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The Devil's Baby

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44

The term the "devilís baby" brings to mind one of the many Hollywood movies such as "Rosemaryís Baby" or the "Omen." The truth is, the devil really does have his children who practice the evil desires of their father. But by "devilís baby" here I am referring to lies. Satan is the father of lies.

According to our text, the devil speaks lies because that is his nature while in contrast, the very nature of Jesus is truth. Wherever there are lies they are being birthed by the devil and wherever the truth is being spoken Jesus and the Father are exalted.

The Bible says that all men are liars. This is not only true but interesting because no one really likes to be lied to, especially in an important situation. Ironically, some welcome deception because they do not want to face the demands of the truth. But a lie is only adored when it is believed to be the truth. It is the truth that sets us free - to follow anything but the whole truth always leads to bondage.

Friedrich Nietzsche once said, -"Iím not upset that you lied to me, I am upset that from now on I canít believe you." Thatís one of the consequences of telling lies. Once you have demonstrated the willingness to lie and get caught holding the devilís baby, it is almost impossible for that person to believe and trust you in the future.

 Truth is a reality and a lie is nothing but a hologram. A lie has no real substance, therefore cannot be relied upon. Satan tears relationships apart by tempting people to lie to one another. Lies cause untold hurt and pain. Marriages fail because people lie to one another. Treaties between nations and contracts between parties are broken because someone failed to fulfill his promises.

 Adam and Eve fell from grace and the whole world has been cursed since because they received the devilís baby and nurtured it to maturity. But we canít cast stones, because we have all done the same. Thatís who we were in Adam, but now in Christ we have laid aside the lies and have taken up the mantle of truth. Everything we believe, say and practice is either a lie from the devil or a truth from God. This is why the truth matters and why we must worship God in truth. (John 4) God cannot be worshiped with a lie or a deception - in that place it is the devil who is worshiped not God. God is not in the lie but in the truth. You may nurse the devil's baby, but that lie will never stay small but will grow to maturity - and when it reaches maturity it will destroy the person who fed it.

 

 

 

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