“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NLT)
“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (ESV)
Satan is not Santa just spelled wrong—he’s not make-believe and jolly. He is quite the opposite. The influence that Satan can have on believers and non-believers alike should give us pause. Christians possess the Holy Spirit which is able to thwart off the attacks of the Evil One. However, those who have no faith in Christ are Satan’s puppets on a string. Trust in the Lord to give you a discernible spirit and reach out to those you know are suffering at the hands of Satan by bringing them to the cross.
Satan, or the devil, has been called “the god of this world.” He is the god of this world because, for now, he has been given dominion over the earth and the worldly systems upon it. Jesus called Satan “the prince of this world.” (John 14: 30)
Satan’s mission on earth is to lead mankind away from the light of God into darkness. We are told in 1 John 3:8 that “The reason the Son of God [Jesus] appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”
We need to give careful thought to the things we do and what we say. We also need to be careful about the company we keep.
“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’” – 1 Corinthians 15:33
The company we keep doesn’t mean only physical, that is other people – it also refers to the company that occupies our mind. The company we keep can also be the music we listen to, the films we watch or the books we read.
As the verse of the day implies, the easiest targets for the devil are unbelievers, who fail to see the danger and do not have knowledge of or connection with the light of the gospel.
The pop-punk singer who rose to fame by telling us she was in love with a “Sk8er Boi,” is now angering fans over her new song titled: “I Fell in Love with the Devil.”
Lavigne’s mother first became aware of her child’s vocal abilities when a two-year-old Avril sang “Jesus loves me” on the way home from church.
What has incensed fans is not only the song’s title but the dark imagery portrayed throughout the video.
In the song, “I Fell in Love with the Devil,” the singer is not actually talking about love with Satan, but rather likening a toxic relationship to being involved with someone she is metaphorically comparing to the devil himself.
However, the dark and suggestive imagery in both the video and Lavigne’s other promotional images, including her new album cover, is what is upsetting some fans.
In the video, Lavigne is dressed in a long, black dress, with a Gothic-looking black hooded-robe, wearing black patent leather gloves as she holds a wooden crucifix that has a metallic, crucified Christ. The clothing is very much the same as the attire worn by Satanists.
In another shot, Lavigne is in the woods playing a black baby grand piano, dressed in a long flowing red dress, with a lacy overflowing train. The video’s strong emphasis on black and red colors is problematic for some fans, as those are the same colors associated with Satanism.
Some of her critics thought some of the imagery was mocking Jesus.
On the album cover, titled “Head above Water,” a nude Avril Lavigne covers her naughty parts with a guitar, as she props herself in shallow, black water. At the same time, the aforementioned title track is a worship ballad.
“Head above Water” is the first song the singer has released in five years. The song recounts how she thought she was at the end of her life when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014, and how her relationship with God saved her life.