“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14
As spiritualism more closely imitates the nominal Christianity of the day, it has greater power to deceive and ensnare. Satan himself is converted, after the modern order of things. He will appear in the character of an angel of light. Through the agency of spiritualism, miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and many undeniable wonders will be performed. And as the spirits will profess faith in the Bible, and manifest respect for the institutions of the church, their work will be accepted as a manifestation of divine power.
The line of distinction between professed Christians and the ungodly is now hardly distinguishable. Church members love what the world loves and are ready to join with them, and Satan determines to unite them in one body and thus strengthen his cause by sweeping all into the ranks of spiritualism. Papists, who boast of miracles as a certain sign of the true church, will be readily deceived by this wonder-working power; and Protestants, having cast away the shield of truth, will also be deluded. Papists, Protestants, and worldlings will alike accept the form of godliness without the power, and they will see in this union a grand movement for the conversion of the world and the ushering in of the long-expected millennium. –The Great Controversy, p. 588.
Questions to think about:
Do we live in a time of confusion with so many mixed opinions and contradictive statements among the believers and the unbelievers?
Does Satan, with his evil and deceptive mind, continue working to confuse and manipulate our current generation, by soon appearing visibly as Christ and Messiah?
Can we expect at the final stage that the Catholic, the Protestant, the nominal Adventist and even some nominal Adventist Reformers will persecute the faithful followers of Christ?