Satan is mass-producing some “truths.” The problem, however, these “truths” are really lies and some believers are contemplating them as factual information. Learn the Word of God for yourself; then, for example, when Christians try to entice you to do hateful acts toward others, ask them for Scripture and verse where that’s written. If they can’t tell you, count it as one of Satan’s “truths.”
The apostle Paul was aware of the enemy’s plans to disseminate misinformation in the church of Ephesus; therefore, he sent Timothy there to defy all the false teachings. He wanted Timothy to teach the Christians to recognize when someone spoke God’s Word in error.
Too many “truths”!
Even today, there are too many “truths” circulating. For example, relativists say truth is relative that there’s no absolute truth; what a person chooses to believe is fine because it’s their truth. This kind of nonsense sounds like it’s straight off Satan’s conveyor belt. The Word of God is absolute without anything needing to be added or subtracted. But with all these “truths” floating about, how can we tell when someone, deliberately or mistakenly, speaks God’s Word in error?
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
God tells us to study and show ourselves approved. He wouldn’t tell us to do something that He doesn’t mean for us to do. Isaiah 5:20 says the day will come when we call good—evil and evil—good. Know the Word and call it as God calls it.
The enemy knows the Scriptures; however, he depends on us not knowing and, above that, not understanding the Word. Merely quoting Scriptures lack the power that understanding brings. Instead, study the Word for yourself; get a deeper understanding; learn it in context; know the why—behind what took place. Then ask the Holy Spirit for revelation on how to apply His Word to your current circumstances.
Now when the enemy throws you one of his “truths,” let your faith cut him with what God says. That’s what Jesus did when the devil tried to tempt him in the wilderness. Jesus always responded, “It is written. . .”
Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart
The more Word we understand, the better we can spot one of Satan’s mass-produced “truths.”
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