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1 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/206 1

2 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Cor. 2:11 (NKJV) lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Cor. 2:11 (NKJV) lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

3 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Cor. 11:3 (NKJV) But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Cor. 11:3 (NKJV) But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

4 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Cor. 11:14 (NKJV) And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 2 Cor. 11:14 (NKJV) And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

5 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/206 5  Satan Works Through Intermediate Means  Satan Attempts To Cast Doubt Upon God’s Word  Satan Misuses God’s Word  Satan Impugns The Character & Motives of God  Satan Appeals To The “Here & Now!”

6 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/206 6  Through the “cunning” serpent – (Gen. 3:1)  Through a lying “man of God” – 1 Kings 13:11-24  Through enemies & trials – Neh 6:1-14; 2Chr. 32:1-21; Job  Through friends – Job; Prov 13:20  Religious leaders & prophets – Jer 23:16,17; 36

7 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/206 7  Satan has “serpents” working for him today!! – 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1  Teachers claiming to be “ministers of righteousness” – 2 Cor. 11:13-15  Using SMOOTH & flattering speech – Rom 16:18  Wolves in sheep’s clothing – Mat 7:15

8 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/206 8  Satan has “serpents” working for him today!! – 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1  Satan uses our families, friends & enemies to discourage and tempt us!! – Mat 10:34-39; Acts 8:1-4; 26:9-11;  Satan uses television – radio - music – the internet – books – etc.... Gal 6:7-9

9 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/206 9  “Has God indeed said”... “You shall NOT surely die” – (Gen 3:1,4)  Israel doubted God’s promises - Num. 13,14  Achan doubted God’s word – Josh 6:18; 7:10-26;  Jews in NT often doubted God’s word – Acts 13:42-46

10 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Satan is working hard today to generate doubt in God’s word –  Evolution – Humanism  Gnosticism –  Post Modernism  Denominationalism – (Jn 20:31)  Hypocrisy – (Rom. 2:17-24) ILoveJesus

11 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Genesis 3:1,4 (NKJV) [1] Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"... [4] Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.

12 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Satan tested Eve’s knowledge of God’s word –  Satan tried to twist God’s word – isolating one statement against another (compare Gen 3:1 with 2:16)  Satan added ONE word to God’s words – “NOT” – 3:4

13 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Ignorance of God’s word makes Satan’s work easy – Hos 4:6; Eph 5:17; 2 Pet 3:17  Satan continues to twist God’s word – Acts 13:10; Gal. 1:6-9; 2 Peter 2:1-3  Incomplete evidence -  Failure to harmonize –  Eisegesis NOT exegesis!

14 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Ignorance of God’s word makes Satan’s work easy – Hos 4:6; Eph 5:17; 2 Pet 3:17  Satan continues to twist God’s word – Acts 13:10; Gal. 1:6-9; 2 Peter 2:1-3  To add “one word” to the word of God changes the truth into a lie!! – Prov. 30:6; 1 Cor 4:6; Rev 22:18

15 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  “Let God be true and every man a liar...” – Rom 3:4  Sin??  Jesus??  Salvation??  The church??  Eschatology??

16 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Genesis 3:5 (NKJV) For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

17 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Satan is telling Eve...  “God doesn’t want what is really in your best interest!”  “God is holding you back”  “You can achieve so much more by listening to me”

18 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Satan Impugns God’s Character & Motives:  Through Humanism!  Through Postmodernism!  Through Calvinism!  Through Premillennialism!

19 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Genesis 3:6 (NKJV) So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

20 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ John 2:15-17 (NKJV) Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. [16] For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world.

21 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Satan appeals to:  Selfishness! (sex, money, power)  Immediate gratification!  The path of ease & shortcuts!  Dissatisfaction!  Human wisdom!  Pride!  Deception! (Gal. 6:7-9)

22 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Satan works By:  The influence of evil people  Getting People Hooked On "The Things Of The World"  Hypocrisy  Division  Blinding The Minds Of People  Persecuting Those Who Try To Do Right

23 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Satan CAN Be Resisted:  By growing in the knowledge of our Lord - 2 Peter 3:17,18  By adding to our faith – 2 Peter 1:5-10  By walking according to the spirit – Rom 8:1-14  By putting on the armor God has provided – Eph 6:10-18  By submitting to God – James 4:7

24 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/  Satan Attempts To Cast Doubt Upon God’s Word  Satan Misuses God’s Word  Satan Impugns The Character & Motives of God  Satan Appeals To The “Here & Now!”

25 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Cor. 11:14 (NKJV) And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 2 Cor. 11:14 (NKJV) And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

26 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Cor. 11:3 (NKJV) But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Cor. 11:3 (NKJV) But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

27 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ - 10/22/ Cor. 2:11 (NKJV) lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Cor. 2:11 (NKJV) lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. James 4:7 (NKJV) Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NKJV) Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

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