absence of God in the life of an unbeliever.
The Satanic Bible
his exalted position as the "Light Reflector" of God, was, lying, jealousy, greed,
hatred and lust for power. He didn't lose those failures when he lost his light and
was left in the darkness of Genesis 1:2. At that point, his greatest goal was in
tricking Adam and Eve and their descendants, the entire human race, into similar disobedience and rebellion against our Creator, God. His initial accusation
against God was lying about God, and then, twisting God's word, and calling
God the liar.... "Hath God said ye shall not eat of every tree ...." That is not
what God said. God said, "Of every tree ... thou mayest freely eat...." except
one. Then Lucifer said, in direct contradiction of God's warning that they would
die, if they disobeyed,"Ye shall not surely die...." So Satanism is lying against
God and, in turn, denying and contradicting what God Himself says in His word,
and calling God the liar besides.
Satan's twisting of God's word is both lying and calling God a liar. This is the
primary identifying characteristic of Satanism, though it may be done more
subtitle or deceptively.
To give you just one up-to-date example of Satanism, in the last 50 years, I
will direct your attention to "The Satanic Bible" published by Anton LaVey
in 1969. It contains the core principles of the religion of LaVeyan Satanism.
The Satanic Bible
|“Satanism advocates practicing a modified form of the Golden Rule.|
Our interpretation of this rule is: "Do unto others as they do unto
you"; because if you "Do unto others as you would have them do
unto you," and they, in turn, treat you badly, it goes against human nature to continue to treat them with consideration. You should do
unto others as you would have them do unto you, but if your courtesy
is not returned, they should be treated with the wrath they deserve.” "wrath"? RB― Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible
This is, of course, the opposite of what Jesus
was teaching his disciples. I have heard the
Golden Rule perverted to "He who has the
gold rules", which is bad enough, but the
perversion of Satanism is worse. It not only
encourages an extreme reaction to a minor
offence, but violence in response to
unimportant and even unintentional rudeness.
I have observed this heresy, most commonly,
in prison populations and in the streets where
most of those prisoners came from. You hear
it so often in prisons and jails ... "I stabbed
him cause he disrespected me". The victim
may not have even known why he was
stabbed. The attacker may have felt
disrespected because the other guy
looked at him wrong or mispronounced
his name or some other innocuous
infraction that most people would overlook
or not even hear. Married couples sometimes
get so angry at each other that neither can
say anything at all which is not taken out
of context or twisted to justify their shouting
and screaming reaction . Often, the other
person didn't say it wrong, the offended
one hears it wrong or latches on to any
little thing they can pervert. I have
even seen this Satanic reaction in church
members who are out of sorts with someone
they don't like or disagree with. Whoever
uses this method in their disagreements
with others, it is wrong, and a method
of Satanism. It is also commonly seen
among Muslims in their dealings
with those they call, "Infidels".
They can lie to them, rape them, steal
from them and even kill them with
impunity. What it is .... is Satanism. RB
The Satanic Bible is a collection of essays, observations, and rituals published by Anton LaVey in 1969. It contains the core principles of
the religion of LaVeyan Satanism, and is considered the foundation
of its philosophy and dogma. It has been described as the most important document to influence contemporary LaVeyan Satanism.
 Though The Satanic Bible is not considered to be sacred
scripture in the way the Christian Bible is to Christianity, LaVeyan Satanists regard it as an authoritative text as it is a
contemporary text that has attained for them scriptural status.
It extols the virtues of exploring one's own nature and instincts. Believers have been described as "atheistic Satanists" because
they believe that God is not an external entity, but rather something that each person creates as a projection of his or her own personality—a benevolent and stabilizing force in his or her life.
 There have been thirty printings of The Satanic Bible,
through which it has sold over a million copies.