This is a part of a series
- A key choice: wisdom or faith
- Putting off the body of the flesh
- It’s a new beginning
- A new creation (not evolution)
- If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come
Right from the beginning God asked us to have faith in Him, but we chose to eat from the tree of KNOWLEDGE.
Having knowledge immediately brought self awareness. Think about it… a dog licks himself and has no idea what it looks like to other people. Animals (generally speaking) don’t cover themselves. And Adam and Eve also didn’t cover themselves until “their eyes were opened”
Gen 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Until that moment they weren’t aware of how they looked to anyone else. I have no doubt they were attractive to each other, but they were not aware of how they looked… there was no pride or competitiveness etc.
Now most of our products and advertising is based on what you could be, what you could look like. You could have this house, that car, this clothing.
God gave them a warning “don’t eat because you will die” and if they had listened and believed Him that would have been faith. But they ate and acquired knowledge… it was a tree that somehow gave them knowledge.
Why did she choose to eat it? The bible gives three reasons…
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was
1) good for food and
2) pleasing to the eye, and
3) also desirable for gaining wisdom,
she took some and ate it. – Gen 3:6
It is a pivotal choice that they made, because it gave them and all of their children – all of us – the ability to decide for ourselves.
That choice still exists for all of us today.
Do we trust God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – to direct us, or do we make our own decisions?
Abraham made a choice to trust God and it was counted to him as righteousness. But to decide to gain wisdom so that you can be self reliant is to go in the opposite direction.
Prayer for healing is trust and faith. Doctors have wisdom to heal. Yes God can work through a doctor. But it’s still a step in the wrong direction.
Pretty much the whole world is running after increased wisdom at all costs.
Regular readers will know that I very very seldom quote from occult sources. But in this case Im going to make an exception in order to drive my point home.
There is an author called Anatole France’s who wrote Revolt of the Angels (1914). He won the Nobel Prize in 1921. His book Revolt of the Angels superbly illustrates the point I am making…
In Anatole France’s writing (which is laden with falsehood and iniquity so be very careful) it says…
CHAPTER XVIII WHEREIN IS BEGUN THE GARDENER'S STORY, IN THE COURSE OF WHICH WE SHALL SEE THE DESTINY OF THE WORLD UNFOLDED IN A DISCOURSE...
Anatole France then describes – very inaccurately – how satan was thrown out of Heaven and he then describes – probably accurately – the heart and nature of satan and his demons.
After that he begins to describe the offer satan made to Adam and Eve. The offer was wisdom and knowledge. And it has always been the same offer ever since. To confirm that all you need to do is study Freemasonry, witchcraft and satanism and you will see it plainly offered as desirable.
All Masons are taught of Wisdom, Strength and Beauty; the words “For there should be Wisdom to contrive, Strength to support and Beauty to adorn” are older than our Rituals. – Masonic World
Look at those three masonic principles. Now look again at why Eve chose to disobey God. It was for the same three reasons:
1) good for food and (strength)
2) pleasing to the eye, and (beauty)
3) also desirable for gaining wisdom, (wisdom)
I’m sure there are many wonderful Freemasons and I’m sure I know a few of them. This is not an attack on Freemasonry. I’m illustrating that rebellion is so normal in our world that we don’t even recognize it any more. It’s not taught in our churches.
The choice between faith and gathering wisdom (in order to strengthen our own lives and choices) is embedded into languages. The Greek word “gnostic” means “hidden knowledge”. The Latin word “occult” means “clandestine, hidden, secret” and it refers to knowledge which is kept secret.
Anatole France describes (in his own way) the fallen angels as they influenced Adam and Eve…
His miserable lot and his painstaking spirit aroused the sympathy of the vanquished angels, who discerned in him an audacity equalling their own, and the germ of the pride that was at once their glory and their bane.
Pride, I suppose, because the very first thing we did when we became self aware was cover ourselves?
They came in large numbers to be near him, to dwell on this young earth whither their wings wafted them in effortless flight. And they took pleasure in sharpening his talents and fostering his genius. They taught him to clothe himself in the skins of wild beasts, to roll stones before the mouths of caves to keep out the tigers and bears. They taught him how to make the flame burst forth by twirling a stick among the dried leaves and to foster the sacred fire upon the hearth. Inspired by the ingenious spirits he dared to cross the rivers in the hollowed trunks of cleft trees, he invented the wheel, the grinding-mill, and the plough; the share tore up the earth and the wound brought forth fruit, and the grain offered to him who ground it divine nourishment. He moulded vessels in clay, and out of the flint he fashioned various tools. In fine, taking up our abode among mankind, we consoled them and taught them.
The offer that satan makes to humans is clear. He offers now what he offered right at the start – knowledge, wisdom, advancement and the illusion of self control. But you only have control IF you submit to him of course.
And he is not finished yet
You may have seen the development of technology accelerating alarmingly in recent years. We can make 3D printed nose, skin cells, ears, kidneys, blood vessels, skin grafts and bones… so far.
But there is a move to go far beyond this and it’s called Transhumanism or H+.
Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. – Wikipedia
Let me illustrate this again visually. Please note that I do not believe in evolution. Im using this image to graphically show what satan has in mind to “give” us… in exchange for obedience to himself rather than God…
Under satan’s leadership our wisdom and knowledge will continue to grow and we will become “more than humans” without the help of God and instead through technology and wisdom.
This is one of the fundamental schisms in the world today. Most people can see our technological advancement is ruining the world around us, but the movers and shakers believe that through further increasing our knowledge and wisdom we will be able to fix what is broken.
What about the bible?
In fact Anatole France’s writing basically agrees with the basic message of the bible doesn’t it?
Consider how he describes our worship of satan…
“They raised up pyramids, obelisks, towers, colossal statues which smiled stiff and uncouth, and genetic symbols. Having learnt to know us or trying at least to divine what manner of beings we were, they felt both friendship and fear for us. The wisest among them watched us with sacred awe and pondered our teaching.
In their gratitude the people of Greece and of Asia consecrated to us stones, trees, shadowy woods; offered us victims, and sang us hymns; in fact we became gods in their sight, and they called us Horus, Isis, Astarte, Zeus, Cybele, Demeter, and Triptolemus. Satan was worshipped under the names of Evan, Dionysus, Iacchus, and Lenæus.
From a biblical perspective should now be obvious what God meant when He said…
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way – Is 53:6
The basic choice is between trusting what God says and living your life accordingly… or… gathering wisdom and making your own decisions accordingly…
What alternative does God present?
Does God just leave us in our human mess? Or does He have a plan? An alternative? If satan can offer something better, what does God offer us which is also better?
I’d like to re-use the evolution image above but modify it to illustrate what God offers us. But I must say it again and again I do not believe in evolution.
When we become a new creation, we cease to be human. We become a “spiritual body” according to the bible.
I won’t go into this more deeply in this already long post.
I feel the purpose of this post is just to highlight the choice we all face – to gather wisdom and make our own decisions OR to believe God’s words, trust Him and follow Him. We face this choice as a world and as a world of countries/societies.
Lastly… about evolution
Previously I have explained why I don’t believe in evolution from a scientific POV and I’ve written about when scientists discovered the existence of God and I’ve also also written about the lies behind evolution.