Lies of the enemy: How he deceives

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The Enemy’s Greatest Weapon

Last week, we discussed the enemy of the Christian faith. He has many, many names. His primary role is to keep us from a relationship with Christ. He does one thing better than anyone else. He is absolutely the best spinner of lies! Deception is his game, and he doesn’t play fair. If you ask ten different people what lies he tells them, you’ll get ten different responses.

Over the coming weeks, I will share  major lies he’s told me in my life. I’ll  share what God’s word says on each one. If I don’t rely on Truth (AKA the Bible) to counter his lies, I walk a dark path.  I hope lessons I’ve learned the hard way may help you in your spiritual battle too.

Categories of Enemy’s Lies

I’ve discovered the lies fall into one of three categories:

  • Lies I thought about myself
  • Lies I suspected about God
  • Lies I felt about the Christian faith

Some lies I’ve felt about myself include:

  • I’m not worthy of love
  • I’m incapable of changing
  • My past sins are unforgivable
  • I’m not equipped to witness to others
  • I don’t need to confess my sins

Some lies I’ve believed about God include:

  • He lets bad things happen to me
  • God isn’t big enough
  • He doesn’t care about my daily life, only my eternal one

Some lies I’ve thought about the Christian faith include:

  • I don’t have a spiritual enemy
  • I can’t live a fulfilling life as a believer
  • I don’t need a Biblical community
  • Prayer doesn’t work

lies of the enemy, lies about myself, lies about God, lies about the Christian faith

I encourage you to keep a journal along the way. Perhaps some lies he’s told me are familiar to you. Perhaps he attacks you in different ways, but he WILL attack if you profess a faith in Christ. Knowing his lies is the first step in combatting them.

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2 Comments

  • Jennifer May 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Very poignant reminders. I’m so grateful you are doing this series!

    • AlyndaLong May 17, 2018 at 4:38 pm Reply

      Thanks so much, Jennifer! It’s been a long time coming:)

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