goal of all heroic acts. The “ via media” just does not allow for individuality, yet all the great are invariably great individuals. Admixture just does not highlight extremes, yet extremes determine the course of all heroic acts, and rarely admit or allow anything but the selective.. Heroics of any sort demand the limelight. They find no satisfaction with shadows and shade. They shun all mediocrity with a vengeance. The formidable, the heroic, the great, the famous, the rich, fortunate and powerful, have always been the shaping and governing influences of society, of history..

But in all this chasing after the heroic, the great, the rich and the powerful, there is still a voice: that “ still, small voice” which formed original humanity from the dust of the ground, which perennially sends out its sweet prophetic canticle with the wisely veiled retort that “ the meek shall inherit the earth”. It begs the question: where is greatness then? It supplies the answer: In the meek…

Though the “ heroic element, quest and drive” in mankind has inspired and produced over the ages scores of individuals who have left lasting impressions in this world; as our lawgivers, as our artists, as our prophets, as our wits, as our priests, as our educators, as our leaders, as our warriors, as our haters, as our lovers, as our virtuous, as our decadent, as our innovators, and as our healers and destroyers, yet so very, very few, can actually be said to have been free of that “ vain quest” which the wise King Solomon of old claimed was the besetting ( and besotting) sin of all mankind, and of “everything under the sun”. Having himself traversed the extremes of Gnostic philosophy, worldly wisdom, decadence and pleasure, science, fame and fortune and “ greatness”, having in so many ways been to history an example of what not to do and what not to be, all that the now-wise-king could convey to posterity was that all questing, all greatness, was mere chasing after vanity, and mere urinating against, and reaping of, the wind..

All our greatness, therefore, all our quests and aspirations for the heroic, are, in the end, mere “ vanity”, and puffs of wind. According to Solomon the King, who had in the end of his days become penitent and had ceased from chasing after the “ vanities” and “ greatness” of this fallen and corrupted world, having, through much vain questing after wisdom and knowledge only reaped the “ wind”, the end result was simply summed up as “ vanity”. He had, finally, found his true vocation, and by “ fleeing the vanity of this world”, had become the truly great and truly heroic, and the greatly inspired as well as greatly inspirational, “ preacher of Israel”.. Yet in the end, his parting sermon was that “ all was vanity” and that to simply “ fear God” was true Wisdom; a wisdom entirely at variance with the profane “ vanity and wisdom of this world”….

That Islam seeks a “ greatness” is undeniable. That the greatness it seeks is mere vanity is also undeniable. That it seeks the greatness of this world and is not afraid to impose its bestial will on that world by force, by sword, tribute ( head tax) or wilfull conversion, is also undeniable. That it claims its greatness and irresistible temporal success is from the deity they worship: Allah ( whom they in ancient times prior to the false prophet Mahommad’s appearance they worshipped as “Alilat”, the daemon spirit of the morning star called Venus, as depicted in the flag of Islam: the “ star” in the crescent moon), is likewise undeniable.

Yet in all this undeniability, we must deny them the greatness they boast of; the wisdom they lay claim to under the pretense of justly “ fearing their deity”.. Islam defiles itself with its own boasting; its own vanity, and by this befouling bellies the fact that it not only has no resident wisdom, but that it has no resident “ meekness”, and will therefore be cast out, and will never truly “ inherit the earth”….. The raging, foaming maw of this beast called Islam may have its dog-day for a short while, but its days are counted and numbered, and its attempt to challenge the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: the Holy Triune Godhead of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, is soon to be quashed and scattered by the winds they so zealously urinate against.. The days are indeed numbered for the transgressors, including proud and vain Islam…

The peculiar penchant of the Islamic Eastern mentality is to meander and muddle through things entirely disparate in their own right, and to attempt to somehow alchemically mix and mingle things and concepts that should or ought never to be concocted, and to join things and ideas that even nature never thought to be joined. In response to this wayward characteristic mentality we may find a universally embedded adage which rings equally true for all time, through all nations, through all tribes and peoples, yet one which the ignorant historian and anthropologist is rarely prepared to consider or admit of.

