Is The Traducer The Author of Evil?

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Hi C____,

Thank you for sharing this article on the traducer with me. The part of the article dealing with the definition of the English word,’traducer’ was very good, but other parts in the same article were tainted with the heresy of God’s sovereignty being limited only to “all new things”. The author makes the statement that in 2Co 5:18… “all things are of God” ought to read “all new things are of God”:

Here is how the King James renders that verse:

2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2Co 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

The writer went to great lengths to distance God from the evils which God Himself tells us He makes for His own purposes.

Gen 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Pro 20:24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Amo 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

Here is the part of the article you sent me which effectively denies the truth of the verses I just quoted:

After admitting “I was not sure how to deal with” that very plain, straight forward statement, he then continues attempting to limit God’s sovereignty to only “the things that are new”:

So while the part this author wrote about the definition of the English word ‘traducer’ was very informative, yet the traducer is so adept at what he has been given by God to do, that he has traduced this brother into teaching that God does not create evil (Isa 45:7), the evil in the city was not done by God (Amo 3:6), and the wicked man is not of God (Pro 16:4), all the very opposite of what the scriptures plainly teach. Through his own logic and human reasoning, the very channel this brother recognizes as the channel through which Satan is given to deceive all men, this no doubt well-intentioned brother has denied the truth found in all the verses of scripture declaring that evil spirits actually are sent by God to accomplish His purposes, and are not capable of doing anything whatsoever beyond what He gives them to do.

But this is what Satan is given to do:

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The English word ‘traduce’ means to channel. While it is not a Biblical word, it certainly is a Biblical principle that the beast gets his “power, throne, and great authority from [channeled through] the great red dragon, that old serpent, call the devil and Satan, which deceives [by channeling every thought through the carnal mind] the whole world”.

Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat [Greek: thronos, throne], and great authority.

It is by ‘traducing’ every thought, including the reading of the Word of God itself, through the carnal mind which God Himself has given over to the Adversary, that the deception takes place. It is by God’s decree that Satan is “the god of this world”:

2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not [Pro 16:4, Isa 45:7; Amo 3:6], lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

How then does God keep His elect from this incredible power to “deceive the whole world”? The fact is that we are all born deceived, but God has given His elect a ‘vaccine’ which will destroy the influence of the great red dragon, and that vaccine is Christ. That ‘vaccine’ is Christ as His Word, and Christ as His Christ, His anointed.

Christ is the Word:

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

But Christ is also His body:

Act 22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

It is Christ’s faith in, and obedience to the written word, which faith He has given us, which will keep us from the deceptions of the traducer. That is why we are given this warning:

1Co 4:6 Now these things, brothers, I applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us ye might learn not to think above that which is written, so that ye may not be puffed up, one over the one against the other. (ACV)

But Christ, our vaccination against the death sentence of believing the lies of the traducer, is more than just “that which is written”, and 1Co 4:6 is not “the sum of God Word” (Psa 119:160). His body is also ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, and He has commanded that our understanding of “that which is written”, must be filtered through “His body” whom we are told have been empowered, by the Word of God, and obedience to that Word, to “bind on earth that which… shall have been bound in heaven” (Mat 18:18).

Here are our instructions on how to deal with the traducer of the Word of God. This is the only way to avoid being deceived by that power to whom it is given to “deceive the whole world”:

Mat 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee [including “in doctrine”, 2Jo 1:6-11], go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
Mat 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Mat 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Mat 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall [have been] bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall [have been] loosed in heaven.

“Tell it to the church”. This is the commandment of God which keeps the lies of the traducer from deceiving the body of Christ. If we love our Lord and His Father, we will obey this commandment, because that is how the scriptures define “the love of God”:

2Jn 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. [Especially Mat 18:15-18]
2Jn 1:7 For many deceivers [traducers] are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the [sinful] flesh. This is a deceiver [traducer] and an antichrist.
2Jn 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ [that God Himself “creates evil… yes, even the wicked for the day of evil”], hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Love is obedience to the commandments of God (1Jo 5:2-3 and 2Jo 1:6). It is out of love and obedience to God that the anointed of Christ obey His words in Mat 18:15-18, and it is out of the love of God that His anointed fear to ignore those words just as they fear to ignore these words:

1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
1Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

“Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error [the spirit of the traducer of the word of God]” means that we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error only by deferring to those who know the Word of God well enough to “try the spirits”, and who are given by God Himself to bind and to loose on earth what has already been bound and loosed in the heavens of God’s anointed. Doing that properly, according to the instructions we are commanded in “that which is written”, will keep us from believing that “all things are of God” means only that “all new things are of God”, but the evil in this world did not come from God, in spite of verses like these:

1Sa 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

1Ki 22:23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

As James says:

Jas 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God, for God is without temptation of evils, and he himself tempts no man. (ACV)

God “Himself tempts no man”, but as a comparison of these two accounts of the same story demonstrates, He does send Satan, the devil, to tempt every man through each man’s own lusts:

2Sa 24:1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them, saying, Go, number Israel and Judah.

1Ch 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.

1Ch 21:1 does not contradict, rather it complements 2Sa 24:1. God used Satan to tempt King David, just as He used Satan as God’s own hand to tempt Job:

Job 1:9 Then Satan answered LORD, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?
Job 1:10 Have thou not made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has, on every side? Thou have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
Job 1:11 But put forth thy hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce thee to thy face.
Job 1:12 And LORD said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in thy power, only upon himself do not put forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of LORD.

God sent Satan with specific, limited instructions to take everything that belonged to Job, but “do not put forth your hand… upon him”. Satan did exactly what he was sent to do. He could do nothing less and he could do nothing more.

In the next chapter this entire scene is repeated:

Job 2:4 And Satan answered LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man has he will give for his life.
Job 2:5 But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce thee to thy face.
Job 2:6 And LORD said to Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand, only spare his life.
Job 2:7 So Satan went forth from the presence of LORD, and smote Job with severe boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.

Again Satan did exactly what he was sent by God to accomplish. He afflicted Job with boils, but he was not sent to take Job’s life, and he was not permitted to do so. Satan, just like all men, did exactly what God worked to be done:

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

“God himself” did not tempt Job. He sent “an evil spirit from the Lord” to do so.

As this writer points out, when we see the word ‘Satan’ with the article, it is speaking of “the adversary”, meaning ‘the chief adversary, whom the Lord Himself has placed over legions of lesser adversaries, and it is “the adversary” with whom we are struggling “in [our] heavens” (Eph 6:12), more so than mere flesh, which is also “enmity against God”:

Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Eph 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 high places [Greek: the heavens].

While there is nothing good in our flesh (Rom 7:18), it is even worse when we are made to know that God sends Satan to tempt our willing flesh, to do evil, and to be wicked (Pro 16:4).

I know that you already know all of this, but I remind you of it because you asked me what I thought of that article. As I have said I did not find anything amiss in the section dealing with the definition of the English word ‘traducer’. But this section on “Have Old Things Passed Away?” is way off the mark, telling us that God does not “create evil”, neither does He “make all things, yes even the wicked for the day of evil”. This brother has traduced those verses through his carnal logic and has now placed himself in direct opposition to the Word of God.

He also associates the phrase “the air” with “the soul”, when in fact “the air” refers to the realm of the spirit which along with the Sun, we are told, are both “darkened” by the lies of the traducer:

Rev 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke [traducing lies] out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air [the realm of the heavens, the realm of the spirit] were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

The writer of that article might very well consider the soul to be an immortal spirit, but regardless of what he believes the soul to be, ‘the soul’ is not symbolized by “the air”, but by the the earth and the body which dies:

Eze 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Eze 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

It is true that the soul is more than just a physical body, but that is not to say that it is a spiritual entity which can live apart from a body. Our ‘soul’ is known of God, and it is that knowledge of who we are which is not destroyed by death:

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Our ‘soul’ is known of God, and it is that knowledge of who we are which is not destroyed by death. It is only at a resurrection that God gives a new body to our ‘soul’, and without that resurrection we are “perished”:

1Co 15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
1Co 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
1Co 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

I hope all these scriptures are of help to you.

Your brother in the Christ,


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