The End Of All Evil
From the opening pages of the Bible to its close, we see the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) making a dearly loved people for himself. They will live, love, and reign with him in perfect peace forever. To do this He must equally destroy all evil. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is both proof and promise that all evil will be destroyed. This begs a question. Are you one of the evil ones that will be destroyed, or one of the dearly loved that will receive life? It all depends on how you respond the resurrected Christ.
The End of All Evil
Since God is by nature good, just, and righteous his laws must be obeyed fully, and if they are not, they must be judged. Only an evil God would permit evil without consequences. At the resurrection of Jesus, God the father has elevated God the Son as judge of all sinners. The Apostle Paul plead for the Athenians to repent because Jesus was now judge and was going to return and put an end to all evil.
Tom Wilkinson, I am extremely grateful to you for sharing and understanding Sovereignty, how evil controls people, and the difference between Principles and Law. Thanks for sharing "The End Of All Evil by Jeremy Locke and Narration by Gary Mahon."
As of right now, not much is known about the plot. The only characters that are known to have appeared in the film are William Joseph Blazkowicz, a dog named Blondi (probably named after Hitler's own dog, a German Shepherd called Blondi) an orphanage teacher named Eva, unnamed German kids in an orphanage, a Nazi soldier and Hitler himself. The movie boiled down to just a huge Nazi propaganda film, portraying B.J. as an evil, heartless terrorist monster, and the German people and Nazi regime as the heroes and "good guys" of the story. One of the scenes in the movie (described by Helene Winter) depicted Blazkowicz going to blow up a German orphanage by planting a bomb in the dining hall, but first he had to fight a "brave" guard standing at the entrance, in a "brutal fight scene". During said fight, B.J. was meant to say, in the original script, "Your bravery is no match for a Neanderthal like myself. Besides, I only know how to fight in a dirty manner. Now to kill all the innocent children. Germany's future." but after B.J.'s audition on Venus, this line was likely changed to "Is that what you wanted? Is that what you had in mind, you Nazi assholes? Cause that's all you're getting!". After planting the bomb and destroying the orphanage, there was supposed to be a shot in the courtyard (described in Page 53 of the script) where Blondi was meant stop by the destroyed orphanage and lament. Then William Blazkowicz was supposed to be shown in a darkened room "looming over the dozens of tiny scattered bodies", presenting him as a villain. Next, he was to talk to one of the orphanage's teachers, Eva, cradling a deceased 8 year old girl, one of many casualties in this attack.
ESV: But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
NIV: Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
In this third version of the story, the giants themselves are killed. Their spirits, however, deriving from immortal heavenly beings (the angels), cannot be destroyed completely, but also cannot return to heaven. They remain connected to earth as evil spirits, wreaking havoc among humankind and causing both physical evil (such as disease) and moral evil (sin):
The belief in evil spirits, descendants of the Watchers, enables the speaker to both put his struggle into words and to distance his desire to sin from his own essence. In other words, the understanding that the human desire to sin comes, in fact, from powerful evil spirits could explain for a struggling member of the Qumran Community why he, one of the designated righteous, finds it so hard not to sin.
Finally, attributing evil to spirits, rather than to the human condition or to God, provides a hope that grew particularly strong during this period: the end of all evil in an apocalyptic battle between good and evil forces.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, ...
The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. ...
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, ...
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
It's a sealed book. It's a scroll with seven wax seals. As you begin to openit, you get this unfolding scenario of events, beginning with war and famineand disease and earthquakes and heavenly signs. It's fairly standard. Andthen you begin to get these characters introduced, and there are five or sixmain characters. One would be the false prophet. He's like a dragon, but hespeaks like a lamb. He has horns. A beast that is non-descript, some sort ofhorrible creature that appears to stand for the Roman government to the earlyChristians, but today could be any power ... some sort of evil empire of sometype. And then you have the saints or the Christians,
The end of the Book of Revelation sees a new heaven and a new earth comingdown and a new Jerusalem being established ... . What John seems to besuggesting in the original meaning of this work is that when the triumph of Godcomes over the dragon, over the forces of the devil, and the Roman Empire istoppled, a new heaven and earth will be created ... and that's the kingdomcoming on earth. ... [He] anticipated a rebuilding of the real city ofJerusalem as part of this eschatalogic expectation. So John is looking forJerusalem to be re-established soon, a new Temple to be built soon, and forthis to be the symbol that God's kingdom is finally being established on earth,a pure kingdom of goodness in contrast to the kingdom of Satan that has beendestroyed in the person of the Roman emperor.
So Eusebius, looking at these traditional apocalyptic texts, knows that thetraditional apocalyptic reading has to be wrong, because now the empire isChristian. ...The empire isn't God's opponent, and therefore, interpretationsthat look at these text as speaking about God defeating the evil empire ofRome are clearly wrong interpretations, because now God's servant is himselfthe emperor.
The apostle Paul, in Romans 13, advocated obedience to Rome. And advocatedliving quietly in peace with non-Christians in the Roman Empire. Johnadvocated resistance. Other letters in the New Testament advocated peacefulcoexistence. So John's book was likely controversial all through the time thatChristians were not an officially recognized or legitimate group. OnceChristianity became legitimate, and recognized by Constantine, then the Book ofRevelation was a problem. Because one didn't want to insult the city of Romeor the Roman emperor. And it's very interesting the reinterpretation thatoccurred at that time. Instead of being read as a dichotomy between God andChrist as ruling in heaven, and eventually on earth, and this evil Roman poweron earth in the meantime, there came to be a compilation of the two. That theRoman emperor came to be seen as a representative of Christ. And Christ cameto be understood as, as ruling on earth through the current politicalsystem. 041b061a72