Fable and the Bible Part 2: Jack of Blades’ Throne

Fable Intro

The following passages are from the official Tales of Albion site. The full story was chronicled on Fable Wiki before Tales of Albion was shut down in 2010:

William grew obsessed with the Court, determined to find a way to overthrow it. One night, while consulting a mysterious tome, he was suddenly transported from Albion into the Void. Here he met Jack, who sat on a throne surrounded by ghastly figures. Jack tried to enslave William with the powers of an ornate sword, but William fought back and managed to steal the sword before escaping the netherworld.

Back in Albion, the sword spoke to William. It called itself the Sword of Aeons, and it promised to help him defeat the Court — but only if William offered his soul in bondage. With the Sword of Aeons, William set off to find the Court.

Let’s look a bit deeper at this story according to the Bible:

In the previous Fable and the Bible we established that the Court of Blades (which included Jack of Blades) imitated and twisted the Biblical Trinity.

We see that Jack was sitting on a throne “surrounded by ghastly figures.”  Compare that to these verses from Revelation 4:

The throne:

 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” (Revelation 4:2-5)

The “ghastly figures” surrounding the throne:

And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” (Revelation 4:6-8)

By this we can establish that Jack is specifically representing God in Fable’s “trinity.” This is called “another Jesus” in 2 Corinthians 11.

Tales of Albion said that: “Jack tried to enslave William with the powers of an ornate sword [note the word powers].” God’s sword can be found in the following passages:

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” (Ephesians 6:17)

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

By these verses we can establish that the sword Jack is holding is God’s Word.

In the excerpt it said that Jack tried to enslave William with his sword. According to the Bible, that’s not what the word of God does:

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32)

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17)

Jack tried to enslave William with the powers of an ornate sword, but William fought back and managed to steal the sword before escaping the netherworld.

William fought back against the powers of the sword:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest [i.e. wrestle], as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” (2 Peter 3:14-16)

William then steals the sword:

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.” (Luke 8:11-12)

Lastly, the Sword of Aeons told William that if he gave his soul in bondage it would help him to defeat the Court. Look at what Matthew 16 and Mark 8 says:

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:25-26)

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37)

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About Nelson

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