The CHURCH OF SATAN
By David J. Stewart
Photo to Left: Anton LaVey, who founded the 'Church of Satan' on June 6, 1966 (666).
Someone recently wrote me and pointed out that there's nothing on my website about the CHURCH OF SATAN. 'Com on folks... do I really have to expose the "Church of Satan"? There's no mistaking who's the captain of their ship. I've never exposed the Church of Satan, because it's so obvious who their following, without question. However, as I pondered the Church of Satan, a couple intriguing thoughts came to mind, which I will now share with you.
The Church of Satan is the Least Threat to Christianity
The Church of Satan is HARDLY a threat to the cause of Christ. We all know where they stand, and they openly profess that they are NOT Christians. The greatest danger, and threat, to Christianity are the false religions that claim to be Christian, but are not. Catholicism is a much greater threat to Christianity than Satanism. Catholicism has over 1,000,000,000 followers worldwide, who have been lied to by the Vatican, and think they are worshipping God by bowing in idolatry to images and statues (Exodus 20:4,5; Mark 7:6-13). Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be Christians; but deny the Godhead, the deity of Jesus Christ, Hellfire, and nearly every fundamental doctrine of the Word of God. Seventh-Day Adventists claim to be Christians; but teach that Michael became Jesus, teach that Jesus' work of redemption is not completed (i.e., investigative judgment), and teach that a believer cannot be saved without persevering until the end in self-righteousness. Seventh-Day Adventists follow Ellen G. White, their prophetess, who openly denied the deity of Jesus Christ. Lutherans follow Martin Luther, who clearly taught Baptismal Regeneration and worshipped Mary. Lutherans today believe in the Immaculate Conception of Mary and the Bodily Assumption of Mary as well.
It is the above mentioned false religions, who deceitfully appear as being Christian, that we should be concerned about... "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works" (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15). Satan doesn't need to do any work in the Church of Satan, they're already sold out to the Devil. However, Satan is working relentlessly to corrupt the New Testament Church. The greatest danger today is not the Church of Satan; but rather, the Modernists like Oprah Winfrey, James Van Praagh, and John Edward, who speak about Heaven and spiritual matters, but are teaching New Age damnable heresies. The greatest threat today are the false prophets like Benny Hinn, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Melissa Scott, Pat Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen, Gordon Robertson, James Robison, Tom Brown, et cetera. 2nd Peter 2:1-3 warns...
"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
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Harper Collins Publishes BOTH the New International Version and The Satanic Bible!
Anton LaVey authored The Satanic Bible in 1969. Harper Collins publishes The Satanic Bible. Did you know that Zondervan publishers (who publish the New international Version of the Bible) is owned by Harper Collins? Harper Collins also publishes The Joy of Gay Sex and
The Satanic Bible. Tragically, many professed Christians know this, yet continue to use their corrupted NIV bible. Oh how apostate America has become when even it's professed Christians are using corrupted Bibles that blasphemy and dishonor the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is absolute blasphemy what the NIV translators did to Philippians 2:6...
King James Bible: "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
New International Version: "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,"
Verse 5 makes it clear that this Scripture is speaking about Jesus Christ, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:" The NIV butchers have gone 180 degrees the opposite direction of the truth by saying that Jesus couldn't grasp equality with God. The Bible teaches that Jesus is not only equal with God, but Jesus is Almighty God. In fact, Jesus self-proclaimed Himself as Almighty God in Revelation 1:8, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."
Jesus said that a corrupt tree cannot bring forth good fruit. There is NO WAY that the Satanic bible can live in harmony with God's Word. There is NO WAY that God would preserve His word (as He promised in Psalm 12:6-8) through a company which also sells a book on how to have enjoyable gay sex. It's sickening in the name of decency. Yet, foolish immature believers promote and continue to use the perverted NIV.
If you are using a NIV, you need to toss it into your garbage pail and beg God to forgive you for using a Satan-inspired counterfeit bible. The New International Version of the Bible is infinitely more of a dangerous threat today than the Church of Satan. When a person joins the Church of Satan, they clearly know what they're getting into; BUT, so many people today think they have a Bible in the NIV, but they do NOT. The NIV is demonic, but wears a Christian cover.
The Church of Satan and Rock Music
As mentioned, Anton LaVey wrote The Satanic Bible in 1969. Not coincidentally, the Rock band, the Eagles, included a photo of Anton LaVey on their Hotel California album cover. In the song, Hotel California, lead singer Don Henley sings the statement... "we havenít had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine." It is believed by many that this statement is a reference to LaVey's Satanic Bible. Remember, LaVey's photo is on the album cover! Here's a portion of the lyrics to the rest of the song...
Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said íwe are all just prisoners here, of our own deviceí
And in the masterís chambers,
They gathered for the feast
The stab it with their steely knives,
But they just canít kill the beast
Those lyrics are about as creepy and Satanic as you can get. Few people today realize that Elton John's music is saturated with witchcraft language. Many of Elton John's top songs weren't written by himself; BUT, rather, by his long-time music partner and lyricist, Bernie Taupin. Not surprisingly, in 1991, Bernie Taupin self-published a book of poems called The Devil at High Noon. It is not surprising that the Devil's music is sang by those who admire and promote devout Satanists, such as Anton LaVey and Aleister Crowley.
One of the top songs of the 70's was "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Most people have no idea the song refers to the Church of Satan, which happens to be located in a converted HOTEL on CALIFORNIA street! On the inside of the album cover, looking down on the festivities, is Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible! People say, the Eagles aren't serious, they're just selling records. That's what you think! The Eagles manager, Larry Salter, admitted in the Waco Tribune-Herald, (Feb. 28, 1982) that the Eagles were involved with the Church of Satan! Not surprisingly, one of the Eagle's songs is titled "Have A Good Day in Hell."
The song "Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones, is the official anthem for the Church of Satan. In it, Lucifer speaks in the first person and asks sympathy for all who meet him. Lead singer, Mick Jagger claims that Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible, help inspire their music! Their album titled, "Their Satanic Majesties Request", leaves no doubt to their allegiance!
Rock Music is of the Devil. Furthermore, there is NO such thing as "Christian Rock!" ALL Rock Music is of the Devil.
I Have More Respect for Satanism, Than I Do For False Religion
Jesus warned us in Matthew 7:15 about wolves who would come to us in SHEEP'S CLOTHING... "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." The Church of Satan does not come to us in deceit, but as they are--SATANISTS! Jesus warned us about the liars, the imposters, the thieves, the false prophets, who would try to deceive us, coming to us as ministers of righteousness. Satanists do not try to deceive anyone, they are at least honest enough to admit who they are. Even the Rock-N-Roll musicians themselves are honest enough to admit what many Christians won't... Rock Music is the Devil's music!
David Bowie in Rolling Stone magazine (Feb. 12, 1976), stunned the music world, when he stated:
"Rock has always been THE DEVIL'S MUSIC . . . I believe rock and roll is dangerous . . . I feel we're only heralding SOMETHING EVEN DARKER THAN OURSELVES." (Rolling Stone, Feb. 12, 1976)
We've got a bunch of professed Christians running around today, saying that Rock-Music is acceptable to the Lord, while the Devil's crowd is telling us to our faces that Rock Music is the Devil's Music. Go figure!
Marilyn Manson and The Church of Satan
Marilyn Manson is a self-made freak, and a recruiter for the Church of Satan. In fact, Manson holds the title of "reverend," given to him by Anton LaVey (founder of the First Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible). Manson began worshipping LaVey from the time he was a teenager.
Photo to Right: Manson with his hero and mentor, Anton LaVey
Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, was a God-hater from the time he was a youth.
My mom used to tell me when I was a kid, ĎIf you curse at nighttime, the devilís going to come to you when youíre sleeping.í I used to get excited because I really wanted it to happen . . . I wanted it. I wanted it more than anything . . .(Rolling Stone, January, 23, 1997 p.52)
He later changed his name to "Marilyn Manson" (to impersonate the adulterous, Marilyn Monroe, and glorifying the mass-murderer, Charles Manson, who brutally killed 7 people, claiming to have butchered countless others during the infamous Helter Skelter Murders). Marilyn Manson is a sicko!
Manson, an ordained "reverend" in the Church of Satan, mutilates himself on stage, rips-up the Holy Bible, and spews "blasphemies" against the Lord Jesus Christ. Mansonís T-Shirts declare, "KILL YOUR PARENTS" and "I LOVE SATAN." One of Manson's album is titled Anti-Christ Superstar. Manson claims Antichrist Superstar came via "supernatural-inspiration":
"I heard this album as finished, I heard it in dreams . . . It was like the revelations of John the Baptist or something." (huH, Oct. 1996, p.34)
Mansonís "hope" for Antichrist Superstar:
"I think every time people listen to this new album maybe God will be destroyed in their heads. . ." (huH, Oct. 1996, p.37)
Mansonís "blasphemy" is not just an act. Manson readily admits there's more to the show than meets the eye:
I donít know if anyone has really understood what weíre trying to do. This isnít just about shock value . . . thatís just there to lure the people in. Once weíve got Ďem we can give Ďem our MESSAGE. (Hit Parader, Oct. 1996, p.28)
Manson is well known for his outspoken comments, and acts, against Christ and the Christian Church. His recent album Holywood has a picture of a rotting man on a cross, and Manson often refers to himself as "Anti-Christ superstar." One writer said:
"Christianity is at the top of Marilyn's laundry list. And Antichrist Superstar, he says, is not only a direct indictment of Christianity's "weak value system", but a direct attempt to demolish the old structure, to "Bring on the apocalypse." (Alternative Press: February, 1997, Marilyn Manson, Artist of the Year, p. 44).
