Why is there satanism

What is Satanism?

Satanism cannot be easily defined. There are different subdivisions of Satanism. Unlike Christians, Satanists themselves disagree on their most fundamental principles. Christians may disagree on opinions or beliefs about the interpretation of certain passages of the Bible, but they believe in the same fundamental principles that Jesus is God's Son who paid the price for our sin by dying on the cross and rising from the dead. Satanists even argue about the existence of Satan and whether they worship him or themselves. Basically, they are a confused group connected by lies. John 8:44 could perhaps be applied to Satanism: “You have the devil for your father, and you want to do the desires of your father. He is a murderer from the start and is not in the truth, because the truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks from his own; because he is a liar and the father of lies. "

Because of these lies, there is such an abundance of ideologies within Satanism. Some practices of Satanism are pervasive, and the unity of Satanists resides more in rituals than in any underlying belief system. Satanists to do certain things, but they don't have to be certain things believe.

Most satanists, devil worshipers, diabolists, Luciferians and members of the Church of Satan claim to have their roots in LaVayan Satanism, named after Anton LaVey, the author of the Satanic Bible and founder of the Church of Satan. LaVey founded the first Church of Satan, believed to be 1966. A self-appointed authority on all evil, he began giving weekly lectures that cost $ 2.00 per person. And so the Church of Satan was born.

What all branches of Satanism have in common is self-advancement. All forms of Satanism claim that life exists in order to consume and that selfishness is a virtue. Some satanists believe that the only existence they will ever know is here on earth. Thus devil worshipers live in the now and their conviction is excess and depravity.

Satanism swears by an alliance with Satan, even if some in the Church of Satan do not believe in the existence of God or Satan. Most in the Church of Satan also believe that there is no Savior for them or for anyone else. Each person is fully responsible for their own path in life. Yet they pray to Satan in rituals and ask that his sovereign hand be manifested in their lives. This kind of illogical thinking reveals the influence of lies and deception in their philosophy. Whether or not Satanists believe in him is not relevant to Satan. The end result is the same - their souls are chained to him and unless God's grace intervenes, they will spend eternity in hell.

In short, Satanism may or may not include worshiping Satan - however, it is a conscious step NOT to worship the one true God. Romans 1 gives a clear insight into the heart and motives of a Satanist. They are "wrong in mind, that they do what is wrong full of all unrighteousness" (verses 28-29). People who are misled into this lifestyle by Satan have a hard time understanding the concept of God's grace and freedom. Instead, they live for themselves and on their own.

2. Peter 2 contains a warning to all who follow Satanism or other things besides God: “They are wells without water and clouds, driven around by the whirlwind, their lot is the darkest darkness. For they speak proud words, behind which there is nothing, and through dissolute carnal desires lure those who have only just escaped those who live in error, and promise them freedom, although they themselves are slaves of perdition. For by whom one was overcome, he became his servant ”(verses 17-19).


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