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.”
The devil isn’t against religion. In fact, he uses religion to damn and doom souls. The first temptation in the Garden of Eden was not for Eve to be ungodly but to be more godly. He said, “Do this and you’ll be like God.” It wasn’t a temptation to fall down, away from God; it was a temptation to step up, toward God—but with one catch: do it the devil’s way.
The devil is the master liar of all liars, and the best lies sound the most like the truth. Every good lie has some truth in it. If it didn’t, we’d reject it out of hand. So the devil takes a lie and cloaks it in enough truth that we’ll take the bait. Satan’s lies have just enough worm curled around the sharp hook of deception that we say, “Okay, I’ll bite.”
Proverbs 4:23 tells you to guard your mind. Keep it with all diligence. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God (1 John 4:1). Hell is having a holiday as we draw closer to the end of the age. God will never deceive you. Jesus said, “I am the way, THE TRUTH and the life” (John 14:6).
Pastor William Del Casale