Well, since this is a styled book review I will elucidate why I titled this “the book review that never was.”
Some time ago I reviewed her book Eden: The Knowledge of Good and Evil 666 and noted:
Overall this is a most informative, thought provoking and engaging book and well worth reading…and re-reading. This is even despite its problems such as her missing it very badly on the issue of Melchizedek and performing mathematical gymnastics so as to make Prince William’s name and titled add up to 666.
She has explained that after publishing that book she realized that it may have been too much, too soon. Thus, she decided to follow it up with a three volume series which would serve as background information about the various and sundry topics she originally covered.
The book “Beguiled: Eden to Armageddon” is vol. I in this series and it is the book review that never was, as far as I am concerned, because it failed to live up to its promise, only created more bottomless rabbit holes and thus, is the end of that road for me.
I am pretty well familiar with the subjects Pugh covered from the transhumanism to Freemasonry and from mind control experiments to the antichrist and much more. Thus, I can tell when someone is making claims that are at least somewhat unique, unusual, unfamiliar, innovative, etc. And this is where the problem arises: I found that she made far too many assertions and failed to back those even with a citation. Now, if you have the time to turn her book(s) into a personal research project and track everything down then that is wonderful. However, keep in mind that the stated purpose of the book was supposed to be to have tracked those things down and presented them: quotations, citation and all.
There are also other issues such as when she asserts, “When Moses and Solomon built temples, there were never any images of a person sculptured into statues and placed in them or even pictures of anything painted on the walls. This is why first century churches did not have any paintings or sculptures.”
Given certain qualifications, this may be problematic on, at least, three levels:
Moses did not build any temples. He did build a tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant and the simple biblically verifiable fact is that both of these included images and sculptured statues: they may not have been of “a person” but they included images and statues of Cherubim. For the evidence, see On the Treatment of Images Part I and Part II).
Likewise with Solomon’s temple: it included much imagery including status of Cherubim and images as wall decorations (thus, see the reference above).
A church dating to 200-250 AD was been discovered in Megiddo, Israel. Excavations uncovered a large tile floor and wall remnants. There are mosaics of fish which were the original Christian symbol. Also found were some inscriptions inlaid into the mosaic one which reads, “Akeptous, the God-loving, offered this table for (the) God Jesus Christ, as a remembrance” (“Akeptous” is the name of the woman who offered this “remembrance”).
She also holds to the un-biblical serpent seed of Satan theory contra which I have been publishing a five book series (see here). Here is an example from this book “People living in Babylon had one language and were reestablishing a one world worship of Cain’s lineage brought into existence through Eve and the serpent. Satan’s lineage is where the cradle of civilization got their sacred sciences and architectural skills in order to build their tower in Babel in an attempt to reach the heavens and become gods themselves.”
In fact, she notes, “The Bible explains all flesh has an ability to be saved in Isaiah 59. This statement excludes counterfeit man-made flesh and flesh mixed with serpents which Isaiah 59:5 says breaks into a viper at death.” Verse 4 denotes that the context is that “None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity” so that which follows is symbolically indicative of this lack of justice and lack of calling for justice. Verse 5 reads, “They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.”
Oh, so the Bible was not teaching us about genetics and certainly not teaching us about genetics with regards to the mixing of human DNA and Satanic and/or serpentine DNA. No rather, “They hatch cockatrice’ eggs…” it is somewhat like we would say that those who fail to call for justice are also hatching a scheme.
And of those of us to refute the serpent seed of Satan theory, she writes, “philosophical sons of this hidden mystery have been strategically put into place at all levels of society to bash serpent seed theory at all costs. They do not want the truth to be revealed.” Well, I must not have received the memo—nor the paycheck.
Joye Jeffries Pugh also writes, “hell is eternal death for the wicked. They will be tortured day and night by dying over and over and over for all eternity at the hands of Satan a his fallen angels. Eternal death does not mean lights-out or that a person no longer exists.”
This is biblically unknown. One could accurately state that “hell is eternal death for the wicked” and “Eternal death does not mean lights-out or that a person no longer exists.”
However, that “They will be tortured” is inaccurate as the Bible refers to hell as being a place of torment, not torture.
That they will be tortures “at the hands of Satan a his fallen angels” is inaccurate as the Bible tells us that Satan a his fallen angels are not torturers but will themselves be tormented, they are not rulers of hell but victims of it, they do not get to spend eternity doing that which they most enjoy. For example, “the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).
That the wicked will be “dying over and over and over for all eternity” is biblically unknown.
In short, between the assertions and inaccuracies this book should have been a draft which an editor prevented from being published until such a time as thorough fact checking and citations were added to it. As it is, is it highly unreliable.
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