The Ancient Lie

She fell for it. It was not true. It was not possible, but she was beguiled and believed the lie. …

She fell for it. It was not true. It was not possible, but she was beguiled and believed the lie. Every generation has been suffering for her crime ever since. O Eve! She spread the lie, the deception–Adam joined her in the transgression. What woeful regret befell our primitive parents! O the deceitfulness of sin!

Satan’s mission was accomplished that fateful day by first alienating the hearts of Adam and Eve from God.

A seed of unbelief was planted. “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” “After all,” the foe insinuated, “was not God withholding good from them to serve His own interests?” For the first time, man had hard thoughts of God.

Consequently, in the mind of man, God was diminished, and, in the vain mind of man, he himself became exalted, imagining that he could be a god.

Since then, degenerate man has chafed against submission to their Creator. The god of this world having blinded their MINDS, man is his own sufficiency. See him building a tower to reach unto heaven. See him as “creator” chiselling gods out of wood and stonegods of his own imagination; mute and dumb gods which he could control.

The apostle Paul, a personal witness of such, so aptly describes this folly and absurdity in his letter to the Romans:

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things… Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Romans 1:21-25

Fools indeed, who imagine themselves wise by crafting gods with their own human hands! All because “they did not like to retain God in their knowledge.” Therefore, gods they would have of their own making; religion they would have, no matter how powerless. How many generations bore the curse of such man-made gods–gods with carnal attributes; gods who could not see–just as the men who imagined them. O the pride of man!

The consequent fruit of such folly is the hurt and dishonour of man. “God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” That which comes from the deceitful heart of fallen man is desperately wicked. Read Romans 1:24-28 to see the Holy Ghost commentary of what man has accomplished without God– the hurt of which has been expressed through the ages in the groans of the oppressed and heavy-laden.

The Ancient Lie
How true the proverb: “There is nothing new under the sun.” Satan, a murderer from the beginning and the father of lies (John 8:44), is still employing the same ancient lie–”Ye shall be as gods.”

Never more evident than in our day, as we have a veritable breeding ground for more lower-case gods than ever. As prophesied by the apostle Paul, the times are perilous. Why? Because “men shall be lovers of their own selves.” Rebellious man is more than happy to live by his own self-devised laws, to decide the measure of his own morality, to have or have not his own spirituality.

Man has reached the height of “his glory,” and it is under-whelming-humanism at its best. Yet, with their backs to God and snuffing at His laws, man marches on, hell-bent to his own destruction.

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward…Ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores.

Isaiah 1:4-6

While proud, haughty man is now super-excelling in folly, madness has overtaken the land, and this, because they will not have the God of heaven to rule over them.

Playing God
See this mob with blinded minds staggering as drunken sots in the darkness. The unthinkable prevails, imagining that a man can be a woman, and a woman can be a man. Intent on “going against nature,” they are ensnaring many a victim with such vile propaganda. Can you hear their groaning?

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” indeed. Living in the dark la-la land of witless dreamers, there is a wave of excitement that they now are on the verge of upgrading humans to gods. Merge the human body with modern technology and, voila! making a god has never been easier. Is not this the height of humanism? See them weary themselves chasing the wind.

One of this zany number, Yuval Noah Harari, a World Economic Forum advisor, hailed as a philosopher and an intellect, stated: “History began when humans invented god, and it will end when humans become gods.” “A hundred years from now it is quite likely that humans will disappear, and the earth will be populated by very different beings like cyborgs and A.I. [artificial intelligence],” He asserted that it is difficult to predict “what kind of emotional or mental life such entities will have.”

Harari has sold 20 million books, so it seems there is a lot of interest in becoming gods. May a book-burning be pending!

Another blinded dreamer, Klaus Schwab, in his book The Fourth Industrial Revolution, plans for a revolution “different in scale, scope, and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital, and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries, and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.”

And, recent breaking news – scientists are hopeful they can create human embryos for organ harvesting after a breakthrough with mice.

Playing God; ever playing God.

Toxic Religion
Added to this mix, we have the damage done by the two-horned Protestant beast that speaks as the dragon (Rev. 13:11). Having permeated the atmosphere with its neo-polytheism, you can choose a Jesus of your own liking, complete with your preferred doctrine, and, of course, a church of your choice. Do not judge. To each his own–are we not as gods?

This beast tricks even sincere souls into serving the god of their own imagination, little realizing they are “on a way that seems right but” ends in death (Proverbs 14:12).

What a great travesty! What religious confusion! What woeful mockery and powerless misrepresentation of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ! Pure religion is made odious to reasonable people by men who would build their own tower to heaven.

God Is Not Mocked
Mr. Harari actually believes that: “Today [homo sapiens] stand on the verge of becoming a god, poised to acquire not only eternal youth, but also the divine abilities of creation and destruction.” Can you hear God laughing as He whets His sword and bends His bow (Psalm 7:12)?

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked”! Nor is He asleep or winking at the machinations of man. Be forewarned, all lovers of self who will not have God to reign over them. God has a prophetic surprise ahead for you. Read of it in Revelation 20:9b. When God makes bare His arm, He will scatter the proud in the imagination of their hearts and put down the mighty from their seats (Luke 1:51-52).

“Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men.” Psalm 9:20.

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