And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.- Acts 17:11-12 NLT
The Bible is the FINAL WORD! Do you TEST what others tell you, what the WORLD SELLS YOU against the TRUTH OF THE BIBLE? We must know the WORD of GOD, so that we can DISCERN the TRUTH from the LIES of the WORLD. SATAN is the most powerful creature ever made! He is more powerful than even the Arch-Angels Michael and Gabriel. In the book of Daniel, we learn the power of the original ‘shiny one’. Daniel has a vision of an angel, this angel, named Gabriel in Daniel 8:16 and 9:21, tells Daniel that he was “resisted” by a demon called “the prince of Persia” until the archangel Michael came to his assistance (Daniel 10:13). So we learn from Daniel that angels and demons fight spiritual battles over the souls of men and nations, and that the demons resist angels and try to prevent them from doing God’s bidding.
Leader, the devil TWISTS the truth to CONFUSE us and move us away from the WILL and GLORY of GOD! He did it in the Garden with Adam and Eve, see Genesis 3, and he’s been doing it ever since! 1 Peter 5:8 warns us; Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Speaking to a group of Jews, Jesus says, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. (2 Cor 11:13-15)
Conduit, John 10:10 tells us the antidote to the DEVILS LIES: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. In Paul’s first Epistle ever written, Galatians, Paul addresses the main ABOMINATION TO GOD- FALSE TEACHING: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. (Gal 1:6-9) How many FALSE religions say, “An angel came to…and told us NEW information…apart from the BIBLE”. The BIBLE says it is an ANATHEMA -to believe the LIES of SATAN! THE BIBLE ALONE, is the WORD OF GOD! All other so called, ‘HOLY BOOKS’ are a LIE, a TWISTING- a PERVERTION of the TRUTH. Remember it is ONLY THE TRUTH that shall set you free! Know the TRUTH and meditate on it daily! How else will you know the LIES of the DEVIL?