The primary meaning of 'Incarnate' is: be made flesh, clothed or invested with flesh, in human form.
This obviously applies to Jesus:
1 Timothy 3:16 God manifest in flesh
John 1:14 the word became flesh
Philippians 2:6-11 God in human form Colossians 2:9 fulness of the deity lives in human form.
We wait for "The glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ" Titus 2:13.
---Warwick on 5/2/10|
Joseph, show me where I have denied Jesus came in the flesh? Otherwise you are a liar.
You fabricate untruths about people to conceal your own false belief. To say Jesus is 'God incarnate' is denying Jesus came in the flesh.
It is you who is promoting anti-Christ teachings.
Non-trinitarians believe Jesus came in the flesh. Trinitarians are at odds with this because you believe 'Jesus is God', therefore you believe Jesus didn't come in the flesh.
You've lost the argument Joseph, you show it in desperation by fabricating what you think people say to cover your own anti-Christ trinity propaganda.
---David8318 on 5/2/10|
As i have said before, i know that the bible does not say incarnate, but it does say that Jesus came in the flesh.
2Jn 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
You have denied the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh on many posts. So, you really do not have to say anymore. Take care.
---aka_joseph on 5/1/10|
MarkV, you were not giving me the Word of God, but the word of men. In fact the word of Neo-platonists who dreamed up the trinity out of Hellenic philosophy.
The word 'trinity' is a man-made word and belief. Thus it forms the backbone of every cultist movement.
Yes it was the 'spirit of God' or 'active force' that was used by God to create. NOT 'god the spirit' as you trinitarians erroneously teach. Did you forget what you believe?
The title 'Elohim' draws attention to Jehovah's strength as the Creator. It appears 35 times by itself in the account of creation, and every time the verb describing what He said and did is in the singular number. (Ge 1:1 - 2:4) In him resides the sum and substance of infinite forces.
---David8318 on 5/1/10|
I keep coming up with better answers....Your weaknesses.
---catherine on 5/1/10|
What has the word 'Bible' got to do with the false teaching of 'Jesus the incarnate'?
The word 'Bible' is used to describe something that can be seen, felt and read.
'Incarnate' is a word that is not used in the Bible to describe Jesus. The Bible never says 'Jesus the incarnate'. Rather, the Bible says 'Jesus the Christ'. It's easy for trinitarians to forget this simple fact because to believe Jesus is the 'anointed one' is at odds with the trinitarian 'incarnate' belief.
'God is a spirit' Jesus said at John 4:24. It is anti-Christ thus to teach 'Jesus is God incarnate'.
John said at 1 John 4:2-3, 'This is the antichrists inspired expression'- teaching Jesus is not flesh but 'God incarnate' or 'Jesus is God'.
---David8318 on 5/1/10|
Good stuff Joseph. You get my vote.
---Warwick on 4/30/10|
David8318 Your response to this question and MarkV are so ironic. You are not refusing MarkV, you are refusing the Bible:
the bible says this in 1Jn 4:2-3.
"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come, and even now already is it in the world.
So, Did Jesus Christ come in the flesh or not?
I guess, Leon, that answers the question. The primary attack of Satan is to get us to change God's Word like he did in the Garden of Eden.
---aka_joseph on 4/30/10|
David8318 part 2
incarnate [ in krn & #601,t ]
1. made human: having a bodily form, especially a human form
MarkV, he is right. The word incarnate is not in the Scriptures, but as Cluny pointed out, "bible" is not in Scriptues either.
I am sorry that some of us can't be convinced so that you can put another knotch on your belt so you can be part of the 144K, but if you want truly saved, you have to embrace the incarnate Christ.
---aka_joseph on 4/30/10|
David: Though you are corect in that Trinity is not mentioned, Jesus does mention 'my father' (God the Father), once he mentions that he is the Messiah (which got Him crucified) and since he refers to 'My Father' one takes that Jesus was God the Son, and he does refer to the Spirit (just before he was crucified), as does the passage about Jesus' baptism.
