Friday, April 21, 2006

Evil like God?

There is a vague sophisticated belief that the greatest sinner is closest to God. I say sophisticated because a person must have advanced degrees to hold it. So Judas is the disciple closest to Jesus, and Satan is the true hero of Paradise Lost. And indeed in the whole Bible, to whom does God speak familiarly, almost as between equals? Only the same Satan.

If the heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1), yet the Pope must assure the flock that “Evil does not have the last word,” does not the prince of this world contend mightily with the kingdom of heaven — a worthy protagonist in the divine drama, Waiting for God?

What is wrong with this play? After Holy Week we know that the prince of this world has nothing in Jesus (John 14:30), is judged (16:11), and shall be “cast out” (12:30). God took the stage and said: In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (16:33).

We shall have tribulation. False Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect (Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:22). Do not be deceived.


Blogger RC said...

Interesting post...did you know they're going to make a movie of Paradise Lost???

Bizarre isn't it...blogged about it today...

It's unfortunate to me.

--RC of

8:39 PM  
Blogger Leo Wong said...

Thank you for your blog. I expect lots of special effects. No doubt people will be interested in seeing Adam and Eve naked. Will God, Raphael, et al., be clothed? If so, why? What is Milton's description? Time to reread PL.

6:05 AM  

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