(…continues from part two…)
3) The subtlety of Satanism has sneaked an evil appeal into man’s management of his free moral agency. His first ever words of Scriptural documentation was laden with subtle evil appeal aimed at encouraging the misuse of moral agency. He asked in Genesis 3:1 “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” And when Lucifer told the unsuspecting Woman, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” of Genesis 3:5, she was being bewitched to misuse her free moral agency. Unfortunately, the woman capitulated. Sad.
The Devil does not rest when it comes to going on his evil missions. He saw another target of corruption. Lucifer told him, “You don’t need to be tied to your old Dad; you are free to choose what you want; you are created a free moral agent. Break away from him and I will make you the priest, the progenitor and lord of your own people.” Cain nodded in agreement and helped Lucifer in an orchestrated stroll of perversion into free moral agency. Noah? You should know that you are free to go into vineyard planting. But your free moral agency does not support debauchery. Noah, you missed it when you chose to be led to drink a bit so much.
“…from the roof he saw a woman washing herself” [2Samuel 11:2]
As much as God had allowed you to marry as many women you choose albeit not morally okay, why must you take the only wife of Uriah, one of your superpatriotic soldiers? David listened to the Devil; he paid dearly for perverting the endowment of God’s free moral agent phenomenon. Ahab had the freedom of choice, but Scriptural veridicality frowns ominously on Baal worship; and Israel wallowed in spiritual darkness all the twenty-two years of the reigning days of King Ahab, the husband of Jezebel, the head priestess of Baal worship in Israel. Jezebel should not have been married to Ahab in the first place because God had told Israelites not to marry strangers because they would infect them with idol worship.
There lived a man. He was the strongest in human history. God made him so. He was the Judge of Israel, given the responsibility of the highest Jewish political office of his time. But Samson chose an uncouth brashness and a penchant for illicit amatorial propensity. Foolishness resides, as a matter of fact, in man. It is the responsibility of man, no doubt, to jettison the evil appeal of concupiscent crave.
Moses the prophet
Pharaoh dared the Most High thinking he could misuse his moral agency with impunity. He perished. Why did Moses, the first Judge, leader, priest and prophet of Israel not go to the Promised Land? This is what the Bible says. “Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. 52) Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel” [Deuteronomy 32:51-52]. What was Moses’ free moral offence? It is found in Numbers 20:10-12 “And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11) And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12) And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.”
Judas Iscariot made satanic use of his free moral agency (30 pieces of silver)
Was Judas Iscariot stopped from his corrupt practices? John 13:21 “When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.” In another place, it says, “The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.” [Mark 14:21]. Judas had more than enough warning. John 13:26-27 “Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27) And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” This is how guilty we are before the LORD God, Who has given us everything we need to succeed as free moral agents. How guilty was Judas? John 13:2 “And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him;” Judas misused an opportunity to please his Creator.
Most times God will not come personally to stop you from the mismanagement of your free moral agency. He created you. He put His fear in you, expecting you to comply with what is right. In every individual’s heart is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The Creator is waiting for you at the end – to face His judgment.
Each one of Vladimir Putin, Ibrahim Babangida, Adolf Hitler, Muhammadu Buhari, Idi Amin, Emperor Nero (political leaders), Delilah and Jezebel used his or her endowed free moral agency as he or she deemed fit, albeit, wrongly. After all said and done it will be God’s judgment seat that everyone has to face. Be wise. Be a good moral agent.
To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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