Indeed, it is not actually stated, but it is difficult to find a good alternative explanation for the descriptions and the statements of Jesus
---peter3594 on 4/30/10|
David, You can do with the Truth whatsoever you like. I was not answering to convince you. I was giving you the Word of God. What you do with it is your choice. Creation is commonly considered a work of the Father rather than of the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Scriptures, however, in the work of creation attribute it to all three Persons of the Trinity. The use of Elohim and Jehovah for the triune God gives clear intimation of this even in the Old Testament. It is the Elohim who creates in Genesis 1, and already in Genesis 1:2 the Spirit of God is acting creatively.
The holy Spirit is mentioned frequently in the Old T. as the Creator (Job 26:13, 33:4, Ps. 104:30, Isa 40:13). There is much more about Jesus also.
---MarkV. on 4/30/10|
MarkV, I refuse to believe your false, man-made teaching of an 'incarnate Christ' because it is unscriptural.
'Incarnate' is a word not found in the scriptures. Christ is not God incarnate. How can Jesus be both God incarnate and flesh? MarkV you do not know what you are talking about, do you? How can Jesus be both God incarnate and flesh at the same time?
Jesus said 'God is a spirit...' Jo.4:24
Peter said Christ was 'put to death in the flesh, but being made alive in the spirit.' 1 Peter 3:18.
So when Jesus said what he said at John 4:24, he wasn't talking about himself because he wasn't 'made alive in the spirit' until AFTER his resurrection. Unless you also want to start contradicting Peter's teaching at 1 Pe.3:18.
---David8318 on 4/30/10|
David, until you know the incarnate Christ you will not understand any of Scripture. Jesus Christ the incarnate was annointed. The person call Jesus. He was human and He was God. You refuse to believe this truths so you use His deity to fight against His humanity. Trying to twist Scripture from its core. All cults do just that. Use Christ humanity to cast doubt in His deity.
Jehovah speaks, Psalm 2:7, "I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee" According to the passage, Christ is declared to be the Son of God and begotten in the day of the eternal decree. This is, in effect, a statement that Christ is eternally the Son of God as the decree itself is eternal.
---MarkV. on 4/30/10|
Warwick, you are unable to show one scripture that says 'trinity', and you cannot find any scriptures that state your man-made belief 'god the Father', 'god the Son' or 'god the HolySpirit'. You cannot because your belief is not Biblical.
If the trinity is the central teaching of Christianity, it should be spoken of frequently in the scriptures the same as 'resurrection' and 'the kingdom'. But it's not.
You are forced to hide behind the spurious verse at 1John and verses that you twist to fit your understanding of the false trinity that are ambiguous, and which at best only speak of 2 persons.
You peddle Neo-platonism. One who uses Plato's philosophy on metaphysics to worship God, not as 'one God' but as 'three in one'.
---David8318 on 4/30/10|
MarkV, you cannot be a trinitarian and a Christian, as they are a contradiction in terms.
Until you understand what 'Christ' means, you will not understand the perversity of the trinity.
If you believe Jesus is God- Who anointed God? Why did God need to be anointed with HolySpirt? Why did God need to be baptised?
The Greek Septuagint uses 'khristos' (Christ) for King Saul (1 Sam.26:11), King David (1 Sam.16:12,13), and Zedekiah (La.4:20). Even Aaron was a 'Khristos' (Le.4:3). These didn't anoint themselves.
Jesus is also 'Khristos', Christ or 'an anointed' one not of himself, but of Jehovah.
Trinitarians and apostates have 'massed together as one against Jehovah and against his anointed one.' Acts 4:26.
---David8318 on 4/30/10|
If you take a minute to think about it, satan only has ONE attatk.
The only time satan has power is when we sin.
And satan's attatck is to get human beings to sin.
All he needs is for us to doubt the word of God, deny the word of God, and disobey the word of God.
The question satan always asks is:
Yeah hath the lord said (fill in whatever God said)
---francis on 4/29/10|
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Satan does not attack unceasingly, just as a roaring lion does attack and not eat 24/7, but there are time when Satan the troublemaker is just walking up and down in the earth just looking for mischief and things to destroy. He can repent at any time, but because he is narcistically stuck on himself he cannot see any way for himself to change nor to get free from his own destruction, and so by his own foolishness he seals his own fate.
