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Satan – the father of lies

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By Dave Henning / May 22, 2019

“We know []Satan’s] the father of lies, but he has spread too many of them and some are pretty convincing.  The alternative is pursuing truth.”- Kyle Idleman

“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 (NIV)

In Chapter 6 (“Unleashed from Lies”) of Don’t Give Up, Kyle Idleman asserts that most of us believe lies.  But, we’re not aware that they’re lies.  Otherwise, Pastor Idleman asserts, if we knew they were lies, you wouldn’t believe them.

Therefore, when you believe a lie, it changes the way you live.  Also, you need to consider the cost of buying into lies such as:

  • You’ve made too many mistakes.
  • God doesn’t really care about you.

Furthermore, when you believe such lies, you bestow them with tremendous power over you.  As a result, you find it difficult to keep going.  Perhaps you decide to give up.  In fact, this belief possesses such debilitating  and destructive power that Satan uses lies as his default method for ruining our lives.  In addition, the apostle Paul issues this warning in 2 Corinthians 2: 10-11:

“And what I have forgiven — if there was anything to forgive — I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us.  For we are not unaware of his schemes.”

Next, Pastor Idleman takes a look at some of the lies we commonly believe.  Often when someone needs encouragement to keep going and not give up, Kyle notes, they are believing a lie.  Thus, godly counsel must expose that lie and replace it with the truth.

So, in tomorrow’s blog, Kyle looks at three lies we believe countered with the truths from God that set us free.

Today’s question: What Bible verses help you stand strong against Satan, the father of lies?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Struggling with feelings of inadequacy”

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