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If You Met Satan, Would You Recognize Him?
Satan is described as the most beautiful angel (Ezekiel 28:12-15). Satan and demons are fallen angels, and that means they are spirits. But they can manefest a physical appearance, and in presenting himself to us, Satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). Satan is also described as the father of lies (John 8:44). He is a deceiver and is described as prowling "like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." (1 Peter 5:8) So we know he is aggresive and wants to "devour" people, which we take to mean, in part, to trap them in unrepentant sin and death.
Satan is often pictured as either a cartoonish red being with horns and a pitchfork, or as a dark and and sinister being, sometimes with wings. Both are unrealistic caricatures.
We also know Satan is not God. He can only be in one place at a time. And he is not omniscient. However, he is very intelligent and he has 6,000 years of experience deceiving humans.
The truth is we are very easy to deceive. An example I use is Derren Brown (search for him on YouTube). He is a stage performer who is a mentalist, and he readily admits that he does not have special powers. What he does have is knowledge of human nature and how to manipulate people. He can plant a thought in your mind, and then make you think he is reading your mind. He can manipulate you to do things, that you decide to do of your own free will. If a human man can do this, we don't stand a chance against Satan (on our own).
If I had to describe Satan, I'd say he is the best liar and con-man who has ever existed. He is probably charming, and appears very honest, as he deceives you into believing his lies. And without Jesus Christ, you'll never know it. That's why unbelievers are called children of the devil.
The Big Lie
All of this is important beause we are in a spiritual battle. The battle is centered on Jesus Christ and Satan's main weapons are lies. In this spiritual battle, how can we tell we are falling for one of Satan's lies? If it is leading us away from Jesus, then it is a lie. Evolution is the biggest lie Satan has going. How do we know it is a lie? Put it to the test. Does belief in evolution bring us closer to Jesus Christ, or lead us away from Jesus Christ? Answer: evolution replaces God with random chance (random mutations). It is leading you away from God and Jesus.
How does God say everyone knows He is real? It's in Romans 1:20 --
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Also Psalm 19: "The heavens declare the glory of God."
Everyone knows there is a God through His creation. God makes it clear. Just by looking at creation everyone knows there is a God. They are WITHOUT EXCUSE.
What does believing in evolution do? Removes God as creator. If you believe in evolution, what do you see when you look at creation? Nothing. Just random chance operating over billions of years. Evolution is Satan's BIG LIE. Don't fall for it.
For more information about Satan:
What does Satan look like? (GQ Article)
Satan: What Is He Like? (MacArthur Sermon - Audio Available)
Who is Satan? Who is the devil? (GQ Article).
THE WIDE OR
Most people choose the wide road. It's the way everyone else is going. It's wide and it's an easy road, so it must be the right road. But it's the wrong way!
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. - Matthew 7:13
The wide road, and wide gate is our choice based what feels good. But our feelings (our heart) are deceptive.
The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; - Jeremiah 17:9
Christianity... meaning belief in Jesus Christ... is not a blind faith driven by emotions. It is an informed faith, based on historical facts and truth.
The truth is that we are law breakers (sinners) in need of a Savior from the just wrath of God. That Savior is Jesus Christ.
Trusting Jesus is not the easy way. It is the narrow road, through a narrow gate, and it can be difficult at times. But it is the right way to go. And it is the only way to have eternal life in Christ Jesus.
Trust Jesus. Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. - Acts 16:31