JD: Can you give us a little bit of background on the symbolism of the statue and why Satan is depicted as a seated goat?
DJ: Well this is really strange; I was really surprised by what I came across. The name of that statue in that depiction is called baphomet, which actually comes from the French and is probably a corruption of all things of the name Muhammad.
So, during the Middle Ages a group called the Knight’s Templar or the order of the Temple of Solomon was a group that was formed by the Catholic Church to protect Israel and Jerusalem as it was during the Crusade, Jerusalem had been captured by the Muslims. So they were to take Jerusalem back and they actually turned the Dome of the Rock into a church and the al aqua mosque into a horse stable and it became a center for the Knights Templar and so this was a Catholic order.
Later in the Middle Ages the inquisitions were formed and as the Knights Templar had adopted mystical practices in secret and what they were accused of having a cultic practices, and they were accused of worshiping the same thing the Muslims worship because they believe that the Muslims were worshiping Muhammad; this shows up in those inquisition trials.
In the 1800s a French man had taken on a Hebrew name, and actually drew something similar to what this statue is based on. So it had some really strange things. In 1966 when the Church of Satan was formed by Anton LaVey he adopted this as one of the symbols of the church.
JD: You know its interesting David, I doubt you’ve been in the Dome of the Rock but a number of times I’ve taken tour groups in the Dome of the Rock, that’s that gold dome building on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and on the marble pillars that are in that building you can see the image of the goat head in a number of locations. What an interesting connection that neither one of us realized was that connection between Satanism and Islam itself.
David James joining me on this report of the symbol of Satanism, the goat head.
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Satan is real and will be a major player in the end times.
Satan will energize the man who will be the antichrist in the coming tribulation. Satan, when thrown out of heaven, will lead evil angels to kill all Jews on the earth. Satan ultimately will be bound in a bottomless pit for a thousand year period of time before he is thrown into the lake of fire. This is the scenario found in the Bible as it relates to that satanic being. Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.