The conundrum is that in his pride he desires to take the place of God and be worshipped, which brings him out of hiding and into the spotlight. Occasionally we get a glimpse of that in the Scriptures. (Isaiah 14:12-15, Ezekiel 28:17, Mtt.4:9)
Because he is hideous, he must disguise himself. So he disguises himself as an angel of light in order to deceive mankind. The result is that there are numerous cults, perversions, and false religions. His evil nature cannot hide for long, however, and when he over reaches, as he always does, God deals with him. Sooner or later, perhaps too late, people realize that they have been deceived by his schemes. But by then it may be eternally too late! If a person does not realize their sin and repent before they die, they will be condemned forever.
God is so different from that. He offers love, forgiveness of sins, and acceptance into His kingdom. He has done everything possible to save us from sin, and the eternal consequences of sin, by paying the ultimate price. Jesus came to this earth from heaven, became the ultimate God/Man, and died the most horrific death to pay for our sins. Then Jesus rose from the grave, victorious over sin, death, and the grave. He is the only way of salvation. He did all that so that you may have the choice to be saved, or not to be saved. Won’t you trust this loving God today?
- Dr. Darryl -