DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Do some people actually worship the devil? I can’t imagine that. Are they just trying to get attention, or are they serious about it? Why would anyone deliberately serve the devil instead of God? It doesn’t make sense. — T.F.
DEAR T.F.: This isn’t common, but occasionally I’ve met someone or received letters from people who clearly stated they deliberately worshipped the devil instead of God. I had no reason to doubt their statements, although I always prayed God would change their minds and hearts.
Why would anyone do this? I agree it isn’t logical, but in their minds it did make sense because they believed Satan would help them and give them special powers. Some also didn’t want anyone (especially God) telling them how to live, and by worshipping Satan they felt they were now free to live any way they wanted. Tragically, history tells us that people who deliberately follow Satan often end up doing great evil, both to others and to themselves.
The tragedy in all of this is that Satan never delivers what he promises. He promises freedom and happiness but delivers only slavery and sorrow. He promises power and new life but delivers only weakness and death. Never forget: Satan is a liar! The Bible warns, “The way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction” (Proverbs 13:15).
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Sadly, many today follow Satan without even realizing it. They ignore God and never give a thought to eternity, living instead by the self-centered values Satan approves. Don’t let that happen to you. Instead, by faith put your life into Christ’s hands, and make him the center and the foundation of your life. Jesus said, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only’” (Matthew 4:10).
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