The god of this World
by David J. Stewart
According to 2nd Corinthians 4:4, Satan is the god of this world...
"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
We read in Ephesians 2:2 that Satan influences the unsaved people of this world, "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience." It is abundantly obvious to me how Satan is working in the world, only because I have God's Holy Spirit living within me, as a Christian, to show me. We read in 1st John 4:4, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." The Holy Spirit of God is GREATER than the spirit of Satan! As Christians, we are indwelt by God's precious Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9). The unsaved man knows not God, not having God's Spirit (1st Corinthians 2:14).
Where is Satan?
Many people think Satan is in Hell; BUT, he is not. Satan is roaming loose upon the earth, like an escaped dangerous wild animal ... 1st Peter 5:8 declares, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." If you are familiar with the Truths of the Word of God, then you are aware that Satan is at work everywhere we look nowadays.
Satan is in All Rock Music, including so-called "Christian rock"!
We see a Satanic spirit at work in rock-n-roll music, especially in so-called "Christian rock." There is nothing "Christian" about worldly Christian rock music. Satan is in the music of Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Robert Plant, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, and ALL of rock-n-roll. Satan is in the godless music of George Strait, who sings his song, "Overnight Male," like adultery is some kind of joke. Then there's Carrie Underwood's song, "Jesus Take the Wheel," while she hypocritically promotes "SELF magazine" at the same time. It's either Jesus or self Carrie, but it can't be both (James 4:4). Satan is working round-the-clock to corrupt our young people with a Scriptureless Gospel. So-called "Christian rockers" are luring millions of Christian young people into worldly music, under the false pretense that they are on God's side, but they are not. CCM (contemporary Christian music) artists are of the Devil, because they sing the Devil's worldly, fleshly, proud, and godless music. It sounds good, it looks good, it feels good; BUT, it's NOT GOOD!
Satan is in the Modern Corrupted Bibles
We see Satan at work in the multitudes of corrupted Bibles being published today, especially the New International version (which is published by Harper Collins, who also publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex). The NIV removes the word "begotten" from John 3:16. Over 64,000 changes have been made in the NIV, as compared to the King James Bible. The NIV grossly perverts Philippians 2:6. The word "Godhead" is removed from Romans 1:20. Even the New King James is extremely corrupt. If you want a reliable Bible, with the preserved message of God's Word, then I'd recommend a King James Bible.
Satan is on TV
Satan is clearly seen at work on TV, in such godless shows as Desperate Housewives, Jerry Springer, Charmed, Witches, and hundreds more. Late night shows are a curse upon America, with such shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, that glorify and promote porn stars, homosexuals, Christ-rejecters, and other God-haters. I wish every TV in the world would be destroyed. The TV has become nothing less than a sexually-demented box which spews out sewage into America's homes. No wonder the divorce rate is over 50%. Violence and adultery are commonplace, corrupting it's viewers. Most children have witnessed THOUSANDS of murders, rapes, adulteries, fornications, thefts, and every other form of sin imaginable on TV by the time they reach ten years of age. Is it any wonder why America is going to Hell spiritually. Satan controls ALL major TV networks. Walt Disney is also a willing servant of Satan, promoting lasciviousness, homosexuality, and godlessness. Yes, Satan is in Walt Disney.
Satan is in Today's False Prophets
We see Satan at work on TV through his FALSE prophets; such as, Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, John Hagee, EWTN (Catholic), Oral Roberts, John Edward, Sylvia Browne, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, and so many others. Many of these false prophets are promoting evil New Age doctrines, such as the lie that there is NO one way to Heaven. On the contrary, John 14:6 states that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven! Satan is working relentlessly to deceive the masses with his hordes of greedy false prophets. Satan is in John Edward. Satan is in Sylvia Browne. Satan is in Oprah Winfrey. Satan is in Joel Osteen. Satan is in John MacArthur and R.B. Thieme. Satan is in Bill Hybels and Robert Schuller.
