Why Camping's prediction failed; Picasso about artists' lies; Laodicea era goes on in 2-words, Armageddon & Megiddo; Statue of Liberty, uh, Lucifer the Light Bearer; 2nd WCC Conf Update; Church of Satan;
Extra Oil: Two Words Confirm Prophecy
shared by Remnant Doctrine Keepers 052711
©copyright 2011 Bonita M Quesinberry 052011
Why Camping Failed: We are certain that nearly everyone has heard the prediction of Christ's return on 21 May 2011 by an 80+ year old man in California: Camping. However, he was not the first: the first having given that date several years before Camping. When his date failed, Camping declared on major news that he had made a mathematical mistake, in that the May date was, instead, the great judgment day. Camping amended his claim, saying Jesus will come on 21 October 2011 for His sheep. Since RDK was the first to expand that date: we feel he had read ours sometime during the last two years then adjusted it to include a specific day.
—— On three counts, Camping was wrong with both dates he has provided: 1. He gave a specific day; 2. Christ would not labor at harvest on God's Sabbath day, He even remained in the grave on Sabbath; and, 3. The great judgment began in 1844 and ended in 1991. Obviously, Camping and others did not read Jesus' own words in their entirety: "But of THAT day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, (neither the Son), but my (the) Father only." (Matt. 24:36, Mark 13:32) The Bible for the season and the year by the Holy Spirit should translate "THAT" as "That specific day and hour," therefore in no way having stated that we cannot know the season and year.
—— Not only Camping, but also the world, obviously missed the remainder of what Christ said about His return: "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, UNTIL the day that Noah (and his family) entered the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. (So shall also the coming of the Son of man be.)" (Luke 17:26-27, Matt. 24:37)
—— Therefore by three witnesses, it is clear that the only thing we cannot know about Christ's return is the specific day and hour of the season and year of His coming in the clouds. Jesus was not speaking prophecy; He was speaking a fact, thus what He said is to be understood as literal: not a parable or metaphor as used in prophecy, the purpose to fulfill the fact that the interpretations were sealed with seven seals, meaning they would be interpreted by the events occurring in each of seven ages.
—— RDK is equally sure Christ's Remnant recall that, since 2009, we repeatedly have given the season and year of our Lord's return; the Holy Spirit having given us a two-year advance notice, as he had done for Daniel concerning the end of his people's captivity: "No later than mid-Oct to mid-Nov 2011. We also have advised that even we, and certainly not the world, cannot know the specific day and hour UNTIL the day and hour Jesus comes. Even Christ cannot know the day and hour UNTIL God gives Him the order to begin the harvest and, as did the flood, the harvest begins in THAT moment. Thereof, He will have fulfilled "I come as a thief in the night" to the evil and wicked.
—— Humanity is so desperate to know the day and hour that they even will fabricate the day, thinking that in knowing they will not be destroyed. Notice that even they do not provide a specific hour; perhaps thinking that, in not giving a time, they are more apt to be believed. Then, when their day and hour does not come to fruition, they claim a mistake and justify it by referring to A.D. 1844 when so many with God's Truth thought He was coming then. Indeed, they did make a mistake but it was prophesied: the mistake's purpose was to keep the blind and deaf blind and deaf. How better to do that than to make it appear the Saints had lied? Certainly Jesus was not coming then, but by going back to the scriptures they learned the date signaled the beginning of man's judgment trial, the Truth now out of the wilderness to be preached one more time to give all mankind one more chance to repent, and the sealing of a "just people."
—— The erroneous specific dates given in this day were not and are not prophesied: meaning God had sound reasons for allowing the mistakes of 1844 but made no provision for the mistakes of today because they would come by man rather than the Holy Ghost. There would be time left for man after Noah's day; man has no time left today. The flood destroyed but did not cleanse; literal fire consumes and cleanses: it is the literal fire that is coming, flaring from Christ's feet as He crosses earth's skies taking up His sheep. God's Word is exceedingly clear on this matter, at least to the Remnant but not to the wicked.
—— On the other hand, you have those who are desperate to prove to the world that even the Holy Spirit's date is wrong: that would be Satan "slaying his own" but hoping to take down with them Christ's Remnant. Of course, the wicked claim "we" are wrong; thus implying that the Holy Ghost is a liar: unforgivable blasphemy. They condemn selves to "twice dead" by not hearing and heeding our warning given and given again, just as Noah gave warning again and again over the course of 100-years. With respect to the end-of-time message, God has given warning over the course of 167-years; more than enough for man to have heard and heeded. Still, they do not repent; instead they curse God, as He said they would.
