In the panoply of worshipped spiritual beings, Baal, Zeus, and Jupiter are the same entity. The name differed depending upon the culture in which it was worshipped.
I have traced the Thread of Evil from the time when Antiochus IV Epiphanes captured Jerusalem and placed an idol of Zeus in the Temple of God. Perhaps by coincidence (which I doubt) when the Jews regained possession of the Temple about 165-164 B.C., the building of the Altar of Zeus began in Pergamos in Asia Minor, or modern-day Turkey. In His letter to the church in Pergamos, the Lord noted that Pergamos was the location of Satan’s seat, or throne. (The Revelation 2:12-13) Satan’s throne was the Altar of Zeus.
With the advent of Christianity the Altar of Zeus fell into disuse, and ultimately into obscurity. The altar became dormant through the wonderful Age of Grace in which we so are blessed to live. This dormancy ended in the late 19th Century when a German archaeologist uncovered the ruins of the altar.
The portions of the Altar of Zeus that were recoverable were sent to Berlin, Germany and housed in a museum there. The Thread of Evil began again with two world-wide wars that focused on Germany, and culminated with the destruction and division of that nation. Remember, Satan is all about death, destruction and division.
The museum housing the Altar of Zeus ended up in East Germany, controlled by the Soviet Union. Always greedy for booty, the Soviets moved the altar to Russia. Coincidentally, the focus of evil also moved to Russia. It was at that time that the “Cold War” began, and Russia was able to build a nuclear bomb. Mankind was theoretically capable of destroying mankind, which would have brought joy to Satan. Joseph Stalin and the Communists followed the same program as Adolf Hitler; Jews were persecuted, the Bible had to be smuggled into Russia, and churches became government buildings.
There are other interesting “coincidences.” Joseph Stalin was born in 1878, the year excavation of the Altar of Zeus began. Adolf Hitler was born in 1889, the year that restoration of the altar was completed.
The Altar of Zeus was subsequently returned to Berlin, where it now resides. Today, Germany is the economic and political backbone of the European Union. We must wait to see if the Thread of Evil begins again in Germany or the European Union.
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It is curious that the Democratic National Committee modeled its podium after the Altar of Zeus/Baal/Jupiter in its 2008 convention.
In the meantime, a reconstruction of the Arch of Baal has made its appearance in London, England, New York City and Washington, D.C. The latter appearance was September 26, 2018 and it stood in our nation’s capital during the hearing of the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
As part of pagan worship, child sacrifices were made to Baal. Remember that our struggle is not with human beings, but with spiritual beings. (Ephesians 6:12) The sacrifice of innocent babies is to satisfy the bloodlust of these spiritual beings. Child sacrifice to the god Baal exists in the United States. An estimated 50-60 million innocent children have been offered up at the altar of Baal.
It seems to be more than coincidence that the Arch of Baal was here when child sacrifice in our nation was purportedly being decided. The Kavanaugh confirmation was all about his views on abortion. Whether abortion laws in the United States will be changed remains to be seen. But it appears that the spirit of Zeus/Baal/Jupiter was here during that critical time.
Pray that the sacrifice of the innocent will cease! Pray for our nation. Pray for our leaders. May the Lord’s will be done, and may He be praised forever and ever!