Your Bible tells us that Satan is the “god” of this present world (2 Corinthians 4:4). He is called the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2).
This evil being has an entire cadre of false ministers! And he clearly uses many other people as well to confuse and to deceive this world and blind them to the Truth of God. In addition to using his own ministers, Satan will especially use “opinion makers” in our confused society—the so-called “educators,” the psychologists and psychiatrists, and certainly the media moguls who simply want to “make money” even at the expense of destroying the entire moral fabric of our society. These people are usually very clever. For they will often use words that sound good for something that is terribly evil. As Almighty God warned about such people: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20–21).
The entire so-called “gay rights” movement started out on the basis of using terms that “seemed good” to somehow manipulate the minds of Americans to accept something that is totally against everything that God and His entire creation show as good. Ditto for the abortion movement.
In The Marketing of Evil, author David Kupelian describes an entire campaign to make these vile practices seem good through a centrally planned “program of unabashed propaganda, firmly grounded in long-established principles of psychology and advertising.” He writes:
Simple case in point: homosexual activists call their movement “gay rights.” This accomplishes two major objectives: (1) Use of the word gay rather than homosexual masks the controversial sexual behavior involved and accentuates instead a vague but positive-sounding cultural identity—gay, which, after all, once meant “happy” and (2) describing their battle from the get-go as one over “rights” implies homosexuals are being denied the basic freedoms of citizenship that others enjoy.… [Similarly, the] abortion rights movement has prevailed in that war precisely because it succeeded, early on, in framing the debate as a question, not of abortion, but of choice. The abortion vanguard correctly anticipated that it would be far easier to defend an abstract, positive-sounding idea like choice than the unrestricted slaughter of unborn babies (pp. 24–25).
Homosexual activists constantly appeal to “love” in describing their relationships, yet the way they go about their “love” is essentially misusing various parts of the body. Consider that many males who take the part of the female in homosexual contact eventually need to wear diapers because of the permanent damage they have done to their body by using it in a way that their Creator never designed it for!
Sadly, using various words and terms to confuse the public will obviously evolve not only into more and more “same-sex marriage” but into polyandry, polygamy and even “group marriages.” Already, some activists are promoting “man-boy love” as something normal and desirable. All of this will lead to untold physical and mental suffering that—unless God intervenes—will absolutely ruin people for the male-female monogamous marriages that are the only kind of marriages that can produce children as the Creator intended. Yet Satan is so clever with his various “word games” that he is able to twist the idea of “love” and confuse human beings into practicing almost anything.
The next step? Bestiality! Yes, it is now reported that increasing numbers of people in Germany and other countries are practicing bestiality and are “offended” that people would dare stop them from making “love” to their own animals!
Wow! Where are we headed?
The Eternal God commands His true ministers: “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” (Isaiah 58:1). In this long passage in Isaiah talking to the “house of Jacob”—which is, as most of you know, the modern nations of the American and British-descended peoples, God tells us, “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice” (Isaiah 59:14–15).
For many years, the American and British-descended nations at least maintained a pretense of “biblical” morality. But now, they are more and more giving themselves over to their unbridled lusts. This trend will continue, under the sway of lawlessness and great religious deception, until even the entire “Protestant” movement has disappeared, as I explain in my article (“Will Protestantism Disappear?”) in this issue.
Thankfully, just before Satan—through confused and blinded human beings—is able to completely destroy the earth, the Eternal God will intervene! For mankind will become so utterly corrupt and so filled with violence that people would utterly destroy all humanity unless God intervenes: “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:22). This will culminate in a prophesied time known as the “Day of the Lord,” which you can read about in Mr. Richard Ames’ article in this issue.
Then what? God’s word explains: “Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it. Many nations shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem” (Micah 4:1–2).
For about 6,000 years, cut off from God and His magnificent law, mankind will have tried, under Satan’s influence, every form of perversion imaginable! But once Christ is here as King of kings and Lord of lords, human beings will be taught the law of God—the Ten Commandments. These commandments are often vilified even in so-called “Christianity,” but they will be the very basis of the entire righteous way of life in tomorrow’s world!
Think! When men start to cut themselves off from God and from a willingness to obey what the Creator tells us in His inspired word, they get into every conceivable sin and “unnatural” way of life. That way always leads to “death” (Proverbs 14:12). May God help all of you “wake up” and realize that we are, indeed, near the end of a civilization that has cut itself off from God—so much so that it is not even able to think straight! The very terms of reference used to explain all kinds of deviant behaviors are being so twisted and perverted that the invisible Satan the devil—the “god” of this present world—is easily able to seduce gullible human beings into a way of life that is totally degenerate, destructive of the family and ultimately destructive of all human life unless the Creator intervenes. God help us to understand and to heed!