Lord Crimson

Wisdom from the Realm

Eternity and Beyond – Part II

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In order to continue my quest for the ultimate truth about eternity, I must follow the clues that lead me into the past. Here I will turn my focus toward the author of evil. This of course is necessary if I want to understand about the two paths that stand before me. It is certainly no secret that where man goes his evil nature will follow. The degree of this evil nature or at least how it is handled seems to vary from person to person, but everyone has it. I suppose that is why it’s much more tempting to do things that are wrong than to do what is right. Yes, I can easily conclude that evil is alive and well on planet earth, but the question is why?

For this answer I must return to the owners manual for the human race. Let’s see, it appears that before human history began there was this angel named Lucifer that thought he should be the object of worship instead of God. Lucifer was able to persuade a host of angels to join him in his revolution against God. This angelic revolt was termed the Angelic Conflict. God was having none of this so Lucifer and his band of merry revolutionaries were brought to trial and convicted. The sentence of the fallen angels to the lake of fire was pronounced before mankind existed. The Bible offers many names for these fallen angels, but I suppose the most popular is Satan and his demons.

Satan didn’t think too much of this and objected to God’s verdict which slandered the judgment and character of God. So in a momentous action, God convened an appeal trial in which He would demonstrate His perfect character and sense of justice by allowing Satan another opportunity to prove his case. The action born from this appeal was God creating mankind to resolve the angelic conflict.

So, mankind was created not only for our benefit, which I personally appreciate, but also for the benefit of the angels in order to solve the angelic conflict. Satan has been given six administrations or dispensations of human history to prove his case. Afterwards God’s final judgment will be delivered. As the appeal trial of Satan unfolds, which is now in the fourth administration, he is constantly attempting to prove himself equal to God. He is always searching for those that will bow to him thus proving to God he is in fact worthy of worship. He seems to forget that by using the tools of arrogance and deception only confirms his guilt to God.

This brings me back to the two paths. The first leads to heaven and the second leads to the lake of fire. Like the angels, I also have free will and can choose to worship God, Satan, the earth, a tree or nothing. But it is clear that if I reject God’s gift then by default my fate will be the same as Satan and his demons. Since we are talking an eternity it appears that this decision is the most important of my life.

I will continue my quest for the ultimate truth in Eternity and Beyond – Part III.


Written by Lord Crimson

April 9, 2007 at 8:37 pm

Posted in Christianity, Religion

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  1. Great post. I look forward to part III.


    April 9, 2007 at 8:50 pm

  2. The mistake most of us, including many Christians, make is to either underestimate Satan or else provide him with more power than he actually has. So many times we hear about the “battle” between God and Satan – there’s NO battle – Satan is already defeated and has never been a match for God in any shape or form. He is NOT a god in any way, but a created being – just like us, only angelic rather than human. So while he has certain powers more than we do (invisibility for one), he cannot be in two places at the same time, nor can he undertake any action against God’s people without God authorising it (Job being the obvious example of that). However, he IS the prince of the air of this world, and has dominion over this world and all in it, so people need to be aware that he is actively working to ensure as many people as possible miss out on God’s gift of salvation. His entire goal is to prevent people getting to heaven – scripture doesn’t explicitly state why he has that goal (to my knowledge?), but we are left in no doubt that that is indeed his main aim. The easiest method he uses is to persuade many that he doesn’t exist, and so they don’t have any personal responsibility to worry about their morality other than totally from a humanistic viewpoint. And if they do recognise his existence, he’ll then work to have them either see him round every corner (like many Pentecostalists I know), or be unable to function spiritually because they feel he is constantly controlling their lives. There’s a healthy balance between all of these stances, and for Christians it’s imperative that we recognise God is sovereign in our lives, and Satan can do nothing without His permission, and if we are then tested and have to go through trials, we need not fear the outcome. But for those who don’t know Jesus and have not accepted His gift of salvation, it’s a very different and dangerous life to lead. As you’ve said – there are indeed only 2 paths – and many more need to be very very careful about figuring out which one they desire to walk on. Time is so very short, and decisions need to be made TODAY. You can’t change your mind once you die and meet God – too late then to say “Sorry I didn’t believe you” or plead that you’re “good enough” to be allowed into heaven.

    My apologies – almost a blog post in itself, but an area I have been meaning to write about myself and haven’t got round to it – hope you don’t mind (feel free to edit if you desire). Blessings, TKR.

    Ha Tikvah

    April 9, 2007 at 9:33 pm

  3. Hi tt

    Thanks. I have a bit more research before tackling number 3, but I hope to get to it soon.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    April 9, 2007 at 11:10 pm

  4. Hi TKR – Welcome to the Realm

    Thanks for your input, and no I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    April 9, 2007 at 11:14 pm

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