July 25th, 2015–Detroit, Michigan
During what is being dubbed the “Largest Public Satanic Ceremony in the World”, an almost 9ft. tall bronze statue of the demon Baphomet was unveiled (photo above). The bronze statue was unveiled by the satanic church called, The Satanic Temple. Satanists and curious individuals were allowed to purchase tickets to witness the unveiling and were even allowed to have photos taken of themselves sitting on the lap of the satanic idol.
Who is Baphomet? The origin of Baphomet has a lengthy and controversial history, much too lengthy to write about in this short blog. In today’s culture, Baphomet symbolizes one entity, Satan. The Devil himself.
No doubt we are living in perilous times, but how concerned should we be about such a public display of Devil worship? I think it should be noted, taken into account and certainly be discussed within your family and church, but we must remember, the Devil and his unclean spirits need us, our bodies, to do wicked in this world. In 1 Peter 5:8, the Bible says: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, walketh about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour...”. The Devil is our enemy. He wants to devour us, mind, body, and soul, and he does this through our sin. There would no adultery, murder, lying, dishonor of parents, or idolatry without our human bodies being used as tools of evil. The Devil, who is likened to a hungry lion that wants to eat us, is cunning and powerful but we are instructed as to how we are to handle him. The Bible, in James 4:7, says: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you“. Yes. It is that simple. The Bible does not say for us to run from the Devil (lion). It says we are to resist the lion, and THE LION WILL FLEE. That is great news for those concerned about the enemy. So how are we to resist such a formidable foe? By submitting to God. Note that in order to be able to resist him, we must submit to God, Who then gives us the strength to resist temptation and withstand attacks from the enemy.
While the Devil is real and powerful, he is a being who is created by God. The creation is never equal to the Creator. God gives us the tools for victory over this adversary, we just have to be willing to use them.
Submit and resist. The lion will flee.