By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 26th, 2020 at 11:03 am
Have you noticed that as we advance in technology, we deteriorate in moral values so equally fast? While Eve covered herself, many in today’s generation wanted to show off their body? Nude societies are making headlines in Australia and other countries. And people love them for being such blatantly depraved! God said that the man, Legion, was undressed, and had 2,000 demons! (cf. Mark 5:15) Mary Magdalene had seven demons. (Mark 16:9) Indeed, the demons are influencing our culture, and worse, our majority support and enjoy them! The apostle Paul wrote over 2000 years ago that “although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” Corrupt politicians are voted in and the principled ones voted out. The people’s choice to release Barabbas, the robber, and crucify Jesus stays in the human heart until now to dignify what is crooked and wrong. How about calling a harlot as a “pornstar?” What talent does she possess to merit the adjective of a “star” or famous? Why not shameful, wicked, falling star—or other terms more convicting! The demons, the powers of darkness, must have twisted our moral sense and shaped out what is ugly and immoral into our culture.
We All Know Right from Wrong
One question: Is there one person who does not know right from wrong? No. We know right from wrong, naturally. Our conscience tells us when we side with Satan. God is wired into our nature since we were created in His image. Adam and Eve, for example, knew what was right from wrong, but both of them hated righteousness—and disobeyed our Creator despite their perfect moral competence to defeat the devil’s temptation! God’s enemy, the devil, won in Paradise. Yes, we are not alone in this planet. The demons are influencing our culture somehow. “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness,” wrote Paul, “and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” (Col. 1:13) God would not have it written if the demonization of our civilization were untrue.
God Revealed Himself
How do we know we are under the domain of darkness since the Fall of man? Well, the apostle Paul wrote that “because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” (Rom. 1:19) God revealed Himself in the mystery of the leaf, for example, that gives a shade, an ornamentation, and even a pharmacy to the advocates of herbal medicine. The leaf is a mystery, modeled by most architects in structural designs; food for the animals; and “they regulate carbon dioxide, oxygen, and water vapor exchange with the atmosphere.” But no one cares for its Creator. God revealed Himself in His creations; in the nation of Israel; in the histories of the world; in the Holy Bible; in Jesus Christ; in the Church; in the testimonies of the truly born-again Christians; and in our conscience—but no one wants to pay attention to God’s Word written in our hearts and on different platforms and ways.
The Works of the Demons are Seen Everywhere
The Demons in Bali and the Philippines
We see everywhere the works of the demons. I wrote somewhere in this site the superstition and demon worship in Bali, Indonesia. Think about the ugly demon gods in their tourists’ spots and in every building or residence—there are plenty of little temples everywhere where they offer gifts and some tokens of faith to their idols daily. Buddhism in Bali is so authentic; so actualized! While in this place, I noticed a young employee of our hotel raised his right hand as if saying a prayer—like swearing to tell the truth in the Court of Law—before presenting his offering that looks like a bit of food and flower. Yes, it was an ancient faith system, but when you hollow out the underlying idolatry and their scary-looking objects of worship, you will conclude as a Bible believer that it was demon worship no doubt that has embedded into the entire island’s faith and cultural matrix.
You’ll find the same thing in the rural Philippines. People worship everything except the God of the Holy Bible. The myth of shedding the white chicken’s blood to appease the anger of the gods dominates the non-Christian faith system of most Filipinos. The worship of the dead, and the belief in talismans—these are just a few among the hundreds embedded in the Filipino folklore.
The Modern Version of Demonism
The modern demonism, as I see it, is seen in the post-Christian Western World by the worship of ideas like socialism, communism, Islam, existentialism, climate change, the Feminist Movement, pornography, the gender confusion and the LGBT-rights turbulence. Everywhere the Christian God is rejected or suppressed through godless and man-centered concepts, demon worship gets its foothold and popular acceptance.
In Communism, for example, the worship of the state leads its leaders to slaughter its citizens by the millions. Where is God in the Communist countries? The climate change is another thing. It is one campaign that is destitute of the truth.
On Climate Alarmism
Wrote one climate alarmist: “‘The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer, and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard‐of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.’ — from an Associated Press report published in The Washington Post on Nov. 2, 1922.” [Source: https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/global-warming-apocalypses-didnt-happen.] Yes, it was predicted in 1922! Demonization is just like that; it is simply a truth-massacre! The global warming caused by humans is a hoax since God’s creations have their own mechanism for their survival and death. Have you heard this report: “Over 31,000 scientists signed the OISM (Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine) Petition Project: The Petition Project features over 31,000 scientists signing the petition stating ‘there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere’.” True, we need to help secure our environment, but we cannot just gather all governments to pay emission taxes to save the planet earth if climate alarmism already happened in 1922 (almost a hundred years ago) with their climate doomsday predictions failing.
The Scriptures declared that the people will inhabit the earth forever. Wrote the prophet Isaiah: “The smallest one will become a clan, And the least one a mighty nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time.” (Is. 60:22) The least one will populate the earth and become a mighty nation. Look into the psalms: “And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever.” (Ps. 78:69) The earth will stay forever!
God’s purpose is the reason why the earth won’t die: “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.” (Is. 45:18) God wants the earth renovated and inhabited forever for Christ to govern as King of kings and Lord of lords. Destroy the earth, yes, you can just detonate your atomic bombs. But God won’t allow the death of the earth for His own plans.
What about the dangers of pollution and global warming? Yes, they harm the people like the corona virus. But they don’t wipe out the earth. That’s the whole point. Our lust for the material things on the earth (our raping the earth) will harm us, but that is part of our judgment as rejecters of God’s salvation. Our sinful and disobedient majority deserves the wrath of God! Climate alarmism is nothing compared with the coming great tribulation where the climate won’t just be disturbed but the mountains be moved into the sea in the height of God’s wrath and judgment. On the other angle, it is a part of the process of God’s redemption (from the devil’s rule!) and the renovation of the earth—a fulfillment of God’s promise to make all things new!
The demons are deceiving us. The glacial ice sheets won’t dry up if God designs them to help make life possible on the earth. Greta Thunberg’s “how dare you!” is just some globalist-mentored punchline. But the truth is that it is not all about carbon emission that is truly alarming but our hunger for more; our drive to destroy the earth to satisfy our greed for material things. It is our godless and demonized culture, our inclination to misuse the earth for the sake of gain. Yes, our own demons are choking us; they are behind the foundation of our demonized and me-first culture of greed.
The Demonism in Feminism
The Feminist Movement is simply the political drive to change the order; to let the women “take charge of society.” The advocates of this campaign demand equal rights with men in the social, political, and economic space. The media, too, must succumb to the Feminist’s dominance. But God ruled for “Wives, [to] be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” (Eph. 5:22) Second, wrote Paul: “But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.” (1 Tim. 2:12) These Christian teachings bind the family for over 2000 years. As the father of lies, however, the devil implanted into the hearts of the successful and brilliant women to break God’s relationship guideline. Satan set up the birth of the Feminist Movement. As Feminism creeps into the social consciousness and values, the family in the Western countries, where this Movement originates, suffers great blows as this struggle gathers momentum.
One example is the divorce rate in the U.S. which is represented by the following statistical data (from wf-lawyers.com):
▸ Researchers estimate that 41 percent of all first marriages end in divorce.
▸ 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce.
▸ 73 percent of all third marriages end in divorce.”
Feminism is the devil’s brainchild to thwart the divine command for the women to submit to the men in the family government. The issue of inequality in the Christian doctrine in untrue since the man and the woman have distinct gifts fitting for cooperation and teamwork in the family. If the Feminist Movement is not demonizing our culture and tradition, then what is it? What does it contribute to the sanctity of the institutions of marriage and the family that God invented? The women’s liberation does not impact society. On the contrary, it fuels abortion and divorce, which are the grim symptoms of the coming death of our culture and civilization. The devil’s own blueprint is always encapsulated in the agenda of Feminism.
The Culture of Lies, Demon Worship, and Gender Confusion
The existence of the church of Satan, the godless culture of the Hollywood, the spread of homosexuality and transgenderism, among other barometers of wickedness and sin, are the evident clues of the demonization of the state of California as a model State experiencing advanced and progressive demon-inspired culture.
Demonism is everywhere—from the ugly haircut of the young men; the rapping music and the themes of pure wickedness in the movies and books; the evil apps for the smartphones; the snake tattoos of the men and women to the ugly red dragon in China, and the dragon objects in almost all hotels and banks in Macao or Hong Kong—yes, demonism is in the arts, in the lifestyle and culture of the world since time began. We cannot hide away from a demonic something in our civilization one second.
The Demons Got Their Primary Endorsement from the People Themselves
The Scripture we quoted above in Romans 1:32 underscores the people’s “hearty approval to those who practice” a demonic lifestyle. The child marriage under the Sharia Law in Islam is just unacceptable. Some said that Numbers 31:18 is the Bible endorsement of child marriage. It says, “But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.” Most Bible scholars, however, believe it was not child marriage but captives of war the Jews could use as slaves according to their culture at that time or could marry when grown up. During the conquests of the ISIS we read about a father beheaded, the mother raped and killed, and the young daughter forced into child marriage or trafficked as a sex slave. Nature prepares the girl for marriage; undergoing puberty or the age of sexual maturity capable of reproduction. Governed by nature, there is no “child marriage” among the monkeys. The child marriage as a practice is just as demonized as the teachings and practices of the LGBT. Sad that millions of people have viewed it as normal.
Speaking of the LGBT, Satan and his demons have one primary goal, and that is to thwart the programs of God for the world. The legal acceptance by governments around the world of the LGBT movement is an open rebellion to the Bible’s declared truth that God created just the male and the female—and NO third sex!
Today, the LGBTs are working hard to get their so-called rights protected by the law. Once legalized, they will start to harass the normal people through a legal battle on little things like their using freely the female restroom or the baking or not baking of the cake for their same-sex marriage. These people are “acting like they own the place” in the Western culture. Even if the LGBT is an abomination to the Lord (God burned Sodom and Gomorrah for the same homosexual sins!) people support it—they are giving a “hearty approval to those who practice them”! (Rom. 1:32)
The Movie Industry and the Advocates of Equality and Freedom
The movie industry came up with films that are considered bizarre, paranormal, sexual, and violent to attract more sales. The Bible is no longer taught in schools in the United States in the name of freedom and equality in religion. Behind all these deviations away from conservatism are the demons influencing our culture. Indeed, there is no end to demonism until Christ’s return to earth. The demons are real; they are here. We are not alone in this planet.
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