Satanism, New Age Beliefs, and Being Your Own god: The Road to Hell

So Loved The World

Following is a comment I received from a Satanist on one of my posts and my answer to him.

Is it the case that Christianity casts all human individuals as “evil” to place the individual into a lifetime of servitude proving themselves as “good”? In Satan there is no such thing as good/evil.

 

Christianity itself casts no one as evil. Christianity is merely a term for those who follow Christ and has no authority to assign status or blame.

As far as “evil” goes consider this: Luke 18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? None is good, save one, that is, God
Instead of “evil” look at “good”…NO one is good except God alone. That means that regardless of who and what we are as a person, we are not good. We have all sinned, broken God’s laws. We are of course speaking of “good” in God’s eyes here, not whether or not a particular person is a good person or not. We all know people we think are good people; that is not in view here. God’s standard of “good” is His own, perfection.

Have you ever lied? Or stolen something even a pencil? Ever hated someone? Then you have broken God’s commandments and have sinned. “I don’t know God’s commandments” some will say. Well what about your conscience? Who do you suppose gave you a conscience? No matter the persons race, where they live, or their religious affiliation or lack thereof…all people have a conscience. It is that inner feeling that when you have done something wrong, you know it and feel it. That is your conscience, God’s law written on your heart.

Serving Jesus is a choice that the individual person makes. God makes no one serve Him. Regardless of how well an individual serves God that does not make that person “good”. As was mentioned before no one is good except God. I can be the best servant there ever was to God; I still will not be “good”.

Although we are not “good”, we are made acceptable in the sight of God; we have nothing whatsoever to do with this new perception that God the Father has of us however. There is not one thing I can do, not one that will cause my Father in heaven to look upon me as “good” or acceptable to Him. God’s standard for us is perfection because He is perfect. Obviously none of us can meet that expectation.

So since we can’t meet God’s standard for perfection all is lost correct? We have no hope of heaven. This would be the logical conclusion and the one fostered by Satan but nonetheless it is incorrect. Let us keep in view here that what Satan does best is lie and deceive and that includes “Christians”.

So how can I be made “acceptable” in God’s eyes? ONLY through acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. You see; when a person accepts Jesus as Savior receiving forgiveness for sin, a miraculous thing happens. Although I as a person have sinned, and will continue to sin as I cannot possibly reach the state of perfection that is required by God, God the Father sees in me the perfection of His Son Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ had a perfect slate, no sins…the only perfect man to ever live. Yes Jesus was and is God, but chose to live as one of us to experience what we do but never sinned. So when a person chooses to accept Christ as their personal Savior in effect Jesus says here, I will take your slate filled with checkmarks (sins) and give you mine, which is clean. This then is what the Father sees…Jesus perfect and clean slate instead of your own slate of sin. How can this be?

Jesus chose to die on the cross and pay the penalty we all owe God for sinning so that we do not have to…death. This is referring to spiritual death not physical death meaning being separated from God forever. This is pretty serious; all are under the dominion of the Living God no exceptions and this includes Satan who was created by God. Satan in the beginning was a high-ranking angel of God remember before deciding that he wanted God’s glory for himself.

So we have established that all have sinned and there is no hope of heaven without accepting Christ as Lord and Savior. What is the alternative? Plainly spoken the alternative is eternity in hell, which is where Satan and the demons will be. It will NOT be fun and a big party. Hell will be a place of pain, torment, and unhappiness forever without end. Sounds awful right, and how could God do such a thing if He is loving? Answer; God did not do this, you as a person will do it to yourself. Refusal to accept Jesus is accepting eternity in hell. God is a gentleman, He will in no way force a person to accept Him. Anyone is free to NOT choose God, but then remember you have chosen to reside in hell for all eternity. When a person meets God at the end of days whom has not accepted Christ, God will say to that person…your will be done not mine. The person that lived life refusing to accept God; that choice will simply be honored by God for all eternity.

Satan; I could write a book about him. Of course there is no distinction between good and evil as that would be counter-productive to Satan’s designs. Let us look at a few verses here:

Luke 4:3-8 And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4 But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ” 5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.” 8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ “

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.

Luke 4:33-34 Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, 34 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are–the Holy One of God!”

Obviously the demons and Satan himself know who Jesus is; that Jesus is God.

Just as obvious Satan desires people to live in any way that they choose; to do anything a person wishes to do whenever they desire to do it. If a person chooses to live their life any way they see fit, then that person will not be in heaven for eternity and that is Satan’s main goal. If Satan can deceive a person into thinking that they can be their own “god”, then he has won the battle with that person. Trying to be “god” is all about serving self, exalting self and seeing to self’s needs regardless of the cost to others.

On the surface Satanism is self-serving; it is all about “me”, but that is the least dangerous part of it. The deeper levels of it are much more serious and involve actual worship of Satan (which he desires) and many evil practices as well like animal sacrifice and blood rites.

Satanism has one main objective no matter a person’s interpretation of it, forsaking God who is Satan’s enemy. Hell was created for Satan and his demons; those that choose to forsake God will join Satan and the demons there.

Lastly, being ones own “god”, and there being no distinction between good and evil in Satanism accomplishes one thing. A person choosing this is not answerable to anyone but self and Satan knows this. Do not be deceived…Satan himself understands the difference between good and evil. Each person understands this as well; don’t believe this? Then why does your conscience bother you when you do certain things if there is no distinction between good and evil? Satan does not want anyone to understand that difference because then a person may realize that they have been lied to by Satan and that in Christ there is hope. A person may then realize that they ARE answerable to someone (God) and turn to God and be forgiven and healed and given new life in Christ.

Choose life…choose Jesus

Related post: What does it mean to have a seared conscience?



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9 replies

  1. Thank you for sharing this post. I have enjoyed reading it and experiencing the message.
    Paul wrote much on our conscience. Although were Christians and strive to be Christ-like we can sin to the point where our conscience is seared or becomes numb. Thus sinning to the point of death. I have posts on conscience and would like sharing them with you. This one is on a seared conscience http://wp.me/p26QNa-2qu .

    May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you and yours always.

  2. Wow, what an answer. The Lord truly leads you. No one will come to Christ unless God wills it. What you did today is be the witness of this person. This person will never ever be able to turn around and say:’I didn’t know”. All we can do is pray for the deceitful veil to be removed from this person and intercede in prayer for great mercy and forgiveness for this person. Also, will pray for you after this, so the Lord will strengthen you. Praise the Lord, He is so merciful.

    • Thank you for your prayers I appreciate them! 🙂
      I pray this gentleman will come to know the Lord.

      I had people praying before I wrote this, thanks be to the Lord for the words of this article. To those of you who prayed over this and still are, thank you.

      God bless
      Greg

      • There will be mercy even if he doesn’t believe, he won’t go to hell. This is our end time work to pray for mercy for people because most won’t listen. Heaven is So Real by Choo Thomas explains the valleys in front of heaven, for those we pray for mercy. The Lord has showed me a girl that is there already in a vision that her family prayed for. There is no more time; those that don’t open their hearts to the Lord won’t be lost if we pray for them. That’s what the Lord told me, so when people don’t want to hear or know anything of the Lord just pray intercede for that person’s sins and pray for mercy. The Lord is merciful. Always. Especially if we cry for someone else.

        • This is very unbiblical. There is no one unrepentant that will be in heaven. We cannot pray someone else into heaven. I don’t know how you came to this conclusion, but it is false and unbiblical. In order for us to have an eternal destination of heaven we must ourselves have asked Christ into our heart.

          The Lord would never have told you what you say here because He would never tell anyone anything that goes against His own Word the Bible, that would be a deceiving spirit that told you this not God. There are only two eternal destinations: heaven and hell, there is no in-between.
          Praying for those who do not believe is a good thing to do, but these folks must still open their own hearts to the leading of the Holy Spirit and accept Christ themselves.

          The Lord is merciful but that mercy does not extend to the unrepentant of heart. God has and is waiting all this time to bring about the end as He is merciful as you said, giving men a chance to repent, not because He will have mercy on those who refuse Him. Read the Old Testament, God utterly destroyed those who would not believe in Him fairly often often. Look at the those who disbelieved and complained in the wilderness after leaving Egypt…they died.