---Eloy on 4/29/10|
I would have to say the lusts,and desires of the flesh,through the mind.you either think like God,or think like the world,theres no middle ground.
---tom2 on 4/29/10|
Mark, some bloggers are bothered by disagreement (they wouldn't have wanted to be with the Lord Jesus then) and wonder why 'Christians' disagree so much. In reality even Bible believing Christians will disagree on points, but the major disagreement here is between Bible-believing Christians and atheists, nonBelievers, cultic people and those who claim to be Christian but refuse to believe what God's word says. Some selfCalled Christians prefer their imaginings and the worldly opinions of so called 'experts' who cannot save them, to God's perfect word!
---Warwick on 4/28/10|
How many stars are in the sky on a starry night? Satan has many,many tactics . This is why we need to wear our armour everyday (Eph ch 6) Stay on guard and stay prayed up. Let Jesus handle that demon!
But I believe the primary attack is in the mind. If he(satan) can blind people's eyes and close their ears to the gospel,he can continue to control and use them for evil and not good. If someone does not know the truth (gospel) they will forever be lost and hopeless. This pleases satan. People that are blind cannot see what satan is doing to them and so causes them to be in error, in all areas of their lives. This leads to all type sin(drugs,adultery,fornication,lying etc..) This is why Jesus came. To free us from this vicious trap of satan's.
---Robyn on 4/28/10|
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Satans primary attack is doctrine.
When satan went to Eve it was doctrine.
In the form of a snake asking: Yeah have God said...knowning well that God had said.
When he came to Jesus it was doctrine:
If thou be the Son of God...knowning well that He is the Son of God.
Satans attack on us is the same:
In the form of men asking: Did God really say to remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy....knowning full well, that god commanded man to keep the sabbath day holy.
Did God really say the 7thday... knowning
full well thatGod said the 7th day...
Hid primary means of attack: DOCTRINE THE WORD OF GHOD
Satan is causing men to question the very thing they read in the doctrine of God
---francis on 4/28/10|
Warwick, you are right, I keep forgetting there is so many Jehovah Witnessess and Mormons who come on line. I keep thinking that they are Christian but they are not. David has many times spoke against the teaching of the Godhead, and where they aim their attacks is always on Christ. They only hear what they are taught and given passages to argue with, but the whole of Scripture they don't care about are they would know the Truth about Christ.
---MarkV. on 4/28/10|
David, there you go again peddling your JW heresies.
This has been discussed over and over and you have been unable to make a case to show that God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit are not God. In fact numerous bloggers have shown you and your JW friends to be missusing Scripture.
You have constantly misstated what Christians believe, claiming we believe in such nonsense as a three headed God.
---Warwick on 4/27/10|
The small matters are not as important, like whether your baptize in a lake or a river, a bathtub or special tank of water.
---MarkV. on 4/25/10
Yes, there is no doctrione on bathtubs or tanks. The doictrine is the doctine of baptist.
What i am saying is that in some denominations,the doctrine of baptism is not as impaorttant as the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith.
What I am saying is that BOTH the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith, and the doctrine of baptism are equally important.
---francis on 4/27/10|
Satan also focus' his attack on people using false doctrines. Non-biblical doctrines such as trinity, hellfire and immortal soul doctrines cultured from ancient Babylon and Egypt.
These false teachings are to be avoided at all cost as they deny the power and value of Christ's death.
The trinity is perhaps the most damaging doctrine that has enslaved many to the Hellenic school of philosophy.
Regarding the worldwide false religious organisation called 'Babylon the Great', Revelation 18:4 warns- 'Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.'
---David8318 on 4/26/10|
Francis, I do not see where you are coming from with so many of your answers. How can you not think that the doctrines or essensials of the Christain faith are important. The doctrines concerning Christ are very important. If you have the wrong Christ, you have an angel. Which is maybe one of your believes and that is why you might not want any doctrines to be used. There is so many that are important that without them you could be a Muslim or Mormon, or Jehovah Witness. They are most important. The small matters are not as important, like whether your baptize in a lake or a river, a bathtub or special tank of water.
---MarkV. on 4/25/10|
Jesus said to the criminal (Luke 23:43) "today you will be with me in paradise". It is doubtful that the fellow was ever baptised. Certainly he had not received the instruction the apostles received.
See also Mark 9:38 where the apostles wanted to stop someone because he was not one of them. Jesus' response was a little surprising.
The concern that Jesus had for us can be seen reflected in his longest recorded prayer - John 17.
---Dan1724 on 4/25/10|
The focus of Satan's attack is described at Revelation 12:17-
'And the dragon grew wrathful at the woman, and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus.'
Satan has always attacked God's people, particularly now during 'the Lords Day' (Re.1:10) does he do so toward the 'remaining ones' or remnant of the 144,000 spirit anointed Christians still on earth who have the work of bearing 'witness to Jesus'.
---David8318 on 4/25/10|
I read all the responses this weekend. All very good, not all well thought out biblically.
But here is the reality: Many denominations say all we need to do is agree on the essencials, and each demonination has it's own set of essencians.
But the bible proves them all to be in grave error. The bible never says that there is any essencial doctrine. That is what am pointing out is Satans biggest attack.
Satan would have you believe that some doctrines are more important than others.
By this means many souls will be lost. Many people will be saying Lord Lord and not do as God would have them do because they do not consider some doctrine essencial.
---francis on 4/24/10|
Essencial and none essencial doctrine:
Deuteronomy 8:3.. man doth not live by bread only, but by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD..
Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
2 Timothy 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Satan primary attack is to let you believe that not EVERY word of God is important.
Example Satan said to eve: YEAH has God said...
Satan says to us today: YEAH have God said...
we respond: " that is not essencial."
---francis on 4/24/10|
Francis: the problem with Heb 6:2 is that it tells us little about those practices (baptism, laying of hands, ressurection, eternal judgement) - all are mentioned in other places as well, but laying of hands appears [to me] to be mentioned as gift of God to His disciples, and in most cases (the case at the end of Mark is the exception) it appears to be a gift which may, or may not, be given (see 1 Cor 12, where it lists many gifts). As for Mark 16 (always a problem for me), do YOU have all the gift listed? Do you drink deadly poison? It is listed
We are not told enough in that one verse to take that it is a necessary beleif - though I do beleive it, I would still take one who was doubtful about it to be a Chistian
---peter3594 on 4/23/10|
Satan's first strategy is in tempting one to both doubt God and his word, and he does this by appealing to our pride. Genesis 3:1-6, Proverbs 16:18, 21:4, 1Timothy 3:6-7, 4:1-2, Hebrews 3:19, James 4:1, 7, 1Peter 5:8, etc.
---Glenn on 4/23/10|
Francis, I agree with Donna66 because salvation is not of works. Salvation is all of God. We in no way deserve Salvation, that God even says any is a miracle in itself. So our works, no matter how good they may be can never earn us salvation, the very reason the lost are lost. All the good they do with their works of the law can never bring them salvation.
Only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ can we be saved. And that only comes when we put our faith and trust in the Works of Christ on the Cross and believe in His resurrection. If we do not believe that, we have no faith, and if no faith, no hope, and if no hope, we stay condemned as everyone is who is a descendant of Adam through the curse.
---MarkV. on 4/23/10|
Maybe it is each person in Christ and each church in Christ- each are a paert of the body - one a foot - another a hand
---Denny on 4/23/10|
Francis and Donna66: teaching Salvation by grace, through faith, because of the blood of Jesus shed for sinners: surely, you both agree with it. The doctine of baptism, surely (though there is arleady a blog about the exact meaning of baptism), reussrection, all the things you mention are good.
What you seem to disagree about is which doctrines are absolutely necessary for salvation. The only one which Francis mentions that I am unsure about is laying on of hands (yes, true it is, but will a person who does not beleive that be damned? - I am not sure).
What you agree on, in fact, is the Creed (be it Nicene or Apostles - some differences, but not - I think - signifiacnt between the two)
---peter3594 on 4/23/10|
But within Christendom, surely, more than ONE church has the truth.
