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Re: FREE WILL AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL
By: John Paul Jones
At: 2004
To: Whomsoever
"He does not willingly bring grief or suffering upon the children of men." -- Lamenations 3:33

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To deny the reality of free will, as the Bohemians, Lutherans, Calvinists do, logically implies that evil is necessary as part of God's will, because, in that case, every choice that any created being makes is ultimately God's will manifesting through a created being. After all, in that case, there is no other will that can act contrary to God's will, so that every evil choice of any created being must ultimately be attributed to God.

But to claim, on the other hand, as the Freemasons do, that free will exists, that evil must likewise exist because free will is impossible without it, likewise implies that the existence of evil is God's will, because, in that case, evil was supposedly created by God so that created beings could freely choose between good and evil. (This is not to make the un-scriputral suggestion that God did not create evil, nor to suggest that God did not will to do so, but rather, it is to suggest that God did so reluctantly, because, as Lamentaitons 3:33 states, "He does not willingly bring grief or suffering on the children of men", but only as a necessary response to the evil choices of humans, who were given free will, i.e., the power to act contrary to God's will as autonomous and independent beings.)

From a Christian perspective, the Masonic view that evil is neeeful for free choice fails to explain how created beings could be free prior to the fall, or how they can remain free after the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, when He will "destroy the works of the devil", i.e., all evil.

If evil is a necessary condition of free choice, how did God freely choose to create the world, or how could His creatures freely choose evil in the pre-fallen world devoid of evil?

In either case, then, evil is made to appear needful, necessary, and part of God's will. Evil is seen as relative to good, necessary for good, so that evil is justified and seen as something desireable, not something that should be utterly opposed and rooted out. Thus, although these two seemingly opposite views differ in that one denies free will, whereas the other view, that of the Kabbalist Freemasons, affirms the reality of free will, both are essencially occult dogmas because they logically imply that God is both good and evil, and that is a kabbalist, not a Christian, view of God. For in either case, God not only created evil, but the evil that He created did not arise contrary to His will, but rather because He pre-ordained, predestined, and purposed it, perhaps due to the "secret council of God", as Calvin put it, or because evil is a necessary cause of free will, as the Kabbalists have it.

According to the Calivinist and Bohemian view, which is also the Muslim view of God, the Devil is God's hit man, demons are God's errand boys, and no created being, whether demon or human, can act contrary to God's sovereign will any more than a puppet can act independently of the puppet master. Thus evil can only be seen as God's good will. It makes no more sense to blame created beings for evil, in that case, that it would to blame a puppet for knocking down a glass of milk; the puppet's master is the one pulling the strings. It's that simple, despite the attempts by Calvinists to mystify and befuddle the issue and obscure the obvious.

Likewise, according to the seemingly opposite view, that of the Freemasons and Kabbalists, evil is necessary because God wills that humans have freedom to choose between good and evil, where the spurious assumption, which has no Biblical basis, or at least none that I can see, remains, as always, that created beings cannot enjoy free will in the abscence of evil. Are we to believe, then, that when Jesus destroys all evil, free will will cease to exist? Are we to think that prior to the fall created beings were not free? If not, then how can created beings be blamed for the fall?

To give evil a purpose, to make senseless suffering seem sensible, is in fact to deny the reality of evil, and if so, then insofar as these two views both purport to give purpose to evil, they are at root identical in that they in fact try to justify the unjustifiable, giving Satan, who is both the personification of evil and a very real spirit of evil which rules this world for a time, merit and meaning, purpose and praise as one who ultimately helps God achieve His aims.

Therefore, we conclude that predestinarian Protestantism and Freemasonry are opposite sides of the same occult coin; namely, the desire of Satan to exhault himself as heroic, while making it appear as if it's only God's bedevilment and mans that would make the poor Devil God's scapegoat, when in fact, according to Kabbalist dualism, God is ultimately and soley blameworthy for the existence of evil because He not only planed, purposed, and pre-ordained it, but He did so willingly because, to paraphrase French Freemason Eliphas Levi, "the Devil is God working evil", or, to paraphrase Freemason Lomas, "the Devil is God on a bad day", or to parahprase Rabbi Dennis, author of "Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism", "evil is God's throne."

Of course, Calivnists are loathe draw out or acknowledge the logical implications of their slave-will dogma, and they may be sincere in their disavowals of any blasphemous view of God, but it's quite possible, and in fact quite common, for people to sincerely assert beliefs that contradict other beliefs that they sincerely hold. In fact, Freemasonry's claim that we have free will contradicts their astrological prognostications, since if our fate is written in the stars, presumably our "free will" is illusory. Thus in the same sense that they might speak of evil, as though it's existence is undoubted, then turn around and tell us that evil is illusory, they may be speaking of free will in a same way.

