Long time radio newsman/commentator Paul Harvey created the original of this homily around 1965. It was updated as the years went by and therefore versions of it vary over time. It is a description of how the devil works. He also meant it as a warning to us about our decay and to America about its decay.
Paul and the False Apostles 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 13)For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14)And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15)Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Matthew 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”
Galatians 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Colossians 1:12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
This reminds of the book written by C.S. Lewis called “Screw Tape Letters” which I highly recommend. Uncle Screw Tape, the devil, writes to his nephew about how he works to get believers to fall away from Jesus.