The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

I’m not in the habit of reading any of Anton LaVey’s writings. Nor would I recommend them to anyone. In some research for sermon preparation I did read Wikipedia’s bio of LaVey in search of what I understood to be The Nine Satanic statements. They are everything opposed to righteousness or godliness.

LaVey, claims that “Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!” Satan is not the best friend the (true) Church has ever had. As a matter of fact, Jesus tells Peter; “I will build my church and the gates (or forces) of Hell will not prevail” (Matthew 16:18).

I could agree that Satan is the best friend the [false] church has ever had and is why he longs to keep it in business. Keeping a [false] church in business makes sense if the enemy wants to mislead all who would join on an emotionally charged false conversion.

But the Lord’s church will prevail! She will not be overcome or over powered by that which is false. And this is why she must stand on the alert. Guard the Trust. Persevere through the end. Advancing the Gospel banner. Dispelling the lies of the enemy, always!

To be clear: Satan is no friend of the church. It’s a good day to be the church!

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