“ As their gods are, so are the people” is a thoroughly Biblical adage which simply teaches that we can know a tree by its fruits, and that a “ bad/evil tree” ( the “ gods” of the people/ followers) will invariably bear “bad/evil fruits” ( the “ people/followers” of the gods). A “ god” is simply to be regarded as any primary object of veneration and belief. Sticks and stones and elements, just as much as spirits and daemons, can be regarded as primary objects of veneration and belief, and therefore as “ gods”.

This point was the great historical bone of contention between the true God, the God of Israel ( who was worshipped under the names of ELOHIM and YAHVEH), who was ONE Godhead in THREE persons ( Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), and the entire concert of deities, heroes, gods and demigods which the deluded followers of every other nation on earth excepting the Faithful remnant seed amongst the nation of Israel, invariably bowed down to and gave their allegiance.

When King David, the natural father of King Solomon, claimed in an inspired psalm that “ the gods of the nations were ALL daemons ( fallen angels that could never be saved or repent)”, he made no exceptions, nor gave the slightest hint of a dispensation to any people other than the believing remnant in the nation of Israel. None on earth, amongst ALL exising peoples, except the nation of Israel, were given custody of the worship of the one true Godhead. When Israel became vain with their own successes and greatness, they began to seek out and assimilate other gods, other daemons, as King David affirmed, and King Solomon and all the prophets of Yahveh/Elohim confirmed.

When Israel turned to persecutor of the truth, having once been the only custodian of the truth, at the advent of their long promised Messiah, Jesus Christ, whom they slew at the hands of Rome, they became “ blinded for a season” ( prophetically now almost 2000 years). The lot of custodianship then fell to the “ true remnant of believers in Israel”, who in those early days of The Faith, were scornfully styled “ the sect of the Christians”. This “ sect” was to spread the “ Faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” in the true God and His Messiah, Jesus Christ, to the four quarters of the world within the lifetime of the 12 Apostles themselves..

The Holy Scriptures of the Law and the Prophets of the Hebrews, which until this time was held and preserved by the nation of Israel, was to find its fulfilment and exposition in the Books of the New Testament, which were, under direct inspiration from the Spirit of Yahveh/ Elohim: the only TRUE God, penned by the Apostles of Jesus Christ and their disciples in the language of the Gentile world, namely Greek. The CROWNING prophecy to mankind; the final and ultimate declaration and blueprint for the future, was given by the Holy Spirit of God to the beloved Apostle John the Evangelist on the island of Patmos @ 95 AD. This Book and Vision, called the “ Apocalypse ( Revelation) of Jesus Christ” was given by God in order to fulfil the Apostle Paul’s prophecy to the Corinthians that there would shortly come a time when “ tongues shall cease, and prophecy shall fail”, namely, that the miraculous manifestations and gifts of Pentecost would temporarily ( for almost 2000 years) cease, and no further inspired prophecy would be given to mankind from God AFTER the Apocalypse.. The Apocalypse is therefore to be regarded as the FINAL SEAL of all prophetic utterance to mankind.

With the gradual loss of purity in the early church of the first two centuries, both inside and outside of Rome, a number of prominent heresies came to the fore and proceeded to insinuate themselves within the Christendom of the day.. Three of these were to be embraced by the Arab nation, the Saracens, at about the time of the appearance of the false prophet Mahommad. The EBIONITES, who were known as the “ Judaizing” sect in the New Testament Scriptures, sought to integrate Jewish tooth-for-a-tooth and eye-for-an-eye LAW with some tenets of Christianity. This heresy, with certain Baptistic Mandaean influences, in conjunction with the disciples of Simon Magus and the Greek Prophets ( particularly Plato and Pythagoras), produced a little-known “ heresy of the Elkasaites”, who found a haven in Arabia and flourished there.

