In the Garden of Eden, Satan hissed a lie at Eve so big, so bold, so manifestly contrary to truth – and he was just doing his job. To change the truth of God into a lie in the minds of men. To put good for evil and evil for good. To do and say and promote any idea he can to draw the mind away from the truth of God – and to make the truth of God seem untrue, hackneyed, antiquated. His devices, in so doing, are many – although good old fashioned repetition is perhaps his chief strategy. William James summed up the strategy of introducing an idea that eventually becomes embraced as truth thusly – “There’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.” Satan has successfully introduced lies against God in the minds of men that are so big, so brash, so wildly without the merit of reason, and have become embraced, in this modern zeitgeist of rampant sin and corruption, as absolute truth, caused a shroud, a death mask, so to speak, to be pulled over the face and eyes of this evil world’s men. Those alive on this earth today literally swim in a vast ocean of lies. Let us now examine 4 of the biggest such lies.
Lie number 1 – Evolution – here’s a popular online introductory description of this embraced lie: All life on Earth is descended from a last universal ancestor that lived approximately 3.8 billion years ago. Repeated speciation and the divergence of life can be inferred from shared sets of biochemical and morphological traits, or by shared DNA sequences. These homologous traits and sequences are more similar among species that share a more recent common ancestor, and can be used to reconstruct evolutionary histories, using both existing species and the fossil record. Existing patterns of biodiversity have been shaped both by speciation and by extinction.
This, friends, is one of the largest loads of heeba schkeeba ever to roll down the tracks. This evolved from this – and while everything in between is gone, both this and this still exist – but this, like all other species of plants and animals, ‘evolved’ or descended over time from a ‘last universal ancestor’. So all life ultimately comes from one source. No infinite regress problems here – nothing to see here, you bunch of looky loos. It’s all swept neatly under the rug. And why? Because you can’t get rid of God in the moral realm until you get rid of God in the physical realm.
Consider the scripture: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Lie number2 – Abortion is a choice. Worldlings will use words like ‘fetus’, ‘tissue’, etc. Trying to do anything they can to impersonalize and sterilize one of the most grievous sins imaginable – that of murder. And why? Because they don’t want impediments to sin – they want to be able to sin freely without bearing any consequences – specifically fornication and adultery. Again, getting God out of the moral realm requires reducing his role or authority in the physical. Did you know that the heartbeat of a baby, with current medical technology, can be detected at 18 days after conception and carries blood throughout a closed circulatory system by 21 days? And that’s just what we can see now. Consider the scripture: Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself. Every time an abortion is performed, a murder is committed. The doctor, the nurse, the woman, the man, the parents, friends or family, who gave counsel plus any organizations who promote and enable abortion are all guilty of conspiring to commit murder.
Lie number 3 – It’s okay to be gay. It’s no more okay to be gay than I am Aretha Franklin. If this lie gets repeated enough, though, it becomes true in the minds of worldy men. Consider the scripture: Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind – it is abomination. Homosexuality and other brands of sexual perversion were the reason for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah – and that destruction is set forth for an example to every other culture that would embrace that filthy sin as acceptable. That vile sin has even been referred to as sodomy for centuries. It’s not okay to be gay – it never was okay and it never will be.
Lie number 4 – God loves everybody. Just in case men can’t completely rid the world of the notion of a creating God or a God who exercizes moral authority over men, then they must also rely on a sappy, sentimentalist view of God, to slap a salve on their consciences concerning their moral folly – which is wholly unsupported by the scripture. Listen to this – the truth is that God hates the vast majority of mankind – his hatred being so far from that base, human passion of hatred that you or I might feel – it is a perfect, devine attribute of God Almighty wherein He has expressed a fixed determination to punish the wicked in hell for their sins. Period. There is a heaven, there is a hell, and there is a consequence for sin –
In all these lies, you are not only being marketed to by His majesty the devil, but you are also being pickled in your sin by God. Consider the scripture: 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:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2Thes 2:10-12)
The men of this evil world swim in this vast ocean of lies all day, every day. These delusions, or lies, that pepper your consciousness with unrighteousness, are a result of your rejection of the notion of God’s authority over you – your absolute duty to obey Him in thanksgiving and gratitude for creating you – giving you a life in the first place. It is the pinnacle of ingratitude and thanklessness to spend the existence that God has given each one of you rebelling specifically against his commandments, and hell awaits all who do. We are specifically obliged to humbly warn you of this sobering proposition, and to call you to repent and obey the God who made you. And so we do. Amen.