Satan Leads the Whole World Astray (from what?)

Satan is intent on deceiving the whole world however he
can,
by whatever means he can. Since the fall of man in the Garden
until the present day, he has attempted to lead the whole world astray:

Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the
woman said, "The serpent deceived me and I ate." (Genesis
3:13)

"The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the
devil or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the
earth, and his angels with him." (Revelation 12:9)

He leads the world astray through an educational system that denies that
God created the universe and approves of sexual relationships outside of
marriage. Satan leads mankind astray through Hollywood and their celebration
of moral filth and violence. He leads men and women astray through a
pretended faith in the Son of God that doesn't bring about obedience to His
word.1 Satan has his own "Ways and Means Committee" to
deceive an unsuspecting mankind, but each person has the freedom to listen to
him or to the voice of conscience, which tells what is right.

The evil one wants to lead men astray from the path of life. He wants to
bring all men to his own eternal destiny - the Lake of Fire. God in His
goodness never intended for men to go to the second death. That was prepared
for the devil and his angels, not for mankind.2 When
Adam and Eve fell in the Garden, God didn't hate them and pronounce them
depraved. They were still bearers of His image, even after the Flood. Surely
it was not God's intention to fill the whole earth with depraved human
beings.

Christian doctrine says this: when good works are done by people who have
never had the slightest chance to believe in Christ it means nothing to God
and the only thing awaiting them at the judgment is condemnation. If this is
so, then Satan would not still be trying to lead mankind astray. What would
he be leading them astray from, their destiny in hell? How could he lead them
astray from being totally depraved?

But the Bible says that Satan is still trying to lead the whole world
astray! This means that he has not yet succeeded in making all mankind worthy
of the second death in the Lake of Fire. He knows that men still have a
conscience they can obey.

Men have a course of conscience they have to be led astray from to become
worthy of the second death. If they stay on course, then at the resurrection
they will be judged worthy of eternal life on the basis of their good
deeds.3 For if all men are already worthy of eternal
torment simply because they are Adam's children, then Satan's goal is
accomplished - he has nothing more to do. For he cannot deceive the elect and
he already has everyone else in his pocket. But the Bible says he is still
intent on deceiving the nations.

  • 1.
    Romans 1:5
  • 2.
    Matthew 25:41
  • 3.
    John 5:28-29

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