The GNOSTICS were known as the disciples of the apostate and heresiarch Simon Magus, who died in Rome opposing the Apostle Peter. They were also known as Neo Platonists and Pythagoreans, and mixed Pagan Philosophy with Mysticism and pseudo-Christian doctrine ( particularly that of the Pythagorean sect of the Essenes). In their midst was bred the mystery school of “ Militant Mithraism”, which worshipped the Persian deity “ Mitra” as both male AND female, namely as the pagan daemon Hermes AND Aphrodite ( from which concept we receive the term “ hermaphrodite” for a creature with both sexes)…

The first challenges to the established corpus of Sacred Scripture which until then had been universally ( at least within the Christian Fold) regarded as completed and SEALED with the deliverance of the Apocalypse by God the Holy Spirit through the pen of Saint John the Evangelist, came from the quarters of the false prophet ELKASAI, and also a new heretical movement called MONTANISM; both of which heresies maintained that there was a continuation of prophetic utterance BEYOND the Sacred Scriptures and the Apocalypse, and that Elkasai and Montanus, were of equal prophetic inspiration as the original authors of the Old and New Testament Scripture.

This diabolically false notion that there would come a “ prophet for every subsequent age” was shortly thereafter embraced by another GNOSTIC false prophet called MANI ( the founder of Manichaeism, which was a revival of Pythagorean Buddhism in the Eastern and the Western parts of the Roman Empire). Shortly before the arrival of Mahommad, the heresy of the EBIONITES, which blasphemously denied the Godhood of Jesus Christ and the Tri-Unity of the Almighty Godhead ( the cardinal founding doctrines of Christianity) had sired the ARIAN/ UNITARIAN movement of the false Bishop ARIUS, and the sect of the Montanists had, through their most able convert Tertullian, insinuated themselves in the chair of Saint Peter at Rome. From that point onward and to this very day, Roman Catholicism has remained a MONTANIST heresy mingled with GNOSTICISM.

As a young man, the Arab Mahommad, during his mercantile journeys to the Levantine countries, was initiated into ARIANISM by the Monk SERGIUS of Syro-Phoenicia. From ARIANISM Mahommad received the pseudo-Judaizing elements of the ancient EBIONITES against which the New Testament Scripture persistently warns us. From The disciples of ELKASAI in Arabia, Mahommad had already received initiation during his youth. As Mahommad grew in vanity, imbued as he became with the flatteries of Sergius the Arian and the Elkasaites, and under the complete ecstatic possession of the tutelary god/daemon of the Arab nation ( Alilat/ Allah/Aphrodite/ Venus, whose image he had seen and worshipped in Arabia as the “ black stone of the Kaaba”), in a series of lengthy Pythonic verbal ejaculations, gave to his scribes ( whilst shamanistically shivering under a blanket and under the possessive influence of his “ Alilat/Allah”, whom the pagan Arabs styled “ Khabar” or “ Akhbar”, meaning “ Great” in the Arab tongue) what, with certain redactions, became their revered yet quite unholy Al-Coran ( Koran)…

In order to fully perceive and comprehend who this Alilat/Allah is, we must turn to the words of the pre-Christian historian Herodotus, who wrote his famous “ Histories” several centuries prior to the appearance of Mahommad. It is Herodotus who informs us that Allah/ Alilat, the supreme deity of the ancient Arabs, is none other that the Aphrodite of the Greeks, and the Venus Urania of the Latins…

Herodotus the ancient historian, when speaking of the daemons worshipped by the ancient Persians, continues as follows:
….”They are accustomed to ascend the highest parts of the mountains, and offer sacrifice to Jupiter, and they call the whole circle of the heavens by the name of Jupiter. They sacrifice to the sun and moon, to the earth, fire, water, and the winds. To these alone they have sacrificed from the earliest times : but they have since learned from the Arabians and Assyrians to sacrifice to Venus Urania, whom the Assyrians call Venus Mylitta, the Arabians, Alitta, and the Persians, Mitra….” ( On Persian worship, Herodotus “The Histories” Book 1)
And again:
….”The Arabians observe pledges as religiously as any people and they make them in the following manner : When any wish to pledge their faith, a third person, standing between the two parties, makes an incision with a sharp stone in the palm of the hand, near the longest fingers, of both the contractors ; then taking some of the nap from the garment of each, he smears seven stones, placed between them, with the blood ; and as he does this he invokes Bacchus and Urania ( Alilat,Aphrodite). When this ceremony is completed, the person who pledges his faith binds his friends as sureties to the stranger, or the citizen if the contract be made with a citizen, and the friends also hold themselves obliged to observe the engagement.
They acknowledge no other gods than Bacchus and Urania, and they say that their hair is cut in the same way as Bacchus’s is cut ; but they cut it in a circular form, shearing it round the temples. They call Bacchus, Orotal ; and (Venus) Urania, Alilat…..”