—— The final word, dearest brethren: continue to spread the warning and pray that at least some will hear, heed and repent.
Picasso mused, "An artist must discover the way to convince his public of the full truth of his lies." (submitted by Florida's Sister Tammy)
—— The famed master painter implied more than he realized, for he spoke volumes in one short sentence. Picasso's "artist" covers a lot more than just making a piece of art look real enough to be a true person, place or thing. But more, there also are those the criminal courts call "con artists;" and, indeed, they go to great lengths to convince people their scams are real and incredibly lucrative: the greedy see dollar signs fattening up their savings thus cannot wait to get in on the "deal of a lifetime." The "cons" rake in millions before someone catches on and reports to the police. Alas, by then the scammer already has left the country AND has spent the people's hard earned money they had invested in nothing, zilch, zero: now they have no future vacations and certainly no retirement.
—— There is one con artist, whom we all know, that is even bigger and worse, a deadly swindler: Satan and his army of fallen angels aka demons. Yeah, Lucifer discovered numerous ways and spent many years duping at least two-thirds of earth's population into buying his lies laced with just enough of God's Truth to seem believable to those untutored-by-the-Holy Spirit; enough that the deaf and blind embrace Beelzebub's malformed Christianity and eagerly attend his vile synagogues with our Father's name upon the thresholds and Christ hanging above their altars. The Destroyer mocks God and Christ at every turn and laughs behind his followers' backs as he leads them to slaughter.
—— Speaking of Satan's con game, let us take a look at two of God's words— a mere two words— that add volumes of interpretive clarity to chapter 16 of "The Revelation;" one word of which is in Revelation and the other in Joshua, Judges, I – II Kings, and I – II Chronicles. Lately, RDK has taken specific or special words in the AKJV Bible, referred to their Hebrew and/or Greek origins, then researched true meanings by following a trail of Greek and Hebrew derivative words.
—— We are determined to debunk Satan's interpretation of God's end-of-days omen. Each time it has been exciting to find those words add to a portent, finding absolute harmony generating greater clarity and gaining more confirmations of God's interpretation. Even more, however, was hidden therein: how God hides secrets and mysteries in plain sight. So! Here we go again— rejoice and enjoy:
ARMAGEDDON: word used once and only in Revelation 16:12-21
—— Ancient Language Definitions of:
——— Hebrew, ârâah – Armageddon (a primary root, no derivatives) to pluck, pluck +(up), gather +(up);
——— Greek, 'apµayeδδώv (of Hebrew origin) – a symbolic name or a location;
——— Greek Derivatives: ĕpichĕō – to pour, to pour upon, pour in; from
Xéώ chĕō and ĕpi – cover up (of time, place, order, etc), of direction, towards, upon, about (the times), above, after, against, among, as long as (touching), at, beside, have charge of, (be-, where-) fore, in the time of, because of, on behalf of, throughout, untoward, with;
pĕriĕchō – include, clasp, astonish, contain, after (this manner);
pĕri – of place, cause or time (of occasion), general period, thereabout, above, on behalf of, and his company, completeness (through, finished);
ĕchō – (+/- uses) + positive: possession, accompany, count, enjoy, hold, keep, recover, reign, rest, take for;
-negative: diseased, do +(need, fear, tremble, lack, lie of law), sick, uncircumcised, use (people), possessed with, return, use +(of or used for) [implies the wicked and filthy]
——MEGIDDO: an ancient city on the plain of Jezreel, also Megiddon in Zechariah 12:11 (Jerusalem mourning for Jesus, mourning like that for Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon) [see Armageddon, Megiddo] valley of Megiddon, a place in Palestine—
——Definitions of Megiddo:
——— Hebrew: rendezvous
——— Hebrew Derivatives: gâdah - to crowd, assemble selves by troops, gather selves together, self in troops, cut selves;
gûwd – to crowd upon, i.e. attack: invade, overcome
——Sunday defines Armageddon as a war between good and evil by using it as a symbolic name, despite being a real location; for the purposes of prophecy it is a "location" but not for a war called by Satan for his fight against God (evil versus good). Megiddo is a reference word to Armageddon; therefore, Megiddo in the Old Testament provides further direction to the location into which Satan gathers his company that rendezvous there to assemble themselves by troops: ALL of the Middle East.
