Remember when Vampires were associated with evil? The old movies and scary stories of vampires included ways to avoid them (garlic) and to kill them (stake in the heart or a silver bullet). But suddenly the world has lost sight of the evil of vampires.
Vampires now are sexy and exciting. Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and other vampire shows, movies and books have made the evil alluring. At the end of the movie, the main character in Twilight asks the vampire to bite her so she can be like him.
I think that is exactly how the Devil operates. He doesn't come down in a scary swoop threatening to drink your blood and kill you. No, he fools you into believing the evil is exciting and alluring. Soon you want the evil thing, no longer believing it be evil.
I think our young people are the most susceptible to this change in perception. The world is taking what is evil and making it normal or desirable. And I find that scarier than vampires.
But there is another thing that makes Vampires go away. Do you remember? It's the cross. When you hold up the cross, the vampire shrinks away in fear. So does the devil. The cross is the power of God. Mighty is the power of the cross.
1 Corinthians 1:18 -- For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Galatians 6:14 -- May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Chris Tomlin - Mighty is the Power of the Cross