Thursday, May 3, 2012

What is Truth Part 2: Satan-The Father of Lies

When people try to challenge the Bible’s truth I can’t help but wonder if that is a work of Satan. If lying is the opposite of truth, then consider John 8:44:

You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own [native language]: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 

As the Father of lies, the first plan of attack that Satan ever used was to question God’s truth. In the Garden of Eden Satan tempted Eve by asking her, “Did God really say…?” He attacked the absolute truth of God’s Word.

Eve then began to wonder if perhaps God didn’t really say that. Satan used enough of God’s words to be cunning, but he left out enough of them to be deadly.

People often promote their pastors (or leaders or life coaches) by showing that they use the Bible, but the key is how much of the Bible they use. In the Garden, and when tempting Jesus in the wilderness, Satan quoted the Bible, but in each instance he strategically left out parts.

I am not saying that human error denotes lying, or that pastors who reject truth are satanic. What I am saying is that it is certainly Satan’s artillery in this spiritual warfare to deceive people into rejecting God’s absolute truth.

Peter warned that there would be false teachers by whom “the way of truth shall be evil spoken of (II Peter 2:2).”

In Jude 1:3 we are told to “earnestly contend for the faith,” so it is the duty of every Bible-believing Christian to stand up to these false teachers who change God’s truth into something that cannot be known.

Jesus said that Satan’s native language is lying; what language do you speak?

(Read Part 1 here

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