It’s an 840-HP car, the new, 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT, known better as “The Demon.” Ford named their competitor after a horse. But Dodge’s entry into the drag racing field prefers to take its name from Hell. According to its creators, it beats anything sent its way, including the Porsche 918. The color? What else, it’s red. And zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds. Fans of “muscle cars” are drooling. As USA TODAY put it, “Dodge conjured a power Demon . . .” The subtitle of the newspaper story said, “A DEMON OF UNGODLY SPEED.” A driving enthusiast was quoting as saying, “That is one hell of a car.” Want one? Better hurry fast. Only 3,000 will be built.
I don’t want one. Why? I can’t afford it. I have no desire for expensive thrills. It’s a matter of principle. Name a car after a demon, and I’m not driving it. This car is cursed. I can read some minds. “C’mon, Bob, lighten up. It’s just a car.”
Really? Then why not name your child “Demon.” Or your church. How’s this sound: “The First church of Demon.” Ridiculous? So is the trivialization of denizens of the deep. Demon is not a word to be bandied about, like the writer covering the recent Masters Golf Tournament; he opined of the winner, “Sergio Garcia finally gets rid of his demons.” (This referred to Garcia’s failure to win a big tournament after 74 attempts.)
The word “demon” isn’t a psychological construct describing some inner, emotional struggle. It’s not a euphemism for the rebellious or uncanny. Demons are fallen angels, without redemption, who come to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). Demons are the enemy of Christian faith and are to be cast out, not referred to with a mischievous glance. Enough of this casualness about demonic possession and face the truth. Demons rape, molest, lust, murder and rage. They start wars and foment drug addiction, prostitution, and domestic violence. If you have a demon, get an exorcism, not a Dodge souped-up devil of a car.
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An encouraging word: GOD CREATED YOU FOR A PURPOSE
All around there are people who believe that human existence is the product of chance, and they live like it. Their disregard for the moral law of God testifies to their belief in the capriciousness of fate or the survival of the fittest. But know this: God created you with design and purpose. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” You are not an evolutionary accident. God created you with a destiny of blessing and fulfillment.
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