No demon likes to say the truth. Their stock and trade is lies for which the Devil himself has been dubbed “father of lies”:
“He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” – John 8:44
Fabio Marchese Ragona, who is the curator of the Stanze Vaticane blog, wrote:
“During an exorcism, Fr. Amorth had asked the devil when he would leave the possessed girl’s body. The devil replied that he would remain until December 8. This turned out not to be true, and when Fr. Gabriele reproached him for the lie, the devil said in reply, ‘Haven’t they ever told you I’m a liar?” (Faro di Roma, September 2016).
Why is this relevant?
Several Satanists who profess affiliation with the cult do not believe they’re actually devil worshipers. Many of them see themselves as atheists who just want to highlight their individual freedoms. On one of their websites they writes:
“Satan to us is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. We do not believe in Satan as a being or person.”
But this doesn’t make any sense, why? The Devil doesn’t want anyone to know he exists anyway. That guy doesn’t play in the light, he is master of the shadows. Likes to attack from the back, like a coward. In an article published years ago, i wrote:
How does the enemy reign? How does his kingdom spread? How is he preached, who are his apostles and what is his gospel? Simply put, he reigns when his preaching is accepted as valid, reasonable, and good (or at least fun i.e. for those (especially Christians) who cannot fully accept his teachings in principle). His kingdom is spread through the preaching of his apostles and the working of his miracles. His apostles are everyone that induces his neighbour to sin or to accept his gospel of falsity. His gospel is “enjoy, the Devil does not exist”. Above all other possible questions that may arise from this, one of them stands out:
How can the devil be preached by preaching his non-existence?
For thinkers the answer is a little obvious. When one does not believe that he exists, one also cancels out the existence of God or anything spiritual (including eternity) and the next thing that comes to mind is “go and live as you like”. Man therefore sells himself to moral evils; to sin. By the commitment of these sins and by obstinacy of heart, he de facto preaches the kingdom of the devil. He also goes ahead to make disciples of the devil, how? He goes on to preach lies to others. Young people go about seeking to deceive their fellows whom they should have loved. They induce them to Satanism, to fornication, to stealing and other moral evils, they say to them “enjoy! The devil does not exist” which is simply another way of calling the devil “lord” without even knowing it. They tend to act less than humans, and this is what the devil wants. Recall those possessed people in the bible? They’d act more like beasts than human. Avoid sin, fight it, with all your might engage them in battle, even if the struggle lasts all your life, never give up.
His mission? His mode of operation? His motto? His smack-down words? To bring all humans to destruction, moving swiftly and unnoticed, ‘either I move unnoticed or I do not move at all’ and ‘eat of this fruit and ye will become as gods’. These are his mission, his modus operandi, his motto and his arsenal respectively (he can never really “compel” or “push” anyone into sin, but always suggests).
“It is in his interests to make himself ‘unknown,’ Satan has the skill in the world to induce people to deny his existence in the name of rationalism and of every other system of thought which seeks all possible means to avoid recognizing his activity.” St John Paul II
When Satanists tell you they “do not believe in a personal Satan”; the existence of any evil spirit or a devil. It is quite funny how a cult can devote their entire symbolism around Satan and still want followers to believe he doesn’t really exist. This goes on to show how powerful Satan has become in our world.
His voice is now heard clearer than ever and he is able to operate right under our noses because he keeps saying to us “Shh, i am not even here”.
All of those who have preached occult philosophies or religions have something in common, a tenet :
“Live as you wish”, “Do what thou wilt”.
This is the summary of Satanism and all of other occult beliefs. So? This is the gospel of Satan himself; self-gratification, disobedience, violence and destruction:
“The Book of Lucifer holds most of the philosophy in The Satanic Bible, with twelve chapters discussing topics such as indulgence, love, hate, and sex. LaVey also uses the book to dispel rumors surrounding the religion.” (From Wikipedia)
From Aleister Crowley’s work as described on Wikipedia:
Part of the Law of Thelema or Liber Oz enumerates some of the rights of the individual implied by the one overarching right, “Do what thou wilt.” (This was his “Golden Rule”) For each person, these include the right to: live by one’s own law; live in the way that one wills to do; work, play, and rest as one will; die when and how one will; eat and drink what one will; live where one will; move about the earth as one will; think, speak, write, draw, paint, carve, etch, mold, build, and dress as one will; love when, where and with whom one will; and kill those who would thwart these rights.
Why this article?
The devil is more subtle than a cat, you couldn’t hear him even if he swoops down and lands on your head. If you are not awake spiritually, you’d never tell when the voice speaking to you is his and when it’s yours and when it’s God’s.
We need to pray ! Pray without ceasing. We need to run under the umbrella of God through the help of Mary our Mother. The devil is very terrified of the Blessed Virgin, and has even admitted it to exorcists.
You are protected when you are in the state of grace, receiving the Body of Christ regularly, and practice devotion to Mary. But above all, you must lead a good life, do the things that please God.
Therefore, never believe the devil is not active in our world, he wants you to believe that. Pray, help the poor, forgive, give what you can to those in need.
Another thing to keep in mind is, the devil also wants you to be scared of him. He wants you to believe he does not exist, but if you must know he is around, he wants you to be scared. Indeed, there’s nothing unscary about seeing any creature that does not belong to the world. Seeing an Angel, as beautiful as they are, is die-right-now-scary, not to talk about a demon with malevolent intentioins. However, God wants us to trust in him, to focus on him, to tend towards him and to listen only to his voice.
Satan proves very distracting; making all sorts of noise in the background but unable to really harm us when we are in God. The only reason he makes that much noise is because he has not our souls, if he had already taken control, he keeps quiet in order not to wake us from our spiritual slumber.
Therefore, I exhort you with the words of Christ and the Angels “Do not be afraid” ! Do not fill your thoughts with evil, but with good. Not with fear, but with courage. Approach God for redemption, and he offers it to you. God loves the challenge and he never refrains from hard work ! No matter how sinful, he makes you holy.
Peace be with you !