I Must Refuse This Invitation

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An invitation to sit in the lap of Satan. What?

The Oklahoma State Capital is the site of religious controversy. Again.

A few years ago a large statue of the Ten Commandments was placed there, and now Satanists want a piece of the action. They raised $20.000 so far in their effort to erect a statue of Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard.  On either side of this Satan, there would be children sculpted looking up at him.

Wait, there is more.

The statue would have a functional aspect to it as well. Subjects would be able to sit in the lap of Satan for a time of prayer, contemplation or perhaps selling their soul to him. This sounds funny to most people, but this concept is a physical manifestation of the forces of darkness at work in our world.

There is no doubt that at some point this will end up in the courts and the outcome may be on the side of “progress and fairness.” In this case progress and fairness may be giving center stage to the occult who celebrate the fallen nature of man.

The Church of Satan describe their theology like this:

“acceptance of Man’s true nature—that of a carnal beast, living in a cosmos that is indifferent to our existence. To us, Satan is the symbol that best suits the nature of we who are carnal by birth—people who feel no battles raging between our thoughts and feelings, we who do not embrace the concept of a soul imprisoned in a body.”

People who do not feel a sense of morality, a sense of eternal accountability, a sense of consequence of evil — these are the people who want to put their stamp in a government institution.

And who want to invite you to sit in the lap of Satan.

I would like to remind my readers that  “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8

May the true God revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ rebuke this unholy effort!