That Old Ancient Lie

That Old Ancient Lie

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 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.” Genesis 3:4-5 KJV

Throughout history people have opposed God. Men have been obsessed with becoming or believing they are gods themselves. This comes from that old ancient lie you just read the Devil told the first humans Adam and Eve. Despite God’s dire warning not to eat from a certain tree they listened to Satan and did it anyway. (Genesis 2:16-17) Things didn’t go well for them after that, and it won’t for the many who buy into Satan’s lies today. (Matthew 7:13-14)

“Ye shall be as gods,” the devil told them. But of course there was one condition: they must break God’s one and only law he gave them in order to achieve their godhood. How sad Adam and Eve must have felt when they saw they had been duped by the serpent. How miserable they were when they saw there was no way to get back what they had lost. They lost their close relationship with God their creator. Their whole world was turned upside down. Everything was once easy. Now it was hard. They were exiled from their beautiful paradise home in Eden. One of their children brutally murdered the other. They also lost their lives. Things got worse too for all of their children; the many generations that would come after them, the entire human race!

“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned.” Romans 5:12 NIV


That old ancient lie is still circulating: “Ye shall not surely die.” The lie that you can live forever apart from Almighty God is still being told. “Ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened,” is still widespread. If you partake of this or that you will be able to see with your eyes of understanding, you will have superior knowledge, you will become more aware, more enlightened. Sounds familiar? And let’s not forget the ultimate superpower: “Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Wow, I will be a god! I’m my own boss! No one can tell me what’s good or bad, right or wrong. I already know this because I am a god! Do you see how much that old ancient lie has permeated our society today?


“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7-9 KJV

It’s interesting how when people love something so much they bring it close to them. People have loved the Devil’s lies so much they now have the privilege of living with the father of all lies. (John 8:44) Yes, Satan and his angelic followers were evicted; kicked out of heaven, and are now on earth. That’s why our world is so messed up:

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12:12 KJV

In keeping with his character the Devil is deceiving (lying to) the whole world. And he’s using that same old ancient lie he used before: ‘You can be a god.’ You can become much more enlightened (illuminated). Know for yourself what is good and evil, right and wrong. And achieving eternal life is possible. All of this can be yours without the help of the one they call God, or Jesus Christ. In fact you must break their laws (the same thing he told Eve and Adam) in order to achieve your godhood. Satan’s lie sounds a lot like what we call metaphysics. And it has been interwoven into science, religion, education, entertainment, etcetera.

This lie the Devil tells is killing many, just as it killed Adam and Eve. No wonder Jesus calls the Devil a murderer, and the father of lies. (John 8:44) He has really made it attractive in these last days. With the help of his human minions (many of whom are so misled) he’s got people believing all they have to do is change or rewrite their genetic code (DNA) then they can live forever. “Ye shall not surely die,” Satan says through them just as he spoke through a serpent in Eden. Adam and Eve found out the hard way he lied to them. Many will find out they too have been duped. There are certain things that cannot be achieved apart from God. There is only one way to receive eternal life. Of course Satan does not want you to know this way. Hence he has done and is doing everything in his power to make that way seem unattractive and will keep feeding you counterfeit lies. Reject them! Learn the truth about who God is and accept His one and only way to eternity:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV

Jesus said:

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV

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