DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020

We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.—1 John 5:19.

Really, who is shocked, then, that Satan and his demons have been influencing humanity to “speak lies.” (1 Tim. 4:1-2) Religious leaders who lie, mislead, and twist the Scriptures are particularly depraved and liable because they threaten the future life hope of those who accept their lies. If a Christian accepts false teaching and then says or lives his or her life in such a way that is actually condemned by God, it can result in his or her eternal life being lost. 

NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING: Who Are the Children of God?

In the Garden of Eden, Satan declared that the solution to real freedom is independence from God. What a wicked and atrocious lie that has proved to be! Really, the more humans have ignored the moral and spiritual limits set by God, the more humanity as a whole has suffered. This worsening situation also affects us as Christians. Nevertheless, we have the hope that “the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God..” (Rom. 8:21)