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COSMIC WAR SURVIVAL
The Cosmic War – The Venus Connection –The
True Day Star - Understanding this Book
The Cosmic War
Know Your Enemy
When John Bunyan wrote his Holy War he was
conscious that he was engaged in a spiritual warfare of cosmic dimension
involving the entire universe. The Apostle Paul advised the Christians at
Ephesus that 'we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this
world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.'1 The World War slogan was 'Know your enemy.' The enemy is easily discernable in
the frontal attack but not when he comes in disguise. When the enemy looks the
same as the friend it is easy to be taken in and close inspection is necessary
to discern him in his true colours. When John wrote The Revelation there
was plenty going on in Rome. 'They were eating and drinking, marrying and giving
in marriage.'3 He was awakened to the spiritual
realities of our life situation by 'a great voice, as of a trumpet'4 so
that he would be equipped to rouse the slumbering bondmen concerning the cosmic
war that was already raging. Only the alert would survive and it was necessary
to be vigilant to discern the true foe.
Light in Darkness
From the earliest ages it has been the strategy of the
powers of darkness to provide a substitute for the seed of the woman promised in
Genesis 3.15 and to develop an alternative apostate system of imperial and
global dimension. Things are no different today. We have crossed the threshold
into a new millennium of spiritual warfare. Impenetrable mists shroud the
battlefield as we go forward into the dark unknown. Evil presences are all
around and without the truth that sheds light upon our situation we will never
make it to the dawn. Where we might ask is the light to show us the way? It is
the daystar that heralds the dawn but in what quarter is the spiritual
morning star to be found and what is his message for today? In this book the development of the apostasy in the
early ages of man is traced and the implications for our present age are then
presented. The true Gospel is distinguished from the Ancient Apostasy and the
conclusion addresses those courses of action necessary in order to survive the
The Venus Connection
The Counterfeit Day Star
We should be aware that, as with so many things in life,
there is a counterfeit as well as the genuine article. Already in John’s day
there were dangerous developments whereby the two could be confused. Alongside
of the accurate knowledge of the Cosmos there was also, and still is, the
enemy’s propaganda designed to deceive. If we do not carefully discriminate
between them we will be led astray. In his Second Epistle the Apostle Peter
speaks of the true Day Star.7 At the heart of the ancient apostasy we
find a false day star, namely the planet Venus. Together with the sun this
planet constituted the celestial representation of the pagan deities, which
still exert influence through New Age beliefs and occult practices. The insignia
of this apostasy have been found all over the world but the evidence is mostly
misinterpreted because of evolutionary bias.
A Megalithic Monument to Ancient Apostasy
One Megalithic example is found in Eire. You have to
progress down a dark tunnel. It takes you in an approximately north,
northwesterly direction. As you walk along, you pass huge slabs of stone on each
side of the narrow passage. Fifty strides take you to the end. In front of you
and on either side there are recesses. On the back stone you would have seen
inscribed spirals, diamonds, ovals and a kind of horseshoe shape. For the
ancient users of this passage and chamber these were the potent inscriptions
whose illumination was connected with rites of immense significance. To the
uninitiated the exact significance is now shrouded in mystery. As you exit into
the sunshine outside, looking back, you would see that above the doorway there
is a ‘window’ whose stone lintel is also carved. You can count eight
rectangles, each of which contains an X-cross formed by two lines drawn from
corner to corner and intersecting at the centre of each rectangle. The 'window' above the passage entrance was in fact a
lightbox and on the 21st December the rising sun would shine through
it and right along the passage to the end.
