The Fall of the Rebel Angels – John Martin

Lucifer and his fellow angels are cast out of Heaven, falling into a deep chasm with sheer rock walls textured by what appears to be tree roots. The chasm is illuminated by light from the opening through which the angels fall, but it is otherwise in deep shadow. The angels grasp their spears and shields as they plummet into the seemingly bottomless pit, simultaneously stuck by falling stones.

John Milton’s Paradise Lost (published for Septimus Prowett in 1827 and for Charles Tilt in 1833)

Thor Battering the Midgard Serpent – Henry Fuseli

Thor Battering the Midgard Serpent is a 1790 painting by the Swiss artist Henry Fuseli. It depicts one of the most popular myths in Germanic mythology, Thor’s fishing trip, which was known to Fuseli through P. H. Mallet’s 1755 book Introduction à l’histoire du Dannemarc, translated to English by Thomas Percy in 1770 as Northern Antiquities. The nude and muscular Thor stands in Hymir’s boat with the Jörmungandr on his fish hook.

The painting was Fuseli’s diploma work for his election to the British Royal Academy of Arts in 1790. The subject has been interpreted in relation to Fuseli’s support for the French Revolution, where the serpent could represent the Ancien Régime.

Source: Wikipedia

The Fall of the Titans – Cornelis van Haarlem

The Fall of the Titans is an oil painting of the Titanomachy by the Dutch painter Cornelis van Haarlem in 1588–1590. It measures 239 × 307 cm (94 × 121 in). The work is in the collection of the Statens Museum (the national art gallery) in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is an ambitious work of the Haarlem Mannerists, and a display of the artist’s ability to devise and depict a large number of varied poses for the male nudes.

In Greek mythology, the Titans were members of the second generation of divine beings, descending from the primordial deities and preceding the Olympians. Based on Mount Othrys, the Titans most famously included the first twelve children of Gaia (Mother Earth) and Uranus (Father Sky). They ruled during the legendary Golden Age, and also comprised the first pantheon of Greek deities.

Just as the Titan Cronus overthrew his father Uranus, the Titans were overthrown by Cronus’s children (Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hestia, Hera and Demeter), the core Olympian deities, in the Titanomachy (or “War of the Titans”), at the end of which they were imprisoned in Tartarus, a Greek version of Hell. Their arrival there is depicted in the painting.

The painting was bought by King Christian IV of Denmark in 1621, and followed most of the royal collection into public ownership in the Statens Museum in the 19th century.

Source: Wikipedia

Minos, Judge of the Damned – Gustave Doré

In Greek mythology, Minos (/ˈmaɪnɒs, -nəs/; Greek: Μίνως, Minōs) was the first King of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. Every nine years, he made King Aegeus pick seven young boys and seven young girls to be sent to Daedalus’s creation, the labyrinth, to be eaten by the Minotaur. After his death, Minos became a judge of the dead in the underworld.

The Lament for Icarus – Herbert James Draper

The Lament for Icarus is a painting by Herbert James Draper, showing the dead Icarus, surrounded by lamenting nymphs. The wings of Icarus are based on the bird-of-paradise pattern. In 1898, the painting was bought from the Royal Academy exhibition through The Chantrey Bequest, a public fund for purchasing modern art bequeathed by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, R.A.. The Lament for Icarus was subsequently awarded the gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris.

According to Dr. Justine Hopkins, Draper identifies Icarus “with the other heroes of the Pre-Raphaelites and symbolists, who, like James Dean half a century later, manage to live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse”. (The last half of that comment is based on a line in the 1947 novel Knock on Any Door by Willard Motley and its film adaptation.)

 The composition:

Draper’s preparatory sketch of Icarus

In 1890s Draper was focused mainly on ancient Greek mythological subjects. Frederic Leighton had depicted Icarus in 1869, but while Leighton showed the preparations for the flight, Draper depicted the tragic ending of the flight. For the composition Draper adopted Leighton’s method of depicting separate figures, for which he employed four young professional models (Ethel Gurden, Ethel Warwick, Florence Bird and Luigi di Luca).

The use of the male body as a vehicle for the projection of subjective emotion, as in The Lament for Icarus, is a feature of late-Victorian painting and sculpture, and in The Lament for Icarus the body appears to melt within the arms of one nymph. Draper applied liquid light effects without abandoning form and used mainly warm colours. The tanned skin of Icarus refers to his close approach to the Sun before falling down. The rays of the setting sun on distant cliffs emphasize the transience of time. Moralizing, sentimental and sensual, The Lament for Icarus ultimately became a well-composed image of epic failure. However, somewhat surprising, Icarus has his wings fully intact, contrary to the myth where the wax melted and Icarus fell flapping his bare arms. The image of a “winged creature” is likely utilized to create a more symbolic, romantic and elegant appearance.

