Satanism: The Untold half
by Dr. Ken Matto
The tide of Satanism is sweeping our land, as we pick up a newspaper or see on TV the effects of Hollywood motivated crime. We read about, and see tombstones being turned over, upside down crosses on churches, animal sacrifices and even human sacrifices. If we look closer at these characteristics of Satanism, we can easily trace it back to a number of horror movies which can be rented at any video store. Hollywood is portraying Satan in an unbiblical manner. The Bible states:
(2 Cor 11:13-15 KJV) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. {14} And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. {15} Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Satan will not be coming in a horror mode in these last days but will be coming as an angel (messenger) of light and his territory will not be a dark dungeon but the mind of man. Satan will attack the Christian ideology Let us look at 3 prooftexts from the "Satanic Bible:"
1) "There is no heaven of glory bright, and no hell where sinners roast. Here and now is our day of torment! Here and now is our day of joy! Here and now is our opportunity! Choose ye this day, this hour, for no redeemer liveth." - Page 33
2) "The Roman god Lucifer, was the bearer of light, the spirit of the air, the personification of enlightenment. In Christian mythology he became synonymous with evil, which was to have been expected from a religion whose very existence is perpetuated by cloudy definitions and bogus values." -Page 39
3) "With all of the contradictions in the Christian Scriptures, many people currently cannot rationally accept Christianity the way it has been practiced in the past. Great numbers of people are beginning to doubt the existence of God, in the established sense of the word. So, they have taken to calling themselves 'Christian Atheists.' True, the Christian Bible is a mass of contradictions; but what could be more contradictory than the term 'Christian Atheist?' If prominent leaders of the Christian faith are rejecting the past interpretation of God, how can their followers be expected to adhere to previous religious tradition?" Page 43
Quote 1 - Human Philosophy
Quote 2 - New Age Philosophy
Quote 3 - Religious Philosophy namely "Yeah, Hath God said,..."
All of the above philosophies have one thing in common. THEIR ORIGIN! The battle is for the mind. Satan has Hollywood producing horror films as a major diversion. If people are programmed to accept the Hollywood version of Satanism, then this frees Satan to do his best work of undermining God's work through subtle and seductive techniques, some of which we will discuss in this monograph. People will then believe that Satanism is only horror and not craftiness. Unfortunately, as with many other philosophies, only a few will recognize these smokescreens from hell. I want to deal with the other side of Satanism. I would like to give you 5 of Satan's crafty, hidden plans to subvert the human race to a point of no return.
This is the surface description for the one world movement. It is used both in the political and spiritual realm. In the religious realm it is another parallel for Ecumenism is the attempt to consolidate all the denominations into one super-denomination. It is presently being attempted by many leaders of different Protestant denominations who are desiring a reunification with the Roman Church. This ecumenical movement is a shroud for the reformers of society who believe that through a super church they will right all wrongs. Those who push the doctrine of interdependence give the pew warmers the idea that they need to depend on other sects. Interdependence is also a New Age Philosophy of combining all the world's religions, not only the churches. How would you like to go to church on Sunday and learn the principles of Transcendental Meditation or Yoga? The doctrine of interdependence is nothing more than a stepping stone to a one world church and government.
There are powerful groups in the US who want to annul and discard our Constitution and Declaration of Independence to the end of destroying the sovereignty of the US and make it a vassal state to the New World Order. THEY ARE ACCOMPLISHING THEIR GOALS. Three groups that are involved are: The Trilateral Commission, The Council on Foreign Relations, and The Bilderbergs (The European Connection). God condemned interdependence under the reign of both Moses and Joshua. The Israelites were not to "Interdepend" on the people of the promised land but were to drive them out. God also condemned one-worldism as we so plainly see in Genesis 11 in His dealings with the Tower of Babel. So as we see both in the spiritual realm and the political realm, interdependence is a satanic doctrine because it opposes God's principles and requirements of separation.
This is the unholy alliance between Christianity and Communism. This is the theology that such groups as the World and National Council of Churches happily endorse as they support terrorist groups in Africa, and Central and South America. Even after the WCC & NCC have been exposed as exporting terrorism, there is still a support base of STUPID Christians who still write checks to support them. Liberation Theology (LT) had its start in the 1950's when many Latin American Catholics were studying in Europe and accepted Marxist ideas and has been spreading ever since. According to the Family Scoreboard issue on LT, I quote, "Liberation Theology's basic premise that history is the class struggle between the oppressed and the oppressor and it's basic strategy of salvation through the revolutionary action of the oppressed are both Marxist Principles. All forms of Liberation Theology have a sameness about them for this reason."
Bishop Desmond Tutu is an LT proponent and had publicly advocated the murder of white children in South Africa. What a choice for the Nobel Peace Prize of 1984. LT sounds good in it's appeal to free the oppressed but is murder and communism God's method for dealing with social issues? God tells us in 1 Timothy 2:1-3:
(1 Tim 2:1-3 KJV) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; {2} For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. {3} For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
We are to pray for those in authority, and petition God when there are injustices and he may choose whether to right the wrong or train us through them. 1 Peter 4:1 warns us to prepare ourselves with the same mind that Christ has in all that we will suffer.
(1 Pet 4:1 KJV) Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
Liberation Theology adulterates the truth of God by attempting to mix murder and the purity of the gospel. Liberation Theology is a child of Satanism because it pollutes the purity of the gospel.
