“Error and Ignorance Enter Human History
Let us come back to the rulers of whom we spoke, that we might present an explanation of them. For when the seven rulers were cast from their heavens down upon the earth, they created for themselves angels, many demonic angels, to serve them. But these demons taught humankind many errors with magic and potions and idolatry, and shedding of blood, and altars, and temples, and sacrifices, and libations to all the demons of the earth, having as their co-worker fate, who came into being according to the agreement by the gods of injustice and justice. And thus when the world came into being, it wandered astray in distraction throughout all time. For all the people who are on the earth served the demons from the creation until the consummation of the age—both the angels of justice and the people of injustice. Thus the world came to be in distraction and ignorance and stupor. They all erred, until the appearance of the true human. Enough for you to this point. Next we shall consider our world so that we might complete the discussion of its structure and its government in a precise manner. Then it will be clear how belief in hidden things, which have been apparent from the foundation to the consummation of the age, came about.” ~On the Origin of the World
Error and Ignorance
Error and ignorance are nearly the same things as it is only with ignorance that people make errors. Some will insist that it is not true, but only because they say people do things that they know is wrong. That is true, but those people are still in ignorance. They may have been told by parents, teachers, priests, etc. that something is wrong, but they don’t truly accept that it is if they continue to do it anyway.
Rulers of Error and Ignorance
The rulers of error and ignorance are the fallen angels, devils, demons, or the Demiurge. Which name you choose to use for them doesn’t matter. The point is that they are the creators of the material world, not God. And as such, they were, and still are, the rulers of this realm. God only lets them go so far, but they are still controlling this level of the multi-verse to a large degree. They rule in error and ignorance because their ignorance allowed them to think they could create just as well as God could since they were His creations. But the creation is never as great as the creator. Because of this ignorance, they created a land of error.
They created a realm ruled by death, disease, greed, and destruction. Nothing is permanent here. All beings are subject to be eaten by other beings. All beings must eat other beings to survive in this realm of error. Fools think that is the way it should be. They too are living in error and ignorance.
In the dimensions created by the True God, there is no death, no disease, no want, no greed. All spirits live forever, never age, and eat only Divine Light. We can do that too if we make the effort. The problem for most is that it will take generations to accomplish and too many are unwilling to sacrifice now for the benefit of their grandchildren or great-grandchildren.
Shedding of Blood, Altars, and Sacrifice
One of the great ways the fallen angels promote themselves and their error and ignorance is through false religions. They know they are not really gods, but they love to promote themselves as such. But you can know that any god that demands blood sacrifice is a false god. Use your brain. Why would the Real God need blood sacrifice? It makes no sense whatsoever to think that God could benefit from such a horrid concept. But a false god can, a demonic god that can use the life force in blood to keep itself alive longer. That is why they ask for sacrifices, devotions, and unquestionable obedience. The real God wants obedience too, but with truth and knowledge given willingly to those who open themselves up to it, and make the effort to awaken their spiritual faculties through which they can gain that spiritual truth and knowledge. They want God on their terms, not His as if they were more important than God.
Belief in Hidden Things
The quote seems to imply in one section that this world is doomed to remain in error and ignorance forever. Look a little closer, though, and you will see there is a ray of hope. It tells us those who believe in hidden things can be saved, and the world can be saved with them. But this is misleading. It is not a mere belief that makes it happen. Many believe in the shedding-blood nonsense listed above. That doesn’t save them or anyone else, except the demons. What we need to believe is that God wants to save us. We need to believe that if we work for it, He will help. But we must want it, and work for it. It’s not going to just be handed to us. We shouldn’t believe a lot of common tales about Heave, Hell, and the afterlife. Instead, we must awaken our spiritual faculties so we can learn about the spiritual realm through direct contact and communication with them. We don’t just believe what others tell us in error and ignorance. We believe that we can learn the truth for ourselves.