Thursday, March 25, 2010

Elohim and Jehovah, God the Father and God the Son









  God the Father,
 to 
God the Son,

 on seeing Satan escape from Hell.  

   

 The God's see Satan escaping Hell through Chaos. Satan, is climbing the outer shell of the  "World of the Planetary Universe" .

 Satan was banished from the Empyrean (Kingdom of The Gods).    Satan and his follower revolted after seeing God the Father appoint God the Son  Viceroy of his kingdom in the Empyrean.   God the Father foresaw Satan's corruption of the new world, constructed in Chaos after Satans banishment.  Chaos is the vast unorganized area above Hell  and below the Empyrean where the Gods live. The "World of the Planetary Universe" contains all organized worlds of which Earth is one small planet.

 God the Father explains that this course of  action had been foreseen by him but not predestined.

God the Father delineates the two special cases of sin, or separation from God,  willful rebellion, and deception.

The first case , Satan and the fallen Angels,  rebel out of a sense of unmerited demotion.

The second case , man having free will will be deceived by the first and fall.

In the second case, God the Father further explains, man, shall receive grace and mercy in redemption.  For man will heark'n to his glozing* lyes. . [Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell. Not free, what proof could they have given sincere of true allegiance, constant Faith or Love.] 


The first case shall never be redeemed.  

    

                Onely begotten Son, seest thou what rage [ 80 ]              
Transports our adversarie, whom no bounds
Prescrib'd, no barrs of Hell, nor all the chains
Heapt on him there, nor yet the main Abyss
Wide interrupt can hold; so bent he seems
          On desparate reveng, that shall redound [ 85 ]
Upon his own rebellious head. And now
Through all restraint broke loose he wings his way
Not farr off Heav'n, in the Precincts of light,
Directly towards the new created World,
        And Man there plac't, with purpose to assay [ 90 ]

If him by force he can destroy, or worse,

By some false guile pervert; and shall pervert
For man will heark'n to his glozing lyes,
And easily transgress the sole Command,
        Sole pledge of his obedience: So will fall, [ 95 ]
Hee and his faithless Progenie: whose fault?
Whose but his own? ingrate, he had of mee
All he could have; I made him just and right,
Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.
Such I created all th' Ethereal Powers [ 100 ]
And Spirits, both them who stood and them who faild;

Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell.

Not free, what proof could they have givn sincere

Of true allegiance, constant Faith or Love,
Where onely what they needs must do, appeard, [ 105 ]
Not what they would? what praise could they receive?
What pleasure I from such obedience paid,
When Will and Reason (Reason also is choice)
Useless and vain, of freedom both despoild,
Made passive both, had servd necessitie, [ 110 ]
Not mee. They therefore as to right belongd,
So were created, nor can justly accuse
Thir maker, or thir making, or thir Fate,
As if predestination over-rul'd
Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree [ 115 ]
Or high foreknowledge; they themselves decreed
Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew,

Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault,

Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown.
So without least impulse or shadow of Fate, [ 120 ]
Or aught by me immutablie foreseen,
They trespass, Authors to themselves in all
Both what they judge and what they choose; for so
I formd them free, and free they must remain,
Till they enthrall themselves: I else must change [ 125 ]
Thir nature, and revoke the high Decree
Unchangeable, Eternal, which ordain'd
Thir freedom, they themselves ordain'd thir fall.
The first sort by thir own suggestion fell,
Self-tempted, self-deprav'd: Man falls deceiv'd [ 130 ]
By the other first: Man therefore shall find grace,
The other none: in Mercy and Justice both,
Through Heav'n and Earth, so shall my glorie excel,
But Mercy first and last shall brightest shine.

(Paradise Lost, John Milton Book III)

*glozing;  obsolete to fawn or flatter (someone)
http://www.yourdictionary.com/glozing