This is nothing more than blaming others for your actions. Freud taught that a person is not responsible for his actions because of poor socialization. Skinner believes that man is not responsible owing to his environment. Behaviorists frequently deny the concept of responsibility altogether. They believe there is nothing more to man's attitudes and actions than conditioned responses to the environment. This type of thought is very dangerous because it excuses crime owing to certain economic conditions. What the behaviorists are saying, is that if I live in an economically depressed area, then because of poor socialization I can murder because my environment has trained me to do so. This is why Psychologists are so in demand in the court room because they twist a murderer until he looks like the poor innocent victim of his past.
Does God accept Behaviorism? The answer is NO! We see this plainly in Genesis 3 when Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. All three were responsible for their actions and received due penalty. People may escape penalties here on earth but they will not avoid them on Judgment Day. So Behaviorism is a child of Satanism because it contradicts God's demand for the responsibility of the individual for their actions. This also includes children as the Age of Accountability theory taught by so many is fallacious.
"I need one" "I should get one of these" It will look good in our living room" These are just 3 of the justifying sayings we use to continue building our own kingdom of material goods. Personal debt is through the ceiling as banks raise interest rates on credit cards and issue them like water flowing down a mountain. We tell ourselves that we must have every new gadget that will make our life easier. God expects us to be wise stewards of what He has given us. If we are not, as easily as He gave to us, He will take away. I saw this happen to a friend of mine who had much money. When the plate was passed, he searched his wallet for $1's but for himself $50's weren't even enough. Now he has nothing.
(1 Cor 4:2 KJV) Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
The ratio should not be $100 a year for the Lord and $10,000 a year for ourselves. When we begin to exalt the 'BIG I" and neglect the fact that our money is God's money, then we have taken God off the throne and put ourselves there. When a major purchase is to be made, do we pray like this, "Lord help me to be a wise steward," or "Lord, I'm gonna get this. Amen! Once we begin to serve the lust of the eyes, our hearts get hardened toward the things of God and then we actually debate or just plain don't want to give toward the work of God. Let me quote a daily prayer request from November 11, 1987 from the Slavic Gospel Association's prayer letter:
"Pray for some of our workers who must interrupt their urgent ministries among the refugees in Europe to raise more support. Pray that the work will continue in their absence and that they will be able to quickly increase their support."
This is only one instance in which missionaries must leave the field and beg the Christians to do what they should do, and that is give so the gospel can go forth. Most missionaries have limited wardrobes while many of us in comparison have huge ones. Looking at the national pay scale, I find it hard to believe that a person can't give $20 per month to the Lord's work. Some may not be able to give but it is amazing how easily we spend a thousand dollars on ourselves but debate over nickels and dimes for the Lord. Remember my friend who was cheap with God? Here is a for instance. I once paid for a movie about the New Age Movement to be showed at a church I was attending after the morning service. It cost me about $135 total. I had placed a basket with a sign on it saying that all monies collected will go to World Missionary Press for tracts to India. This fellow dug down and gave 85 Cents. Not even a stinking, lousy Dollar.
The attitudes of Christians have regressed in the area of giving. Many Christians look for an excuse not to give. Some will not give unless they receive a tax deductible receipt! What would happen if tax exemption for religious organizations was eliminated? I believe the mission organizations would fold up and the church would close it's doors owing to non-support based on today's attitude about money. Materialism is nothing more than selfish greed and is a child of Satanism because it violates God's principles of generosity, frugality, and fiscal responsibility, and the withholding of monies for the sake of the Gospel. (Luke 12:16-34; Ecclesiastes 11:1-2)
This is normally the parent of materialism. Egoism is nothing more than thinking and acting with only oneself and one's own interest in mind. It is the glorification and exaltation of the "BIG I." Egoism dictates that a person do everything in life for their own advancement and well-being not caring at all about others, unless it could benefit them in some way. Many Christians have adopted egoism based on a twisted interpretation of Matthew 19:19:
(Mat 19:19 KJV) Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Many have taken this to mean that a person must learn to love themselves, so they go out and do everything they can for themselves thus turning themselves into Narcissistic Christians and eventually shutting out the rest of the world. The Lord simply meant, that as you treat yourself, then treat others in the same way. Here is a quick analogy: let's say you accidentally rip your Bible, you won't hate yourself, deny yourself or abuse yourself, so in essence the Lord is saying then don't do these things to someone who accidentally rips your Bible. Egoism produces a self-deifying effect which produces the fruit of pride which is hated by God.
Egoism has also instilled in many Christian the idea that they should be right at the top and that menial tasks are below them. This is one reason why there is much inactivity in churches. 10% of the people do 98% of the work. Did you ever notice who stays around after church to do the dishes at a church banquet? It is normally those who don't have the big ministries in the church but find their exaltation in Christ. Those who leave first so they won't get their hands dirty are usually "too good" for that kind of stuff. Egoism has produced the "Me First" attitude in many Christians. It is dangerous to put God behind you, after all He holds your next heart beat in His hands. Egoism is a child of Satanism because it creates idolatry, putting yourself before God. It violates God's principles that only He is to be worshipped. If you didn't know "ego" in Greek is "I" in English.

I think that you are beginning to see that Satanism comes in many forms, some are obvious and some are subtle. When a Christian disobeys God, or puts himself first, they are obeying Satan. There is no better way to describe it since there are only 2 camps, obedience to one is disobedience to the other. The five principles I have given are but the tip of the iceberg. So many more can be named like rebellion, laziness, watching excessive TV in lieu of Bible Study, avoiding Sunday School so you can sleep late, apathy, etc. As Christians we must step back and evaluate where we are in our walk. Disobedience to God carries with it severe consequences (even under grace). Look at Deuteronomy 8 & 28 and Romans 6. Satanism then is anything which is contrary to God's Word, no matter how small the violation.