Your Friendly Neighborhood Satan Club

By Hal Lindsey
Imagine the ancient god Molech with fire beneath him and his outstretched arms burning hot. Think about Molech’s priests convincing parents to place their babies in those arms — a burnt sacrifice to Satan. That sin finally triggered God’s great judgment of Israel. The people refused to stop this satanic sacrifice of children. So, God stopped it.
Satan must really hate kids. Or maybe he attacks them so fiercely because of their vulnerability. They depend on adults to protect them. But too many of those adults whose job it is to shield children — primarily parents and educators — have chosen to lay them into the white-hot arms of Satan. People surrendered to Satan can rationalize every evil.
Entry-level Satanists teach that neither God nor Satan exists. Yet they worship Satan, though they might say they worship only the idea of Satan. They consider him the ultimate nonconformist rebel. But the devil doesn’t free people from conformity. He demands it. And he is the chief instigator of war, murder, rape, envy, bullying, and thousands of other things that bring misery to life.
Satanists are now busy taking their worship of evil into the lives of elementary schoolchildren in the form of Satan Clubs. They advertise these clubs as fun, happy, educational, and full of hope. And the devil? Well, they present him as a great guy — an angel of light.
One flier reused in several school districts reads, “Hey kids! Let’s have fun at after school Satan Club! Science & community service projects! Puzzles and games! Nature activities! Arts and crafts! Snacks! & tons of fun!”
They seem to be trying to prove their high level of fun by using exclamation marks everywhere. The flier also features a bizarre cartoon version of the master of their religion. They depict Satan as a benign version of a silent-film-era movie villain, except with horns comically sprouting from his head.
They assure us that the Satan of their religion is not to be taken seriously. The flier says, “The Satanic Temple is a non-theistic religion that views Satan as a literary figure who represents a metaphorical construct of rejecting tyranny and championing the human mind and spirit.”
The Satan of literature leads to dark territory indeed. The bestselling book in which this “literary figure” shows up is the Bible. And in the Bible, he is anything but a champion of “the human mind and spirit.” Look at the devil elsewhere in literature. He’s shown as the instigator of evil in its darkest forms — as the ultimate hater of humans and of God.
As a “literary figure,” the devil stands against all that is good. Yet the flier says, “Parents, your child will learn benevolence & empathy, critical thinking, problem solving, creative expression, personal sovereignty, compassion.” Imagine thinking that kids can learn benevolence, empathy, and compassion from Satan. They also say kids will learn “critical thinking” from people so confused that they think that the Satan of literature represents a champion of the human spirit.
Pray for our children. This is one small part of the onslaught against them. Also pray for their teachers at school, at church, in the home, and elsewhere.
Pray, too, for the satanically deluded purveyors of darkness. Isaiah 5:20 (NASB) gives a grave warning — not just to Satanists, but to the people of our age in general. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness.”
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