Do Christians know what the Olympic torch means?

Created on: 10th July 2012

It won`t be long now when London will host 2012 Summer Olympics and the Olympic torch relay has already started across the UK. This ceremonial event, where people from all walks of life carry the Olympic torch across our country, many not knowing what tradition they are celebrating.

In Greek mythology, the original “torch-bearer” was Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods in order to give it to humanity. Fire was considered by ancients as being a tiny spark of the sun, which was considered to be the physical manifestation of deity. By bringing fire to mankind, Prometheus has therefore enabled humans to partake in “all things divine” and even allowed them to aspire to become gods themselves. For this reason, Prometheus is particularly revered as his myth is the ultimate representation towards divinity and immortality through man’s own means.

The act of “carrying the torch” is symbolic of man’s awareness of his own “divine spark” and represents his aspiration to become “one of the gods”. This is, in a nutshell, the core philosophy of the world’s elite, which is heavily influenced by the teachings of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and Illuminism. For this reason, Prometheus’ Torch of Illumination is often found in the occult elite’s symbolism.

The myth of Prometheus is, in many ways, similar to the myth of Lucifer – whose name is Latin for “Light Bearer”. Since Lucifer fell from Heaven to the earthly realm – bringing with him “the light of Illumination” – he is considered in occult schools to be the Bringer of Light, of the Morning Star, of intellectualism and of enlightenment.

As the Torch of Enlightenment is the main symbol representing the Olympic games, should Christians be celebrating this part of the games?

Posted by Amanda Hopkins

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posted by S.E.Gregg on 12-07-12

Thank you for explaining what the Olympic torch means.Please read my blog where I compare the opening ceremony of the Olympics to the beginning of the Christianity at Pentecost. Here is the link:

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