The extremely licentious and diabolical identity of the Arab Allah/Alilat, which daemonic deity has absolutely no connection with the one true God of the Bible and Scripture, whose correlative amongst the Greeks was called Aphrodite, amongst the Latins Venus, and amongst the Germanic and Scandinavian nations as Frigga and Freya, and the Meso-Americans as Quetzalcoatl, may easily be discovered in the acts of the heroes and gods and myths of all these nations, and every other nation on earth.
The following definition of the name “lucifer” is taken from Wikipedia, and clearly illustrates the correlation between Satan/ Lucifer and Venus Urania/ Phosphorus ( otherwise worshipped and known as Aphrodite/ Freya/ Alilat/ Allah/Quetzalcoatl)…:

Lucifer (/ˈluːsɪfər/ or /ˈljuːsɪfər/) is the King James Version rendering of the Hebrew wordהֵילֵל in Isaiah 14:12. This word, transliterated hêlêl] or heylel, occurs only once in theHebrew Bible] and according to the KJV-influenced Strong’s Concordance means “shining one, morning star, Lucifer”. The word Lucifer is taken from the Latin Vulgate, which translates הֵילֵל as lucifer,[Isa 14:12][4][5] meaning “the morning star, the planet Venus”, or, as an adjective, “light-bringing”.] The Septuagint renders הֵילֵל in Greek as ἑωσφόρος[ (heōsphoros),a name, literally “bringer of dawn”, for the morning star..

…….As a noun, it meant “morning star”, or, in Roman mythology, its divine personification as “the fabled son of Aurora and Cephalus, and father of Ceyx”, or (in poetry) “day”. The second of the meanings attached to the word when used as a noun corresponds to the image inGreek mythology of Eos, the goddess of dawn, giving birth to the morning star Phosphorus.

Indeed, what one believes in and venerates, is what one becomes like. The Bible repeatedly attests to the reality that the whole world worships, and is led by, Satan/Lucifer. In Isaiah 14 we have the very name of Satan mentioned ( Lucifer) as well as a prophecy of his original personal fall from grace and his eventual downfall and judgement. Fallen angels/daemons such as Lucifer can never repent or be saved.

5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. 6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.4 7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. 8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. 9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.5 6 10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!7 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
( Isaiah 14; KJV)

The religion of the Arabs, namely Islam, has its predecessors and its successors, known to all posterity as the worshippers of APHRODITE the “ Morning Star”( Venus Urania), whom, according to the weighty testimony of Herodotus, they styled in their own language as ALILAT, and from which name of Aphrodite they derive the name of their highest Deity “ ALLAH”, which is none other than Aphrodite/ Venus Urania. According to Herodotus the Historian, …”These used to be idolaters and worshiped the morning star and Aphrodite, whom in their own language they called Khabar, which means great.” In their present form of worship of their ancient daemon, Aphrodite/ Alilat/ Allah,Islam continues the use of “ Akhbar” ( meaning “ great” in Arabic), which of old was termed “Khabar”.

Saint John of Damascus in his famous compendium on the Christian Faith “ De Fide”, writing almost 12 centuries ago, had the following expositions and admonitions to relate concerning the Islamic “ forerunner of Antichrist”, and the worship of Aphrodite/Lucifer/ Satan as the “ morning star”..

101. There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist. They are descended from Ishmael, was was born to Abraham of Agar, and for this reason they are called both Agarenes and Ishmaelites. They are also
called Saracens, which is derived from Zappocq KSVOL, or destitute of Sara, because of what Agar said to the angel: ‘Sara hath sent me away destitute.’
(99) These used to be idolaters and worshiped the morning star and Aphrodite, whom in their own language they called Khabar, which means great. ” And so down to the time of Heraclius they were
very great idolaters. From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk,
(101) devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration. He says that there is one God, creator of all things, who has neither been begotten nor has begotten.

