It is said in Blanche Barton – The Secret Life of a Satanist, The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey, “There are three categories of Satanists: 1) Traditional Satanists, 2) Religious Satanists, and 3) Freestyle Satanists“. “I would divide Satanic poseurs into three groups – Satanists, Christian Satanists, and nuts. I’d redefine Christian Satanists as those who are attracted to Satanism but can’t seem to break away from Christianity altogether. They continue to work within a primitive framework of Good vs. Evil, taking the part of Evil instead of Good“.
According to ‘The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science edited by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff’, “Satanism has been defined in four levels (Simandl, 1997): (1) the experimental-dabbler, typically a teenager; (2) non-traditional, self-styled satanists, individuals or small groups obsessed with satanic themes; (3) organized traditional satanists, organized religious groups that are protected by religious freedom under American law, such as the Church of Satan; and (4) occultic networking or transgenerational cults, SRA groups perpetuated through family generations and the focus of this article (Ryder, 1992)“.
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and pouertie, but thou art rich, and I know the blasphemie of them which say they are Iewes and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan“ (Revelation 2:9).
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Iewes, and are not, but doe lie: behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feete, and to know that I haue loued thee” (Revelation 3:9).
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the deuill and Satan, which deceiueth the whole world: hee was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:9).
“And they worshipped the dragon which gaue power vnto the beast, and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like vnto the beast? Who is able to make warre with him?” (Revelation 13:4).
“Here is wisedome. Let him that hath vnderstanding, count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number is, sixe hundred threescore and sixe” (Revelation 13:18).
“And hee laid hold on the dragon that old serpent, which is the deuill and Satan, and bound him a thousand yeres” (Revelation 20:2).