Ooh, America Under Influence of Satan

Ooh, America Under Influence of Satan May 20, 2013

Dan Delzell, an “exclusive” columnist for the Christian Post, is always good for a chuckle or two. On first read, his new column might appear to offer a classic fallacy of the excluded middle because he claims that you’re either influenced by Jesus or Satan, no other possibilities in between. But since neither of those people/entities actually exist, it’s more like a fallacy of the excluded reality.

It really isn’t politically correct these days to talk about Jesus in public, or even to speak about Satan in public. Both figures bring Christianity into the spotlight, which is right where it belongs. Your response to the Christian Gospel will reveal whether you are listening to Jesus, or to Satan. There is no getting around it. Whether you take a public position on the matter or not, you are in one camp or the other. That is because there are only two camps to which souls can belong…

Jesus loves Americans, just like He loves all the people of the world. Satan hates everybody. Jesus died for the sins of everyone to rescue us from death and hell. Satan is a schemer who loves death and wants people in hell. Satan is a created being, originally created as a good angel before his heart turned bad. Jesus is the Creator. Satan hates the fact that he cannot be God, or even come close to God’s authority and power.

Satan hates marriage between a man and a woman because this God-ordained approach represents the relationship between Christ and His people. (see Eph. 5:25,26) Therefore, Satan does whatever he can to promote every other arrangement between two people. He even convinces Americans that young people are incapable of restraint. Jesus says that Americans who know Him are able submit their bodies to doing His will rather than to sensual abandon.

Your soul will only be satisfied in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Your soul will be destroyed if Satan gets his way in your life. Jesus came to give abundant life. Satan is the author of death, disease and destruction.

I love the fact that his writing appears to be aimed at about a 4th grade reading level — very short, declarative sentences, all offered without a shred of evidence or rational argument. But I love the idea of being under the influence of Satan. Can you be arrested for driving under the influence of Satan? Is there a breathalyzer test for it?

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