Does the Devil really exist? (My viewpoint:)
(Copyright @2009 by Yonko Mali, All rights reserved.)
You know most of the people in the world believe in some form of God. But less people believe in the Devil or in the existence of evil spirits. Even some Christians do not believe in the existence of a literal Devil.
I would like to give you this simple proof that the Devil exists.
If you don’t believe the Devil exists - simply talk to a seasoned Police Officer, one who has been out on the street for a number of years; especially talk a policeman from a big city.
And he will tell you - that not only does the devil exist - but he has seen him!
The seasoned Police Officers from the streets will tell you that he sees the Devil in the many senseless, brutal crimes that they witness and investigate.
They will tell you that in most of these cases of senseless, brutal crimes, they always find some kind of demonic involvement: either direct devil worship, or devil rituals, playing with widget boards, tarot cards, playing certain computer games, pornography and/or performing animal sacrifices. Usually they will find more than one of these behaviors.
Recently in our area, many of you have heard about the brutal and senseless killing of teenager Matthew Silliman by four other teenagers from his high-school. But did you know about an Associated Press release about this crime. I quote from that AP Press Release: “Four NC teenagers charged with killing a friend, read him his future from Tarot Cards before he was beaten with a hammer and suffocated with duct tape, according to police search records.”
Wow, the devil is alive and active.
So if you don’t believe the Devil exist, talk to a seasoned street Police Officer or read your local newspaper. Can you imagine that, these kids read him his future from Tarot Cards before killing him! What did the Tarot Cards say? I presume that will come out in the trial.
Also if you talk to seasoned Emergency Room doctors, they will tell you the same thing as the police officers. One doctor friend of mine told me how he treated a man in the emergency room who had almost a perfect circular cut around his entire chest – 360 degrees around his body. The man offered no explanation and my doctor friends says there is no way such a perfect circular cut could have been from an accident of any kind. But instead, this doctor suspected it was from a demonic ritual. He probably was either under the influence of drugs or hypnotized while someone cut his body. My doctor friend said he never meet a person so cold as this man, without any emotions. My friend said that he could feel the presence of evil in this man.
So if you don’t believe a Devil exists, simply talk to seasoned police offices or seasoned emergency room doctors or read your local newspaper.
If you are a parent of teenagers, watch out for activities with Widget Boards, Tarot Cards, certain kinds of Comics and certain kinds of computer games and pornography. Do not tolerate these activities as innocent. And pray for your children every day. And always include in your prayers – their protection from the Evil One.
If the Devil did not exist and was not active in this world, why did Jesus include this phrase in the Our Father prayer: “And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.”And again in John 17:15, Jesus prays for us and uses these words, “Father, protect them from the Evil One.”.
If you need help in this area, a good book to read is called, ‘The Bondage Breaker’ by Neil Anderson. It also has many good suggestions about how to pray and what to do if your children are into these activities and what to do if you ever did any of these activities yourself.
But we do not have to be afraid of the evil one for our Savior has overcome him. Call on the Lord and the Devil will flee!
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and God will come near to you.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
Ephesians 6:13 to 18:
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.