<blockquote>\u201cNow the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.\u201d\r\n\r\n- 1 Timothy 4:1\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\u201cStand up for what you believe in, even if it means you stand alone. Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes. Never regret doing the right thing no matter what the cost may be. Don\u2019t shrink away from standing and speaking or doing for fear of the repercussions or personal price. It takes a strong person to turn the other cheek, to not look the other way, to not just simply walk away.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Michael Jackson<\/blockquote>\r\nThose who do not believe in God will likely discard the information in this video immediately, and that is alright. Our objective is not to make believers out of our audience. Those who open their hearts and minds will find what they are looking for and do not need to be convinced by videos from this project.\r\n\r\nBut what many fans who are not open to any biblical discussion often ignore is Michael\u2019s own faith, and it is well documented that he was a strong believer in God, Jesus, and the Bible. More so, his lyrics are filled with biblical references and his faith is strongly present throughout his work. In order to try and understand his work, we must include his beliefs in our investigation, despite of the personal beliefs of some of our viewers. So even if you do not believe in God, we ask you to consider the information and try to put yourself in Michael\u2019s shoes and view the world from a biblical perspective.\r\n\r\nIn our journey to find the truth behind the symbolism and lyrics in Michael\u2019s work, we started in part one of the series with our current situation. Not only because everyone can easily identify with our current situation, but also in an attempt to open people\u2019s eyes before it\u2019s too late. If you have not watched part one yet, we advise you to do so before continuing with this video.\r\n\r\nBut to show how we arrived at this dire point in time, we need to go all the way back to the very beginning of time and travel through history as we try to unravel the message hidden in Michael\u2019s work.\r\n\r\nThis video will not be an in-depth Bible study because -as you will understand- that would be impossible to do in such a short period of time. Taken just at face value, the Bible would take years to go through, let alone if you go deeper into the many layers it has. The Bible holds such a vast amount of information that lengthy videos can be made about a single verse. That is why in this video, we will only focus on one of the Bible\u2019s main protagonists; Satan. Who is he, what is his goal and how does he attempt to accomplish his goal? And although many will question what any of this has to do with Michael Jackson, we intend to make that more and more evident with every video we publish, so please bear with us.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<strong>ORIGINAL SIN<\/strong>\r\n\r\nIn the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and all was good. But that did not last long because as we all know, history is filled with corruption, war, death, deceit, and the never-ending secret war for world domination. The starting point for this war can be found in the Old Testament, with Satan\u2019s declaration of independence from God.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cI will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Isaiah 14:13<\/blockquote>\r\nSatan was created beautiful and good. So, what then caused Satan to be cast from Heaven? He fell because of pride that originated from his desire to be God instead of a servant of God. He became extremely jealous of God and blasphemed against God. He desired to rule the universe.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cYou were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there, you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked in the midst of the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you,\u201d\r\n\r\n- Ezekiel 25:14\u201315<\/blockquote>\r\nSatan increased his influence by tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which God told them not to eat from because they would surely die. But Satan deceived Eve and told her she would not surely die and that when she would eat of the tree, her eyes would be opened, and she would be like the gods, knowing both good and evil. Deceived by Satan, Eve ate from the tree and gave some to Adam, who also ate.\r\n\r\nAs a result of Satan\u2019s deceit, God cursed him:\r\n<blockquote>\u201cI will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel\u201d.\r\n\r\n- Genesis 3:15<\/blockquote>\r\nThere were also consequences for humanity because of Adam and Eve\u2019s rebellion. God told Eve he would multiply her sorrow and conception, that in sorrow she would bring forth children and that her husband would rule over her. To Adam He said that because he had listened to his wife instead of God, He would curse the ground and in sorrow he would eat all the days of his life. God then banished them from the Garden of Eden and posted an angelic guard so they could not eat from the tree of life, making them susceptible to death. With one bite, Adam and Eve brought death, pain, sorrow and evil into the world. The secret war between good and evil had started. Satan became God\u2019s adversary who set out to thwart His plan and believed he could dethrone God so he could become god himself and be worshiped by God\u2019s creation.