Lucifer, the Left and Lying
I abhor virtue signaling, including piety signaling by Christians ( See Matthew 6:1). I also don’t like using Christianity as a tool to advance a political agenda. However, today I will do both for I know no other way to illustrate my point. First, let me state that I am an imperfect man, very much in need of God’s grace.
I am a political conservative. I believe in learning from the past, the brilliance of the American experiment, law and order and capitalism. The other day I was driving down Monument Avenue, and I noticed a young, pasty skinned white girl, holding up a Black Lives Matter sign. I shook my head and chuckled, who doesn’t believe in that? And then I thought, she doesn’t believe that! I love black people more than she does! I have always mourned for the tens of thousands of black people who get shot by other back people every year, and the hopelessness associated with growing up in crime infested neighborhoods without a father. The reaction to the unfortunate death of one man, while ignoring such bloodshed and mayhem makes no sense, unless one views these militant protests as what they are. Manifestations of hatred, being fueled by “dark” forces. We are all children of God, blessed with a soul, and when we hate our fellow man, we are in effect hating God. As a political conservative, my solution to loving black people is to be truthful. No solution to any problem can ever be created without accurate information, what we people of logic and reason call “facts.” We are experiencing a revolution of ignorance, masquerading under the costume of a false narrative. Space is limited to delineate all the lies about police brutality. One unfortunate death does not justify burning down the United States. The purpose of this post is to acknowledge spiritual forces at work in the world. Lies about police and our criminal justice system are being told to anger and manipulate gullible people by forces of hate and destruction. I speak of the radical Left and its satanic influences. Yes, Dear Reader, I used the “S” word. I said it!
I came to this revelation the other day. I am mad about the destruction of my city and the people causing it. A few weeks ago a black lady contacted me with a legal problem. She found me on the Internet. I liked her. I told her how I thought her problem could be solved, and I gave her some homework to do. She called me back, and had done everything I told her to do. With a little bit of extra help from me, she will receive a $200,000 asset that likely will change her life. I felt this overwhleming sense of joy run through me. I almost teared up. I was startled by how happy I was for her and knew that this was the Holy Spirit moving through me.
Also this week, I had an Asian immigrant lady, who is now a US Citizen contact me about an international tax issue. We conncted! She told me about her love for the United States, her family, her faith and we talked about “non tax” issues for an hour. Again, I felt the Holy Spirit move through me and I had an overwhleming desire to help this lady, my new pal.
My personal experiences strengthen my belief that good things come from God’s influence, not from tearing down statues or meaningless chants from the angry mob. Regarding race relations, I have been to many a black church, as one or two of the only crackers there. I have witnessed not just great love and good music, but folks who really understand the tenets of Christianity. All things are possible in this venue.
Now the flip side.
There are also evil spiritual forces at work in the world. Growing up an Episcopalian, we didn’t hear much talk of the devil from the pulpit. Our clergy were too gentille and erudite for such boorishness. Well, evil exists and it emanates form Satan. Now, this is where I get political. I have long felt that those who reject God’s laws do so because they want to be their own deity and this can lead to dangerous naricissim on the part of our leaders. But what if instead of just rejecting God’s laws, one consciously makes himself a disciple of the Dark One?
anififa and other radical groups want nothing more than burnt buildings, death, destruction and violence. This is all outlined in their published maifestos. Theirs is a religion of hate. Lucifer is known as the great deceiver. He lies. He agitates, he wants death and destruction. antifa is also lying, they too want death and destruction. Is this a coincidence?
Saul Alinsky, the author of Rules for Radicals, the modern day bible for antifa and other radical left groups wrote this as the introduction to his “bible:”
Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.
Karl Marx wrote poems praising Satan. Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, one of Marx’s comrades in the First International, called Satan “the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds.” The Dark Lord was also praised by a healthy cadre of French revolutionaries, responsible for the Reign of Terror.
So just like the Holy Spirit can whisper in our ears and fill our hearts with love and joy, Lucifer can whisper into the ears of those who reject God and sear their hearts with hatred, and make them the discipiles of evil. In today’s “enlightened society,” no one wants to acknowledge this. It isn’t progressive. Accepting as true what one knows to be false is another clever manipulation that Satan puts forth to modern day willy nillies who can’t seem to acknowledge that burning down cities and eradicating history are acts of evil. Sun Tzu, the Chinese military expert and philosopher stated “know yourself, know your enemies, and you shall win 100 battles without loss.” Denying the existence of Satan’s cleverness and work in the world serves his interests and weakens the preparedness of his enemies, such that we will lose 100 battles.
” Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” 1 Peter 5:8-9.