Our Battle Against the Great Lie
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.
In the last article when I talked about the world abandoning reality, I focused primarily on John 14:6:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
I targeted the word truth or reality there, comparing that to Satan’s rejection of the truth, which has brought about the accelerated denial of truth, or reality, amongst those that have rejected Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
In this article I want to look at the phrase, “there is no truth in him,” from the portion of Scripture above.
The reason why there is no truth in him is because he rebelled against God, and through doing so, rejected Him who was truth. The consequence is that the devil ended up having to design his own version of truth, which is of course, a total lie.
In thinking in terms of the lie, we need to understand that this isn’t only someone that distorts facts in order to protect themselves or ruin someone’s reputation, and other similar practices. The lie is far more insidious than that, because it takes the truth of God and inverts it at a significant level, where those influenced by it enter into an illusory world that doesn’t exist.
This is why for a significant period of time we’ve been bombarded with the lie that there are no differences between men and women; that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle; that gays can marry and participate in that covenant institution just as men and women do; and more recently, the idea that people can simply make an assertion of what they identify as, and they believe they are transformed into whatever their imaginations conjure up.
All of this comes from the influence of Satan, which when filtered into the fallen nature of mankind, brings about numerous outcomes that are not based upon reality, which only dwells in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the truth or reality; there is no other reality outside of Him.
So, when people want to pretend they’re the opposite gender they were born as, they enter into a form of cosplay which they bizarrely think makes them something other than they were born as.
My point in bringing these things up is to understand the source of the deviant behavior of these types of people, and why they increasingly embrace ideas and ways of life that are outside of observable reality.
The main takeaway is when the devil rejected the truth that existed in Jesus Christ, he rejected reality itself, bringing about the culture of death and deception we see everywhere in the world today.
For those that may be overwhelmed and find yourselves struggling to deal with the abandonment of reality in the generation we live in, it’s easier to face and fight when understanding that first, it’s a spiritual battle we fight, and the battle is against a demented but powerful enemy that has rejected all truth, and according to Jesus Christ, has no truth in him.