Let me say up front that I don’t want to insult the good folks of Detroit. I was there last weekend and met some amazing Christians. Two powerful, public exorcisms took place Friday night. The Personal Spiritual Encounters were incredible; miracle after miracle of healing and deliverance. But let’s be real, the devil is at work in Detroit. Recently, Satanists erected a huge idol to worship Lucifer, a nine-foot, one-ton bronze statue. (Read our blog of July 16, 2015, “Devil in Detroit” by CLICKING HERE.) For decades, Detroit has been a mecca for the worst of heavy metal music. When I lectured in public schools before I went into the ministry, I dreaded speaking in Detroit schools. They were hotbeds, even back then, of extreme leftist politics and social anarchism. Now to Detroit’s problems of inner-city decay and bankruptcy, add another example of the devil’s debacles in Detroit.
The photos above were taken at the new Detroit airport as I passed through this past weekend. Remember the days when airports had chapels for souls seeking solace on their journeys? Then they added yoga rooms for the weary travelers. Now, it has morphed into simply “reflection” centers, whatever that is. I looked inside this one in Detroit. It was a small, round room. Empty. No cross. No Bible. Not even a Koran. Not a single thing. A bare, quiet room to, well, what else, reflect. But on what? Whom? And what’s the point? I guess if a traveler is looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, why not be someplace that is quiet? But what if an airplane passenger is seeking help from something or someone transcendent? Like God? Out of luck. The leaders of Detroit apparently have given up on Divine intervention. Just go inside and look inside . . . yourself.
This is the culture of America. Churches designed to make you feel comfortable. No mention of sin, hell, or Satan and demons. And our societal approach to religion is equally anemic. No need to pray. No need to rebuke the devil or cancel curses. Just reflect. How sweet. How diabolical.
An encouraging word: BE SAVED FROM PERVERSITY “Be saved from this perverse generation!” Wow, that’s a bold way to deliver a sermon. It’s not the kind of thing you’d hear in most churches today. We’ve accommodated all kinds of evil in our culture to the extent that nothing is perverse any more. But these words of the Apostle Peter in Acts 2:40 comprise the message of the first sermon preached in New Testament times. The result was 3,000 souls coming to Christ as Savior. Think about your own life and what kinds of perversity you may have allowed. If you want to be obedient to the life with Jesus demanded by Christians in the beginning, start by being “saved” from the evil that is around you.
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