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<strong>THE GREAT FLOOD<\/strong>\r\n\r\nSatan took a third of the angels with him in his fall and acts as leader of these fallen angels. These demons, existing in the invisible spirit realm yet affecting our physical world, rebelled against God, but are ultimately under God\u2019s control. According to Genesis, these rebellious angels had children with mortal women. Their offspring were called \u2018The Nephilim\u2019 or -as the King James Version calls them- \u2018Giants\u2019.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cThere were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Genesis 6:4<\/blockquote>\r\nThe average churchgoer or casual Christian is under the general impression that the term "sons of God" in the Bible refer to human beings and is not aware of the real meaning behind this specific term. The exact term "the Sons of God" appears in the Bible about five or six times, and in every single instance, it is in reference to angelic beings. These passages are worth mentioning to give credence to the fact that with the first reference to the \u201cSons of God\u201d in Genesis 6, fallen angels are meant rather than mere mortal men.\r\n\r\nThe second and third references to \u201cThe Sons of God\u201d are in chapters 1 and 2 of the book of Job. They are in the context of God in the heaven assembly with the angels and are more or less the same;\r\n<blockquote>\u201cNow there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Job 1:6\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAgain there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.\r\n\r\n- Job 2:1<\/blockquote>\r\nThe fourth is in Job 38, where God challenges Job and asks him where he was when God was creating the Earth, suggesting that the \u201csons of God\u201d were there during the Creation.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cWhereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?\u201d\r\n\r\n- Job 38:6-7<\/blockquote>\r\nThe fifth reference is in Daniel 3:25, after king Nebuchadnezzar throws Shadrach, Meshach and Abendnego in the furnace and they come back out alive, and one of the guards says;\r\n<blockquote>\u201cHe answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.\u201d.\r\n\r\n- Daniel 3:25<\/blockquote>\r\nAnd the sixth reference we find in Romans 8;\r\n<blockquote>\u201cFor I reckon that the suffering of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God\u201d.\r\n\r\n- Romans 8:18-19<\/blockquote>\r\nGenesis six then goes on to explain how eventually the earth was increasingly corrupt and filled with violence. God saw that the wickedness of man was so great, and that their hearts had turned so evil, that God regretted making man and said He would destroy both man, beast, creeping thing, and the fowls of the air from the face of the earth. But God saved a man called Noah and his family from the coming destruction by instructing Noah to make a big ship where he and his family would be safe during the worldwide flood. God chose Noah because he was a just man and perfect in his generations. Many biblical scholars believe that this meant that Noah\u2019s bloodline was not corrupted with that of the fallen angels.\r\n\r\nAfter the ark was finished, something that likely took years, God warned Noah seven days before the flood to enter the ark. God also instructed Noah to bring animals into the ark, two of every sort after their kind, male and female, but seven of every fowl of the air and every clean beast, and enough food to keep them alive and repopulate the earth after the water had disappeared. After seven days the great deep broke apart and the heavens were opened, and it rained for forty days and forty nights. But the water covered the peak of the highest mountain by over 20 feet for a total of 150 days and Noah was on the ark for at least 364 days up to 377 days, depending on who you ask, and which calendar they used to calculate the number of days.\r\n\r\nAnd when the earth had dried, Noah, his wife and his sons with their wives left the ark, along with the animals. And Noah built an altar for God and offered some of the clean animals to God on the altar. And when God smelled the offerings, He made a covenant with Noah and all generations to come.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cI will not again curse the ground any more for man\u2019s sake; for the imagination of man\u2019s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Genesis 8:21-22<\/blockquote>\r\nThe flood happened well over 4,000 years ago, a little more than 1,650 years after the creation and as fantastical as it may sound, evidence in support of this worldwide flood is still being found today. From trees which are found petrified and upright throughout multiple sedimentary layers to large amounts of marine fossils which have been found on top of Mount Everest. But what may turn out to be the biggest piece of evidence to date is the 1959 discovery of a ship-shaped site in eastern Turkey by Captain Ilhan Durupinar, an expert cartographer. The first scientific research of the formation was performed in 1985, with researchers concluding that ''it is highly likely that the formation underground is a ship."\r\n\r\nMore recently 3D scans of the formation were created by computer engineer and archaeologist Andrew Jones, as well as geophysicist John Larsen, in a bid to study the strange object. Jones and Larsen shared their discoveries with long-time ark hunter Cem Sertesen.