Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thesis 30: As With All Angelic Activity, No State Action Is Coincidental or Random

Officers of the Egyptian court derived their power from fallen angels.[1] Like pestilence, famine, and storm, acts of "the State" are attributable to personal angelic forces.[2] Like pestilence, famine, and storm, the State is ordered by God[3] often for the judgment of other statists.[4] Joseph's enslavement into Egypt was predestined by God[5], as were the acts of the Pharaoh who "knew not Joseph.[6] Stars are associated with both the State[7] and other forms of pestilence and storm.[8]

1. Exodus 8:19; Luke 11:20
2. Ezekiel 1; 10; Psalm 18:9-12; 104:2-4; Exodus 19:6 + Hebrews 2:2; 2 Samuel 24:16; Psalm 78:49
3. Romans 13:1ff.
4. Habakkuk 1:12; 1 Samuel 8:11-20
5. Genesis 50:20
6. Exodus 1:8; Acts 7:18; Romans 9:17
7. Isaiah 45:12-13; Jeremiah 10:1-16; 8:1-2; Amos 5:26; Zephaniah 1:5; Isaiah 24:21; Judges 5:20; Acts 7:42-43. Joseph: Genesis 37:9
8. Job 38:7; Isaiah 14:13; Revelation 12:4

The Story of Joseph in Egypt

Who Hardened Pharaoh's Heart?

On stars and angels, see James B. Jordan, Judges: God's War Against Humanism, p. 102.

Along these lines, see also, Baalism vs. Predestination. Pagans worship the star-demons, Christians understand them to be controlled by God. This was the irony of the "natural" plagues in Egypt.

Stars and Idolatry

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