—— Truth is: Rev. v16 is tied to Luke 21:20-27 wherein Christ said, "When you shall see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near." (Greek "desolation," bring to nothing) Jesus ends by saying, "For these will be the days of vengeance ["the dregs of God's wrath" without mercy], so that ALL things which are written [prophesied] may be fulfilled [finished] . . . Then you will see Christ coming in a cloud with power and great glory."
—— Above and hereinafter, words in underscored bold print directly correlate with the Hebrew and Greek meanings above. Here is God's perfect logic between Rev. 16:16 and Luke 21:20-27 by using the ancient languages' intent and/or appropriate usages: The world's armies rendezvoused in January 1991 to begin the battle man designated Desert Storm while Saddam Hussein called it "the mother of all wars, Armageddon: the first time ever that UN armies of nearly all nations assembled their troops in the location Christ specified: the Middle East.
—— Desert Storm also was the first time ever that any war was televised 24/7. It has yet to end. Satan made a big production of declaring war against God. Fortunately, it is not that war God will join but it will end precisely and only as Jesus predicted: He is "seen in the clouds gathering up His company." The utter destruction of Israel is instead the entire world and will occur as the seventh angel, following behind Christ, pours out the seventh plague.
—— Revelation 16:13-21— 13. "I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. [Papal, Pagan, Protestant are the three parts of Satan's armies: v.19]
14. "For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world [UN, NATO], to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. [Desert Storm, 1991, followed by most Middle East states in war]
15. "Behold, I (Jesus) come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. [
16. "And he (Satan) gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. [We know "he" is not Jesus gathering the armies because v.14 identifies the leader assembling the world's armies. Jesus is gathering up His sheep while Satan's goats are astonished then instantly fall dead.]
17. "The seventh angel poured out his vial into the air [affects entire planet]; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, 'It is done.'"
—— Verses 18-21 then describe the plague in that seventh vial and the total destruction it brings. Back when Jesus was on the cross and about to die, He had said, "It is done." He meant only His part was completed in God's greater plan, was finished: He had died for the world's "past sins."
—— Midway through the Rev. c.16 battle, Jesus arrives in the clouds and is seen taking up His saints while the seventh vial is poured out: it is now that God says, "It is done," His greater plan finished when Christ claimed His purified church and escorts them to the "safe haven of heaven." The last of all prophecies are fulfilled. What remains to be seen executed are not prophetic; but, because all prophecies were seen fulfilled, they are guaranteed to occur at a specified time in real time: 1. Our return to earth after 1000 years; 2. Evil is destroyed; 3. Earth and heavens are made new; and, 4. New Jerusalem comes down from heaven as the Capital City of Christ's kingdom: the entire world.
—— Note that the above passages are written in the exact order of events— the war begins, in the midst of the war Christ comes in the clouds "plucking up" His sheep from east to west while, behind Him, the seventh plague is poured upon "the air," meaning all of earth, reducing it to nothing, a bottomless pit, an abyss. Earth has come full circle, from nothing to nothing and will not be restored for 1000 years.
—— We also knew by the Bible that Armageddon would not be the war between good and evil: first, because the utter destruction of evil will not occur until after our 1000 years in heaven; and second, because the Old Testament says, "They gather untimely and will not do battle with me." Why? Because God did not call this battle, Satan did. God said that when He calls the battle, it will be after earth has enjoyed her 1000-year Sabbath rest and it will be fought in the Valley of Jehosaphat, the ancient Valley of Decision: not in the ancient plains of Armageddon near Megiddo, which served as an advance warning that Christ is about to arrive.
—— Armageddon symbolizes all that must be fulfilled as Jesus stated, or finished as it were, that all are finished: As God says when we get to heaven, "It is done;" all of prophecy based on prophetic time codes are done. There is no longer a need for prophetic time; only real time. The only thing left then will be our return, evil reduced to ash, earth and heavens made new, and New Jerusalem set down upon earth.
—— Many assume the great battle will be fought near or at the plains of Armageddon and nearby Megiddo because there were many ancient wars fought in the region in order to rid the land of pagans; thus the lands were intended to be and are declared the Holy Lands. Nay, ensuing battles at and near Armageddon and Megiddo were the first sign that earth had entered its Laodicea age, signifying that Christ's return would now be quickly. It is the sign revealing Satan's arrogance and his desperation to defeat God; so desperate that that Devil assembled selves by troops, he himself having called the battle: only to be frustrated by God's refusal to join Lucifer in the fray. So now, Satan is frantically trying to bring about world peace, thinking it will delay the pending fight to his death.
