Written in fifth century BC, The Art of War is considered one of the definitive books on battle tactics. Sun Tzu asserts that battles are won or lost due to who controls the terrain. If the terrain does not suit your purposes, then change it to fit your strategy (uproot trees, dam up water sources, create your own high ground using raw materials).
Apparently, Satan has taken a page out of The Art of War.
Since being banished from heaven and cast to earth, Satan has been changing the terrain to fit his purposes. But how?
The Scriptures give us a clue when John shockingly asserts, “the whole world is under the control of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). In other words, Satan is changing the terrain of our world, in part by deeply influencing how our culture thinks about God, sex, marriage, love, money, and so on.
The following observations give us a clue as to how Satan has attempted to influence our conversations about marriage by molding the cultural ground we stand on: