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Satanic Knowledge

In New Thought and Pantheism, Satan, Spiritualism, The Devil, The Last Days, Uncategorized on April 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

Paganism and the gross forms of heathen idolatry, are not adapted to our present enlightened and social state.  It only needs another name: the name of ” Free Love,” and the sanction of laws which Satan himself has helped to frame.   Some can be led as the willing slaves of their lusts. But, there are others, Satan must secure by other means. Reason is their god. To them, the revelations of the Most High are, enigmatic hints of things they cannot comprehend.

“For the god of this world hath blinded their minds, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine into their hearts, and give them the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ“, (2 Cor.4:4-6) They must have certain knowledge, and such a knowledge of secret and future things, as God, in His infinite wisdom, withholds from man; for he would have man “walk by faith, not by sight,” (2 Cor. 5:7.) But, what God withholds, Satan offers to impart. They would lift the veil that hides the unseen world from them, and seek to know from those who inhabit it, the things which God has hidden from them, and purposes they shall not know.

The knowledge of Satan is not like ours. We can know nothing of the invisible world from our own observation. Satan can and does.— The invisible world is all untrodden ground to us. To him it is all known and familiar. He, doubtless, does and can know facts, and reveal them too, which it would gratify the curiosity of our nature to know. Facts, long since transpired, even before the birth of any now on earth, are not blotted out of the memory of Satan, who, we may suppose, retains all the knowledge he has ever had of our world for the past 6000 years. These facts he may communicate to man, (and none can prove that he cannot); and these facts being found to be true, the door is now opened wide for the full belief of any number, or any kind of real or supposed facts that Satan may see fit to communicate. The reality of one truth will pave the way for many falsehoods, all of which may be believed with equal faith. In this way, Satan will satisfy the minds of multitudes of the philosophically wise. And as they judge they can find that knowledge in and through his communications which they cannot obtain from the Word of God, the result is easily foreseen. They will reject the revelation which God has given them, as a work behind the age, and not meeting the demands of the times. If this be not so with those who now believe in the revelations that God has made to them in His Word, they will super-add to it these supposed revelations of facts by Satan, and thus will they virtually set aside the Word of God entirely as a rule of life.

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Luicfer, (A.K.A.) Satan

In Satan on April 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

The writers of the Sacred Scriptures nowhere attempt to prove the existence of God. Moses takes it for granted, and proceeds to state, in the first chapters of Genesis, what God has created. Nor do they attempt to prove the existence of a Spiritual Being, whom they call in the Hebrew, Satan; which means an opposer, a foe, an enemy. They speak of it as a fact that needs no proof; for the world is full of the evidences of his real, personal existence, and of his mighty power, and unremitting hatred of God and of man. We are fully aware of the fact that the personal existence of Satan is admitted by nearly all those who bear the Christian name. It is at least among the articles of their faith. But by the great majority of professing Christians of the present day, it is so feebly realized, and so superficially regarded, that their faith is, in a great degree, inoperative, and the fact of his existence, and influence upon the minds of the people, is virtually disbelieved. One striking difference between the experience of Christians, as recorded in the New Testament is that they felt and acted as if there was a great and mighty adversary for them to oppose ; and they speak of their spiritual conflicts with him ; but the wisdom and philosophy of our day have looked upon his existence as a myth, or at best, but another name for the wayward disposition of man.  This, however, is not the scriptural representation of the matter.

The Bible speaks of him as a mighty spirit, once holy, but now fallen through pride; as the deceiver of man ; as the usurper of the dominion of this world, and as ‘the Prince of this world’, and also of the power of the air, and ‘the Spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience.’— Through his influence and wiles, our first parents lost the image and the likeness of God in which they were created, and also the dominion over the earth which God had bestowed on man. Satan deposed man, and took his place. Since then he has not ceased to exert his influence over man; to enslave his mind by gross superstitions ; to debase and defile his body by vile affections ; to shut him out of heaven by leaguing him in with himself in opposition to God. Accordingly we find that although the agent, Satan, is the same at all times, yet the mode of his operations differs in different ages and among different people, according to the degree of their intellectual culture, or the amount of Scriptural truth and knowledge they might possess.   In an age like ours, where intellectualism and mammon are the gods to the masses of the people, Satan must suit his wiles to the spirit of the age, and to the character of the people, if he would succeed in leading them to bow down gods of reason, and to ignore their Creator and the revelation he has given them.

The Arch-Deceiver continually varies his wiles. Old forms of spiritual delusion pass away; but from their seeds other forms spring up, which are just as far from the truth as the former.— Each successive age or generation boasts of its freedom from the follies of the past, and laughs at the ignorance and superstition of their fathers, while it is itself the victim of those Satanic delusions which are more in accordance with the circumstances, advanced knowledge, or philosophic spirit of the age. And just as we change our garments and adapt them to the season of the year upon which we may enter, while our nature remains the same—so will it be with these varied exhibitions of Satanic power; their forms differ, but their essential features are the same; and these varied manifestations will continue to come and to go, until the kingdom of Satan, on earth, be overthrown, the reign of sin be superseded by that of holiness, and the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ.