Resist Satanic Propaganda

But Satan answered Jehovah: “Skin for skin. A man will give everything that he has for his life.

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DO NOT be deceived. Your God will not help you. Capitulate or suffer the consequences!’ This is the gist of a message that Rabshakeh, an envoy of Assyrian King Sennacherib, delivered to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The king’s armies had invaded the land of Judah. The envoy’s words were calculated to undermine the morale of the people of Jerusalem and frighten them into surrendering.

The Assyrians were known to be brutal and cruel. They instilled fear in their foes by making known in gruesome detail how harshly they dealt with their captives. According to historian Philip Taylor, they employed “a policy of terror coupled with one of propaganda, designed to keep conquered peoples down and to frighten potential enemies with graphic propagandist imagery and brutal psychology.” Propaganda is a potent weapon. It “assaults the mind,” says Taylor.

True Christians “have a wrestling, not against blood and flesh, but against . . . the wicked spirit forces,” that is, against spirit creatures who rebelled against God.  Chief among them is Satan the Devil. He too employs terror combined with propaganda.

Satan claims that he can break the integrity of each and every one of us. In the days of the patriarch Job, he told Jehovah God: “Everything that a man has he will give in behalf of his soul.” In other words, apply enough pressure, and sooner or later a man will break his integrity to God.  Is Satan right? Do all of us have a breaking point—one beyond which we will abandon our principles in order to stay alive? Satan would like to have us think so. Hence, he uses insidious propaganda to plant that idea in our minds. Let us examine some of his methods of doing so and consider how we can resist him.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 06/03/2017.

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