Religion #4 – Pre-Christianity – the Trinity

Something to ponder… The Battle of Good and Evil

Pre-Christianity

“Just as the Creator is whole, so His creature, His son, ought to be whole. Nothing can take away the concept of divine wholeness. But unbeknownst to all, a splitting of that wholeness ensued; there emerged a realm of light and a realm of darkness. This outcome, even before Christ appeared, was clearly prefigured, as we may observe inter alia in experience of Job, or in the widely disseminated Book of Enoch, which belongs to immediate pre-Christian times. In Christianity, too, this metaphysical split was plainly perpetuated: Satan, who in the Old Testament still belonged to the intimate entourage of Yahweh, now formed the diametrical and eternal opposite of the divine world. He could not be uprooted. It is therefore not surprising that as early as the beginning of the eleventh century the belief arose that the devil, not God, had created the world. Thus the keynote was struck for the second half of the Christian aeon, after the myth of the fall of the angels had already explained that these fallen angels had taught men a dangerous knowledge of science and the arts.”

“Since dogma holds that God is wholly present in each of the three Persons, He is also wholly present in each of the out-poured Holy Spirit; thus every man can partake of the whole of God and hence of the affiliations. The complexion oppositorum of the God-image thus enters into man, and not as unity, but as conflict, the dark half of the image coming into opposition with the accepted view that God is “light”.”

C.G. Jung 

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