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One deadly power play against human struggle
Is the devil
Father Christ call the devil “murderer”
Father of lies
Saint Peter warns his followers
Be sober, be watchful
The devil stalks around
Like a roaring lion
Seeking someone to fall
The devil has the power of death
Fear of death, root of other fears
Struggles against ordinary fear we face in life
Fear of pain, of being forgotten, not having enough
Not accomplishing enough
Being faded in some way
All find their power source
In the fear of death
We will try not to answer to devil’s strategy
We will do all we can
To avoid these fears
Have you ever lied?
Have you ever put others down?
Have you ever sought revenge?
What do all examples have in common?
Engaging simple behavior, to avoid something we fear
Devil leads the human race to a habit pattern of sinning
Through sin, ever-deeper forms of bondage
Manipulating our fear of death
His ultimate goal is to make us his slaves, to lead us to eternal death