We stumbled upon this vintage invitation to see "a real living incarnate devil" at a social event. It took a few hours, but we managed to decipher the very poor scan that Google offered of the magazine page. (But if there's something obvious that we mistranslated here, please do let us know.) From The Living Church, Jan. 30, 1915.
The Devil has arrived to attend the Church Social given by the representatives of Modern Christianity, and will form one of the most attractive parts of this Wonderful Occasion.
Attend this social and you will be permitted to see a real LIVING INCARNATE DEVIL who has been much lied about, by those who would have you believe that he has horns, cloven-feet, etc., whereas, as you may see him there, in fine dress and bearing he is the most polished of aristocratic gentlemen; and, in place of having the visage of a beast, he looks like
A Veritable Angel of Light.
In place of scales, he is clad in the very latest set of garments, made of the finest of sheep's clothing. His voice is soft and charming, and his every gesture, simply exquisite. He is very liberal in his views on religions, and believes in all the denominations of men, being the silent partner and controlling shareholder in every one.
BELIEVES IN SOCIALS.
He takes a most conspicuous part in all the church socials, fairs, Tom Thumb weddings, festivals, operas, entertainments, carnivals, etc., and if he can get the good church ladies to whip him around the stomp, he will hop, and step, and jump for their amusement, while he baites them on with hisses. He fully indorses a salaried ministry, with all of it self-exalting titles of men, such as Rev., Dr., D.D., Ph.D., etc; and deals more in modern christianity than he does in saloon business, as he sees it to sugar-coat brazen imps and white-wash rascals to pass as christians.
A Popular Preacher.
Indeed he is himself one of the most popular of modern preachers, having a perfect form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. He also preaches full salvation, sanctification, holiness, and sometimes divine healing, but denounces all who possess these things in reality. Do not fail to see him.