The King James Bible is one of the most important works of literature in the English language. We see no reason the godly should claim ownership of it. In many ways this is a Satanic book. It is not the inerrant or inspired word of a deity. It is a mysterious and beautiful collection of myths and texts, gathered from diverse sources, redacted and interpolated many times in its history by various people who wanted their ideas to be taken as the word of the divine.
Although the writers of the bible did not have a concept of Satan as we do, the word "Satan" appears in a few places. In the book of Job, Satan refers to an adversary that is god's servant, whose task it is to test the faithful lest they besmirch god's good name. When jesus says "Get thee behind me Satan!" in the gospels, he is not referring to our Dark Lord, but rather using it as a general term for "adversary" when rebuking Peter.
Still, there is much to be gained by the Satanist in reading this book. For example, taking one of the "Get thee behind me Satan!" quotes from the gospels, we find a very clear example of the teaching we reject:
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again on the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.As Satanists, we are very much against taking up crosses and following. What does jesus have to offer in this passage but an empty, unverifiable promise of a life restored in the future. We proudly display Peter's inverted cross as our symbol, for to us it is a rejection of suffering and death. We savor the things of this world and rebuke the things of god. Get thee behind me, christ! We Satanists will not waste this rare and precious life of ours by denying its pleasures.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
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