Gnostic Doctrine

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Beelzebub


Beelzebub means lord of flies; place infested with flies; possessed of flies.

Beelzebub is the god of Ekron, one of the five principal cities of the Philistines. Ahaziah, king of Israel, sent to inquire of this god whether he would recover from his sickness (II Kings 1:2-16). Beelzebub was supposed to be prince of all moral impurities, or of evil spirits.

Sovereign of evil spirits; a pagan deity, believed to be the head over evil spirits (Luke 11:15-19); the "prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience" (Eph. 2:2).

You are crying "Beelzebub" whenever you say "fake" or false of the one who has caught sight of the spiritual mountain tops now glowing in the sun of the new timeless rebirth, just as they called Jesus Beelzebub because He presented and demonstrated Truth ahead of the time in which He lived.

Beelzebub, prince of demons, is not an adversary with outer form; sin is not originated by a personal devil, nor are sins thrust upon us from without, as so many people seem to think;

The idea of the devil being a specific person outside of us rather than the principle of sin within us is an attempt to move the responsibility for our sins away from ourselves. This is yet another example of men refusing to come to terms with what the Bible teaches about man's nature: that it is fundamentally sinful.
"There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him...For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders...pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within and defile the man" (Mk.7:15-23).
The idea that there is something sinful outside of us which enters us and causes us to sin is incompatible with the plain teaching of Jesus here. From within, out of the heart of man, come all these evil things.

Beelzebub signifies the Lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the Pride of Life-the desires that gives rise to multitudes of thoughts in opposition to Truth. These rebellious, opposing thoughts are the demons or the evil spirits over which Beelzebub is prince, or the central, controlling thought.

Christ's conformity to popular language did not commit him to popular delusions. In one case, he apparently recognizes the god of the Philistines: "If I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your children cast them out?" (Matt. 12:27). Now, Beelzebub signifies the god of flies, a god worshipped by the Philistines of Ekron (2 Kings 1:6), and Christ, in using the name, takes no pains to dwell upon the fact that Beelzebub was a pagan fiction; it was a mere accommodation to popular speech on the subject of demons

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