Man’s absence from the Garden of Eden led to Eve’s temptation and disobedience. (Genesis 3:1-6). As soon as Eve permitted Satan to raise a doubt about God’s Word (“Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?’), Eve entered the slippery slope of the three D’s: from DOUBT, to DISBELIEF and then DISOBEDIENCE.
We simply cannot ever allow Satan to raise doubts about the Word of God within the body of Christ, because the danger is that doubt will proceed to disbelief and disobedience. Every word of God in the Bible is a true statement of His instructions for our lives. Once we allow ourselves, or others, to believe that the Word can be challenged, changed, modified or “made better” we are entering dangerous territory!
God was pained by the fall of man in the Garden, and pained further still by the feeble attempts made by man thereafter to repair and restore the spirit within us placed there by Him at creation, and so God sent Christ to be the way back home (“the way, the truth and the life”). This is Truth and it is this Word that sets us free and brings us eternal life!
The time has never been so urgent for a call to action. Men need to stand up for Christ, embrace God’s Word in the Bible, and lead our families especially back into connection with the Holy Spirit. We all need to protect the Body of Christ in general from the influence of Satan, and the doubts created about Christ and the Word of God in our increasingly secular and anti-Christian society. We must be discerning and avoid messages that water down God’s Word, or seek to seed doubt about Christ. We need to raise up and support efforts to preach the Good News as God intended it to be heard, not as secular man wants to hear it to avoid condemnation for sin and rebellion. Most of all we need to steel ourselves from the onslaught of doubt, both internally and externally , that seeks to lead us and our families down the slippery slope of the THREE D’s away from eternal life and into death.
Stand up, stand tall, be strong…God is with you and His reward is eternal.
Have blessed day and be courageous!