God made several races of men which is the reason why the bones of “Neanderthal” man and other types of humans have been found that were buried in Noah’s flood.
Here is the verse describing the creation of mankind’s races:
” And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26-28
One of those men, the guy over “creeping things,” was very subtle and he got filled with the devil and decided to climb the mountain of Eden where he entered into the garden, tempted and raped Eve, and thereby fathered Cain. Called “the serpent” he was cursed to crawl as a cripple – and his original wife probably later became his son Cain’s wife (Genesis 4:17).
The creation of Adam was different, he was made as a living soul to remain in a garden paradise in fellowship with God – the priest for planet earth where the races of mankind could go to worship and receive from him of the tree of eternal life:
” And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.” Genesis 2:7-8.
As the story progresses, Adam gets kicked out of the garden, Cain kills Adam’s son Abel, and the four remaining “sons of God” reign as “gods” over the earth, oppressing the poor and needy, and taking to themselves harems from all the beautiful women born to the “daughters of men” – i.e., from their own descendants.
Things get so wicked that God regrets making these men, but he doesn’t regret making Adam or the animals, and so he saves Adam’s line through Noah and the ark. Meanwhile, God had originally endowed and blessed those other men with with various qualities of greatness and dominion which are properties that must be retrieved and redeemed. That is accomplished by killing all the men and thereby women inherit the dominion and blessings that belonged to those men – which women are Noah’s wife and his son’s three wives.
Simultaneously, the curse of the serpent seed (Genesis 3:15) and the curse of Ham’s blackness (Genesis 4:15) must continue past the flood for their ultimate prophetic fulfilment. This is also accomplished by a woman – Ham’s mother Naamah, the sister of Tubal-cain (Genesis 4:22) – she passes onto Ham the attributes of survival, curse, violence, and sex perversion – a destiny which he quickly fulfils by disgracing his father’s nakedness (Gen. 9:22), getting additional curses (Genesis 9:25-27), and becoming the grandfather of the first tyrant, Nimrod (Genesis 10:9-10).
So this is how the variation in human races came to exist. God made the various racial types originally good and blessed. But due to wickedness, only the male line of Adam was allowed to continue, and the rest were destroyed. However, women survived the flood as the wives of Noah’s sons and they retained the original variation.
Jesus Christ would be the seventh “son of God” in the series, yet he is singularly the “only begotten son of God” – and because all the sons of men have sinned and thereby forfeited all rights to the dominion and blessings of our original creation, Christ alone, again through a woman – the virgin Mary – inherits humanly everything that mankind lost – and this coupled with being the true Son of God inheriting even more by way of blessing and power, namely all power and blessing. Thus we who are born-again in him translate out of our prior creation in the old flesh as sons of Adam and receive new immortal bodies after the likeness of the resurrected Christ.
The so-called “Young Earth Creationists” do not understand any of this because they reject the King James Bible, always correcting it whenever and wherever it contradicts their nutty theories. They are pagan and agree with the philosophers in supposing that Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 describe the same event, a creation that began with chaos. They are also anti-science since it is obvious that various human races exist in the fossil record and that there is much more to the distinction between human races than something as simplistic as mere skin-tone. They are also pro-evolution in that they theorize that variation of human beings expands out from a single original instead of believing what the Bible says, namely that things reproduce after their kind.
The word “possess” coupled with “with” or “of” means to have the possession of something:
Using a house as an example, we don’t say that rats, bees, or termites “have the house” but rather that the house “has them“. We say that a house is “infested with termites” or that it “has bees” etc. They are unwanted pests, but the house “has them” nevertheless. The house possesses something – something that is unwanted.
So it is with devils, like an infestation, they are lodged inside the person so it is the person who possesses them, even if they are unwanted. So the correct expression is to say that a person is “possessed with devils” or “possessed of devils.” The man has one or more devils inside him, not the other way around. Therefore it is incorrect to say a person is “possessed by devils” or “demon possessed” because the devils are lodging inside him, he isn’t lodging inside of a devil or even owned by the devil. The man possesses something – something that is unwanted.
