One of the most effective methods of satanic deception operates as a straw man argument. Of course, a straw man argument is a dishonest debate trick where an individual attributes a false position to his or her opponent and then defeats that position. It gives the false perception that he or she has won a point.
It is as a man wanting to impress a lady. So he burglarizes her house when she is away. Then he shows up with sympathy and offers to use his contacts and abilities to recover her cherished belongings. After a few days he shows up with her valuables. He explains that one of his contacts was able to recover the stuff, but he is not privy to the details. That trick makes a hero out of a thief and perhaps worse.
A similar example occurred in California concerning arson investigator and novelist John Orr. Orr rose up through the ranks to become a distinguished arson investigator because of his uncanny ability to discover the cause of arson fires. However, he was responsible for setting many of the arson fires he had investigated. Eventually, he was arrested, charged, and convicted of arson and murder.
Likewise, Satan will create a problem and provide his own “solution.” He will inflict someone and then remove the infliction to promote his emissary as a faith healer. He can make a false prophet appear as a true prophet. He can make his false ministers to appear as ministers of righteousness. Furthermore, he can make false spirituality appear as true spirituality and false solutions appear as true “solutions.”
Also consider that his satanic “solution” is applied without any competition from a godly solution. An example is public schools using yoga in detention to calm students and teach them self-control. Christianity is not allowed, but yoga, (the missionary arm of Hinduism, Buddhism and the New Age movement) is given free access. Satan is the reason students are in detention. His “solution” alone is applied and people brag about how well it works. But are they measuring the spiritual effects of yoga in those students? Of course not. That would be too religious and violate the liberal ban on supporting one religion over another.
Consider that when Christianity is used to help troubled young people, the success rate was 87.5% (result of Federal Government Study of Teen Challenge). Believing that yoga is better than Christianity to help troubled youth is like believing “The Shack” movie can teach one more about God than the Bible and Holy Spirit.
Satan’s evil “solution” seldom goes head to head against God’s solution. But when it does, it fails miserably. Thus, when someone tries to convince you that something satanic is okay because of the (deceptive) results, remember Satan’s trick of providing a “solution” to a problem he created.