The Danger of “THE LIE” (#3)

Romans 1:24-25 (NKJV) Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (NKJV) The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

As we have discovered “The LIE” of Satan purports that the one true God is not benevolent or loving, but stingy and domineering. In this falsehood the LORD is holding humanity back from realizing its potential. In “the LIE” Lucifer, who is Satan (the Devil), the accuser of the brethren, is the hero, who reveals to man how to unlock their divine potential.

In the Last posting we began to look at 5 movements Satan has used to effectively communicate “THE LIE”, for thousands of years.

  1. False Religion
  2. Apostate (or false Christianity)
  3. False Science
  4. Popular Culture
  5. “The Delusion”

In the last post we covered the first two. Today we will look at the last three. If you have not read Part I or Part II please click the following links to read them…

The Danger of “THE LIE” (#1) | Return, Revive, Repair, Restore (

The Danger of “THE LIE” (#2) | Return, Revive, Repair, Restore (


1 Timothy 6:20-21 (NKJV) O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge— by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV) O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

You’ll notice I have included the King James translation for this passage. I have done this with good reason. When looking into the Greek word for “science” we find the word gnōsis. This word can mean garden variety knowledge or the so-called knowledge the heretical first century Gnostics claimed they had (which was demonic and not from God). The word can also mean science, or knowledge coming from studying the natural world, which God created for His glory and our benefit.  

In the Greek language context dictates the type of knowledge being spoken of. Timothy is to avoid profane and idle (vain) babblings and contradictions (oppositions) of what is falsely called knowledge.  We understand that even in Timothy’s time, false science, or knowledge of the natural world that contradicted God as Creator and contradicted the order and uniqueness of His creation, was abundant and voiced consistently.

We must remember historically that “science falsely so called” was proclaimed and published in the elite ruling class and trickled down to the masses. This false science was first put forth through the vain and demonic religions, who’s satanic leaders were mocking God, as they opposed the natural order.

Even in the time of the O.T. law, we see commands for the Israelites, such not mingling the seed of different kinds of animals (cross species breeding), which was an abomination to God (Leviticus 19:19).

Why was this necessary? Because from the time of the “sons of god” (fallen angelic entities) who “came into the daughters of men and bore children, in Genesis 6 , and even after the flood, the wicked took their “secret knowledge” to mingle the seed of different animals species. This was “science falsely so called”.

In creating what they believe to be new species, they were undermining the unique status of each animal under God and repeating and pushing the error of those “angels that left their first estate” “going after strange flesh” and are now awaiting judgment (II Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6).

Over time this “science falsely so called” advanced to what we know as evolution, which attempts to undermine God as the Creator that formed and fashioned each area of His creation, specifically and uniquely; especially man made in His image. What was taught in cross breeding, has now seen a resurgence in our age in the transhumanistic movement, which already crosses human DNA and animal, and seeks to attain immortality by marrying man with machine and artificial intelligence.

This is seen as “the next step in our evolution“, toward immortality, where men can throw off YHWH. What sinful hubris, as we followers of Christ know “He who sits in the heavens laughs and will hold them in derision” (Psalm 2).

Science falsely so called” ruminates with vain babblings about the earth being billions and billions of years old. How do scientists arrive at these dates? Through carbon 14-dating and the like, which uses radio-active isotopes, which are highly unstable and unreliable, to date things they find in the ground. Again all in an attempt to disprove the Creator through “The LIE“.

In the movement of false science, we see a push to make extra terrestrials the evolutionary beginning of humanity. Make no mistake, there will be some kind of alien reveal, at some point, to push humanity toward the antichrist. One may ask why? Because to falsely proclaim God is not the Creator, leads to the break down of not only belief in His natural law, but also His moral law.

We see this with the marriage of false psychology and biology, which promotes LGBTQ as a fact of human existence. This “science falsely so called”, is directly opposed to the beauty of the counterpart nature of male and female and redefines the meaning of love to be lust—these lies make sex about personal preference and pleasure, rather than bringing godly offspring into the world for the glory of our Creator and Savior.

In all of these areas we can see the vain babblings and contradictions, which oppose the truth about God and man made in His image. Through popular culture (as the mechanism), these lies are spread as fact and anyone who would hold up even a commonsense perspective are shouted down and canceled out. One need only look at the whole covid-19 mask, vaccine, lockdown, social distancing “protective measures” based on “science falsely so called” to see this new reality.

Once more, good is called evil and evil good—and men are exchanging the truth for “the Lie”.


