“Those who are banking on going to Heaven because of the delusion that even the devil is saved should be aware of the fact that Jesus warned that unless we repent we will perish (Luke 13:3, 5). The Scriptures further warn ‘without holiness, no one will see the Lord’ (Hebrews 12:14b).”
(Heather Clark – Christian News) A California pastor who is known for his warnings about the glorification of evil by Hollywood and the secular music industry has weighed in on reports that Netflix has decided to pick up the fourth season of the fantasy police drama “Lucifer” and the fact that a number of professing Christians are defending the show in asserting that it contains a positive message that if Satan can be redeemed by God, then anyone can.
“One of the ridiculous lies that is promoted in the show ‘Lucifer’ is that Satan was somehow redeemed by God, and that his redemption shows that all of us have hope––no matter how wicked we choose to be,” Joe Schimmel, pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California and host of the documentary “Hollywood’s War on God,” wrote in a recent blog post.
He noted that in the third season of the fictional drama, Lucifer Morningstar’s angel wings are restored, and his older angelic brother Amenadiel suggests, “Perhaps Father is trying to show you that you’ve been forgiven. Brother, if you can be redeemed, that means that anyone can. Now isn’t that divine?”
For this reason and others, a number of professing Christians and “Lucifans” have defended the broadcast, arguing, “[The show is] about redemption. If the devil can be redeemed, then there’s hope for the rest of us sad sacks of human flesh” and “I ask you, who needs more forgiving than the devil himself … its core argument is all about the power of redemption.”
“While some would like us to believe that the show is just harmless fiction, and will not affect how anyone sees the devil, such quotations prove that the show is influencing a number of professing Christians, who are in fact repeating the ridiculous lies taught through narratives in the show, i.e, that Satan has been or can be redeemed!”