Satan Lied to Us

June 14th, 2017     

God said:

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but 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 (NKJV)

Then Satan said:

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
– Genesis 3:4-5 (NKJV)

There’s quite a lot happening here, so let’s break it down.

Character distortion

Satan wants you to worship him, but if you are in a loving relationship with God, he first has to destroy that relationship.

He does this by lying about who God really is.

For example, he will say things like “The God of the Old Testament is pretty cruel isn’t He?”.

And so on.

You will surely die

Satan said “You will not surely die”. But the day Adam and Eve ate from the tree, death set into their bodies. Sure, they lived to be of an old age, but nonetheless death set into their bodies that very same day.

Sin leads to death, it’s that simple.

The soul who sins shall die.
– Ezekiel 18:4 (NKJV)

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
– Romans 6:23 (NKJV)

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
– Revelation 21:8 (NKJV)

Are we like God?

We are like God in the sense that we have knowledge of good and evil, but that’s where the comparison stops.

We are in no way like God who is Holy, Loving and Righteous.

I am God, and there is none like Me.
– Isaiah 46:9 (NKJV)

But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
– Isaiah 64:6 (NKJV)

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
– Romans 3:23 (NKJV)

One look into the world today confirms this. It’s a right mess.

There is no one like God.

Why was the tree there?

God doesn’t want robots. He wants a loving relationship with His children based on free will.

Adam and Eve had knowledge of good, and were happy.

God said “I have kept the knowledge of evil from you for your own good. However, should you choose to have knowledge of evil, you are free to do so, but you will die.”

Satan said “God is keeping the knowledge of evil from you, so that you will not become like God.”

The question is “Are we better off with the Commandments of God?”.

For me, that’s a resounding Yes!

We need God’s Laws which are for the good of all, e.g. Love God, and Love our neighbor.

But God wants you to decide that for yourself.

You choose!

Conclusion

I hope that you can see that Satan lied to us.

Look at the world, and the state it is in. It’s just disgusting.

When we receive our spiritual bodies, the knowledge of evil will be gone.

Wouldn’t that be best for all of us?

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