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The Goddess Nike and The Satanic Origin of Just Do It

Nike - The Greek Goddess of VictoryRecently I’ve been thinking about reviving an old religion to practice in addition to Christianity. Here’s how it would work:

We would take on the name of the Nicolaitans and as part of our worship, we would wear clothes with the name of our goddess printed on everything.

As the followers of our goddess begins to grow, we will incorporate under the name of the goddess and sell clothes with her name on it to turn a profit.

We will then use those profits to hire celebrities to endorse our goddess in order to encourage the youth to stand in line for hours and sometimes days to take the name of our goddess, only after paying us their hard earned money to do so.

The goddess I have in mind to accomplish all of this is the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.

I Wonder If That’s How It Happened

The story that I just told demonstrates a dark, but sometimes very true reality. There are sinister forces at work behind the scenes, working to convince us that things we wouldn’t normally do are OK. They spend billions of dollars on marketing to get us to believe what they want us to believe, and we fall for it hook line and sinker. However, if they presented it in the fashion above (pun intended), how many of us would still engage in it?

Have you ever wondered who the Nicolaitans were? Wouldn’t it be interesting if you learned that the entire concept behind Nike was originated by people that still worship a Greek goddess? How would you feel then, about wearing her name on your hats, shirts, shorts, and shoes? Would you give your kids hundreds of dollars to line up to buy the latest Jordan’s with Nike’s name on them?

The greatest spiritual deception is mixed in with things that seem like nothing more than innocent day to day activities, such as shopping for new clothes. I know that there are some out there thinking, “that’s not why I buy it.” So what? Let’s change the name Nike to Satan. Would you still make that excuse and do it then?

The Bible tells us that the war we are in is not physical, but spiritual. When Satan questioned Eve in the garden, he had a plan in place already. That plan was to get her to question God. I’m going to take this moment to play Devil’s advocate:

Did God really say, “ye shall have no other gods before me”?

Technically, wearing Nike’s name all over the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16) isn’t “worship”, so it might be OK to walk that fine line (probably not). So what’s really going on in the Church when its perfectly acceptable to pay money to wear the name of a Greek goddess, but unacceptable to have a child out of wedlock like Judah and Lot? Maybe we really don’t have to keep the first two commandments since we are no longer under the law.

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” – Exodus 20:3

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” – Exodus 20:4-6

In my opinion, it seems like the church is either completely blind to the spiritual warfare going on or we just don’t care. Let me really dig into this study on Nike by starting with the Nicolaitans.

Who Were The Nicolaitans?

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. It is my belief that the Nicolaitans were worshipers of Nike. Their name comes from the Nike, which means “victory” or “conqueror” in Greek. They were also headquartered in Ephesus, the main center of worship for Nike.

Fun Fact: Nike is the official goddess of the Olympic Games.

I’m also fully aware that many Christians have been taught the tradition that the Nicolaitans were simply “conquerors of the people” spiritually, but what was it about them that was so bad that God would say the following:

“So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.” – Revelation 2:15

There are three facts that we can pick up just from reading that one short sentence in Revelation.

  1. The Nicolaitans were mixed into the church.
  2. They taught doctrine.
  3. God hates the Nicolaitans

Again, I stand by my position that the Nicolaitans were probably worshipers of Nike, and their goal was to get Christians to engage in their pagan practices and rituals. For another reference to God hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans in Ephesus, please see Revelation 2:6.

For a full breakdown on the Nicolaitans, clicking here. Let’s move on to the origin of the phrase “just do it”.

What Does Just Do It Really Mean?

I couldn’t honestly tell you how many times Christians have told me that “just do it” isn’t the same as the Satanic mantra of “do as thou wilt.” The origin of both statements comes from someone that had evil intent. One saying came from a Satan worshiper and one saying came from a man that murdered two people just to do it. I’m gonna get back to that in a moment.

