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Satan’s Four Step Plan


Matthew 24:3-4 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.


Matthew 23:27-28 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.


Satan is the master public relations guy; he blends evil with good and markets evil with deception to get us to swallow his ideas.


Revelation 12:9 So the huge dragon, the serpent of ancient times, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was hurled down upon the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.


“…we cannot overlook the blessings, which such men by their conduct, as well as their instructions, may, nay must impart to their youthful pupils….Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?”


“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds....reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."


George Washington warned that to lose religious principles would be to lose national morality.


“There is no government in the world able to make an individual do what is right or control those who did not wish to be controlled. We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and a religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”


"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our Country."


"If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could be and...had been psychologically harmful to the child."


"Although the word "God" was not mentioned, if someone were to hear the rhyme he might think it was talking about God."

"If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the school children to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments ... (which) is not a permissible ... objective."


Deuteronomy 6:6-9 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.


God is telling us that the only way we get godly kids is to supersaturate them with God’s word: in the morning, when you travel, at night. Place them all around your house.


Sin is anything that destroys our life and kills us.


Birth Rates for Unwed Girls is up 553% for 10-14 age group since 1962.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases for high school students is up 225%.


Pre-marital Sexual Activity for pre-17 is up 271%

Divorce Rates are up 117%. America has the world’s highest divorce rate. 


Single-parent families are up 140%

Unmarried Couples are up 536%


Today, 700,000 students, after graduating from high school, can’t read their own diploma.


Violent crimes since 1962 are up 794%.


America is now the world's leader in violent crimes, Divorce, and Teenage Pregnancy. 


Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.


Genesis 3:1-4 Now the serpent… said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.


Step One in Deception: Tell people that what God said is not true.


Genesis 3:5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”


Step Two in deception: Market the lie by replacing God’s truth with Satan’s truth. 


Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye


Step Three in deception: People see differently because they are holding on to the lie or the new truth.


Genesis 3:6 she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband


Step Four in deception: People act based on what they now hold to be true and see.


For every major sin issue in our society today, Satan has already told humanity that it is not true any more.


According to a Gallup Poll, 75% of American adults believe — wrongly — that the Bible says, “God helps those who help themselves.” 

10% think Noah’s wife was Joan of Arc.

Most Americans say they believe in the 10 Commandments, but very few can name them.

Only half of the American Christians polled know who preached the Sermon on the Mount. 


Close to 50 percent of American adults read the Bible “seldom” or “never.”

41% of teens never read the Bible.


Ephesians 5:5-6 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.


I John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


A sin habit is when you practice a particular sin so much that it defines your life.


I Corinthians 6:9-10 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.


Revelation 21:7-8 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”


I John 3:9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.


Part of Satan’s deception is that we can hold onto sin and God at the same time. You cannot.


Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; 


James 1:15-16 Then, after sinful desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.


Love is love. Being yourself is never wrong.


I Corinthians 6:9-10 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor men who have sex with men… will inherit the kingdom of God.


Romans 1:21, 24, 26-27  For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened… Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie… God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.


Every sinful lifestyle comes with it a long list of terrible consequences.


No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body.

“Safe and legal abortion is every woman’s right.” 


“Who decides? You decide!” 

“Abortion is a personal decision between a woman and her doctor.”


I Corinthians 6:19-20  Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.


According to the National Library of Medicine, these are the complications of abortion:  acute hemorrhage, septic shock, perforated bladder or bowels.


According to the Dept. of Health: Some women have reported serious psychological effects after their abortion, including depression, grief, anxiety, lowered self-esteem, regret, attachment, flashbacks and substance abuse. These emotions may appear immediately after an abortion or gradually over a longer period of time.


John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Isaiah 61:1 He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted… to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.