The Battle Against Deceit

Satan is such a master of deceit. He lies, he entices, and then he destroys lives with demonic delight. History’s trenches are littered with the carnage of his refuse, pure souls tainted by his touch, destined for damnation.

One of the more deadly weapons in his arsenal is the lie of anonymity. The idea that one will not get caught is especially enticing in today’s high tech society. Rights of privacy, like propaganda pamphlets, bestrew the battle field on the home front; the family has become a proving ground for covert campaigns against the soul. Not only does the devil destroy the “adult” viewer, but when mom and dad turn their heads, he corrupts the children, too.

The cable TV, the satellite dish and the world-wide-web all offer themselves up in secret service to Satan. The argument against their intrinsic wrongness is being dramatically weakened as saints and sinners alike, groping for forbidden fruit under the cloak of darkness, grasp the sting of death eternal. This false sense of security always succumbs to revelation and shame.

But, the sword of the Spirit never fails; “… and be sure your sin will find you out” (Deuteronomy 32:23). Therefore, “…keep thyself pure” (1 Timothy 5:22).