From the beginning when Eve took of the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, man has searched for knowledge. Eve knew that God told her not to eat of this tree but Satan deceived her into eating it anyway(Genesis 3). Genesis 3:6 tells us that Eve took it for two reasons. First, it was pleasant to the eyes. Next, it was desirable to make one wise.
For many years, man has sought the reason that the earth came into existence. Scientist and experts have tried to examine the earth’s surface and came up with scientific theories of why the earth is here, and how man came into existence. They have looked for things to explain why we are here without looking to God. The reason is not to discover the truth but to find ways to stay in existence and to be like gods on the earth. Satan deceived Eve in the beginning and he continues to deceive today. Man continues to look for ways to receive salvation without accepting the ‘whole council of God’. They look at part of the scriptures and leave out the ones they don’t like or agree with.
The Bible tells us “the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased (Daniel 12:4). Men want to be like gods having glory, being immortal, having powers and having great riches. Isaiah 14 tells us that Lucifer was a fallen angel; he wanted to have his own throne above Gods. Today Satan continues to strive to receive glory from man and has deceived men into believing that he is a good person. Years ago men knew Satan was evil, now they believe the opposite, if they are not Christians. God’s people know right and wrong and try to help others come to the truth by spreading the gospel.
Man has become vain, lustful, envious and wants to be adored. Jeremiah 2:11 says, “Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.” For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul (Matthew 16:26)? Singers, actors, celebrities and presidents have sold their souls to the devil seeking after their fame and adoration; including Katy Perry, Kanye West, Eminem, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Bush, Obama, Madonna, Oprah, Michael Jackson and Jay Z.
Today certain Christian denominations are turning to apostasy. They are renouncing their beliefs and listening to certain evil men that are popular with the people. They are popular with the people because they tell lies and pervert the truth to appease man. They do not want to tell the ‘whole council of God’ but a watered-down version of it. They tell man that it is okay to sin because all have sinned. God never told us that we had a license to continue in sin. He tells us that we should turn away from all appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22).
Now is the time to seek God and seek his wisdom and forsake the evil way. Now is the time to receive the gift of his son Jesus Christ before it is too late. Repent and pray and turn to God and he will forgive you.
Isaiah 14:12-15 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Psalm 96:4,5-For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
Psalm 95:3- For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Exodus 20:3- Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Joshua 24:14-Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
Psalm 96:5-For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
Galatians 4:8-Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.