Demonizing God, Deifying Satan

Michael Beck

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? … And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God …” (Revelation 13:4,6)

As sure as God loves us, Satan hates us. But that’s not the way he wants us to see things. On the contrary, He would paint himself as our liberator and God as our jailor. According to him, following God’s way will get us nowhere, except horrible confinement. God is anti-human, while he is the champion of man’s cause. Jesus indeed said that he “savors the things that are of men.” The god of this world presents himself as the author of the good life, where we get to call the shots and live our lives to the fullest, while all God does is cramp our style and deny us our dreams and desires.

But even as every word of God is true, every word of the devil is a lie. He was a liar from the beginning, and His hoax continues to this day, stronger than ever. Don’t expect a world under the thrall of the wicked one to help you see clearly. No, they will reinforce every delusion. God will become demonized and villainized to such an extent that the earth’s inhabitants will rise up as one against Him. And Satan’s man in that hour, called in scripture the Beast, or Antichrist, will cause the whole world to worship the Dragon, who is Satan. This will happen because men did not receive the love of the truth. Strong delusion will be sent to those who chose to believe the false narrative concerning the God of the Bible.

Believing the truth will set you free. Believing lies will bring you into captivity. There is a snare coming on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. (Lk. 21:35) Prepare to escape it now. Stop believing lies. Start believing the truth. Worship the one true, good God.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.