Satan’s long war against God, Part 2

Part 2, One of Satan’s revenge strategies

Background

God has His Kingdom.  He created angels and people to be part of His Kingdom. 

As Satan wanted to be like God, he also needed a kingdom.  When he rebelled against God, he got a following among the angels.  They are the demons, his workers.  

Then he also wanted a following among the people.  His opportunity came in the Garden of Eden.  He convinced Adam and Eve to disobey God.  He trapped humanity.  It suited Satan very well. 

There was just one tiny problem for Satan and that was God’s promise,

‘…He [the seed of the woman], will crush your head.’  Genesis 3:15

As head of a new kingdom in rebellion against God, it did not go down well.  He had to deal with it.  It could not be that difficult to outsmart God!   

The promised Redeemer would be born of a woman.  

God said the ‘seed of a woman.’  Which woman would it be?  The devil did not know, so he decided on a strategy to counter God’s promise.  Satan knew people were different from angels.  Yet, with his abilities he could send his angels to take the form of men and marry women.  Then he could pollute the human bloodline.   

He planned that his demons marry women and produce ‘mixed’ blood offspring.  Satan did just that.  His angels (demons), had to leave their assigned place in heaven and cohabit with humans,

‘When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.’  Genesis 6:1-2 

As if God did not know about it.  When the fallen angels, demons, intermarried with women, the generation became extremely wicked.  God decided to destroy the whole generation.  That was the only way to make sure no ‘mixed’ blood offspring would be left.  

One family kept themselves separate. 

They were Noah, his wife and three sons with their wives.  God told Noah to build an ark.  He did it and he and his family were saved.  The rest all perished in the worldwide flood.  

In case some people argue that God is very cruel, may we point out the following: 

  • It took Noah at least 70 years to build the ark.  
  • He was a preacher of righteousness. 
  • Nobody believed him, yet God could not have turned away anybody who wanted to join Noah on the ark. 
  • The responsibility for children who died in the flood rests securely on the shoulders of the fathers.  They were supposed to lead their families in the ways of God.  If Abel knew about God’s ways, surely the descendants also knew about it. 

God did send the flood and the whole wicked generation perished.  Only Noah and his family were saved through the ark.  

God considered it a grievous sin that those angels transgressed their creation place.  

  • They were taken captive and are in gaol from that time till the end, 
  • ‘And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home – these He has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the Great Day.’  Jude 6 
  • ‘For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment….’  2 Peter 2:4
  • Satan did not drown in the flood.  He is an angel.  His other angels did not drown either.  So evil did not stop with the flood.  Noah and his family continued to fill the earth as God intended Adam and Eve to do.  Regardless, the Noah family were again of original Adam bloodstock.  They were pure humans as God intended.  

Conclusion 

  • Scripture reveals that the devil’s first plan failed spectacularly.  But he never forgot that defeat.  In the next part of this series we want to touch on his efforts to convince the Church that the universal flood never happened.  That is his ‘revenge’ for the defeat.
  • Also, Satan knows that those who deny God’s miracles as described in the Bible  will never see God’s face personally.  They will never see God’s greatest miracle – the new heaven and earth, and the marriage of the Lamb.  That explains the incessant war against the supernatural power of God.    

Postscript

Many of us were taught that the sons of God referred to the ‘godly’ line of Seth, and the daughters of man to the ‘ungodly’ line of Cain.  Yet the ‘daughters of man’ would be both Sethites and Cainites.   In many other places in the Bible angels are called ‘sons of God (always male).’  Reference: J D Sarfati, The Genesis Account,Creation Book Publishers, 2015, p 474-480

Must God always tell us what to do?

The title sounds like a kid who asks his father to please give him some space.  And at times it is a valid request.  Yet it is not sound when it comes to big issues like preparing for a vocation, et cetera.  Let’s look at how precise God the Father expects His children to stick with His directions when it comes to His ‘big’ issues.  

#  The biggest issue is of course salvation, when God’s goal is to save His people:  

  • God’s command to Noah on the measurements for the ark.  Genesis 6:14-16
  • God’s commands to Moses on how to construct the tabernacle.  Exodus 25-27; 36-38
  • God’s commands to David on the construction for the temple.  1 Chronicles 28:19
  • After Jesus’ ascension, and the destruction of the temple for a second time, the elect became the temples of God in which He dwells through the Holy Spirit.  Ephesians 2:22  For these ‘temples,’ God gave ‘precise instructions.’
    • Repent:  Acts 2:38
    • Believe in Jesus:  Romans 10:9
    • Be baptised in water:  Acts 8:37
    • Receive the Holy Spirit:  Acts 19:6 

#  Why was God’s precision necessary?   

  • In a sense the precision regarding the ark, tabernacle and temple were shadows of the precision needed for the elect to become ‘temples’ of God.  
  • That means that only those with the ‘Jesus measurement’ will live with God.  
  • This is the guarantee of Scripture,  ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them.  They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.’  Revelation 21:3

Where are Noah’s dinosaurs?

In the film ‘Noah,’ after the ark was constructed in record time with the help of the Dinosaurs and the arkWatchers, birds entered the ark. Then thousands of snakes appeared, and slithered into the ark. One just hopes that there are so many kinds (families) of snakes. The Bible is very clear that only kinds of animals went on the ark. There are around 11 families or kinds of snakes. 1,2  What does that mean?  The easiest way to explain it is with dogs. How many pairs of dogs did Noah take on the ark? Answer: none. Dogs belong to the family Canidae. That includes dogs, jackal, Cape hunting dogs, coyotes, dingos and wolves. So only a pair of wolves went on the ark. Those two wolves did not evolve into bears or tigers. Their offspring became all the species or varieties of the wolf kind.

 

Later in the film all the other animals came to the ark, but there were no dinosaurs. In the narrative, as told by Aronofsky and Handel, there should not be dinosaurs, because they believe in evolution. It says there was a time many millions of years ago when dinosaurs evolved. Then a meteorite hit the earth and it caused their extinction. This makes no sense if one thinks logically. Why did only the dinosaurs go extinct, and the smaller, more delicate birds, fish, butterflies and all the other organisms in the same rock layers as the dinosaurs, survived? Never forget that evolution doesn’t require logic, but blind faith in Darwin. So the selective killer meteorite is probably ‘science.’

 

The problem is that there is no evidence at all that Darwinian evolution ever happened, that it could ever happen.  Evolutionists will rage, pound their tables in frustration and bang their heads against walls because Bible believers and cursed ‘creationists’ are so stupid. That won’t help one iota. Evidence will win the day. There is no evidence for evolution, except for small scale changes, like light and dark coloured moths, and different breeds of dogs, which no one denies.

 

Besides that, there is no mechanism by which Darwinian evolution could be true. The fact that our museums are filled with many different dinosaurs does not prove the evolution of dinosaurs. Nobody denies that dinosaurs existed, but there is no genetic mechanism for them to evolve. The genes can cause variation among a kind (family), but not a ‘jumping’ from one kind to another, like the famous bird from dinosaur evolution.

 

The short and sweet is this, if evolution had been a true science, it would have been a proven, accepted fact.  It is not, so there should have been dinosaurs on the ark in the Noah film, because they were created on the sixth day with all the other animals.  In our next blog we will explain why dinosaurs never did, and never could evolve.

 

References

  1. Reader’s Digest Association, The Living World of Animals, The Reader’s Digest Association Limited, 1970, p 394, 395.
  2. Project editor Kathryn Hennesey, The Natural History Book, Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2010, p 390-399.

 

 

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