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Summary: When you are alone the Darkness starts to lure you to come into its web of deception. The Dark side entices you to come to it by pornography, then sexual immorality and even by theft. It seeks to ensnare you and then destroy you, your family and your soci

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Alone in the Darkness!

Thesis: When you are alone the Darkness starts to lure you to come into its web of deception. The Dark side entices you to come to it by pornography, then sexual immorality and even by theft. It seeks to ensnare you and then destroy you, your family and your society.

Opening Scripture: Proverbs 4:19 “But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;

they do not know what makes them stumble.”

Introduction: This weekend marks the big opening of the final Star Wars Movie. The movie is about a Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker who turns to dark side. The movie paints a portrait of how this once good knight gets seduced to the dark side. He eventually yields his total life over to the dark side for control. I know from watching the other Star Wars movies that his son is instrumental in getting his father to eventually switch back to the good side called the Force. He in the end destroys the evil emperor who deceived him into yielding to the dark side. But our story about Anakin is not unlike many people here on earth today. There is a dark side pulling at us, luring us, beckoning us to come join forces with them.

It promises fame, power, control, victory over death, and the like but it really only delivers death, bondage, helplessness, hopelessness, and despair.

I pulled this quote off a dark side - gothic website which spoke about their love for the darkness.

Deep into that darkness peering,

long I stood there, wondering, fearing,

Doubting, dreaming dreams

no mortal ever dreamed before.

This site was full of infatuation with the dark side of life. It glorified sin, the dark ways and Satanism. It spoke of the pleasure and the satisfaction of the dark side of life. It told stories of people committing suicide and about using drugs for new found experiences. It was a website dedicated to the dark side of this world and it motioned for the viewer to come join in its sinful dark pleasures. Listen closely the dark side is seeking to get you too to convert to the dark side.

What amazes me is the utter darkness that is encircling people today in our society! Yet they do not even realize that they are being herded to their slaughter.

Darkness lurks out there ready to engulf and destroy people’s lives. It’s a destructive power luring the innocent into its grasp so as to kill, steal and destroy their lives. We see a fascination with the dark side of life and the internet has made it available at the click of a finger.

I have observed that our society is full of the dark side’s presence. We have forces luring us into the dark side on the internet, in movies and on TV. They tell us to say, “Yes!” to the dark side. The dark side entices us to fall in love with it. It says lies like, “Bondage to me is so satisfying.” The dark side promotes that porn and lust is really the way to great love. The darks side pushes sexual immorality and promises great rewards for this type of lifestyle. The dark side says, “Go ahead commit adultery you deserve the pleasure and besides your spouse is not worthy to stay pure too.” The dark side says, “Go ahead steal that money you deserve more than they do.” These are some of the beliefs being promoted by the twisted words of the dark side. It promises power and self esteem while stealing more away from the people that buy into its distorted beliefs. It is a force that lures and entices the young – the middle aged - the old and especially the innocent into its web of deception.


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