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Re: Sun worship, dragon and serpent

Apr 18, 2006 00:12 AM
by Vincent

2 Kings 18 
 1 Now it came about in the third year of Hoshea, the son of Elah 
king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah became 
 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned 
twenty-nine years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Abi the 
daughter of Zechariah. 
 3 He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his 
father David had done. 
 4 He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and 
cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent 
that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned 
incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan. 

--- In, "Kathy" <silva_cass@...> wrote:
> Luciferian Worship: It's beginning in Serpent, Dragon, and Sun 
> By Dr. Lee Warren, B.A., D.D. & Edited by Dr. DeVita Brown, B.A., 
> (c) 2000 PLIM REPORT, Vol. 9 #3
> Feel free to copy and circulate this article for non-commercial
> purposes provided the Web site and author are mentioned. 
> See Related Articles in Esoteric Mysteries Revealed 
> Introduction
> When one speaks of Luciferian worship, the very idea comes as both 
> shock and an enigma for most people. Many people, especially
> Christians, find it very hard to believe that someone would worship
> Lucifer, the fallen angel, or Satan. Even non-religious people in 
> culture find Luciferian worship hard to swallow. Their attitude is
> primarily shaped by the fact that we live in a largely Judeo-
> culture where Lucifer is anathema or an abomination being directly
> opposed to God.
> Most students of the Bible and Christian ministers do not 
> the philosophy or the rationale for the worship of Lucifer because
> they have a superficial understanding of ancient religious history 
> a total lack of understanding of the purpose of Elohim.
> What is the intent of this article?
> To understand the worship of Lucifer today and the rationale behind
> it, an investigation of the ancient pagan religions' worship of
> serpents and dragons must be undertaken. This worship existed 
> the formation of Israel. Obtaining knowledge of the pagan beliefs
> gives an understanding of the Luciferian argument that Lucifer is 
> evil and points out their lack of understanding of the purpose of
> Elohim. From this investigation it will be shown that Elohim 
> Israel to be the light for the Gentile nations because they were
> walking in darkness spiritually.
> Israel's purpose at first was to bring light to the pagans 
> the one Elohim (or true God) and then finally, the Messiah would 
> to bring light unto the world (Jn. 8:12). Thus, there are two
> mysteries in operation, namely, the Mystery of Iniquity and the
> Mystery of Righteousness both functioning through time, which 
began in
> the realm of eternity (Rom. 16:25; 2 Thess. 2:7).
> These are some of the questions that this article will address.
> Did pagans have a notion of Lucifer? 
> How did the pagans perceive evil? 
> How was the pagan perception of evil different from that of the
> Israelites, the Messiah, and the Apostles? 
> What meaning did the serpent, the dragon, and the sun have in pagan
> culture? 
> This article will not look at the aspect of Lucifer being 
the "light
> bearer" and/or "energy", due to space and the desire to remain 
> on the topic. However, this article will center on the ancient
> culture's worship of the serpent, the dragon, and the sun and will
> show that they were worshipped in ignorance. In fact, the spirits
> deceived the pagans into this false worship. Those that worship
> Lucifer today use the historical worship of Lucifer as a
> rationalization for their worship, which shows their gross
> misunderstanding of the matter.
> Was Lucifer always personified?
> Today worshippers of Lucifer feel that he has received a "bum rap"
> from Christians and Jews who personify him as evil. One of the most
> quoted authorities on the subject is H. P. Blavatsky, who was the
> founder of the Theosophical Society. Quoting from her book Secret
> Doctrine (Theosophical Press), she explains the various ancient
> culture views and philosophy of evil. She writes: "Antiquity knew 
> no isolated, thoroughly and absolute bad "god of evil." Pagan 
> represented good and evil as twin brothers born of the same
> mother—Nature…In the beginning the symbols of Good and Evil were 
> abstraction Light and Darkness. This led to the primal [original]
> twins, Osiris-Typhon, Ormazd-Ahriman, and finally Cain-Abel…(Vol. 
> p. 412); …."
> From this statement Good and Evil are believed to be co-equal and
> consider twins. She further states that ancient philosophy
> "…recognizing neither Good or Evil as a fundamental or independent
> power, but starting from the Absolute All (universal Perfection
> eternally), …(Vol. 1; p.73)."
> She goes on to say that to "…every people except the Christian
> nations, the Devil is to this day no worse an entity than the
> opposites aspect in the dual nature of the so-called Creator. One
> cannot claim God as the synthesis of the whole universe, as
> Omnipresent and Omniscient and Infinite, and then divorce him from
> evil. As there is far more evil than good in the world, it follows 
> logical grounds that either God must include evil, or stand as the
> direct cause of it, or else surrender his claims to absoluteness. 
