This is a post the premise of which some readers may think excessive. I hope not because there's a serious point to be made here.
It has occurred to me recently that many people today are actually satanists. I put the word with a small 's' because these people are not actively practising, fully aware of what they are doing, Satanists but satanists by default in that they allow themselves to go along with the deviant madness of today's world. They don't find it important enough to stand up against and so they are part of it and will easily be drawn into the next stage because, as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, there will be a next stage. There always is.
If we are in a spiritual war, and we are, then there are sides. The sides are becoming more and more clearly delineated, and neutrality is increasingly not an option. There is no Switzerland in spiritual warfare. Jesus' words that " If you are not for me then you are against me" are taking on greater significance in our time and they apply to everyone. Perhaps especially they apply to church hierarchies, many of which seem to have an inverted scale of priorities with this world at the top and God somewhere below. But if God is not at the top then he's not anywhere.
Some people like to say that spirituality is a much broader term now than it was so anything that works for human progress is spirituality. The word covers all sorts of potential advancements. So climate change activism is spirituality, wanting countries to sink their differences into an over-arching unity is spirituality, promoting equality in all areas of life is spirituality, seeking to extend human life for as long as possible is spirituality, even computer technology is a sort of spirituality as it brings people together, overcomes barriers and spreads knowledge. All this is progress and that's spirituality.
This is nonsense. All this is 100% materialistic because it is all focussed on the earthly human being and seeks to advance him in his current state which it aims to expand or improve or change in some way for the supposed better. This has nothing to do with spirituality. Spirituality sees the earthly human being as fallen and separated from God. A sinner, however much you improve him. The only thing that is truly spiritual is the search for God and the attempt to transform the earthly self through repentance and self-purification with the idea of rendering the soul worthy, once stripped of ego, the ego that always wants progress, to receive grace from God.
A lot of things apparently leading to progress (in the worldly sense) may not seem evil in themselves but actually lay the groundwork for evil to build on. If we are rightly orientated to God we can perceive this, but if we ignore God we may well miss it.
The world is becoming ever more separated from truth and there will soon be only two options. God or the devil. Spiritual transformation or earthly progress. Previously there was a third which was the natural way, neither good nor evil but not spiritually unhealthy. Not positive, not negative, just ordinary. This option is being removed from us and we will have to make a choice. God or the devil. I know people who see themselves as good people, on the side of justice and what is right, but almost every moral decision they make (and they think themselves highly moral) is against God and for extension of the degree of separation between the world and God, between human beings and God. They are satanists but they have no idea of that and would scoff if told. You don't have to be actively evil to be on the side of evil.
In war you have to know what you are fighting for and who your enemies are. We have been told to love our enemies and we must never forget this, but that does not mean we don't recognise them for what they are.