Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 9 (The Straw-Man! Part 6: “Aleister Crowley: Satan’s Wing-man or Just His Straw-man?”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 9

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The Straw-Man! Part 6: “Aleister Crowley: Satan’s Wing-man or Just His Straw-man?”

To read Part 1, go here…June 14th (The Straw-Man, Part 1)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aleister_Crowley.jpgOn the front cover of that revolutionary Sergeant Pepper album by the Beatles is a photo of Aleister Crowley (along with many other photos of various famous people): Crowley being a well-known Satanist from England.

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And through the last decades since then, Crowley has become a true cult hero (or better said, “a true OCCULT hero”!)

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Yes, Aleister Crowley has been the inspiration for rock-n-roll groups such as The Led Zepplin, The Doors, etc., and also the role-model for many hallucinatory drug advocates for the past decades.

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Aleister Crowley – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aleister_Crowley,_Golden_Dawn.jpg“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

2nd Timothy 3:13

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Now, most people familiar with Crowley’s life will concede that this was truly an evil individual.

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But because of his colorful life and his innovative development of occultism and magic, combined with his use of hallucinogens, and other moral debaucheries, Crowley still maintains the reputation of being a man of intrigue and even a man of occultic powers.

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Aleister Crowley, Golden Dawn – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“For what saith the scripture?”

Romans 4:3

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But the focus of today’s devotional is not on Aleister Crowley’s fame & magnetism, nor on his http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Magnifying_glass_on_book_iconsliterary productions, nor on his occultish religion, and certainly not on his drug-use!

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But let’s instead put on our heavenly Son-glasses and examine this demented and self-deceived individual through the prism of the Word of Truth, The Bible.

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Magnifying Glass – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aleister_Crowley.jpgCROWLEY, “THE BEAST”?

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The greatest evil of Aleister Crowley and other similar ilk throughout history, is that those who are unlearned and unskilled in the Word of Life, look at all this and think to themselves, “Well, Crowley was truly an evil dude! And he was definitely Satan’s ‘Wing-man!'”

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Why, even Crowley’s own mother referred to her son as “The Beast”, a title which Crowley is said to have enjoyed!

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Aleister Crowley – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“…for we are not ignorant of his (Satan’s) devices. “

2nd Corinthians 2:11

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But those who are indeed skilled in the Word realize that men and women like Crowley are merely Satan’s “straw-men”, designed to deceive naive souls and even naive church-attendees.

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After all, let’s remember what the Bible has to say about this present world…“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” 1st John 5:19 

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Now, this above verse doesn’t say that SOME or even MOST of the world lieth in wickedness. No, but rather, the Apostle, John, reveals that “the WHOLE WORLD lieth in wickedness”!

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Straw Man – attributed to Larch – Wikimedia

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BY COMPARISON, EVIL CROWLEY MAKES THE WORLD LOOK GOOD

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And let’s face it! Such evil men as Aleister Crowley make most other people look pretty good by comparison! And so, Crowley and other similar characters become an evil “Straw-man”, causing people to erroneously believe that there are a lot of “good people” in this world, when compared to Crowley’s wickedness.

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And so, there is a general consensus in society, that evil only reigns in the wicked hearts of all despicable, lost souls such as Aleister Crowley!

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But the Apostle, Paul, reveals the true condition of Mankind…“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one…there is none that doeth good, no, not one… 3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:” Romans 3:10, 12, 16

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As this verse reveals, “there is NONE that doeth good, NO, NOT ONE!”

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“EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPTETH GOOD MANNERS”

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1st Corinthians 14:33

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At this point, many will ask…“So, what’s the big deal anyway? Why in the world does it matter whether I believe that the the WHOLE world or just SOME of the world is evil?”

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Well, for one thing, if I believe that there are a lot of seemingly “good people” in the world, then I will probably mix freely with those whom society considers to be “morally upright”.

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Hands Toasting Drinks – Cheers! Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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“COME OUT…AND BE YE SEPARATE”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgBut the Bible warns us concerning the unsaved people that they “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2nd Timothy 3:5

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This above verse is a stark warning from God not to freely mingle with unbelievers just because they seem moral, “Having a form of godliness”.

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And combined with similar passages such as 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18 (which warns against having fellowship with the unsaved), we realize that God really means business when He commands us to “come out from among them, and be ye separate!” 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

proverbs 25:25

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Well, the Good News in all this is that today is still the day of Salvation!

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And any man, woman, or child can turn away from our misguided conception of the world, and begin our Heavenward spiritual sojourn out of this evil world, traveling on that gently ascending pathway to the true Promised Land…“a good land and a large…a land flowing with milk and honey” Exodus 3:8

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Upward Pathway – by böhringer friedrich for – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to escape from this deadly deception by that Master-Deceiver, Satan! Let me not be deceived into thinking that good exists in this dark and evil world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…DECEMBER 14 (A Form of Godliness, Part 2: When Evil Wears A Smile!)or you can also read…March 15 (A World of Lies, Part 10: It’s a Cuttlefish World: “The Whole World Lies In Wickedness!”)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN CONSTELLATION

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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star-chart ursa major

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)”

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TOMORROW:

U – May 10 (The Weapons of Our Warfare! Part 2: “Fighting Our Own Battles)

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 85 – By the Sea Once More

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Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #180, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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