Paganism, Mythology, and their Connections to the Bible

Chariot of Poseidon, Greco-Roman mosaic, around 2nd Century A.D.

I’ve often feared being ridiculed over topics like this, but I believe it’s all based on history and more people need to be aware of what’s happening.  I’ve collected a lot of this information in pieces and put them on shelves in the back of my mind for years but wasn’t really sure how to piece it all together, but I really do believe at this point everything below is actually based in reality. 

Tartarus and the Titans

Ancient Sumerian texts describe the Anunnaki as “those who from heaven to Earth came”. These fallen ones are now chained up in Tartarus and awaiting judgment for mating with human women (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 1:6, 1 Enoch 6-9), which created offspring called the Nephilim.  According to the Book of Enoch, the angel Urial is watching over Taratus where 200 of the fallen angels are imprisoned until judgement. This all connects to mythology the writings of Plato, Hesiod, Virgil, and Homer where we read of the Titans being imprisoned in Tartarus, an area in Hades. So the Anunnaki = Titans = Fallen Angels.

“For God did not spare the angels having sinned, but having cast them down to Tartarus, in chains of gloomy darkness, delivered them, being kept for judgment.”
2 Peter 2:4

“And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day.”
Jude 1:6

“Aenaes and the Sybil in Hades,” by Jan Bruegel The Elder, 1598.

Nimrod, the Deluge, and the Tower of Babel

Paganism and mythology from around the world seem to all point back to Nimrod, a “mighty hunter” who we find in Genesis 10:8-9 with the Tower of Babel he built right after in Genesis 11:1-9.

“The Building of the Tower of Babel,” by Hendrick van Cleve, (1525-1589).

When God confused the languages and people were scattered around the world, they took the same pagan story with them, along with the same flood story. The Epic of Gilgamesh (Nimrod) glorified the fallen angels (Anunnaki) as heroes and the Biblical story then corrected it and showed they were the enemies who disobeyed God, mated with human women creating the Nephilim as offspring (Genesis 6:4), and taught man sorcery, how make weapons, etc… Plato’s dialogue “Critias” also talks about the Olympian god Poseidon mating with a mortal woman named Cleito on the island Atlantis, who then gave birth to Atlas. Here we can see the genealogy connections making Atlas, Noah’s great, great, great, grandson!

Athanasius Kircher’s map of Atlantis, 1665.

Paganism in the Old Testament

In Judges we see the Israelite serving the idols honoring Baal (Nimrod) and Ashtoreth (Semiramis). Here are people weeping for Tammuz in Ezekiel. In Jeremiah we find others burning incense and giving offerings to the queen of heaven (Semiramis). More on her here. All the idol worship in the Old Testament seems to be pointing to the false Babylonian pagan system that spread all around the world after Nimrod’s Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9).

Some of the mythologies do differ from one another and take off into stories of fiction, but I suggest they are all based on real individuals, real events. After being passed down with oral tradition from generation to generation, the waters have been mucked up a bit, exaggerations made I’m sure, but something major happened for these similar stories to have traveled all around the world and be told in such a similar way.

(For more, check out the article’s “Babylon and Rome,” by F.F. Bruce and “Monotheism as the Predecessor of Polytheism in Sumerian Religion” by Steven Langdon.)

Benevolent Aliens, or Demonic Souls of the Nephilim?

The fallen angels made an inverse of the true Trinity of God with a false pagan beast system (sun god, moon goddess, pagan messiah). Remember, they knew who the true God was before they were cast down from Heaven, so they set this up to confuse people, setting it all up for the final deception. I am concerned what their claims of origin and purpose might be. Are they benevolent aliens that came from another planet in outer space coming to help bring peace to a troubled world? Or are they the demonic souls of the Nephilim who have been here, hidden in plain sight this entire time in a realm we just can’t see clearly yet?

“For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”
Matthew 24:24

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
2 Corinthians 11:14

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.”
Ephesians 6:12-13

“The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” Luca Giorano, 1666.

