If you were Satan and your goal is to destroy as many lives as you could, what are the two institutions you could attack that would destroy more lives than wars and natural disasters combined?
Phase One: Medicine
If I were Satan, I would capture the medical industry and make it mine. For what other of man’s institutions could potentially inflict more harm?
I would infiltrate medical colleges and teach students to treat disease symptoms, rather then teach them how to heal the sick.
I would teach medical students that chronic disease is the result of natural manifestation, and disclaim any correlation between disease and one’s spiritual state of being.
I would create chemical drugs with lethal side effects, and tell medical students they must use only my drugs to treat their patients disease symptoms. I would tell students that natural substances can be harmful to the body and should not be used or trusted for treatment of the sick.
I would find greedy men who could care less about the well-being of people, and set up a drug enterprise designed to keep sick people sick. I would advertise my drugs on TV so people will ask their doctors to prescribe them.
I would take natural body conditions like pregnancy, acid reflux, hormonal imbalance, sinus infections, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, osteoporosis, diabetes and make them a disease. That way, I could find more uses for my drugs.
I would be clever when using medical terms, so people will begin to believe their body cannot be trusted. I would use terms like, heart attack, spastic colon, and kidney failure.
Next I would mislead patients into believing they have a disease discovered through diagnosis; when in truth all they received is a specific diagnosis with a name. This will make it sound like the doctor has found a disease, and people can be “diagnosed” just in time to take a new drug of mine for the rest of their life.
Next I would use man’s government to protect my medical interests and drug industry. I would set up a Food and Drug Administration, and use it to deny citizens any form of real healing. I would use this FDA to my advantage by making it unlawful for anyone to make health claims without scientific proof. Of course, I would also control the researchers, and medical doctors who publish results of research, so results are kept in my favor.
I would refuse my agents to investigate any claims that suggest a correlation between vaccines and disease and death rates.
Phase Two: Church
If I were Satan, I would fill pulpits in churches with pastors who teach that God no longer heals the sick like people read about in the Bible. I would have these pastors teach that healing must be instantaneous to be called a miracle.
I would disguise the original meanings of the words “heal,” and “save” recorded in the Bible, so their full, true meaning and application is not understood.
I would put fear of persecution and public ridicule in the hearts of church leaders were they to teach that God actively intervenes in this physical world.
In this way I can deny God’s glory of healing by those who bear the mark of His Spirit and wear the name of His Son.
Over time, there will be very little knowledgeable and effective spiritual resistance to my induced sicknesses and disease. People will come to put more faith in medical knowledge than in the God of knowledge.
In this way, I can kill many millions of people because most people are raised up to respect the word and advise of medical doctors and preachers.
If I were Satan and wanted to destroy as many lives as I could, this is what I would do and how I would do it.
Jim Lynn is the author of The Miracle of Healing Your Church Today.