Here's one for the Psalm 2:4 file. CNN reports that Satanists have unveiled their design for a proposed statue at the Oklahoma state Capital. The article goes on to say that the Satanists claim that their statue would "compliment and contrast" with a Ten Commandments monument placed at the Capitol in Oklahoma City in 2012. The Satanists proposed monument depicts Baphomet, a goat-headed pagan idol sitting on a 7-foot-tall throne inscribed with an inverted pentagram. In an artist's rendering provided by the Satanic Temple, smiling children look adoringly at the devilish figure. “The statue will serve as a beacon calling for compassion and empathy among all living creatures,” Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the Satanic Temple, said in a statement. “The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.” All of this to the tune of 20,000 bucks! (full article)
These people need to read Psalm 2. It deals with the heathen who rage against God. In that Psalm such people are said to imagine a vain thing, setting themselves against, and taking counsel against, the Lord and against the Son, actually thinking that they might release themselves from their obligation to God (verses 2-3). In response to such rabid, vain and utterly useless efforts God is said to laugh, that is, He is described as deriding, mocking and making sport of such moronic attitudes and behavior (verse 4). In final response He is said to call them to their senses, to be wise rather than foolish, to serve the Lord rather than rebel against Him, to make peace with the Son for He is the King, the Son of God, to whom the judgment of all men has been appointed (verses 5-12).
I am certain that these Satanists think that they are very clever. I am equally certain that they are quite idiotic, spiritually speaking. They may think that they are correct in honoring the Devil as some sort of rival deity. They may even believe the drivel that the Devil can provide people with “inspiration” toward “compassion and empathy among all living creatures” or that he can, in any way, “compliment” the Decalogue. Because they live in a spiritually pluralistic society they undoubtedly believe that their particular religious views deserve societies consideration. They could not be more in error.
I, for one, am with the Lord. They deserve derision and to be mocked; they need to be humiliated. They are like rabid dogs, foaming at the mouth; their minds are full of junk; they stagger and topple over like drunks under the influence of spiritual opiates. They are, spiritually speaking, pigs wallowing in their mire and dogs eating their own vomit (Proverbs 26:11; 2 Peter 2:22). Even then there is hope. If they wise up to the truth of God in Christ, if they forsake their useless and idiotic pursuits and submit to the Lord as their Lord and Savior, they will be able to see just how stupid they have been. They can know that the Devil is not their chum but the one who seeks to destroy them. In the meantime God will not be understanding; He will, instead, be laughing them to scorn!