—— Hopefully, all have learned how the meanings and usages of original ancient words have brought definitive clarity to Desert Storm, aka "Armageddon," versus the actual battle, aka "that great day of God Almighty:" in this case how clarity was hidden in plain sight in two words. We already had learned that God hid much in plain sight by both placement of key scriptures and subtly weaving statements on one topic throughout the entire Bible. Hide in plain sight: by specific verse placement, words used, and weaving statements. All three methods make it impossible for the blind and deaf to understand: they lack belief, obedience and Holy Spirit teaching. God is the most awesome author in the universe: this writer is humbled and honored when God uses her pen for His mouth.
—— The actual great day of God Almighty is different; it is not a battle to obtain or regain lands, as were those ancient battles noted in the above Old Testament passages— it all belongs to God and Christ anyway: Jesus regained all at the cross. It is not a battle to save God's people; they already are sealed thus saved. When that great day arrives, it will be to rid the world, once and for all time, of evil: the final cleansing of our planet, as it were. Yet it will be no battle at all: the instant Satan and the wicked enter the debris of old Jerusalem, shortly after our return, fire comes down from heaven and instantly reduces them to ash to nevermore remember. When earth is made new, other scriptures say the saints will walk upon those ashes, the ashes of those who tormented and persecuted them with a flood false doctrines and lies against their person.
Statue of Liberty: presented by the History Channel and historians attempting to get the truth about New York's Statue of Liberty; whom some say is the symbol of Satan. It was definitely made in France and definitely built by the Masons. France made no bones about it being a symbol of Lucifer; but, according to one historian, it is not Lucifer as we know Lucifer; which is Satan. Lucifer, France claimed, is a Latin name that means "Light Bearer" thus the torch in Liberty's right hand. They referred to Isaiah 13:13-14 as a possible source for thinking of Lucifer as a light bearer: contrarily, the verses say that Satan will ascend to God's throne "above the stars."
—— The U.S. knew that Liberty was called Lucifer and is a symbol of Satan but our nation accepted France's gift as a sign of this being a nation "where the light of freedom shines." The true nature of the statue, however, is very appropriate for the U.S.; for the U.S. is Revelation's second beast seen as a harmless lamb with two dangerous horns that also speaks as the dragon.
—— God tells us there are two kinds of stars, those of the night are dim, "without glory," and the daystar, the sun, is exceedingly bright with glory. Interestingly, in Job 25:5 it is said of God stars in the night sky, "The stars are not pure in His sight." It is a certainty that even when Satan appears to be an angel of light, it is an inferior light, not pure in God's sight because he is not an angel of Truth.
—— The following scriptures come a little closer to Lucifer's purported light as a "morning star" but not "lightning," which is far brighter than a night star: stars are inferior light when compared to the moon but even more inferior to the light of our sun, the sun being the most fitting star to describe the light of Christ: even the north star signaling Christ's birth is the brightest star in the night sky. Satan cannot claim that star.
—— "How you have fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!" (Isaiah 14:12)
"Son of the morning" reveals only Lucifer's lineage: God is his Father, but he was not the "first" son; that would be Michael, "the first chief Prince." Therefore, Michael is God's Prince Heir Apparent while Lucifer and Gabriel are Prince Royals; although, Lucifer lost his royal title and royal name when cast out of heaven. "Son of morning" might be why the term "morning star" or "daystar" got applied to Lucifer; despite no scriptures found that literally call Lucifer a morning star or daystar. Christ, on the other hand is called "the bright and morning star," His sun starlight superior to Satan's small early morning star, even paler than a night star; exceedingly dim by comparison due to his lack of Truth. Christ's sheep are known as the "children of the day(light)" or "of the light" or "of the morning." After all, God is our Father, too.
—— "But you (Israel) have carried the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which you made to yourselves." (Amos 5:26)
Moloch aka Molech was an Ammonite god; Chiun was an idol Israel worshiped, which false god was either the Greek god Preapus or Ba'al-peor; any false god is actually Satan in yet another disguise, thus Moloch and Chiun are the "stars of Israel's god" at that time in history. Jesus revealed only two universal masters: we either worship God the Creator OR we worship Lucifer the fallen angel; there is no one in between, not even self. Although, there are many who worship them selves.
