It seems like Satan is getting a lot of positive nods in the last couple of months. In December, the secretary of state’s office at the Illinois Capital in Springfield allowed the Satanic Temple in Chicago to add a monument, which was placed next to a Nativity scene for Christmas and the Menorah to mark Hanukkah.
It sparked a great deal of controversy across the country. Even Franklin Graham spoke out against the move, quoting IFI’s executive director: “They fail to realize that the little baby in the manger has CRUSHED Satan’s head and the gates of hell will NOT prevail.”
Last Sunday evening at the Golden Globes, actor Christian Bale won the best actor award for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the film Vice. In his acceptance speech, he thanked several individuals, including Satan. He said, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role.”
While it was clearly a jab at Cheney, the Church of Satan praised Bale, tweeting this:
To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!
To those who hail Satan, to those who cheered on Christian Bale as he thanked Satan and to those who stood up for the justification of the Satanic Temple placing its pagan monument in the name of the devil himself, understand that Satan is a real being.
Jesus called him a murderer in John 8:44. He also told us that Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10). Jesus reminded us that he is a liar (John 8:44). In Ephesians we’re told that we need to put on the full armor of God to protect ourselves and extinguish the fiery arrows that come from him.
Satan is evil:
- Satan is the twister of truth
- The father of fallacy
- The shifter of Scripture
- The prince of perversion
- The first rebel who prided himself as equal to God
- The one who enticed Adam and Eve to sin
- The one through whom all rebellion, sin and evil came into the world
- And the slanderer of those whom God loves: the saints
- He is the motivating force behind murders, sexual assaults and every other evil and perversion we see today
But let us never forget that this battle of evil versus good, truth verses lies and hate verses love has already been won–at the Cross–over 2,000 years ago. And that victory will be fulfilled when Jesus returns for His faithful followers, His bride.
Let us also never forget that every knee will one day bow to Him who paid the ultimate price for the redemption of sin, and everyone will acknowledge Him as Lord, regardless of where they will be spending eternity. His Name is Jesus.
We sincerely hope that those reading this message will do it now.
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