> Indeed evil is but the antagonizing blind force in nature; it is
> reaction, oppositions and contrast —evil for some, good for others
> (Vol. 1; p. 413)."
> H. P. Blavatsky states the following about the Christian
> interpretation of evil. "It was left with the early and ignorant
> Christian fathers to degrade the philosophical and highly 
> idea of this emblem (the Dragon) into absurd superstition called 
> "Devil." They took if from the Zoroastrian [Persian], who saw the
> devils or the Evil in the Hindu Devas, and the word Evil thus 
> by double transmutation D'Evil in every tongue (Diabolos, Diable,
> Diavolo, Teufeel)." From the above quotes one can began to 
> the basis of evil in the ancient cultures.
> Have many cultures worshipped serpents and dragons?
> Historically, Luciferians point to the fact that the great ancient
> civilizations worshipped serpents and dragons for thousand of 
> along with the sun, before Moses and the prophets wrote the Old 
> Quoting the book Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky, it states that
> worship of the dragon and the sun were universal on the earthplane.
> "The tradition of the Dragon and the Sun is echoed in every part of
> the world.…There was a time when the four parts of the world were
> covered with the temples sacred to the Sun and the Dragon: but the
> cult is now preserved mostly in China and the Buddhist countries 
> 378-9, V. II)." The dragon, however, is not the middle age concept 
> a beast with wings breathing fire, but is, in reality, a snake.
> The Gentiles at that time did not consider the beasts that they
> worshipped evil, but were the symbols of wisdom, salvation and 
> life. In essence, the worshipers of Lucifer feel that Christendom 
> gotten the story backwards. The fallacy of this argument is that 
> Gentile nations attributed all the qualities of Elohim to beasts.
> Hence, to the ancient peoples the serpent became the embodiment of
> wisdom and life, and through their cultural view was not 
inherently evil.
> Do people worship Lucifer today?
> Primarily many powerful secret societies, such as the Freemasons 
> other organizations, continue the worship of Lucifer today in the
> western Christian culture . In most cases Lucifer worship is hidden
> from the public to avoid their adverse reaction. Here are a few 
> from the writings of the Freemasons that illustrate their belief 
in a
> "Light" or "Light-bearer", and that "Light" is Lucifer. However, 
> mystery is revealed only to the masons of the 30th degree and 
> Albert Pike wrote in his classic book Morals and Dogma (The Supreme
> Council of the Southern Jurisdictions, A. A. S. R., USA), which is
> mandatory reading for all masons of certain degrees, the 
> `LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to 
> spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the morning! Is It he who
> bears the Light. ... ? Doubt it not (p. 321)!"
> It should be noted that many of the world elitists that believe in 
> New World Order are Luciferian. In fact most of the world leaders 
> the last two thousand years believed in various forms of magic and 
> occult. Christianity was just a front for these people, but you 
> not find this fact in your history books or lessons taught in 
> The book The Occult Conspiracy by Michael Howard (Destiny Books 
> said that "…many of the famous historical personalities of the last
> 2,000 years, including statesmen, politicians, religious leaders 
> royalty, were actively involved in the occult, mysticism and 
> practices. In addition it will show that many of the major 
> events of the period have a hidden significance which can only be
> explained in terms of an occult conspiracy. The revealing of this
> conspiracy is integral to any true understanding of world history 
> the development of Western civilization because of its wide-ranging
> and far-reaching influence."
> Did the devil trick the Gentiles?
> The great Mystery is that the Gentile nations were seduced into
> believing that they were intercoursing with Gods or righteous 
> (Spirits) of Elohim, but in reality they were communing with fallen
> angels (or evil spirits). This occurred according to the purpose of
> Elohim. Darkness was allowed to reign first, then afterward the 
> was manifest to over throw it. This pattern ties in beautifully 
> the account in Genesis that states there was darkness that covered 
> face of the earth first, before Elohim brought about the light (Gn.
> 1:1-2).
> The worship of the Dragon, Serpents, and the Sun are as old as time
> and can be traced throughout pagan history. It began at Babylon,
> continued in Egypt, and was a part of many great nations, i.e.-
> Persia, Egypt, Greece, and the Incas in the Americas, to name a 
> What is the Biblical perspective of Lucifer as the serpent and 
> One of the most important points that must be understood in the
> beginning of this investigation is that there are events in history
> that forever change the way one perceives and performs things. For
> example, inventions such as the airplane, automobile, radio, TV,
> printing press, and computer, forever changed travel and 
> Likewise, the Law of Yahweh given to Moses, the Israelites led by
> Yahweh, and the coming of Yahshua the Messiah and His Apostles led 
> the Holy Spirit, forever changed the way mankind viewed their 
> Father. These Elohim initiated changes brought an increase in
> mankind's understanding of their creator.
> Under the pagan system all types of idols were worshipped. The
> predominant form of worship was toward the Sun, the serpent, and 
> Dragon. All the attributes of Yahweh were attributed to these 
> Elohim revealed to Israel that He was the only Creator and there 
> no other God (Deu. 6:4; Isa 42:8). This revelation established
> monotheism among mankind by demonstrating Elohim's power through 
> people Israel, via the miraculous overthrowing of Egypt.
> The death of Pharaoh, his son, and his city changed the dominant 
> mindset of the period.
> Did the pagans think serpents and dragons symbolized evil?
> The pagans in the most advanced nations, like Egypt and Babylon, 
> not perceive serpents and dragons as evil, especially as they were
> portrayed in the Torah (First five books of the Old Testament by
> Moses) and later in the prophets. Moses was the first person to
> describe the Archangel Lucifer as the "serpent."
> He wrote the book of Genesis as the result of a vision he had atop 
> Sinai, "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the 
> which the LORD God had made. … (Gen. 3:1)" Clearly, Moses 
> the serpent with Lucifer or the Devil (a fallen angel), created by
> Elohim ( the Word or Son), as was the rest of the angelic creation.
> Isaiah, the prophet, first used the word "Lucifer" in describing 
> King of Babylon. He wrote, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O
> Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground,
> which didst weaken the nations (Isa. 14:12)!" [It should be noted 
> the word "Lucifer" does not appear in most versions of the Bible, 
> in the King James Version and the Living Bible. Other versions 
> him Light bearer, morning star, etc.]
> Now the word "dragon" was also associated with a man, for Ezekiel 
> prophet wrote that Yahweh described the king of Egypt as 
a "dragon."
> He wrote: "Speak, and say, Thus saith Yahweh Elohim; Behold, I am
> against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in
> the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, 
and I
> have made it for myself (Ezek 29:3)." [ Note: The "dragon" of the
> ancient world was a "serpent" as the book Secret Doctrine point 
> Now in the book of Revelation from the King James Version of the
> Bible, the Apostle John confirmed Moses' vision, for he associated 
> angel with the dragon and the serpent, which was the result of the
> vision he received on the Isle of Patmos in AD 96. He wrote: "And 
> great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and
> Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: …(Rev 12:9)."
> The point being made here is that in the Hebrew scriptures Lucifer 
> identified as the cause of the rebellion in heaven and the evil in 
> earth plane. He is symbolically described as the dragon, the 
> and the Son of the Morning. This was contrary to the belief system 
> this pagan era, because for them the Dragon and Serpent were
> universally worshiped as signs of wisdom. This will be further 
> out later in this article.
> Did the Gentiles worship serpents and dragons?
> Ancient idols throughout the world and the ancient writings of 
> civilizations furnish irrefutable proof that they worshipped the
> dragon, serpents, and the sun. These idols were universally 
> as symbols of wisdom.
> In her book H. P. Blavatsky Isis Unveiled (Theosophical Press) she
> writes the following concerning serpent worship of antiquity. "From
> the remotest antiquity the serpent was held by every people in the
> greatest veneration, as the embodiment of Divine wisdom and the 
> of spirit, …" She goes on to say that the Egyptian god Thoth or 
> were the first to attribute a spiritual quality to serpents. "…
> or Thoth who was the first to regard the serpent as "the most
> spirit-like of all the reptiles"; … (Vol. II, p. 489)."
> She goes on to say that in her research in antiquity it is unclear 
> to why man worshiped the serpent. "The student of mythology knows 
> certain ideas were associated by the peoples of antiquity with the
> serpent, and that it was the favorite symbol of particular deities;
> but why that animal rather than any other was chosen for the 
> is yet uncertain (Vol. II, p. 489)."
> The book The Two Babylons (Loizeaux Brothers) by Rev. Alexander 
> confirmed that the Egyptian deity Thoth was the source of serpent
> worship and it was used in various sacred rites. He quotes an 
> Phoenician writer who was alive during the time of Joshua. "Thoth
> first attributed something of the divine nature to the serpent and 
> serpent tribe, in which he was followed by the Phoenicians and
> Egyptians. For this animal was esteemed by him to be the most
> spiritual of all the reptiles, and of a FIERY nature, inasmuch as 
> exhibits an incredible celerity, moving by its spirit, without 
> hands or feet. Moreover, it is long-lived, and has the quality of
> RENEWING ITS YOUTH as. Thoth has laid down in the sacred books; 
> which accounts this animal was introduced in the sacred rites and
> Mysteries (p. 227)."