What’s the point of God’s plans?

Does god really have plans for everyone? If he did have plans for those then why are those people suffering? Many Christians say god has plan for you that will lead you through the steps through life and through eternity after you die. If he did have a plan then why would he let people get cancer, diseases, and viruses? What kind of god would let his people get sick. Also, they say god has a purpose for us in life. If he did then why does he let bad things happen to them? Why does he let them get raped, tortured, hit, beaten up till they have bruises all over themselves, starve to death, and etc.

For example, if Christians say that Satan “Burns people in hell” then why does god let that happen? If he cared enough he wouldn’t want that to happen to his people. So god doesn’t really care for his people. In general, if he cared he would have been watching out for his people but instead he watches people suffer while he just sits there doing nothing. In reality, Lucifer DOES NOT burn people, he doesn’t throw people in a pit of fire. That is all lies from the holy bible. It is only said to make them fear Lucifer; so they can stay with god.

-Luciferi Baphomet

Les Oréades [The Oreads] – William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Oreads are the nymphs of mountains and grottoes (the most well known is Echo), who were said to come out in joyful, lively groups to hunt deer, chase wild boar and bring down birds of prey with their arrows. At Diana’s signal, they would come running to join her, forming a dazzling retinue behind her. The 1902 catalogue for the Salon gave this lengthy commentary after the title of the painting: “The shadows are dissipating; dawn appears, radiant, and colours the mountain tops pink. Then a long procession soars up into the sky: it is the joyful band of nymphs who, during the night, frolicked in the shadow of the forests and by the still waters of the river; they take to the air, watched by the astonished fauns, to return to their own realm and the ethereal regions inhabited by the gods”. With this painting, Bouguereau shows himself to be firmly attached to his ideal of academic painting. As in another painting at Musée d’Orsay, The Assault, the mythological subject here is a pretext to demonstrate his outstanding drawing skills, capable of capturing all the attitudes and expressions of the human body. The mythological subject also enables him to introduce an erotic element without lapsing into bawdiness (the lust in the eyes of the Satyrs is, in this respect, unambiguous). With this flight of female figures, Bouguereau boldly produced a painting that was highly imaginative and suffused with poetry, perceptible in the twilight landscape of the background, worthy of Corot, and tinged with Symbolist tones.

Source: https://www.musee-orsay.fr

Saturn or Saturn Devouring His Son – Peter Paul Rubens

Saturn or Saturn Devouring His Son is a 1636 painting by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens, now in the Museo del Prado.

It was commissioned for the Torre de la Parada by Philip IV of Spain and shows the influence of Michelangelo on Rubens, which he had picked up on his journey to Italy. The three stars at the top of the painting represent the planet Saturn as described by Galileo a few years before its painting. The central star is the planet itself, whilst the two others represent what he thought were two stars aligned with the planet. In reality, these were the rings around the planet, which his telescope was not powerful enough to distinguish.

In turn, the painting influenced Goya’s painting of the same subject (1819–23).

Satanism isn’t about worshiping Lucifer.

Satanism isn’t about worshiping Lucifer. Satanism is about understanding who Lucifer is and learning what he teaches.

He doesn’t want our worship. He teaches that we are all inherently Gods and Goddesses.

Lucifer can guide but you need to put your heart and your will into this path. If you do not put any effort into wanting to work with him, then then nothing is going to work.

Luceafărul (poem) – Octavian Smigelschi

Luceafărul (originally spelled Luceafĕrul; variously rendered as “The Morning Star”, “The Evening Star”, “The Vesper”, “The Daystar”, or “Lucifer”) is a narrative poem by Romanian author Mihai Eminescu. It was first published in 1883, out of Vienna, by Romanian expatriates in Austria-Hungary. It is generally considered Eminescu’s masterpiece, one of the greatest accomplishments in Romanian literature, and one of the last milestones in Europe’s Romantic poetry. One in a family or “constellation” of poems, it took Eminescu ten years to conceive, its final shape being partly edited by the philosopher Titu Maiorescu. During this creative process, Eminescu distilled Romanian folklore, Romantic themes, and various staples of Indo-European myth, arriving from a versified fairy tale to a mythopoeia, a self-reflection on his condition as a genius, and an illustration of his philosophy of love.