Occult Symbology

The upper level Freemason’s (yes, I’m going there) appear to honor Nimrod (Belus) as their original Grand Master Mason, the architect of Babylon. Some have pointed out the similarities to Nimrod and Lucifer as Isaiah 14:4 does mention a “king of Babylon” before the “morning star” passage in Isaiah 14:12. It’s also strange to call Satan “son of the dawn,” since he’s not the son of anyone. That’s why some suggest it’s talking about Nimrod.  There is much debate on this as the “morning star” also alludes to the planet Venus in mythologies. 

Maybe Nimrod was possessed by Satan so in a sense they were the same person for a time, I’m honestly not sure, I have more questions than answers.  My main point is to draw the focus on what some of these pagan occultists might believe, even if it might not be true. They are certainly deceived on many points. 

We also see Jesus speak of seeing Satan “fall like lightning from heaven” in Luke 10:18 and Satan being thrown to the Earth with his angels in Revelation 12:9, so there are connections with the Isaiah 14 Lucifer passages and Satan also.

The prostitute of Babylon in Revelation 17:1-6 also appears to allude to Semiramis/Ishtar, the source of pagan goddess worship, the pagan “Queen of Heaven.”  She and Nimrod are part of the false trinity pagan system God promises to destroy in the end; Babylon will be fall (Revelation 18).

We really do find a lot of Masonic occult symbology all over Washington, D.C. architecture, also Hollywood film and music.  Some suggest this is how they do occult magick, “hidden in plain sight.” The Statue of Liberty does seem to be representing the queen of Babylon/Semiramis holding Nimrod’s torch of illumination, the back of the US dollar puts this right in our faces.

Many have become apathetic from hearing about the Freemasons and “Illuminati” over the past 30 years from tin foil hats and tacky websites but I believe they have mocked a lot of these ideas to keep people away from investigating for fear of ridicule and rejection (hence my opening statement).  Herd instinct is a deeply ingrained psychological survival mechanism in humans and animals because if the group rejects you and you have to fend for yourself in the wilderness, that is an almost certain death sentence.

It’s going to be important in the near future to understand this beast system to not be deceived when the false messiah is put on world display; Nimrod reborn who will promise world peace and unity through a New World Order. 

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Many have (and will) suffer and be killed in this battle, but we know the ending of this story; Babylon will be destroyed (Rev 17-18) and Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev 20:10).  Then Eden will be restored to God’s people where there will be no more death, no more sorrow, no more tears (Rev 21:4); forever and ever. 

“The Lion of St. Mark, Vittore Carpaccio, 1516.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
John 14:6

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 10:9

Ministering to the Addicted with Hemp and CBD Oil

Hemp And CBD Oil For Addiction

I’ve often struggled in the past with addiction in attempts to deal with mental and physical pain dealing with autism and nerve issues.  Nearly all of those addiction related issues were resolved with CBD oil and hemp flower, along with much of the anxiety and depression. I’m off all five of the old prescriptions and haven’t had an issue with alcohol for over two years now; and my story isn’t unique, I hear similar ones often.  I believe Christians can support and use cannabis (especially high CBD/CBG oils), even if they are against “getting high.”  If a person doesn’t want a psychoactive effect, all they have to do is use high CBD/low THC strains like hemp and CBD oil.  

Studies are showing a major connection with the endocannabinoid system and addiction.  Alcohol dependence is linked to down-regulation of 2-AG and CB1 brain receptors.  I think it’s possible a poor functioning endocannabinoid system is what could separate the alcoholic from the moderate drinker, and also appears to be the root of many mental issues.

CBD is also showing to be effective in treating addictions to opioids, meth, and cocaine (see links to the studies below).  It helps with stopping the mental cravings, helping to get people away from addictions and prevent relapse for those in recovery.

Newsweek: How Cannabis Ingredient CBD Could Help Tackle the Opioid Crisis

Marijuana Compound CBD Shows Promise For Treating Cocaine And Meth Addiction, Study Suggests

Studies and Scientific Abstracts on CBD for Addiction: Project CBD

CBD oil and hemp flower are both federally legal due to the 2018 US farm bill, however both can cause a person to fail a THC drug test. New drug testing methods are being developed as up to one in seven Americans now use hemp/CBD products, but I wouldn’t recommend hemp or CBD oil if you must pass a THC drug test without notifying your employer first. Hopefully, THC drug testing will soon be fully abandoned.

