Over and across the vast sweep of history men have worshipped the Sun-God, Satan. G.H. Pember provides a brief list of the many names by which the Sun-God has been worshipped: San, Shamas, Bel, Ra, Osiris, Baal, Moloch, Milcom, Hadad, Adrammelech and Anamelech, Mithras, Apollo, and Sheikh Shems. In the ancient Egyptian evolutionary cosmongony account, "The Book of Knowing the Evolutions of Ra, and of the Overthrowing Apepi," the Sun-God Ra claims to have created himself from primordial matter after which he creates everything else, the lesser gods and human beings. (The Long War Against God: The History and Impact of the Evolution/Creation Conflict, Dr. Henry Morris, p 243)
Pember writes that the name Satan passes through its' Chaldaic form, Sheitan, into the Greek Titan, used by Greek and Latin poets as a designation of both the Sun-God and the legion of immortals or lesser gods.
According to Hesiod, it was the immortals who were responsible for making a golden race of men. In his narrative, "Works and Days," he wrote:
"...the immortals, who possess the mansions of Olympus, made a golden race of articulate-speaking men. These lived in the time of Cronos, when he ruled in heaven. Like gods they spent their lives, with hearts void of care...altogether free from toils and trouble. Nor did miserable old age threaten them; but ever alike strong in hands and feet they rejoiced in festal pleasures far from the reach of all ills. And they died as if overcome by sleep. All blessings were theirs....But after that earth had covered this generation, they..by the counsels of mighty Zeus became demons, kindly ones, haunting the earth, being guardians of mortal men....going to and fro everywhere upon the earth (they) watch both the decisions of justice and harsh deeds, and are dispensers of riches. Such a royal prerogative is theirs." (Earths Earliest Ages, Pember, p. 58)
Cronos (also Saturn) was forcibly expelled from Heaven, which event Pember says Hesiod and ancients in general, believed brought about the end the age of the golden race.
Though Hesiod's narrative does not speak of Original Sin and the fall and makes no distinction between Angels and demons and demons and men, the obvious parallels between Hesiod's account and the Garden of Eden and the days of Noah ending with the deluge are striking.
Regarding demons, the lack of distinction between them and Angels and men caused the ancients to believe that demons were the spirits and/or ghosts of men who served as messengers and/or mediators between the living and the deity. And so Plato says:
"The deity has no intercourse with man; but all the intercourse and conversation between the gods and men is carried on by the mediation of demons...the demon is an interpreter and carrier, from men to gods and from gods to men, of the prayers and sacrifices of the one, and of the injunctions and rewards of sacrifices from the other." (Pember, pp. 57-58)
Thus in this atmosphere of great darkness, the ancients communicated with, derived powers from, and bowed down to demons, worshipping them and sacrificing their children to them, as with Moloch the fire-god:
"But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils." 1 Cor. 10:20, Douay-Rheims Bible
Pember writes that demons are not the spirits or ghosts of the golden race of men but rather the Nephilim who "trod this earth in the flesh before the ruin described in the second verse of Genesis, and who, at the time of that great destruction, were disembodied by God..." (p. 58)
Scripture clearly divides heavenly Angels from Satan and his horde of demons. The Bible records about angels that:
Though they are spirits (Hebrews 1:14), they always appear to humans as physical men/males when doing Godâ€™s bidding (Gen. 19:1; Luke 24:4).
They number in the hundreds of millions or perhaps more (Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 5:11).
They were given names such as Gabriel, Michael, and even Lucifer (Luke 1:19; Jude 9; Isaiah 14:12).
There are various types and categories of angels mentioned, e.g., cherubim (Genesis 3:24; Ezekiel 10:1â€“20), seraphim (Isaiah 6:2, 6) and watchers (Daniel 4:17, KJV).
They also appear to differ in rank and dignity, some being described as archangels, princes, or rulers (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 1; Daniel 10:20â€“21, 12:1; Ephesians 6:12).
They are/were called holy and elect (Luke 9:26; 1 Timothy 5:21).
They are more powerful than mankind (2 Thessalonians 1:7; 2 Peter 2:11).
They can appear among, and interact with, humans, even killing them on occasion (Genesis 16:9, 19:15; 1 Chronicles 21:15; Psalms 78:49; John 20:12). In Exodus 12:23 Godâ€™s destroying angel killed all the firstborn in Egypt (except for those of the Hebrew families who followed Godâ€™s instructions for protection), and in 2 Kings 19:35, an angel sent by God killed one hundred eighty-five thousand soldiers in one evening.
They can appear physically, and so real to humans that we do not recognize them as angels (Genesis 18:1â€“16; Hebrews 13:2).
They are not to be worshiped (Romans 1:25, NKJV; Colossians 2:18; Revelation 19:10).
In John 9:4 Jesus said the darkness will return, therefore:
"I must work the works of him that sent me, whilst it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work."
The darkness has indeed returned. Its' black wing covers now dead Christendom and Protestant America and fills our churches. In its darkness men are once more both communicating with and having encounters with demons, whether they are UFO sightings, alien abductions, ghostly apparitions, werewolves, mothmen, Kundalini spirit, elder spirits, transcended masters, Space Brothers, the Council of Nine, or disembodied voices. So widespread is this phenomena that noted supernatural and UFO researcher John Keel said:
"Demonology is not just another crackpot-ology. It is the ancient and scholarly study of the monsters and demons who have seemingly coexisted with man throughout history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject, many of them authored by educated clergymen, scientists, and scholars, and uncounted numbers of well-documented demonic events are readily available to every researcher. The manifestations and occurrences described in this imposing literature are similar, if not entirely identical, to the UFO phenomenon itself. Victims of demonomania (possession) suffer the very same medical and emotional symptoms as the UFO contactees â€¦ . The devil and his demons can, according to the literature, manifest themselves in almost any form and can physically imitate anything from angels to horrifying monsters with glowing eyes. Strange objects and entities materialize and dematerialize in these stories, just as the UFOs and their splendid occupants appear and disappear, walk through walls, and perform other supernatural feats." (Are Ghosts Real? Gary Bates, Creation Ministry, 2010)
Encounters with demons leads over time to control (possession) of our consciousness, said world-renowned UFOlogist Jacques VallÃ©e:
â€œI propose the hypothesis that there is a control system for human consciousness â€¦ I am suggesting that what takes place through close encounters with UFOs is control of human beliefs, control of the relationship between our consciousness and physical reality, that this control has been in force throughout history and that it is of secondary importance that it should now assume the form of sightings of space visitors.â€ (ibid)
Christian apologists John Ankerberg and John Weldon added:
â€œThese researchers believe that the UFO entities are deliberately programming the human observers with false information in order to hide their true nature and purpose.â€ (ibid)
There is nothing new, what once was will be again. Thus throughout the contemporary West and America, evolutionary cosmogonies in conjunction with science fiction, materialist superstitions, yoga, transcendental meditation, ghost hunting, spiritism, Wicca, crystal-ball-gazing, dream works, mind-altering drugs, UFOlogy and other such superstitious and occult phenomena have become the basis of substitute religions.
Foolishly believing themselves very modern, enlightened and scientific, post-Christian Westerners and increasing numbers of Christless Christians are bowing down to demons and to Satan, who as Lucifer rather than as the Sun-God is lauded by New Age insider David Spangler as the living force of evolution. All who seek entry to the New Age, the new golden brotherhood of man said Spangler, must submit to the Luciferic Initiation. In other words, you must submit to possession of your souls by Lucifer, the Sun-God.