Through personal experience, a listening ear, and an introspective observation, countless minds of humanity are bewildered concerning the subject—why does evil, wickedness, and the powers of darkness exist along with love and light. If the Almighty Divine Source is all loving and only of love, as religion teaches; how is it that we observe the wickedness of a human, which includes the selfish behavior of the ego, and a continual struggle within our own hearts and minds? A student of history can observe that the world has worsened regarding the complacent ego driven behavior of humanity. Contemplating that the domination of the darkness is a corrupting energy, a person of discernment should automatically ask, what is the source of darkness, evil, and wickedness? To understand the combined source of the light and of the darkness—the individual student must intellectually grasp the profound paradox of the affirmative nature of the Almighty Divine Creator—The Source. A skill of astuteness will be required for a person to comprehend the depth of the certainty.
The teaching of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and countless other religions concerning the concept of “God” is based on a one-sided perception. The perception is easily attainable, which is drawn from a lost of context of the scriptures. An important confusing aspect of the Greek scriptures is that the translators use the term “God” that is translated from the Greek word deity. The term deity sometimes is referring to Jesus because to the apostles, Jesus, was a deity being raised to heaven as a formless spirit. John 1:1 is a fine example by using the word deity that they translate as God. The ending sentence of John 1:1 translates as “the word is God” some translations might use “a god”, which the term God (higher or lower case) means deity. Jesus is the only begotten spirit of the Divine Source, in reference to first spirit to be created, thus, the master of the spirits in the spirit world, although, the Divine Almighty is the source of all creation. The Divine Spirit is the Grand Godhead of all the spirits (gods), which the Hebrew Scriptures and the Bhagavad Gita teach. The individual spirit of Jesus is of light, love and wisdom and no darkness resides in the light of his spirit; however, the lower entities are of complete darkness. Within each inner spirit or human—the person will serve one or the other master—light and love, or the wickedness and darkness. Although, all matter of energy has issued out of The Grand Source, The Almighty Divine Spirit, the ego included.
There is a vast contrast of discrepancy between the Hebrew and the Greek Scriptures when searching a term for the Almighty Divine. The Greek uses the word Father or Deity. The Hebrew uses the name, which the Jewish scribes obliterated, YHWH, that they translate as LORD; in addition, El is singular and defines as Deity and translates as God; Eloheem is Plural for Deities or gods; predominantly Eloheem is translated as God in the singular form because of the pronoun “he” within the sentence structure. The three Hebrew phrases, YHWH, EL, and Eloheem are three primary words used to represent the Divine Source, which YHWH represents the Divine name. Since the Jewish scribes obscured and obliterated the Divine Name YHWH, deep study is required with an interlinear Hebrew-English old testament source, studying biblical Hebrew helps to recognize and ascertain the affirmative identity of the Almighty Divine Source. Within the Hebrew Scriptures one verse bestows a definition of the Almighty Divine YHWH, Exodus 3:14, which the translators have totally miss-translated. Most bibles use the translation “I am who I am” The direct translation from the Hebrew is “to be / who / to be”. In the footnote of many bibles applies the alternative translation of “I will be what I will be”, which would be more accurate. To understand the depth of the definition of the Divine name within Exodus 3:14, the answer resides in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Bhagavad Gita.
In the book of Exodus, Moses reveals certain aspects of the personality or nature of the Almighty YHWH. Moses, while at the burring bush was explaining that he might not be the person to go to Egypt because of his dilatory speech.
Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue. The LORD said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Who is it that makes a person deaf, mute, or blind? Yes, it is YHWH, The Divine Creator.
Continuing in Exodus, YHWH tells Moses to talk to Pharaoh and tell him to let the Israelites go. Pharaoh said he does not know who this YHWH is, and he would not let the Israelites go. In Exodus chapter seven, reveals that YHWH will harden Pharaoh’s heart so he will not let the Israelites go. That is a paradox in itself. Why would the Divine bring some plagues upon Pharaoh, then Pharaoh says they can go, but the Divine hardened his heart so he would change his mind. This is what occurs within the story concerning Moses and Pharaoh.
The Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. However, I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have made you like a god to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country. But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt, he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites. And the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it. —Exodus 7:1
Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said. —Exodus 7:12
The majorities of humanity will struggle accepting this profound paradox of knowledge. The profundity of the subject requires the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas of this context. The story continues with changing the Nile into blood and then the plague of the frogs. Because of the frogs, Pharaoh became distressed and asked Moses to pray and said that the people could go.
After Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh, Moses cried out to the LORD about the frogs he had brought on Pharaoh. And the LORD did what Moses asked. The frogs died in the houses, in the courtyards and in the fields. They were piled into heaps, and the land reeked of them. But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said. —Exodus 8:12-15
This process continued until the firstborn son of Pharaoh was killed, and the Israelites left Egypt the early morning of the first Passover. YHWH hardened Pharaoh’s heart to the point that Pharaoh died in the Red Sea. The question is, why would the Divine Almighty, YHWH, harden Pharaoh’s heart so he would not listen? Discovering the ambiguous knowledge of understanding requires astuteness of the student to search beyond the paradox.
During the time of the Egyptians, Amun/Ra who is Baal the original wicked one, was predominant among the gods of Egypt. The New Kingdom of the Egyptian dynasty was at the height during that era of Egyptian history with Amunhotep III as Pharaoh. The pristine timing of Moses to oppose Pharaoh caused a showing of domination within the spirit world, but using material world as the stage. The central motivation is for the Glory of Divine Domination as the book of Exodus teaches. It is a paradox for the human mind to comprehend; consequently, the majorities of spiritual seekers cannot accept this vengeful, angry type of God of the Old Testament. This is a concept of a profound paradox. Spiritual seekers tend to accept the God of the New Testament, but they cannot accept the God of the Old Testament. These ignorant shallow thinkers are duped into conjecturing there are two different Deities, one of the Old Testament and one of the New Testament.
Ascertaining the context of The Almighty Source is crucial—Moses wrote down the definition that defines as—to be/who/to be.
So Moses said, “This is what the LORD says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the slave girl, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well. There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt—worse than there has ever been or ever will be again. But among the Israelites not a dog will bark at any man or animal.’ Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel. All these officials of yours will come to me, bowing down before me and saying, ‘Go, you and all the people who follow you!’ After that I will leave.” Then Moses, hot with anger, left Pharaoh.
The LORD had said to Moses, “Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you—so that my wonders may be multiplied in Egypt.” Moses and Aaron performed all these wonders before Pharaoh, but the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let the Israelites go out of his country. —Exodus chapter 11:4-10
At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead. During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested. Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me.” The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. “For otherwise,” they said, “we will all die!” —Exodus Chapter 12:29
Resulting from the fact that the true identity of the Almighty Divine Source is obliterated because of the Jewish scribes; surely, the Almighty Divine allowed this to happen so each person would have to seek and prove personal integrity and their desire to comprehend the deeper truth of reality. Because the Israelites did not drive the Canaanites out of the land, the two cultures became one that departed Babylon after the captivity in the sixth century BCE, the true pronunciation of the Divine Name is lost. Contemplating this story of Moses and Pharaoh, and grasping the deep meaning of the definition—to be/who/to be—may this elucidate the combinational source of the light and the darkness. If you ask a person who is the source of light and love, the answer most likely will be “God” referring to The Divine Source. However, the subject concerning why does evil and darkness exist, the answer of the populace will answer—it is allowed to exist. So where does the energy and domination of the darkness issue from? The concept that The Almighty Divine Creator is Omnipresent baffles and bewilders the common person.