—— "Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, statues which you made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon." (Acts 7:43)
Remphan was an idol Israel worshiped, either the Greek god Preapus or Ba'al-peor. "Beyond Babylon" indicates a punishment even worse than Babylon's at that time.
—— "And Jesus said to them, 'I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.'" (Luke 10:18)
This is the only verse that remotely brings Satan and lightning together; certainly it does not compare his light to lightning. Considering when lightning is cloud to ground only occasionally, the effects of such a strike can be instantly catastrophic: fires and deaths. That is quite a fitting analogy of Satan being cast out of heaven and bound to earth until his utter destruction: it was as fast as a lightning strike. Since he struck earth, there have been catastrophes in the greed he spreads but more in destruction and death everywhere; for he finally has solicited God's perfect wrath upon the wicked and our planet.
—— It is more likely that the French misunderstood Lucifer as a light bearer, first because of the name's Latin interpretation but also based on his best impersonation described in II Corinthians 11:13-15 — "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan changes himself into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
—— The French obviously did not think to look to the ancient Hebrew and Greek languages for the translation of "Lucifer." Neither did they comprehend that the above passage did not mean literally that Satan and his ministers actually repented, then became as the light of Christ; they only appear or seem to be light: whatever light they cast is dim at best, so dim it casts no shadow because their inferior light is shrouded by the darkness of lies. If they translated the name from Latin, then so does Papal Rome call Satan the "Light Bearer." The Vatican has his symbols all over its small state and buildings.
—— Let us review the Hebrew and Greek translations; but first, it should be noted that the name Lucifer appears only once in the Old Testament— Isaiah 14:12— and not at all in the New: significant of Satan having lost his royal name. It also was a name applied to the king of Babylon: how apropos. Only the name Satan or Devil is used in the New Testament. However, below we find that even "Lucifer" had negative connotations:
——— Lucifer, Hebrew— hêylêl: the morning star; derived from hâlal (in the sense of brightness, a primary root) to be clear 'of sound' but usually 'of color'; to shine, hence to make a show, to boast; thus to be foolish; to rave; to stultify (deaden, cloud, blur, reduce): (make) boast (of self), celebrate (self), commend (self), (deal, make), fool, glory, be (make, feign self) mad (against God), rage, renowned;
——— Satan, Greek— Sâţân: the arch-enemy of good, adversary, withstand (resist him);
Hebrew— Satan: the devil; derivatives: rhuparia, moral dirtiness, filthy; ruparos, dirty, cheap or shabby, morally wicked, vile;
Caldean— Satanas: the accuser, the devil
—— Based on the above definitions, we now understand Lucifer's light— its meaning of morning star— it is dim color, where the bright light of Christ is clear, without color or shadow to diminish clarity. Also, it definitely is a lesser star in that it is not preceded by "the bright and morning star:" as is Christ's designation. Lucifer does not, however, translate in any language as "light bearer." But, "morning star" might lead those misinformed into thinking it denotes a light bearer. That misunderstanding is also why Satan worshipers claim that Lucifer, not Michael, is the true God and that Michael is the evil one. Only Christ is a Light Bearer.
—— Throughout the Bible Lucifer/Satan boasts of himself, celebrates himself in his synagogue rituals (Catholic, the mother's ceremonies), clouds and reduces God's Truth in his myriad denominations (daughters), he makes deals with man (at one time, failed to make deals with Jesus) and pretends to be God to the point of raging about himself (Satan) as though he were God. The latter sounds familiar, the very thing Jesuits do as they move about the world— deny the Catholic church and speak ill of its doctrine— that in the end Papal Rome receives the gain and glory: theirs is an end justifying the means.
—— This study also clarifies why Satan was called "Lucifer" only once in the entire Bible: he was never worthy of the name, at least in its purest form, not worthy of even the dim light of a night star. His light being lesser also spoke to his position as a Prince Royal, the greater light speaking to Michael's position as Prince Heir Apparent. From beginning to end, Lucifer has been called either a serpent or Satan or Devil or by the names of all false gods; his fallen angels quickly renamed Demons. It seems logical that he was called Lucifer at the time of his creation but rapidly failed to live up to the meaning of his birth name. After all, God is his Father, too. This study also reveals just how far Satan will go to destroy earth and all mankind. He is like an obsessive-compulsive psychopath: "If I can't have you, then no one will."