> Did the symbol of the serpent represent the sun in paganism?
> The book The Two Babylons stated that the worship of the serpent 
> always universally associated with the sun. Quoting Rev. A. Hislop:
> "Along with the sun, as the great fire-god, and, in due time,
> identified with him, was the serpent worshipped. … In the 
mythology of
> the primitive world… the serpent is universally the symbol of the 
> "In Egypt, one of the commonest symbols of the sun, or sun-god, is 
> disc with a serpent around it (p. 227)."
> Rev. A. Hislop goes on to show how the ancients associated the 
> with the sun. "The original reason of that identification seems 
> to have been that, as the sun was the great enlightener of the
> physical world, so the serpent was held to have been the great
> enlightener of the spiritual, by giving mankind the "knowledge of 
> and evil." (p. 227)"
> Were the original inhabitants of the Americas serpent worshippers?
> The earth is full of monuments built to serpents. For example, most
> Americans are startled to discover that the indigenous inhabitants 
> the New World, the American Indians, were serpent worshippers. 
> are numerous serpent mounds and carved stones of snakes throughout 
> Americas.
> Bill Still in his book New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret
> Societies shows that America was called initially "The Land of the
> Plumed Serpents" by the Indians of Peru. James Pyrse researched an
> article written in the Theosophical Society magazine entitled 
> which gave insight into the word "America."
> James Pyrse says that the chief god of the Mayan Indians in Central
> America was Quettzalcoatl. In Peru this god was called Amaru and 
> territory known as Amaruca. Now he states: "Amaruca is literally
> translated "Land of the Plumed Serpents (p. 45)." He claims that 
> name of America was derived from Amaruca, instead of after the
> explorer Amerigo Vespucci. This further proves that serpent worship
> was common throughout all cultures.
> Other famous worshippers of sacred snakes were the Druids, and in
> India, the hooded cobra snake was worshipped.
> Are there other meanings and usage for the serpent?
> In the Gentile cultures there were many other symbolic meanings and
> purposes for the serpent. Here are some examples:
>  In Egypt both the priests and the Pharaoh wore the Uraeus, which 
> coiled serpents upon their forehead (See Diagram). Also sacred
> serpents were preserved in the temples of Egypt. 
>  The serpent was used to describe creation. In Isis Unveiled, H.P.
> Blavatsky makes this significant statement concerning the origin of
> serpent worship: Before our globe [earth] became egg-shaped or 
> it was a long tail of cosmic dusts or fire-mist, moving and 
> like a serpent. This, say the explanation, was the Spirit of God
> moving on the chaos until its breath had incubated cosmic matter 
> make it assume the annular [forming a ring or circle] shape of a
> serpent with its tail in its mouth-emblem of eternity in its 
> and of our world in its physical sense (Vol. 1; p. 74)." Note: the
> bracket was added for clarification but are not apart of the 
>  A serpent is wound around the staff of Hermes - the emblem of the
> medical profession 
>  Serpents were used to symbolize salvation. 
>  Electricity is symbolized as a serpent because of its serpentine
> motion when passing between two negative and positive poles. 
>  Serpents were used to denote reincarnation. 
> Did Israel worship serpents?
> Israel was not immune from serpent worship although the first
> commandment forbade them from worshipping idols. After Israel came 
> of Egypt and began their journey in the Wilderness, they began to
> complain and murmur against Moses and Yahweh.
> As the result of this behavior Yahweh sent fiery serpents to bite
> Israel for their transgressions and many died (Num. 21:8-9). Yahweh
> sent these serpents to bite His people to show them that it was the
> invisible presence of evil spirits that were causing their 
> behavior.
> Yahweh told Moses to make a brazen serpent and place it on a pole.
> Yahweh further instructed those who had received the serpents' 
> to look upon the serpent on the pole and thereby be healed. Later,
> instead of learning that Satan, symbolized as the serpent, 
> caused strife, Israel made this brazen serpent on the pole (2 Kgs.
> 18:4) an object of worship. Israel was always mimicking the Gentile
> form of worship.
> The Messiah explained the symbolism of this brazen serpent and
> revealed that it had nothing to do with the Gentile's views of the
> serpent. Yahshua said: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
> wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That 
> believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life (Jn. 
> The Messiah correlated the brazen serpent that was lifted up in the
> Wilderness, which healed those that were bitten, with Him (the
> Messiah) being lifted up after His death and Resurrection, which
> healed those that believed on Him.
> What were the Messiah's views toward the serpent?
