A new video game entitled Lucius allows you to play the role of the main character, a young boy who finds out on his 6th birthday that he is the Antichrist – the satanically-empowered false Messiah who will rule the world for 3 ½ years before the Second Coming of Christ. The game, filled with violence, murder and demonic powers, is yet another tool that is preparing society for the eventual arrival of the prophesied Antichrist from Bible Scripture.
Here is the summary of the game from the maker’s website:
Lucius is the son of the devil who has to clear the mansion of its residents. To do this he must orchestrate “accidents” without anyone suspecting him of any foul play. The player starts as Lucius and must cleverly devise these incidents from simple household items. Every time he succeeds he will gain supernatural powers to help him take full control.
He was born on the 6th of June in 1966 and when he had lived his sixth year on earth, he finally started to show signs of his true origin. The mansion is full of unrevealed mysteries that paint a story behind the family and how it became tangled with evil, but what is already clear is that Lucifer had taken the soul of the boy and replaced it with his own blood.
It’s up to you to see that he cannot be stopped… (source).
And here is the trailer from the game:
As can be seen, the game has no pretense – the main character is the son of Satan, the Antichrist (his name being a thinly veiled twist on Lucifer). The player in the game is the antichrist carrying out a series of murders to provide souls to the Devil. Additionally there is a reference to the black magic ritual used to bring forth his birth and occult powers that the player obtains as the six-year-old Lucius kills more people in service of Satan.
Beginning and End has done extensive coverage of the promotion of Satanism, the occult and the Antichrist by pop culture and the video game market is no exception. Many of the most popular video games today are heavily promote senseless violence, murder and sexual depravity. Gamers of all ages spend hours, sometimes per day, with their minds completely enthralled in “alternate realities” where they are super soldiers murdering relentlessly, wizards and witches summoning demons and using all sorts of magic spells or gangsters, robbing and killing people for “money” and points, using drugs while also participating in sinful sexual acts. These games feed into the culture of sinful rebellion against God in the same manner that music, movies and television are doing on a larger scale. And the downward spiral of rebellion against Godly principles and values has reached the point that even a game that promotes the Antichrist as a hero is sold on the market.
The Antichrist, also known as The Beast and The Son of Perdition in the Bible, is the satanically-empowered, False Messiah who will rule over the world via a global government in the final 3 and ½ years on Earth before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He will deceive the world via a series of miracles and his apparent “resurrection” from the dead and other awesome displays of power. But his real agenda will be revealed: that he be worshiped as God. The Bible details his aspirations:
“that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4.
The world which had rejected the true God of the Bible will one day worship this man of sin as god. How could this possibly happen? Why would people do this? It will be a result of years and years of society rejecting God, embracing sinful rebellion and using all manner of New Age and occult methods in life. This process which the Bible calls “the mystery of iniquity”is at work today – it is planting the foundation for society one day embrace the Antichrist. And moving society away from the Gospel of Jesus Chris and the Bible is the first step to doing this. Thus a culture that promotes rebellion, sex, violence and death is the easiest way to for iniquity to work.
In the game, Lucius meets with Satan on his sixth birthday and informed of his future as Antichrist. In order to obtain great black magic powers, Lucius has to murder members of his household. Thus the game has you play a s six-year-old boy who murders his own family members in gruesome fashion in order to please the Devil. One review of the game stated:
“The idea even sounds pretty damn cool. You’re the son of Lucifer, you were born on dates that coincide with 666, and on the evening of your sixth birthday you murder the maid by locking her in the walk in freezer. That night your real father Lucifer reveals himself to you, and says you must kill the people on the list he gives you so he can harvest their souls. All the deaths are supposed to look like accidents so no one can suspect you, there is also the option to do chores for people to gain their trust. It is a wicked idea for a game, and in the 2 hours I have played, I am looking forward to playing more.” (source).
But even this enthusiastic reviewer noted the emphasis on death in the game:
“I can see some controversy arising from this game….For this game, it would be for putting the murderer as a six year old child. Your character shows no mercy, no guilt as I have see so far, he is just an ice cold child with an emotionless face.”
Jesus Christ said in addressing the wicked Pharisees, who were practicing their own mystery religion at the time: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” – John 8:43-44.
Murder and deception are key traits of Satan. And this is being marketed to society. Proverbs 8:36 says: “But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.”
Violence in television, movies, music and video games has fast-tracked society to be desensitized to death and destruction. In the Lucius game, the murders are brutal and graphic. Other video games such as Call of Duty or Halo involve killing literally thousands of “enemies” in various ways, all being displayed in graphic, brutal fashion with high-end video detail. Blood splatters, limbs are blown off, heads are decapitated, at break neck speed and providing more thrills and rewards for the gamer. Constantly bombarding the brain with these images and a lust for death introduces more comfort with sin and no regard for its consequences.
The Bible says a Christian is to guard their hearts and minds from sinful influence. Proverbs 4:23 says: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” There are more principles on how a believer should protect their mind from influence:
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. – Romans 12:2.
As opposed to jumping in full throttle into worldly entertainment, we are commanded to be ‘transformed” by the renewing of the mind, which is done through living for Jesus and following His Will (via Bible study, prayer and Christian living). That is will line up a Christian’s life with God’s Will.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. – Philippians 4:8
For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. – Romans 7:22-23.
