You get more like your daddy every day,
In the things you do and everything you say.
Your actions and complexion shows a mighty close connection;
You get more like your daddy every day.
However, the existence of Satan is no joke. Today some people, even teenagers, are not only turning to astrology, ouija boards and fortune-tellers, but some are actually worshiping Satan.
The Associated Press carried the following sickening account: “A South Carolina teenager, wearing an emblem identifying him as ‘His Majesty, the Devil’ was charged . . . with officiating as ‘high priest’ at a human sacrifice by satan worshipers.”
These worshipers, all young people, actually offered 17-year-old Mike Cochran as a sacrifice to satan.
They lashed Cochran to a makeshift altar, flogged him with chains, and slashed him with broken glass before crushing his skull with a club.
This gruesome murder was carried out by youths who had chosen Satan as their god.
Jesus said, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only” (Matthew 4:10). While Christ represents truth, care and love, satan is the opposite.
Here are a few things the Lord called him: “the enemy,” “the evil one,” “the prince of this world,” “a liar” and “the father of lies” and “a murderer.”
In 1966, Anton S. LaVey began the Satanic Church of America. That same year, he released his satanic bible, and millions of copies have been sold.
Here are a few points of that bible:
1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence.
2. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates.
3. Satan represents veng-eance instead of turning the other cheek.
4. Satan represents all the so-called sins, and they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional satisfaction.
In the days of the biblical Prophet Elijah, when King Ahaziah appealed to the occult to determine whether he would recover from an injury, the prophet fearlessly reprimanded the king.
We read about it in the first chapter of 2 Kings, and in the next chapter Elijah was raptured.
There is a parallel between Elijah’s day and ours. As our translation nears, satanism, including witchcraft, are becoming more common.
Like the prophet, we must oppose and expose satanism. When the prophet learned that King Ahaziah had sent to Baalzebub for information (2 Kings 1:2), he openly opposed the king.
Jesus equated Baalzebub (or Beelzebub) with satan, so the king was actually inquiring of the devil.
James Hefley, a well-known writer, tells of an ex-carnival worker, calling himself a “high priest of the devil” and outfitted with cap and horns, performed the first “satanist wedding” in San Francisco.
He joined in wedlock “conceived in hell” ex-Presbyterian Judith Case and communist journalist John Raymond.
A “witch” reclined in the nude as a symbol of carnal pleasure before the altar. The couple took LSD before the ceremony.
The guests puffed marijuana during the ceremony in which another strange “minister” asked, “Do you love each other for the foreseeable future?” and then declared, “OK, you’re married.”
Satan would like for all of us to worship him. But we don’t have to go satan’s way, for we know Christ, and Him only will we worship.