By Sabin Geyman
Years ago, “Swiss Family Robinson” was an action movie, and it was quite delightful and relatively clean. Nowadays, action often drifts into the sci-fi camp and audiences are treated to any number of unsettling and bleak futuristic scenarios.
In “Oblivion,” much of America has been decimated through a series of natural disasters and nuclear war, and a drone technician named Jack (Tom Cruise) keeps a fleet of drones flying on their missions to kill surviving people who are trivialized as mere “scavengers.” Actually there are many clones of the memory-wiped Jack, clones that are incubating inside a huge tetrahedral spaceship; like Jack, the clones also service the killer drones. Natural disasters, nuclear war, a campaign to kill all humans on earthâ€•and there’s more! The tetrahedron, or “Tet,” which oversees the slaughter campaign has ghoulish symbolic overtones.
Tetrahedrons Used for Evil
In Hebrew, tet is the initial letter of tov (the good), according to JaysAnalysis.com. Therefore, an upside-down Tet would suggest goodness stood on its head, or goodness toppled, or evil. The Tet spaceship that hangs in space throughout the movie is anti-human and reminds one of the Biblical instruction: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight … and take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!… For they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel” (Is. 5:20-21, 23b, 24b NASB).
The Enemy (Satan) masquerades as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11 NASB), all prettied up but actually seething with destructive energy and laying potentially dooming schemes against the untaught and unwary; similarly, the upside-down Tetrahedron incubates clones that are programmed to destroy men. This Tet-based, anti-human army smells a lot like Satan and his battery of other fallen angels who prowl around seeking to devour souls (1 Pet. 5:8 NASB).
A triangle pointing down also represents female sexuality [female groin and pubic hair pattern], goddess worship, and homosexuality, according to RadioLiberty.com. The implication of a dominatrix figure, symbolized by the menacing Tet spacecraft, calls to mind the hideous Baal-peor worship of old.
Peor basically meaning cleft, and coming to represent a woman’s opening, Baal-peor was essentially the worship of a woman’s opening or cleft. We know from Romans 1 that we are to worship the Creator and not the creation, hence God was angered by the unclean lord of the cleft, or Baal-peor: “While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab. For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. So Israel joined themselves to Baal of Peor, and the LORD was angry against Israel. The LORD said to Moses, ‘Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the fierce anger of the LORD may turn away from Israel.’ So Moses said to the judges of Israel, ‘Each of you slay his men who have joined themselves to Baal of Peor’” (Num. 25:1-5 NASB). The LORD is serious about the tenet that man must not exchange the truth of God for a lie, and must not worship the creature instead of the Creator (Romans 1), and add to that the stern lesson of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (centers of rampant unclean sex), and one can well appreciate the LORD’s anger against the foreign god Baal-peor. In light of all this, the huge vagina symbol floating in space in “Oblivion” would seem to connote Baal-peor worship, goddess worship, uncleanness, rebellion against what is good and pure, and a violent lust to destroy people (the opposite of sweet and godly procreation).
We know that the Enemy worked through the Egyptian pharaoh to kill off the first-born so as to try to prevent the birth of the Messiah; we also know that the Enemy uses ungodly sexual lust to destroy people: The fallen angels, or “sons of God,” went in to the “daughters of men,” producing wicked giants called Nephilim (Genesis 6); moreover, the devil and his angels were thrown down to earth, and the devil (ie, serpent/dragon) tried to destroy the woman (ie, Israel/church) but could not due to the LORD’s protective hand, so the devil warred against the remainder of the woman’s children, who keep God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 12). Indeed, the Baal-peor–styled Tet, understood as an antichrist element, would connote rebellion against the LORD God of Israel; unclean sex; idol worship; and a satanic plot to destroy the remnant of mankind.
There is of course the Louvre Pyramid at Paris’s Louvre Museum, and interestingly, the shopping mall in front of the museum features the “Inverted Pyramid” skylight; the juxtaposition of those two structures certainly echoes the compass-and-square geometry so favored by Freemasons worldwide. In his guidebook on “Masonic Paris,” Raphaël Aurillac notes that the Louvre Museum used to be a Masonic temple, according to Wikipedia—this gives credence to the Masonic interpretation of the pyramid and the inverted-pyramid skylight at the Louvre. Aurillac has noted a Rosicrucian motto (Rosicrucians being the occult predecessors of the Jesuit Freemasons, as are the Gnostics and Knights Templar) which could capture the symbolism of a downward-pointing pyramid: “VITRIOL, or Visita Interiorem Terrae Rectificandoque/Invenies Occultum Lapidem, or Visit the interior of the earth and … you will find the secret stone.”
