Lucifer The Light-Bringer!
Lucifer The Light-Bringer
Bringing The Light!
© 2005 VVeasey Publishing
Hi! I’m sure this hub is gonna ruffle a few Christian feathers, but I don’t mean any harm by anything I say…just bringing up some points that seem valid to me. So try to keep an open mind and your emotions in check, until you've heard what I have to say. Thanks!
You’ve been duped, hoodwinked, as Malcolm X once told black people, about God, Jesus, Lucifer and Satan. (Malcolm was referring to the history of black people)
But first, before we get to the meat of our meal, a few definitions.
Jesus as a light-bringer
Jesus Son Of The Morning Star
(Satan means adversary from Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew śāṭān adversary. (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)
Lucifer from Latin, means morning star, or literally light-bearing, and the planet Venus when appearing as the morning star (Random House College Dictionary)
Light means something that makes vision possible from Middle English, from Old English lēoht; akin to Old High German lioht light, Latin luc-, lux light, lucēre to shine, Greek leukos white
Its symbolic meaning is, spiritual illumination, inner light. enlightenment., Truth, public knowledge <facts brought to light>b: a particular aspect or appearance presented to view <saw the matter in a different light,: a particular illumination. something that enlightens or informs <shed some light on the problem (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)
Interesting, so how did Lucifer which means light-bearing or light bringer, associated with Venus the planet or Goddess of Love, become associated with darkness and evil?
We’ll tackle that question in due time.
By the previous definitions above anything or anyone that opposes you, whether it’s for your benefit or your detriment, is your adversary, your Satan. If you’re trying to help a Heroin addict kick an addiction against her will, you’re acting as her Satan.
On the other hand anyone who brings you light (spiritual illumination) is your Lucifer, because as you’ve seen above one of the meaning of light is “something that enlightens or informs”.
Jesus called himself a light-bringer, a Lucifer.
“John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world”.
Jesus was a light-bringer who claimed to bring light (knowledge) to the world. He even claimed to be the very light he brought! Jesus was a Lucifer?
Jesus even says he’s the son of Lucifer
"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the morning star".(The American Standard version)
Jesus said David is Lucifer (the morning star) and he’s Lucifer’s (David) son.
And the plot thickens!
Buddha as a light-bringer
Buddha The Light-Bringer
In ancient India three thousands years before Jesus there were light-bringing Lucifers called munis. Buddha five hundred years before Jesus was called shakyamuni.
It was said of a muni that, “ He can look beyond the body, the mind, even fully upon that divine light which one associates with heaven. He can gaze fully upon that splendor which would dazzle the ordinary mortal; he is even said to be that light in the sense of reflecting it on earth; he is that light” (Just as was said about Jesus hundreds of years later)
( “Yoga and Beyond”, pg 102 Georg Feuerstein, Jeanine Miller, Shocken Books, New York 1972)
Prometheus The Light-Bringer
Another light-bringing Lucifer was Prometheus (his name means foresight) of the Greek religion, who stole the fire of the Gods, gave it to humans and was punished by the god Zeus for this offense.
(Prometheus - (Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him” (The Free Dictionary.com)
Fire symbolizes light, which symbolizes knowledge; Prometheus gave humans the knowledge (fire) that the Gods didn’t want to share with mankind.
(Prometheus has become a symbol of lonely and valiant resistance to authority Aeschylus wrote a play, Prometheus Bound, and Percy Byssh Shelley wrote a long poem entitled “Prometheus Unbound.” (Online Dictionary.com)
Prometheus as a light-bringer
Adam And Eve And The Talking Serpent
The Talking Serpent As The Light-Bringer
Something similar happened in the Garden of Eden story in the Old Testament.
The talking serpent (if you believe in talking serpents) in the Garden of Eden story was said to be the devil, the father of lies, but the serpent was a light-bringer who helped Adam and Eve acquire the knowledge (light) of good and evil that made them like God.
