DOCTRINE OF DEVILS

SUBTITLE: TELLING THE TRUTH IS THE LOVING THING, 3

Looking further in Ist Tim.4:1 in the latter times some will follow the doctrine of devils. NIV “…some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”

What might be doctrines which the demons would like us to believe?

Lie #One: Someone once said to me that all the soldiers who put Christ on the cross were saved because Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do,” and of course, the Father would answer Jesus’ prayer. I suggest that that is likely to be a doctrine taught by demons. One is not saved by another’s prayer even when that “pray-er” is Jesus.

Lie #Two: Jesus died for everybody; therefore, everybody will be saved. Most of us don’t believe that but we will believe this: Pray in tongues (your prayer language) and your prayer will be answered because the Holy Ghost always prays the Father’s will. The truth is that it is God’s will that everybody be saved, Jesus did die as a sacrifice for everyone, the Holy Spirit does convict and draw all to Jesus, but everyone does not respond to that offer. And, if they don’t, they will be lost.

Lie #Three: Basing one’s salvation on logic and reason, signs and wonders. Satan is the master liar, skilled at changing bits of truth to dangerous lies, as evidenced by his argument to Eve, “Hath God not said…” Mark 13:22 warns that “false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Thankfully the words “if possible” indicates that there are people who will not buy into their deceit. It is possible to refute satan’s schemes, and respond with the sword of the Lord as Jesus did.

Lie #Four: Many (if not all) our basic doctrines have been perverted in some manner. Check these.

*God loves everyone, he won’t send anyone the hell.

*The only hell there is, is the pain and suffering on earth.

*Don’t worry about partaking of this or that, because you are eternally secure.

*Just speak the word, write checks for your bills, God will provide.

*God made sex to be enjoyed, why expect to maintain sexual purity.

*Be holy? Why nobody can really live above sin.

Very likely we have all heard the liar! If he tried it on Jesus, he will try it on me – and you.

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11 Responses to DOCTRINE OF DEVILS

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good reminder: “The truth is that it is God’s will that everybody be saved, Jesus did die as a sacrifice for everyone, the Holy Spirit does convict and draw all to Jesus, but everyone does not respond to that offer.”

    Also lie #3 reminded me that one can be deceived not only by signs and wonders but also logic and reason especially if lies are part of it.

  2. GodsFaithful says:

    You’ve shared some very sound warnings for all of us to take heed of.

  3. C.A. Post says:

    “A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.” Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda

  4. hatrack4 says:

    I am going to write about this in October at some point, but when we were visiting our son in TN, someone barged in at 9:30pm, proclaimed my wife to be healed by the Holy Spirit and then said that her suffering proved she was not saved because Jesus cancelled all suffering on the cross. I guess I read a different Bible, and the person’s evangelism technique was a horror beyond belief. And my wife still needs kidney dialysis, so his faith healing did not work either.

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