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By Beverly Pelfrey, RN
One of the accusations leveled at Christians is that we tend to see the devil �behind every bush.� It is true that mankind doesn�t need any help from the devil to perpetrate wickedness. The human heart can be deceitful and desperately wicked beyond our most vivid imaginations. Yet to orchestrate evil on such a global scale is even a bit much for �little gods.� No, I believe sitting astraddle this dying world is a force so malevolent that it boggles the mind.
This malicious deceiver focuses his unfathomable wrath on human beings for one reason- we are created in the image of God. His intense hatred for The Creator of the universe resulted from God�s thwarting Satan�s plan to usurp the throne of The Most High. Since he cannot touch God, the destroyer centers his spiteful craft on God�s creation. Many people are unaware of this celestial stalker, or some refuse to acknowledge his existence. Unfortunately, there are those who welcome his overtures and bind themselves to do his bidding.
Consider the following three points as evidence of this bushwhacker:
Where do I begin? Our children�s minds are currently being demolished and re-assembled at daycare and educational facilities. Numerous reports prove that historical, moral, and natural laws are being re-written and fed to our children as truth.
The brainwashing continues into adulthood as we are deluged with political, ethical, and social correctness via every form of media. Extreme environmentalism perpetuates the folly of worshipping the creature more than The Creator. Many national and global leaders cannot be trusted.
When the devil is not stomping through the front door of occultism, he is slipping through the back door of religion. Human minds closed to God�s Word are open to every type of deception.
Headlines shout that people are being drawn to pornographic websites by the millions. Television programs and advertisements push the envelope further with each passing season. Movies and video games depict women as sex objects and as disposable as tissues. Children are now fair game for sexual gratification.
Feminism, homosexuality, and divorce have torn the very fabric of our families, our society, and our nation. Perversion of every kind is no longer subject to condemnation but commendation.
Again, the church is not immune to this depravity as evidenced by recent developments regarding homosexual individuals in positions of authority in various churches and denominations.
We are awash in the blood of unborn babies. Persons who vowed to �first do no harm� instead think of new and more sadistic ways to murder little ones waiting to be born. Abortion is lauded in speech, in print, and in song.
Some children who are allowed to be born become objects of torture at the hands of maniacal guardians who personify evil. Others become cannon fodder for the wars humans wage at the behest of the enemy of our souls.
Even adults are not safe as evidenced by the debate raging over the �right to die.� Murderers kill repeatedly without fear of conscience or chastisement. Indeed, the fangs of the roaring lion who walks about, seeking who he may devour, are dripping with blood.
But Do Not Despair!
While the devil has descended upon planet earth with great wrath, he also knows he has little time left. The good news is that as fearsome as his powers seem, they are infinitesimal in comparison to the power of Almighty God. We do not have to be victims of the deception, depravity, and death running rampant in our world. The devil is behind many bushes, but there is a time coming when he will be exposed for the fraud that he is. Until then, walk softly and carry a big Bible.
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Beverly Pelfrey uses her 43 years of experience as a female, 22 years of knowledge as a wife, 21 years of skill as a parent of three daughters, and 8 years of education, expertise and research as a registered nurse (specialty in psychiatric care) to hone her observations. Comments may be sent to: [email protected]
"The brainwashing continues into adulthood as we are deluged with political, ethical, and social correctness via every form of media. Extreme environmentalism perpetuates the folly of worshipping the creature more than The Creator. Many national and global leaders cannot be trusted."