Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thesis 16: The Demonic Roots of Violent Tyranny

The growth of political kingship[1] was demonic in power,[2] and was rooted in violence.[3]


1. Genesis 4:19-24
2. Genesis 6:1-4; cf. Jude 6; #22
3. Genesis 6:11-13


R.J. Rushdoony, "The Song of Lamech," Revolt Against Maturity, 97-101.

Many have debated the identity of the "sons of God" in Genesis 6. Many respectable scholars have claimed that they were fallen angelic (demonic) beings. [#22] Even if this theory proves incorrect, the central message is clear: those who grasped for power and greatness also embraced violence. The genealogy in Genesis 5 is surrounded by violence in Genesis 4 and 6 which is political in nature. [#15] The demonic nature of political power will be seen elsewhere, even if it's not to be found in Genesis 6.

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