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Precious Remedies 17 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 17 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11
Jan 01, 1988 pm - With the Lord's blessing, let's continue our study of Thomas Brooks' great book, Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices. It was written more than three hundred years ago, yet it remains as relevant as ever. The present section is on how Satan prevents the believer from feeling assured in Christ. Or how the devil gets him to turn inward and wonder if he's saved or not. He has many ways of doing this, of course, but tonight we'll look at this one. In the words of Thomas Brooks, "Satan keeps the soul in a sad, doubting condition by recalling its often relapses into the same sin...which formerly it has prayed and resolved against". The experience he describes is common. You commit a sin of which you're deeply convicted. You admit it candidly to the Lord, plead for mercy, and promise to never do it again. But before long, you fall into the very same sin. This happens, not once or twice, but over and over again. Satan comes along and says, "See, I told you you weren't saved. If you were, you wouldn't keep doing this". What do we make of this? Is Satan right? Is backsliding into the same sin proof that you're not saved? Thomas Brooks says it isn't. But before he develops his theme, he ... More >>>

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