Trapped By Satan
2 Peter 1:4_11 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge,
And to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness,
And to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins....
---Nana on 7/20/11|
Rob, I believe that Christan's answer is the one that comes the closest. 2 Tim. 2:25,26 tells us
"...God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the Truth, and they may escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will"
Clearly it is by God's grace that man are granted repentance so that they can come to know the Truth, so they can escape from the snare of the devil. This is not something man can do himself. God has to provid those abilities. Those who are children of the devil do the desires of the devil. It take for God to change all that. Otherwise they remain in the snare of the devil doing his desires.
---Mark_V. on 7/19/11|
//how do you prevent yourself from being trapped in the snare of Satan and his servants//
1 Cor.11:1Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
1 Tim 1:16
// How can people be rescued from this snare?// (2Tim 2 & 3)
---michael_e on 7/18/11|
Rob, you are absolutely right. Many are misled by false prophets who teach prosperity and other false doctrines. Put on the whole armour of God...that is the rescue.
---shira3877 on 7/14/11|
Thank you Donna. I am not trapped in Satan's snare, but there are so many, many people who are.
---Rob on 7/13/11|
Galatians 1:6,7 does not mean that you can prevent yourself from being trapped by Satan, neither can you "rescue" anyone.
The context of all the epistles hinges and teaches about God's grace and that a man is saved only by His grace.
Multitudes then and today claim that they are Christians because they obeyed God and by their own freewill have turned to Him. Paul was being sarcastic saying, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel, Which is not another, but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ."
If you believe you can turn to Christ outside of God's grace, you have perverted the Gospel.
---christan on 7/13/11|
By crying out to God, Lord please deliver me from the snare of the fowler.
Psalm 91 says, "Because He has loved me, I will deliver him."
Isaiah says,"He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry."
Kind David cried unto the Lord with His voice (for deliverance from his enemies) and the Lord heard him and answered him from His Holy Hill."
Cry out Rob, Lord please deliever me from the snare of the fowler because I cannot deliever myself, please help me Lord. Do it until the Lord delivers you - He will do it, just cry out for it.
---Donna5535 on 7/13/11|
we are to live in the world yet be separate from ITS ways
Satan and his demons are everywhere ...in work, neighbors, even family members who follow the god of this world 2Corin 4:4
Christ overcame with prayer and so can all who are called to follow EVERY WORD of Christ in TRUTH and SPIRIT ...through prayer and the power of His Spirit
---Rhonda on 7/12/11|
"how do you prevent yourself from being trapped in the snare of Satan and his servants?"
I agree completely with Leslie's post on 7/11/11.
"How can people be rescued from this snare?"
Dwell in the secret place of the most High.
Surely the Father and His Christ will "deliver you from the snare of the fowler, And from the perilous pestilence" If you are willing to yield to, and trust in Him. Say of the Lord "He is my refuge and my fortress, in Him I will trust". See Psa. 91
---josef on 7/12/11|
Greater is HE that is "IN YOU" than he that is in the world. WHO is "IN YOU"? HE who is "IN YOU" freed you from Satan's hold. If HE that is in you is "JESUS" then "BY FAITH" you believe in your heart took care of Satan when HE died on the cross. Satan's tricks cannot compare to HIS ALMIGHTY POWER to free and deliver.
---Sharon on 7/11/11|
Greater is HE that is "IN YOU" than he that is in the world. WHO is "IN YOU"? HE who is "IN YOU" freed you from Satan's hold. If HE that is in you is "JESUS" then "BY FAITH" you believe in your heart that JESUS took care of Satan when HE died on the cross. Satan's tricks and lies to your mind cannot compare to HIS ALMIGHTY POWER to free and deliver. Believe what HE says about you. JESUS don't lie.
---Sharon on 7/11/11|
The Bible says that in order to escape the trap of Satan, we MUST (1) be led by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:5-14, Galatians 5:16-18), (2) put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-18), (3) submit to God, resist the devil, and draw near to God (James 4:7-8).
---Leslie on 7/11/11|
Mike, you will be suprised with how many people who claim to be Christian, reject the Bible in the true context which it is written.
Yet, they will support and defend those who have been proven to be FALSE TEACHERS, and SERVANTS OF SATAN, 2 Corinthians Chapter Eleven.
---Rob on 7/10/11|
harold camping profess to be christian & he snared many into believing his prophecies. many camping followers even used the bible to justify campings teaching & many defended him.
---mike on 7/10/11|