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To War With Love

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Chapter 1 The way things could be
It was quiet - but then it had been quiet for over four hundred years.
There had been no words from The Creator. The prophets were silent as though all that had to
be said was already entombed in the proclaimed words of the ancient bards.
There had been no new Isaiah or Daniel.
The time for words was in the past; now was the time for action - an action foretold in the
words of old, yet shrouded in allegory and double meaning so that the intelligence of mere man
would discern their significance in retrospect rather than as a crystal clear pointer to future
In aeons of time gone by the inevitability of the conflict had germinated with the creation of man.
His name was Adam; the first animal to be given an eternal spirit; a creative creature with a will
of its own. A strange creation - part mortal, with typical animal instincts and desires, part
eternal, with a soul and spirit able to exist beyond the confines of time and space. There was
one other distinctive characteristic of man - he had been given a creative capacity bettered only
by that of The Creator himself.
Satan's role had been clear from the start; it was that of a servant whose job it was to ensure
that the earth remained the paradise it was created to be; to eliminate virus and bacteria that
might develop and prove harmful to man; to protect and shield men from natural disasters; to
ensure an equable temperature and humidity, and an environment totally conducive to the
development of the favoured species.
Satan hated the role. He was the superior creature! He existed wholly in a multi- dimensional
state which provided him with far greater freedom than animal man's puny three dimensional
existence. Satan was totally aware of his whole being; man was only really aware of his animal
nature; his consciousness of the spiritual dimension was pathetically limited.
What man and Satan shared was a free will, to obey or disobey the directives of The Creator.
Coupled with that freedom was authority which was without condition. Man had authority over
the created world. He could use its resources to the full, but he also had to nurture and protect
them. If man abused his authority; if he plundered the earth and raped his environment, he might
well suffer with the rest of the created world but his authority would remain unchanged.
Satan had authority over the spiritual dimension and over the processes of natural creation.
Supremely, Satan had responsibility for the soul and spirit of man. He was to nurture and guide
each spirit so that it would mature and grow in wisdom and character, to become a perfect,