Luke 8:36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
Mark 5:18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
Mark 5:16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
Mark 1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
Matthew 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
Matthew 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
Matthew 8:33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
Matthew 8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
Matthew 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
Acts 8:7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
The devils are unclean spirits, sometimes described as aliments or emotions, sometimes described as resembling flies, frogs, or birds, and they all emanate from one collective unclean spirit issuing from that fallen fifth cherub, the great dragon, Satan. The devils of human possession are not necessarily the same thing as the devil’s (fallen) angels, that hierarchy of heavenly beings allied with Satan, although those beings too are controlled by Satan and therefore also called devils (or “demons” from the Greek). Since Satan is a seven-headed dragon the unclean spirits/devils he spawns are diverse and not in harmony with each other. People who possess unclean spirits seem to lose their personality to the devil which controls and torments them. Surprisingly even children were brought to Christ that were possessed with unclean spirits, and he healed them.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Acts 5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Luke 9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
Luke 8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
Luke 6:18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
Luke 4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
Luke 4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
Mark 7:25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
Mark 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
Mark 5:13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
Mark 5:8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
Mark 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
Mark 1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
Mark 1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
Mark 1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
People are not easily rid of unclean spirits. It takes the spoken command in the power and authority of the name of Jesus Christ, and sometimes that accompanied with prayer and fasting. Once the unclean spirit is removed, it is important that the person actually get saved and live right, otherwise even more devils may return:
” When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” Matthew 12:43-45 (Luke 11:24-26).
Although it is commonly believed that Christians cannot be possessed with devils since our souls are saved, nevertheless the scriptures do indicate that believers living in unrepentant sin may be attacked in their flesh by the devil, thereby leading to an early death, in order that we might be taken out of this life and still be saved eternally:
” In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 5:4-5.
Therefore it is chiefly by the lusts of the flesh that the devil would hinder and destroy Christians, and so by living right and getting victory over these carnal impulses by the power of the Holy Spirit we enjoy life:
” Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” Romans 8:12-13
” And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” Galatians 5:24-26
” Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” Ephesians 2:3
The lusts of the flesh are many:
” That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:” 1 Peter 4:2-3
” Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21
In Christ Jesus, who died for our sins and rose again granting us forgiveness and eternal life, we have victory over condemnation to hell, victory over the devil, victory over the flesh, victory over the world, and victory over death.
” He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8
” O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
” Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39.
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” Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:8
” For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” 2 John 1:7
” For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 2:17
” For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” John 5:46-47
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In Joshua chapter 22, two and a half tribes of Israel returned to the pasture lands on other side of the Jordan river that they had desired for their inheritance after Joshua blessed them and committed them to the Lord (v. 5-6). However word got back to the other ten tribes that these men had raised up on their border by the banks of Jordan a great altar (v. 10). The men of Israel were incensed at the apparent apostasy and were stirred up to go destroy them (v. 12). They sent a delegation to discuss the matter who asked these tribes to return to the land of the Lord’s tabernacle and to not rebel against the Lord because their rebellion would trigger God’s wrath against their entire congregation as had happened before (v. 16-20). The men of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh explained to the delegation that they had been misunderstood:
” The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,) That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let the LORD himself require it; And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel? For the LORD hath made Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no part in the LORD: so shall your children make our children cease from fearing the LORD. Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice: But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our generations after us, that we might do the service of the LORD before him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings; that your children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no part in the LORD. Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they should so say to us or to our generations in time to come, that we may say again, Behold the pattern of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made, not for burnt offerings, nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness between us and you. God forbid that we should rebel against the LORD, and turn this day from following the LORD, to build an altar for burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar of the LORD our God that is before his tabernacle.” Josh 22:22-29
The purpose of their altar was only to be a symbolic memorial as a witness – it was not dedicated for actual sacrifices or offerings – which things the men acknowledged would be a sin against God because there existed only one true location for sacrifices at the Lord’s tabernacle that Moses had designated.
Christ’s death on the cross is the one literal sacrifice that he did once forever and it is never to be repeated (Hebrews chs. 7, 10). Our communion service is only a symbolic memorial, it is NOT a place to “re-present” (present anew), but a place to “remember”.
The only “sacrifices” and “offerings” we offer are spiritual ones (1 Peter 2:5). Examples are giving praise while under persecution (Hebrews 13:15), contributing from our limited resources to the Lord’s work (Heb. 13:16; Philippians 4:18), and serving God with our bodies by refraining from sin (Rom. 12:1).
The commandment in the Law explained that offering sacrifices in wrong locations was to offer them to devils:
” And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations. And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice, And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.” Lev 17:7-9
If the journey to the designated location was too far, they were to convert their offerings to money and bring that to the proper location:
” And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always. And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:” Deut 14:23-25
So the New Testament is clear that when Christians offer literal sacrifices they are engaged in fellowship with devils:
” But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” 1Cor 10:20-21
” But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.” Rev 2:14
” Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” Rev 2:20
The altar in Gilead was erected only as a well-intentioned memorial upon which any offerings or sacrifices were prohibited. Likewise the communion table is a place of remembrance only and not of sacrifice. Jesus Christ’s sacrifice is effective once forever and there it is never to be repeated. The only offerings and sacrifices that Christians are authorized to offer back to God are those spiritual ones of thanksgiving and service.