It is astounding how misinformation spreads. My wife and I had the privilege of having very little to do this past Saturday, and at noon, the only television show worth watching was Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Before I go on, let me add that we do not own satellite or cable television. Most individuals with cable or satellite could find something better to watch than this, but we only have antenna TV. Now Fred Rogers, the star of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, is known for several things--songs about being neighbors, zipping sweaters, tying shoes, and his visits to the neighborhood of Make-Believe. But for some, Mr. Rogers lived his younger years as a secret and successful assassin. The story goes that Fred Rogers was actually a sniper in the Marines who served during the Vietnam War. While it sounds great for such a gentle, gray-haired man to be an ex-soldier who could actually shoot the broad side of a barn, this story is just plain false.
False information surrounds everyone, including Satan. Yes, Satan! We know this and have heard it before right? Satan is a red bearded guy, half-man and half-goat, who has a pointy tail and pitchfork--No! We almost laugh at this imagery because generations of ministers have been relentlessly trying to stomp out this misinformation. So this begs the question--who is Satan REALLY?
The College and Career class is currently going through a series titled "The Adversary" that tries to answer this and other questions. "Where did Satan come from", "What are Satan's plans and motives", "Where is Satan now", and "What is Satan's future" are several that we hope to answer. Interested in what other misinformation exists about Satan? Join us on Sunday nights at 6:00pm to find out more.