Satan is the archenemy of God. Satan is an incurable liar and a deceiver and the Bible
says he’s the father of lies. Satan hates the truth of God. And he dominates
the world that he rules with falsehood. In fact, Romans 1 says that
civilization in general has exchanged the truth of God for the lie. In other
words, the world lives under pervasive deception and falsehood. And Satan’s
lies literally pervade all human thought, governing all intellectual work, all
science, all philosophy, all sociology, all psychology and everything else. Acts 5:3, "…why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy
John 8:44, "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
But there are two lies in particular
that provide the basic paradigm for modern culture, two lies.
Lie number one is that life is
random. That is that the way things are is
just the way they kind of happened with nobody planning and nobody carrying it
off, it just sort of evolved that way. Life is random. There is no purpose to
it. There is no reason for it. There is no sovereign unfolding plan being
carried out by a designing and powerful creator. Life is just random.
put it another way, the universe as it exists was not created by God, nor is
God the authority over this creation. It’s just a matter of chance, random
Second lie…first one, life is
random…second lie, truth is relative…truth is relative. The Bible is not the Word of God. The Bible does not give
us the truth about right and wrong, life and death, morality and immorality in
the past and the future. There is no authority beyond yourself. Life is random,
truth is relative.
those two lies are so established in our society that people hate the Christian
world view which opposes those lies. We don’t believe life is random. We
believe the universe as it is right now was created by God and is sustained by
God and ruled by God. We do not believe the truth is relative, we believe truth
is absolute and it is absolutely revealed on the pages of Scripture, which is
the revelation of God.
say that life as we know it, the universe as we know it, is the work of the
creator God who is its sovereign and its sustainer and who as He began it will
bring it to its end is to go against the grain of our culture. To say the truth
is absolute and the truth is as revealed in the Bible is to generate the
hostility of the society around us.
Two great ideologies rule. No creator and no moral law.
And that dispossesses man of any accountability.
in this series we are looking really at both of these lies because the lie that
life is random flies in the face of Genesis chapter 1. Genesis chapter 1 does
away with all evolution, establishing the fact that God is the creator of
everything as it is. And we also by accepting at face value the teaching of
Genesis chapter 1 are countering the attack on the Bible as the Word of God. We believe the Bible is the Word of God no
matter what it says, whether it’s talking about history, morality or creation.