The True God
A reader brings up the interesting possibility that we may have been deceived concerning the account of God and the serpent at the beginning of Genesis. Maybe Jehovah is really Satan and the serpent is really the true God.
After all, did not the serpent offer freedom of choice by getting Eve to partake of the tree of knowledge? Did not Jehovah command the Israelites to slaughter men, women and children in war?
Joseph Smith put an interesting twist on this tale by stating that Jehovah had planned all along for Adam and Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge. He set up the circumstances with the serpent as an unknowing pawn to create a “fall” and carry out the plan to introduce free agency.
On the other hand, some have made the case that the Jehovah of the Bible is Satan. H. P. Blavatsky quoted this scripture of Jesus responding to his Jewish adversaries:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44
She pointed out that these authorities claimed that their Father was Jehovah and here Jesus identified him as the devil that orders many men, women and children to be put to death.
It is interesting that other passages in the Bible support this idea.
In the Old Testament we read:
“And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.” I Chronicles 21:1-2
And who was this Satan who caused David to number the people of Israel. The scripture plainly identifies him:
“And again the anger of the LORD (Jehovah) was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I (Jehovah) may know the number of the people.” II Sam 24:1-2
This second scripture clearly identifies Jehovah as the one who caused the numbering.
In Revelation we are given this description of the Beast:
“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Rev 13:2
But as to dealing with the disobedient Jehovah says this about Himself:
“Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.” Hosea 13:7-8
Notice that the same animals are used to describe both Jehovah and the Beast representing Satan.
Also note that Paul calls Satan “the god of this world.” II Cor 4:3 and Isaiah says this about Jehovah, “The God of the whole earth shall he be called.” Isa 54:5
Whatever the case there is a danger in reaching a conclusion about names and then using it as a black and white blueprint for right and wrong. It matters not which one is the true God if the seeker does not use his own agency and judgment and then contact his own soul within. Once this is done the question will not be which one is the true God, but it will be what are the true principles revealed by which we can guide our lives toward everlasting peace and happiness?
Once one gives and receives in the language of principles through the soul he can learn from an experience with either a devil or an angel.
What’s the main lesson we take away from the Eden story?
It is revealed in this verse:
”…Behold, the man is to become as one of us, knowing good and evil…” (Genesis 3:22)
In the Hebrew it reads this way:
“The man becomes one of us to know good – evil.”
There is no conjunction in the Hebrew so the translator has to add one that seems to fit, so you can take your pick and choose either “from” or “and.” The interesting point is either one fits and reveals truth.
To know and understand duality and to be able to see the two sides of each situation and make a choice opens a path that will manifest the soul, and the true God within each one of us.
Be true to the principle of free will and you will meet the God who nourishes free will. Seek to control with strong authority and restrict free will and you will meet the god that enslaves. Even if you make an honest mistake and get the good and evil characters confused you will gravitate in the spirit to the one that is like yourself – therefore make yourself free and seek to bring freedom to others.
Question: Is the Jehovah of the Bible the same as the Ancient of Days?
I implied that the Ancient of Days appeared to Moses, but he did not say in that appearance that he was Jehovah, but “I AM Becoming that which I Decide to become.” He refused to give a name.
The name Jehovah which means “Eternal” or “Existing One” could apply to the Ancient of Days or any one of his assistants. A lot of the words attributed to Jehovah did not come from an actual advanced being, but the collective thoughtform of the Jewish race. This is why they were commanded to do some fairly repulsive things – because the revelations came from a collective intelligence that meted out revelation that they could accept that was in keeping with the traditions of the day.
It boils down to the idea that Jehovah is a collective, and the name could be applied to a high entity, a thoughtform created by group belief or even an adversarial figure called Satan.
I said that an “angel” who was called Jehovah was linked to the logos from Saturn. Both Saturn and the Earth are on the third ray so there is a natural connection there.
“I seek to bring about a much needed group integration. The polarisation of this group–as a unity upon the mental plane-is not yet accomplished. It is most needed and until this integration has been achieved, the united group inter-communication will not be possible or the desired group work capable of accomplishment. Several of you need to do some careful thinking and should align yourselves in love with your fellow disciples, eliminating all sense of criticism and personal self-satisfaction in your own judgment and rectitude.” Discipleship in the New Age, Vol 1, Page 80
Oct 14, 2006
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