Lies and Counterfeits

Today I came across this statement in comments on another blog:

“Satan and his kingdom can only COUNTERFEIT the things of God and His Kingdom. Satan cannot create, he does not have that power.”

It is a claim I come across quite frequently but have never yet found in scripture.

What disturbs me about the statement is that it is usually used to justify some occult practice that has found its way into the church, as if the practice adopted by the church is not occult in origin but is in fact an example of the “godly” original that Satan counterfeited.

That philosophy is a lie and a very dangerous lie.

(see a relevant discussion here: )