Yesterday I started you with the first part of my three day posting about The Telling. This wonderful book by Mike Duran covers so very much! Tonight I will cover part of the book that seems to have thrown a few people off kilter thus far. (I have been reading other people's reviews you see!)
One aspect of this book is a very nice government cover up, or as I normally call it, a Conspiracy Theory. I tell you these things do happen! Probably not exactly as it was described in this book, but some powers that be are recorded having done horrific experiments. Monstrous things that were done during Hiller's regime come to mind. Many of those mind control techniques and much more didn't come to light till years later, and they were backed by the government at that time. Very sad, but true.
What this means for this book is that a cover up of this magnitude is not so far out there as to render it an issue for this book. Also, those who are like me, and love The X-Files will find the plot much to their liking in this area. When you are reading about Endurance, and the rift....Otto's Rift, you find that more people knew about what was happening there than you had considered. More people are interconnected with the secrets that lie in the rift than had been suspected. This brings me to the Ninth Gate of Hell. I know that isn't a spoiler because it is mentioned on the back of the book.
How can we say that ties into anything "Christian"? I am so glad you asked! I figure it works like this. Heaven has gates. They are spoken of in Revelations 21:21 where we read that there are 12 gates there, and that each made out of a giant single pearl! Matthew 16:18 says "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." In Revelation 1:18 we find Christ saying "I hold the keys to death and hell." These and other verses give us the strong visual impact of both Heaven and Hell having gates, and that Hell has a key to keep it locked. This premise of Hell being sort of "inside" or accessible on Earth is not foreign to me. I was younger when I first heard about the team that was doing some major deep deep drilling, much like the mine in The Telling, and wound up recording screams that sound like they are from Hell. Below are two links about that.
So what all really lies inside of Otto's Rift, what it is doing to the land, and the people who live there is no small thing. It is massive, it is major, and it is not at all what you think. Even so, I am still drawn a good bit back to my first post's topic for The Telling. If you speak the Word, will you not also have a great part in saving lives from the gates of Hell?
More tomorrow night!
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In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
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