All people have sinful natures residing in their mortal, physical bodies. And that nature is at war for your mind, to make you give in to sinful temptation. The constant feeding of the mind with violent, occultic and sexual imagery, ideas and thrills that video games provide only helps increase the influence of the flesh. And video game addiction, something that effects many people every year, can lead to disastrous and deadly affects in the lives of gamers. Here are some of the gruesome examples:
In China a 13-year old boy committed suicide after playing 36 hours of the wizard and magic game role playing game, World of Warcraft. In the note he left his parents, he told them he wanted to “join the heroes of the game he worshiped” and jumped off the roof of a building taking his life. (source)
Man kills 17-month old over Xbox
After playing a six-hour session of military first person shooter game Ghost Recon, a 27-year-old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, killed his 17-month old daughter after she knocked over the X-Box console he was playing on.
Tyrone Spellman pummeled his baby daughter, cracking her skull several times while her pregnant mother slept in the next room. He blamed the murder on the fact that he did not have money to replace the X-Box, which belonged to his brother, in the event it was broken. (source).
17-year old Ohio teenager Kills Parents Over Video Game
17-year-old Ohio teenager shoots parents for refusing to let him play the first person shooter game Halo 3. The year before, the young man, Daniel Petric, suffered a staph infection that left him bedridden for over 6 months. During this time, his friends introduced him to the X-Box gaming system and he became obsessed with the first-person shooter game Halo-3, sometimes playing as much as 18 hours per day.
Once healthy, Petric continued to play the game, but his parents forbade it because of the game’s ultra-graphic content and sexual imagery. Petric’s father, a pastor, went as far as to put the game in a lock box where he kept his handgun.
Weeks after the punishment, Petric broke into the box, took the game and the gun and went into the living room where his parents were relaxing. Standing behind them he told them to close their eyes because he had a “surprise for them” and proceeded to shoot both of his parents in the head, killing his mother and severely wounding his father. He then put the handgun in his father’s hand and fled once other family members who were visiting that night showed up. When police caught Petric driving his parent’s car, he had the Halo 3 video game sitting in the passenger seat.
At trial Petric’s attorneys argued that his obsession with the shooter video game led him to no longer see killing as a serious act. Even the trial Judge admitted that video game may have warped his mind to the point he did not know parents would really die if he shot them in the head. Petric was eventually found guilty and is serving 23 years to life. (source).
These are extreme cases and not do represent what the average video game player is doing. But even for the more casual gamer, spending hours each day focusing on killing and murder can bring ideas into the imagination and subconscious that are clearly in rebellion against God.
And as the cycle of rebellion against The Lord continues, the gamer may never carry out a violent act, but that is not Satan’s goal. His goal is to get people to not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, so they can go to hell. The true war taking place is for the souls of all people. This is the deadliest and worst effect of immersing oneself and suspending belief in death and “I am god” culture. Eternal death. Pop culture has provided Satan a fast track into the hearts and minds of society to bring his own deadly false gospel of Self to the masses.
In the movie, The Omen, which much of the Lucius game is based on, a couple adopts a young child not knowing that he is the Antichrist. The boy then proceeds to murder people in their home who stand in his way. The young boy in the film is named Damien Thorn. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden, the punishment God inflicted upon Adam was that the ground he worked on to raise crops would bear “thorns and thistles.” As the Israelites approached the Promised Land, which was inhabited by Canaanite usurpers who had the half-angel hybrid Nephilim among them, God warned His people that if they did not destroy all of the Canaanites they would be “thorns in your side.”In 2 Samuel 23, the satanic sons of Belial, who were occult priest and black magic practitioners were called “thorns” by the Lord. The Apostle Paul was plagued by a demonic “messenger of Satan” that he called a “thorn in the flesh.” The thorn is symbolic of the curse of sin, rebellion and the Devil. So again, pop culture is being very careful in how it is promoting its message that is against God.
In discussing the dangers of false Gospel, the Apostle Paul wrote: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 11:3.
The Devil will use any means to deceive people, including video games, to bring people from saving faith in Jesus Christ. And now he has even found a way to openly promote his false Messiah by putting people in the mind of the Antichrist.
The Beast – Master of Deception
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.
The Antichrist will rely on deception, satanic black magic and cunning to deceive the world into following him. And the preparation for his arrival has begun already. The Apostle John wrote:
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time…Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. – 1 John 2:18-23.
The spirit of the Antichrist is already operating in any people or forces that promote the denial of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Forgetting the consequences of sin, becoming desensitized to violence and evil opens the door for a rejection of Jesus Christ. The reader should ask themselves, who is the god of their lives? It does not have to be the devil. Satan wants you to think you are god and in charge and answer to no one for your sinful acts. This is what John means above when he says “even now are there many antichrists..”
The present antichrists are just a prelude and laying the groundwork for the man who will be the Antichrist, who will implement a Mark of the Beast system that will mean guaranteed damnation for all who take it. All of the lofty talk, praise and promises of immortality the Antichrist will deceive society with will be the ultimate trap for their souls. And the preparation for this starts in your heart and mind. Do not be deceived.
Jesus Christ calls people to acknowledge their sin but know that God, the true God of the Bible, sent Jesus to Earth to willingly give His life to take the punishment for the sins of the world. And this was all done because of God’s love for us. The Apostle John continues in his epistle writing:
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. – 1 John 4:7-10.
Love, and Godly, unconditional love is the opposite of Satanic, death culture. And it just takes faith and understanding the Gospel to be eternally safe and secure from damnation and the clutches of the Devil. There is no one who can “deliver” or “harvest” your soul. It is your choice. And no matter what era a person is living in the choice between Jesus and Antichrist always exists. Seek God, ask for forgiveness of your sins and believe upon Jesus Christ. Your eternal fate is not a game.