2 Devastating Satanic lies the world and Christianity embrace
There are two devastating gigantic Satanic lies that the world and even Christianity embrace even up to this day.
The devil does not want you to know this, and so if you are reading up to this point ask the Holy Spirit to protect and guide you in the truth.
The two lies are the following:
- That you can define your own morality, that you do not need God’s definition of what is good and what is evil, that your morality is relative to you (or how you feel about it).
- That you are immortal because of your soul, that your existence goes on forever.
Since only God is immortal and only God can define what is good and what is evil, then anyone who believe these two lies also agrees that he or she is a god as proposed by Satan.
These two errors are closely related with each other. We don’t need to elaborate these teachings among the secular world as we can clearly see it in the Hollywood themes, TV series, novels, Eastern religions, and even post-modern quests for spirituality.
Satanic Lie #1: “You will not surely die”
This false teaching is as old as Lucifer, the Devil, the Old Serpent in the Garden of Eden. We can read this in Genesis chapter 3.
“Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. “ Genesis 3:4 NKJV
Despite the clear word of God in 1 Timothy 6:16 telling us that “God alone has immortality”, the teaching that there is an innate “immortal and intelligent soul” within a person is widespread not only in the secular world but also in Christianity.
You heard and watched it in many sermons, they said that when man dies his body returns to dust but his soul either goes to heaven, hell or purgatory.
Many teach that dead righteous people (they call them saints) are now in heaven and are able to accept and do the prayer of intercession. Others believe that their dead loved ones are in heaven and also capable of guiding the families and relatives who are still on earth.
You probably noticed already how this widespread teaching and practice favors the teaching of Satan of “you will not surely die” at death since the dead are not dead at all but continues to live either in heaven or hell.
Through the “intelligent soul” that goes out of the body when a person dies, the person is still able to exist, thus immortal according to most teaching in the realm of Christianity.
But the Bible is very clear on the state of the dead.
“For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing” Ecclesiastes 9:5 NIV
“The dead do not praise the LORD, nor do any who go down into silence.” Psalm 115:17 ESV
“For the dead cannot praise you; they cannot raise their voices in praise. Those who go down to the grave can no longer hope in your faithfulness. Only the living can praise you as I do today.” Isaiah 38:18-19
The dead, whether they lived righteously or not, returned to dust. They are not currently in heaven nor in hell. Heaven is not a place of the dead.
In general sense, when will the righteous ones who died in the Lord can enter the heaven?
“… that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NKJV
Bible truth is clear that those who died in the arms of God will rise when Jesus comes back to meet Him in the air together with those who remained alive and faithful to God.
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Satanic lie #2: “You define your own law, by doing so you become God”
“For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 NKJV
Who defines good and evil? Only God defines what is morally good and what is evil. When God planted the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Adam and Eve were not there. Only God planted it. Man has to obey.
Satan’s lie is that you do not need to depend on God’s definition of good and evil. You can have your own standard of morality. By doing so, you become God who knows (or defines) good and evil.
Is this Satanic teaching prevalent in Christianity today?
The answer is a sad, big yes.
What is God’s document that defines good and evil in letter and in principle? The answer is the Ten Commandments or God’s Law. Nothing else.
Does God’s Ten Commandments tell us that stealing, murdering, coveting are morally wrong? Of course, yes. By principle, God’s Ten Commandments define what is good and evil.
Christianity’s attitude on God’s Ten Commandments
Now, listen to Christianity’s common reasoning regarding God’s Law, the Ten Commandments.
“The church is above the Ten Commandments and she can revise it.” (They actually did)
“The Ten Commandments are only for the Jews. “
“The Ten Commandments are a bondage.“
“Jesus Christ nailed the Ten Commandments on the cross.“
“Even Jesus violated the Sabbath-keeping (4th in the Ten Commandments)“
“We are now in the New Testament era, we don’t need the Ten Commandments (laws of Moses)”
All these teachings result in the obliteration of God’s law, and that is what Satan wanted from the very beginning: that man does not need God’s Law, and that man can define his own good and evil.
Did you notice that those who believe that the Ten Commandments are no longer binding also believe that man has an intelligent soul who goes out of the body at death?
Also, did you notice that those who believe in reincarnation (cycle of life, soul re-enters on something or someone) also does not fully accept God’s Ten Commandments?
It is because these two lies go hand-in-hand. Look at these premises and its conclusion:
“If there is no law, there could be no sin.”
“If there is no sin, there is no death.”
“If there is no death, then man is immortal.”
“If man is immortal and that God alone is immortal, then man must be God.”
Can you see how the elimination of the law leads to man being immortal and therefore God? Can you see the two gigantic century-old Satanic lies here?
Let’s go over the premises again but this time add the Bible verses to it:
If there is no law, there is no sin
“… for where there is no law there is no transgression.” Romans 4:15 NKJV (also read Romans 7:7)
If there is no sin, there can be no death
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” Romans 5:12 NKJV (read also Romans 6:23, James 1:15)
If there’s no death then I must be immortal
This does not need a Bible verse as it is logical, that if there is no death then no one dies and thus everyone is immortal. But the truth is God alone has immortality and everyone else die, and God is simply allowing us to borrow and use life.
If I am immortal, then I am a god
“… that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.” 1 Timothy 6:15 NKJV (also read 1 Timothy 1:17)
If God alone has immortality, and that man is immortal, then man must be God. Borrowing from the word of God, Satan made the delusion that man can be God.
But no Christian will ever claim that he or she is god (although some sects in Christianity teach this now), but Satan is wiser than anyone among us. By accepting these two false teachings, any Christian is making himself God as the Devil had proposed.
If we accept the widespread belief that God’s law is not binding anymore and that man has an intelligent soul that goes out of the body at death, then we are elevating ourselves as God and thus embracing Satan’s century-old lies.
May God be praised for knowing the truth. Let your friends and family know about this by sharing to your social media accounts.
This article echoes Pastor Stephen Bohr’s sermon of Two Devastating End Time Deceptions