Letter to the editor: Satan identifies as God


One day Satan, the old devil, will identify as God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 (KJV) says concerning Satan (appearing as the antichrist after the rapture of Christ's Church), "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." He will be identifying as God - deceiving many. Satan is a deceiver. He deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden, and he continues to deceive and believes what he proclaims.

Too many people today are deceived about themselves as well. Men identifying as women are winning awards in athletic events against women. They are deceived, too, and look how many people go along with this deception. "The world" (as the Bible calls the anti-God, non-Christian crowd) is deceived because they reject truth, and Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6). Believing a lie does not change it to truth, and denying truth does not change or void truth.

The Boy Scouts of America have now dropped "Boy" from their name. They have fallen to the deception of the anti-God, woke community. Their numbers have dropped from five million in 1972 to barely one million now. It's a sad thing that has happened to the Boy Scouts. They abandoned their values and paid the ultimate price.

The violence in our nation's colleges (coming as a result of the godless philosophy being taught there) is a result of Satan's deception as well. Nearly five hundred years ago, Martin Luther (1483-1546) aptly declared, "I am much afraid the universities will prove to be the great gates to hell, unless they diligently labor to explain the Holy Scriptures and to engrave them upon the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution where men are not unceasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt."

I advise the same as Luther.


Pastor, Sumter Bible Church

Administrator, Sumter Christian School