Friday Tidings
1/26/16 at 12:08 PM 1 Comments

Lucifer’s Lure

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Fox Television’s new show Lucifer is as deceptive as Satan himself. It’s almost as if Lux (his nickname, which in Latin means light) is “nice”. The whole thing starts when Satan decides to leave his lair in hell and take a vacation in Los Angeles—a fitting location for the nightclub Lux decides to operate.

But as Bible-reading folks know, Lucifer is a deceiver. When a woman customer tells him that she fears Satan has her soul, he replies, “The devil isn’t that interested in your soul.” Anyone watching the show might just believe that. Lux goes on to tell her that God doesn’t care about her mess.

Lucifer appears to genuinely care for others. He fights crime with a police detective, and during the first episode encourages another troubled woman not to waste her talent and her life.

As one show reviewer noted, Lucifer is like “your charming high school friend.”

What is the harm having an entertaining show—especially one that casts a favorable light on our worst enemy? It feeds the monster. We know that Satan prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Shows like this make his prey unsuspecting and readily available.

Let’s remember that we are warned: Satan is the father of lies. We can put him in a Hollywood show, make fun jokes, and even make him look nice, but God warns he is a murderer (John 8:44). And Lucifer is not meant to be our entertainment, but rather, our arch enemy.

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