\r\n\r\n"It's a ship, but it's too early to be called Noah's Ark," Sertesen said.\r\n\r\nAnd although it has yet to be proven that this is indeed Noah\u2019s ark, what we do know is that the location, details, and measurements of the ship match the biblical account. Moreover, the ship-like formation is over fifty miles from the nearest body of water, which would make it highly unlikely for any other random ship to be found at that location.\r\n\r\nThe story of a great, worldwide flood can be found in numerous historical accounts from civilizations around the globe, as we will see later in the series and it is an incredible marker to recognize characters and events in historical and mythological accounts where details and names were changed. Because after all, Satan is a master of disguise.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<strong>HISTORY\u2019S MOST NOTORIOUS LIAR<\/strong>\r\n\r\nSatan is devious and will utilize a variety of methods against people to lure them in. He is a liar by nature and will try his hardest to deceive mankind because he is not only jealous of God, but also of the creation God has made in His own image. He will come to us when we are weak and strives to entice us to sin.\r\n\r\nTo understand how Satan operates, you must see him for what he really is: a highly intelligent criminal who has had thousands of years to perfect his craft. Just as a criminal uses many aliases, Satan has many names. Most know him as the Dragon, the Serpent, the Devil, the Tempter, the Murderer, the Father of Lies, The Prince of Darkness, The Wicked One, the Adversary, God of this World or the Evil One, amongst many others. These names help us understand his characteristics, objectives, and schemes.\r\n\r\nBut his most infamous name is Lucifer, meaning "the morning star", or "light-bringer". The word Lucifer is only found once in the Bible, in Isaiah 14:12, but only in the King James and related versions: \u201cHow art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! . . .\u201d In the Hebrew Bible we find: \u201cO morning-star, son of the dawn!\u201d. The King James Version is based on the Vulgate, the Latin translation of Jerome. Jerome translated the Hebrew \u201chelel\u201d (meaning bright or brilliant one) as \u201clucifer,\u201d which was a reasonable Latin equivalent. And yet it is this name Lucifer, the bright one or light bearer, that became Satan\u2019s most recognized name. In classical mythology, Lucifer was the name of the planet Venus, though it was often personified as a male figure bearing a torch, or a \u2018light-bringer\u2019. Venus has been called the morning star by many writers and poets throughout history.\r\n\r\nSatan is by no means a fool and should never be underestimated. While popular imagery of his deceit of Eve shows Eve talking to a snake, it does not necessarily mean that Eve spoke with a literal snake. She surely would have been alarmed to see a talking snake and because God had given man dominion over all animals, she would almost certainly not have taken instructions from an ordinary animal. It is believed by more conservative Bible scholars that \u201cthe serpent\u201d is more of a title for Satan and not the actual shape he assumed. This is supported by the fact that God curses the serpent, saying: \u201cupon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life\u201d. God had already created \u201ccreeping things\u201d that crawled on their bellies, and he called them \u201cgood\u201d and literal snakes do not eat dust, which implies that both the title \u2018Serpent\u2019 and God\u2019s curse might have a symbolic rather than a literal meaning. Moreover, in Revelation 12, the last book of the Bible, Satan is referred to as a \u201cgreat red dragon with seven heads and ten horns\u201d. This is a far greater and more powerful reptile than the serpent, which is also clearly meant to be a symbolic title to show how Satan\u2019s power at the end of the battle has become much greater than his power in the beginning.\r\n\r\nThe Hebrew word that is used in Genesis 3 for serpent, is \u201cnachash\u201d (Strong's H5175). Although the word itself means snake, the primitive root for this word, \u201cnachash\u201d (Strong's H5172), means \u201cenchanter\u201d. Ezekiel 28 teaches that Satan was created incredibly beautiful. We also read that the serpent specifically enchants Eve instead of Adam. This makes it more likely that Satan presented himself to Eve as an incredibly beautiful angelic being rather than a literal snake. Satan knew that he would be able to enchant Eve into eating the fruit, and that Adam could not resist the charms of his wife. Satan was obviously very aware of two major human flaws that he would use throughout the ages: lust and the desire for power.\r\n\r\nWhen God asks them why they ate of the tree, Eve blames the serpent, while Adam blames his wife first and then God for giving him this wife. Apparently, not taking responsibility for our own actions is nothing new under the sun.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<strong>THE ART OF DECEIT<\/strong>\r\n\r\nSatan will try to reach his goal by any means necessary and will deceive anyone, including those who worship him. The false promise he made to Eve that they would be like gods and would not surely die is the same false promise he makes today to those who choose to sell their souls and worship the devil.\r\n\r\nWhile Satan is often caricatured as an ugly, red-horned, trident-raising cartoon villain, nothing can be further from the truth. It is part of his deceit because it is exactly why people question his existence today. While his corrupted soul may be dark as the night, Satan was made perfect by God, and can transform himself into\r\nan angel of light. He is the prototype of duality. And being a celestial being, he can take on many forms.\r\n<blockquote>And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.\r\n\r\n- 2 Corinthians 11:14<\/blockquote>\r\nThe popular image of Jesus is also part of Satan\u2019s deceit. Look at any type of iconography and you will see a fair skinned, handsome Jesus with long hair and blue eyes. While that alone is nonsensical since Jesus was born in the Middle East and not in Sweden, the Bible teaches quite the opposite and claims in Isaiah 53 that Jesus \u201chath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.\u201d That does not necessarily mean that Jesus was ugly, but he surely was not enchanting anyone with his physical beauty. This was by design; God knew his creation well and was very much aware that humans are easily enchanted by beauty. God did not want people to follow simply because Jesus was so easy on the eyes, he wanted people to believe in His message.\r\n\r\nSatan\u2019s modus operandi is to portray himself as divine, twist the truth and teach the exact opposite of what God teaches, designed with our weaknesses in mind.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<strong>SATAN\u2019S ARGUMENT<\/strong>\r\n\r\nFor Satan\u2019s argument to rebel against God, we need to take a closer look at the Book of Job, where we can read conversations between God and Satan. Satan accuses God of buying people off in return for their loyalty and righteousness and that even Job, a man who was perfect and upright in the eyes of God, would fall into sin once his bliss was taken away. Satan\u2019s goal was to show that God does not know how to run the universe. In fact, Satan believes that he can do a better job.\r\n\r\nTo demonstrate his point, Satan asks God for permission to hurt Job and God gives Satan the power to kill Job\u2019s livestock and children but informs him not to hurt Job himself. Satan kills Job\u2019s cattle and children, but despite this terrible loss, Job does not sin and does not blame God. Satan, likely irritated, goes back to God and says that surely when he would be allowed to hurt Job physically, Job would fall into sin. Having great faith in the righteousness of Job, God grants Satan permission to hurt Job, but spare his life. Satan then strikes Job with sore boils from top to bottom, leaving him in immense pain and sorrow.\r\n\r\nWhen Job\u2019s wife sees how much he suffers, she questions why he still retains his integrity and why he is not cursing God. But Job calls her foolish and says: \u201cWhat? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?\u201d.\r\n\r\nIn the discourse that follows between Job and his three friends, Job does not curse God. But Job does complain because he does not understand why he must endure this darkness that has fallen upon him. He curses his birth, his day, his three counsellors, his festering sores, and even the ash-heap he sits upon.\r\n\r\nHe says God is targeting him without reason. He blatantly challenges God to come down and explain what is going on, and then complains when God does not take his orders. It is only after God reveals Himself, that Job repents. But not because he sinned, despite what his three counselors might have suggested, but because of his ignorance.\r\n\r\nBut why would God allow such sorrow to be afflicted on an innocent man? After all, Job did not sin. But Job's affliction exposed Job\u2019s true sinful nature and the pain revealed his true character. Job might have been \u201cperfect and upright\u201d in how he observed God\u2019s law, he was neglecting the spirit of the law and was full of arrogance and pride. Job\u2019s problem was not what he had done, but what he was: self-righteous.\r\n\r\n\u201cFor every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted\u201d. - Luke 18:14\r\nJob\u2019s sorrow proved his integrity, in that he did not serve God solely for personal gain as Satan had suggested, nor did he curse God or did he sin. But his complaints during his suffering showed his inner corruption and God gave Job a lesson in humility. God restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before and blessed the latter part of Job\u2019s life more than the former part. Although Job\u2019s nature was sinful, his integrity remained intact and God\u2019s confidence in him was justified.\r\n\r\nThe Book of Job exposes Satan\u2019s false claim of divinity. Although he has certain supernatural powers being a celestial being, he still needs to go to God to ask for permission to use them. It also shows that, when disaster struck, Job was at liberty to dialogue candidly with God and have a straightforward and honest discourse with Him. And that despite what sorrow and pain we might face in life, it is possible for us humans to remain without sin. Satan\u2019s claim that God buys people off in return for their loyalty was proven false by Job. But despite that, we know Satan never conceded defeat.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<strong>THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST<\/strong>\r\n<blockquote>For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.