—— How many murders have we heard about in the news where the killer had such a sick mentality? Just one more reason God said, "Satan slays his own." It is obvious that, if Satan cannot gain the world and ascend to God's throne, he will make every effort to destroy the planet along with everything and everyone on it. He has shown God what he is willing to do with man's wicked inventions: i.e. atomic and nuclear bombs, weapons of all types. With enough of those bombs exploding simultaneously, it is quite likely they would blow apart the earth. We are so blessed to know and understand that our Father will not let this happen: He will destroy Satan first and do it so quickly that Satan will not have time even to blink once.
WCC Conference Update: The WCC email subject line indicated peace advocates M. L. King III and Jamaican youth, the latter must have pleased the Pope; but this time, as every other time, the body of the email was blank. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for the blank emails from WCC, other than quite possibly there would have been something in that report that they did not want us to know. Unfortunately and since 2000, we have not been able to access their website unless willing to become a member. We are not willing to join such a blasphemous union.
Church of Satan: Lucifer is so pleased with His synagogue. This actual church-without-walls claims to be different from groups having over the years called themselves "Satan worshipers." This church, no longer in secret, is bold about what it; thus, being "different" claim is not true per evidence below: gives a basic summary of them and provides the nine sins and eleven rules their members must follow. To join this church, one must submit application along with $200; if paid through Pay Pal, the fee is $208. Anyone "proudly" showing a red business card with the acronym C/S on it is a member.
—— RDK gives hearty thanks to Sister Tammy for, once again in her research for RDK, found the website then sent the link to us after giving a verbal run down on what is the Church of Satan; which we now give to our brethren, that you may recognize members if you have as chance meeting with one. Just look for their red card. Neither RDK or Tammy spent much time at their website. Nevertheless—
—— Slightly off-center of their web homepage is a circle with a pentagram in the middle and in the center of that is a red goat with horns [Biblically, the goat represents Satan and his wicked followers but is the Christian's scapegoat]. Their symbol being off-center seems appropriate, for their belief is not centered upon, but rather contrary to, God and Christ. Summarized quotes from the website follow:
—— "The adamantine Gates of Hell are hereby thrown open—boldly stride within and learn about the “Feared Religion,” or slink away and sustain your ignorance. The choice is yours—let the games begin!
—— "We were established in 1966 c.e. by Anton Szandor LaVey, who declared it the Year One, Anno Satanas, thus opening the floodgates to a revolution designed to smash the hypocrisy and unreason of organized religions and mystical philosophies of either Right or Left-Hand paths. We stand as a formidable threat to those who would halt progress in the name of spirituality and theism of any sort. We are explorers on the untrodden paths of science, human motivation and mystery—all that is most truly occult. —— "Our primary goal is to clearly disseminate the philosophy created by Anton Szandor LaVey to those who have an interest in understanding the truth regarding our beliefs and practices, and to encourage individuals who embrace Satanism to utilize this perspective as a means for enhancing their lives and for leaving a legacy of creativity that demonstrates to human society the potency of our diabolical perspective.
—— Those who proudly carry our red cards identifying themselves as members have the strength and dedication to implement the tools traditionally associated with Satan: the imagination to confound and confuse, the wisdom to recognize the unseen in our society, the pragmatism of a skeptic, and the passions of a classical Romantic soul.
—— . . . as realists, we acknowledge that Satanism remains a controversial religion and thus our policy [to allow no contact] is an important matter of security for our members.
We thus do not maintain any church structures nor are our Central offices open to visitation by the public. Rituals are by nature private activities held in the homes of members.
—— "The Priesthood: Makes up the Council of Nine. “High Priest” and “High Priestess” are top administrative titles, and can be held only by Fourth or Fifth Degree members. Those who hold Third through Fifth degrees are all members of the Priesthood of Mendes and individuals with these titles may be called “Reverend.”
Registered Member (no degree)
Active Member—Satanist (First Degree)
Witch/Warlock (Second Degree) [also known as Wiccan and Druids]
Priestess/Priest (Third Degree)
Magistra/Magister (Fourth Degree)
Maga/Magus (Fifth Degree)
—— "The Nine Satanic Sins — by Anton Szandor LaVey ©1987
1. Stupidity—The top of the list for Satanic Sins. The Cardinal Sin of Satanism. It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. It depends on people going along with whatever they are told. The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable. Satanists must learn to see through the tricks and cannot afford to be stupid.
