Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Evil is before Us, Open Your Eyes

Christians seam to have an incredibly hard time seeing Satan unless he's in plain view. We don't live in reality. The Bible tells us the spirit world is more real than, and is the driving force of, the physical world. It also tells us that you can serve either God or Satan, and choosing not to serve God is a choice to serve Satan. Thus the spiritual realm is the driving force that shapes the physical world. 
Human beings are the interface by which the physical world is shaped. It's why God works through people. He gave us dominion over the physical universe in the beginning, and not only does He choose to work through us, this dominion granted to us forces Satan and his minions to also work through humans to effect their plans.

Furthermore Satan and his minions are not creative beings, only human's were gifted thus, and as such Satan can only copy, he can never innovate, and the Bible confirms this by using language such as "anti-christ" and counterfeit, and constant imagery of light and darkness to demonstrate that all of Satan's domain is based upon a perverted and inverted copy of God's ways.

This would dictate, that just as God promises a host of blessings to His people if they follow His ways, Satan would offer rewards to those who worship him. Since one cannot serve both, this leads to only one conclusion: if a human being has come into a position of influence, power, wealth, etc be it pastor, police officer, mayor, CEO, dictator, or any other like position, that person arrived there because of who they serve.

This paints a world view, that while Biblically accurate, is nonetheless disturbing to Christians. This Biblical world view says that any one in power who is advancing an agenda that is evil is serving Satan, and the higher up the ladder they are, the more likely it is they know they are serving Satan instead of being just a useful crony/idiot. This is logical because, Satan wants to be worshiped, and thus it would make perfect sense for him to reward those directly worshiping him far more than those who are just useful idiots, or corrupt, but oblivious to his reality.