God told Adam that if he ate of one particular tree, “you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:17 NKJV). The Devil told Eve, “you shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4 NKJV). Jesus said of the devil, “there is no truth in him…for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44 NKJV). The Devil’s lies deny the plain truth of God’s Word! The Devil’s lie to Eve, was saying, “it doesn’t matter what you do, God won’t punish you for it!” It’s like saying, “once you’re saved, you’re always saved!” Paul told Christians who wanted also to keep the Law of Moses, “you have fallen from grace” (Galatians 5:4 KNJV). God’s Christian truth is: “Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward” (2 John 8 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.