“So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us. For some have already wandered away to follow Satan.”
1 Timothy 5.14-15
The apostle Paul considered laziness and gossip two severe sins that ruined examples.
Fulfilling well our God-given roles brings glory to his name.
#VOTD #Satan #sin
Last Sunday night, a young non-Christian man asked me why a couple was suffering so much, going through many struggles, now that they were Christians.
If he was satisfied with the answer or not is uncertain. But what is certain is this: the closer we get to the truth, the more the Evil One, the father of lies, will assail us. Continue reading
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12 NKJV). This is the only reference to “Lucifer” in the entire Bible, and there is nothing in Isaiah 14 to indicate that this refers to Satan or, the Devil. Instead, this is a direct reference to Nebuchadnezzar, for God told Isaiah to “take up this proverb against the king of Babylon” (Isaiah 14:4 NKJV). Verse 12 says nothing about the Devil as a fallen angel, with a goatee, or with evil powers! Everyone who identifies “Lucifer” with the Devil shows ignorant misunderstanding of the Bible. Worldly-minded people have latched onto this mythical misunderstanding in books, TV series, and artwork. Christians must “shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness” (2 Timothy 2:16 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
There are three things that I know for sure.
- Satan will fight for our souls until we take out last breath. He will challenge us to deny God and declare ourselves to be his disciples until it is impossible for us to think or speak for ourselves. He is relentless and will never, never, never, give up in his efforts to destroy us in hell.
- God is more powerful and loving than Satan. God can and will aid us in our fight against Satan and God will grant salvation to us if we will commit ourselves to living for Him.
- The choice is ours. One of the great themes of the bible is that man has been given the power to choose God or Satan. We must exercise that choice one way or the other. I pray constantly that God will give me the faith and courage to decide in God’s favor and not Satan’s.
When I read the word of God it is very clear which choice I should make. I am interested in doing what is best for me, and it is obvious that to choose obedience to the will of God is best. Throughout the word of God disobedience is always punished and obedience is blessed. Therefore I choose obedience.
Please make your choice for God in everything. Don’t allow Satan to win the struggle for your soul and cause you to be lost forever. Follow the example of Joshua who declared, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
May God bless you this week and keep you safely in His hand is our prayer for you.
With Much Love,
Ted & Barbara
THE EDIFIER • 1 Cor. 14:26, “Let all things be done unto edifying”. An E-Letter from Ted and Barbara Knight to our Romanian family
“NOTS” IN THE DEVIL’S TALE
When God created Adam and Eve and placed them in the garden of Eden, He said to them, “Of every tree of the garden you may eat; but of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17). Later, Satan, in the form of a serpent, approached Eve and said to her, “You will NOT surely die” (Genesis 3:4). (Note: Satan was the world’s first “change agent,” changing God’s word by adding only one word to what God had said, but in so doing he changed the word of God to the opposite of what the Lord had actually said.) Continue reading
A new lesson has been added to the Old Paths Archive in English and Dutch and in text and audio.
What do the Scriptures tell us about Satan? Continue reading
Last time we looked at the reasons we should choose God as our master. Now we will look into the second choice for a master; that is Satan.
Some might think that no one chooses Satan as their master; however those who think that way are wrong. Maybe a person doesn’t make that choice directly but an examination of scripture will show that by not choosing God, you are automatically making the choice for Satan. Continue reading