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Precious Remedies 3 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 3 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11b
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight we shall continue our study of the great Puritan book, "Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices". The author is Thomas Brooks, an English pastor who died in 1680. The aim is to expose the secret workings of Satan and to equip us to overcome his evil temptations. We studied his work of concealment--"presenting the bait and hiding the hook". Last time, we looked at Satan's false advertising--"painting sin with virtue's colors". Tonight, we take up his third device which is, "Satan draws the soul to sin by extenuating and lessening of sin". If Satan cannot make you think your sin is good, he will make you believe it's "not that bad". He can do this is various ways. He can do it directly--"What's the big deal?" he whispers in your ear. Or, he can do it by comparing your sins (which are small) to those of other people which are "whoppers". Or, he can do it by pointing out the small chances of being caught, Or, by minimizing the consequences if your are caught. In each case, what Satan is doing is not denying your sin, but making it seem small or "nothing much to worry about". Have you felt his way? If so, who do you think suggested it to you? Was it the Holy Spirit? Or some ... More >>>

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