ADVERTISING
 
Saturday, November 16   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 

 
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Society
Should Christians join social protests?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Jaime Fernandez
 

Disguises

Don't let evil masquerade in your life. As pleasant as it may seem, if it is against God's word, it will destroy you.

FINISH LINE AUTHOR Jaime Fernández 01 JULY 2018 19:00 h GMT+1
Ivan Johansson. / Wikipedia.

It may be the only case in history: in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, the Swede IVAN JOHANSSON won the gold medal in the middleweight wrestling championships (79 kg).



Then in a few days he had lost enough weight to participate in the welterweight division of Greco-Roman wrestling (up to 75 kg)-and won another gold medal! That's a quick change indeed!



Obviously today's reading has nothing to do with the great Swedish athlete; we're talking about someone else who can "change his image" in an amazing way. The Bible talks about the Devil in many forms. Of course; he is the master of disguise. That's what makes it hard to identify him at times.



Some people even doubt his existence, which is a terrible mistake, since one of the Devil's stratagems is to make people think he's just a fairy tale. God himself tells us that the Devil even masquerades as an "angel of light" to deceive men.



Sin is like that: it always looks pleasant and desirable. And once you've fallen into the trap, you become its slave. Evil always looks so attractive, so pleasant-and so hard to resist! That's the evil one's ploy to make everyone fall.



The cycle of sin has four parts:

1. Sight: it looks good, even when we know it's evil and destructive.

2. Desire: we want it, and we'll do anything to get it.

3. Action: after seeing and wanting, we commit the sin.

4. Denial: we realise we've done wrong, and then we try to hide it any way we can, so no-one will know.



This process is always destructive in the end because sooner or later we'll be found out, and then shame is unavoidable.



Don't let evil masquerade in your life. As pleasant as it may seem, if it is against God's word, it will destroy you. Don't be taken in!


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - - Disguises
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Min19: Childhood, family and the church Min19: Childhood, family and the church

The first evangelical congress on childhood and family was held in Madrid. Pictures of the event, November 1-2.

 
IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’ IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’

Students, graduates and staff of the global evangelical student movement reflected together on how the books of Luke and Acts apply to today's universities.

 
Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission

Photos of the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum, celebrated in Manila.

 
European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
VIDEO Video
 
How can we encourage believers to serve Jesus with us? How can we encourage believers to serve Jesus with us?

“It is not just pastors who do ministry. When the saints are doing the ministry too, the Body of Christ is build up and grows towards maturity in the faith”, says Greg Ogden, Chairman Global Discipleship Initiative.

 
Algerian Christians worship God as police arrives to close church Algerian Christians worship God as police arrives to close church

Video of the moment police officers enter a Protestant evangelical church near Tizi-Ouzou to close it. Church members do not stop singing, and peacefully resist later.

 
Porn exploits victims of human trafficking Porn exploits victims of human trafficking

The European Freedom Network launches a new anti-trafficking campaign: “You have no way of knowing if the porn you are looking at is from someone who chose to be there or not”.

 

 

 
A tent of hope for Venezuelan refugees A tent of hope for Venezuelan refugees

Thousands still cross the border to Colombia every week, and many continue on foot into the interior. Christian young people have set up an aid station along the road.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.