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Disguised and Christianized: On Deception

Jul 5, 2008
Did the sunrise chase away starry dreams? Was it a day like today? From mountain summits to valley floors, surely all creation joined nature's refrain as the Almighty's chorus sprang to life. This voiceless chorus sang utopian strains of heavenly rhapsody while lambs and lions feasted on spring leaves.

Not a harsh word or even a weed polluted this pristine paradise. Did the nightingale's breezy chorus awaken our first parents? Possibly their eyes opened at the gentle nudge of a peaceable beast. They rose, they laughed and innocence reigned. Then mutiny. Treason!

By sunset the songbird's strain shed its rapture, even the grass wore gloomy hues. Whispers and gasps, sobs and groans pushed through swaying fields pursuing relief, but finding none. Dispirited waters lay quiet below crimson skies as the back of God's creation buckled under the burden of sedition's abomination. Confusion grabbed repose, brutes roared and consciences begged for clothes. Offering treason no reward, with angels and blazing swords God promised to end sin's discord.

If laments ran like mountain streams and dirges outstretched the skies surely this day saw both. Did Eve forget the edict of her Sovereign? Did Adam ponder the outcome of his crime? What went wrong? They spoke with the Almighty each day!Their minds were focused and their bodies unimpaired. They wrestled with only one temptation. One! What was their defense? What was their rationale?

Did our ancestors question the integrity of their Creator's plain warning; "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" (Gen 2:17)? Did they think that somehow they could annul the edict of the Almighty, or that He would change His divine mind? Perhaps they hoped for a heavenly case of amnesia.

What insanity ruled the reason of the ancient pair? Reader, like a mind-bending headlock, "You will not surely die" locked its grip on the flawless minds of paradise. Now, if Satan's lie fooled our pre-fall parents who basked in daily fellowship with their Maker, only our holy Father knows the multiplied possibility of our deception.

Bear in mind, nothing changes the devil's lie into God's truth. Nothing! Just as nothing can make one plus two equal four, nothing makes, "You won't die," a statement of truth when promised to anyone, professing believer or not, who continues in sin. Gentle reader, be warned, though popular but grossly deceived contemporary, evangelical teachers Christianize and disguise Satan's lie, "Ye shall not surely die," remains hell's drug tragically dumbing the minds and closing the eyes of men!
About the Author
For a detailed consideration of deception inside of the Christian church read Daniel LaLond's book The Lying Promise. The book addresses Satan's garden lie skillfully sprinkled into the Christian gospel.
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