The New American: “The Devil entered American homes Monday night, at least in a sense. Oh, it wasn’t the first time, but usually it’s not so explicit. For Monday saw the premiere of Lucifer, the new Fox network series that makes Satan the main character. And this is no Devil with a pitchfork and horns but is precisely what the theologically sophisticated would expect him to be: attractive and alluring — a supernatural seducer.
Fox’s Lucifer (shown) is a “Brit-accented rogue helping humans while being harassed by angels,” writes reviewer Valerie David, who also tells us that the show is “redemption for the Devil.”
Opinion: There are 3 mainstream TV productions about Satan in the upcoming season.
The Fox version called “Lucifer” premiered on January 25. Fox decided on a comedic approach “He’s just an angel with a bad rap.” and have the son of perdition working on the side of justice.
The Cinemax 10 series version will begin in March and is about a young man whose loved ones have been victims of demonic possession since he was a child.
Also in March, A&E will premier “Damien,” a drama about the Antichrist. It is based on the 1977 film “The Omen.”
It has been said that Satan’s finest trick is to convince people he does not exist; that Satan is mostly a creation of humanity to keep people under control.
So, what’s going on? Why the interest in the Satan/last days especially since you barely hear a peep about it in Church. Isn’t all this Satan stuff harmless?
For answers let’s turn to Acts: “For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.” Acts 10:29-30
Savage wolves does not sound harmless. Paul is teaching the elders to guard themselves and their flock. The warning is repeated in his 1st letter to Timothy:
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2
Then the great Apostle nails it down: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.” 2 Timothy 3:1