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Entertaining Satan

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“Dancing with the devil” is more popular than most realize.

About 12 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.

Controversially, amid the fanfare and celebration, the biggest winner was undoubtedly Satan the devil, and many conservative and religious commenters criticized the event for including a graphically satanic performance by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, a self-proclaimed “nonbinary man” and “transgender woman,” respectively. Their performance of a song titled “Unholy” included Sam Smith in a red “devil” costume surrounded by many other performers—some in cages—wearing red costumes and dancing seductively. A sheet of flames featured through much of the performance. It was all meant to be satanic, and it was. Amazingly, before Smith’s and Petras’ performance, CBS posted a now-deleted tweet that said, “We are ready to worship.”

The use of intense satanic imagery seems to be increasing in pop culture. In 2021, popular rapper Lil Nas X released a video supposedly depicting hell and Satan. In the same year, he released a limited-edition—666 in number—line of “Satan Shoes,” claiming that each pair contained a drop of human blood. If it wasn’t obvious before, 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).

Indeed, Satan sometimes influences people to literally worship him, as caricatured in the performance at the Grammys. But, more often, his methods of persuading people to worship him are far more insidious. This is a point you won’t find mentioned by many outside of Tomorrow’s World.

The satanic performance at the Grammys was horrific for many reasons, but Satan isn’t just behind the obviously evil occurrences in society. He’s also more deceptively—and, in some ways, more dangerously—behind much of what has widely been considered “Christian” throughout history and the modern world.

Many New Testament verses make this point by warning about the dangers of false Christianity (Matthew 24:4–5; Luke 6:46), false ministers (2 Peter 2:1), false apostles (2 Corinthians 11:13–15), false gospels (2 Corinthians 11:4), false gods (Romans 1:24–25), and false churches (Revelation 17:4–5). This is a small sample of many scriptures that warn about the serious danger of false forms of religion that masquerade as true Christianity.

Consider a Few Examples

We don’t have to look very hard to expose traditional “Christianity” as a counterfeit. For example, 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 indisputably contain many practices that came from pagan religions. And it is the seventh-day Sabbath that God’s commandments tell us to keep holy—not Sunday. The Sabbath is the day Jesus and His apostles kept, and it will still be kept after Jesus’ return (Isaiah 66:23). And an objective study will reveal that many other “Christian” doctrines originated in ancient pagan religions, not the word of God.

Scripture shows that even most who call themselves “Christian” have been deceived by Satan into believing they worship the true God and the true Christ—when they are, in fact, unknowingly worshipping Satan by mixing a counterfeit religion with true Christianity, a practice God has always abhorred (Deuteronomy 12:29–31).

The 2023 Grammys horrendously paid open homage to the devil. Jesus Christ’s disciples should recognize and recoil from such abominations, while also recognizing that Satan works in many other ways that are far more subtle and deceptive. If you’re interested in learning more about one of Satan’s greatest deceptions, please consider downloading or ordering a free copy of Satan’s Counterfeit Christianity, which systematically explores this subject in great detail.


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