From: David Kabanje
Date: November 17, 2021
Subject: GMU: Deconstructing Satan's Lies

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Deconstructing Satan’s Lies

The deconstruction of a false argument is arduous. The Devil is a liar and the architect of an erroneous depiction of God’s character. Stop me if you have heard these lies before:

  1. God is unfair.
  2. God is a liar.
  3. God is hiding something from you.

They ring a familiar tone, one echoed through the ages from Eden till now. From the genesis of our time, God’s character was at the center of Satan’s lie to humanity. “From the opening of the Great Controversy, it has been Satan’s purpose to misrepresent God’s character and to excite rebellion against His law” (E.G. White, Amazing Grace, p. 130).  Satan’s methodology has not changed. So how do we combat Satan’s lies in our personal life? The Gospel is the answer. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him” (1 John 3:1). The Gospel is the Good News of Jesus Christ’s triumph over Sin, death, hell, and Satan’s reign, which includes his falsehoods. The lavishness of God’s love has provided a way for us to inherit a new nature that is based on truth, holiness, and righteousness. MERCY! We no longer view God from Satan’s skewed perspective because:

  1. God’s fairness took on the punishment we deserve on the Cross of Calvary.
  2. God’s truth liberated us from Satan’s lies.
  3. God’s graciousness emptied all of Heaven into one person, Jesus Christ.

Friends, if God was willing to do all this for us, what is He not willing to give us? The lies of the Devil are combated by the living realities of God’s love, justice, and grace found in His Word and in our testimonies! We are living testimonies of God’s grandeur! The Devil will continue to send you lies but take courage, you are a Child of God through faith in Jesus Christ. The battle of lies is already won by TRUTH! Deconstruct the Devil’s lies with the Word of God and your testimony of God’s faithfulness, truth, and grace towards you.


P.S. We will have a uGather on Thursday at 10:35 AM and our speaker is Jose Miguel Marin, a recent Union graduate!

P.S.S. Don’t forget to come and pick a box of Operation Christmas Child from Campus Ministries! They are scheduled for pick up on November 19th!