          To say that we can pray for the unrepentant and save them from hell is making a mockery of the cross of Christ, Christ saves not us.

          I pray sister that you will spend some time in God’s Word and prayer allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you. God will NEVER tell you anything that contradicts His Word. My words to you do not matter, but His do.
          May God bless you
          Greg

          You might want to read this: http://inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com/2014/03/15/what-you-need-to-know-about-hell-and-the-reality-of-salvation/

          • I understand you don’t understand. God is merciful. And yes they won’t enter the gates of heaven, but they won’t be in hell. The Word speaks of Heavens, note the plural. Once you get there you will know the this as well, I hope its before that time so you can pray for others for mercy too. The decision however is always upto God. Just like Jesus intercedes for us at God’s throne, the same way we intercede for others at Jesus feet at the cross. The Word will never be contradicted. It’s good that you pray for me thanks:) The Lord speaks to me very clearly through the Holy Spirit I literally hear His voice. Yes I’ve been attacked by demons I know the difference and about the angel of the light. Before rejecting my statement did you ask Jesus yourself what is true? Proverbs 3:6. I don’t make up my own mind or interpretations or opinions or understanding of the Word, but I ask Jesus everything. People in general are not familiar with the spiritual realm, and many Christians reject spiritual interaction between humans and the Holy Spirit even though they are Christians. You don’t have to believe what I said. You don’t have to pray for those that will not turn they hearts to the Lord. Knowledge comes from God and when He sent an angel and Jesus, some believed some didn’t. In today’s life people don’t believe in seeing or hearing from the Lord. You can only see if you believe and you will only be baptised in the Holy Spirit if you believe. You can not determine God’s mercy ever for even the Bible states that we can not possibly know everything about God. The Lord said I should pray for mercy and forgiveness for them, especially in cases when we know someone was about to die, that if it’s the Lord’s will they die there be mercy for them, mercy decided by God. Don’t make up your own understanding from the Word without consulting Jesus and when you consult Him do you hear His voice? Do you ask scripture? How does He answer you? We are all on different spiritual journey with Jesus Christ meaning different level, but we all have the same destination. I ask Him about everything and everything I’ve learn’t He taught me through the Holy Spirit. Don’t reject just because you don’t understand or are not familiar with Jesus like that. Jesus Christ is the Word. And there’s way more to Jesus than the written Word, everything is not revealed in the Word, Word states that as well. I’m glad you’re serious and keeping watch, that’s how it should be. Blessings:)

          • We will have to agree to disagree, your position is not supported anywhere in the Bible.

            If there were any destination other than heaven or hell, it would be in the Bible and it is not. This like the Catholic belief of purgatory, again not in the Bible.

            As for heavens, that does not refer only to heaven where God resides but also to the space above the earth as referenced in Genesis.

            As I tried to tell you before, Jesus will never contradict His own Word. If there was indeed a third eternal destination it would have been in the Bible, and it is not.
            This is misleading people and giving false hope. What you are essentially teaching is a way around hell, and no such thing exists. This is way to important to have left out of the Word of God.

            Do you truly believe that God would have left us to infer that there is another place other than heaven or hell? If you believe this then tell me why Jesus preached on hell more than just about anything else yet never mentioned what you speak of?

            Lets be clear here, I certainly believe in the spiritual realm etc. as you stated. I also believe that such an important concept would never have been left to direct revelation to people…God never works that way. Any major doctrinal point is in the Word, what you are suggesting is not…does this not bother you?

            I would remind you of the Apostle Paul’s words here:

            Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed

            What you are saying is not found ANYWHERE in the Bible!

            I believe you were/are to pray for people, but that does not mean they will escape hell if they do not accept Christ.

            I hope you think about this pray about it. You will be as I’m sure you know accountable for what you teach before Christ…remember the verse above.

            God bless
            Greg

      • The Lord will bless you for your willingness and your work for Him. Special worker you are. That which we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ, especially two or more in agreement, will be done for us:)

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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