The reason we are so dedicated and will defend Nike is because they have spent BILLIONS to convince us all that Nike is simply all about the as sports. Of course she… they are because she was the goddess of the Olympics and other sports. Again, she was considered to be the goddess of victory, and any athlete in Greece that won, would praise Nike for the victory. I think its pretty clever that they repackaged pagan worship and slapped a sales sticker on it this time.

Lot’s of people are well aware of the origin of Crowley’s statement and its roots in Egyptian and Satanic worship. However, most people have no clue about the origin of “just do it”.

“Just Do It.” The famous Nike slogan came from a rather unlikely source – spree killer Gary Gilmore, who received the death penalty for murdering two people in Utah in July, 1976. Just before a firing squad did their duty, Gilmore was asked if he had any last words. “Let’s do it,” he simply said. When Dan Wieden of Wieden+Kennedy was tapped to create a tagline for Nike a decade later, something about Gilmore’s words just seemed to fit. “Let’s” was changed to “Just” to add a dash of emphasis.” Sources: Mental Floss and New York Times

Look at that. Nike’s slogan was inspired by a murderer (human sacrifice?) This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Nike and the current obsession the world has with the Greek goddess of victory. If you haven’t read it yet, check out my article: Goddesses: Female Angels, Female Nephilim, or Demonic Spirits? In the article, I also show how Nike was channeled for inspiration in the creation of every car in the Rolls Royce inventory.

  1. Christians all over the world have probably worn her name on them at some point. Have you worn Nike’s name more than Jesus? (I know I have.)
  2. Christians all over the world will simply make excuses to continue wearing her name even after being informed about the origin of Nike.
  3. Christians all over the world basically chant the slogan of a man that murdered (conquered) two people.

It amazes me how many Christians will make excuses about their support of a company named after a pagan goddess and will wear the name proudly as a status symbol. If it’s OK for Christians to wear the name of a goddess all over them, why isn’t it OK for celebrities to wear Satanic symbols all over them? After all, the Church is leading by example.

Why has the Church become so weak? Because so many things are allowed inside of the Church without question:

  1. Very little condemnation of the pagan elements inserted into Christmas.
  2. Very little condemnation of the pagan elements inserted into Easter.
  3. Excuses made as to why Christian children are allowed to celebrate Halloween and engage in its ancient rituals.
  4. Absolutely no condemnation of wearing the name of a goddess, even inside the church.

The reason this has become the problem that it has is because the Church spends a great deal of its time focused on sex. Yes, the Church is completely obsessed with sex.

  • Straight Sex
  • Gay Sex
  • Sex Before Marriage
  • Sex After Marriage
  • Specific Sex Acts
  • Birth Control
  • Condoms
  • Sexual Education
  • Sexual Dancing

I’m completely serious right now. I have over 2,000 Facebook friends and on any given day I can find more posts about sex than I can about idolatry, and yet when I open my Bible, it was idolatry that seemed to be the core issue throughout the Bible.

We really need to reassess what we focus on as Christians. If all you think about all day is sex, then the problem might not be what everyone else is doing sexually. It might be that you can’t stop thinking about sex as you sit around in your Nike clothes.

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Nike and The Mark of The Beast

As I was writing this post, I got to thinking. Why would people knowingly and willingly accept the Mark of The Beast? Billions of dollars in marketing, that’s why. If the goddess Nike is a real spiritual entity that is capable of getting its name on almost everyone on the planet, wouldn’t it be just as easy or easier for Satan to do the same?

Ask yourself the following and really consider the answer: Would Jesus wear the name of a Greek goddess on His clothes?

I’m definitely not saying that Nike is the Mark of The Beast, but it is very interesting how easily most of the world has accepted Nike without question, simply because a clothing company with lots of money told them to “just do it”.

We really have to question the spiritual state of the Church when we can walk, covered from head to toe with the name of a Greek goddess, and get less flack for that than living with the person you intend to marry before you get married. I’ll close with the following and let you ring in with your thoughts on the subject.

“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” – 2 Corinthians 11:14

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