Are you a Satanist? The answer most people would give to this question is “No!” The popular conception of a Satanist is someone who meets at midnight with other Satanists to perform Black Masses and other Satanic rituals. There are probably some Satanists like this but the vast majority of Satanists are unaware of the fact that they are serving Satan and many of them even believe they are serving God.
In his letter to the Ephesians Paul describes the condition of Christians before we were saved.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
Before our salvation we were dead in our sins and followed Satan, the prince of the power of the air. God and Satan are moral opposites so there are different requirements for worshiping them. Read the rest of this entry