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SOURCES: * Adler, M. () Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes * Bernard, Saint of Clairvaux () On Grace & Free Will * Hodapp, Christopher () Freemasonry for Dummies * Luther, Martin () Bondage of the Will * Pike, Albert () Morals and Dogma * Schroeder () The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent

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"...the appearance that evil has an independent existence is illusionary and all that appears 'evil' from a human perspective is in fact truly subordinate to God, serving God's purpose in some inscrutable way. Thus in most forms of Jewish mysticism, evil is part of Creation, a byproduct from the 'other side', or Sitra Achra, of the divine emanation. 'Evil is the chair for good,' as the Baal Shem Tov put it, and suffering, misfortune, and sin are necessary part of existence. Even evil entities, such as demons, are really subject to, and agents of, God's purpose. Thus Chasidic teaching emphasizes that there is no absolute evil. It is common for mystics to call demons 'destructive angels' to emphasize that they remain obedient to God in some sense. For this reason, one can read in Jewish literature of demons studying Torah, adhereing to Jewish law, and even helping pious Sages. It is based on this also that a few Kabbalistic authorities say it is permitted to summon demons in order to have them perform benificent services for humanity." Rabbi G. W. Dennis, "The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism, page 85.

"The Sefer Zohar said that Kabbalah illuminates dualism, the idea that Good and Evil are locked in mortal combat throughout the universe, and it called this supernatural, evil force the Sitra Ahra ('the other side'). Don't think that George Lucas hadn't read a little Kabbalah before making Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi opposite sides of the Force. But the Sitra Ahra exists not to fight God; it was created by God to give man the free will to choose between good and evil." (Freemasons for Dummies, Christopher Hodapp, 32nd Degree Post Master, Knight Templar, page 167)

"Let me tell you, therefore-- and let this sink deep into your mind -- I hold that a solemn and vital truth, of eternal consequences, is at stake in this discussion; one so crucial and fundamental that it ought to be maintained and defended even at the cost of life, though as a result the whole world should be, not just thrown into turmoil and uproar, but shattered in chaos and reduced to nothingness." Martin Luther, "Bondage of the Human Will", p. 90, writing about his dogma of the slave-will

"If anyone says that after the sin of Adam man's free will was lost and destroyed, or that it is a thing only in name without a reality, a fiction introduced into the Church by Satan, let him be anathema." -- The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, page 43, TAN Books and Publishers, Inc.

"Let me tell you, therefore-- and let this sink deep into your mind -- I hold that a solemn and vital truth, of eternal consequences, is at stake in this discussion; one so crucial and fundamental that it ought to be maintained and defended even at the cost of life, though as a result the whole world should be, not just thrown into turmoil and uproar, but shattered in chaos and reduced to nothingness." Martin Luther, "Bondage of the Human Will", p. 90, writing about the dogma of the slave-will

Lastly, consider that the inverted pentagram of the satanic religion, which is said to represent the god of lust, but also the god of fate insofar as astrology is based on the premise that the stars control our destiny, logically implies the same fatalism or predestinarianism, alibiet in different ways and with different reasons, as that which is held by the Calvinists and Qabalists, Behaviourists and Babtists, Lutherans and Luciferians, Presbyterians and predestinarian Muslims, not to mention Zionist Judaizers, who mix "race with grace", teaching that the Jews gain salvattion neither by faith nor by works but by genetically determined Divine fiat, thus making God's will resemble the tyrant-will of Zeus more than the just and loving will of Jesus Christ, who died for "whomsoever". The open arms of the cross symbolize the openess of God to embrace "whomsoever" will choose to accept the gracious gift of salvation through Jesus Christ; the hexagram's crossed arms, if we use the ideology of the Zionists as indicator, signifies the closed arms of elitist predestinarianism.

Thus, despite the very real differences in doctrine between these varied faiths, they share an important doctrine, one that's fundamental insfosar as it changes one's basic view of God and man; namely, strict predestinarianism--a theory that's not uncommon, yet certainly not catholic (universal), nor Catholic (Roman Catholic), but one that's well signified by what might be considered the universal symbol of Satan, the inverted pentagram, which is known to signify, among many other things, the god of the Kabbalah and the god of this world, but also, the bondage of the human will, the net cast by the stars, so to speak, to trap mortals in the web of "outrageous fortune" or eternal doom. If this analysis is correct, there is no better symbol to truly represent the essence of our Protestant, Freemasonic, and Judaic nation than the inverted pentagram that can be seen in the street structure of Washington, DC.

Despite significant differences of doctrine between these groups, despite their differing opinions even on the issue at hand, and despite the fact that there are elements within each that reject the theory of the slave-will, even so, in general, they share an underlying assumption, one that's all the more powerful insofar as it remains an unspoken and unconscious undercurrent of unbelief. It is no doubt true to say that insofar as we are all confused at times, more or less, each of us holding beliefs that are logically contradictory, we can, in that case, as often we must as a matter of practical necessity, choose which conflicting conviction will be our guide, so the question is not so much if we believe or disbelieve, but rather which of two conflicting opinions we will choose as our guiding star, so to speak, and arguably, the Protestants, Judeo-Freemasons, and Kabbalists have chosen the same Star of Fate, the star of Remphan, which is also the Eastern Star of Freemasonry--a symbolical synonym of Solomon's Seal, and no better emblem can be found to represent the double-mindedness of Christians who adhere to the slave-will dogma.



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