know a man who is into satanic things. So much so, in fact, that
he has decided to actually join a satanic church and worship Satan.
It turns out that Satan, and the satanic church, have promised
him things if he is faithful to Satan and to the church. Some of
those things such as money, respect and power have already began to
come into his life. This man has decided to continue with his
Satan worship simply because Satan has promised him things if he
does, and Satan has already made good on some of those promises...or has he?
am amazed that so many people can be duped into following Satan just so
they can try go get some of the things they want in life. I did
some lite research on satanic cults and found that most people joined
because they were promised such things as power, money, love,
friendship and protection. In many cases, people who joined such
cults reported that the things they were promised did actually start to
happen for them.
I got to thinking about it--wondering how I
could explain to people in this situation exactly what they were really
doing, and in a way they could understand. It seems to me that
you can talk about Heaven, Hell, eternity, life, death, punishment,
judgment and the like all you want; but, these concepts are sometimes so
abstract, that many people find it difficult to truly understand. I came up with the idea of trying to
explain it by using the symbolic example of a check. Nearly
everyone understands the idea of getting paid. They receive a
check, cash it and then get to spend the money. Here is how it
Imagine that I promise you that if you run a few errands
for me, and spend a little time giving me compliments and telling
me how wonderful you think I am, I will give you a check for one
million dollars. I'll keep the errands simple and easy, and you
can just give me the compliments from time to time on an ongoing basis.
For this little bit of effort, you get the million dollar check I
promised. You start thinking about all of the things you've
always wanted and how that million dollars would make it all happen, so
you take me up on my offer and I give you the check as promised.
go straight to your bank and deposit the check into your bank account.
What a wonderful feeling to have a million dollars. While
waiting for the check to clear, you start borrowing money and buying
all of the things you always wanted. You buy a nice house, a car
and a whole new wardrobe. At first it is such great fun.
All of the things you wanted in your life seem to be within
reach. Now that you have begun to spend the money I gave you, you
see that I have kept my promise and can be trusted.
you have bought all the new stuff, and had so much fun, your bank
informs you that the check is no good. The check has bounced and
you need to pay back the million dollars you have spent. And as
if that weren't bad enough, the bank throws in a $50 fee for bouncing a
check. You run out and sell your house, but it does not bring in
enough money to cover what you owe. Before long, your nice car is
repossessed to cover at least part of what you owe. You sell as
much of your new clothing as you can and save only one outfit since all
of your old clothes have long since been thrown out. Since you
only have one outfit, it isn't long before your clothes are tattered,
torn and wearing out. You wind up homeless and living on the
street begging for scraps of food. All of the things you wanted
are gone. Your life is now ruined. You suddenly realize that,
even though it seemed like the truth, everything I told you was a lie.
The money you spent was fun for a while, but now you have lost
everything! If only you hadn't believed me and taken that
check--but now it's too late.
That is exactly what Satan does to
people who worship and follow him. He makes promises that might
seem true, but they don't last and don't work out as you were made to
believe they would. Surprisingly, you don't even have to be part
of a satanic cult. If you do not belong to Jesus Christ, then you
have also been given a check by Satan. It may not be as obvious
as it would be if you were part of a satanic church, but it is the same
thing and will eventually work out the same way. You don't
discover it's a lie until you die. At that point you have lost
everything: your home, your family, your relationships, your
belongings--everything! You spend an eternity in Hell, separated
from God, because you fell for satan's lies and took a bad check.
that before it is too late someone comes along who is willing to help
you out. Just as you are losing your home, car, clothes and all
your other worldly belongings, someone steps in and pays the million
dollar debt for you. They even pay the $50 returned check fee
that the bank charged you. And as if that weren't enough, they
invite you to come live in their house since you now have nothing.
Their house turns out to be a mansion--a big, beautiful, perfect
mansion. And in the mansion you are invited to sit down to a meal
which turns out to be more a feast than a meal--more delicious,
mouth-watering food than you have ever seen in your life! A far
cry from the scraps you were begging for on the street. After
dinner, you are presented with a brand new wardrobe worth far more than
what you had bought for yourself after getting your million dollar
check. Then you are led outside where a brand new luxury car is
waiting for you. Now, you not only have back everything you had
lost, you have so much more! More than you could ever have
That is exactly what God does for us. He already paid our debt by the death on the crossof
His only Son Jesus Christ. The Bible warns us that Satan is a
liar--he is incapable of telling the truth. He offers us a check
while we are here on earth that turns out to be worse than worthless in
the end. If we die without Jesus Christ, we lose everything we
thought was important to us and end up spending eternity suffering in
Hell--all because we were stupid enough to fall for Satan's lies.
Anything that Satan promises us for doing things his way is a
We may temporarily get some of the things he promised, but in the
end we lose it all and so much more.
Don't fall for Satan's
lies. Don't let him offer you a few pleasures now in exchange for
everything God offers for eternity. Make sure you belong to God
so you know where you will be spending eternity. Do it now.
Don't wait until it is too late. None of us knows how long
we have on this earth. Death can come quickly and unexpectedly.
Don't cash Satan's check!
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