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Musings On Evil, Part Two

by baldilocks

Click the links at the risk of your own emo­tional equilibrium.

In Saturday’s post, I said this:

[W]hat does Satan want ulti­mately? Answer: the death of human­ity, but not just death. He wants our debase­ment, since he is envi­ous of God’s love for us. There­fore, he will turn as many of us as he can into mon­sters. He does this on many lev­els: indi­vid­ual, famil­ial, national, and eth­nic; and he does it over time.

Lately, we’ve seen reports of may­hem in which peo­ple do unthink­able things to their chil­dren and to the chil­dren of other peo­ple. These ideas don’t just pop up in the minds of the per­pe­tra­tors; a foun­da­tion is laid in the spir­its of such peo­ple and a “house” is built on top of that foun­da­tion. From what I’ve read about it, these peo­ple were usu­ally vic­tims of severe child abuse them­selves, but where did/​do these things start? Who was the first to “decide” that the abuse of oth­ers — espe­cially of chil­dren — was not or just okay, but pleasurable?

Peo­ple decide all the time that they don’t believe in and/​or need God, but I think that it takes more than that deci­sion to lay the basis for evil in one’s soul. The Bible calls it “hard­en­ing of the heart” — an active turn­ing to the other side. It seems that is usu­ally involv­ing occult prac­tices and/​or drugs.

If you look­ing into many of these cases, often the per­pe­tra­tor is tak­ing some psy­chotropic ille­gal sub­stance — like heroin or meth. (The lat­est drug fad is syn­thetic mar­i­juana.) And I bet if one looks far enough back into such a person’s lin­eage, one will find that a prog­en­i­tor dab­bled in the occult.

With God, all things are pos­si­ble, but with­out Him any­thing is, includ­ing all the evil things we see in the news of late. Spir­i­tual doors are being opened, entry­ways bet­ter left shut.

RELATED: Mus­ings on Evil, Part One

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on Feb­ru­ary 1, 2017! Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

baldilocks

by baldilocks

Click the links at the risk of your own emotional equilibrium.

In Saturday’s post, I said this:

[W]hat does Satan want ultimately? Answer: the death of humanity, but not just death. He wants our debasement, since he is envious of God’s love for us. Therefore, he will turn as many of us as he can into monsters. He does this on many levels: individual, familial, national, and ethnic; and he does it over time.

Lately, we’ve seen reports of mayhem in which people do unthinkable things to their children and to the children of other people. These ideas don’t just pop up in the minds of the perpetrators; a foundation is laid in the spirits of such people and a “house” is built on top of that foundation. From what I’ve read about it, these people were usually victims of severe child abuse themselves, but where did/do these things start? Who was the first to “decide” that the abuse of others—especially of children—was not or just okay, but pleasurable?

People decide all the time that they don’t believe in and/or need God, but I think that it takes more than that decision to lay the basis for evil in one’s soul. The Bible calls it “hardening of the heart”—an active turning to the other side. It seems that is usually involving occult practices and/or drugs.

If you looking into many of these cases, often the perpetrator is taking some psychotropic illegal substance—like heroin or meth. (The latest drug fad is synthetic marijuana.) And I bet if one looks far enough back into such a person’s lineage, one will find that a progenitor dabbled in the occult.

With God, all things are possible, but without Him anything is, including all the evil things we see in the news of late. Spiritual doors are being opened, entryways better left shut.

RELATED: Musings on Evil, Part One

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on February 1, 2017! Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

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