Sometimes I would think I was given the Power of Discernment. About 15 years ago, I went to a popular book store. It was Valentine’s week and there were valentine’s decorations all over malls: small and big. In that bookstore, there were decorations of 2 cupids facing a heart at the middle, of course, in red color-if you look at it with the naked eye. However, I can’t seem to understand why it looks like a skull for me. I closed my eyes and stared at it again and still saw the same thing. Same thing happened when I and my friends visited the Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan. We bought some stuff, like pictures, frames, rosaries, oil and the like. As soon as I arrived home, I checked the frame with the image of the Lady of Manaoag, which I bought. To my surprised, when I looked at the crown at a different angle, I was seeing a skull. In fact, I showed it to one of my friend and she saw the same thing. Don’t you think that signs and symbols in our environment have an effect on one’s personality or character? I can say “YES”. I was born in the 50’s and I noticed that each passing decade a new trend comes up which makes people’s attitude to become worst. You will notice changes in music, languages, fashion, electronics, etc. and the environment as a whole. A lot of teenagers today are proud to wear shirts with pictures of skull, demon like faces or with nasty, cocky words. They use sign languages which they think are “in “however are signs and symbols of the devil. Look at the famous and popular performers specially group musicians: they create songs that are lewd, worldly songs (talks about power of money, beauty, fame, frustrations, depression, sorrows, etc.), used a lot of heavy metals, they shout, take out their shirts while performing. Many people specially teenagers, follow them and admire them. If you just notice most young people of today are impolite and are very gross in manners of speaking. One of the most wickedness of man today which has been widespread is same sex relation. Same sex relation is spread all over the world. This is a lie and a deception from the devil, because God did not create them. Look at these words of God in:
Romans 1:27 in the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
However, some people would give justifications on their situations. It might be unfair for these people, but God has the power to change people. Is there anything hard for God? If you are a believer, hard thing for God does not exist at all. He is an all powerful being whose power is unimaginable, limitless.
The devil loves destruction, noise, ugliness, lewdness and everything that gives pleasure in this world. Don’t you think they are representing the evil unwittingly? I think so, because have they read the words of God, they would have the fear to do it, and will aspire for transformation. I therefore conclude, that with the worldwide spread of signs and symbols of Satan (which includes the images of idols), man has become nearer and more like the devil and the reason man has disregarded the words of God and has turned away from God. Look at these words from the Bible:
2 Timothy 3: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 but they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
There are a lot of religion all over the world that did not come from God. Filipinos claimed to be Christian; however their practices and beliefs are of the pagans. It is very important that you read the Words of God-Bible.