How Many Attacks on God's Character Have You Heard?

How Many Attacks on God's Character Have You Heard?

One of Satan’s most effective tactics ( and sometimes a very subtle attack ) ... is to challenge God’s credibility. Have you ever had a friend .. a son or daughter .. boyfriend or girlfriend .. wife or husband .. fellow hunter or co-worker .. say something like .. "You Don't Really believe That Old Bible Stuff DO YOU"?  ..  OR ..  That was written so long ago .. by so many different people .. HOW CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?

Paul's exhortation to "stand firm against the schemes of the devil" (Eph. 6:11) refers to the various tactics Satan employs in spiritual warfare. One of his tactics is to call God's character and motives into question by raising doubts about His Word.

Remember .. Where He Started All That Lying?  ..  He used that approach in the Garden of Eden, when he said to Eve, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" (Gen. 3:1). In one brief statement Satan disputed and distorted God's Word. God didn't forbid them to eat from any tree. They could eat freely from every tree except one: the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (2:16-17) ... then what did he do? .. Satan followed his distortion with an outright denial of God's Word: "You surely shall not die!" (3:4). He implied that God lied when He said that sin will result in death. Satan then went on to tell Eve that if she ate the fruit, she would in fact become like God Himself (v. 5). The implication is that God was withholding something good from Eve, and to keep her from seeking it, He intimidated her with empty threats of death and judgment.

Do you see the insidious nature of Satan's approach? Tragically, Eve didn't. Rather than trusting and obeying God, she believed Satan's lies and concluded that the tree was good for food, a delight to the eyes, and desirable to make one wise. Then "she took from its fruit and ate" (v. 6). Satan deceives and spreads his lies from generation to generation (2 Cor. 11:14). Although he is subtle, his attempts to discredit God by disputing, distorting, and denying His Word should be obvious to discerning Christians.

Don't be victimized by Satan's attacks. Become strong in the Word of God .. through systematic Bible study .. listening to preaching and teachings from God's Word through radio and broadcasts .. Yield to the Spirit's control through prayer and obedience to biblical principles .. Learn More .. Find More .. at: http://www.iaskgod.com/content/online-resources

Suggestions for Prayer
• Ask God for the discernment to recognize Satanic deceptions in your own life. .. and the wisdom to find and pursue God's truth.
• Pray for God's enabling of yourself .. as you discipline yourself for Bible study .. starting back to Church .. listening to His Word on radio or TV?

 

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