Re: Biblical Methodology/Capabilities of Satan
Originally Posted by ant0ine
“You sprang from the devil, your real father, and you want to practice your father’s wishes. He was a murderer from the very start, and he does not stand by the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks out of his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.” (Joh 8:44 Williams)
“Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (Joh 8:44 AV-KJV 1769)
False teaching can also come from bad examples of religious leaders. In John 8 Jesus Christ pointed out that the Pharisees (one of the parties of Jewish religious leaders) were acting on behalf of Satan (by being bad examples to the people).
If Satan can get us to listen to and accept enough lies, and to follow the wrong examples, he can get us do what he wants rather than obey God.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.