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A major problem is that the devil is a joke in society. He is the mascot of sports teams, that promiscuous woman during Halloween, or on that Rap or Rock Album Cover. It is a big joke, which is exactly what the devil wants. If we think he is a fake joke, he can attack us without any of us knowing, because logically if we do not know, then we do not know to put up any defense.
Society wants to turn this disturbed fallen angel into a joke, and even worse, to promote and suggest that he is not real. If Satan is not real to many people, then they will not even put up a defense. The three levels of temptation that has to do with the validity of demons comes as follows:
1. The demons tell us that God is not real:
If they can tempt us into atheism, then they can have us because we aren't going to be turning to God.
2. The demons tell us that they are not real:
If we think the devil and demons are fake then we will not care to defend ourselves or run away from them, resulting in losing spiritual battles.
3. If all else fails, they will tell us there is no rush for salvation and we can take our time.
If they cannot convince us that God is fake and that demons are fake because we are too faithful, they will then tell us there is no rush. This means they will distract us with television, entertainment, secular jobs, sports, and anything not of God. If we can barley give an hour each Sunday and waste the rest of our lives ignoring God, the demons will enjoy it so much because they know they now have convinced us that there is no rush to be religious and then they wait until we die. This happens to many people, if not most because they just do not care about religion. Sure they might be Christian, but an hour a week is there absolute maximum. They slowly spiritually die and endanger their soul.