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6 lies from the pit of Hell

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In order to know, love and follow the Lord, it is essential to distinguish between spiritual truth and spiritual lies. Jesus is “the truth,” (John 14:6) and the devil is “the father of lies” (John 8:44). 

While some people invent new lies every day, the following six lies actually came from the pit of Hell many centuries ago:

1. People earn their way into Heaven by their deeds

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People who believe this lie remain unconverted and lost in sin. They are not born again, saved, redeemed, justified or forgiven. They are self-righteous and assume their personal righteousness will gain them entrance into Heaven. But they will miss out on Heaven unless they repent of their works righteousness and rely completely upon Christ alone and His death on the cross for salvation. 

The Apostle Paul wrote, “We know that a man is not justified by observing the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the Law, because by observing the Law no one will be justified” (Galatians 2:16).

2. Jesus Christ sinned while living on Earth

This is a huge fabrication, and yet surprisingly, many people believe it. But think about this for a moment: If Jesus had sinned even one time, He would not qualify to be anyone’s Savior. Those with such a low view of the Savior have a massive hole in their theology. This is not a minor biblical doctrine. It is essential to understanding and believing in the Christ of Scripture. Those who believe this lie need to renounce their wicked opinion about Jesus and trust the Lord as their perfect Savior from sin. Thankfully, “He (Christ) committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth” (1 Peter 2:22).

3. The Bible was created by man and is unreliable

Satan tempted Adam and Eve to doubt what God had told them in the Garden of Eden (see Genesis 3:1-7). Some unbelievers falsely believe that the Bible is merely a human invention and therefore cannot be trusted. In reality, “All Scripture is God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). “No prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21). Those who reject God’s Word will themselves be rejected by God forever.

4. All religions lead to God

Anyone who accepts this lie does not understand the Gospel. The Christian faith is completely incompatible with other religions. The Gospel reveals what God did to save us by sending His only Son to be a sacrifice for our sins on the cross. The Apostle Paul wrote, “If righteousness could be gained through the Law, Christ died for nothing” (Galatians 2:21). Those who assume all religions lead to God do not understand what the New Testament clearly presents as the only path to Paradise. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

5. Fornication and homosexual behavior are not offensive to God

Sexual sin hardens man’s heart toward God like almost no other sin. Those who think sexual sin is not offensive to God are blind to the truth. In terms of numbers, there are far more people who engage in fornication than in homosexual behavior.

God’s Word declares: “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” (Hebrews 13:4). “All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18). “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:32). 

6. A person’s gender is fluid, which makes gender transitioning a good thing

If you wonder why so many people have bought into this lie, then simply review the 5 lies listed above. The further you move away from God and the Bible, the more you digress into the realm of depraved doctrines and wicked behavior. Most of those who believe this lie do not actually identify as transgender themselves, but they accept transgenderism as healthy, and some of them even lure children into adopting this deadly ideology. If you find yourself believing this lie, or any of the five lies listed above, I encourage you to immediately turn to God and embrace the truth. 

The word “repent” means “change of mind.” Will you repent of your ungodly beliefs and your sinful behavior? Call upon the name of Jesus Christ to deliver you from any and every false idea. No matter how deep you may be in sin today, Jesus endured the agonizing depths of the cross to redeem us and rescue us from all of our sins.

Believing Satan’s lies leads to terrible consequences. By the way, do you know why the devil is filled with so much rage? “He is filled with fury because he knows that his time is short” (Revelation 12:12). The devil’s future cannot be altered. “And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10). 

Rejecting Jesus leads to eternal suffering in Hell, whereas trusting Jesus to forgive you is the only way to be delivered from sin, death and Hell. So, will you accept Jesus or reject Him? 

Dan Delzell is the pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Papillion, Nebraska. 

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