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Amazing Discoveries Total Onslaught by Professor Walter Veith The Battle of the Giants Lecture Outline for
Amazing Discoveries Total Onslaught by Professor Walter Veith The Battle of the Giants Lecture Outline for

Amazing Discoveries

Total Onslaught

by Professor Walter Veith

Amazing Discoveries Total Onslaught by Professor Walter Veith The Battle of the Giants Lecture Outline for

The Battle of the Giants

Lecture Outline for

DVD #227

Amazing Discoveries

Total Onslaught Lecture Outline #227

The Battle of the Giants

1.Did God Make the Devil?

Ezekiel 28:15, “Thou wast


in thy ways from the day

that thou wast


_________ _____

iniquity was found in thee.”

NOTE: Here we are told that Lucifer was a created being. He

was created perfect. God did not create the devil; He created

Lucifer. In the same way that God did not create rotten apples.

He made good apples to be eaten when ripe. Likewise God

made grain, but man makes whiskey, after he has spoiled what

God made.

2.Why did Sin rise up in Lucifer?

Joshua 24:15, “ ________

you this day whom ye will serve…”

NOTE: “It is useless to inquire into the mode, time, and character,

of the fall of the angels.” John Calvin (French Reformer) What

Luther Says, Vol. 1, pg. 394.

To give a reason for sin would be to excuse it; to excuse sin

would be to defend it. The Bible gives an ample description of

how sin developed in Lucifer.

Ezekiel 28:17, “Thine heart was lifted up because of thy ___


______ _____



thy wisdom by reason of thy

brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before

kings, that they may behold thee.”

Isaiah 14:12-14, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,

son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground,

which didst weaken the nations!

For thou hast said in thine heart,

will ascend into heaven, __

will exalt my throne above the stars of God:

will sit also upon

the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

will ascend above the heights of the clouds;

will be like

the most High.”

NOTE: He was proud of his beauty. It went to his head and he

became headstrong. So, the seed of sin germinated, and little

by little Lucifer came to indulge the desire for self-exaltation.

3.Why did God not destroy Lucifer when he first began to rebel

against Him?

NOTE: This is a question that thinking people everywhere

have wondered about. If we think about this logically, it is

actually quite simple. Had Lucifer been immediately blotted

out of existence, some would have served God out of fear, and

not out of love. The influence of the deceiver would not have

been fully destroyed, nor would his spirit of rebellion be wiped

out. For the good of the entire universe throughout ceaseless

ages, he must fully develop his principles of rebellion, so that

his charges against God’s government might be seen in their

true light by all created beings, and that the justice and mercy

of God and the immutability of His law might be forever placed

beyond all question. Sin must run its course that its enormity

might be fully abhorred; but it will be finally eradicated, along

with its originator.

Ezekiel 28:18-19, “Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the

multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick;

therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall

devour thee, and I will bring thee to


upon the earth in

the sight of all them that behold thee.

All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished

at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be ____


4.In what beautiful place did War break out?

NOTE: Filled with pride in his own glory, Lucifer spread

discontent, discord, and disaffection among the angels, leading

to open rebellion. This had never been known in the universe.

It was a new element, strange, mysterious, and unaccountable.

There was war in heaven.

Revelation 12:7-9, “And there was


in heaven: ________

and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon

fought and his angels,

And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in

heaven. And the great


was cast out, that old serpent,

called the Devil, and Satan, which


the _______

world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast

out with him.”

5.Who is Michael?

NOTE: Because he is called the Archangel, some believe that

this to be an angel of the same rank that Lucifer was, but the

Bible leads us to believe that Gabriel has taken the position

of Lucifer. The name Michael is mentioned in Daniel, Jude,

and Revelation, and each time it is in the context of the great

controversy with Lucifer, with Michael commanding the angelic

host. The designation ‘archangel’ here refers to more than

highest angel, but to leader of the angels. The name Michael

means “He that is what God is,” and only Christ qualifies for

that position. Who would contend with Satan over the body

of Moses (Jude 9) other than Christ Himself? The voice of the

archangel that calls forth the dead at the second coming of

Christ, can only be the voice of Christ Himself.

1 Thessalonians 4:16, “For the Lord

shall descend

from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the


and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise


John 5:27-28, “And hath given him authority to execute

judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that

are in the graves shall hear


___ _______

6.What did God say when He finished creating this world?

Genesis 1:31, “And God saw every thing that he had



and, behold, it was

_____ ______.

And the evening and the

morning were the sixth day.”

