Thrill Killing in Queensland
Two teenage girls selected and stalked a New Zealand tourist in Noosa’s National Park, Queensland, Australia, to carry out a carefully-planned “thrill killing”.
They bashed and stabbed a 59-year-old grandmother as she walked the park’s tracks. One of the girls had had a long-held desire to kill someone and was surprised and disappointed that she hadn’t succeeded.
When she was told by the police that she had stabbed the lady more than 22 times, she replied, “Cool”. The girl said she thought it was “cool” watching blood spurt from the victim.
It’s alleged that they were involved in some sort of satanic cult. This is just one of many similar bizarre stories that have been appearing in our news media over the years.
Social analyst George Barna, in a recent USA study among self – described Christians, found that almost six out of ten (59%) believe that Satan “is a symbol of evil,” not a real person, while 8% weren’t sure.
Yet surprisingly, 64% believe that a person can be under the influence of demons or evil spirits.
This included about half (47%) of the Christians who believed that Satan is merely a symbol of evil. Barna considers Hollywood has made evil accessible and tame.
Although not translated into lifestyle change, 76% believed that “a person must either side with God or with the devil – that there is no in-between position.”
The Bible very clearly teaches that the Devil is a real person in a cosmic conflict with Christ, involving us, that will influence our destiny for eternity.