Sermon: God Expects a Return on His Investment (Part Four)
Beware the Forked Tongue
David F. Maas
Given 10-Sep-22; 38 minutes 2022-09-10
Go to the God’s Investment (sermon series)
description: (hide) When the serpent beguiled our original parents into partaking of the tree of good and evil in the midst of the Garden of Eden, the wonderful talents and abilities God gave them became distorted and misdirected into evil and destructive purposes. Satan’s malicious forked tongue has become a symbol of lies and falsehood, blending good and evil, truth and mendacity, into poisonous mixtures, finding malicious purposes for every one of the resources God has given to mankind. Adam’s offspring, for example, have diverted the harnessing of the atom, from creating a perpetual source of energy, into a malicious military purpose of mutually assured destruction, threatening the elimination of all human life from the planet. Tampering with genetic engineering has unleashed horrible gain of function bioweapons as well as toxic vaccines for population control. The forked tongue of Satan has brought about a wholesale rejection of God’s precious laws protecting the sanctity of marriage and the family, with the majority of the world’s churches embracing tolerance for infanticide, sodomy, and genital mutilation, even accepting the ordination of a transexual bishop. God has mercifully called out a comparatively few individuals placing a dab of Holy Spirit into their nervous systems, giving them truth to see through the murky mixture of truth and falsehood enslaving the rest of the world. Having this gift of the Spirit of Truth makes them enemies of the world, subject to intense persecution, similar to what Jesus Christ endured. From our calling to the conclusion of our sanctification and glorification, we suffer double-minded cognitive dissonance, unless we draw near to God, enabling His Holy Spirit to mortify our deadly carnal nature, shedding forked tongue double mindedness yielding to His singular undivided purpose for us (James 4:8).