The eponymous celestial being, also referred to as “Hyperion”, is widely identified as Eminescu’s alter ego; he combines elements of fallen angels, daimons, incubi, but is neither mischievous nor purposefully seductive. His daily mission on the firmament is interrupted by the lustful calls of Princess Cătălina, who asks for him to “glide down” and become her mate. He is persuaded by her to relinquish his immortality, which would require approval from a third protagonist, the Demiurge. The Morning Star seeks the Demiurge at the edge of the Universe, but only receives a revelation of mankind’s irrelevancy. In his brief absence, the Princess is seduced by a fellow mortal. As he returns to his place in the sky, Hyperion understands that the Demiurge was right.

Luceafărul enjoys fame not just as a poetic masterpiece, but also as one of the very last works completed and read publicly by Eminescu before his debilitating mental illness and hospitalization. It has endured in cultural memory as both the object of critical scrutiny and a strong favorite of the public. Its translators into various languages include figures such as Günther Deicke, Zoltán Franyó, Mite Kremnitz, Leon Levițchi, Mate Maras, Corneliu M. Popescu, David Samoylov, Immanuel Weissglas, Todur Zanet, and Vilém Závada. The poem left a distinct legacy in literary works by Mircea Eliade, Emil Loteanu, Alexandru Vlahuță, and, possibly, Ingeborg Bachmann. It has also inspired composers Nicolae Bretan and Eugen Doga, as well as various visual artists.

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Outline:

Luceafărul opens as a typical fairy tale, with a variation of “once upon a time” and a brief depiction of its female character, a “wondrous maiden”, the only child of a royal couple—her name, Cătălina, will only be mentioned once, in the poem’s 46th stanza. She is shown waiting impatiently for nightfall, when she gazes upon the Morning Star:

Din umbra falnicelor bolți

Ea pasul și-l îndreaptă

Lângă fereastră, unde-n colț

Luceafărul așteaptă.

Privea în zare cum pe mări

Răsare și străluce,

Pe mișcătoarele cărări

Corăbii negre duce.

From ‘neath the castle’s dark retreat,

Her silent way she wended,

Each evening to the window seat

Where Lucifer attended.

And secretly, with never fail,

She watched his gracious pace,

Where vessels drew their pathless trail

Across the ocean’s face.

—translation by Corneliu M. Popescu,

quoted in Kenneth Katzner, The Languages of the World, p. 113. London etc.: Routledge, 2002. ISBN 0-415-25004-8

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Hyperion senses her attention and gazes back, and, although a non-physical entity, also begins to desire her company. Sliding through her window when she is asleep, he caresses Cătălina as she dreams of him. In one such a moment, she moans for him to “glide down upon a ray” and become her betrothed. Urged on by this command, the Morning Star hurls himself into the sea, reemerging as a “fair youth”, or “handsome corpse with living eyes”.

Returning to Cătălina while she is awake, Hyperion proposes that they elope to his “coral castles” at the bottom of the sea; this horrifies the Princess, who expresses her refusal of a “lifeless” and “alien” prospect—although she still appears bedazzled by his “angel” looks. However, within days she returns to dreaming of the Morning Star and unconsciously asking for him to “glide down”. This time, he appears to her a creature of fire, offering Cătălina a place in his celestial abode. She again expresses her refusal, and compares Hyperion’s new form to that of a daimon. In this restated form, her refusal reads:

— „O, ești frumos, cum numa-n vis

Un demon se arată,

Dară pe calea ce-ai deschis

N-oi merge niciodată […]”

“You are as handsome as in sleep

Can but a d[a]emon be;

Yet never shall I take and keep

The path you show to me.”

—translation by Leon Levițchi, in Prickett, p. 237 (using “daemon”); in Săndulescu, p. 16 (has “demon”).

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Cătălina is not interested in acquiring immortality, but asks that he join the mortal realm, to be “reborn in sin”; Hyperion agrees, and to this end abandons his place on the firmament to seek out the Demiurge. This requires him to travel to the edge of the Universe, into a cosmic void. Once there, the Demiurge laughs off his request; he informs Hyperion that human experience is futile, and that becoming human would be a return to “yesterday’s eternal womb”. He orders Hyperion back to his celestial place, obliquely telling him that something “in store” on Earth will prove the point.

