B. The Origin of Demons Thus says the Lord God to Tyre, … And they shall take up a lamentation over you and say to you, 'How you have perished (vanished, in other translations), 0 inhabited one, From the seas, 0 renowned city, Which was mighty on the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who imposed her terror On all her inhabitants!'" (Ezek. 26:15, 17 NASB)
For thus says the Lord God: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, then I will thrust you down with those who descend into the Pit, to the people of old, and I will make you to dwell in the nether world, among primeval ruins, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you will not be inhabited or have a place in the land of the living. (Ezek. 26:1920)
These verses in Ezekiel 26 above take on even more significance when it is realized that only two chapters later in this same book of the Bible, Satan is referred to allegorically as the king of Tyre. It is most likely that these verses are an allegorical reference to what happened on the earth at the time of Satan's rebellion. Who are the people of old, and where did these primeval ruins come from?
This is the major rift valley of the Earth; a second one, also perpendicular to and astride the equator, has been detected in the submerged MidAtlantic Range. 95
This being the case, we should expect to find evidence of a racial myth, a legend, with the following characteristics:
1. The legend is persistent, despite there being no cultural or archaeological evidence whatsoever to support it. 2. This legendary race lived on a continentislandcity that was situated in the Atlantic Ocean and was destroyed by a violent, cataclysmic disaster, which caused a rapid, complete inundation by the ocean due to its sinking.
Do we find evidence of such a persistent legend in the literature of our race?
But to this day the tradition, as revived by Plato, has not died.... An incomplete catalogue of the literature on Atlantis in 1926 included 1,700 titles. 99
Has anyone reading this not heard of the legend of Atlantis?