Satan is the father of lies.
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44
His workers appear as Christians.
“For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-16
Satan has multitudes of devils in his army, and they all have a role to play. They are out to deceive unsuspecting Christians and to lure them away from sound doctrine and potentially salvation.
There are many ways they do it, but the one big way most people don’t suspect is from the INSIDE! Yes, that’s right, Satan has set up his workers inside the Church to steal them away from God.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: …” John 10:10
How does he do it? How does Satan try to steal God’s people away? The answer is simple. He sets up his minions as pastors/preachers, teachers, prophets, singers, actors, sportspeople, authors etc as workers of righteousness. On the outside, they say and do what good Christians are supposed to, but on the inside they are anything but. They will lie and say that they believe in Jesus, but do you know what? even the devils believe, and tremble. Or they speak about one of the many false Jesus’ of man’s own making.
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” James 2:19
Satan has set up his army of deceivers in many, many places that Christians wouldn’t even think to look. He has deliberately set people up as plants to spread false gospels, false doctrines, and basically false anything, in order to lure them away. There are many planted in the Church, many in churches (behind the pulpit and in front) who are there to lead people astray.
“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” Matthew 13:25
What better way of deceiving people than to have his devils spread all over the place, professing to be Christian. So next time you hear your favourite “Christian (applies to all following)” singer, read your favourite author, watch your favourite actor, watch your favourite sportsperson, or hear your favourite preacher, really take notice. Don’t just take what they say at face value because, again, as workers of Satan, they will lie! They will lie without even blinking an eye about Christ, they will lie about God, they will lie about anything, because they are workers of the Devil, so they will have no qualms about lying. Remember, their father, the Devil, is the father of lies.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
Pray for discernment. Ask the Lord for discernment so that you don’t get deceived and led astray.Too many trusting people are just believing any ole person that claims to be Christian.
Anyone can quote from the Bible and sound sincere, not just Christians. (Even cult leaders and Satanists do!)