(BeginningAndEnd.com) Just when it seemed that primetime television could not get any more satanic – Fox television (the “conservative” network) is set to make a show that celebrates Satan himself.Lucifer, a new drama series from Fox, follows the life of Satan as he lives in Los Angeles attempting to solve a murder and use his powers to start helping people. The fact that a show like this could even be made much less air on a major network is another sign of just how far society has turned from God and the Bible. And certainly how easy the hearts and minds of many people are open to satanic deception.
The clear aim of the show is to change the image of the Devil from the Biblical description. As stated in the passage above, The Lord Jesus Christ called Satan a “murderer from the beginning” and “the father of lies.” It is deception that Satan initially used in the Garden of Eden to lure Adam and Eve, the first two human beings, into sin:
Now the serpent was more [subtle] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. – Genesis 3:1-6.
The book of Revelation confirms that the serpent in the Garden of Eden was the devil:“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (Revelation 12:9). Satan deceived Eve by telling her the exact opposite of what God had commanded Adam: that if they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they would “surely die.” Casting doubt about God’s Word has been one of Satan’s main weapons in his efforts to destroy humanity. In the Lucifer TV series, the Devil only tells the truth. Most of his power over people is demonstrated by his ability to tell them the blunt truth about themselves and their desires. And on top of his honesty, the Lucifer of the TV show wants to help humanity. As one review of the pilot wrote: “Believe it or not, a creature who brings evil and temptation sometimes may do nice things, such as help to investigate a murder, save human life, and refuse to accept any human soul even if they are willing to sell it to him.” This is precisely the type of lie Satan wants to plant in their hearts and minds of humanity.
The book of Job, one of the oldest books of the Bible, provides insight into the Devil’s hatred for humanity. In the book Job, a wealthy and powerful patriarch who a true believer in God. He lived a Godly life of faith and raised his family to worship God:
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually. – Job 1:1-5.
Job not only provided for his ten children, he set a Godly example by offering sacrifices on their behalf and seeking God’s mercy for any sins they may have committed. He was a man who “eschewed” or wanted no part of evil behavior. And Job would have his faith tested as he was the subject of a challenge between God and the Devil.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. – Job 1: 6-12.
This is one of the most remarkable passages in the Bible. It records a direct conversation between God and Satan. And it reveals a great deal of information. First off we see thatSatan is not in Hell. This is a grave misconception. Satan does not live in Hell, nor does the Bible ever record him being in hell. As written above, he travels “to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Satan has free access to travel all over the planet. 1 Peter 5:8 confirms this: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
We also learn that Satan has access to Heaven. As the “sons of God” – a title for the angelic beings are standing before The Lord in a heavenly assembly – Satan is right alongside them. God asks the Devil if he had considered tempting Job into sin and Satan responded by detailing the protection and blessings The Lord placed upon His faithful servant. God put a “hedge” of protection around Job that kept the Devil and his minions away from this God-fearing family. And then Satan moved to his true agenda – to accuse Job of not truly loving God or having faith. The essence of the Devil’s accusation was that the only reason that Job worshiped God was because of all of the material wealth that he enjoyed. And that if that was gone, Job would curse God “to His face.”