2 “Be Not Deceived” Two Great Lies About Influence: 1 Cor 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.Two Great Lies About Influence:I will not be influenced by the people or things that surround me.I am not accountable if I am influenced by others to sin.
3 “Be Not Deceived”1 Cor 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
4 “Be Not Deceived”Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.We can deceive others and ourselves, but God is never fooled.
5 Four Lies In Genesis 3 Gen. 3:1-6 The first lie is from the serpent He approaches woman: easier, alone, near the tree (Rom. 13:14)Does she know God’s law (Gen. 3:1)If she knows, how does she feel about itSmall changes in Eve’s version indicate she did not appreciate God (Matt. 26:73)
6 What Small Changes Reveal What God Actually SaidWhat Eve Said God SaidGen 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.Gen 3:2-3 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
7 Temptation Grows When we do not appreciate blessings When we get vague about sinningWhen God is viewed as an obstacle to our having funWhen we exaggerate restrictionsWhen we doubt the penalty will come
8 The First Lie In Genesis 3 Ye shall not surely die (Gen. 3:4-6)He removes the penalty for disobedienceHe questions God’s motives in the commandHe provides positive incentive to disobeyEve gives into the influence, persuades Adam, and they become corrupted (I Cor. 15:33)
9 Greatest Lies Are The Ones We Tell Ourselves We can remedy the problem (Gen. 3:7)The fig leaf aprons did not cover their sin nor their flesh (Gen. 3:21)Perhaps first animal sacrifice for sinWe make our own fig leaf contraptions for removing the symptoms of sin (reinvent God, redefine sin, erase concept of hell…)
10 Greatest Lies Are The Ones We Tell Ourselves We can hide from God (Gen. 3:8-11)We push guilt away from our mindsWe stay so busy we can’t face our fearsWe distract ourselves with recreationGal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
11 Greatest Lies Are The Ones We Tell Ourselves It is not my fault (Gen. 3:12)Adam blamed the woman (protector?)Adam blamed God for making herAnd the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.I DID EAT!
12 “Be Not Deceived” Eve blames the serpent Gen. 3:13 God curses each in turn Gen. 3:14-19Curses remind us at birth, life, and death1 Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: