But he is also called "the Prince of the Power of the Air" (Eph. ii, 2). This principality would seem be the same as "the heavenly places"---our version incorrectly translates "high places" (Eph. vi. 12)---which, as Paul tells us, swarm with the spiritual hosts of wickedness. It is by no means necessary to restrict it to the eighty or a hundred miles of atmosphere supposed to surround the earth: for if Satan's power extends to the sun, as we suggested above, and so to the whole of out solar system, the kingdom of the air would include the immense space in which the planets of our centre revolve: and in such a case it seems not unlikely that the throne of its prince may be situated in the photosphere of the sun. We should thus find a deep underlying significance in the face that idolatry had always commenced with, and in no small degree consisted of, the worship of the Sun-god, whether he be called San, Shamas, Bel, Ra, Baal, Moloch, Milcom, Hadad, Adram-melch and Anamelch, Mithras, Apollo, Sheikh Shems, or by any other of his innhumerable names.
G H Pember, Earth's Earliest Ages 21 Comments
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