Israel, Wars with The Consequences of Disobedience Israel was greatly protected by God, but through disobedience, they experience many wars and hardships. It all started with exogamy or marriage outside of the ethnic group. This was generally frowned upon and even expressly forbidden in Israel in the ancient times Deuteronomy 7: The patriarchs such as AbrahamIsaacand Jacob practiced endogamy, marriage within the group.
Summary Analysis Milton introduces his subject: Milton is even more ambitious than these classical poets, however, as his subject is not just heroic men, but the struggle and tragedy of all humanity.
Active Themes Related Quotes with Explanations Milton then invokes a Muse, but clarifies that this is a different Muse from the inspirational goddesses the ancient Greek poets called upon — he asks for the Muse that inspired Moses to write Genesis.
He points to his classical forebears, respecting them and seeking to enter into their epic canon, but at the same time he wants to soar beyond them in terms of ambition and truth. Satan was an angel who aspired to overthrow God, and started a civil war in Heaven.
God defeated Satan and his rebel angels and threw them out of Heaven. They fell through an abyss for nine days and then landed in Hell, where they lay stunned for nine more days.
Active Themes The poem then focuses on Satan as he lies dazed in a lake of fire that is totally dark. He admits that he has been defeated, but he does not regret his war against God though he never calls God by name.
Milton inverts tradition by beginning with the antagonist, Satan, instead of a protagonist.
Beelzebub answers, saying that God whom he also avoids naming seems to be omnipotent as he had originally claimed, and he may have let the rebellious angels live just so they could suffer forever. God arranges all his creation according to rank, and Satan upset this order by trying to do battle with God himself, the supreme monarch of all.
Satan accepts that he has been defeated, but his pride is still too great to ask God for repentance.
He will continue to suffer inner turmoil over this decision. Satan makes this comment rather glibly now, but he will later feel its full implications when he realizes that he carries the pain of Hell within him even in Paradise.
Active Themes Related Quotes with Explanations Satan takes up his terrible armor, and he calls to his legions to join him on land and take up the fight again.
The rebel angels obey and pull themselves from the fiery lake despite their pain and shame. Milton says that all these angels have had their names erased in Heaven, but they are later given new names by humans and some will be worshipped as false gods. Active Themes Among these more prominent devils are Moloch, who later becomes a god requiring the sacrifice of children, Astoreth the ancient fertility goddess called Astartethe sea-monster Dagon, the animal-headed Egyptian gods, the ancient Greek gods, and lastly Belial, a lustful and violent god who will corrupt places like Sodom.
They are still dressed in their war gear and have their banners raised, and they create an awesome spectacle as they form ranks and lift their spears. Active Themes Satan is encouraged by the sight of his glorious army, which is far more magnificent than any of the famous human armies of later wars.
Satan feels a moment of remorse for causing the suffering of so many millions by leading them into rebellion, but then he is strengthened in his resolve.
He addresses his legions and commits himself to continue his fight against God — his only question now is whether to go back to open war or use more deceitful tactics. He mentions that God had spoken of creating a new world, and that the devils might escape there and make a new home. They then fly to a nearby hill and begin to dig into the earth, unearthing gold and other raw minerals.
They are urged on by Mammon, a vain devil who even in Heaven kept his eyes always on the ground, admiring the golden pavement.
Milton warns the reader about admiring the rich minerals of Hell, as they are nothing but vanity. Active Themes With their supernatural powers the devils construct a massive temple in a short amount of time.The Biblical Holy Spirit vs. The False Unholy Spirit of Fire. Holy Spirit vs. False Unholy Spirit – The calling down of Fire from heaven over a congregation, or .
Humankind's first act of disobedience toward God, and the consequences that followed it. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Please undo all of this, break the consequences, and return any God-given laws of these places back into the God-given form.
Please put all formulas, including E=mc 2 back into correct created order according to Your wisdom and remove any unrighteous mirroring, astral travel, and fractal pattering in the lines and the pleasant places.
Hope for All Generations and Nations By Gary Amirault (This article was written for Christians and non-Christians alike. When the second person plural (you) is used in this article, it usually refers to the Christian audience.
This is an informative paper concerning the cult of Moloch. During this paper, I will resume to use the spelling M-o-l-o-c-h. This is one of the many common uses of the spelling for the Canaan deity; however, I resort to this spelling because it is the easiest to pronounce.