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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Satan Can Really Tell Some Big Ones!

“He [Satan] was a murderer from the beginning,
not holding to the truth,
for there is no truth in him.
When he lies,
he speaks his native language,
for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
John 8:44 NIV

First of all let me say that Satan is a very huge part of this real world! In fact God is allowing him to be the ruler of this world temporarily! “…now the prince of this world will be driven out.” John 12:31b In addition, Satan and his forces are out in full force throughout the heavenly realms.

Today it occurs to me that if I am going to counter Satan’s lies I must know what those lies are. I am the type of person that I want to know what something looks like in the real world. I need examples! As I sip my coffee and type this morning I am trying to identify some of the deceptive lies that Satan is deceiving the world with today. Maybe you have also heard them.

There is no God.

If one does not believe that God exists that person’s mind is closed. All I can do for that person is pray that God will reveal himself to that individual.

God is a loving God and will not punish sin and that good people go to heaven.

If one believes that God exists but that He is such a loving God that he would never punish sin, then that person may also feel that they do not need God.

There is no hell or that only really bad people go to hell.

If a person does not believe in hell then of course, that person doesn’t believe that he needs a plan of escape from hell.

The Bible is just another book or that the Bible is partially true.

If a person doesn’t believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word to humanity and that it is totally and completely true, then that person has disqualified God’s truth. When I hear someone say that they do not believe the Bible, I wonder if they have ever read the Bible. A person who has never read the Bible would hardly be qualified to make such a statement. I would suggest that if one does not believe the Bible then they should read it from cover to cover and make an extensive study before they make such a profound statement against the Bible!

There are many ways to God

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

On the slim to none chance that those who have the above mentioned beliefs are right, then as a believer I have nothing to loose. No God. No punishment. No Truth to learn. On the other hand, if those of us who believe in the living God are right, those who choose not to believe in God have everything to loose. They will never experience God’s forgiveness. They will never have a blessed personal relationship with God. They will miss out on God’s eternal rewards and fellowship with him. They will however, experience total separation from God and eternal punishment. So today I’m wondering why anyone would choose to take that chance.


Do you believe any of Satan’s lies regarding God, life after death, the Bible, or alternate ways to get into heaven?

If so, how do you convince yourself that there is no risk in believing the lies?

If you are a believer are there any other lies that Satan is whispering to you?

Could he be saying that you’re not good enough for God to love? Could he be saying that God is angry with you because you never seem to get it right?

Have you “nailed” Satan for the liar he is?


Dear God,

I thank you that in your Word you have identified Satan as a liar so that I may not be deceived by him. God help me to be alert to his cunning, deceiving lies. When I am faced with a lie of Satan help me to cast Satan behind me by telling him, through the power of your son’s name, to “get lost – take a hike,” and then seek your Holy Spirit to be my strength and your Word to be my truth.

In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.