“Now the Spirit speaketh
expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving
heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils…”
Now and then we all lie, but that’s not what I’m
going to be discussing in this commentary. This commentary isabout
the lies that have changed people’s future for the worst and in many cases have
condemned them to Hell.
be discussing here in this text are the lies of the enemy (Satan). As we grow in
our walk with the Lord, we become more in tune to God. While we are babes in
Christ we may very well get lost in Satan’s lies. Those who are walking with
Jesus and allowing Him complete control of their lives have a shield that is
impregnable by the enemy’s lies. Those who reject our Lord Jesus have no
defense, no shield, and no hope of fending off his lies.
Satan uses many different deceptions to suck
people into his diabolical schemes. Remember his only desire is to keep people
from believing in Jesus Christ; Satan knows his ultimate destination and desires
as much company as possible. Immorality, idolatry, and false religions, are but
added benefits for his amusement. Keep in mind Satan will go to any length to
achieve his purpose. He’s quite adept at fogging our minds so we can’t see
truth. This leads to the hardening of the heart,and
it’s difficult to be brought back to the truth of the Gospel of Christ once in
that hardened state of mind.
It’s been Satan’s goal from the beginning to
supplant God’s authority. From the time the serpent first deceived Eve in the
Garden of Eden until this very day, Satan’s entire purpose is to be god, to be
worshipped as god, to exalt himself to the highest place in Heaven above God
Almighty. Believers in Christ know that that is impossible; we’ve read the
Bible’sending and we know who wins. This however hasn’t deterred
Satan one little bit from going forward with his plans.
Let’s take a look at a Biblical description of
Satan. “Thou sealest up the sum, full of
wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every
precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the
beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle,
and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee
in the day that thou wast created. Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth;
and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the
midst of the stones of fire. Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that
thou wast created.” Ezekiel 28:
God created Lucifer as the most beautiful cherub,
he held the rank as it were, of “the cherub that covers,” the most powerful of
all the cherubim and the leader of all angels in Heaven. Only God was above
Lucifer. What happened to Lucifer? Where did it all go wrong? Lucifer fell into
the trap of pride. Pride took over in Lucifer’s existence and he began to desire
it all, he wanted and expected to be god. He wanted to be the most high; I
purposely omitted the last part of Ezekiel chapter 28 verse 15. Here it is
“till iniquity was found in thee.”
And then we see what happened to Lucifer,
“Thine heart was lifted up
because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy
Read now what Satan desires as told by Isaiah,
“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will
ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit
also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will
ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High,”
Isaiah 14:13, 14. These are known as the five “I wills” of Satan and
as you can see he’s very determined.
For this reason God hates pride. Lucifer fell from
grace because of his pride and Satan is now our adversary. He is completely evil
and he will suffer the punishment God has promised. Until that time comes Satan
will continue to spread his evil lies across the globe.
False religions are of Satan, false doctrines are
also of Satan. So many deceived souls, how could this be? Just like Eve, they
have believed the lie of Satan instead of the truth of God’s word. Any religion
that refuses to accept Jesus Christ as God Almighty is a false religion and of
Satan. Satan’s lies should be obvious to all who profess to be born again
Christians. As we read and study our Bibles we see God’s truth as it comes alive
before our eyes and we can see the falsehoods that are passed around by His
In the Garden of Eden the serpent asked Eve, “DidGod
really say…” and then he made the statement “Youshall not surely die”. You see these are essentially the
same lies Satan uses today. He hasn’t come up with anything new. He convinces
those who are perishing to look at God’s truth (the Bible) as pure foolishness.
He places blinders on those who are in cults so they won’t see the truth. These
blinders are very powerful and quite deceptive. Joseph Smith, for example, the
founder of Mormonismwas allegedly visited by an angel by the name of Moroni, and this angel gave Smith a “new
gospel” a new revelation. But look what the Apostle Paul tells us in his letter
to the Galatians. “But though we, or an
angel from heaven, preach any
gospel unto you than that which we
have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Smith must have missed this verse. He went on listening to Satan
instead of God, and currently there are twelve million Mormons worldwide and
this false religion is one of the fastest growing cults in the world today.
“Then the LORD said unto me,
The prophets prophesy lies in my
name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them:
they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and
the deceit of their heart,”
Mormons believe that they are Christians, and yet
their last president publicly proclaimed they were not a Christian organization.
