Exodus 20: 3-6 The Second Word Part 1: No Other gods Part 2

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

The book of Genesis is full of openings for conspiracy, the gap theory in chapter 1, the 2 creation accounts in chapters 1 and 2, and the following:

Genesis 3:

4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

We know this as the temptation and fall of mankind into sin. Satan, through the serpent, convinces Adam and Eve that God did not have their best interest at heart, that He was hiding something from them, holding them back from becoming what they were meant to be. 

They believed him and both turned from God, separating themselves and us from God. 

Here is where the conspiracy begins. There are groups who believe that this episode was a good thing and it begins with Plato. 

Plato, 300 years before Christ, taught that a universal mind or force called the Monad, or the One existed in and around everything. Three emanations came forth from the One: 

The first was Sophia, the sacred feminine, or wisdom. The second was Lucifer, the Holy Spirit, and the third was the Christ spirit, or divine spark. 

Sophia, out of pride, gives birth to Yaldabaoth, known as the deluge. A blind, petty, tribal god who is evil and jealous. He keeps man trapped in sinful flesh hidden from the one true god. He is also known to them as Adonai, the god of the Old Testament. 

Lucifer through His agent Satan or the snake, illuminates and frees mankind to begin learning the truth about god. 

All agree that certain people have the divine spark but they differ on how it is triggered. Some believe that it is through guardian angels while others believe it is through increased knowledge about god. 

Lucifer is a Latin word that means “Light bearer or bringer.” It replaces the Hebrew word “Hellel- “morning star” used in Isaiah 14:

12 “How you are fallen from heaven,

O Lucifer,[b] son of the morning!

Jerome used it when translating the Latin Vulgate pointing to Satan and all the church fathers believed it as well. 

Yet these groups saw Lucifer and Jesus as the same and sadly many in Christianity are following them. 

They believe that the Judaic, Christian accounts of Scripture are false versions of what they know as the truth.

Sadly for them it is exactly the opposite and what we have is the real thing in the Gospel and the counterfeit in their teachings. The real thing in Christ and the counterfeit in Lucifer.  

They believe that Lucifer is a god yet Jesus is God in flesh and we know what happens to Lucifer in Isaiah 14. 

They believe that knowledge leads mankind to know God and attain salvation. 

Jesus is the only way to salvation and it was His death on the cross that opened the way. 

Knowledge of God is wonderful but the true question is not how much do we know about God but does He know us?

Matthew 7:

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

We can know everything about Him but if He doesn’t know us it is useless. Make sure He knows you and that you know the truth from the counterfeit 

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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