Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” – Genesis 3
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;
As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” – Matthew 3
“Conspiracy Theory” is one of my favorite movies, and one of my favorite expressions is “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”
We have an enemy who conspired to seduce our first relatives with forbidden knowledge. He succeeded. That enemy has a powerful tool at his disposal: Deception. The Pharisees who were conspiring to accomplish Jesus’s death were deceived into believing that was what they needed to do. In both instances they were fully culpable in their actions despite the deception they fell to.
Since I wrote yesterday my wife and I watched Matt Walsh’s documentary “What is a Woman?” He talks to multiple “experts” who are as deep into deception as they possibly could be regarding sexuality. Many have no problem in prescribing untested puberty blockers, and performing hysterectomies and mastectomies on 16-year-olds,
Not one of these “physicians” “therapists” or “scientists” could give an answer to the simple question, “What is a Woman?”
The enemy has conspired to deceive so many people to so great a depth that it challenges comprehension.
We have a much more powerful weapon than our enemy has, however: The Holy Spirit interpreting the Word of God for our protection and our direction. As well, we have the counsel of godly people around us in the church, people who also seek wisdom from the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. We need to seek this guidance daily.