When we consider popular culture as the mechanism of transmission for “the LIE”, we must understand that this mechanism has changed from age to age. In more ancient times popular culture was disseminated by word of mouth and through the religion of the people and story telling and drama (as a form of entertainment).

After the advent of the printing press, popular culture exploded, but was defined by those who had enough money and power to influence what was written and put forth. One must consider that at one time the word of God and its truth, was a large portion of European popular culture and influence around the time of and for a few hundred years after the reformation.

For those of us living in the last 50 years we must understand the explosion of popular culture, its global connectivity and the access even the most economically challenged peoples of the world have to it. Even before the advent of the internet, consider the global influence of Michael Jackson or Michael Jordon, around the world. These men, could have commanded anything they wanted and got it, merely because they were popular for entertainment and sports.

Consider how sexual immorality has been used throughout the ages to undermine God’s people (Israel and the Church) and open channels for “the LIE” to grow deeper roots in our common humanity.

Consider the degradation of American culture into sex obsessed immorality. 

Many forget that the first transgender person most Americans was one if its most popular comedians, Milton Berle. Since he first cross dressed on the very first black and white Televisions, we have experience incremental intentional encroachments upon the morality of this nation.

I can remember the first nudity on the Big three networks (L.A. Law), the second occurrence only a few years later (N.Y. P.D. Blue). Around that time we also had the first popular show with gay lead and supporting characters (Will and Grace) and the casual sexual relationships of Friends. All of these encroachments occurred in the 1990’s like domino’s falling at specific times during that decade.

The popular music of that time through rap, grunge, alternative and metal, reiterated these immoralities on a scale never seen before. Is it any wonder that after the horror of 911, when the nation paused for a moment and thought “Is God trying to say something to us?”, that the “sexual freedom” of “the LIE, has advanced to where today the NFL and Disney are overtly supporting LGBT?

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This ought not to surprise us because Satan is the “prince of the power of the air”. Today through the human shackles of wireless phones, “the LIE” of Satan is accessible to all, through the air. As Christians we need to repent of thinking technology an innocuous thing for good or evil. It was not created by God’s fiat, so we need to be careful, for it was designed by and for the world system, over which Satan sits as master.

We must be careful not to be connected to the world through its devices and popular culture. In the final post of this blog series we will see how popular culture is pushing “the LIE” of LGBT and the old gods against the LORD.

1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV) Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.


2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (NKJV) The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The last reason “the LIE” is so effective, especially as we approach the hour of Christ’s return, is that God Himself will send strong delusion to many so they actually believe “the LIE”. The word send, means God is sending them off or away into strong delusion. This means, that because they did not receive a love for the knowledge of the truth, He sends those who once called themselves Christians, away into full delusion.

It is important to understand that the word “love” in this passage is agapē, which describes God’s character of love towards sinners. The word literally means to give a love feast.  A love feast is seen in one completely humbling themselves in obedience to another, as an act of continual devotion, for the sake of love. Our Lord Jesus exemplified this in His cross and resurrection and it is how the follower of Christ serves Jesus through obedience and reverence to His word.

Psalms 1:1-3 (NKJV) ​ Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

This is not the American Christian mindset of a devotional life of a certain time frame, where I put my bible or devotional material away and live the rest of my day, my way. Receiving a love for the knowledge of the truth, is to hide God’s word in your heart. Receiving a love of the truth is to take heed according to His word and wait on the Holy Spirit to lead you in it; and develop Christ’s character in you, through its use.

As the scriptures reveal in Hebrews 5:14 the one who loves the truth grows to maturity in their faith, by having their senses exercised in the word of God to discern both good and evil.

The reason “the LIE” grows among those who call themselves Christians is that in crisis they believe and give into the “the LIE” or “lies” of the devil, rather than holding to God’s promises and commands from His word. When this occurs consistently, a person becomes a Christian in name only and is at risk of the LORD sending them off into the delusion of “the LIE”.

This is what Romans 1:28 describes as God turning a person over to a reprobate or debased mind.

The severity of this truth can not be understated. Consider that even in evangelical churches and fellowships founded on holiness, we find debates over accepting homosexual attendees, members, and clergy. Consider that even in those fellowships not walking over the cliffs of LGBT madness, there is little to no discipline or correction for those cohabitating or being sexually immoral—for those missing fellowship repeatedly—for those who do not believe foundational Christian doctrine.

Ask yourself this question “Do I truly have a love for the truth?

Next time, we will investigate how far and influential “the LIE” has become by things many Christians regularly view.

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.
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