Read an interesting post titled The Devil’s Ministry, and I wanted to comment on it. So let’s get started.
She starts her post with this:
The greatest and most effective lie of the Devil is the lie that he doesn’t exist!!! So many people are comfortable believing this lie, while he continues his ministry in their lives…leading them farther and farther away from the truth. If you don’t believe he exists, you won’t resist him, you won’t suspect him, you won’t watch out for him, and you won’t even know you are in danger! He’s got you right where he wants you.
So this is the crux of what I wanted to address. I could go on about how silly I think believing in the devil is but that’s not what I find interesting about this paragraph.
If not believing the devil exists is such a boon to his ‘ministry’, then why do Christians fight so hard to demonize atheists? I mean, if not believing works in the devil’s favor, why wouldn’t the same be true of Jesus?
Jesus could also influence our decisions – just like this supposed devil – because we don’t suspect his influence and don’t believe he exists. This would effectively make the atheist the most valuable of human players…right?
While Christians sit around and try to figure out what God meant when he inspired or wrote the bible; while they’re busy making thousands of sects, each of which believe something slightly different, God could be busy working on the blank slates of atheists.
According to Christian scripture, God is so much more powerful than the Devil. Shouldn’t he be better at this shadow game than his evil counterpart?
If however, you do believe there is such a thing as the Devil, or you suspect that there just might be, but you’re not altogether sure…you could get spooked by him. You might be afraid at the thought or idea of him. You might be weary of people who talk about him, afraid that he will suddenly show up and frighten you to death. However, because you are not altogether oblivious to his devices, he will work harder to trick you, through white lies.
I’m not sure what getting spooked by him would entail? If it works out to his advantage to remain unknown, why would he reveal himself? If this is such a powerful tool, why did God not realize it and use it to his own advantage?
I’m also not afraid of the thought or idea of him, because I don’t think he exists. Just like I’m not scared at the prospect of a dragon landing on my house and blowing me to smithereens.
Although…that would be cool. Not the smithereens part, but the dragon part…freaking awesome!
Anyhow, I was going to write about the whole Hamilton play vs. Mike Pence thing, but decided not to bother for now.
You guys and gals get this instead. Cheers!