By truth,I mean, teaching Salvation by grace, through faith, because of the blood of Jesus shed for sinners (including all members of mankind). More than ONE church teaches this. ---Donna66 on 4/22/10
Salvation by grace through faith is only ONE doctrine, and not all denomination have this in common. What aboutthe other doctrines, do they not count?
Here are a few more do all denominations have these in common?
Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
---francis on 4/23/10|
Francis -- I can NOT, as you say, magine 2000+ christians demoninations, all claiming to be teaching the truth, and yet only ONE an be correct. The rest are tares.
If you were talking about world religions, I could agree. But within Christendom, surely, more than ONE church has the truth.
By truth,I mean, teaching Salvation by grace, through faith, because of the blood of Jesus shed for sinners (including all members of mankind). More than ONE church teaches this.
Beyond this core doctrine, there are many variations in belief about sacraments, baptism, end times etc. Do you really believe that a "so-called false" doctrine in one of these areas, "leads to death"?
---Donna66 on 4/22/10|
Matthew 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Matthew 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this.
This is Satan's biggest attacks. Imagine 2000+ christians demoninations, all claiming to be teaching the truth, and yet only ONE an be correct. The rest are tares.
The tares do look like the wheat, but thier doctrine leads to death.
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
---francis on 4/22/10|
Eloy, satan is not given a chance for repentance. When the angels sinned, they sinned forever, and those who didn't are save forever. Hell was made for the devil and his angels. Even humans who are dead cannot get forgiveness anymore.
But you are correct in,
"He attacks the weaknesses of people, but every attack from the self-destructive one eventually boomerangs upon himself, for his all-seeing Creator will continually repay his own evil deeds upon his own foolish head, and his torments will never cease"
Never cease means never.
---MarkV. on 4/20/10|
Eloy: if you mean Satan, I took it that Revelation tells us Satan will not repent - or do you mean people, who may repent
---peter3594 on 4/20/10|
He attacks the weaknesses of people, but every attack from the self-destructive one eventually boomerangs upon himself, for his all-seeing Creator will continually repay his own evil deeds upon his own foolish head, and his torments will never cease until he repents from his foolishness.
---Eloy on 4/19/10|
Wherever we are weakest, that is where satan will strike
You could try reading C.S.Lewis 'The Screwtape Letters' - it's entertaining, though quite horrible - letters of a demon on how to corrupt a Christian
---peter3594 on 4/19/10|
Catherine, be encouraged.
Another thing I would like to share is something I still find myself struggling with even though I know it to be true.
The key to living the Christian Life is not our living it, but allowing CHRIST to live His Life in and through us, Galatians 2:20-21.
---Rob on 4/18/10|
Rob>>>>>I looked at James 1: 2-4, how right you are. This person is very difficult to deal with. Does require a lot of patience. And John 15: 18-20, is ofcourse true. I find it all so facinating, that a person can have soooo much trouble from some just because he or she has escaped hell. Even-though I realize Jesus did warn us. Still, hard to understand. For me anyways. Thanks.++
---catherine on 4/17/10|
Catherine, if you want the answer to your question please read James 1:2-4 along with John 15:18-20.
Many, many times I have learned these passages of scripture are indeed true.
---Rob on 4/17/10|
shary: "Definitely in our minds. He will fill our minds with anything and everything to go against the word of God."
All of Job's possessions are destroyed. In fact, Job endured calamities that are not of the mind - the wind (natural events), the boils (pestilances), and the wars (with his wife and friends).
The coming tribulations are to be a thousand-fold worse than what Job recieved, but on a world-wide basis. Which of you will curse God before it's over?
---Steveng on 4/15/10|
With Eve, he used deception. He twisted God's word and said Hath God really said you shall surely die? Her mind was attacked and for some reason, she believed the serpent's words over God's word. Mind you, the serpent was a stranger to her, God was not.
In Jesus's case, satan attacked Jesus through false accusations.
He attacks us in our weaknesses. If lust is your weakness, you can be sure he'll tempt you with something in that area. If you have pride, he'll feed on that. Resentment is a big weapon he uses and the people who have it are saved yet they deny they're resentful.
---Donna5535 on 4/14/10|
Definitely in our minds. He will fill our minds with anything and everything to go against the word of God.
---shary on 4/14/10|
Well, right now I am living with one! And I am telling you, you think you have problems, honey you don't. Why oh why, does God give me such difficult tasks? WHY!
---catherine on 4/14/10|
Satan uses his skills of insinuation to wend concern into the mind, and to stir up distrust, suspicion and jealousy. He enters in with Irritation...which develops into Strife, which makes way for Offense, which brings about Insult and Abuse. This opens the doors to Fear, and the vehicle to make it all possible is found in goading Pride. The overall goal of Satan is separation, and his desire is to bring about Destruction.
You can know God because Perpetuation ( the cause to continue) is of God. Satan desires to Punctuate(the cause to end).
---Elaine on 4/13/10|
Rob: "Steveng, I agree 100% with what you wrote.
I will also add there are many "SO CALLED CHURCHES" which are filled every Sunday Morning, butthese are things they will never hear from the pulpit, because they don't want to hear them."
Written to the glory of God.
---Steveng on 4/13/10|
\\To get our focus off of Jesus Christ and onto anything else.
---Jan on 3/16/10\\
Like 2012, Planet X, and Nostradamus?
---Cluny on 3/17/10
Very good Cluny.
Satan ALWAYS attacks at the point of relationships both celestial and fleshly.
Where there is division look for his signature.
---larry on 4/13/10|
Satan's primary place to attack people is in their mind. If you start to think about something, then you start to maranate in that thought (so to speak), then you start to do what you think, and then you are in sin.
---Leslie on 4/13/10|
Steveng, I agree 100% with what you wrote.
I will also add there are many "SO CALLED CHURCHES" which are filled every Sunday Morning, butthese are things they will never hear from the pulpit, because they don't want to hear them.
---Rob on 4/12/10|
How did Satan tempt Eve? How did Satan tempt Jesus. For Satan has transformed himself into an angel of light that deceives the world with lies that will turn our backs against God. Satan will devise anything possible that will turn our backs against God just as he tried to do to Job and to Paul. He has blinded man to the truth with lies and deceits. Reading the bible thoroughly describes in detail how Satan works with all power and signs and lying. As we are living in the last days and that Satan will do everything in his power to deceive the world, it is time to put on the whole armor of God to protect yourselves and your families.
---Steveng on 4/12/10|
I am sure all the views expressed here are part of Satan's deception. However we can see his specific primary attack expressed in Genesis 3:1 when Satan said "did God really say..." Surely this is Satan's primary attack, sowing seeds of doubt about the absolute the truth of what God says?
Isn't it ironic that Satan's primary attack is spelled out in that book which is the most attacked, ridiculed, rejected and disbelieved, by Christians. These Christians who, when speaking of Genesis (the foundational book of Scripture) scoffingly say "did God really say..." See Jude 17,19 which talks of the scoffers who will come, with worldly reasoning, and cause division.
Satan is very effective.
---Warwick on 4/12/10|
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I would tend to say "unbelief" is the sin that so easily intangles us, however, pride seems to be a strong contender for the "primary" method of attack.
---Rod4Him on 4/12/10|
doubt is caused from the outside
well, other christians who condemn & accuse other christians who seek answers will not doubt cause doubt.
---mike on 4/12/10|
Two places that I have learned: The mind, huh, huh. And number 2 other people. You began to have victories in your mind and then Satan will start to use other people and their minds against you. Regardless, it has got to be the mind. Let it be yours or theirs. God shall give to you a strong mind, will, and emotion, if you stay true to Him.
---catherine on 4/12/10|
Pride may be the primary way of attacking people but doubt is ahead of what ever is in second place.(A little riddle of words there).
Pride seems to be of our own makeup. Doubt appears to be introduced from the outside. And nagging doubt prevents many from taking positive action and a lack of positive action prevents many things from getting done.
---mima on 4/12/10|
Pride. It always has and always will be pride.
Pride turned Lucifer into Satan.
Pride is at the root of every rebellious heart. A rebellious heart is a disobedient heart. A heart that has no fear of God.
