Thursday, 6 August 2015
Selling Your Soul.
When I was young we would occasionally hear about people who had sold their souls to the devil and practiced some sort of Satanism.
This would periodically appear in the Sunday press.
It was a kind of sensationalism.
But it did not appear to be widespread or common.
It was a fringe phenomenon.
We did not take it seriously.
There was no devil in any case so how could there be any great number of devil worshipers?
Later in life I came to realize that this was not the true picture.
There were many people who sold their souls to the devil and practiced covert Satanism. Many of them were famous people - mostly rock stars and celebrities.
And after many long prayers I found that these people were deluded.
They believed that the devil had granted them fame and fortune in return for their souls and spiritual atrocities perpetrated against us.
But there is no devil in reality.
Theses people practice the dark arts but there is no supernatural element to what they do.
Instead it works on the unconscious level like subliminal suggestion or propaganda.
This is not to say that it is not effective.
It still does untold damage by sabotage and suggestion.
As many a Hippy had discovered.
But this is by no means our fault.
We are the victims, not the perpetrators.
And the vicarious negativity done should not be blamed on the victims.
Instead we should pray for the victims of these spiritual atrocities to be delivered from their hands and healed.
And for the Satanists themselves to be redeemed and reconciled with God.
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