a-dash-of-ravishing asked: Hey Unka! I was wondering about paranormal events, I know that 99.99% of that stuff is a hoax, but there are some things I’ve even experienced MYSELF, and cases that are just too real. Are they demons? Is it Satan’s plot to lead us astray from Christ and into things like the occult? Thanks for your time! :)
Unka Glen answered: You’re certainly right that most of that “paranormal” stuff is a hoax. And of course both demons and angels are real. The Bible talks about both, so there you have it. But here’s where most people get it turned around: 2 Corinthians 11:14 says “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”
You see, the devil doesn’t care about you believing in him, there’s not really much to believe in there anyway, and he knows that. It’s really about you believing in his counterfeit version of God.
Satan says: God cares about you, so He wants you to be rich!
God says: I will supply all your needs according to MY RICHES, so you can focus on giving to the poor.
Satan says: God wants you to be successful! It’s the key to happiness!
God says: Take infinite, perfect peace. Take endless joy. Follow me, and your heart will be so full, it will overflow to those around you.
Satan says: We’re all afraid of so many things in this world, so BE CAREFUL, and try to keep God happy!
God says: Have no fear. I am your hiding place. I will protect you from trouble, and I will surround you with songs of deliverance.
…Anyway, you see the point, the enemy isn’t really looking for you to believe in all that occult stuff. The deeper one goes into reading around and investigating things, the more likely one is to eventually hear the actual Gospel.
The enemy knows that someone with an eyes-open interest in the occult may be closer to finding the truth than a person who has fallen for a fake and messed up version of Christianity that denies people a connection with God from the start.
Satan says: Read your bible, go to church, and pray, then God will be pleased with you.
God says: Just hang with me for awhile. Right now I don’t care what you’ve done. Just let me hold you awhile.