Transformed Into the Image and Likeness of God

The Voice of Elijah®, April 2003

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If you did not know that God takes a dim view of folks who do not have enough “love of the truth” to continually examine what they believe to see whether or not it is true, perhaps you should reconsider your precarious position before it is too late. Unfortunately for the dolts that Paul describes in the passage above (2 Thess. 2:1–12), God has already sent “a deluding influence” on this generation “so that they might believe what is false.” And a quick trip to the supermarket will disclose that Satan’s biggest lie provides the basis for a runaway best seller. All available evidence indicates that Satan has the vast majority who claim to be “Christian” soundly asleep under the influence of that lie. Moreover, he obviously intends to make sure they remain completely “under the influence” until the bitter End. But how bitter their End will be!

The one question you must answer—and answer you will, one way or the other—is whether you have enough “love of the truth” to honestly question all of your beliefs about God, even the ones you hold most dearly. Should you decide to undertake that quest, I warn you beforehand that the spiritual battles which lie ahead of you are going to be more intense than you could ever imagine. And you will only triumph over Satan’s delusion if you keep firmly focused on the purpose for which you are fighting:

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. {We are} destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and {we are} taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:3–5)

It should be obvious from what Paul says that True Believers cannot do battle with the Liar without first gaining an accurate “knowledge of God.” After they have that information in their possession, God then requires them to protect their knowledge of the Truth by assiduously avoiding the “speculations” that Paul mentions. From that, it follows that if you don’t know the Truth about God in the first place, your battle with Satan has an already foregone conclusion. That is why God called me—to make sure that you have a fighting chance. My specific task is to restore and explain the Truth of The Apostolic Teaching because The Teaching contains specific information that True Believers need to know so that they can see through Satan’s lie and endure to the End.

“Transformed Into the Image and Likeness of God,” The Voice of Elijah®, April 2003, pp. 1–2

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Contribution of $6.00
Pages 20
Author Larry Dee Harper
Language English

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