Wednesday, March 7, 2012

25 The Bride's Best Friend Forever

"Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years." - Anton LaVey

Whilst Satan is the father of lies, his Father is the grandfather of lies. For example, when the Father said, "In that day you will die", he neglected to point out that a thousand years is as a day to him, and he did not specify just what he meant when he said "die". He did not lie by commission, neither did he tell the whole truth.

Satan's function is to divert folks from healthy relationships into sick relationships. For example, when his Father said "in that day you will die", Satan pointed out that life would continue, that his children would be like their Father.

As it turns out, life did continue. Adam lived to be about 960 years, which was well within the day, and then he died. And his relationship didn't do so well, either. There is no indication that Adam enjoyed any fellowship with his Father thereafter.

The Church is the Bride of Christ aka Jesus.

Jesus saves, and His Bride consumes. She does not produce. She consumes lives, property, and souls. She is like Gomer, the harlot redeemed by prophet Hosea.

The Church is made up of folks who allow themselves to behave inappropriately, even though Her Husband redeemed them. And Jesus's Brother, Satan assists in the corruption of souls by leading folks to think that their inappropriate behaviour is somehow pleasing to their Saviour.

I think that whoever observed that Satan is the Church's best friend was spot-on.

btw- the Bible is Divinely inspired, and corrupted by its scribes. The Bible is a collection of writings that some folks decided amongst themselves were more holy than other writings.