> Now Yahshua the Messiah in His ministry acknowledged that the 
> symbolically represents wisdom, which confirms the Gentiles' 
> He said: "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves.
> Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Mt. 10:16)." 
> this context Yahshua is referring to the fallen angels or evil 
> Nowhere in His ministry did the Messiah tell His disciples or 
> to adorn themselves with snakes as the Gentiles did. In fact, the
> Messiah confirmed Moses and the rest of the prophets by stating 
> serpents symbolized, in reality, the fallen angels. The Messiah 
> out the seventy disciples with the power of the Holy Spirit to
> minister unto Israel and preach the gospel. They returned with a
> testimony saying "… Master (Lord), even the devils are subject 
unto us
> through thy name Lk 10:17)."
> Now the Messiah replied unto them saying: "I beheld Satan as 
> fall from heaven (Lk 10:18)." He said to the 70 
disciples: "Behold, I
> give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over 
> the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Lk
> 10:18)."
> In another context the Messiah used the word "serpent" to refer to 
> that were possessed by them (serpents-evil spirits), and under 
> influence. He called the religious heads of Israel "serpents." He
> said: "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,… (Mt 23:33)." These 
> were under the influence of evil spirits for they opposed 
> that He did.
> Before His ascension into heaven He told His disciples that they 
> be able to take up deadly serpents and not be harmed by them. This 
> an allegory that meant they would be able to handle men (not 
> snakes) that were seduced by these evil spirits, teaching their
> poisonous doctrine (Mk. 16:17-18).
> Never during His ministry did the Messiah tell the disciples or 
> to worship the serpents. Yahshua, being the light of the world, 
> in reality that the Gentiles did not know what they worshipped.
> What is the Book of Revelation's view of serpents?
> In the book of Revelation, which was written by the Apostle John, 
> A.D. 96, which was after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, all
> references to serpents are placed in the context of evil. The 
> was used in John's vision to symbolize Lucifer, Satan and the 
> angels.
> Here are the following verses
>  So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the
> Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the
> earth, and his angels were cast out with him (Rev. 12:9 NKJV). 
>  But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might
> fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a
> time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent 
> 12:14. NKJV). 
>  So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after 
> woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood (Rev
> 12:15. NKJV). 
>  He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil 
> Satan, and bound him for a thousand years (Rev. 20:2; NKJV). 
>  For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their 
> are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm (Rev. 
> NKJV). 
> Conclusion
> The reader should understand that serpent worship was established
> thousands of years before the formation of Israel as a nation, and
> before the writing of the Book of Genesis. The people of this era 
> not know what they worshipped, for the fallen angels deceived men 
> worshipping creatures as if they were the Elohim of the creation.
> Most of mankind was polytheistic. They worshipped many gods, such 
> the serpent, the dragon, and the sun, before Yahweh-Elohim gave the
> law to Moses and Israel, which began the period of monotheism, the
> belief in one God. In ignorance the people worshipped these idols 
> attributed to them all the spiritual qualities, such as Wisdom,
> Eternal Life, Savior, etc., which in reality belong to Yahweh and 
> Son. For this reason, Yahweh told Israel that He would not give His
> glory to graven idols (Isa. 42:8).
> The Apostle Paul said the following about this Gentile form of
> worship. "Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the
> glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible
> man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 
> God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their 
hearts, to
> dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of 
> for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the
> Creator, who is blessed forever (Rom. 1:22-26)."
> Finally, this article shows that those who are worshipping Lucifer
> today are more deceived than the original serpent worshippers. The
> ancient cultures were ignorant and did not have the scriptures of
> Israel nor was the Holy Spirit poured out in the hearts and minds 
> men. With the death of the Messiah and the outpouring of the Holy
> Spirit there is no excuse for being deceived for all one has to do 
> ask the Holy Spirit to reveal this mystery (Rom.16:28).
> One must remember that there were angels that worshipped Lucifer in
> heaven and refused to repent. Likewise, in the earthplane there are
> humans that worship Lucifer and refuse to repent. This was Elohim's
> purpose so that the Mystery of Iniquity may be manifested. The 
> Paul described the situation as follows: "For the mystery of 
> doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be 
> out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the 
> shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with 
> brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the 
> of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders (2 Thess 2:7-
> Sources:
> Blavatsky, H.P., Secret Doctrine (Theosophical Press)
> Blavatsky, H.P., Isis Unveiled (Theosophical Press)
> Hislop, Rev. Alexander, The Two Babylons (Loizeaux Brothers)
> King James Version of the Bible
> Howard, Michael, The Occult Conspiracy (Destiny Books © 1989)
> Still, William, New World Order (Huntington House Inc. © 1990)

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