"But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ." - The Apostle Paul
(2 Corinthians 11:3)
Looking back to Genesis 3 it's very interesting to see how the devil worked his deception on Eve...
exactly how he still works today...!!
1. "Did God really say.." - First he questions what God had said, causing Eve to doubt God's Word..
So today the Scriptures are challenged, and we are made to doubt their authenticity and reliability..
2. "You surely will not die!" - The blatant Lie that actually, on the face of it, seemed believable...
Again we find today that the truth of Scripture is out-rightly contradicted, in intellectual and philosophical terms that almost seem believable..
3. "For God knows..." - The suggestion is made that God's motives are not pure..
Today also God is slandered and His motives made to look corrupt...
4. "...the tree was desirable to make one wise." - In buying Satan's lie, the impression given was that this was a wise choice..
And so the same temptation is made to those who follow Jesus, to come out from the state of simple child-like dependence and trust in God (subjection to authority), and become your own god...(do what you want - think for yourself)..