Mormon’s don’t believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God. They don’t believe
Jesus Christ is God Almighty. They believe that Jesus Christ is a created being,
the brother of Lucifer. As born again believers we know that Jesus Christ is the
Creator God, and that He created Lucifer (Satan). There are so many recourses
available that can be easily accessed that will give anyone willing to search
them out all the answers to what the Mormons are about. Let me just say this,
the differences are many, and the gap is huge.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are in the same boat, they are
all deceived because of what Satan has fed them in the way of lies. Remember
this, any religious organization that doesn’t take the Bible as God breathed is
deceived. Jehovah’s Witnesses have written their own bible because they didn’t
like what they saw in the Bibles we believers use. Here’s an example of just one
verse they’ve changed in their bibles. In the Gospel of John we read, “In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. The
JW’s changed the last part to read “….and the word was a god”. They don’t
believe that Jesus Christ is God Almighty. They have relegated Him to a lower
position, a sort of subordinate god. This again is a satanic deception. Space
does not allow for all the differences between the beliefs of the JW’s and
Christians to be listed here, but as in Mormonism, the resources proclaiming the
truth of who they are, are quite abundant. Once again there remains a huge gap
between JW’s and true Christianity.
Islam is a religion of peace? Not hardly. At any
rate they, just likehe previous two, relegate Jesus to that of a completely
erroneous position, that of a prophet and teacher and of course below the status
of Mohammed. Worldwide there are 1.5 billion Muslims. The followers of this
false religion are all deceived and condemned unless they get out of that
satanically based religion before it’s too late.
There are other false religions that can be
addressed such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Scientology, New Age, among
others. These false religions have all swallowed Satan’s lies, hook, line, and
sinker. EvenRoman Catholics have many traditions and doctrines that are
quite frankly not in any way Biblical. The Roman Catholicsbelieve in lifting up Mary the mother of Jesus as a
co-redemtrix. That lie alone is enough to condemn them. There are other lies
that the Roman CatholicChurch
practice. Taking the bread and wine emblems of the communion supper as actually
being the literal body and blood of Christ is not biblical. Asking a priest for
absolution, believing that you must be baptized to be saved, and believing in
purgatory as a stopping off place before getting into Heaven are all unbiblical
doctrines. They adorn their sanctuaries with idols “What
profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten
image, and a teacher of lies, that
the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?”
Satan’s lies as stated above are all abominations to God.
“Because ye have said, We have made a covenant
with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge
shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made
lies our refuge, and under falsehood
have we hid ourselves,” Isaiah
We’ll never see any of the false religions of this
world going through the bitter attacks from God’s enemy such as we see happening
with Christianity in these last days. That fact alone should prove even to the
most ardent skeptic of Christianity that there is only one way to Heaven and
that’s through Jesus Christ. If all roads or religions led to Heaven, the enemy
of God would be attacking each of them with the same manor of attacks that he
heaves at Christianity. This just isn’t the case; even in our public schools
today we see the false world religions accepted with open arms. Only the Son of
God is locked out of that arena.
Should we, as born again Christians, point out the
falsehoods that have originated from the mind of Satan whenever we have a
What about the persecution we’ll encounter by
exposing the lies of Satan to the world? Let me just say, be prepared for the
onslaught of evil that will be hurled at you for your politically incorrect
stance. Calling these false religions cults and bastions of the evil one will
bring swift retribution.
Personally, I have no wish to see any of those
adherents to the false religions I’ve mentioned above parish. The Bible is God’s
word. We study it to learn God’s truth. We then present God’s truth to those who
are perishing in hopes that they will also see the truth and be set free from
Satan’s influence and lies. We cannot control the path of another human being;
we can only offer up an alternative path. It’s their choice to either act on the
flawless truth of God’s word, or reject it and continue on the path that will
lead them to Hell.
Satan is a liar and the father of all lies and
those who follow him, knowingly or not, are his children.
“Ye 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 speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it,
John 8:44. If you’re reading this
commentary and you’re in one of the cults I’ve mentioned above, you’re in a
false religion. This commentary is your wakeup call. You are the children of
your father the devil. But there is hope for you; you need not stay in that lost
state. You have a choice. Jesus Christ our Creator God is God Almighty and He is
your only choice.
In stark contrast to Satan’s lies is the truth of
God’s word. We can truly believe every word that proceeds from the mouth of God,
every word in the Holy Bible is God breathed.
Who are those who are headed for God’s kingdom as
their final destination? Those who’ve accepted Jesus Christ into their lives as
their Savior and Lord, those who’ve believed with all their heart and confessed
with their mouth that Jesus Christ is God Almighty are they who the Bible makes
clear have their names written in the Lambs Book of Life. We are admonished
individually to repent and ask Jesus Christ into our lives. It’s not a corporate
decision and no one can make it for you.
Finally, Jesus made this statement which pertains
to us all “I said therefore unto you, that
ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I Am, ye shall die in your
sins,” John 8:24.
Our belief in Jesus as Savior and Lord is not complete if we
refuse to believe that He is God Almighty.
When Christianity is finally eliminated from our
public and private arenas, what will happen to us then? Proclaim the truth of
the Gospel of Jesus Christ every chance you get always standing against the lies
of Satan, or begin your preparations for worshipping underground.
God bless you all,