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In today’s subject we have seen something about our minds and what can be done to them by Satan or by Christ. Of course, Satan still try’s to plant wrong ideas and half-truths in the minds of God‘s people today. When Paul wrote too the BELIEVERS in the Corinthian church he said: But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” (II Corinthians 11:3) What part of the human personality does Satan try to deceive in order to draw God’s people away from their faith in Jesus Christ?
As we know, Satan try’s to deceive people with regard to the Word of God in two ways which are represented by the Pharisees and Sadducees. What is Satan’s double activity in the human mind with regard to the Word of God?
To the Word of God.
To the Word of God.
Often Satan try’s to deceive believers with questions like those asked by the Pharisees. The purpose of those questions is to:
Cause the believer to fall.
Create doubts and weaken the faith of the believer.
God had created man perfect in every way and in His own image. But, when man sinned, the image of God was twisted and distorted.
How much of man was affected by sin?
How many of the parts of man’s personality were affected by sin?
According to II Corinthians 4:4 and Ephesians 4:17-18, what is the condition of man’s mind BEFORE he comes to know Jesus Christ? (Use your own words.)
In Romans 12:2 Paul writes to believers, saying: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind….” Before a person becomes a Christian his way of thinking is wrong because that person’s is conformed to this world. However, when a person does come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord, the is to be . This will result in being or changed in one’s way of living.
Paul writes similar words in Ephesians 4:23. According to this verse, what is it that must be renewed in the life of the believer?
What God wants is for us to love Him with our mind. We are not to give place to the devil and allow ourselves to be deceived.
Our minds were first created in the of .
Ephesians 4:23 says that God’s image is to be renewed in us through the renewing of the of our .