Among the heavenly host are many types of beings. In the last blog entry I talked about angels and demons. Besides these beings there are also a score of other beings. Examples of such include the Seraphim, the Cherubim, the Ophanim, the Hashmallim, the Archangels, etc. These are not angels in the sense that they are not God's messengers though they are created for certain purposes. These beings also appear as monsters and not as human beings. Many to most of them have wings or even multiple sets of wings. Many of them are part humanoid, part animal and with multiple sets of eyes. Perhaps the strangest of all are the Ophanim which are literally "wheels" with multiple-eyes. For some reason Christianity labels these beings as "angels" when in fact they for the most part have nothing to do with humanity. If we saw them today we would probably mistake them for space-aliens.
There is another group of heavenly beings, one that very few Christians know about. Before I reveal this group let me post some biblical scripture for you to read.
Genesis 1:26 KJV
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis 6:2 KJV
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Genesis 11:5-7 KJV
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Job 1:6 KJV
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them
"Let US make man in our image..", "the sons of God", "Let US go down..."....
Notice anything funny? The word for God used in most of these passages is 'Elohim'. Elohim means "gods" in the plural. So the gods said, "Let us make man in our image". So the gods said, "Let us go down....". It was the gods who mated with mortal women. What the hell? I'm I crazy? No, no I'm not. There are other gods in heaven besides God. The God Most High and the other gods, decided to make mankind. They decided to confuse our language and scatter us to the four corners when we tried to build the tower of Babel. Some of them mated with human women and produced beings called the Nephilim (giants). Just who are these mysterious gods? Let me reveal to you who they are in the following scriptures.
Deuteronomy 32:8 KJV
When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
Most Christians don't know this verse was translated incorrectly. The last part, "the children of Israel" is wrong. The events referred to in this passage happened after the tower of Babel and before the existence of Israel. The phrase "the children of Israel" is actually, "sons of God". This is another reference to the gods. Thus the original passage should read:
"When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the sons of God."
Or in normal English:
"God, The Most High, divided the nations and people and set up gods to rule them."
As punishment for mankind's hubris God divided up humans, scattered them, and set up gods to rule each nation. All the references to these gods are in fact the pagan gods of other cultures. The pagan gods exist. Repeat: The pagan gods exist. They were created by God. They are not as powerful as "The God", but they exist no doubt. Because of man's hubris God punished humanity by dividing us up and setting up gods to rule over us. Thus God set up the Olympians to rule the Greeks, the Celtic gods to rule the Celts, the Hindu gods to rule the people of India, the African Gods to rule the people of Africa, etc. However, God soon became angry with these gods.
They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
The gods that The God, Most High set up to rule the nations became corrupt and grew wicked. They demanded blood sacrifice and perverse rituals of worship. Some even began to have sex with humans and even fathered beings that were part-divine, part-human, a.k.a "demigods", the "Nephilim", or the giants. This greatly angered The God, the Most High. Let's see what happens next.
1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
The God, the Most High, holds a divine council with the other gods, the beings he created and who he set up to rule the nations. He is mightily angry with them and passes judgement on them. God knows they are corrupt and wicked and have rebelled against him. Refer to the previous passage on how the gods are also demons. Let's see what happens next.
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
As punishment for their wickedness and rebellion God removes their immortality. The God, the Most High, condemns them to death.
Christianity did not invent the notion that the pagan gods are demons. It was the ancient Hebrews and it was a part of their scripture. The gods were created by The God, the Most High. They are not to be worshipped but they themselves must worship God. The gods who demand to be worshipped by humans are demons, are fallen heavenly beings, are wicked, demand blood and lead humans to perversity and destruction. As punishment for their sins the pagan gods will themselves die.
So Diana, Zeus, Gaia, Cernunnos, Pan, Hecate, Baal, Venus, Astarte, Isis, Asherah, Demeter, Erzulie, Eshu, Dionysis, Kali, Siva, Osiris, etc...they all exist. They just were created by The God Most High and are subordinate to him.
So the question I have is when will the pagan gods die? It seems to me that most of them already have. The Hebrews wiped out the gods of the Canaanites and the gods of their enemies. Christians wiped out nearly all pagan gods of Europe. These gods are clearly dead. Sure, there are people who claim to worship these gods today but they do not worship them in the manner they are accustomed to and they do not feed them as the gods demand. If any of these gods still exist they are likely to be extremely weak. One would have to look to the pagan religions of Africa, India, Asia, and native cultures to find pagan gods who are still being fed with blood sacrifices to remain powerful. However, in most of these places Christianity is the number one growing religion! So it's just a matter of time before these pagan gods will also die, per God's decree.
Now, some people think that the pagan gods will survive until judgement day at which they will all be annihilated at once. I admit this may be a reality but I would say that in Psalm 82 it's clear that the gods are sentenced to the death of humans. Humans decline with age. They grow weaker and weaker until they die. So to me at least it appears that God has already removed their immortality and that the gods are in a mad rush to suck up any energy they can to survive. They've been transformed into vampiric entities desperately clinging to any resemblance of life.
So this is why I do not worship pagan gods. I do not worship "The Goddess". I do not work with the Lwa or other African spirits either. All are fallen heavenly beings that prey on humanity. Most are weak if not already dead. Of course I can only speak for myself. People have the right and freedom to worship whatever deity they want as well as no deity if they so choose. I just thought I would share this with my readers as most people don't know about this.
One other thing, remember that most people think "demons" are just fallen angels. Not so. When The God created the gods he created them with far more power than the angels, who are the lowest of the heavenly beings, God's servants. The pagan gods were fearsomely powerful back in the day.
All this talk of dying gods reminds me of the episode of Supernatural where Sam and Dean have to battle a couple of pagan gods.
You can watch the episode by clicking the picture below.
Supernatural - [S03E08] - A Very Supernatural Christmas
Note: This topic leads to another grand mystery that most Christians do not know about. I will discuss that mystery later.
Note: Modern Christians falsely believe that the scripture where God is plural refers to the Trinity. This is false as it would mean that God has judged parts of the Trinity as being evil and wicked and sentenced it to death. The reality is that God created other gods to serve him. These other gods were never meant to be worshipped but they fell from grace and grew wicked in time.