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TANATA is devoted to discussing the paradoxes and the mysteries of life, among which is the paradox of the coexistence of good and evil. “God is love,” John tells us. Evil exists, we would suggest, not because God is detached or unconcerned, but because free will exists which is required for true, unforced love to exist. Still, it is painfully hard to reconcile this paradox. We believe that all evil one day will be judged and destroyed, until then we must pray.

DANIEL 7:13-14

13 “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him.

14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.


7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

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Host of Heaven, "the gods," etc.

The Divine Council. Ancient astronauts. The Host of Heaven. The Elohim. The Anunnaki. The gods. Who are they? What are they? Are these terms synonymous? Whatever they are, none of them is apparently good. Michael S. Heiser, a scholar whose work we admire and recommend, does as good a job as anyone on his site Paleobabble (see link above) and this one which provides a thorough exegesis of PSALM 82, which describes an unpromising fate for “the gods,” a.k.a. the Elohim (in the plural and not singular use of the word).

Because of their uncharitable attitudes toward the oppressed, the fatherless, the widows and the poor, these beings, these apparent one-time rulers of ancient Sumer and Babylon, will be treated like evil men (which means they are not men) … and destroyed by God, according to Psalm 82. It’s a fascinating topic, which has no ready answers. We’ll say more on this topic as our research continues.