From Adam to Cain to Saul, from Herod to Hitler, from the terrorist to the inmate, and from us to our children its always PRIDE.
---larry on 3/20/10|
Satan's way of attack is on those who sit in Church pews year after year, listen to sermons, buy others CD's and books, yet they will never follow the command found in 2 Timothy 2:14-19, or follow the example found in Acts 17:11.
---Rob on 3/20/10|
Satan's primary attack is through one's lack of knowledge of God's Will. If a person is ignorant of Sin, Satan appeals to their sinful nature. If one is ignorant of their personal Pridefulness, Satan will use Pride as the tool to open other doors to the psyche. If one is ignorant of Grace, Satan will introduce Offense and Strife. Always remember that Satan's CHARACTER is one of demolition and "punctuation." He is the spiritual nature of destruction, separation and discord. His nature is present in Chaos, his personality shows in Disagreement, his means are found in Selfishness. His goal is laid bare in Death.
---Elaine on 3/20/10|
I believe the primary attack on people by Satan is in influencing them there is no God nor a devil. And if you already believe in the existence of both, the next thing is to influence you to do evil, keeping people rebelling against God and away from Christ. Just as God has the ability to influence people for good and to rebel against satan, and come to Christ.
Once you are in Christ, he does not go away. He tries to bring darkness where there is light. But the light has more power then darkness so the light always wins. "He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" 1 John 4:4. But there is always a battle.
---MarkV. on 3/20/10|
\\To get our focus off of Jesus Christ and onto anything else.
---Jan on 3/16/10\\
Like 2012, Planet X, and Nostradamus?
---Cluny on 3/17/10|
As always it is God's word which tells us the Truth.
Genesis 3:1 "...He (Satan) said to the woman. Did God really say you must not eat from any tree in the garden?
Satan well knew what God had said but his first ever attack was to sow doubt about what God clearly said.
We see similar things on this site where supposed Christians doubt what God has said and try to convince others. Did God really say He created in 6-days, did God really say the flood was world-wide, Did God say Noah took 2 of every land-dwelling air-breathing creatures on board?
Did God really say...? Satan's primarry attack.
---Warwick on 3/17/10|
To get our focus off of Jesus Christ and onto anything else.
---Jan on 3/16/10|
His main target has always been the mind! [Some are more prone to his attacks than others]. During the great tribulation, Satan and his demons are going to go straight for the mind. Only it will be far more worse than what we are seeing today.
---catherine on 3/16/10|
The first primary attack is to temp anyone. If you gave up, then you commit sin. mission accomplished!
The dangerous operation is to deceived people by using Gospel as we read in 2 Thes. 2:3-4 Satan seats in the temple or church. He exalted himself there, God himself as God and he is presently worship there! How awful!
---rosalie on 3/15/10|
Delusions. Man-made theology & philosophy in trying to get scripture to say things it don't. From here, Matt.15 v 9, 2nd.Cor. 11 v's 14-15 uses Man-made ideas of the 2-3 god's & or persons in a god-head ideas. Those that use theology & philosophy even other are here, 2nd. Tim.3 v 7.
---Lawrence on 3/15/10|
Any way he can, Satan will get our *attention* away from God and submitting to Him in His peace. And this can keep us weak, so we keep on suffering and giving in to temptations.
He will work to make us weak so we are deeply not content and are even suffering in our
. . . . . s-elfishness i-nfected n-ature,
and this can make us easy to tempt with pleasures that we try to use to feel something nicer than our anger, frustration, loneliness, boredom, hurts, unforgiveness, depression, etc.
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/15/10|
He focuses on their weaknesses.
Insecurity is a big one especially if you don't admit you have it - he uses LIES for Jesus said He is a liar and his nature is a lie and there is NO truth in him.
He uses lies and deception and makes something sound real or look good and lures, tempts, prods, and tries to lure the Christian away from Jesus.
---Donna on 3/15/10|
Making you think that your own faults and sins are petty and don't matter, while other people's flaws, especially if they disagree with you, mean they are not saved.
---Cluny on 3/15/10|
the mind,and usually temptation.
---tom2 on 3/15/10|