I believe we can take hemp and CBD oil to millions of hurting people, giving them a tool to battle addiction and ease mental health problems, while pointing them to their much greater spiritual need in Christ.  I believe God gave us this plant as a primary medicine and that we have an amazing opportunity to take this to those who are suffering. According to Scientific American in 1898, cannabis was “one of the most valuable drugs” and I believe soon we will see it that way again. Christians were known for being the ones to start orphanages and hospitals and I believe we can do that again in the area of addiction with hemp.

How Do We Help?  

Anyone interested in hemp/CBD oil should always check for 3rd party lab reports making sure it’s free of heavy metals and pesticides before buying any product. I would never buy a CBD or hemp product at a random store without lab reports. Often the quality is low, or the product isn’t what it claims to be. I only try a new product after it’s been highly recommended by people I trust and I’ve seen the lab tests myself.  

Whenever someone is struggling with addiction, I think we should offer them a small bottle of CBD oil, and possibly a few grams of hemp flower to see if that helps them.  This could help members already in the church and also used in outreach, helping a person with a real physical need and then point them to Christ. Cannabinoids aren’t going to be a cure-all for any situation and won’t stop all addictions, but I think they are an amazing tool in the toolbox for addiction and recovery.  Also a great way to control mental and physical distress without pharmaceuticals. I’ll never go back to the pills, that’s for sure.

Another good thing to supplement is the amino acid NAC. I take 1000mg twice a day and it’s helped with irritation/OCD issues, and has also been proven to help with addiction. I believe combining NAC and CBD can really help a lot of people.

N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of craving in substance use disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Where To Get It?

I get my CBD oil from Lazarus Naturals.  They have one of the best quality oils and an amazing discount for the disabled and Veterans (must email them proof before qualifying). They also have a CBD balm for topical use many recommend but I haven’t tried it yet. Also, CBD for pets!

I do not work for, nor do I get anything from any of these companies for recommending them; I simply have had good experiences and know they have high quality products.

I also buy all my hemp flower online.  I mostly use Fields of Hemp and Tweedle Farms.  They both often have a “smalls/small buds” option.  Those are smaller size flowers, but are sold at a discount.  I look for those since I can’t personally tell the difference in quality between those and regular size flowers. I often look on Reddit’s “hempflowers” sub to see where others are ordering from and the current sales.

How To Use It?

I take CBD oil twice a day under the tongue for 60 seconds then swallow (25mg is a common starting dose), then smoke or vaporize hemp flower as needed.  Some use capsules but I prefer oil under the tongue (sublingual) due to a higher bioavailiability. A healthy way to use hemp rather than smoking is to get a dry herb vaporizer like the Arizer “Extreme Q” (cheaper on Amazon, where I got mine) or the portable Arizer “Solo 2.”  Storz & Bickel have very nice ones like the “Volcano” and the “Mighty”, but at a much higher price point. Many more vaporizer reviews are on Reddit’s “vaporents” sub. Many try smoking it first to see if it helps before investing in a vaporizer.  I’ll smoke hemp on occasion, especially when I go for walks and am away from the vaporizer.  If someone is already a smoker, smoking hemp ends up being a great replacement and helpful for easing off nicotine. I’m hoping hemp replaces much of the tobacco industry in the near future, it’s far safer and without the nicotine, it’s not addictive.  In fact, as we can see, it could be a big part of the answer to addiction. I also enjoy using hemp flower in meals I’m cooking with like I would any other herb or spice, especially in soups and sauces.

Give The Thirsty Water, Then Point Them To The Living Water!

Hemp isn’t the gospel.  But if I see someone who is suffering, I’m going to address that physical need while giving them the gospel. Give the thirsty a glass of water, and then point them to the living water that will satisfy and save their soul.  I do believe cannabinoids have the potential to alleviate a tremendous amount of human suffering, and now that high THC is able to be taken out of the equation (even though THC is medically essential for many issues), we can at least for now talk about CBD and hemp for issues like addiction and mental health apart from that discussion.

“Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.  The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
John 4:13-14

Please consider sending this to your local church, or friends and family who may know someone who’s struggling with addiction. Feel free to leave a comment below or send me a message via the contact page if you have any questions!