Thursday, August 25, 2011

What the Devil Doesn't Want You to Know

I've been reflecting on "things" lately and have decided that there are several things that you have either been lied to about or, perhaps, had hidden from you.

Satan is a liar and never wants the truth or the TRUTH proclaimed. 

So, without further ado, here are some things that the devil doesn't want you to know.  (in no particular order)

  • Satan is real.
  • God exists and is in control.
  • Hell is real.
  • There is absolute right and wrong.
  • Truth is not relative.
  • Homosexuality is sin.
  • So is gossip.
  • Islam is not really a religion; it is an ideology.
  • Allah is not the same as God.
  • Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven.
  • Being good doesn't get you to Heaven.
  • You don't ALWAYS have to say what's on your mind.
  • God really does hate sin.
  • It really is possible to hate the sin, but love the sinner.
  • Being conservative doesn't make you righteous.
  • Being liberal doesn't make you unrighteous.
  • It is EVERY Christian's responsibility to share the Gospel.
  • And to give their time and money to Kingdom work.
  • Legalism is one of Satan's favorite playthings for Christians.
  • So is bitterness, grudges, and immorality.
  • A TRUE Christian cannot lose his salvation.
  • Evolution is STILL a theory; not a fact.
  • Abortion may be a choice (according to the government) but it is a sin according to God.
  • Not everyone is going to be saved; many will go to Hell.
  • Being "politically correct" is generally not compatible with God or His Word.
  • It isn't a sin to question God.
  • A dead relative, a saint, nor Mary can hear your prayers.
  • Dead relatives are not your "guardian angels."
  • Native American religious ceremonies are pagan ceremonies.
  • Religion doesn't get you closer to God; a relationship with Jesus does.
  • Lighting candles, burning incense, and repeating prayers mean nothing to God.
  • Being part of a certain denomination means nothing to God.
  • A man cannot proclaim "Ichabod" on a church; that's God's job.
  • Just because you don't understand something about God doesn't make it valid or invalid.
  • Mormons are not Christians.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses is a cult.
  • Salvation is a gift; you can do nothing to earn it or to keep it.
  • Generally, the Devil doesn't make you do anything; you do it yourself.
This list is no way near exhaustive. If you don't understand why I added something, just ask!  If you can think of one to add, feel free in the comments.  


Unknown said...

Good morning Rick! I'm glad to be a member of the Church!

I think you should add that "God helps those who help themselves!" God can guide us, teach us, heal us, etc., but God gave us a free will to take control of and to be responsible for our choices and actions.

Rick Boyne said...

Mark, I'm glad you are, too!

Yes, that is a good one to add. People think that particular phrase is actually in the Bible! It is counter-intuitive to what the Word of God says.