(102) He says that the Christ is the Word of God and His Spirit, but a creature and a servant, and that He was begotten, without seed, of Mary the sister of Moses and Aaron.
(103)
(99 Cf. Gen. 16.8. Sozomen also says that they were descended from Agar, but called themselves descendants of Sara to hide their servile origin (Ecclesiastical History 6.38, PG 67.1412AB) .)
(100 The Arabic kabirun means ‘great,’ whether in size or in dignity. Herodotus mentions the Arabian cult of the ‘Heavenly Aphrodite’ but says that the Arabs called her Alilat (Herodotus 1.131) .)
(101 This may be the Nestorian monk Bahira (George or Sergius) who met the boy Mohammed at Bostra in Syria and claimed to recognize in him the sign of a prophet.)
(102 Koran, Sura 112.)
(103 Sura 19; 4.169.)
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(107 The Ka’ba, called ‘The House of God,’ is supposed to have been built by Abraham with the help of Ismael. It occupies the most sacred spot in the Mosque of Mecca. Incorporated in its wall is the stone here referred to, the famous Black Stone, which is obviously a relic of the idolatry of the pre-Islam Arabs.)
(108 Gen. 22.6.)
Then we say : ‘Let it be Abraham’s, as you so foolishly say. Then, just because Abraham had relations with a woman on it or tied a camel to it, you are not ashamed to kiss it, yet you blame us for venerating the cross of Christ by which the power of the demons and the deceit of the Devil was destroyed.’ This stone that they talk about is a head of that Aphrodite whom they used to worship and whom they called Khabar. Even to the present day, traces of the carving are visible on it to
careful observers….” ( Saint John of Damascus, “ De Fide”)…

Though the present day Arabs may be descended indeed from the Patriarch Abraham through Hagar and Keturah, they are in no way to be regarded as of the FAITH of Abraham, and are certainly NOT to be classed as possessors of an “ Abrahamic Religion”. Islam is an admixture of the ancient worship of Alilat/Allah/Aphrodite/Lucifer with the Heresy of Ebionite Arianism. Modern sects such as the Quaker Unitarians, Socinians, Mormons, the Freemasons and Rosicrucians ( who are all of Ebionite/Unitarian/ Islamic Ismaili origin), as well as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, must also be classed as holding to, and furthering, the tenets of Ismaili Islam…

It is time for all lovers of the truth to shake off the shackles of ignorance regarding the fact that Islam is the religion of the coming final Antichrist, who will be a Jewish convert to Ismaili Islam from the tribe of Dan, as the early church invariably affirmed and taught and warned, and who will introduce universal decapitation/beheadings for all opposers of Islam once the Emperorship of Europe is handed to him by the final Montanistic Pope at Rome ( the great False Prophet).. It is also an undeniable fact that the notion of “ HALAL” is intimately linked to the ancient mode of sacrifice to Alilat/ Aphrodite, namely Lucifer/Satan..

True greatness is judged by unfeigned meekness. Whosoever shall live by the sword shall die by the sword… What one sows one shall reap. The licentious and murderous nature of Islam may very soon see it as the dominant religion of the masses precisely as the ancient worship of Aphrodite and Venus was at one time the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. It is then that we shall find, from Europe, the French Maiden ( the guillotine)once again oiled and readied for mass extermination of Christians: Eugenics on an unprecedented scale… As the gods are, so are the people. Islam is Satanism made respectable, and Allah/Alilat is Lucifer himself, the great rebel against Almighty God.

THEOSIS: The Primordial Apple of Temptation

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THEOSIS:
The Primordial Apple of Temptation.
The notion that a mere creature, whether angel or Man, may, often through arduous psychological and physical discipline, aspire to and even attain mystical Gnostic “Deification”, “ Divinization” or “ Union” and “ Oneness with God”, is as old as the Garden of Eden itself. It may be assumed that, infact, it is a little older still, since the very serpent ( the fallen angel Asclepius/ Venus/ Lucifer) that offered the Hesperidian Apple of Gnosis and Theosis to Eve and then Adam through Eve, had itself some time earlier sought such a spiritual elevation but, having failed in the proud and vain quest, was relegated to perpetual shame by being cast out of Heaven itself, as the author and originator of sin and evil in the Heavenly and Cosmic realms. The vain quest for Mystical and Gnostic Deification, or “ Absorption” or “ Union with God” is indeed, the very Hesperidian “ Apple of Gnosis and Temptation” that, through the agency of the daemon Asclepius/ Venus/ Lucifer in the form of a serpent, brought death and sin not only to the then innocent and pure human condition, but by reflex to all nature itself.
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
(Genesis Chapter 3: 1-7 KJV)
This primordial SIN is the very origin of Original Sin in the human condition, which the disobedience of Adam, by giving credence and heed to the serpent’s cunning guile via the agency of his wife Eve, conveyed to all his posterity as a deadly Reality and TENDENCY ( though certainly NOT a NECESSITY nor an INEVITABILITY to individual “ sins”) toward the rebellion of sin; that “ sin which worketh in our members” so long as we are in this human condition ( as the Apostle to the Gentiles, Paul, clearly adumbrates); the denial of which original sin (if we deny that it exists and “ is in us”, according to the Apostle John) openly manifests the denier as being devoid of the truth. When speaking of Original Sin, the Apostle John declares thus:
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” ( 1John 1:8 KJV)
Mystical THEOSIS, therefore, under the subtle, yet quite blasphemous, screen of “ Union”, “ Oneness” and even “ Absorption” into the Deity, often by protracted physical and psychological self-flaggelating exercises ( therefore without actually “ dying daily to one’s self-willed impulses” by “ denying oneself, taking up the cross and following Christ Jesus through meek humility of mind” and seeking the will of Almighty God rather than our own will and fancies, including “ self- transformation” and mystical methodology designed to attain to “ Theosis”), that have a mere “ semblance and outward show of Godliness” and “ feigned humility” that simply feeds inward aspirations to personal deification, is the very sin of Luciferic pride and self-elevation that the “ wise of this world” and those “ false ministers of righteousness” that “parade as angels of light” and even “ministers of Christ” regard and further as the crowning Heroic and Herculean feat of the so-called “ spiritual earthly QUEST” and “ Ladder of Ascent to Heaven”…..
It remains true that the early Church Fathers often spoke of the fact that as Christians we indeed were MORE than only human, for we are then not merely “ men” and “ women” but are raised to a level “ a little lower than the angels”, and are therefore styled “ sons of God” in imitation of the angelic orders who were similarly styled “ sons of God” or “ ben Elohim”, in Hebrew. This elevation to what Scripture terms as “ lesser Gods”, implies NOT that we become creator Gods or are unified with or somehow absorbed into the Holy Deity, but that we assume, by the resurrection of Christ, a NEW nature which is “ partly Angelic” and above our present human nature, yet retain fully our existing personality. The Pythagorean and Buddhistic and Kabbalistic notion of “ self-annihilation” and the “ absorption of the individual into the collective consciousness” or even ( and especially) the “Godhead collective”, is entirely alien and foreign to the Biblical and Christian theology and governing principle of “ self-denial”.
This transformation of our nature is NOT a “ progressive evolution” nor a “ ladder of ascent to deification” ( THEOSIS), but quite the contrary is an instantaneous assumption of a new nature that occurs at one’s conversion, BAPTISM, and Chrismation/Filling with the Holy Spirit… In other words, the fallacy and blasphemy of Theosis, whether considered as a Christianized or a Pagan phenomena, is based on an EVOLVING ladder of ascent and self-transforming metamorphosis of the human condition from, to put it metaphorically, a “ larval-like spiritual state” to a fully-fledged “ butterfly state” that experiences purgation ( Katharsis) struggle and growth inside an “inner- cocoon” of psycho-somatic substance and energy ( “Energeia”), only to emerge eventually as a fully grown “ new being” or “ god”, much like a moth or butterfly would emerge from a worm-like larval cocooned state into a fully-fledged winged moth or butterfly.
