29 May 2009

Satan is a Murderous Deceitful Liar Beyond all Doubt. It was brought to my attention the other day that some people actually say that Satan is honest and trustworthy and not God. These people actually take the word of God from Genesis and use it against God in their saying that in my words; Satan got a bad wrap and really didn’t do anything wrong because he was and is honest and God isn’t. Well, let’s go through Genesis and see what we find about God’s and Satan’s honesty and trustworthiness. Starting with Genesis chapter 2, verses 16 and 17 where God gives Adam the commandment to not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the midst of the garden in Eden. The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17) From this we know that God told Adam that “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely” yet only the tree of the knowledge of good and evil should not be eaten from and that eating from it will cause death. This was a clearly stated command from God for Adam to not eat from this tree. Note too that God also told plainly what the consequences would be if anything from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was eaten. Notice that God did not say that death would come at the very exact time of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil but that “for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” God was telling Adam that eating from this tree would cause death starting from the time anything from it was eaten and that Adam would die after eating from the tree. As is today, we are only a breath, a heartbeat away from death. Adam at the time when God told him to not eat from that tree was not this way. Adam was created by God to be in the garden of Eden for as long as he did not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil without ever dying. Adam would have been alive and well forever if he were to not eat from that tree without ever knowing about death and dying. God was telling Adam that eating from this tree would change that and that he would start to die at the point of eating from that tree. From these two verses in Genesis chapter two we see that God told...
Just What is Sin? and How do we Overcome it? Per the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary the definition of sin is: 1 a: an offense against religious or moral law; b: an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible <it's a sin to waste food> c: an often serious shortcoming : fault 2 a: transgression of the law of God; b: a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God For all intent purposes the truest definition of “sin” is that we have gone against God’s request for us to do what is best for us and those around us which means that we have not followed His will in our thoughts and actions, we followed our own. From our following our own will instead of God’s will, we have causes a riff between our relationship with God in that God’s standards do not allow for anyone not following His perfect to have a personal relationship with Him. So from the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary definition, its number two is the definition closest to that we are going to be talking about in this blog. How many times do you do what you want to do without ever thinking about it, not even thinking to ask God for direction and understanding of what to do but just doing whatever it is on your own? I know that I do it a lot and even though I do pray and ask God for direction and guidance for my actions sometimes, I do not always do it. So if you are anything thing like me, you too do not always ask God for direction for your actions. So in our not asking God for direction for our actions and waiting on His answer and then following His answer, we without doubt go against God’s will in our following our own understanding and which causes us to sin that in turn creates a division between the relationship we have with God. Wow, it is really just that easy for us to sin. All it takes is for us to not follow God’s will for any one simple thing such as in our looking at someone with lust (Matthew 5:28) or for us to get overly upset with someone who cuts us off on the freeway (James 1:20). If it is that easy for us to sin, how could we ever overcome sin? It seems as though there is no way for us to ever overcome sin because it is so very easy for us to sin. Even with us not even trying to sin, we sin because in our nature we want to do things our way and with us doing things our way, it is against...

Victor E. Pearson

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