||06-28-2011 11:09 AM
In that case, I present the first article of "A Layman's Reflections:"
Satan operates in two realms of the human soul—personally and confederately. He gets at the human soul by prescribing his demons to whisper in human ears, from which if we’re not careful to discern, we are deceived to thinking the things he whispers are our own thoughts.
I said that Satan operates in the realm of the individual and in the realm of godless government. The method he uses—Machiavellian principle—originates many centuries prior to Machiavelli himself.
Satan’s kingdom is summarized in this—man against man. It’s origin is in Abel’s brother Cain, in his heart, which is where Satan first set up his throne. Man against man becomes league against league of nations. Nation against nation equates with Satan’s divided kingdom. And we know Jesus said, “A kingdom divided against itself will not stand.”
You see, Machiavellian principle says if the end justifies the means, do it, even compromise your values if you have to, eternal principle if you must. Intellectuals converse here, with regard to politics, but Machiavellian principle spills over to us all, even godly men and women.
Politics, which are based primarily & fundamentally on Machiavellian principle, are practiced by everyone—rich and poor, mighty and meek. One would scurry for power and control, and would step all over many to protect his own. Another would cower under ruthless oppression to preserve a false peace.
You see, Satan whispers in human ears when nations convene, and he whispers to you and me: “Survival of the fittest; it’s a dog-eat-dog world; get what you can for yours, while you can; it’s all a part of evolution.” Yet the Spirit of Christ says, ‘Come,’ and then he says, ‘Go into all the world.’”