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Alice Cooper: The World Belongs to Satan

This week, we discuss an Alice interview from the YouTube channel DeonVsEarth: A normal Christian on an ABNORMAL planet. The video, “Alice Cooper: The World Belongs To Satan,” was most likely recorded in the mid-90s and ran under 6 minutes. However, it is packed full of insight and wisdom.

“The world doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to Satan. We’re living in that world every day. If you don’t have Christ in your life, you’re a victim to it.” – Alice Cooper

It’s impressive to witness how much Alice says about faith and his journey with Christ; he isn’t long-winded or condescending. Instead, he humbly defines God’s Love and magnificence as gifted to us when we choose to follow and accept Christ.

This one offers many nuggets and talking points like his other interviews. We will look at the following in this post: Experiences, Decisions, Being Different, Selfish Ambition, and Humility.

Experiences.
During the interview, Alice talks about the experiences he’s been allowed to encounter in this life. Through those circumstances and events, Alice explains that nothing in this world is fulfilling.

No earthly position supplies us with lasting joy. Nothing quenches that inner thirst. Alice admits this world leaves us “with a ‘God-shaped hole’ in our hearts.” However, those experiences provide us with a certain level of wisdom.

Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.”Ecclesiastes 7:12

Solomon’s wisdom and experiences on this earth were profound, yet as he notes in the above verse, such things are fleeting. They come and go with time, yet wisdom from above is eternal.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 speaks and relates to worldly knowledge and wisdom, but it goes further than that. The understanding of knowing and learning who our Lord is preserves us not only in this life – but also in the next. Deciding to follow Him leads to life everlasting.

Decisions.
Alice also refers to a decision; we must make a choice. We must choose one side or the other. Which side do we serve?

If you’ve seen The Matrix, you know what choosing the “red” or “blue” pill means. It’s honestly that simple. We either accept it or we don’t. Our decisions have consequences – good ones and bad ones.

“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.”Proverbs 26:11

Are our days recycled with the “same trash in, same trash out” scenarios? It’s foolish to continue making the same mistakes, expecting something different to happen.

When we decide to follow Christ, we must accept and embrace Him and His Word wholeheartedly. It’s a decision that will not always make earthly sense and requires hope – hope and the acceptance of things we may never ultimately know or understand (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Yet, what becomes evident to others is the new creation we become. As we decide to place our life in His hands – knowing and applying His Word as we pray – a shift in our character and spirit occurs.

Our thoughts become displaced by those of His will and His nature. By deciding to serve Him, we are different. Our focus is no longer solely placed on the things of this world (Philippians 4:8).

Being Different.
Alice refers to the world as having an inaccurate perception of Christians. Being a Christian doesn’t mean you are cut off from the world entirely. God’s plan looks different according to His will for each individual’s life, and it just means we are unique – set apart from the control of worldly things and desires.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”Romans 12:2

It’s not a self-righteous difference but a call to react differently. For instance, focusing on Christ and relying on His lead allows us to think with a renewed mind that inherently knows right from wrong – good from evil.

As the transformation from old to new occurs, our hearts’ desires also change. We focus less on the flesh, our pride, and worldly matters. Instead, we concentrate more on eternal desires and things that abide forever in Him and His Word (1 John 2:15-17).

What this boils down to is Love. Love for our fellow man/woman. Love for our neighbor. Love for all humanity. As we become different, our actions are no longer based on ourselves but on Love – His Love (1 Corinthians 16:14).

Selfish Ambition.
Alice talks about the difference between serving yourself and serving the Lord. There is arguably no more significant example of selfish ambition than Satan’s.

He believed himself to be above God Almighty, yet because he decided to challenge our Lord – he instead found himself cast out of Heaven and into Hell (Isaiah 14:12-15). What better example of the consequences of selfish action?

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”Matthew 22:36-40

We were created to commune and fellowship with our Lord through His Spirit. He commands us to Love God and each other equally with the same enthusiasm we do ourselves – this is the great equalizer.

We must learn to move, listen, and act together as one – as the body of Christ. Instead of relying only on oneself, His wisdom leads to harmony and an accurate depiction of His Word – a plan for all humanity focused on Christ (1 Corinthians 1:10-12).

As Alice states in the interview, “This world belongs to Satan.” In contrast, we find power through Christ and God’s Word by standing together equally with our Lord.

Philippians 2:3-4 reads, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” We are to walk humbly with Him, which leads us away from self-interest – focusing instead on serving others.

Humility.
Alice ends the interview with a reminder about walking humbly in this life and with others.

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.Romans 12:3

Notice the above verse not only addresses the way Christians should walk with one another – it addresses the way we are called to treat all humanity.

Many religious-minded folks see Christianity through the prism of dogmatic doctrines and creeds. They often take a pious, holier-than-thou stance concerning faith and theology.

However, that is the complete opposite of who and what we are called to be. Look no further than the words of Christ for understanding.

  • The first shall be last – serving all (Mark 9:35).
  • When you give to others, don’t expect adoration from others (Matthew 6:2).
  • Welcome children and the least among you as more significant than yourself. (Luke 9:48).

Like Christ came to serve, not to be served – we must strive for the same (Mark 10:45). The list goes on. Humility is such an excellent place to end this interview with him.

In conclusion, where have our experiences led us? Do we know God is glorified, not by our past experiences, but by who we become (through Him) despite our past?

Alice mentions there are certain things and songs that crossed the line. Songs and antics, he will no longer perform. In that aspect, omission brings glory to our Lord. That shows the world the new creation Alice has become through Christ.

His decisions today reflect who he’s grown to be through our Lord. He’s different. Alice has set aside himself. He is instead giving back to his community, family, friends, fans, and Lord. There’s so much to be learned from his experience.

Listen carefully to others’ experiences – seeing how our Lord reveals himself in so many different ways. Know that while the story is unique to each individual, His Love and acceptance are constant.

He wants all of His children to know and embrace Him. Reach out. Be Different. And let us humbly set aside who we are for the service of Him and His Creation – all humanity.

Have you accepted Christ as your Savior?

If you would like to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, please pray the following prayer:

"God, I believe in you and your son Jesus Christ.  I believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave to save me. Today, I invite Jesus into my heart to stay.  I make you Lord over my life. Make me new. Wash me, Lord, and cleanse me. In Jesus Name, Amen"

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