Please any Arrows >> that were previously in this posting. This below "quote" was a forward I received and I really didn't have the time right when I posted to take out all the arrows. I was too B.U.S.Y.
SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy)
Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, "We can't keep Christians from going to church. We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth. We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their Saviour. Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do," said the devil: "Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!"
"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted. "Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered. "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow. Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work! Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice. Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive. To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ. Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day.
Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes. Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives. Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night. Give them headaches too! If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere. That will fragment their families quickly! Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas. Give them an Easter bunny so they won't talk about His resurrection and power over sin and death. Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted. Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead. Keep them busy, busy, busy! And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences."
"Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus. Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause. It will work! It will work!"
It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there. Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives. I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes? You be the judge!!!!! Does "BUSY" mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke? Please pass this on, if you aren't too BUSY! I don't think I know 10 people who would admit they love Jesus. Do You Love Him? IF YOU LOVE JESUS, PASS THIS ON!!!!!!
Oh. Boy. This one.... I am practically at a loss for words. Let me begin by saying... I see where they are going with this. I understand that we are so wrapped up in our busy lives that we are missing out on the important pieces and the quiet moments. However. I also think that whoever in the hell made this up has got serious issues.
Do you REALLY think that Satan and his demons thought up Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny to distract us from holy holidays? Do you believe that Satan's demons put up billboards and spawned CNN? Do you think that Satan and his demons have put CD players in our cars and iPod's around our necks? Was it Satan's Idea to not play Christian Music in department stores? Maybe it was the idea of us who really didn't want to hear it crammed down our throats everywhere we go. Hmmm...
Now I might believe that Satan is behind Junk Mail, and those stupid reply cards in the center of all our magazines. And he probably has something to do with those skinny models on magazines and TV that make our husbands stray (WTF?) and Yes, Satan is probably the one who makes me too tired at night to love my husband. I am sure he is the one that "surrounded us with good causes" so that we would "no time to seek power from Jesus" and we "will be working (with our) own strength, sacrificing health and family for the good of the cause."
But the thing that really gets me is that Satan is behind billboards. Because the real irony of the whole thing is those "god" billboards. Does that mean Satan is behind those too? Hmmm... Or maybe God just decided to play Satan's game and use the billboards that Satan put up to his own advantage. I bet that REALLY pissed off Satan.
AND what about Gospel and Christian Radio Stations? If Satan Made the radio and put radios in our cars and homes, does that mean that Satan is behind Christian Radio, or is that just God playing Satan's game? Because I believe that if Satan gave a shit to create radio, he would certainly give a shit to make sure Christians didn't get an FCC license.
I am really glad that I got this forward. It pretty much made my day. But things like this are just another reason that I dislike organized religion. (It is my opinion that) People who honestly believe things like this are not using their Brains to think about it, they are just following what someone else claims is true.