The Root Of Apostasy

When Satan Entered Judas

3 Then Satan entered Judas Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve. 4 And Judas went to discuss with the chief priests and temple officers how he might betray Jesus to them.

Luke 22:3-4 BSB

Because of Judas’s love for money (John 12:5-6), he opened up the door to Satan, which he gladly took. The result was a betrayal. Jesus said that it would have been better if Judas didn’t exist than to betray the Son of God (Matthew 26:23-25).

Today, we call this apostasy, when someone claims faith in Jesus Christ but walks away from Him. As you can see, the devil’s hand is in a person’s apostasy. The thoughts of leaving Jesus and speaking ill about Him comes from Satan. There are many atheists, who at one point and time, were professing Christians, but after abandoning the Lord, they seem driven to speak evil of Jesus. Their behavior and sinful desires come from the devil, who is the one manipulating them to participate in his evil plans against God and His saints.

Satan’s goal is to cause as many Christians as he can to abandon the Lord Jesus Christ.

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2 thoughts on “The Root Of Apostasy

  1. Actually, I believe that atheists have a much firmer grasp of the real Jesus than most Christians do. Certainly I’d include you in this assessment since you apparently believe in Satan. We have history and facts Jon our side, you have mythology, speculation, and conjecture mixed in with a portion of outright deceit. Generally speaking we do NOT speak evil of Jesus although I question some of his beliefs, but we see him as he saw himself, as a man. Yes, he believed he was the Messiah and realized he was painfully mistaken when he was arrested in Gethsemane.

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  2. RaPaR the atheist said: “Actually, I believe that atheists have a much firmer grasp of the real Jesus than most Christians do.”

    That is a delusional and bizarre statement, to say the least.

    RaPaR the atheist said: “mixed in with a portion of outright deceit.”

    The only deceiver here is you. The Scripture is the truth. Atheism is a lie and that is what you are spewing.

    RaPaR the atheist said: ” Generally speaking we do NOT speak evil of Jesus although I question some of his beliefs,”

    That is a lie. Many atheists dedicate blogs for the sole purpose to malign Jesus Christ. Do a simple Google search and you will find plenty. I have come across, here on WordPress with many.

    RaPaR the atheist said: “but we see him as he saw himself, as a man.”

    Your comment is false and unbiblical. See below.

    John 14:8-9 BSB
    8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus replied, “Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

    The word “Father” in context clearly means God. So, Philip is asking Jesus to see God. Jesus replies to him that seeing Him is seeing God.

    You can’t understand the Scriptures because you are dead in your sins. You will never understand them. Unless you get off your high horse of pride, you will die in your sins and end up in hell if you don’t repent and believe in Jesus Christ.

    RaPaR the atheist said: “Yes, he believed he was the Messiah and realized he was painfully mistaken when he was arrested in Gethsemane.”

    Have you ever read the Bible? Because all of your statements are way off. See below for the answer.

    John 18:10-11
    10 Then Simon Peter drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. 11 “Put your sword back in its sheath!” Jesus said to Peter. “Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given Me?”

    Peter tried to defend Jesus from being arrested, but Jesus told Peter not to help Him because He had to go through it (the cross). That is the meaning of the phrase “drink the cup.” The “cup” is in reference to God’s wrath. You can see that in Revelation.

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