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Precious Remedies 2 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 2 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11b
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight we come to the second study of Thomas Brooks' classic work, "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices". Brooks was a Puritan who died in 1680. Like other Puritans, he excelled in practical religion. In this book, he exposes the mind of Satan to help us overcome the evil one. A "device" is a strategy or a trick; it's the devil's way of getting us to sin. Last week, we studied concealment. Brooks wrote of Satan, "His first device to draw the soul to sin is to present the bait and to hide the hook". He emphasizes the pleasure and profit of sin, while ignoring the misery and wrath that must follow. Satan is like the tobacco companies, advertising the benefits of smoking without saying much about the pesky lung cancer, heart disease, and emphysema that tend to go with it. Satan's second device to draw the soul to sin is "by painting sin with virtue's colors". Brooks is on to something here--something important. If Satan cannot hide sin, he simply re-names it. And the name he gives it makes it seem neutral, at least, and sometimes, quite good. For example, have you ever heard someone say, "I am pro-abortion"? I haven't; they say "I am pro-choice". In a free society who wants to ... More >>>

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