Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 18 (Eternal Torment? Part 15: How Satan Steals Truths)

By admin On January 4th, 2016

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 18

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Eternal Torment? Part 15: “How Satan Steals Bible Truths”

To read Part 1, click here… “September 8th (Eternal Torment?)”

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“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;

because they received not the love of the truth,

that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,

that they should believe a lie: ”

2nd Thessalonians 2:10, 11

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Can Satan steal Bible truth?

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Well obviously, Satan does that everyday! Yes, there are many false gospels made up of truth, mingled with error.

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Christ battles Satan – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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HOW DOES SATAN STEAL TRUTH?

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But is there is a special way in which the Enemy of Souls steals Bible truth, and makes it very difficult to recover these truths? Oh yes!

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And so, just how can Satan steal Bible truths, making it very difficult to recover these lost truths?

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SATAN GRABS EVERY DISCARDED TRUTH

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You see, when the so-called, “orthodoxy”, the, “majority”, the, “status-quo”, of the church-world abandons any Bible truth, and replaces it with an erroneous belief, Satan is right there to grab that discarded truth and make it his own!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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FALSE GOSPELS & “CULTS”

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And in these last days, Satan has raised up false gospels and so-called “cults”, and gives these truths to such counterfeit gospels and “cults”.

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And so now, the great majority within the Church points to these obviously false gospels, and says, “You don’t want to be like these cults, do you? But if you insist on believing such-and-such doctrine, you will be just like them: a heretic! An infidel!”

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Karla LaVey satanist – Wikimedia – GNU license

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TRUTH GIVES CREDIBILITY TO FALSE GOSPELS

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And in this way, Satan not only gives credibility to these cults by giving them some discarded Bible truth.

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But he also stigmatizes that abandoned Bible truth even more, by having these obviously false gospels cling to that abandoned Bible truth, now making that discarded Bible truth part of their own doctrinal confession!

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“YOU’LL BE JUST LIKE THEM!”

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And so, the end result of this is that it now becomes very difficult for truth-seekers to redeem that abandoned Bible truth, for fear of being called a heretic, or fanatic.

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Because now, all the so-called, “mainstream orthodoxy”, needs to do is to simply say to any inquisitive parishioners, “You don’t want to be like that heretic preacher, do you? You don’t want to be like that group, do you? After all, all the cults teach that ‘false doctrine’! And if you believe that ‘false doctrine’, you’ll be just like them!”

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THE “STRAW MAN” PLOYStraw man (or lady) - Wikipedia - Share-alike or GNU Free Documentation License

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And so, this is what society calls, “the straw man”.

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And by giving these abandoned Bible truths to the various “cults”, Satan now creates a “straw man”, and greatly stigmatizes a wonderful Bible truth, so that such truths become repugnant to mainstream Christianity.

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Straw man (or lady) – Wikipedia – Share-alike or GNU Free Documentation License

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OUR LEADERS CAUSE US TO ERR

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But what most Christians do not realize, is that it is not the so-called cults we need to fear, but mainstream Christianity. Yes, God warns us…“O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” Isaiah 3:12

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It is always been the so-called, “orthodoxy”, that has misled God’s people, as Isaiah points out.

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Whether back in Old Testament times, or in the days of the great apostasy of European churches, it was the so-called mainstream religious body which has taught the greatest errors.

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THE END OF THE CHURCHES

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And today’s churches are no exception! Listen to Paul’s prophecy concerning the last days…“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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Here is foretold a total church-wide apostasy. And in this great apostasy, sound doctrine will be replaced by false teachings, which the itching ears of the apostate parishioners love to hear.

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WARY OF MAINSTREAM CHRISTIANITY

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And so, we shouldn’t think for a moment, that just because the majority of churches believe this or that doctrine, it therefore must be true!

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No, if the majority of churches are in agreement on some debated doctrine, then we need to be extra suspicious!

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ELIJAH AND THE 450 PROPHETS

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The Bible presents a very powerful illustration of how the majority opinion can be the wrong opinion. Yes, the story of Elijah’s showdown with the 450 prophets of Baal, clearly shows how the so-called, “orthodox majority”, can indeed be, “the bad guys”.

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There stood Elijah, confronting the self-appointed leaders of God’s people. And because Israel had drifted away from the Bible and embraced a counterfeit gospel, God sent Elijah to have a showdown with those false teachers in the company of God’s people, who were standing there on Mount Carmel, witnessing this showdown.

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Well, as we all know, God put His seal of approval on Elijah, by causing fire to come down from Heaven, consuming Elijah’s sacrifice.

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Elijah and the two altars -1st Kings 18-38 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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BEST LIE MADE OF MOSTLY TRUTH

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And one great lesson to be learned from this true historical account is, that just because the majority leaders hold to this or that church-doctrine, doesn’t necessarily make it a true doctrine.

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Oh yes, the mainstream churches teach many true doctrines. But Satan knows full well, that the best lie is one that is mingled with 90% truth!

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It’s just like mouse poison, which is made of mostly healthy oatmeal!

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ETERNAL TORMENT

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And because this devotional is part of the, “Eternal Torment?” series, the church-doctrine of, “Eternal Torment”, is a prime example of how this false doctrine has become firmly embedded in mainstream Christianity!

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And because most of the so-called “cults” teach that Hell is merely “death”, it is almost impossible to convince mainstream Christians that “Eternal Torment”, is a false doctrine!

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FAITHFUL TEACHERS

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And so, today’s devotional is an expose of how Satan can and does claim Bible truth for his very own.

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And yet, there are Bible teachers out there who faithfully teach these discarded Bhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harold_Camping.jpgible truths. And as you can imagine, they take their share of ridicule from mainstream Christianity.

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And those who are indwelt by the Spirit of Truth, will listen to these faithful teachers.

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But those who are of the spirit of error will quickly reject them, without even giving them an open-minded hearing…

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Listen…“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” 1st John 4:6

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Yes, this above verse was the focus of yesterday’s devotional. And it fits very well into today’s devotional too! It reveals that those who are of the Spirit of Truth will listen to faithful teachers. But those who are of the spirit of error, will cling to their false doctrines.

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Harold Camping – Wikipedia – copyrighted, not for free use

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PRAY DAILY FOR LOVE FOR TRUTH!

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And so, it is imperative that we pray daily for a truth-seeking heart.

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Because the love of truth is the gift of God and should not be taken for granted.

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May the Lord bless His chosen people. Amen.

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TO READ PART 16, GO HERE…January (Eternal Torment? Part 16: God’s Two-Edged Sword!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me not be given to a close-minded spirit. But help me to love truth, no matter if it means I will be hated by my own brethren…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Planet of Rest: Doctrine of Eternal Torment, or you can also read this shorter article…AUGUST 19 (Apocalypse Now! Part 6: Fire & Brimstone!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ORION, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

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.Orion the Good Shepherd (5th personality of Orion)

“The LORD is my shepherd;

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I shall not want (lack).

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He maketh me to lie

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down in green pastures:

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He leadeth me beside

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the still waters…

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I will fear no evil:

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for Thou art with me;

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Thy rod and thy staff

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they comfort me….”

Psalm 23:1, 2, 4

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ORION, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

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This star-chart from Wikipedia, has Orion sketched in by the editor of this website. With the addition of a single star, Theta Geminorum (the left hand of the Castor twin of Gemini), the sickle in Orion, the Reaper’s hand (see sketch), now extends the blade, thus transforming that sickle into the hook of a shepherd’s rod and staff. And so now this little Gemini star becomes the tip of Orion’s Shepherd’s rod & staff. Thus with this additional star, Orion the Reaper Constellation now becomes the 5th personality of Orion: The Good Shepherd (sketch below right). Theta Geminorum is a class A3, 4th magnitude star, which means it is much fainter than either of the stars, Castor or Pollux. But faint as This little star may be, it nevertheless presents a giant concept, turning Orion’s sickle into a shepherd’s rod. And this is a very wonderful and beautiful Bible truth: namely, that Jesus is the Good Shepherd, as is written…

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“As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.” Ezekiel 34:12 

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And so God has placed this Starry Shepherd in the winter-night heavens to remind us of His great love for a planet which has wandered away: just like sheep that wandered to where the grass looked greener.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Orion, The Good Shepherd

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TOMORROW…

NOVEMBER 19 (Flee To The Mountain, Part 9: “Stay Thou Not On The Plain!”)

 

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END OF THE CHURCH AGE STUDIES ON AUDIO

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THE READER IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING AUDIO BIBLE STUDY BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO.

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THIS STUDY IS PART 15, CONCERNING “THE END OF THE CHURCH AGE”

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