This was the very teaching of the ancient Pagans and Pantheists, especially the Orphics and the Kabbalistic Pythagoreans such as the Druids, the Buddhists, the Essenes and the Druzes, who coined the presumed metamorphic process term “ APOTHEOSIS”, which blasphemy the Papacy and the Roman Church absorbed and styled “ SAINTLY CANONIZATION/ Divinization”, and which the HESYCHAST movement in Greek Orthodoxy and the “ QUIETIST” movement in Romanism and Protestantism further to this very day. The Spiritual excercises of Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, may also be grouped with the theology of Theosis amongst the MYSTICS. The antinomian Rosicrucian and Masonic Orders and sects such as the “ Familists” ( Family of Love) of Henrik Niclaes, were also instrumental in relaying to the western church the eastern doctrines concerning THEOSIS under the infamous banner of being “ godded with God”. The present-day Mormon blasphemies teach the very same doctrines also.
Mystical Gnostic THEOSIS is the basis of subtle doctrines of daemons that concern themselves with “ SELF-TRANSFORMATION” and “ INNER GROWTH”, popular amongst Tel-Evangelists and the Charismatic and Pentecostal Movements, in vulgar and vain imitation of the Biblical allusions to a Christian’s progressive “ growth in Grace” which has nothing in common with mystical THEOSIS nor some “ spiritual ladder of ascent” or “ self-transformation”, but concerns the progressive cultivation of “ virtue” and subsequent “ favour” with Almighty God and with men…
Egyptian “ mummification” of the dead was similarly introduced in ancient times as a symbolized means of transferring and transmuting the dead human condition from the purely material to the “ divine” THROUGH this supposed “ larval/cocooned metamorphic process” of deification; the futility of which attempts remain proverbial for all time…..
“THEOSIS”, Divinization, Deification, “APOTHEOSIS”, therefore, though containing a semblance of Godliness, Humility and Biblicalism, has perennially been the great “ Apple of Temptation” which the serpent Venus/Lucifer dangles before those who, struggling to stay on the “ straight and narrow path that leads to salvation”, take the bite of Gnostic rebellion and vanity, and enter the “ broad way which leadeth to death” by an all-too great a preoccupation with the process of death and/or the “QUEST” to escape from it, through the cultivation of self-flaggelating self- knowledge/gnosis, and through false-humility, will-worship and spiritual pride, which in fact become the greatest form of inner self-elevation and eventuate in the ultimate “ rebellion against Almighty God Himself” through the proclamation of one’s own Deification/ Godhood… This is the great sin of all Antichrists, and will very soon culminate in the final great sin of the final great ANTICHRIST, who, having taken the doctrine of THEOSIS to its logical end, will proclaim himself to be almighty God in the very Holy of Holies of the soon to be rebuilt Jewish Temple at Jerusalem, and will not only usher in the final great persecution, but will invoke the final wrath of Almighty God upon the entire world of men…
There is not a single Religion in the world which does not adhere to some form of THEOSIS/APOTHEOSIS as its crowning goal and philosophical/spiritual quest. The secret means of attaining such a state has always been daemonic possession through THEURGIC invocation, meditative incantation and exercise. For this reason Simeon the New Theologian ( the founder, or rather the reviver in Eastern Orthodoxy of the Praxis, Methodism and doctrines of Pythagoras) was initially rejected by the Church as a rebel against the authority of Bishops and a practitioner of mystical/magical THEURGIC exercises and pagan novelties such as vegetarianism.
