The pastor started wrapping up his Sunday morning sermon with the call for salvation at the altar.
However, when he gave the alter call, no one could’ve prepared for what was to happen next. A dark-ghostly figure walked down the the isle; it was a demon. He was invisible-like but yet visible to everyone.
The grim told the pastor his name, saying he wanted to be different than all his comrades and confess Jesus. With mixed emotions, the pastor lead him in the prayer of salvation as the congregation looked on in shock.
Shortly after the prayer, a man in the pew went up to the grim, approaching with nervous excitement. “Well praise the LORD, Sir!” he said. He extended a shaky hand even after noticing the demon had a joyless look on his face after praying.
The grim shrugged his hand off, “yeah…. sure …salvation,” his sarcastic tone evident.
“Well you believe in Jesus, don’t you?” the lay person shot back.
“I believe Jesus is God, duh–” His irritation for the pew-setter began to grow greater the more he thought about the question. His next statements mowed the man over like a run-away freight train. “I use to experience his Shekhinah glory, first-hand! I saw him create the foundations of the earth; I use to know the order of business in the throne room; I worshipped him in the beauty of holiness as my boss lead my comrades and I in worship in that great room.”
He gathered himself, saying “We, the fallen… know he is God. Don’t you read your bible, you buffoon?”
“Well, sort of …kind of….uh” Embarrassed , he changed the subject quicker than the demon’s expulsion from heaven. “–But aren’t you excited to be saved though?”
Shocked, the ghoul continued, “You Christians really don’t get around to reading the book that you claim to hold so dear to your hearts. Fascinating.”
He took a deep breath, staring at the supposed Christian in disbelief. He cracked his knuckles and started enlightening the man.
“Silly human, have you never read in the book of James chapter 2 where it talks about faith without deeds is useless? Basically, the whole book is about professing Christians vs. Christians with deeds & faith. To profess your faith is meaningless to El Elyon, if you don’t do what his word says. You’ve deceived yourself and your faith is worthless.”
He jeered at the man and then continued on.
“It says in his vile book, in James 2:19–’ you believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that and shudder.’ Most of you Christians are morons anyway because you don’t even know that you’re deceived by your faith without deeds.” Laughter bellowed out of him.
The demon switched gears and all of sudden grabbed a fist full of the lay person’s shirt, pulling him in close, spitting out the next words, “Listen buddy, I could say that sinners prayer a million times and it wouldn’t change a thing for me. I have absolutely no intention whats-so-ever on picking up that book and reading it, let alone obeying it . At least we demons are not deceived in that fact alone; we’re on our way to the eternal lake of fire and nothing can change that fact.”
He continued, “Even if I decided to do some good works and obey it, which is inconceivable, I’d still be no more saved than a piece of chaff blowing in the wind. I made my decision regarding my eternal state, echelons ago when my comrades and I decided to follow the dark prince of this world, instead of the Son of God. Demons can never be saved. We are actualized in our current state–we can’t change our minds and be good angels, nor can the holy angels decide to turn against their Creator and follow evil.”
Curious, the pew-setter asked the obvious question: ” So why’d you come down for the alter call to confess Jesus for salvation, then?”
“I lied earlier,” he giggled. “I know, shocking isn’t it. Actually, my boss forced me to. He wanted me to report back to him simply what it felt like to be to be a professor of Christ but having no real intention of following him.” He continued on, looking all around, raising his voice for all to hear. “To tell you the truth, I felt right at home professing my faith along with all you hypocrites. Because like most of you, the prayer was a happy, euphoric one only. In my heart, it was weightless.”
He scoffed at everyone again, “Yeah, yeah, I got the goose bumps too, at first. But you supposed Christians here in this country really have that profession thing down without any real possession . You know, it was nice to sort of feel good, knowing that I had no real intention on being good.
The grimm smirked, slowly strutting back up the aisle. Proud, his chest was a balloon. Suddenly, a portal dimly illuminated the back of the church.
Before he entered, he turned back and looked again to the front of the church, where the lay person and his gang of hypocrites stood.
“By the way, remember to keep ‘shuddering’ like us demons because we don’t plan on doing what his bible says either, even though we know Jesus is LORD and one God. I see a dark and hot future for people like you– where the smoke rises forever and ever!” His damnable laughter bellowed again, against the walls of the church one last time as the portal slowly closed back up.