“We have an arch enemy, called Satan, the devil, that is not to be ignored.
So he distorts it. He knows that the “truth of the gospel” saves us from going to hell.
Hell was created for the devil and his fallen angels, never for man.
Satan was the architect behind the crucifixion of Christ Jesus. He thought he had the victory, when he successfully got the Son of God to die that horrible death on the cross.
The Devil Had No Clue
The devil had no clue that Jesus would rise from the dead, ‘never’ to die again. He had no clue that this death, burial and resurrection would save a lost humanity. Little did he know, that was “God’s Master Plan” from the ages, which was hidden and “kept secret since the world began” [Romans 16:25].
If the devil had known this, he would have made sure that Christ Jesus did not go to the cross. The Bible tells us that, “had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.” [1 Corinthians 2:8]
For if Jesus had not gone to the cross to die, get buried and rise again, then our faith in God, the Gospel message, the Bible and everything would be in vain.
So absolutely, God in His incredible Wisdom, ‘had’ to keep this hidden and secret, till revealed to Paul the apostle of the Gentiles in [1 Corinthians 15:1-4].
Outsmarted By GOD
So now the devil, called Satan, outsmarted by God, knows his days are numbered.
He knows his time is short and getting shorter with each passing day.
There is no ‘good news’ for him. There is no redemptive gospel for him. Jesus died only for the human race.
He knows that Jesus Christ could come at any moment to take his saved ones away with him. He is now working overtime to make sure you don’t get to hear the real truth of the Gospel, so that he can take you to ‘his’ hell with him.
Satan is unleashing every weapon he has in his armoury today, in a bid to stop the plan of God, to stop Jesus Christ from returning again.
He has no problem with men being deeply religious and philosophical. He knows very well that all the religions of the world put together, are powerless to save men. So he is a great promoter of religion and philosophy. He knows that Jesus Christ is the “only way”.
The devil is real, he absolutely hates God and God’s creation, which is, you and me. And his ‘hatred’ for God and men is perfect. Satan operates very subtly through men he can cleverly trap, to do his bidding.
The Bible warns us that he can transform himself into an “angel of light” [2 Corinthians 11:14-15]. The ONLY way, we can be wiser than him, is by getting to know the real TRUTH of God’s Word, which is the Scriptures.
Making Sure What We Believe
We must make sure what we believe and know without any shadow of doubt, why we believe in what we believe.
All kinds of new fangled theories are coming out these days as deception is rampantly on the rise.
We need to be careful that we don’t get swallowed up, by every wind of doctrine!”
Studying the Scriptures is the key to know what the Bible tells us about life, about meaning, about sacredness, about our eternal destiny.
We must know what God teaches us, about the condition of human beings, even at the end of life.