Satan Has Hi-Jacked America's Government
Satan is working in the Federal Reserve, to bankrupt America, stealing our money in the form on national debt! Satan is clearly seen in the deliberate subversion of America. Satan is working in The White House ... stealing, killing, lying, murdering, corrupting, conspiring, destroying, etc. John 10:10 declare that Satan's total purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy! We see Satan working to destroy America, the source of more Gospel missionaries to the world than any other country. Satan hates Christians and wants to "sift" (beat) us as wheat, just as Jesus warned Peter (Luke 22:31). Do you think Satan is your friend? If you do, then you're a fool. Jesus said that He alone came to give us life (John 10:9).
Satan is in the Public School System
Satan is in our public school system, brainwashing children with the THEORY of evolution, as if it were a fact; BUT, it's not even science. Since you can't study evolution, it cannot legitimately be called science. It should be obvious from the fact that world history goes blank before 4,000 B.C. that the Word of God is true. I mean, did you ever stop to think about that? Study history and you won't be able to find any large amount of information before 4,000 B.C. Evolution is a lie of Satan. Did you know that Karl Marx's 10th plank of Communism called for a public school system? It's true. Those poor children are being dumbed-down to believe that life means little, because we are just blobs from nature, and there is no God. Satan is in our schools.
Satan is in False Religion
Satan is in false religion. From Buddhism to Catholicism, from Hinduism to Seventh-Day Adventism, from Taoism to Lutheranism, from Wicca to the United Church of Christ, from Freemasonry to Unitarian Universalism--Satan is their god. Any religion which ADDS the keeping of the sacraments, such as baptism, to faith alone in Christ is of the Devil. The Church of Christ is of the Devil, because they require baptism and repentance from sins to be saved. Yet, ironically, they are all still sinners who commit sins. They only thing you need to repent of to be saved is your unbelief. "Repentance" is a change of mind, not the forsaking of one's sins. Jesus paid for our sins with His precious blood because we couldn't merit or earn salvation for ourselves (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:3-5). Salvation is NOT found in any religion; BUT, in a Person--The Lord Jesus Christ! John 14:6 plainly teaches that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. Acts 16:31 is the only invitation God ever gave to man to be saved, "Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved..."
I could write a large book concerning all the places where Satan is working today; BUT, I've just given you a few. This entire website will give you a much better idea, but know this--Satan is the god of this world! The earth itself belongs to the Lord (1st Corinthians 10:26); but, the evil's upon the earth, which men create, are inspired by that spirit which now worketh in the children of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2). Do you see Satan at work, or ar you blinded?
Satan's Will for Your Life
Satan is the god of this world because man's god is his belly, "Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things." -Philippians 3:19. It is man's sinful nature that causes him to live for self, which is exactly what Satan's will for your life is. If you look at the official website of the Church of Satan, they clearly state that their entire underlying philosophy is living for one's self, as long as it doesn't hurt another. Satan's will for your life is for you to do your own thing, and forget about God. It's ok to say nice things about God, but don't obey Him. This is the heart of Wicca and Satanism, say nice things about God, but totally disobey Him and His Word. Satan wants you to be your sinful self.
Our Defense Against Satan
The only defense is to KNOW what the Word of God teaches as a born-again believer. Most people are not saved, and have not God's Holy Spirit. You'll NEVER understand God or the Truth of God's Word until you believe upon Christ as your personal Saviour (1st Corinthians 2:14; John 4:24). Then, once saved, you need to DESIRE the knowledge of the Bible enough to study It (1st Peter 2:2; 2nd Timothy 2:15). Ask God's Holy Spirit to guide and teach you (John 16:13). Tragically, even most Christians today are woefully ignorant of the truth, which is why they vote for and support occultists. Most of today's Christians fail to see Satan at work. 1st peter 5:8 tells us to ... "Be sober, be vigilant..." We must be alert, and ready to contend for the faith. Ephesians 5:11 commands us to "refute" (Greek, elencho, "to expose") Satan's works of darkness. If you allow weeds to grow in your garden, eventually they'll overgrow the good plants and kill them. The same is true with Satanic lies, music, philosophies, religions, etc. If you allow Satan to go unchecked, his cancerous influence will spread. This is where America is at today ... chronically infected with apostasy, indifference, and every imaginable abomination. Code blue America! Code blue!