Generally, Satanists don’t worship Satan or even believe he exists. So, how do you build a belief system around what is not real? In a recent podcast we talked about Anton LaVey creating “Satanism” in 1966 by establishing “The Church of Satan”. He was not promoting the worship of Satan but instead promoted the personal application of what he saw Satan stands for. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
We have all made mistakes in our lives and we have all had the experience of carrying those mistakes with us often unnecessarily in the form of guilt. Left unattended, guilt like this can turn to shame which can bring darkness. How does a Christian overcome deep and debilitating guilt and shame over past mistakes? Because we are sinners, aren’t we inherently guilty? Is guilt good? Is guilt bad? How does the Bible say we should deal with this? Stay with us!
So, what role does shame play in our lives? When is it good to feel shame? When is it bad to feel shame? In the theme text, we are told that because Jesus “despised the shame,” he was accounted as worthy to sit “down at the right hand of the throne of God!” What about us? Do we have to overcome shame today to be with him? Are we subjected to shame today by our neighbors, colleagues, and friends or is shame a thing of the past? Is shame a big deal today for a Christian or is it nothing to worry about especially when you live in a so-called “Christian country?” Stay with us as we look into this not so often talked about part of our lives – shame – the good, the bad and the ugly.