Indeed, while Hyperion was missing, Cătălina had found herself courted, then slowly seduced, by a “conniving” courtly page, Cătălin. The poem’s “tragic denouement allots each of the three lovers their own sphere with frontiers impossible to trespass.”[1] As he resumes his place on the firmament, Hyperion catches sight of the happy couple Cătălin and Cătălina. She gazes back and calls on him, but only as a witness to, and good-luck charm for, her new love. The last two stanzas show Hyperion returning to his silent, self-absorbed, activities:

Dar nu mai cade ca-n trecut

În mări din tot înaltul

— „Ce-ți pasă ție, chip de lut,

Dac-oi fi eu sau altul?

Yet he no more, as yesterday,

Falls down into the sea;

“What dost thou care, o shape of clay,

If it is I or he?

Trăind în cercul vostru strâmt

Norocul vă petrece,

Ci eu în lumea mea mă simt

Nemuritor și rece.”

You live accompanied by weal

In your all-narrow fold,

Whilst in my boundless world I feel

Both deathless and dead cold.”

—translation by Levițchi, in Prickett, p. 249; in Săndulescu, p. 25.

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Lucifer – Carl Schmidt-Helmbrecht

“Lucifer,” Carl Schmidt-Helmbrecht, 1896. Schmidt-Helmbrecht created this illustration to accompany Paul Althof’s poem by the same name, published in the August 1896 edition of Jugend magazine. The poem describes Lucifer, minding his own business on a beach, when a group of women show up, “screeching” and singing and just generally annoying him. One comes over and tries to kiss Lucifer, and he finds her beauty to be a mockery of him. So, “trembling between hatred and love,” he drowns her in the ocean, laughing and saying, “You angels, sing your praise chorales. The devil saves a human soul!” (Collection: Heidelberg University Library)

Fake vs The Real Occultist

When you think of an occultist you would think of them as someone who is a satanist, or some who practices witchcraft, or even someone who works with demons – Including with Satan/Lucifer – and with Lilith. But when a beginner satanist reads a book on the occult sometimes they would read one that was written by a Christian. That Christian would mix a lot of the things up and will try to convert many to Christianity.

I am pretty sure that some have converted to Satanism and read a book the was supposedly on the occult and then they ended up reading something that was against Lucifer. It sure would not surprise me for one to get scared and to leave satanism. Those who say they are an occultist and is a christian will deceive and even lie to the uneducated people that have convert to satanism.

If you are that kind of person that likes to read books on the occult then I would advise you to do the research about the author before you even read that book but that is your choice to do so.

-Luciferi Baphomet

Satan Exulting over Eve – William Blake

Year: 1795

Satan hovers in malevolent glory over Eve, who is entwined by his alter ego, the serpent of the Garden of Eden. The uneven, fibrous, opaque color of the ground under Eve distinguishes this area as printed, while the even sweep of the red washes shows that the flames behind Satan are mostly watercolor, a medium William Blake often used because he liked its transparent quality.

Graphite, pen and black ink, and watercolor over a color print

Eve’s Dream – Satan Aroused – John Martin

Artist: John Martin

Title (object)Eve’s Dream – Satan Aroused

Title (series)Illustrations to Paradise Lost

Book 4, line 813; Satan springing up with his shield raised behind his head, grasping his spear, starting back to right, driven from his disguise as a toad at the touch of a spear by Ithuriel who stands on the left with Zephon, while Adam and Eve sleep in the background; illustration to John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’. 1825

Mezzotint with etching

The Temptation of Eve – John Roddam Spencer Stanhope

(c) Manchester City Galleries; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) Manchester City Galleries; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Date: 1877

Depiction of the temptation of Eve from the Bible story in the book of Genesis. The naked figure of Eve stands beneath the Tree of Knowledge on a carpet of blue, white and yellow flowers and grass, with one hand leaning against the earthen bank behind her, the other reaching up over her head to grasp an apple. Eve faces the viewer, her head turned to the right of the picture, her eyes blankly gazing down and her left foot in front of her right.

She has long blonde hair which hangs behind her and swoops up at her right hip to cover her genital area. A blue serpent, with a hideous human head and red hair, entwined about the trunk and branches of the tree, whispers temptation, in the form of steamy breath, into Eve’s ear. A small, Italian-style cypress trees and a path winding through grass can be seen in front of the red brick garden wall in the background.

Source: ArtUK.com

How the art was made: Pencil and watercolour with gum arabic, heightened with body colour and gold, on paper wrapped around a wooden stretcher.

Cognitive Dissonance in christianity – LGBTQ+

So many christians believe that god wants you live your life to the fullest but the way he wants to control us says a lot how much of a hypocrite he is. He does not want you to live the way you want, he wants you to live the way he wants you to which many of his followers are far too blind to see this.
I am sure there are a lot of christians who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and etc but so many of them are so oblivious to see that god will not accept them for their sexuality and for who they are. god is highly against anything that is LGBTQ+.
Here is what the bible says about Gays and Lesbians, Leviticus 18:22 says, “[Men] shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 20:13 says, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act.” god’s word says the homosexual act is detestable; it is an abomination.
If many of his followers saw how much of an asshole and a hypocrite he is, then they wouldn’t want to follow someone who is against something that they are. Nobody needs any negative or hateful bullshit from someone like him.
-Luciferi Baphomet

What really keeps the church in business?

Some believe that it is Lucifer who keeps the church in business which is maybe right to a point? What really keeps it in business are the lies that are told. Lies like Lucifer wanting more power than god or even god telling his people that he will give them eternal salvation if they follow him for the rest of their lives on their knees praying to him and giving him all their power, strength, and pleasure. 

The church thrives on money and power. If they can get many people to believe what they say in church then they can get all the money and power they want. They can make up lies saying that the second coming is going to happen this year and the others will believe in it. So many people who listen to the lies are possibly the most gullible if not. 

It is all about spreading lies and to keep people from wanting to ever know who Lucifer really is. There has been lies spread about him saying that he wants to “kill, steal, and destroy”. If they believe that he wants to do that to us then they wouldn’t ever dare to want to learn who he really is and what he teaches. They will continue to fear him and fear for their own lives when he doesn’t want to kill, steal, or destroy us at all. It is all about fear and control with the church. The church says that masturbation is wrong, sex before marriage is wrong, and etc. If the church can get many to listen, they can have control over them.

-Luciferi Baphomet 

Holy Bible – Contradictions

How many gods are there

There is only one god
Deuteronomy 4.35
Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.

Deuteronomy 4.39 
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

Deuteronomy 6.4
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Deuteronomy 32.39
39 See now that I, even I, am he;
there is no god besides me.
I kill and I make alive;
I wound and I heal;
and no one can deliver from my hand.

1 Kings 18.39
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

Isaiah 43.10
“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor will there be one after me.

Isaiah 44.6
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel
and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
“I am the first and I am the last;
besides me there is no god.

Isaiah 46.8
Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.

Isaiah 45.5-6
5 I am the Lord, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God;
I equip you, though you do not know me,
6 that people may know, from the rising of the sun
and from the west, that there is none besides me;
I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Isaiah 45.21
21 Declare and present your case;
let them take counsel together!
Who told this long ago?
Who declared it of old?
Was it not I, the LORD?
And there is no other god besides me,
a righteous God and a Saviour;
there is none besides me.

Isaiah 49.9
9 that thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

Mark 2.25
25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?

John 17.3
3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

1 Corinthians 8:6
6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

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There are several gods:

Genesis 1.26

26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 3.22
22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us,knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the eastside of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 11.7
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

Exodus 12.12
“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.

Exodus 15.11
Who among the gods
is like you, Lord?
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
working wonders?

Exodus 18.11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for he did this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly.”

Exodus 20.3
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Exodus 20.5
5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Exodus 22.20
He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Exodus 22.28
“Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

Exodus 23.13
13 And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Exodus 23.24
24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.

Exodus 34.13
13 Instead, tear down their altars, destroy their sacred pillars, and cut down the symbols of their goddess Asherah.

Numbers 33.4
4 while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Lord had struck down among them. On their gods also the Lord executed judgments.

Deuteronomy 3.24
24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?

Deuteronomy 5.7
7“ ‘Worship no god but me.

Deuteronomy 6.14-15
14 You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you—
15 for the Lord your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 10.17
17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

Deuteronomy 28.14
14 and thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Joshua 24.2 
2 Joshua said to all the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Long ago your ancestors, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods.

Joshua 24.14
14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.

1 Samuel 6.5
5 You must make these models of the tumours and of the mice that are ravaging your country, and you must give honour to the God of Israel. Perhaps he will stop punishing you, your gods, and your land.

Samuel 28.13
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.

1 Chronicles 16.25
25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised:
He also is to be feared above all gods.

Psalms 82.1
1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty;
He judgeth among the gods.

Psalms 82.6
“I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’

Psalms 86.6
6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer;
And attend to the voice of my supplications.

Psalms 96.4
4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised:
He is to be feared above all gods.

Psalms 97.7
7 Those who boast about
the useless idols they worship
are terribly ashamed,
and all the false gods
bow down to the LORD.

Psalms 5.5
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Psalms 136.2
2 O give thanks unto the God of gods:
For his mercy endureth for ever.

Jeremiah 1.16
16 I will punish my people because they have sinned; they have abandoned me, have offered sacrifices to other gods, and have made idols and worshipped them.

Jeremiah 10.11 
11 “Tell them this: ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’”

Jeremiah 25.6
6 They told you not to worship and serve other gods and not to make the LORD angry by worshipping the idols you had made. If you had obeyed the LORD, then he would not have punished you.

Jeremiah 6.25
We dare not go to the countryside or walk on the roads, because our enemies are armed and terror is all round us.”

Zephaniah 2.11
11 The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.

John 10.33-34
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

1 John 5.7
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.


When was Eve created?

At the same time as Adam:

Genesis 1.27
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

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After Adam and the animals were created:
Genesis 2.20-22
20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.


From what were the animals created?

From the water: 
Genesis 1.20
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”

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From the ground:
Genesis 1.24
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Genesis 2.19

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.


From what were the fowls created?

From the waters:
Genesis 1.20

And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”
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From the ground:
Genesis 2.19

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

 Were humans created before or after the other animals?

Before the other animals:
Genesis 2.7
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Genesis 19
The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
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After the other animals:
Genesis 1.25-27
25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”


Does the bible condemn astrology?

YES

Leviticus 19:26
Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12
10 “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
11 or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
12 “For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.

Isaiah 47:13-14
13  You are wearied with your many counsels;
let them stand forth and save you,
those who divide the heavens,
who gaze at the stars,
who at the new moons make known
what shall come upon you.
14  Behold, they are like stubble;
the fire consumes them;
they cannot deliver themselves
from the power of the flame.
No coal for warming oneself is this,
no fire to sit before!

Jeremiah 10:2
2 Thus says the Lord:
“Do not learn the way of the Gentiles;
Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven,
For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.

Zephaniah 1:5
I will destroy anyone who goes up on the roof and worships the sun, the moon, and the stars. I will also destroy those who worship me and swear loyalty to me, but then take oaths in the name of the god Molech.
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NO

Genesis 1:14
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Judges 5.20
20 From their pathways in the sky
the stars fought Sisera,

Matthew 2:1–2
The Visit of the Wise Men

2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Luke 21.25
When the Son of Man Appear

25 Strange things will happen to the sun, moon, and stars. The nations on earth will be afraid of the roaring sea and tides, and they won’t know what to do.


When were the stars made?

On the fourth day of creation after the earth was made.
Genesis 1.16
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
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Before the earth was made.
Job 38.7

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?


Were plants created before or after humans?

Before Genesis 1.11
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

After Genesis 2.5
The Seventh Day, God Rests
1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 
2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 
3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

The Creation of Man and Woman
4These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

5When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,


Who created heaven and earth?

God alone: Genesis 1.1 and Isaiah 44.24
Genesis 1.1
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 

Isaiah 44.24
24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; 25 that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish; 
26 that confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof: 
27 that saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers: 
28 that saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
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God and Jesus: 1 John 1:6-10 and 1 Corinthians 8:6
1 John 1:6-10
6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 
8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 
10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 Corinthians 8:6

6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.


The Two Creations

First creation account:
Genesis 1.1-2.3 
The Beginning
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 
4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 
7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 
8 God calledthe vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place,and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 
10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 
12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 
13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 
15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 
16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 
17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 
18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 
19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 
21 So God createdthe great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 
22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 
23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 
25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
       in the image of God he created them;
        male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 
30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

Humans were created after the other animals:
Genesis 1.25-27
25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
      in the image of God he created them;
      male and female he created them.

The first man and woman were created simultaneously:
Genesis 1.27 
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
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The Second Creation:
Genesis 2.4-25
4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,
5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; 
6 but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground— 
7 then the LordGod formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.
8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 
9 Out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 A river flows out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides and becomes four branches. 
11The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 
12 and the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. 
13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Cush. 14The name of the third river is Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. 
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 
17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.”
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” 
19 So out of the ground the LordGod formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 
20 The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner.
21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 
23 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.” 
24 Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh. 
25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.

Humans were created before the other animals:
Genesis 2.18-19
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature,that was its name.

The man was created first, then the animals, then the woman from man’s rib:
Genesis 2.18-22
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Breviari d’Amor – Matfre Ermengau