Vitriol is something caustic, such as sulfuric acid, and sulfur is associated with both the divine judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah (fire and brimstone rained down from heaven, leaving a sulfur-encased landscape in the present-day location of those wicked cities) on the one hand, and sulfur fumeroles or sulfur hot baths that well up from the fiery nether regions of the earth (think Yellowstone or the hot baths of Taipei’s Beitou District, in Taiwan) on the other hand. Certainly, the devil’s mission of stealing, killing, and destroying is caustic in the extreme, and the devil and his minions would be only too happy to lure unsuspecting souls into the subterranean nether regions that contain hell. Instead of following Gnostics high on their own pseudo-knowledge and occultic trickery, and instead of following Masons into the depths of the earth in search of a secret stone, it is infinitely better to repent of one’s sins, and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as one’s Lord and as one’s Rock of Salvation! Instead of following the devil into hell in search of some phantom stone, it is better to follow Yeshua the Messiah into the heavenly realm!
If the Tet spaceship in the movie “Oblivion” symbolizes a woman’s sexuality, Baal-peor (lord of the cleft) worship, goddess worship, uncleanness, rebellion against what is good and pure, a violent lust to destroy people, and the flames and smoke of hell, then Jack’s boss, the mission control element in the movie, should be regarded as an antichrist figure. As such, the Tet should be an affront and a blasphemy to any knowledgeable student of the Bible. Whether it is the rampant use of the LORD’s Name in vain and satanic symbols in movies like “Pulp Fiction” or “Cape Fear,” respectively, at least one Hollywood director conceded that “Hollywood is an extension of Gnosticism,” according to JaysAnalysis.com.
Gnosticism is linked to the Freemasons, the Jesuits, the Roman Catholic church, and Rome, so it is not inconsequential that Jack, the drone repairman, finds a book in the ruins of the New York Public Library, one entitled The Lays of Ancient Rome, by Thomas Babington Macaulay. Jack zeroes in on this passage: “To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods.” The reference recalls the defense of the Sublician Bridge, and by extension, of Rome, by Horatius Cocles against the invading Etruscan king Lars Porsena in 508 BC. Thus, while the symbols of Gnosticism/Masonry/Rome are very apparent in “Oblivion,” the movie would seem to actually endorse a defense of Rome explicitly through the high profile given to Macaulay’s The Lays of Ancient Rome and the specific passage enshrining Horatius Cocles’ historical defense of Rome! The cause of the Jesuits, the Freemasons, and the Roman Catholic church are defended implicitly through symbols and explicitly through the most remarkable popping up of The Lays of Ancient Rome in “Oblivion.” There could be no coincidence—after all, there are a lot of books in the New York Public Library to choose from; they could have chosen a Bible verse, but they did not. All the dark, pagan symbols, that pro–pagan Rome book, that passage in that book—the chances of their being there together by random chance are mathematically nil.
The anti-Christian warlocks of Holly Wood stir their witches’ brew and strafe the atmosphere with satanic designs, but at the end of the day Satan loses and the LORD God of Israel wins.
The Great Whore of Babylon, in Revelation 17, sits astride a beast (Antichrist) that has seven heads and ten horns (Rome famously sits on seven hills and the world system would seem to be dividing into ten divisions); she is arrayed in purple and scarlet (the colors of the Roman Catholic bishops and cardinals); she is adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls (loot from the Crusades, the Inquisition, et cetera); she holds a chalice full of abominations (embracing of pagan gods, the unbiblical eucharist ceremony, Marian worship, et cetera); she exudes a wine of immorality (false doctrine); she commits acts of immorality with the kings of the earth (the Vatican has diplomatic relations with many kings of the earth); and she is drunk on the blood of the saints. Many Christians believe the Great Whore of Babylon sits in Rome.
Few would come right out and defend the Great Whore of Babylon as she really is, because she is indefensible—but certain pseudo-scholars would defend her through dark symbols.
We had better throw down the Rosicrucian tetrahedron that beckons one, in hellish Latin phrases, to follow the devil into hell in search of a phantom stone; cast away the perverse Masonic imagery of a pyramid-tetrahedron coupling; avoid blind attachment to relics, or ashes, of one’s fathers or to the temples of pagan gods; and discard the lays, devisings, or arrangements of ancient, pagan Rome. And we had better be careful to reject the terrible witches’ brews stirred up by certain warlocks with their coveted pieces of holly wood.
Babylon the Great will get its comeuppance: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird…. Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls…. So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown with violence, and will not be found any longer” (Revelation 18:2b, 16, 21b NASB).
Twisting That Which Is Sacred
The Enemy, Satan, has a bent for twisting that which is sacred. Therefore, he endeavored to change the seventh-day Sabbath to the first day, the day of the sun, and he has endeavored to mock the cross of Christ, as popes of the Roman Catholic church have been known to carry an upside-down crucifix (led, I believe, by the antichrist spirit). Then could it be that the Tet in “Oblivion”—an upside-down pyramid dedicated to a mission of killing people and luring men to their doom, to the demonic embrace of a false god (Titan) that is in the thrall, or orbit, of Satan (Saturn)—is a mockery of the true city of God which is now in Heaven and will someday come down out of Heaven as the New Jerusalem, alighting on the New Earth?
After all, with dimensions of 1,500 miles by 1,500 miles by 1,500 miles (some say 1,400 miles), the New Jerusalem is laid out as a square, and has the same length, width, and height. Its shape is variously understood to be a cube or a pyramidal structure, both of which could be described by the dimensions given in Revelation 21. The New Jerusalem will be wonderful: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away’” (Revelation 21: 1-4 NASB).
Patrick Heron, in his book The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse, argues that the New Jerusalem will be in the shape of a pyramid: “I believe that [the New Jerusalem] is in the form of a pyramid and I believe that the reason the Pyramid of Giza and the other ancient pyramids were built was to copy the heavenly city of Yahweh, the Holy City which is right now in the heavens. This is what I mean by the term ‘Pyramid of the Apocalypse’…. Lucifer … was banished from the presence of Yahweh, and those who rebelled with him fell to Earth. Because it is the nature of Lucifer to [mimic] Yahweh, he decided to construct a magnificent edifice for himself on this Earth. This building was to be a monument to his own pride and ego. So by way of his minions, the Nephilim, and the awesome spiritual power at his disposal, he designed and constructed this massive pyramid at Giza, using all his celestial prowess and astronomical knowledge to align it with the various star signs and constellations” (pp. 191-2). To borrow the jargon of intelligence-speak, the “probable pyramid” of Revelation 21—that is, the New Jerusalem—is the goal of every Christian everywhere. Therefore contorting, twisting, and defaming such a beautiful City of God would be a profane thing to do.
The same secret, skulking societies that hate Biblical Christianity while pretending to lift it up, try to change the seventh-day Sabbath to the day of the sun, and solemnly carry around an upside-down cross—they often perpetuate and promote the very pagan Egyptian gods and goddesses and would very likely twist a light-and-good pyramid into a dark-and-satanic upside-down pyramid. Tellingly, the ruined landscape that is featured in “Oblivion” reveals little of the original cities, but the producers made sure to include up-close shots of a leaning “Washington Monument” (which is part of ungodly Baal-Ashteroth worship in couplet with the Capitol Building) and the torch from the “Statue of Liberty” (which was originally intended as an Isis statue and was “gifted” to the US by French Freemasons).
Saturn, Titan, and the Nephilim
Proverbs 5 teaches this: “For the lips of an adulteress drip honey and smoother than oil is her speech; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood…. Her feet go down to death, her steps take hold of Sheol.” If the adulteress of Proverbs 5 leads a man to his doom , then it is telling that the “mission control woman” in the huge Tet spaceship (symbol of a vagina and goddess worship) promises to “rescue” Jack (as it were, with honey-dripping lips) by taking him and his coworker to Titan, a moon of Saturn. Well now, that is interesting! Saturn is a symbol of Satan, and the Titans were for the Greeks the Nephilim, according to Stephen Quayle, the offspring of fallen angels and earth women. Therefore, metaphorically speaking, the Tet mission control woman invited Jack to leave his battle-worn landscape for the embrace of the Nephilim who are in the thrall of Satan! The Beast, or Antichrist, will also invite people to follow him into a mirage of “peace and safety” before unleashing “sudden destruction” on them (1 Thessalonians 5), and he will be a covenant-breaker, spreading abominations and making desolate (Daniel 9) until the Lord Jesus eliminates him (Daniel 9, Revelation 19).
According to Quayle, the Greeks used the word gegenes to translate Nephilim (a Hebrew word) when writing the Greek Septuagint (the Greek rendering of the Old Testament), and used gegenes again when referring to those commonly known as the Titans in Greek mythology. Therefore, the Greek Titans of legend were the Nephilim.
The debauchery, rape, murder, and sun worship that was Saturnalia in the Middle Ages has unfortunate corollaries in the modern-day rush into Sodom- and Gomorrah-like uncleanness; another corollary is the recent saturation of demonic (and Nephilim-like) movie themes, corporate logos, and music icons in the mass media. As it was in the days of Noah (escaping rampant Nephilim-led wickedness, Genesis 6) and in the days of Lot (escaping rampant uncleanness, Genesis 19), so it will be in the days of the Son of Man (Luke 17). While the secular world hee-haws and guffaws over what they don’t understand, the demonic infiltration of our world goes on unabated.
Knowing the Enemy is fundamental in military science. The prophet Ezekiel had a word from the LORD God of Israel that was to be delivered to the King of Tyre, but which clearly recalls the vast evil and arrogance of Lucifer/Satan as well: “Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee…. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering … the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so; thou wast on the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee” (Ezekiel 28:3, 13a & c, 14-17 KJV).
From Genesis 6 we are aware that there have been Nephilim, the wicked offspring of fallen angels (sons of God) and women (daughters of men), in the days of Noah and afterwards also! The fact that there have been Nephilim after the days of Noah is often overlooked. The LORD destroyed the original group of Nephilim with the Great Flood, but later his servants were led to exterminate later waves of those evil beings: “So the LORD our God delivered Og also, king of Bashan, with all his people into our hand, and we smote them until no survivor was left…. But all the animals and the spoil of the cities we took as our booty” (Deuteronomy 3:3, 7 NASB). Og, whose bed was nine cubits by four cubits (roughly 12-and-a-half to 15-and-a-half feet in length), was the last of the Rephaim, whose line was of the Nephilim.
Avoiding Oblivion, Being Fruitful
If oblivion is the condition of being forgotten, that would be something to avoid. Those who revile the things which they do not understand; those who are destroyed by the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals; those who have gone the way of Cain; and those who have rushed into the error of Balaam for pay—those men are autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead and uprooted, and they are wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever (Jude 10, 11a, 12b, 13b NASB). Given Jesus’ exhortation that his believers, sent out as sheep in the midst of wolves, should be as shrewd as serpents yet as innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16 NASB), it would seem to be good to have a passing knowledge of what the enemy looks like. That said, I would also recommend that one should pull away from the weird, occult geometries and symbols as soon as necessary, making sure that one’s own feet have been warned sufficiently against certain insidious anti-Christian traps. Believers in Jesus Christ can rejoice in Galations 5 and the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Embracing the Lord Jesus Christ
We, the people, are in a struggle—a fight that requires gearing up, so to speak. “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places…. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints…” (Ephesians 6:11-12, 18 NASB). Moreover, believers must remember this lovely passage that was so foundational for the Protestant Reformation: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10 NASB).
The Lord Jesus Christ will come back on a white horse and defeat His enemies, including the beast (or Antichrist) and false prophet: “And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone” (Rev. 19:20 NASB).
As the Lord Jesus said, “[F]alse Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect. But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance” (Mark 13:22 NASB). Many signs and wonders on the silver screen of Holly Wood are definitely intended to lead astray as many as possible, including, if possible, the elect.
King Jesus wins, and He is the Rock of Salvation.
Sabin Geyman is the author of an exciting new work of apologetics, Testing the Spirits: Exposing Dark Sayings & Embracing the Light of Jesus. A former reporter, editor, Department of Defense analyst, and Chinese instructor, Geyman now studies the nexus between Christian teachings and societal trends.