\r\n\r\n- 1 John 2:16<\/blockquote>\r\nAfter being baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus was tempted by the devil after fasting for 40 days and nights in the Judaean Desert. From the holy experience of blessing at the Jordan River, Jesus was led by the Spirit of God into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Satan picks up immediately on the fact that Jesus was famished because He had not eaten for forty days.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cIf thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Matthew 4:3<\/blockquote>\r\nSatan dared Jesus to prove that He is the Son of God through a miracle. He wanted Jesus to use His divine powers to make bread from stones to meet His own desires. After all, Jesus was done fasting, and He had the power to do what Satan had suggested. But Jesus refused.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cMan shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Matthew 4:4<\/blockquote>\r\nInstead of debating Satan, Jesus instantly shot him down with God\u2019s Word. Jesus did not refuse to give in to Satan\u2019s temptation because He did not want to eat. Rather, it was a matter of obedience to God and trust in Him at all times instead of taking Satan\u2019s orders. Jesus has overcome the first temptation by obeying God even it meant suffering from severe hunger and weakness.\r\n\r\nThen Satan took Jesus into Jerusalem, had Him stand on the highest point of the temple and said:\r\n<blockquote>\u201cIf thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.\u2019\u201d\r\n\r\n- Matthew 4:6<\/blockquote>\r\nHere, Satan appealed to the desire within every person to get approval from God and to have that approval publicly displayed. He wanted Jesus to create a crisis and then force God to rescue Him. The highest point of the temple arose some five hundred feet above the Kidron Valley. A dive from there and the emergence of the angels would be a remarkable event that will be in full view of all the assembled people.\r\n\r\nJesus responded to the second temptation by quoting from Deuteronomy 6 and applying the Scripture correctly:\r\n<blockquote>\u201cIt is written again, \u2018You shall not tempt the Lord your God\u2019\u201d.<\/blockquote>\r\nIn a desperate last move, Satan then took Jesus to a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world of which he claimed he had been given and had the right to give to Jesus if only Jesus would fall to his knees and worship him.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cAll these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Matthew 4:9<\/blockquote>\r\nJesus knew that He would have to suffer and die before He would enter into His glory. If He bowed down and worshiped Satan just once, He could enjoy all the glory without enduring the suffering. He offered Jesus a shortcut to His Kingdom. But Jesus would not have any of it.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cGet thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.\u2019\u201d\r\n\r\n- Matthew 4:10<\/blockquote>\r\nJesus commanded Satan to leave, after which Satan left in obedience.\r\n\r\nClearly, the devil has knowledge of Scriptures and is an expert at twisting them in order to confuse and defeat those he entices. Too often, people quote Scriptures out of context and if you do not have a good grasp of what the Bible actually says, you will unquestionably fall victim to the deceit of Satan, whose mission is to drive people away from God.\r\n\r\nIf you isolate verses from their texts or passages or randomly pick out verses from here and there, you can make the Bible say anything you want it to say. This is referred to as \u201cproof-texting,\u201d one of the most common errors of Bible interpretation.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe devil made me do it\u201d is a phrase often used but the truth is that the devil can never force anyone to do anything against their will. Sure, he will try his hardest and he can be convincing, but the decision to give in to the temptation is completely ours. It is not a sin to be tempted, as long as the temptation is resisted.\r\n\r\nTo worship God and God alone is the fundamental truth of Scripture. The thought of bowing down and worshiping the devil should never come across for any believer. Jesus would never worship Satan and Satan knows that, yet he still tried to tempt Him. If he is so bold to tempt God Himself, he would surely tempt us mere mortals.\r\n\r\nIt is not a question of if the tempter will come in our lives, but when he will come and whether we will recognize the deceit. We will all face temptation in our lives, even if we do not believe in God. For us to overcome temptations, we must first be able to see them for what they are \u2013 lies and deception.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<strong>THE MASTER OF DISGUISE<\/strong>\r\n\r\nJesus triumphed over Satan because He recognized his modus operandi. That is important because Satan is a master of disguise. The Bible exposes Satan\u2019s schemes and plans. Those who do not believe in it will therefore either deny Satan\u2019s existence, fear Satan without focusing on God\u2019s plan or outright worship Satan, preferring the darkness over the light. All these attitudes please Satan. He wants us denying, fearing, obeying, or worshiping him. He entices his prey to follow him whether they realize it or not. It is therefore important to recognize Satan even in his best disguises.