NOTE: God is not the author of sin, but He was willing

to bear its consequences. The great controversy raging in

the universe is between the Creator of all things and Satan

the covering cherub, who rebelled against God because he

deemed himself equal with Christ in glory and refused to be

subjected to His authority and government. Having been

driven from heaven, Satan turned his attention to the newly

created earth. When Eve had wandered from Adam’s side and

was confronted by Satan, she was deceived into believing that

a knowledge of good and evil would enable her to be like God,

and that sin would not carry with it the consequence of death.

Sin is the transgression of the law (“Whosoever committeth sin

transgresseth also the law:

for sin is the transgression of the law.” _ John 3:4), which forms

the basis of God’s government in heaven. He tempted her to

break the law of God by coveting the position of God. This

planet has been suffering those consequences since that time.

It is a planet in rebellion against the government of God. By

being obedient to the will of Satan, Adam and Eve became

subject to his rule.

7.According to the Scriptures, what are some of the names

attributed to the devil?

2 Corinthians 4:4, “In whom the


of this



blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of

the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should

shine unto them.”

John 12:31, “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the


of this


be cast out.”

Ephesians 2:2, “Wherein in time past ye walked according

to the course of this world, according to the


of the

power of the


, the spirit that now worketh in the children

of disobedience:”

Matthew 12:24-26, “But when the Pharisees heard it, they

said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by __________



of the ________.

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them,

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;

and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how

shall then his kingdom stand?”

NOTE: Notice what Martin Luther, the great protestant reformer

said about the devil, “The wickedness of the Devil is so great

on this planet, that no man can grasp it. To be so wicked to

find one’s pleasure and delight only in the misfortune of other

people; in their lingering hunger, thirst, misery, and want, in the

perpetration of nothing but bloodshed and treason, especially

in the lives of those who neither have done nor could do any

harm, this is the hellish and insatiable rage and fury of the

wretched Devil.”

8.What was Satan from the beginning?

John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your

father ye will do. He was a


from the beginning,

and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar,

and the father of it.”

NOTE: His pride led to envy and his envy led to hatred. His hatred

for Christ is so all consuming, that he eventually murdered the

Son of God on Calvary. His hatred for those whom Christ has

redeemed is what fuels the fires of the pain and grief of this

world. Those who love and serve Christ are the enemies of


9.What did Jesus say to His people about what would happen

to them in this world?

John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me

you might have peace. In this world you shall have __________


, but be of good cheer: I



the world.”

NOTE: The Christian will have tribulation on this planet. But,

because of Jesus the Christian can have peace in the midst of

the storms of life.

10.Isn’t the devil just an imaginary being that exists in our own


Matthew 16:23, “But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee

behind me,


thou art an offence unto me: for thou

savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of


NOTE: With all the evidence of senseless hatred, war and

bloodshed on this earth, there are some who will still deny the

existence of Satan. However, the man who doesn’t believe in

the existence of the Devil is already deceived.

“Medical tradition and superstition are the source of the

conception which has come down to us of Satan as a monster

of horrid form and hideous expression, with an accompaniment

of hooves, horns, pitchfork, barbed tail, and breath of flames.

This hobgoblin of the ignorant and superstitious has no reality

in fact, no basis in the Scriptures, and is the source of derision on

the part of intelligent and cultured people. This very grotesque

and absurd impression regarding Satan is in itself an evidence

of the craft and guile of the deceiver.” Carlyle B. Haynes, Satan,

His Origin, Work, and Destiny pg. 9

The Devil is no theological abstraction, some psychic trauma,

or distortion of the mind. The Devil is a personal being, able to

assail unsuspecting individuals.

11.Where is the devil at this moment?

Job 1:7 (NKJV),


to and fro on the earth and ..._____

back and forth on it.”

1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the

devil, as a roaring lion,

may devour:”


_________ ______

seeking whom he

NOTE: The devil is not in the center of the earth. But, rather, he

is walking on the earth for the purpose of destroying life.

12.What is the strategy of the devil?

1 Timothy 2:14, “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman

______ ____________

was in the transgression.”

Revelation 16:14, “For they are the spirits of devils, working __


which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the

whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of

God Almighty.”


2 Corinthians 11:14, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is ____


into an angel of

Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,

but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers

of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in



Revelation 12:10, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,

Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our

God, and the power of his Christ: for the

of our


brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God

day and night.”

Job 2:7, “So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD,


Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto

his crown.”

John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your

father ye will do. He was a


from the beginning,

and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar,

and the father of it.”

NOTE: The devil uses deception, miracles, transformation into

light, affliction, and murder, to carry out his work in hurting

God by hurting human beings.

13.What can a person do on the practical level to overcome the

devil and his devices?

James 4:7, “

yourselves therefore to


the devil, and he will flee from you.”



Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him by the


the Lamb, and by the word of their ___________


and they

loved not their lives unto the death.”

