Father Len reveals the origin of The Satan and why The Satan constantly misrepresents the words of God and tempts us to sin.
Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom
- Father Len Introduces “The Great Chain of Being,” the theory that describes the hierarchy of creation and reveals that heaven is populated by more than human beings.
- God created human beings to rule the earth and care for creation.
- When God created humanity, God charged the Angels he created with the responsibility to guide humanity.
- “The Satan” is a title given to angels who continue to worship God, but defy God and refuse to serve inferior humans.
- The word Satan means accuser.
- The Satan is bent on misguiding and destroying humanity.
- Father Len tells the Garden of Eden story to illustrate how The Satan induced Adam and Eve to commit humanity’s original sin.
- Following the sin of Adam and Eve, a recurring prophecy began predicting that a child of a woman would someday become “the snake crusher” to destroy evil and the Satan. That child turned out to be Jesus.
- Father Len tells the story of King Nebuchadnezzar from the Bible Book of Daniel to illustrate the sin of pride and how the Satan is always trying to decrease our humanity.
- “The Lord of the Rings” by R.R. Tolkien
- The Satan, “the accuser,” is constantly pointing out our faults will trying to divide humanity and make us less human.
- Father Len relates the story of Job who actually becomes more human and a better human through suffering inflicted by the Satan.
- The Satan frequently tempts us to embrace evil in order to acquire power, glory, and the kingdom.
- We can’t blame the Satan or the devil for succumbing to evil and becoming less human. We always have a choice.
- Evil is present in the world, but a true human being is able to say no to it.