Morning Star Ministries...Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Lucifer the morning star?
Yeah, it's weird. This is my understanding of the whole thing:
"Lucifer" fairly literally means "light bringer", and refers to the planet Venus, the "morning star" which could be seen in the early hours of the morning just before sunrise, and so was thought to bring the sun. This made it a good analogy for Jesus, if you liken the sun to God and/or salvation.
But long before Jesus was even an itch in God's almighty crotch, Lucifer was the spiteful nickname given to a powerful and arrogant Babylonian king (possibly Nubuchadnezzar - if anyone needs a nickname it's that guy) who boasted that he was or would become so great that he would ascend to the heavens and sit as high, or higher, than God.
"Lucifer", in this case, is an insult, in the context that the morning star only looks pretty in the sky until the sun rises, at which point it is so out shined that it can't even be seen anymore. God is eternal and awesome, and you're just some really rich asshole who's still gonna die and go to hell so neener neener. Pretty sick burn for ~600 BC.
At some point this story was cut and pasted to be about an angel, not a mere man, and so the Devil's backstory was born. Awkwardly, they kept the whole "Lucifier" thing, and so we have the name being positively attributed to Jesus on one hand, and insultingly aimed at Satan on another.
That's just the way it works.
'Cept for the part where the Bolsheviks took over Russia, not the Marxists.
Billy the Poet
Hush you. All leftist change will play out exactly like it did in Russia in the '30s.
So, the only way gays will be saved is to convert to being Christians, and then stop being gay. Otherwise all of their supporters will decide to suddenly turn on them and kill them because we are "evil".
i wish we could expand the science behind the whole 'gay is a choice' thing to other fields. like why can't water molecules make a conscious lifestyle choice to become gasoline molecules?
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