NOTE: The only way to overcome him is to take the “sword

of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:17).

Christ said to Satan n the wilderness temptation, “It is written.”

The promises of God are worth committing to memory now.

The example of the prophets and apostles of old are an

encouragement to the believer.

14.What does the symbolism in Revelation 12:1-5 relate to the

battle between Christ and Satan?

Revelation 12:1-5, “And there appeared a great wonder in

heaven; a

clothed with the


and the ______

under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve ____



And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and

pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder

in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads

and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven,

and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before

the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her

child as soon as it was born.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all

nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto

God, and to his throne.”

NOTE: Before we continue with our study we must find out

who is represented by the woman with the sun, moon, and

stars? We read in the book of Isaiah:

Isaiah 6:5 (NKJV), “As a bridegroom rejoices over the



so shall your God rejoice over you.”

Paul called the Corinthians the bride of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:2, “For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy.

For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present

you as a chaste


to Christ.”

NOTE: What an apt description of the church of Christ! She has

not committed fornication with the world, her doctrines are

pure. The sun, moon and stars represent the light of heaven

that lightens her. The woman is pregnant and about to give

birth, and later we read that she gave birth to a male child:

Revelation 12:5 (NKJV), “She bore a male child, who was to

rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up

to God and His


This can only be Jesus, as it is He that will rule the nations, and

He that ascended into heaven.

Psalm 2:7-9, “I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said

unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the


for thine

inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy

possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou

shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’ vessel.”

This child was none other than God Himself…

Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV), “For unto us a

is born, unto us a



is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder.

And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

NOTE: The Catholic Church teaches that this woman, clothed

with the sun, is Mary as she gave birth to Jesus. However, this

interpretation creates problems because the woman is later

persecuted by the Dragon, flees into the wilderness, is taken

care of for 1260 days (which is the same time period that the

little horn would persecute God’s people as described in Daniel

7) and then the Dragon finally makes war on the remnant of

her seed. Clearly, the symbol therefore refers to God’s faithful

people (of which Mary was a member). It was out of His people

that the Messiah was to come.

15.In Revelation 12, how is the devil achieving his aims on this


Revelation 12:3-4, “And there appeared another wonder in

heaven; and behold a great red _________


having seven

heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And

his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast

them to the earth: and the

stood before the woman


which was ready to be delivered, for to


her child as

as it was born.”


NOTE: We know from verse 9 that the dragon is Satan, but

Satan works through earthly instruments to achieve his aims.

The dragon also has ten horns, which remind us of the fourth

beast of Daniel 7, which represented Rome. Satan worked

through pagan Rome to destroy Jesus. It was a Roman official

that condemned Him to die, Roman soldiers that crucified Him

and guarded his grave, and a Roman seal that sealed His grave.

At His birth, Herod had tried to destroy the newborn king by

issuing the harsh decree condemning male infants to death,

but Rome crucified Him. But, instead of defeating Christ by

this act, it produced the greatest victory the universe had ever

witnessed, because Christ, the sinless One, rose from the grave.

No Roman seal could hold Him and Satan lost the battle.

16.What happened to Satan at the cross?

Revelation 12:10, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,

Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of

our God, and the power of his Christ: for the

of our

brethren is


which accused them before our God

day and night.”

NOTE: Satan’s apparent victory at the cross was to be his

greatest defeat. Not being able to tempt Christ, and realizing

that his own fate had been sealed forever, he determined to

destroy off the face of the earth those who believed in the

merits of the risen Saviour. He relentlessly persecuted God’s

church using the state, first in the form of pagan Rome and

then in the form of papal Rome.

17.Even though the persecution was severe, what were the

people of God able to do?

Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him by the blood of the

Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not

their lives unto the death.”

NOTE: History tells us how cruel Rome was in its persecution

of God’s people. The Colosseum, where an estimated 80,000

Christians were set alight or killed by lions, testifies to the fact

that almost 3 million Christians were martyred during the first

two and a half centuries after Christ ascended to heaven. The

emperors of Rome were relentless in their cruelty towards the

new converts, and monsters such as Nero and the Emperor

Marcus Aurelius made a sport of devising methods to kill them.

Historians tell us that Marcus Aurelius used to tie the legs of his

victims onto two horses and watch how these Christians were

torn asunder.

When Rome adopted the Christian religion and made

it the state religion, matters did not improve, but got worse.

Firstly, a subtle compromise bred complacency, and when this

did not work, the fires of persecution were rekindled. When

Constantine adopted the new religion, he did so with a mind

to blend the old pagan religion with Christianity. Harry R.

Boer’s book: A Short History of the Early Church tells us what

happened when church and state united.