\r\n\r\nThroughout the history of Satan, evil has been his identity because he is directly opposite of God\u2019s character. The Holy Trinity of God is the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. A research article by Johannes van Oort from the Radboud University in The Netherlands, discusses the main proof texts, ranging from the 'Gospel according to the Hebrews' to a number of testimonies from the second century and claims that the earliest Christians spoke of the Holy Ghost as a feminine figure. The article concluded that, in the image of the Holy Ghost as woman and mother, one may attain a better appreciation of the fullness of the Divine.\r\n\r\nWhile anything outside of the Bible should never be taken as truth and always be tested with Scripture, Genesis 3 seems to support this claim. God curses Satan and says that He will put enmity between Satan and the woman, and between his seed and her seed. Women obviously do not have seed, but God is not talking about a regular woman here. The curse explains the enmity God put between Satan and Jesus, and how Satan will give Jesus a minor injury of no consequences, symbolically portrayed as bruising His heel, while Jesus will overcome Satan by giving him a death blow to the head. Jesus is meant by the seed. But his mother Mary is not meant by the woman, because Mary clearly had no seed. Matthew 1 tells us that Mary was with child of the Holy Ghost. It was the seed of the Holy Ghost that impregnated Mary. The curse implies what the research article discussed, which is that the Holy Ghost might indeed be the feminine part of God.\r\n\r\nFurthermore, in Genesis 1, God says;\r\n<blockquote>\u201cLet 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.\u201d\r\n\r\n- Genesis 1:26-27<\/blockquote>\r\nTo make mankind in God's image cannot possibly mean physical appearance since man and woman are so physically different. The usage of \u201cus\u201d and \u201cour\u201d indicates that God is made up of more than one part; all of which make up one entity God. Likewise, the usage of \u201cthem\u201d in reference to mankind, indicates God created more than one version in His image.\r\n\r\nIn the Book of John, Jesus refers to the Holy Ghost as \u201cThe Spirit of Truth\u201d. Jesus is saying in Matthew 12 that there are two sins that will not be forgiven. Many Christians and Bible scholars always talk about the one unforgivable sin, but we see in Matthew 12 that the unforgivable sin is twofold.\r\n<blockquote>\u201cWherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.\r\n\r\n- Matthew 12:31-32<\/blockquote>\r\nWith \u2018speaking against\u2019 the Holy Ghost, or the Spirit of Truth, Jesus is not just talking about a regular lie, as great as that lie may be. If that were the case, we would all be doomed, no exceptions. What Jesus means is knowing the truth of God and yet willingly and knowingly going against it and spreading falsehoods out of the evilness of your heart in order to lead people away from God.\r\n\r\nThe other part of the unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. And while blasphemy can mean disrespect or showing contempt, the form of blasphemy that Jesus Himself was accused of, was claiming to be God.\r\n\r\nWe know Satan committed an unforgivable sin, by knowingly and willingly twisting the truth of God and doing everything in his power to go against God and leading people astray. After all, Satan is evil throughout and already knows his destiny. With nothing to lose, he will do anything to deceive God\u2019s creation and make mankind worship him, instead of the one and only true God. Not just with lies, but with half-truths also.\r\n\r\nIt is safe to assume Satan committed blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, so is Satan in fact claiming to be the Holy Ghost and does he present himself as God the Mother, or The Mother of God? And is it unreasonable to assume that if God presents Himself as a trinity, Satan might also present himself as a trinity and could\r\nthe number 666 refer to that trinity? And if God describes Himself in Malachi 4 and Psalms 84 as the sun, would it be farfetched to think Satan could refer to himself as the moon? After all, the moon is not a true light. In fact, it does not give light at all but merely reverses the light of the sun back to earth, like a massive mirror.\r\n\r\nThere are 10 laws written by God in stone, known as the 10 commandments which are so important to God that Jesus said during His ministry that even thinking about breaking them, is a sin. These laws are written on our hearts and when breaking them, we know we did something morally wrong without anyone having to tell us that.\r\n\r\nBut Satan will deceive people and lead people into breaking these laws and do the exact opposite of what God commanded us. That means he will make us worship other gods, make and worship idols, misuse and abuse God\u2019s name, forget the Sabbath day, disrespect our parents, murder, cheat, steal, lie and covet money, earthly possessions or other people\u2019s spouses. If you have any doubt about Satan\u2019s goals, all you have to do is look around you to see the state of the world today.\r\n\r\nLastly, is there a way to recognize the manifestations of Satan throughout history and today by the characteristics we have been given in the Bible? Or if you do not believe in either God or Satan, is it possible to recognize the worship of Satan by those who do believe?\r\n\r\nFor that we need to dive into history and examine the deities that are worshiped throughout it. Stay tuned for part three of this series.