The Devil’s Greatest Trick.
I was going to start my series on the seven deadly sins, starting with sloth. I just never got around to it. Don’t worry I will blog about my worst sin, but I had to get this out first.
I made this webpage to vent about and expose the false church. The church whose chief anointed one in our president Donald Trump. The man according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Robert Jeffress, and the My Pillow Guy was anointed by God to protect America, Israel, and most important American Christians. The near worship of him is so much that survivors of the Tornados in Alabama asked him to sign their Bibles.
Now famous people sign things that they have something to do with. Anton Yelich might sign a baseball, Matthew Broderick might sign a playbill, Weird Al Yankovic might sign a tour shirt.
All three of my examples signed things that they were associated with. Donald Trump is not Jesus or Moses. He is not even mentioned in the Bible by name.
This gets to the title of this blog. The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever pulled. The famous saying made most famous by Kevin Spacey in “The Usual Suspects” goes like this “the greatest Trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he never existed”. I don’t believe that is his greatest trick. It is an important one in his arsenal. But not his biggest.
His biggest trick is convincing people who consider themselves to be followers of God to sin and do awful things in God’s name. This should be a very hard trick for Satan to do because the Bible is very clear about what a Christian looks like. Matthew 5-7 and Galatians 5 are two great examples of what Christians look like. But time and time again Satan has pulled this trick.
One of the first major times Satan did this is in scripture. Many people say that Jesus died for our sins, while I believe that is true. Ask the question “Why was Jesus killed?” And the answer is because Jewish religious leaders believed that they were protecting themselves and the Jewish Nation by killing Jesus.They also believed that Jesus was a blasphemer and was put to death for that.
That is the sad thing. Their savior was in front of them yet they couldn’t see it due to their own individual and national pride, their love of power, and self righteousness. Satan thought he was having the last laugh by getting these Pharisees to kill the Son Of Man. But Satan while cunning is not that smart and could not see the big picture. Jesus’ death and resurrection helped start a revolution of the heart, soul, and body that is still going on today.
Can you imagine how angry this made the Devil? His greatest triumph turned into his greatest defeat. He must have been furious. So he threw the entire Roman Empire at the early Christians martyring thousands. Yet that didn’t kill this new way of love, wisdom, and community of transformed souls. So Satan learned that he couldn’t destroy the church from without. So in my opinion, he decided to destroy it from within. Since Constantine saw the cross in the sky and Christianity became the state religion the false church ebbed and flowed.
It rose up during the crusades, the inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, racial based chattel slavery by “Christians” who said that it was ok to enslave “a people that God made inferior” when Paul said in Christ there is no Jew, no Greek. We are all the same in Christ. That is what is so awesome about this new Kingdom. The old rules of racial superiority, colonialism, violence, pride, and greed became obsolete with Jesus Christ and the transformation that He can gives us if we accept Him.
Satan doesn’t want us to love each other. He wants us to hate each other. He wants us greedy. He wants us prideful. He wants massive income inequality because he knows that he gets the sinners who exploit the poor and he can get the poor to rise up in violence against their oppressors and Satan gets them as well. Look at how the Bolschevicks overthrew the brutal and greedy Russian orthodox Christian Tsars only to become as brutal as they were. The Red Terror in France was the same way. Violence begets violence. Hate begets hate. It never ends and that is just the way Satan likes it.
Again this false church had periods of prominence. The medieval Roman Catholic Church, the brutal colonizing “Christians” who colonized the New World, Africa, India and other places all in the name of Christianity all the while explotating and killing the natives. This False church laid low for most of the 19th and 20th century. It never had the power that the Pre-reformation Roman Catholic Church did until 1980.
I will discuss the rise of the most compromised and powerful “Christian” church since the 16th century in the next Blog. The Devil is still tricking and people are still falling for it.