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Gerard de VosCreated by Gerard de Vos
on 10-11-2006
Category: Bible related
Lies that reveal the Truth

Is it possible that the Bible is true when it says “that the whole world is under the control of the evil one” (1 John 5:19) and that the evil one is “the prince of this world” (John 16:11 & 12:31)? How can we test these statements? We know that God has a message of salvation in the Bible for the whole world. We also know that this message is opposed by a spiritual being, “that ancient serpent (from the garden of Eden), the devil or Satan who leads the whole world astray” (Rev 12:9).

One of the strategies that the devil uses to try to hide his evil, spiritual presence as the prince of this world is to try to convince people that the story of Adam and Eve is only a myth. But that story contains the truth that caused society to be ruled by the devil. God gave Adam the freedom to choose between obeying Him or the devil (Gen 1-3). By choosing to obey the devil, the mandate God gave him to rule over the world, was transferred to the devil.

Thus, according to the Bible, the world is controlled by an evil spirit who opposes God’s plan. If the Bible is the truth, we should surely see it, because the Bible has to do with practical life.

1.God’s plan of salvation for man is found in the Bible. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (Joh 3:16-17).

2.The devil opposes this message of salvation, which means he will oppose the Bible.
There is a continual barrage of criticism against the Bible, marked at times by outright persecution. Even now we have a lot of books on the market against the Bible. The only reason one can justify that is by accepting the hypothesis that the devil is in control of society and he is the mastermind behind the Bible Bashing campaign.

3.Evolution, dressed as science, is regarded as fact, without one shred of evidence. It’s main function is still to oppose the Genesis account of creation, found in Gen 1-3.

4.We have many liberal theologians doing their best to debunk any faith in the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.

5.We can see many instances of irrational opposition to the Bible, in films, books, songs, art, et cetera.

6.The Bible is ancient The last book of the Bible was written at least 1900 years ago. By comparing it with other books that are as old, the Bible should be out of date, irrelevant and found in a museum. Yet it is still the world’s best seller and read by millions of people.

The conclusion we come to, considering the long ages of war against the Bible, is that only a supernatural being can orchestrate it. How can a human in 200 AD oppose the message of the Bible, and see to it that someone keeps up with it right up to 2006? It is the only book in the history of mankind that has been accorded this perpetual scorn and abuse, excluding those who are eternally glad for the message of the Bible.

The next time you see some anti-Bible, anti-God book, film, song, or act advertised, rejoice and pray. Do not accuse. Jesus never taught us to accuse people. He was also surrounded by hostile Romans. And know that you are seeing proof that the Bible really is the eternal Word of God.

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"But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinth 1:27