About 12.5 million viewers watched the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, which was reportedly a three-year high, up 31 percent from last year. Some of the highly-celebrated musicians to win or perform were Beyoncé, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Kim Petras, and Sam Smith. Amid the fanfare and celebration, the biggest winner was undoubtedly Satan the devil, but surprisingly, he has far worse tricks than what occurred at the Grammys.
The Grammys included a literally satanic performance by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, a self-proclaimed “nonbinary man” and “transgender woman,” respectively. The performance of a song entitled “Unholy” included Sam Smith in a red “devil” costume, surrounded by many other performers (some in cages) wearing red costumes and dancing seductively. Much of the performance was surrounded by continual flames. The performance was intended to be satanic, and it was. Incredibly, before Smith and Petras’ performance, CBS posted a now-deleted tweet that said, “We are ready to worship.”
The literal use of intense satanic imagery seems to be increasing in pop culture. In 2021, popular rapper Lil Nas X released a video depicting hell, Satan, and even included a sexual encounter with Satan. In the same year, he also released a limited-edition (666 in number) line of “Satan Shoes,” claiming each pair to contain a drop of human blood.
If it wasn’t obvious already, the last few years have confirmed the fact that Satan is the “god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
One of Satan’s primary desires is to be worshipped (Revelation 13:4). He even audaciously attempted to persuade Jesus Christ to worship him. “And he said to Him, ‘All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me’” (Matthew 4:9). Sometimes he influences people to literally worship him, like in the performance at the Grammys—but more often, his methods of persuading people to worship him are far more insidious.
Numerous conservatives have criticized the Grammy performance because of its blatant satanic content. However, I’d like to transition to make a point that you won’t find at many places outside of Tomorrow’s World.
The satanic performance at the Grammys was horrific for many reasons, but Satan isn’t just behind the extremely obvious evil occurrences in society. He’s also more deceptively—and, in some ways, more dangerously—behind much of what is widely considered “Christian” throughout the world.
Many New Testament scriptures make this point by warning about the dangers of false Christianity, false ministers, false apostles, false gospels, false gods, and false churches. Here are a few:
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works (2 Corinthians 11:13–15).
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” (Matthew 24:4–5).
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction (2 Peter 2:1).
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).
This is a small sample of many Scriptures that warn of the serious danger of false forms of religion that masquerade as true Christianity.
Consider a few examples.
Two of the most special days for most “Christian” churches are Christmas and Easter, neither of which are found in the Bible, and both of which undisputedly contain many practices that came from pagan religions.
Weekly worship on Sunday is also not biblical because the seventh-day Sabbath is the day that God’s commandments say to keep holy, not Sunday. The Sabbath is the day Jesus and His apostles kept, and it will be kept after Jesus’ return (Isaiah 66:23).
Many other “Christian” doctrines—including the Trinity, the immortal soul, “once saved always saved,” eternal punishment in hell, the worship of angels and Mary, and the use of images and icons like the cross—demonstratively originate from ancient pagan religions, not the word of God.
The Holy Scriptures, backed up by history, show that Satan has deceived much of the Christian-professing world into believing they worship the true God and the true Christ—when they are, in fact, unknowingly worshipping Satan by means of mixing false religion and gods with true Christianity, a practice that God has always abhorred (Deuteronomy 12:29–31). To state it plainly, Satan has deceived billions over time by means of a counterfeit form of Christianity, which is undoubtedly one of the most deceptive and evil ways he has manipulated mankind.
The 2023 Grammys were horrendous as they openly paid homage to the devil. Disciples of Jesus Christ should recognize such abominations, while also recognizing that Satan works in many other ways throughout societies—ways that are far more subtle, deceptive, and widespread.
If you’re interested in learning about one of Satan’s greatest deceptions, please consider reading or ordering our free booklet Satan’s Counterfeit Christianity, which systematically explores this subject in great detail.