Satan Would Like You to Think
In a meeting with the Tribulation Force, Bruce (the pastor) said concerning
both Rayford's and Buck's new job opportunities: "This may shock all of
you, because I have not expressed an opinion yet, but Buck and Rayford, I think
both of you should seriously consider accepting these jobs."
"Buck maintained that he would never be able to live with himself if he
sold out his journalistic principles and allowed himself to manipulate the news
and be manipulated by Nicolae Carpathia."
Chloe said, "I think you should both take the jobs." She continued, "But
without someone on the inside, Carpathia is going to deceive everyone."
What a noble-sounding plug for sin! Satan is an expert at helping believers be
pragmatic--the end justifies the means.
As far as Satan deceiving everyone if a Christian doesn't put themselves under
the authority of the highest-level Satanist in the land in order to spy on them,
this doesn't hold any water when put under the Bible's searchlight.
The people who rejected Christ before Antichrist's rise will be deceived
when he is revealed because GOD HIMSELF will delude them into believing the lie
and so a believer putting himself into a position of subservience to Antichrist
won't have any effect upon keeping these who are deluded by God from being
Since the authors denied this basic scriptural premise in the first book, they
are able to go on with this plot of having believers working for Antichrist to
help keep people from being deceived.
Buck said, in response to Chloe, "I'd have to sell out every journalistic
principle I have." And Chloe's reply: "And those are more sacred than
your responsibilities to your brothers and sisters in Christ?"
This is a false reason. God will never inspire a believer to sin, period. NEVER.
This dialog is suggesting to the reader that God will compromise his integrity
by having his own children put themselves under the authority and work in the
presence of satanists, (and declare allegiance to Antichrist and deny being
a Christian in order to do this!) in order to protect his people.
Any believer walking in the Spirit and not after the flesh, will know who God's
enemies are if they seek God in prayer and are willing to do as God's word
commands, which is to inspect their fruits, as Jesus commanded. God has given
the church supernatural spiritual gifts (granted Satan has the ability to
counterfeit every single one of them; that is why keeping the armor of God
firmly in place and walking in complete obedience to God is critically
important) and God does communicate to his people what they need to know to stay
right with him and stay away from spiritual harm.
Being employed by the Antichrist with the secret goal to subvert him is a
fleshly battle, waged with carnal weapons such as deceit, lying, fear, and all
manner of sin. This kind of war will not achieve anything except harm to any Christian
participating in it. Why? Because in order to engage in this kind of fleshly battle
they must lay down the armor of God and deny their salvation (thus casting off
the helmet of salvation), lie and deceive continually (unbuckling the belt of
truth), double-mindedly serving the enemy of their soul in order to supposedly
further the kingdom of God (removing the breastplate or righteousness), not
witnessing of the salvation to be found in Christ alone for fear of exposure to
enemy forces (removing the shoes with the preparation of the gospel of peace),
worrying constantly about being found out to be a subversive, worrying about being
killed when found out, etc (casting down the shield of faith), violating
scripture constantly in order to further the interests of Antichrist while
trying to subvert him at every turn (abandoning the Sword of the Spirit).
When a Christian lays down the armor of God, he is giving Satan consent to
Christians are to be casting off the works of darkness, not the armor of
light. Rom. 3:12 In the Left
Behind series we see Christians putting on the works of darkness instead of
putting on the Lord Jesus Christ! Rom. 13:14
Those who have been baptized into Christ have put on
Christ, and must make no provision for the sins of the flesh. Going to work
for Antichrist is definitely battling in the flesh, and if you will notice, the
characters do a lot of sinning in order to work for Antichrist while serving
God. God and mammon cannot be served simultaneously.
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Doctrines in the Left Behind Series