What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said About the Demonic
The popularity of “the devil” in our culture rises and wanes with marketing and Hollywood. Currently, the Netflix show Lucifer paints the devil as a worldly, self-absorbed, and yet somehow charming police consultant. Back in the day, Hormel turned the shadowy figure into a red-tailed caricature for their Deviled Ham. And the comedian Flip Wilson assured us that “The devil made me do it.” Of course, there’s the other side of the devil in movies like The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Legend where Satan is pretty scary and a lot creepy. But a real devil? That seems just so … childish. Unless, of course, it isn’t. What If … Jesus really meant what he said about the demonic?