22) COUNTERFEIT: Why do Satan’s deceptions often include holy words and symbols?

Prophetic Statements

Brigham Young

If true principles are revealed from heaven to men, and if there are angels, and there is a possibility of communicating to the human family, always look for an opposite power, an evil power, to give manifestations also; look out for the counterfeit.  1


Show me one principle that has originated by the power of the Devil.  You cannot do it.  I call evil inverted good, or a correct principle made an evil use of.  2

See also: Satanists and the Occult Desecrate Holy Symbols — CLIP from the movie Statesmen & Symbols (DVD)

  1. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:240
  2. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 3:157
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