The mystical notions of THEOSIS and THEURGY promulgated by the disciples of Zoroaster/Saturn ( also known as Nimrod/Osiris) which sought to revive the rule of Saturn/Nimrod/Moloch in memory of the so-called “ Golden Age of Saturn” when the whole world was united in hedonistic humanism under Nimrod/Zoroaster’s famed “ Tower of Babel”, shortly after the great deluge of Noah some 4200 years ago, through a continuing stream of secret brotherhoods and trade guilds to the author of all Gnostic Apostasy, Hermes Trismegistos ( otherwise known as the evil apostate of the Jewish tribe of Dan: Huram Abiff) the founder of the great Hermetic Gnostic “ Mystery of Iniquity”: then the Kabbalist Pythagoras ( the Buddhists, the Essenes and Therapeutae, and the Druids) and subsequently Simon Magus, and their Neoplatonic/Gnostic disciples such as pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Cerinthus, Hypatia and Apollonius of Tyana: and on to Merlin and the Druid King Arthur of “ Arthurian Romance” fame, then Charlemagne and his Chivalric Renaissance; in turn gave rise to Islamic Ismaili/ Druze and Dervishistic FREEMASONRY and ROSICRUCIANISM, which secret orders invariably taught the doctrines of Hesychastic/ Quietistic mystical THEOSIS and THEURGY from which quarters, via the monks and crusaders of the middle ages, they have infiltrated and insinuated and embedded themselves in both Eastern and Western Christendom ( both Church and Society) to such an extent that their own disciples are now recognized and accepted as canonized “ saints”, both in the east and west, and follow the monastic orders and philosophical tenets that the pagan Kabbalist Pythagoras made popular at Samos and Crotona, and through his disciples the Buddhists, Essenes and Druids, throughout the entire known world…..
When we consider that all modern “ science falsely so-called” stems from the Pagan Philosophers such as Pythagoras, Epicurus and the Stoics, and that Science, Sport and Entertainment were ALWAYS associated with secret societies and social orders of INITIATION, particularly Theosophical orders such as Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry, and that the goal of the Sporting ( Olympian), Entertainment ( Thespian) and Scientific ( Rosicrucian/Gnostic) industries has perennially been to elevate the human condition to GODHOOD ( under the pretense of the “ betterment of mankind” and the “ attainment of happiness”) through the carrot lie of humanism and the so-called “ Rights of Man” ( liberty, equality and fraternity; ie Godless antinomian hedonism), we may safely conclude that the Biblical adages which state that the “ whole world lieth in wickedness”, and that “ whosoever is a friend of this world is the enemy of God”, and that the god of this world is in fact Lucifer/Venus/Asclepius, remain ever-increasingly true to this day..
Through mystical THEOSIS man infact has rebelled against His maker, and under the pretense of spirituality and religious humility and will-worship has sought to vainly elevate himself in the same rebellious way that Lucifer/Venus did before the fall of Man in the Garden of Eden.. The Devil still offers his Hesperidian apples of mystical/Gnostic THEOSIS as temptations to the unwary pilgrim and sojourner in this world, and beckons him or her to take a bite at the expense of their eternal soul..
This “ doctrine of the deep things of Satan”; the doctrine of THEOSIS, has fallen, like the fabled “ emerald tablet” from the very crown of the Devil/Lucifer/Venus himself… Whoever seeks this unholy grail must reap an unholy reward in eternity. May God preserve us all from this ultimate temptation to sin, death and rebellion, and help us to resist the Devil that he may flee.. May God set a hedge around His Christian children, the TRUE “ sons and daughters of God”, who need seek no further than their new birth in Christ Jesus; their growth in Grace, their true Sainthood, Holiness, Purity, and Righteousness of Life ( if they indeed be true Christians); as fully transformed “ new creatures in Christ Jesus”; baptized and enlightened and filled with the Spirit of God, the “ Spirit of Holiness” without which no man or woman may see God. May we indeed learn to lean on the shoulders of our beloved Jesus Christ when exiting the weary and toilsome labours in the field of this world, in the full knowledge and belief that “ our beloved is ours, and we are his”, and that striving to maintain anything but Holy Virtue, Grace, Faith, Hope and Charity in this world will inevitably miss the mark and fall short of the aim and goal of all human existence. “ Vanity, vanity, all is vanity” said the wise and repentant King Solomon, having by then become a Preacher. All vain striving for THEOSIS is, likewise, a fruitless and dangerous endeavour which merely mimicks Godliness, but denies the power thereof. Our striving must be to “ enter through the narrow gate” and leave all striving for the broad gate of this vain world to those who are the children of vanity, rebellion and strife. The Truth of God must be LOVED and not merely handled.. God’s people, indeed, perish for a lack of knowledge.
May our Lord Jesus Christ raise up worthy servants and shepherds to regather His scattered sheep who are now being devoured by the wolves of hypocrisy and deceit, who preach “ another Jesus” yet hide beneath the sheep’s clothing of a Christian. God preserve us from false brothers and sisters, for the Devil goeth about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour… MARANATHA……..