Follow Me into Eternity

CHAPTER ONE - WHAT IS WRONG WITH A LITTLE WHITE LIE?-The Image Maker

November 25, 2020 Brad Wyrick
Follow Me into Eternity
CHAPTER ONE - WHAT IS WRONG WITH A LITTLE WHITE LIE?-The Image Maker
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Follow Me into Eternity
CHAPTER ONE - WHAT IS WRONG WITH A LITTLE WHITE LIE?-The Image Maker
Nov 25, 2020
Brad Wyrick

 LIAR-LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE

 “But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.”

(James 5:12)

VIEW: TRAILER – I AM THE IMAGE MAKER

Satan’s greatest weapon is man’s ignorance of God’s Word!  Additionally, half of the truth is the worst part of the lie. With every temptation, there is a lie involved. (1) The Prove It Lie, (2) The “For It Is Written” Lie, and (3) The Short Cut Lie. The devil deceived Eve in the garden with these lies while Jesus was victorious in the wilderness. 

The problem with half-truths is that when we believe them, we receive the consequences of that decision. Half-truths are enticing, pleasant, and more natural path to take. Satan told Eve half of God’s truth, deceiving her into partaking of the fruit of the tree. That decision resulted in the fall of man and the curses pronounced upon Satan, Adam, and Eve. Everyone today is experiencing the ramifications of their choice; each day we live on earth.

Satan later tried this deception on Jesus in the wilderness, but Jesus wisely used the WORD to overcome the temptations. Jesus replies to every lie by speaking the Word of Truth; “For it is written . . . Worship the Lord thy God” (Matthew 4:10).

The greatest and most deceptive half-truth conceived by man is that “ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD.” This eternally destructive lie states that since God is love, and you are a good person, God will never send you to hell. The whole and complete truth are that all roads do lead to God but for distinct reasons and different ends: believers for their rewards and non-believers for judgment.

I think Alice-in-Wonderland said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” I am sure she was referring to the rabbit hole roads in her fairy tale. Maybe this is what people are miss quoting when they say, “All roads lead to Heaven.”  It is vital to understand what happens with this kind of Half-Truth-Thinking.

Indeed, God does not send anyone to hell. We alone choose between heaven or hell according to our belief in or rejection of Jesus Christ. Those who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior will receive eternal life. Those who deny Christ will, by that decision alone, will separate themselves from God for all eternity. Free choice can either be a gift or a curse.

When tempted, there is a lie involved, and we must use the Word of God to overcome Satan. THE PROVE IT LIE, THE “FOR IT IS WRITTEN” LIE, and THE SHORT CUT LIE. Eve had the misfortune of being deceived by these lies. On the other hand, they were unsuccessful with Jesus in the wilderness.

These lies are temptations familiar to us all. We will face them for the rest of our lives.  There is no escape other than through Jesus.  Spiritual maturity only causes Satan to increase pressure. The devil attacks us in all areas of our life, trying to deceive us and draw us away from our walk with God. The Word of God helps us to overcome the things of this world.

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Show Notes

 LIAR-LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE

 “But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.”

(James 5:12)

VIEW: TRAILER – I AM THE IMAGE MAKER

Satan’s greatest weapon is man’s ignorance of God’s Word!  Additionally, half of the truth is the worst part of the lie. With every temptation, there is a lie involved. (1) The Prove It Lie, (2) The “For It Is Written” Lie, and (3) The Short Cut Lie. The devil deceived Eve in the garden with these lies while Jesus was victorious in the wilderness. 

The problem with half-truths is that when we believe them, we receive the consequences of that decision. Half-truths are enticing, pleasant, and more natural path to take. Satan told Eve half of God’s truth, deceiving her into partaking of the fruit of the tree. That decision resulted in the fall of man and the curses pronounced upon Satan, Adam, and Eve. Everyone today is experiencing the ramifications of their choice; each day we live on earth.

Satan later tried this deception on Jesus in the wilderness, but Jesus wisely used the WORD to overcome the temptations. Jesus replies to every lie by speaking the Word of Truth; “For it is written . . . Worship the Lord thy God” (Matthew 4:10).

The greatest and most deceptive half-truth conceived by man is that “ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD.” This eternally destructive lie states that since God is love, and you are a good person, God will never send you to hell. The whole and complete truth are that all roads do lead to God but for distinct reasons and different ends: believers for their rewards and non-believers for judgment.

I think Alice-in-Wonderland said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” I am sure she was referring to the rabbit hole roads in her fairy tale. Maybe this is what people are miss quoting when they say, “All roads lead to Heaven.”  It is vital to understand what happens with this kind of Half-Truth-Thinking.

Indeed, God does not send anyone to hell. We alone choose between heaven or hell according to our belief in or rejection of Jesus Christ. Those who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior will receive eternal life. Those who deny Christ will, by that decision alone, will separate themselves from God for all eternity. Free choice can either be a gift or a curse.

When tempted, there is a lie involved, and we must use the Word of God to overcome Satan. THE PROVE IT LIE, THE “FOR IT IS WRITTEN” LIE, and THE SHORT CUT LIE. Eve had the misfortune of being deceived by these lies. On the other hand, they were unsuccessful with Jesus in the wilderness.

These lies are temptations familiar to us all. We will face them for the rest of our lives.  There is no escape other than through Jesus.  Spiritual maturity only causes Satan to increase pressure. The devil attacks us in all areas of our life, trying to deceive us and draw us away from our walk with God. The Word of God helps us to overcome the things of this world.

AUDIBLE BOOKS BY BRAD WYRICK

AUTHOR PAGE AMAZON



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