He’s very good at his job–satan is, and he roams the world, capturing people, tying them up and shoving them into cages. He lies. He tells us that serving God chains us, binds us, and keeps us from being happy. He is a spoiler, a deceiver, a devourer.
“…satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” II Cor. 11:14
“…he was a murderer from the beginning…he is a liar.” John 8:44
“Think about it,” his filthy mouth says as he continues. His lying words are twisted, and are couched in positive terms, but the “truth” of his lies is: “You can’t be an alcoholic if you serve God. You can’t be a drug addict and have your teeth rot out of your mouth because of Meth. You can’t rob and plunder and kill people. Why, you’ll have to restrain yourself to a most drastic degree. You can’t be a “woman of the night,” or a whoremonger, or a pervert or a childmolester. You can’t lie and cheat and steal!”
“Think long and hard about it,” he sneers…
“You can’t sire babies and never take another thought of them. You can’t stagger around your town and leave your baby girl with some man in a motel and then drunkenly cry on the phone to your mother: ‘I don’t know where she is. I can’t remember where I left my baby.'”
Oh, yes, the devil is an accomplished devil. He never gives up, never tires, never sleeps–has no compunction concerning the havoc he leaves in his evil path. With no regard for race, creed, class or age, he roams our world, cursing and lying and snaring. Then, with his victims brutally shackled, he pitches them into hellish cages, into deep and dark lairs, paying no heed to their cries of agony, no mind to their torturous screams.
Yesterday, I read of a deplorable widespread practice in the Czech Republic where troubled children and adults in some institutions are caged like animals. When I read this, I was gripped with compassion for these helpless people, and I am using this column to speak against such cruel treatment.
The Czech Republic banned the use of cage-like beds in children’s care homes a year ago, under international pressure. But as Clive Myrie reports for the Ten O’Clock News, secret filming shows the use of the beds goes on.