Tool of Satan

Kyle Reed // @kylereed





































I am going to throw this statement out….more people in the church are being used by Satan than by God.

This is not a I am a young liberal punk who hates everything about the church and thinks I am a genius” statement.
This is a
what is going on and is anyone else noticing” post. After hearing a story from a close friend yesterday about the discouragement that he faced at church he reminded me of the idea that people can be used by God but can also be used as a tool of Satan.

I had never thought about this idea of people being used by Satan.
Sure you have your people who say they are Satan worshipers etc…but I never thought that people inside the church could be used by Satan. I am seeing this take place more and more. Whether it be through gossip, trying to be real and authentic (in other words tell people like it is without showing love) or just down right sin, Satan is using the church to spread the message of despair and pain.

Maybe this is not a new thought for you, maybe you are like me and it is something you never thought about.
How can we be an instrument of God and not a tool of Satan?

I watched this video the other day and laughed, got angry, laughed some more, and then wanted to type in a little comment. I had to stop watching it about 3 minutes in because I was getting really hateful (which is another great tool of satan, telling us to love our enemies like terrorist, but hate the person sitting next to us) and had a few choice words for this guy. I share this video with you not to say this guy is an idiot (well, its true, but that’s beside the point) but to show an example of Satan using someone as a tool of hate and harm.

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://www.Nikomas.com Nikomas

    That guy is one of my favorite youtube preachers in America. He always provides for a good laugh. Not a whole lot of depth, never opens the Bible, but definitely funny!

    I like how he always refers to those liberal churches who use the NIV. That gets me everytime!

    Sad part is he's not joking.

    • klreed

      Ya that guy seems to be more of a publicity stunt then actually a preacher. I always think he is in the room by himself talking to his kids.

  • http://twitter.com/joshua_w_hunt @joshua_w_hunt

    I'm pretty sure that I've wasted numerous hours of my life watching this dude's youtube videos, reading his blog, his wife's blog and scanning through his sermons posted on his church's website….isn't wasting time a sin? maybe this man is satan! I'm not saying, but i'm just saying….

    It's truly sad how this man actually has followers in his "church"…wow.

    Yes, us liberal churches are down with the J.C, the NIV……J-dogg, J-to-the-Z….playing our video games…I would love to hear his stance on drinking a beer….i guess my spot in hell has been reserved for quite awhile if this man is right….

    How can we be an instrument of God and not a tool of Satan?
    that's a deep one to throw out there…who are we to judge what God is using and not using? How do we not know that God has placed a tool of Satan in our path to challenge/strengthen our faith? We have a choice to either rebel and give up or to press on towards the prize. What about Romans 5:3-4 ??? Guess we could go into the debate of trials vs. temptations and go through the book of James…
    But I bet you're not going that route…

    If your friend is facing tough times in a church, if he is on staff, that's one thing, but if they are simply attending, perhaps it's not a good fit for them? or perhaps they should confront the problem (which is biblical…in our NIV liberal church standard).

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/klreed189 klreed189

      Great points, and great questions.
      I really think that you ask a good question or make a point in regards to this being placed in our paths. The encouraging thing about this story is that my friend that became completely discouraged actually was encouraged by several people that day, more than usual.
      I call it out to ask people to see how we can be an instrument of God and use the Power of the Holy Spirit rather than a tool of Satan.
      The church should be the bride of christ not the tool acadamy.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/klreed189 klreed189

      Great points, and great questions.
      I really think that you ask a good question or make a point in regards to this being placed in our paths. The encouraging thing about this story is that my friend that became completely discouraged actually was encouraged by several people that day, more than usual.
      I call it out to ask people to see how we can be an instrument of God and use the Power of the Holy Spirit rather than a tool of Satan.
      The church should be the bride of christ not the tool acadamy.

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  • http://tyhuze.wordpress.com tyler

    I'd say there more people guilty of simply being a tool. No need to give the Devil any credit.

  • Chris Nelson

    I absolutely love the first line on the about page for this guy on the church's website. It says "Pastor Anderson holds no college degree but has well over 100 chapters of the Bible committed to memory, including almost half of the New Testament."