Photo to Right: Marilyn Manson "preaching" at the First Church Of Satan.
Another observer at a Manson concert wrote:
"Manson read from the Satanic bible and held a Satanic altar call in Lubbock, Texas....Throughout the concert, Manson led the crowd in various acts against the Church, against family and parents, and against Christ. (From eye-witness accounts, AFA Journal, April 1997).
What influence does this have on the fans who attend Mansonís concerts? One observer wrote:
"...fans and performers hurled obscenities like snowflakes in a blizzard." (These included an f-word barrage and profane variations of the names of God.) Security officers confiscated several knives and box cutting tools as well as bottles of alcohol from fans." (News-Register, Wheeling, WV, 2/16/97).
America is Absolutely a Satanic Nation!
This following statement was taken from an article written on 02-18-03 by journalist Eric Gillin, in an interview with The Church of Satan:
"America is absolutely a Satanic nation, by our definition. Iraq is yet another spiritually oriented nation that is ruled by a despot -- business-as-usual considering the history of the governments on this world. We see the U.S. as being very unique in history, the world's first Satanic republic, and so it is important to many Satanists."
It is interesting that Satanists would declare America as an "absolutely Satanic nation." Is America a Satanic nation? What is even more disturbing is why they consider America a Satanic nation. Eric Gillin makes the following statement:
"What they [Satanists] essentially believe, is that life should be lived in the pursuit of pleasures, and we only get one chance to do it. Sounds like America to us."
So the Satanists equate freedom with Satanism. They define Satanism as freedom from God's Word (God's Laws). Satanists say, "Hey, in America we can legally do our own thing." They define Satanism as "the pursuit of pleasures." Satanists cherish the fact that they can be degenerates in America--whether it be murdering their children through abortion, or publishing pornography--whether it be producing beer to kill more people, or defrauding people out of their money through gambling casinos--or you can be a Sodomite with pride, even adopting children into homosexual marriages--you can strip naked, and get in bed on camera for all to see in Hollyweird--you can start a psychic TV scam like Miss Cleo, making hundreds of millions of dollars before the law stops you--you can sell body parts from aborted children to make money--you can even start a Satanic church, or burn the American flag--you can urinate in a bottle with Jesus on a cross inside it and call it art--and so forth. Yes, in America anything goes nowadays. Hey, In America, you can be a low-life if you want. It is tragic that so many Americans take for granted the God-given freedoms we enjoy. Instead of honoring God by obeying His Word, we violate God's Word by committing sin. We've even banned prayer and the Bible from public school classrooms since 1962/63. God did not give us our freedom so we could live in sin. But we are a rebellious nation, who not only commit sin, but name one of our biggest cities--SIN CITY!!!
As unbelievable as it may seem to God-fearing Christians, there are many people in this world who see no harm in committing fornication; but, as we read in the Scripture above, such wickedness WILL be punished by God!
Las Vegas is one of the most hideous and vile places on earth. The citizens and leaders of Las Vegas even mock God by calling their town "Sin City," which is found on their official Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.sincitychamberofcommerce.com. Their official slogan is "...where business is pleasure." The clear implication is sexual pleasure. The godless website goes on to say in the section, "Sin City For Gays"...
"Gay Las Vegas. The Sin City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the Gay and Lesbian Community. We believe everyone enjoys the freedom to live the lifestyle they choose."
In lieu of such wickedness, do you think God is going to bless America? The Las Vegas--Sin City Chamber of Commerce website, mocks God, even promoting legalized prostitution at the "Chicken Ranch" and the "Wild Kat Ranch" outside of Las Vegas. The Sin City Chamber of Commerce website is decorated with serpents, serpents seducing women, and a red apple with a bite taken out of it. Thus, mocking the Biblical account of Eve being seduced by Satan; and her sinning, by eating of the forbidden fruit. The website promotes several strip joints, escort services, and links to pornography. This is Las Vegas' OFFICIAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE! Woe unto Las Vegas! Woe unto America!
Far more spiritually lethal than the First Church of Satan is the New International Version, so-called "Christian" Rock-N-Roll Music, false religion, and those lying prophets today who pervert the Word of God to make a buck. We know where the Church of Satan stands, but people are woefully ignorant concerning the truth about false religion today. The Word of God plainly warns... "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power" (2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9). I don't care how sincere, religious, loving, or generous you may be, you will be cast into the Lake of Fire to be tormented FOREVER if you fail to obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Revelation 20:11-15). The Devil is a master deceiver, and the world's biggest LIAR (John 8:44; 10:10). It's not the obvious which we need to be concerned about, but the not so obvious. The Church of Satan is obviously evil, but how many people today recognize the hideous evil of Roman Catholicism?
Ye Must Be Born Again!