2. Pretentiousness—Empty posturing can be most irritating and isn’t applying the cardinal rules of Lesser Magic. On equal footing with stupidity for what keeps the money in circulation these days. Everyone’s made to feel like a big shot, whether they can come up with the goods or not.
3. Solipsism—Can be very dangerous for Satanists. Projecting your reactions, responses and sensibilities onto someone who is probably far less attuned than you are. It is the mistake of expecting people to give you the same consideration, courtesy and respect that you naturally give them. They won’t. Instead, Satanists must strive to apply the dictum of “Do unto others as they do unto you.” It’s work for most of us and requires constant vigilance lest you slip into a comfortable illusion of everyone being like you. As has been said, certain utopias would be ideal in a nation of philosophers, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, from a Machiavellian standpoint) we are far from that point.
4. Self-deceit—It’s in the “Nine Satanic Statements” but deserves to be repeated here. Another cardinal sin. We must not pay homage to any of the sacred cows presented to us, including the roles we are expected to play ourselves. The only time self-deceit should be entered into is when it’s fun, and with awareness. But then, it’s not self-deceit!
5. Herd Conformity—That’s obvious from a Satanic stance. It’s all right to conform to a person’s wishes, if it ultimately benefits you. But only fools follow along with the herd, letting an impersonal entity dictate to you. The key is to choose a master wisely instead of being enslaved by the whims of the many.
6. Lack of Perspective—Again, this one can lead to a lot of pain for a Satanist. You must never lose sight of who and what you are, and what a threat you can be, by your very existence. We are making history right now, every day. Always keep the wider historical and social picture in mind. That is an important key to both Lesser and Greater Magic. See the patterns and fit things together as you want the pieces to fall into place. Do not be swayed by herd constraints—know that you are working on another level entirely from the rest of the world.
7. Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies—Be aware that this is one of the keys to brainwashing people into accepting something new and different, when in reality it’s something that was once widely accepted but is now presented in a new package. We are expected to rave about the genius of the creator and forget the original. This makes for a disposable society.
8. Counterproductive Pride—That first word is important. Pride is great up to the point you begin to throw out the baby with the bathwater. The rule of Satanism is: if it works for you, great. When it stops working for you, when you’ve painted yourself into a corner and the only way out is to say, I’m sorry, I made a mistake, I wish we could compromise somehow, then do it.
9. Lack of Aesthetics—This is the physical application of the Balance Factor. Aesthetics is important in Lesser Magic and should be cultivated. It is obvious that no one can collect any money off classical standards of beauty and form most of the time so they are discouraged in a consumer society, but an eye for beauty, for balance, is an essential Satanic tool and must be applied for greatest magical effectiveness. It’s not what’s supposed to be pleasing—it’s what is. Aesthetics is a personal thing, reflective of one’s own nature, but there are universally pleasing and harmonious configurations that should not be denied.
—— The Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth — by Anton Szandor LaVey ©1967
1. Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.
2. Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them.
3. When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.
4. If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.
5. Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.
6. Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the other person and he cries out to be relieved.
7. Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.
8. Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.
9. Do not harm little children.
10. Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.
11. When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.
—— The basic tenet of the Church of Satan is "to do to others what they do to you"— they may as well say, "Do to others BEFORE they do to you"— if someone offends you or bothers you then "destroy them," if someone is burdened with a belonging "take it from them," if a guest annoys you then "treat them cruelly and without mercy." Just these fit Satan's desires perfectly, as do all nine of their "sins" (commandments as it were). The one about taking a belonging of another, if it is a burden to them, is akin to saying it is okay to steal; for surely the one burdened is not going to give it up willingly.
—— More importantly, this church as well as the pagan religions of Wiccan and Druid ARE members of the World Church (WC) and sit in its ruling body, the World Council of Churches (WCC). This alone should prove who is Papal Rome and who are her harlot daughters, Pagan and Protestant; for their World Church and WCC are "a house divided" and they shall fall. Any and all are WC and WCC members, together with over 6-million individuals as of the year 2000. The membership numbers must be staggering today.
The end is fast coming and far too many are not prepared. Dear Remnant, be strong to the end, harming no one and fearing no person, have no need to defend Truth, do not debate or argue God's Word; for those who argue and debate are determined that you accept lies thus die. Know that the worst will last an exceedingly short time, then Jesus will be in the clouds calling our names to take us up and escort us to the safe haven of heaven. Stand strong in the faith of Jesus; He will come quickly.
Much love and prayers,
Sister BonnieQ, God's Handmaiden
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