Satan's Devices

The Bible in 2 Corinthians 2:11 in tells us that "We are not ignorant of his devices." What are those "devices"?

Satyan's devices include encouraging idolatry of politician government. This Satanic device exists to divert attention off God's Government and Laws onto Politician Government and Laws. God's Law is "holy, righteous and perfect." Satan resents this. God alone is to be worshipped. Satan likewise resents, thus obstructs this.

Bible-adherents are well aware of the duty to follow's God's Original Intent from Creation. For example, see Matthew 19:8, on divorce. Christ criticized religious leaders NOT following God's original intent, thus misleading parishoners. To fulfill his lust to divert people's attnetion off God and God's Laws and Government, one of Satan's devices is to get people focused OFF God's "Original Intent." With one's mind diverted onto subsequent matters, that becomes a diversion and a mental trap to snare the unwary.

What is God's Original Intent on government? We find the answer in Genesis 1:28. People were given rulership, dominion, over the earth, fish, fowl, herbs, i.e., over THINGS, note over things only, NOT over other people. This is God's "Oritingal Intent." God's "Original Intent" is to be respected, adhered to, abided by, followed, taught, enforced.

As ruler, people had God as King. 1 Samuel 8:7. Period. No politicians! No politician government! Judges 17:6,   Judges 18:1,   Judges 21:25.

Politician government is an abomination to not even be learned, Deuteronomy 18:19. Obey God, not politicians, Acts 4:19 and 5:29; Exodus 1:17, and 1 Samuel 22:17. Violating that commandment, including merely even wanting, coveting, politician government constitutes rejecting God, 1 Samuel 8:5-9,   1 Samuel 10:19,   1 Samuel 12:19. Coveting having politician government breaks the Tenth Commandment, Exodus 20:17 and Deuteronomy 5:21.

Related commandments and principles preclude both (a) passing and (b) following, politician laws. See Leviticus 18:3-5,   Joshua 1:7,   Deuteronomy 4:2 and 12:32, and Revelation 22:18-19.

“No extortioner shall enter the kingdom of heaven.”— 1 Corinthians 6:10, enforcing the foregoing commandments.

The purpose of the foregoing commandments is to protect people from politicians. Politicians are typically the “basest of men,” says Daniel 4:17.

Ancient King Nebuchadnezzar was the best world leader, the “head of gold,” Daniel 2:32 and 38. Politicians and rulers thereafter would be “inferior” to Nebuchadnezzar, says Daniel 2:39-43. Nebuchadnezzar was mentally ill for seven years, with lycanthropic symptoms, living and eating grass like an animal, hair long as feathers, fingernails and toenails like birds' claws, Daniel 2:32-33. This went on for some seven years, Daniel 2:34-36, until his “understanding” and “reason returned.”

Politicians that'd come after him would be even worse, “inferior,” Daniel 2:39. Bottom line: The scum rises to the top, Jeremiah 17:9; Daniel 4:17 in context of, e.g., Luke 4:5-6, Matthew 4:8 and Hosea 8:4.

The medical term for such people is "psychopath."

Due to the corrupting influence of politicians, here is the result: "Civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths. All civilizations, our own included, have been based on slavery and 'warfare.' Incidentally, the latter term is a euphemism for mass murder," says Kevin Barrett, Ph.D., in "Twilight of the Psychopaths" (11 June 2008).

Note pertinent medical / analytical findings on politicians' widespread mental abnormality:

  • World Health Organization, “Wide research needed to solve the problems of mental illness,” World Mental Health, Vol 12, pages 138-141 (WHO Press Release, October 1960) says that “people with psychopathic make-up often become leaders” / “les postes de commandement sont souvent assumés par des personnes à tendances psychopathiques”

  • Robert Payne, The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler (New York: Praeger Pub, 1975), says at p xi, “The psychopath in a position of supreme power is almost a common-place.”

  • Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life, 5th ed (Scott, Foresman & Co, 1976), p 10, by James Covington Coleman, Ph.D., summarizes the 1960 WHO data thus: “individuals with psychopathic personality makeup, who tend to exploit power for selfish purposes and have little concern for ethical values or social progress, often become leaders”;

  • Prof. Michael P. Ghiglieri, Ph.D., Dark Side of Man (Reading, MA.: Perseus Books, 1999), says at p 230, “. . . madmen—and slightly mad men—still rise to lead nations”; and

  • Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition,” by John T. Jost, Jack Glaser, Arie W. Kruglanski, Frank J. Sulloway, 129 Psychological Bulletin (#2) 339-375 (July 2003), cites politician symptoms. Note also: “the Conservative [pro-war] Party was . . the stupidest party. . . . I did not . . . say that . . . Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.” (Public and Parliamentary Speeches, 31 May 1866, pp. 85-86.)           “Stupidity is much the same the world over. A stupid person's notions and feelings may confidently be inferred from those which prevail in the circle by which the person is surrounded. Not so those whose opinions and feelings are emanations from their own nature and faculties.” (Subjection of Women, Chapter I, p. 273)—John Stuart Mill (1806-1873).

  • The Authoritarians," by Robert Altemeyer (Univ of Manitoba, 2006) (concerns such individuals as "very aggressive . . . hostile . . . almost totally uninfluenced by reasoning and evidence . . . dogmatic . . . hypocrites, from top to bottom . . . two-faced, and . . . one face never notices the other [and] give the flimsiest of excuses and even outright lies about things they’ve done wrong [and] the rank-and-file believe them.")

  • Kurt Vonnegut, "Custodians of chaos" (The Guardian, 21 January 2006) "There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: only nut cases want to be president. This was true even in high school. Only clearly disturbed people ran for class president."

  • H.L. Mencken says, “People constantly speak of 'the government' doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men.” (Details, 1922: "shallow fellows, ignorant of the grave matters they deal with and too stupid to learn. . . . incompetent and imbecile, and not only incompetent and imbecile, but also incurably dishonest . . . in the hands of small groups of narrow, ignorant, and unconscionable manipulators . . .”)

  • Robert LeFevre, in his essay, Aggression is Wrong, says “Government, when it is examined, turns out to be nothing more nor less than a group of fallible men with the political force to act as though they were infallible.”

  • James Bovard, in Freedom in Chains, says “Governments and citizens blend together only in the imagination of political theorists. Government is, and always will be, an alien power over private citizens.”
  • Politicians are typically psychopaths. Aspects of politican mental disorder, i.e., psychopathic symptoms, include but are not limited to abulia,   dyscalculia,   dyslexia,   fragmentation,   confabulation,   delusions including of grandeur,   psychopathology,   time disorientation,   unresponsiveness to normal stimuli, and anosognosia.

    Additionally, symptoms such as “inability to think on higher conceptual levels,” “Impairment of inner reality and ethical controls,” “concrete and impoverished” “ideation,” “a tendency to confabulate,” fragmentation, disconnection from reality, etc., are often conspicuous. Reference James C. Coleman, Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life, supra pp. 460-461. Symptoms can also include "Impairment of learning, comprehension, and judgment—with ideation tending to be concrete and impoverished—and with inability to think on higher conceptual levels and to plan.” The mental "inability . . . to plan" can typically lead to crises, forcing last minute panic-style efforts to deal with such politicians-created crises.

    Moreover, when politicians' “ideation” is “concrete and impoverished,” showing "inability to think on higher conceptual levels," they then “do not respond to and are not motivated by normal stimuli” such as abstract concepts and principles, but passively behave “like cattle, sitting around until someone tells them what to do next,” e.g., by providing specific concrete examples such as arise when some problem receives widespread media coverage, reference Lyle Tussing, Ph.D., Psychology for Better Living, 5th edition (New York: John Wiley, 1959), pp. 361-2.

    Under politician misrule, the whole creation groans, Romans 8:22.

    What is the outcome for mankind that politicians will cause by their defiance of these Bible commands and principles? Answer: the killing of all of mankind.   Jeremiah 25:33,   Revelation 6:8 (25% leaving 75% left),   Revelation 9:15 (33% leaving 42% left),   Revelation 9:18 (33% leaving 9% left), and Matthew 24:22 (the remaining 9% -- except divine intervention stops them before politicians can commit this yet additional killing spree against the 9% remainder of humanity).

    Politician rule will be ended by the return of Christ, and His overthrowing them, Revelation 19:11-21;   Joel 2:1-11;   Zechariah 14:1-3, 9, and 12. The governments of this world will become His, Daniel 2:44 and Revelation 11:15

    The result of ousting politician misrule will be "fullness of joy and pleasures evermore." Psalm 16:11.