The Defeat of the Foul One

The writing prompt for Sunday Scribblings this week is "Foul"

So, I'll start by saying that I am feeling very foul. I got a nasty cold and I think I can trace it back 8 days ago when I went to Wal-mart. I've spent most of the day in bed, which is not normal for me. It's just a cold. These are my only accomplishments for today:
  • watched an episode of Brady Bunch (Greg had a groovy crush on his math teacher- that's kind of foul.)
  • heated up frozen chicken nuggets (fowl) and frozen french fries for my kids' dinner
  • wrote this post about The Foul One

The Defeat of the Foul One

The Foul One was created as an anointed angel. However, due to his self-centered pride, he tried to make himself equal with The Holy One. This got him kicked out of heaven, taking 1/3 of the holy angels with him - those fallen angels became his evil demonic followers.

There is no truth in the Foul One. He does know The Truth and works hard to get you to doubt Truth. He dangles temptation hoping to get others to fall, too.He schemes and cunningly deceives, looking to destroy someone's life. He's especially drawn to those who don't follow The Holy One, wanting to devour them before they decide to believe in The Truth.

The good news is that the Foul One has limitations. He is not omnipotent ,or omniscient; his time is limited, and he knows it. Therefore he is going to hurriedly take down as many humans as he can. And this is the bad news. The Foul One gets humans to do his dirty work for him - perverting the truth, slandering each other,
destroying their own lives through addictions, becoming false teachers that draw in the people by offering some promise, but unable to deliver. He also gets us to kill for him - murdering the unborn children, euthanizing the elderly and disabled, and killing themselves through suicide.

There is more good news though. A time will come when The Holy One will send The Foul One, and all his death and hell to a lake of fire forever.
"Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever." Revelation 20:10

When we die, all people of the world will have to give an account of how they lived. We all will be judged. Did we follow the truth of The Holy One, or did we let The Foul One corrupt our hearts?

The Foul One and his followers will be defeated. The Holy One and his followers will live forever in true peace.

Hell's Best Kept Secret

The picture of the chickens (fowl) is a pun on the word "foul". I didn't want any of you to think that I was losing it.

10 comments:

Just Jen said...

I considered writing this exact same topic! :D
Glad you did! Hope you feel better soon, I know what it's like. His grace is sufficient, even with piles of kleenex and a neo citron!

The Literary Prostitute said...

Hope you feel better soon! Enjoyed your story about The Foul One.

tumblewords said...

Feel better, soon, please! Nice post.

myrtle beached whale said...

Enjoyed our take on the prompt. I guess Lucifer is just about as foul as you can get.

Lilibeth said...

He's pretty foul alright. I think he plays foul too. Well done. I hope you get over your cold.

paisley said...

hope you feel better soon...

anthonynorth said...

There isn't a human culture that hasn't something to say about your Foul One. I suspect he's deep in human nature itself.

gautami tripathy said...

I liked all the "foul" references.

fouled up, have you?

Miscellany Mom said...

wow, thanks for stopping by and noticing i've been gone... i will try to be better about posting. :)

LittleWing said...

what a great response to the prompt!!! ... i hope you feel better soon... noticed your dr mcgee prompt... he's a great one...