“our biggest problem is doubting God”
Genesis 3 & Satan’s Original Lies are now seen in Eastern Religions: Satan has always wanted to confuse and misguide humans. Since Eden when he deceived Eve and led humanity astray through sin, Satan has spread his lies. Today nothing has changed.
Nearing the end of his life, Peter gave these warning about the Devil in 1 Peter 5:8-9 (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. Peter is saying that Satan has a stockpile of lethal agents that attack the mind. God wants us to be careful not to get intoxicated by Satan’s lies.
STAY SOBER – DON’T INHALE.
Now you ask, what is the intoxicating mental fog of the Devil? Can it be analyzed for content? Yes, clearly… here are some of the deadly elements make up this killer poison gas.
POISON GAS # 1: SECULARISM
Secularism – As an adjective, meaning “of this world” or “or the present age”.
It’s the idea of life consists of merely the ‘here and now’, seize the moment, ‘grab the gusto’, only 60 around once…
The results or effects are: instant gratification needed in sex, food, cars, vacation, clothes, drugs, things…. It’s the motivation for all crime: “If I want what I want when I want it, why not take it!”
It’s the exaltation and desperate lunge for the momentary at the expense of the eternal.
POISON GAS # 2: DECONSTRUCTIONISM (Q&A-70) 140622pm