Dependence on the Light of Venus
This, however, is the less dramatic part of the story for
the Venus connection is even more interesting. The
fascinating fact with respect to Newgrange in Ireland is that it is only once in
each eight-year cycle that Venus passes across the aperture of the lightbox. Knight and Lomas consider that the lintel
corroborates the Venus connection. They view each rectangle with its inner cross
as representing one year. Starting from the top right-hand corner we have
represented the shadow cast by the rising sun at the summer solstice, from the
bottom right we have represented the shadow cast by the rising sun at the winter
solstice, from the bottom left we have represented the shadow cast by the
setting sun at the winter solstice and from the top left we have represented the
shadow cast by the setting sun at the summer solstice. All four intersect at the
centre. Eight such rectangles would comprise the Venus cycle. These authors
suggest that Newgrange was used for ancient birthing rights. Such it appears was a widespread ancient conception of the role of the
daystar in the resurrection of deified rulers. The goddess mother and child can
be found in countries as far apart as Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India and
The Fatal Delusion
The more you consider the precision of the Newgrange structure to maintain darkness within and achieve a focused beam of light from the rising sun and from the rising Venus once every eight years, the more you see that these people were not short of scientific knowledge or technological skill. But did they get the way of life right? Had they found the real solution to death? Had they achieved eternal life? In a word, was the daystar in which they trusted capable of giving never dying, never-ending abundant life? If it were so Newgrange would be the end of our search for the answer to death. In reality it cannot even furnish us with a beginning. As we shall see, far from being the right route it was going in the opposite direction. There are limits to science and technology. They enable man to leave behind monuments of human achievement or assets for following generations to use but we should be under no illusions that magnificent artefacts, ancient or modern, provide no solution to the personal problem of the termination of life by death. The more we understand about Newgrange the more we will be persuaded that its users were fatally deceived in thinking that the sun, moon, stars and planets hold the answer to one’s personal destiny and to life after death.
The entire system of the apostasy was a deception and we
will see how it copied the fundamental truths of the Gospel. The following
summary shows that it presented:
A counterfeit Godhead by ancestor deification.
A counterfeit seed in the person of the priest-king.
A counterfeit dominion of tyrannical oppression.
A counterfeit knowledge of occult mysteries.
A counterfeit service of ritual enactment.
A counterfeit resurrection by supposed reincarnation.
A counterfeit paradise in a city of the dead.
In such a manner Satan presented to mankind a substitute
god, saviour, kingly rule, prophetic witness, priestly offering, resurrection
and heaven. Millions were taken in and still are. Hence the need to distinguish
the religion of the false daystar from the true Gospel is still relevant today.
The True Day Star
Searching for the True Day Star
One argument of this book is that the creation - fall -
apostasy - flood - dispersion record of the Bible is well supported by
historical and archaeological evidence relevant to the development of the great
apostasy associated with the Cushites in general and Nimrod in particular. This
apostasy was centred on the daystar Venus and persisted in a variety of forms
and spread throughout the world. A subordinate theme of this book is that this
apostasy had an imperialistic form associated with tower technology that spread
from Mesopotamia to Egypt and as far as Central America. It also had a
non-imperialistic form evident as far afield as Britain and South Africa. Apart
from this apologetic intent this book contains doctrinal and ethical content
designed to show the manifest superiority and sufficiency of the scriptural way
of life centred not upon the pagan daystar Venus but upon the true daystar Jesus
A Reliable Prophetic Word
It is in this context that Peter directs us to the
daystar. He puts it in the following way. 'We have also a more sure word of
prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth
in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.'13
When we approach the Greek text without
a particular interpretation already in mind, the natural translation is 'and we
have the more sure prophetic word (or word of prophecy).' The adjective 'sure'
has the meaning steadfast, firm, reliable, dependable, and permanent. The written word is more reliable because of its permanence
of form. Peter assures us that there is a reliable revelation of spiritual
things and exhorts us that we do well to take heed to the prophetic word. It is
like a light shining in a dark place to show to us the way until the final day
break when the shadows flee away forever.19 Then the daystar will be
seen in his resplendent glory and those who have followed him to that day by the
light of the word of prophecy will be able to receive him into their hearts with
gladness. They will see him as he is and know him perfectly in their hearts.
the Day Star
The word 'daystar' is a translation of the Greek word phosphoros, which means 'light bearer' or 'the light bringer'. In nature this is Venus as a morning star. It appears shortly before sunrise and reflects the rays of the still hidden sun. But Peter is not speaking of natural light. His concern is with spiritual light, namely, the light of life. He would have us seek the daystar who is the light of the world in this latter sense. The question that faces each of us is whether we will seek direction and life through celestial observations of scientists, magi, druids or astrologers or by giving diligent attention to the more sure word?
Theology has come to be viewed with suspicion on account of its use by scholars
of a rationalistic frame of mind who exalted reason at the expense of the
inspiration and authority of scripture. Geerhardus Vos, however, recognised the
validity of Biblical Theology as dealing with the history of God's special
revelation.23 Whereas the organizing principle of Systematic Theology
is logical in Biblical Theology it is historical. The historical
approach to God's revelation of himself has a honourable pedigree. Augustine in The
City of God24 traced the Biblical and subsequent history of the
world as a conflict between two communities, the City of God, where God is
worshipped, and the City of Man where men serve their own gods.
Jonathan Edwards also produced a historical work entitled A History of the
Work of Redemption26 in which he traced God's dealings with
mankind from the beginning to the end. Although these writers did not have at
their disposal the wealth of archaeological discoveries that we now have they
furnished a framework for the consideration of the development of the true
knowledge and worship of God in contrast to the apostate worship and the two
communities that arose the faithful and the apostate.
the Spiritual Conflict
This book is
written, not as a formal scholarly work, but in a somewhat more popular fashion.
Like Bunyan's Holy
War the central theme is the spiritual conflict between light and darkness
showing at each point the superiority of the scriptural revelation centred in
Jesus Christ as the true seed of the woman who triumphs over the counterfeit
seed of the Satan inspired apostasy.
Chapters 1 to 3 it is shown that there was no conflict in the Beginning when God
established the created order that forms the foundation of man's relation to his
Creator, the world and authentic knowledge.
Chapters 4 to 6 the origin of evil in the world is addressed and its development
in the antediluvian primeval age resulting in the global flood which carried
away the ancient civilization but not the accumulated knowledge, good and evil,
possessed by Noah and his sons.
Chapters 7 to 9 it is shown how the primeval apostasy reappeared in the ancient
post-flood world in the Cushite line especially through Nimrod. Its spread
through the world as a result of the post-Babel migrations and subsequent
imperialistic expansion is also considered. The relevance of tower technology in
this connection is explained. The Central American version of the apostasy
brought Nimrod to the threshold of the Modern World and it would be premature to
imagine that the scientific age has outlived all of this.
In Chapter 10 the implications of the findings of the book are discussed in
relation to our "scientific" age to provide individual and social
imperatives essential to surviving the cosmic war. Superficially it appeared
that in Western society at least the pagan form of the apostasy was gone forever
but such is not the case. Distinguishing the fundamental truths from error is
just as important to us today.
The Need to
At each stage
in the development of the argument Christian doctrines and ethical standards
relevant to the Biblical passages under consideration are introduced to provide
the reader with a thorough understanding of the divergence between the true
saving revelation and the apostasy. The reader who continues through to the end
will see what abundance of objective evidence there is in ancient documents and
in archaeological findings to support the Biblical record of a creation, fall,
apostasy, flood and subsequent migration. As in the Genesis Flood27
Whitcomb and Morris showed the compatibility of geological facts with the
scriptural record of creation this book shows that religious anthropology from
many generations supports in detail the scriptural record of the early ages of
mankind. At the outset of this
introduction it was stated that a Cosmic War is in progress. Not one is exempted
from this war. Each of us is either on the victorious side or the losing side
and for each of us this is a matter of life or death. This book cannot be
construed as merely a historical record or scholarly diversion. The issues
contained are of utmost importance to each one of us. Failure to implement the
imperatives in the conclusion is to share the nemesis of paganism and to go down
into the pit with Nimrod. The book is written not only to inform the mind but
also to reach the heart.
Vos, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments (Grand Rapids: Wm. B.
Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1948).
Augustine, The City of God (London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1945,
Edwards, A History of the Work of Redemption containing The Outlines of a
Body of Divinity, including A View of Church History, in a Method Entirely New
in The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust,
1995). Also worth consulting for the significance of the Old Testament period is
Patrick Fairbairn, Typology of Scripture 2 volumes in 1 (Grand Rapids,
Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1989)
Whitcomb and Henry M. Morris, The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and its
Scientific Implications (Philadelphia: The Presbyterian and Reformed
Publishing Company, 1967)