Since the person of Jesus Christ was revealed to mankind 2,000 years ago, there have been lot of deception, confusion, animosity, and hostility against Him at all times, particularly in the area of whom He really is. The growing hostility against Him started shorty after His birth by king Herod up to this point. Satan has always been the very one orchestrating all of these.
It’s quite interesting that there have always been massive confusions and misbeliefs that surround the person of Jesus Christ all throughout the history of the church. Unsurprisingly, they are all directed toward denying His divinity. Meaning that whenever you hear something about Jesus that goes against how Scripture depicts Him, you can be quite sure that His deity is being questioned or tampered with. That’s kind of consequential misbelief is very common in every false religion.
God has made mankind in order for them to have a genuine relationship with Him in which He gets to occupy first place in their lives. In other words, mankind is made to seek God above all. Their whole behaviors and attitudes must revolve around their Maker. Continue reading
Sin which is a product of rebellion against God has always been the leading problem that has been bringing utter destruction to humanity as a whole in various aspects of life since after the fall of humankind due to its massive implications. It’s the main cause of all the problems humanity is struggling with. Sin is very deceptive, powerful, destructive, and mind-controlling as a result of its impulsive and compulsive nature.
We’re currently living in an age in which people who are indulging in all types of inconceivable sins don’t want to be told that what they’re practicing are sinful to God. They don’t want to admit the fact that they are sinners in the sight of a holy and righteous God. Many would rather go the violent way as a means to defend their sinful lifestyles. Unsurprisingly, that’s just the normal tendency of people who’ve given themselves over completely to sinful behaviors. First thing to remember is that the foremost reason as to why people have chosen to continue to indulge in sin is because of allowing the deceptive pleasures of sins to hijack their God-given conscience.
From a biblical standpoint, temptation is based entirely on lies and deceptions of Satan. It’s something intended primarily to twist our viewpoints, our emotions, along with our feelings regarding things that are way off limit irrespective of how abhorrent they are to God. Although, temptation can be quite powerful and impulsive, but it’s not sufficient all by itself to drag us into sin without our own consent. That’s where we’re accountable to God regarding the poor choices that we’re making.
It’s important for everyone to come to the realization that there is no hope for Satan, along with his demons after they were kicked out of heaven by God. He’s nothing more than a loser running around desperately in order to deceive as many people as he can. However, as humans, we have the awesome privilege of inheriting God’s Kingdom if we’re willing to accept Christ as our personal Savior, and enjoy all the many blessings He’ll bestow upon us by grace.
Satan is the author of immorality; therefore, it’s one of the most powerful weapons he has been using all throughout the history of mankind in order to rule over men by holding them captive. Immorality is also one of his greatest strengths in controlling people’s lives. In fact, people who are living immoral lives have no capability at all of resisting the devil because they’ve already belonged to him and are living under his influence. You can’t really resist someone while the current condition by which you choose to live your life regularly just positions you right under his dominion and control, which in turn makes you more and more prone to follow him.