The Truth About Counterfeits (John 8:31-59)Tommy Boring, November 17, 2019
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
The devil is the created being. He can’t be everywhere at the same time or know everything. Now if you’ve truly been born again then you’re already possessed by God. If you’re lost then yes, you can be possessed by a devil. In the beginning, God gave one simple rule, don’t touch or eat from a single tree. God will always tell you the truth because He can not lie. The devil lied and tricked Eve into eating the fruit and then Adam followed. From that time forth, the devil goes about telling a lie. Adam and Eve was then cursed to die because the devil was seeking to murder, kill them.
In our society we take the good and make it bad, take the evil and make it good. Where do you think that thought comes from? If you’re listening to anything other than God then you’re listening to a devil. Every single person has an enemy regardless who you are or where you come from.
You tell your buddies at work that you’re a Christian but is this true? Only a Christian can follow Christ without a true effort. A Christian is not perfect but they repent. We should hate the devil and abstain from anything that is from or of him. If you’re listening to yourself then it’s a lie. Anything other than God is a lie. We are as dumb as sheep. We listen to everything but God and then when we follow thru and fall, we blame God and ask why He didn’t help us.
If we asked do you want the good or the bad, each person would say the good. But the problem is, the devil is a liar and makes things look good. So in Adam and Eve’s time, the devil told her that they wouldn’t die. He twisted the truth telling them that when they eat then they would become like gods and know the difference between good and evil. While that statement was true it was twisted and brought death upon all mankind. They did not become like gods but were cursed to see their sins and caused death upon them. This same thing happens still today. The devil is telling you that this message is false. Why does he do this? Because he is trying to destroy you and others around you because he hates you.
A lot of times this is what happens. You see it, you want it, you come a pray and nothing changed. People ask if you’ve been saved or a person/preacher tells you you’ve been saved. But, there was never a change, Christ wasn’t calling you. But, you believe that lie and sit on a church bench and pretty soon they’ll go back to the world. Why? Because that the nature of the lost, they can’t live a Christian lifestyle because they are not a Christian.
So how does one know the difference between lies and the truth? We must study the truth. The truth never changes while the counterfeit always changes.
Tommy and his wife Teresa were married at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church June of 1985. His first full-time church ministry was at Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as their pastor for 2 years and 9 months. Tommy and Teresa have 3 sons; Christopher, Justin and Blake.
In October of 1991 Tommy was called as pastor of Edgewood Primitive Baptist Church and stayed until October of 2002 fulfilling God’s call for Edgewood.
Since January 2003, he has been the pastor of NPPBC.
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