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Continuing a review of the Theosophy article THE CHRISTIAN SCHEME—SATAN: JEHOVAH (Theosophy, Vol. 57, No. 7, May, 1969). Theosophy is an occult cult founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in 1875.
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Continuing a review of the Theosophy article THE CHRISTIAN SCHEME—SATAN: JEHOVAH (Theosophy, Vol. 57, No. 7, May, 1969). Theosophy is an occult cult founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in 1875.
When all segments are posted, you will be able to find them here.

Another Theosophist article titled The True Nature of Jehovah has it that:
“The Bible makes it quite clear that the entity named, or known as, Jehovah chose ISRAEL to be HIS chosen people. As Jehovah is but the particular ‘National Deity’ of Israel, he has nothing to do with other nations or races and it seems strange that non-Israelites should want anything to do with him…
Jesus himself believed and taught that he (Jesus) was to be a Saviour only to the Israelites and not to the other races and peoples of the world. ‘I have been sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel,’ he is recorded as saying in Matthew 15:24.”

Such articles are full of such utterly myopically selective cherry-picking.

Yes, the Lord, the LORD, the Almighty God established His covenant with and thus, via Abraham, “and unto his seed after him” and then unto anyone and everyone: Jew/Hebrew/Israelite and Goyim/Gentile—yes, including Aryan Europeans.
The Old Testament is peppered with references to that Goyim/Gentile would come to and be accepted by God.
The same goes for the New Covenant since Jesus was sent to His own people (in terms of genetics) and then to the Goyim/Gentile as well, “only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” initially but not exclusively.

Another endnote has it that “And Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel (I Chron. 21:1). ‘The anger of the Lord Jehovah was kindled against Israel,’ and he moved David to say: ‘Go, number Israel’ (II Samuel, 24:1). The two are then identical.”
Yet, there are other more commonsensically mundane options to consider before jumping to the conclusion that Satan and the Lord Jehovah are identical.
One could be that it was a simple copyist error as many such ones are well known.
Another is that The Lord Jehovah meant for his to happen and Satan acted to cause it. In fact, I was writing about this very issue for chapter “Satan” of my book What Does the Bible Say About the Devil Satan? A Styled Satanology and found that this conclusion was also reached in the apocryphal Book of Gad the Seer.

The article noted:
“Christians have imprudently forgotten that the goat was also the victim selected for the atonement of all the sins of Israel, that the scape-goat was indeed the sacrificial martyr.”

The The True Nature of Jehovah article notes:
“The requiring and demanding of blood sacrifices is an invariable criterion as to the true nature and status of a spiritual entity, since no Being worthy of the slightest respect or worship would ever make such atrocious and horrific demands. Apparently forgetting his unequivocal commandment of ‘Thou shalt not kill!’ which he instructed Moses to proclaim to the children of Israel, Jehovah was more than happy for any number of animals and even humans to be killed for his sake as blood sacrifices.”

The goat issue is about Leviticus 16 wherein it states that Aaron “shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.”
Actually, the “sacrificial martyr” was not the scape-goat since that goat scaped, it was sent off to wander the wilderness.
What has this anything to do with anything in any case? It was all about a typical piecemeal assertion about “The Kabalists” who came to be around 1300s AD, “say that the true name of Satan is that of Jehovah placed upside down” and:
“‘For the initiates,’ says Eliphas Lévi [and aka for Alphonse Louis Constant], ‘the devil is not a person but a creative Force, for Good as for Evil.’ They (the Initiates) represented this Force, which presides at physical generation, under the mysterious form of God Pan — or Nature: whence the horns and hoofs of that mythical and symbolic figure, as also the Christian ‘goat of the Witches’ Sabbath.’”
At that point we are told that “Christians have imprudently forgotten…” so that “Kabalists” had something to say about Satan’s name and Constant/Lévi says the “Initiates” say “the devil” is not a person but a “Force” in form of Pan, which is part faun, and something about the Christian (conception, apparently) of the witches’ goat then, what? Then nothing, this is just a chaotic concoction.

Note the ethical issue again since there is no actual argument but only a pseudo-argument from incredulity in that “requiring and demanding of blood sacrifices” equals not being “worthy of the slightest respect or worship” and the true God “would ever make such atrocious and horrific demands” but we are not told why we should think that?
There is also a category error in that “Thou shalt not kill!” is a human-to-human law—and one that should actually be rendered as “shalt not murder.”

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