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Chapter 3 - Diabolical Plans
To better understand how family relationships came to be so different from how they were in times past, we need to understand how Satan has maneuvered humans over time to achieve his objectives.
We do not have much information about Satan. We do know that he tricked Adam and Eve. We have to surmise that his motive was to gain some advantage. We do know that man was given dominion over the earth and that now Satan sets the course for the world. These two pieces of information may point to Satanís ambitions.
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. - Genesis 1:26
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: - Ephesians 2:2
We also have a picture into some of Satanís ambitions;
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I 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. - Isaiah 14:12-14
We do know that God is in opposition to collectivism;
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. Genesis 11:6-7
We know that one of the ways Satan is more limited than God is that he cannot be everywhere at once;
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. - Job 1:7
Given our understanding of Satanís ambitions, his limitations, his previous actions, and his authority over the world, we may not be too far afield in constructing the following scenario.
Satan has an idea that he is able to build an empire for himself. This requires humans to be collectivized such that he will be able to leverage his influence over each person (even to the extent of determining if a person is allowed to buy or sell anything).
Satan has introduced technology such that the difficulties of the natural world could be reduced. At the same time mankind could be guided into the cultivation of a social world. This process was already well underway 400 years ago as observed by Shakespeare.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. - William Shakespeare
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