“The multiplication of holy days, the veneration of

saints, martyrs and relics, and the value attached to pilgrimages

and holy places often pushed truly spiritual concerns into the

background.” p. 42

F. J. Foakes-Jackson in his book History of the Christian

Church describes the aims of Constantine:

“In dealing with the church, his object was gradually to

transfer to Christianity from heathenism all that had hitherto

made it attractive in the eyes of the people.” p. 286

Constantine, in fact, was the first to enact Sunday laws

in 321 A.D., enforcing the maintenance of the pagan day of

worship in violation of the law of God. The German historian,

H. G. Heggtveit, describes the compromise in these words:

“Constantine labored at his time untiringly to unite

the worshippers of the old and the new faith in one religion.

All his laws and contrivances are aimed at promoting this

amalgamation of religions. He would by all means melt

together a purified heathenism and a moderate Christianity.”

With regard to the Sunday laws, Heggtveit states:

“His injunction that the ‘Day of the Sun’ should be a

general rest day was characteristic of his standpoint

. . .

Of all his

blending and melting together of Christianity and heathenism,

none is more easy to see through than this making of his Sunday

law. The Christians worshipped their Christ, the heathen their

sun god; according to the opinion of the Emperor, the objects

for worship in both religions were essentially the same.”

Harry Boer, in his historical account A Short History of

the Early Church makes the following statement:

“He (Constantine) designated Sunday by its traditional

pagan name - The Day of the Sun, not the Sabbath or the Day

of the Lord. Pagans could therefore accept it. Christians gave

the natural sun a new meaning by thinking of Christ the Son of

Righteousness. Constantine and later emperors, as well as the

church councils, enacted additional Sunday legislation. It was

Constantine’s decree of 321, however, that laid the basis of the

universal recognition of Sunday as a day of rest.” p. 143

18.What did the faithful do in the face of such a crisis?

Revelation 12:6, “And the

into the wilderness,

________ ____

where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed

her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”

NOTE: In response to the crisis, those who wanted to remain

faithful to God and His Word, fled into the solitary places to

be able to worship God according to the dictates of their

conscience. This is the period of persecution predicted by the

prophet Daniel in connection with the little horn, which we

identified as the antichrist or papal Rome (See The Man Behind

the Mask). The church that compromised with heathenism

became the persecutor. Pagan Rome was replaced by Papal


19.Where did the faithful flee to?

Revelation 12:13-14, “And when the dragon saw that he was

cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought

forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings

of a great eagle, that she might fly into the

, into her


place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a

time, from the face of the serpent.”

NOTE: The church fled into the solitary places of the world,

and during the time of papal supremacy, the word of God was

kept alive by small groups of believers such as the Waldenses,

who kept the Sabbath of the fourth commandment rather

than the pagan Sunday and chose rather to die than deny their

faith in Christ and the Scriptures. They were thrown off cliffs,

their children’s heads were bashed against the rocks and some

were cremated alive. The church (the woman) fled to solitary

places in the Alps in order to escape the persecution of the

dragon, and in the Piedmont valleys in northern Italy, hundreds

of thousands of them were martyred because of their faith. The

church in the wilderness kept the flame of truth burning. They

cherished the Scriptures, and when the reformation spread

the word of God, Rome stepped up its efforts to destroy those

who would defy its doctrines. History abounds with atrocities

against Protestants, the wars that were fought to exterminate

them, the massacres that took place and the work of the

inquisition that led to the torture and burning at the stake of

thousands. When persecution could not destroy the work of

the Reformation, a more subtle strategy was employed, and

the Counter-reformation, led by the Jesuits, was born (see The

Spirit of Unity). Sadly, this bore fruits of compromise, as in the

days of Constantine, and the church in the wilderness once

more became a church at peace with Rome.

20.Who would make the devil angry?

Revelation 12:17, “And the dragon was wroth with the woman,

and went to make war with the

of her seed, which

keep the

of God, and have the testimony of Jesus


NOTE: As seen in a previous study, the two beasts of Revelation

3 will unite in their persecution of this remnant, and decrees

(see The Mark of the Beast) will be legislated, enforcing papal

doctrines. The great controversy will end when the final apostasy

against God’s government declares the law of God null and

void, and issues decrees that God’s commandment-keeping

people, who refuse to obey man rather than God, should be


21.When will the patient endurance of God’s people be

ultimately rewarded?

Revelation 14:12 , “Here is the

of the saints: here are

they that


of God, and the faith of


NOTE: This patience will be rewarded when Christ returns as

King of kings and Lord of lords to take those who have patiently

waited for Him to mansions, which He has already prepared.


I choose to be on the side of Jesus, the side of truth, not the

side of traditions of men. Yes or No



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