Four ways the devil “makes” you do it


One of the key elements in any contest is to understand the tactics of your opponent and to recognize the subtleties of the strategy or moves they may employ. In the spiritual battle of life we need to develop some sophistication in recognizing, naming, and understanding the subtleties of common tactics of the Devil.

A 2011 book by Fr. Louis Cameli, The Devil You Don’t Know is of great assistance in this matter. Having read it recently, I think it would be of value to reflect on four broad categories of the Devil’s tactics that Fr. Cameli analyzes.

While the four categories are Fr. Cameli’s, the reflections here are largely my own, but surely rooted in Fr. Cameli’s excellent work, so recently read by me. I recommend the work highly to you where these categories are aptly and fully described more than my brief reflection here can do.

And thus we examine four common tactics of the devil


  1. I read those 4 Ways The Devil ( devil) Makes You Do It!
    It sounds familiar….Obama’s Plan: to Decieve ,Divert, Delay, Deny!
    Well, we all know from scripture… Lie, Kill, or Destroy!
    He is the Deciever and Father Of Lies!
    Did Paul Simon CONVERT to Islam?

    • Paul Simon was a son of Jewish immigrants, from Hungary.
      I must say, he was referring to the Rock, as God. He never followed St.Peter (the Rock!) I have no idea, if he now believes the Rock is Allah. 🙂

      • No, Paul Simon never converted from his Jewish faith!
        I had my mind on the Peace Train!

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