The Devil's Gratitude
-- a poem by Bill Kochman

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For those of you who don't quite understand this poem, what it is saying is that because tradition has given Satan such a comical appearance, not only do many people no longer fear him, but they don't even believe that he exists. He has in fact been relegated to the realm of myths. In short, by assigning the Devil a red suit, two horns, a goatee and a pitch fork, we have in fact done him a favor.

Well, the most dangerous enemy is one who we don't even know is there, or who we don't even recognize as being a threat. Because of this silly image of the Devil, many people no longer realize that Satan and his minions are working against them every single day, polluting their minds and hearts with lies and deceptions, tempting them with things, and generally trying to destroy God's plan for their lives, which of course is Salvation.

That is why in this poem, he expresses gratitude for the fact that through our own tradition, we have removed the fear factor, and made him an invisible enemy to so many people. Their eternal fate is in jeopardy, and they don't even realize it.

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Bible Study Resources:

"Satan : False God, Liar and Deceiver" KJV Bible Verse List:

"Satan : False God of This World" KJV Bible Verse List:

"Satan the Destroyer" KJV Bible Verse List:

"Satan's 'If'" KJV Bible Verse List:

"Satan's Fall From Grace" KJV Bible Verse List:

"Satan's Names and Titles" KJV Bible Verse List:

"Spirit of Cain is Spirit of Satan" KJV Bible Verse List:

Article: "Satan: His Origin, Purpose and Future":

Article: "Satan: King of Tyrus, King of Empires":

Article: "Gargoyles: Satan Loves Church Buildings!":

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