The majority of Christians believe Satan has ‘horns’, a tail, and wears red underwear. They read over the part of what he offered Christ if Christ would bend His flesh knee unto him.
Most Christians do not associate Lucifer as ‘pretty boy’ that has a ‘god’ complex, and is going to be allowed to do to us what he offered Christ. It will be called peace, peace, peace.
I really, really like this post.
Thank you for enlightening me!
nice. thanks so much g_w. also the reminder too about prayer and fasting.
Very few people are aware that Marx literally acknowledged his allegiance to Satan.
You may already know that Marx was a poet as well as a philosopher of political economics. The following verse is from "The Fiddler", by Karl Marx.
Till hearts bewitched, till senses reel:
With Satan I have struck my deal.
He chalks the signs, beats time for me,
I play the death march fast and free.
Google this if you think this is an urban legend.
I really doubt that Marx was trying to rattle Christian conservatives with his verse. Alinsky so hated traditional American values and virtues that it may have been motivation.
Very well illustrated. Enjoyed your comments, as always.
I was Googling through today after Glenn Beck mentioned Alinsky’s book and I came across your post. Needless to say, It was a bit disconcerting to realize how that book had a glaringly positive remark about Satan.
This post is well written. The reference to an angel of light is excellent. Not many people are aware that one third of the angels that followed Lucifer in his fall appear as angels of light purely for deception.
I would like to offer one point. In the same sentence as the angel of light reference, you raise the question “Who is the opposite of Lucifer?” And your answer (and most everyone’s answer) is the Lord Jesus. One of Lucifer’s greatest schemes is having people believe that his opposite is Christ or God.
However, this is not true. God created Lucifer. He is in no way equal or opposite to the Almighty Creator. He is an angel - a fallen angel - and the best choice for an opposite would be the archangel Michael.
In any case, just sharing this concept. Thank you for this post and may God bless you and yours.