“Genesis 3: 4-6 “But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, (see, the tree made you wise) she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat” (King James Version).
Later we read,
Genesis 3:22 “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil” (King James Version).
The Lord God confirms what the serpent told the woman was true, they had become like God knowing good and evil! The serpent told the truth so how could it the father of lies?
As was the case with Prometheus the serpent was punished by the God of the Old Testament with a curse for this offense.
Genesis 3:14 “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life”
The serpent represents a light-bringing Lucifer like Jesus, Prometheus and Buddha.
The Serpent Of Brass
Jesus Compares Himself To The Serpent!
You don’t believe it?
Jesus even identifies himself with the serpent,
”John 3:14-15 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."
If the serpent is evil or the Devil why is Jesus identifying himself with the serpent?
Christians say Lucifer was punished for daring to want to be like God (equal to God in knowledge) by being kicked out of heaven. But this is not true.
The only mention of Lucifer in the Old Testament is the prophet Isaiah referring to the king of Babylon by that name.
Isaiah 14:12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
Easton’s revised Bible Dictionary says this about Lucifer, “Lucifer Brilliant star, a title given to the king of Babylon in Isaiah 14:12 to denote his glory”,
A person’s glory denotes something special about them, their exploits, deeds, fame etc., that made them shine like the rays of the sun or a bright star (the sun is a star) so they were said to be glorious like the rays of the sun.
Isaiah appears to be using Lucifer, metaphorically, to say that the Babylonian king was like a bright shining star that has now fallen from grace (heaven) or his position of power. Read the all of the text that precedes Isaiah 14:12 and the verses following 14:12 down to verse 23 and you’ll see what I mean.
Being Like God
Even if It was true that there was a Lucifer and he wanted to be like God what‘s so bad about that? Shouldn’t we all want be like God, if God is the ideal role model? But as you see, Lucifer just means light-bearer or light-bringer or the morning star, and is used metaphorically by Isaiah for the king of Babylon. But unfortunately, Lucifer has come down through Christian history, as a real being.
Think of all the fear that’s been passed down with this name to Christians and others and how it has afflicted minds throughout history and is still afflicting Christian minds, today, as we speak.
The Greek God Pan
The traditional image of the Devil as a half-man half-goat, is just a rehashed image of the ancient Greek god of fertility and sexuality, Pan, who had the lower body of a goat, the upper body of a man and two horns on his head. Ancient Greek religion had many such half-goat men called satyrs, as well as half-horse men called centaurs.
(Devil Gr. diabolos), a slanderer, the arch-enemy of man's spiritual interest (Job 1:6; Rev. 2:10; Zech. 3:1). He is called also "the accuser of the brethen" (Rev. 12:10). In Lev. 17:7 the word "devil" is the translation of the Hebrew _sair_, meaning a "goat" or "satyr" (Isa. 13:21; 34:14), alluding to the wood-daemons, the objects of idolatrous worship among the heathen).Dictionary.com
After reading that. I'm sure you see why the devil is depicted as half-man half-goat. The Hebrew word, sair, translated as devil literally means goat. Case closed.
The Early Catholic Christians Demonizes The Gods Of Other Religions
When the early Catholic Church was carrying out its mission of converting other cultures to their brand of Christianity, they demonized the gods of those cultures because they were competition for the god they were trying to get them to accept. Thus, the half-goat God Pan was transformed into the image of the Christian Devil.
Pan was the perfect choice for this endeavor because of his association with fertility and sexuality. So the Devil was made the epitome of uncontrolled lust and sexuality. Various takes on that image have come down to us today.
Fundamentalist religious belief is never supportive of individual freedom, independence or democracy. It supports spiritual dependency, ignorance, and slavery. It’s based on belief and non-critical thinking.
If people are physically free but their minds (spirits) are controlled by what others think or by cultural and religious conditioning, are they really free or are they spiritual slaves? Or even worse spiritual humanoids.
To recap, everything that makes humans independent of God’s will is called Satan or Lucifer in the Bible.
I think that religious officials created these stories about Satan and Lucifer to help scare their religious flock into subjugation to the will of God, which was actually their will, disguised as the will of God, so they could control their minds and money.
So that’s how, in a nutshell, Lucifer which means light-bringer and is associated with Venus the morning star and the Goddess of love, became associated with the opposite qualities of darkness, sin and evil.
But as you've seen, Lucifer is neither Satan nor the Devil.
That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. John 1:9 (American King James version)
The original light that literally lights everyone that comes into the world, is the Sun.
Just as all the planets in our Solar system receive their light from the sun ( sun from the Latin Sol)
Sol Invictus "The Invisible Sun"
The Sun Was The Original Image Of God
The Sun God was the original image of God and all the other light-bringers were his Sons that's why, they have the rays of the sun glowing around their heads or bodies.
The Morning Star is also the planet Venus. Venus is a bright star that can be seen in the sky just before sunrise. The Morning Star was said to precede and herald (announce) the coming of the Light, (the sun, the sun god).
Just as John the Baptist was said to precede and herald (announce) the coming of the light, Jesus. This was thousands of years before the Bible, Jesus or Christianity existed
I think we see a pattern here
The Roman Emperor Constantine, who help create the Roman Catholic version of Christianity, worshiped the sun god, Sol Invictus (The Invincible Sun). That's why Sunday is the Christian holy day (the sun god's day).
Jesus' birthday is December 25 because this was when the festival of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (The Birthday of Sol Invictus, the invincible sun) was celebrated.
This was also the birthday of another Roman God imported from Persia, Mithra. Mithra was born December 25, in a cave and three wise men brought him gilts to honor his birth when he was born. Mithra was called "the good shepherd,” "the way, the truth and the light,” “redeemer,” “savior,” “Messiah." Mithra was buried in a tomb and after three days he rose again. His resurrection was celebrated every year. Mithra proceeded the story of Jesus by about 600 years.
When the so called pagan scholars and wise men pointed out to the Roman Catholic clergy that these things they associated with Jesus wasn't original. Their defense was that, Satan (this phantom gets blamed for everything doesn't it) knowing that Jesus was going to born thousands of years later. Created all of this to confuse later Roman Christians about which of these Gods was the true one. And of course the true God was their God.
Boy oh Boy...Talk about some outstanding self-defensive-rationalizing! Whew!
The early Roman Catholic clergy transferred these so-called, pagan holidays and beliefs, into Christianity, to make it easier to convince the pagans they were trying to convert, to sign onto this new religious cult, they were trying to establish.
After all, they were all former pagan priests and officials themselves.
The Ancient Israelites Worshiped The Stars And The Heavenly Bodies
The ancient Israelites worshiped the stars (the Sun is a star) and planets referring to them in the bible as the "Heavenly Host" This is part of an article in the Jewish Encyclopedia, about "Star Worship Among The Israelites), I quote,
"This is perhaps the oldest form of idolatry practiced by the ancients. According to Wisdom xiii. 2, the observation of the stars in the East very early led the people to regard the planets and the fixed stars as gods. The religion of the ancient Egyptians is known to have consisted preeminently of sun-worship. Moses sternly warned the Israelites against worshiping the sun, moon, stars, and all the host of heaven (Deut. iv. 19, xvii. 3); it may be said that the prohibition of making and worshiping any image of that which is in heaven above (Ex. xx. 4; Deut. v. 8) implies also the stars and the other celestial bodies.
The Israelites fell into this kind of idolatry, and as early as the time of Amos they had the images of Siccuth and Chiun, "the stars of their god" (Amos v. 26, R. V.); the latter name is generally supposed to denote the planet Saturn.
That the kingdom of Israel fell earlier than that of Judah is stated (II Kings xvii. 16) to have been due, among other causes, to its worshiping the host of heaven.
But the kingdom of Judah in its later period seems to have out-done the Northern Kingdom in star-worship.
Of Manasseh it is related that he built altars to all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of Yhwh, and it seems that it was the practice of even kings before him to appoint priests who offered sacrifices to the sun, the moon, the planets, and all the host of heaven. Altars for star-worship were built on the roofs of the houses, and horses and chariots were dedicated to the worship of the sun (ib. xxi. 5; xxiii. 4-5, 11-12).
Star-worship continued in Judah until the eighteenth year of Josiah's reign (621 B.C.), when the king took measures to abolish all kinds of idolatry (ib.). But although star-worship was then abolished as a public cult, it was practiced privately by individuals, who worshiped the heavenly bodies, and poured out libations to them on the roofs of their houses (Zeph. i. 5; Jer. viii. 2, xix. 13).
Jeremiah (vii. 18) describes the worship of the queen of heaven to have been more particularly common among the women. Ezekiel, who prophesied in the sixth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin (591 B.C.), describes the worship of the sun as practiced in the court of the Temple (Ezek. viii. 16 et seq.), and from Jer. xliv. 17 et seq.
It may be seen that even after the destruction of the Temple the women insisted on continuing to worship the queen of heaven.
In Job (xxxi. 26 et seq.) there is an allusion to the kissing of the hand in the adoration of the moon", End Of quote.
Now before some of you start writing me nasty comments because you disagree with my views. Let me say that, I don’t think all religious clergy or believers are bad or dishonest. I think most are honest and sincere about their religious beliefs.
They’ve bought the party line and probably never really questioned the foundations of what they believe or the issues that I’m raising.
If they did and discovered holes in the plot, they probably figured that God’s ways were “past understanding” and just took it on faith that it’ll all be explained one day, when they get to “the great by and by!"
But how do they know that what they believe is true? How do they know that what they read in their religious texts is true? How do you know? Or do you and they just base your beliefs on others beliefs?
The Heavenly Host
Who's A Lucifer!
Since I’m bringing light to you on this subject. I guess that makes me a Light-bringing Lucifer.
Now that you’ve seen this light, that makes you a Light-bringing Lucifer.
And if you share this light with others that’ll make them Light-bringing Lucifers.
In fact, the ultimate spiritual goal is for all of us to become Light-bringing Lucifers of the True Light to the minds and hearts of all!
Now that's a mouthful!
I leave you with this, for those who want to point-out that Lucifer is the Latin name for the Greek, Phosphorus, as if that somehow changes its meaning.
Phosphorus "The form of elemental phosphorus to be produced (white phosphorus, in 1669) emits a faint glow upon exposure to oxygen – hence its name given from Greek mythology, Φωσφόρος meaning "light-bearer" (Latin Lucifer), referring to the "Morning Star", the planet Venus. The term "phosphorescence ", meaning glow after illumination, originally derives from this property of phosphorus" (Wikipedia)
Lucifer, ( Latin: Lightbearer) Greek Phosphorus, or Eosphoros, in classical mythology, the morning star (i.e., the planet Venus at dawn); personified as a male figure bearing a torch, Lucifer had almost no legend, but in poetry he was often herald of the dawn. In Christian times Lucifer came to be regarded as the name of Satan before his fall. It was thus used by John Milton (1608–74) in Paradise Lost, and the idea underlies the proverbial phrase “as proud as Lucifer.” (Encyclopedia Britannica Online)
As I said throughout history there have been many light-bringing Lucifers like, Jesus, Socrates, the Heretic 18th Egyptian Dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaton, Pythagoras and others who attempted to bring the light (knowledge) of independence to the minds of people and were ostracized, tortured, crucified, exiled or killed for it.
The original light-bringer was the ancient Egyptian God Thoth, who was called the word of the God Ra (as the much later Jesus was said to be the word of the Christian God). In his role as the word of God,Thoth taught mankind the arts, sciences and the knowledge of the Gods. He brought the "light" of knowledge to mankind
So you see how this all has to do with light, illumination and knowledge?
I thought you would!
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