Was having a conversation with a very smart and wise woman about this that and the other, and she told of a tale regarding the inappropriate behavior of a funeral director who in the midst of natural family grief, suggested everyone ‘clap their hands……’ blah blah blah. I’ve already said enough to alert where this will end up. Not good. Some people have zero decorum skills.
Anyway, since the earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof, there is no topic off-limits as to being related, or interpreted through the lens of God or scripture, so I casually remarked that even the devil is not so stupid as to being an atheist.
The good lady smiled in complete agreement. Mark that well. The devil is not an atheist, for most certainly, he believes in God and trembles, as surely and factually as the good book says.
Granted, he has gained much experience over time, and his wiles are more deceptive, but stupid is not in his playbook. He preaches tolerance for the decadent, he mixes truth and error, but his sharpest tool in the bag is the weapon of pride. Like a skilled surgeon, he directs his scalpel to the brain and replaces anything that points to judgment, redemption, and the wrath to come, for it is he who makes false claim to the title-deed of the earth.
While he believes in God, he is still the ultimate and professional LIAR. He hisses and whispers while he knows it is untrue: ‘Moses never lived.‘ He smiles and hands out the tassels of higher learning: ‘The sun never stood still.’ He deceitfully plies his craft as he articulates: There was no Nazareth, no Pilate, no Herod, no Paul the apostle, and most certainly, there was no Christ Jesus who lived, died, and rose, according to the scriptures. See the pattern?
He is a liar, and the father of it. The carnage caused by liars cannot be overestimated. They KNOW what they are saying is untrue. It is never a matter of not having correct information, but it is willing, intentional, matter of fact, and clear as a bell LYING.
He knows he cannot win the battle on the terms of creation alone, for he cannot as much as create a gnat, but he can manipulate the minds of men through technology, media, sports, fashion, entertainment, politics, religion, but his weapon of choice is to sprinkle everything with the pride of life; in this, he has no equal.
Enter the devil taking the Lord to a high mountain and offering the kingdoms of the world. Do we see the intent here? Can we also not recognize the magnificence of the devil’s citing scripture when he cites the angels? What a perverse character as he distorts the good word of God. What a prideful and satanic being, he of whom the whole world lies in wait.
He is a liar, and his disciples are liars. Not a pretty word on a resume, ‘this man is a liar,’ but that is the epitaph to end life on your own terms, to do it ‘my way’ as it were.
It is understandable how a man could argue against redemption, since no one wants to be reminded they are a sinner, but good gravy, only a fool would argue against the Creator, as the sun and moon are 24/7 preachers to the goodness of God. Just ask a three-year old. They KNOW. Hardwiring and all that. Then scripture affirms what we know so there is no excuse.
Then the devil comes along and says: ‘no, no, no, be your own God, advance your thinking, get on board with my interpretation of history and science which leaves out God. There is no ultimate truth. All religions are poison, especially Christianity.’ Yuck, this be some stinkin thinkin. (Meanwhile, God is THE singular true scientist who put all things in motion.)
He knows ALL religions are not equal, for the grace of God has no competitors. He is a LIAR. He knows God’s word is true when Moses and Elijah appeared on that mount, and when Moses spoke of the Lord’s very own decease, (exodus GK) a truth so many refuse to notice. But the devil noticed, and he is embarrassed at the so-called scholarship of infidels, yet, he uses them for his purpose. What a liar.
Insidious I tellya. ‘ intended to entrap or beguile: an insidious plan. stealthily treacherous or deceitful: an insidious enemy, operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect: an insidious disease.’
Yep. That be him. And this is the seal of his employees who are paid such poor wages to carry out his mandates. Evil beasts, liars, and they can be seen and heard 10 miles away.
Fortunately the light of day as shown through nature and scripture tells the truth, and nothing but the truth.