Discussing Satanism before, during and following our apologetics class today I am shamed to admit I once looked into choosing Satan as my God. Clue less as to what I was getting myself into, I remember going out to buy a satanic bible. A quick review of the blasphemous book convinced me Satanism was not a avenue I was ready to explore.
What exactly IS Satanism? First let’s look at the word Satan. From the Hebrew root meaning accuser, enemy and adversary, the name Satan was given to the former angel otherwise known as Lucifer or “Son of the morning”, a perfect servant of God blessed with free will like all humans.
Before being cast out of Heaven Lucifer willingly disobeyed and disrespected the Lord resulting in eternal damnation. Why then would anyone in their right mind take up after such an evil character, such a reject? Because those who choose Satan over God are lost…
Much like lost sheep, Satanists wander around without purpose or method. Satan worshipers are mainly driven by an implanted hatred for Christians which stimulates ferocious behavior among satanic believers. From graffiti to animal sacrifices, rape, sodomy and countless murders, satanic cults are at the root of a large percentage of missing persons, reports and abductions which often result in human sacrifices or act of vengeance prompted by a satanic belief.
The bible warns us of Satan’s power. “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (II Corinthians 2:11)
I myself was tempted by Satan in my early 20’s but thanks to a strict upbringing, I knew what I was getting myself into was morally wrong. The only sacrifice I offered Satan was the six bucks I spent on the damn paperback– That’s all he’s worth anyhow!
With that in mind, why do hundreds of thousands of lost souls flock to Satan lured by power, greed, sex, drugs or even peer pressure? It’s probably because whatever it takes, Satanists are willing to do it– As long as Satan’s army keeps growing!
The word tells us of Satan’s trickery. “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (II Corinthians 11:14)
But what does the word say about Satan’s fate? The apostle John describes “the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world– he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” (Revelation 12:9)
Also in John’s recollection of his vision, he writes about God dealing with Satan once and for all. “And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:2)
I believe no one sane person can willingly worship evil and receive the Lord’s blessings. Remember God makes no promises to those who rebuke Him therefore, one must choose between the darkness or the light. Choose the dark side and you are wagering that God doesn’t exist. Pick the brighter side and you are testifying that God does exist and that the Lord promises place for you in Heaven.
We thank you for your blessings in our lives
And for the challenges you lay before us
Which make us stronger in Faith
And drive us to see through the little things.
Lord father we ask that you continue to look over us
Our friends and our families,
And guide us to help one another
In challenging times when we are in need.
We pray you will strengthen those sheep that are lost
To seek your guiding light and hear your voice,
As a beacon cutting through the fog
Brought on by Satan and his army of evil doers.
God we love you and thank you for all that surrounds us!
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre