There is an old story that has been around for quite some time about a man who gained some insight into the world of the devil and his evil ploys. On the throne was the devil himself and he was addressing his horrible hordes. With a loud voice, he cried out, “Who will go to the earth and persuade men to accomplish the ruin of their souls?”
One of the sniveling spirits spoke up, “I will, sir!” “And how will you persuade them?” “I will persuade them that there is no heaven, sir!” But the devil looked at him and said, “No, that won’t work. You will never be able to force such a belief of mankind at large.” With that the devil loudly repeated his question, “Who will go to the earth and persuade men to ruin their souls?”
A second demon stepped forward, “I will, sir!” “And how will you persuade them?” “I will persuade them that there is no hell, sir!” But the devil looked at this one too, and said, “No, that won’t work either. You will never be able to persuade them of that because the voice of their conscience will rail against you. We must have something else, something which will work and appeal to all classes and ages and personalities.”
Then a dark spirit glided forward and simply said, “I will go, sir.” “And what will you tell them?” The dark spirit said, “I will tell them that they have time, sir! I will say that there is no hurry, and no reason to worry.”
He was the spirit that was chosen to go. . . . .and he is still quite at large in our world today.