There has been a troubling increase within our culture in the use of demonic imagery and ritualistic ceremonies.
Most strikingly, the entertainment industry, with the help of its media accomplices, has been weaving satanic messaging, symbolism and the like into musical compositions, performances and videos.
However, never have things been as explicit and wicked in their presentation as we have seen of late.
It is insidiously corrosive to a society, and likewise dangerous to an individual that dares take such a destructive path.
Here are a few Left Coast examples:
Rapper and singer Lil Nas X was involved in the co-creation of a pair of sneakers that had a drop of human blood in the soles of the shoes. The sneakers were decorated with a pentagram and contained a scripture citation that read, “And he said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.’” (Luke 10:18)
Singer Demi Lovato released an album that had a horribly profane title. Its cover showed Lovato posed on a cross and dressed in offensive and debasing clothing.
Appearing together at the recent Grammy Awards show, pop singers Sam Smith and Kim Petras performed what turned out to be a Luciferian tribute. Smith played the lead character, complete with fiery flames and demonic overtones.
On their part, the corporate media was generally seen giving nods of approval to Smith for his reprehensible presentation. CBS responded to a tweet from the singer, which had included a photo of Smith donning horns during a dry run for the awards show.
“This is going to be SPECIAL,” Smith tweeted, tacking on a devil emoji.
CBS replied, “….You can say that again. We are ready to worship!”
Senator Ted Cruz characterized Smith’s Grammy segment perfectly, when he tweeted, “This… is… evil.”
We are seeing a twisted sort of glee being exhibited by elites in the entertainment business and establishment media. Looking at this from a historical and spiritual perspective can provide insight into what’s behind it all.
It seems that the left has been enamored with the diabolical for centuries. Motivations have been mixed. Some look for a way to garner attention. Others just seem to be fascinated with evil itself, and with evil’s chief celebrity, Satan.
For folks like this, the devil is looked upon as a rebel.
Now in books, movies and music, characters that play the rebel can appear intriguing, independent and sometimes even heroic. But here’s the ugly little secret. This is what the devil is expert in – appearing to be something that he isn’t. After all, he’s the Master of Deception.
Radical writer and philosopher William Godwin, Mary Shelley’s father, presented the devil as an admirable rebel against God.
French anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon embraced Satan as a symbol of liberty.
Russian writer Mikhail Bakunin described the devil as an “eternal rebel.”
Theosophical Society founder Helena Petrovna Blavatsky published a journal called “Lucifer.”
American activist Moses Harman named his periodical “Lucifer the Lightbearer.”
Saul Alinsky, in an epigraph on the introductory page to his book “Rules for Radicals,” expressed that Lucifer was the “first radical” who “rebelled against the establishment.”
Dr. Paul Kengor, a professor of political science at Grove City College, pointed out that “long before Karl Marx was writing about the hell of communism, he was writing about hell.”
Several years before he wrote the infamous “Communist Manifesto,” Marx penned demonic poetry and prose. His family was originally Jewish, but his father left Judaism and converted to Protestantism, and had all of his children baptized in the Christian faith. Notwithstanding his religious background, in his twenties Marx became a staunch atheist.
Many leftists leaders of today have a deep antipathy toward traditional religions, and just like their inauthentic rebel hero they seek to destroy them. Communism is a proven way to achieve this unholy goal.
From legendary evangelist Billy Graham came the following statement: “Has it ever occurred to you that the Devil is a religious leader and millions are worshipping at his shrine today? … The name of this present-day religion is Communism… The Devil is their god, Marx their prophet, Lenin their saint and Malenkov their high priest.”
The devil is real, and he’s on a seek-and-destroy mission.
What does he want to destroy? Your soul, and the souls of everyone around you.
Bob Dylan put it to song in his inimitable “Gotta Serve Somebody.”
Well, it may be the Devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.
Sam Smith and his liberal buddies in the entertainment and media industries should give Dylan’s tune a listen. It will serve their souls well.