of Satan's Agents
Now the Spirit speaketh
expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 1 Tim. 4:1.
After the passing of the time in 1844, we had fanaticism of every
kind to meet. . . The experience of the past will be repeated. In
the future Satan's superstitions will assume new forms. Errors will
be presented in a pleasing and flattering manner. False theories,
clothed with garments of light, will be presented to God's people.
Thus Satan will try to deceive, if possible, the very elect. Most
seducing influences will be exerted; minds will be hypnotized.
Corruptions of every type,
similar to those existing among the antediluvians, will be brought
in to take minds captive. The exaltation of nature as God, the unrestrained
license of the human will, the counsel of the ungodly--these Satan
uses as his agencies to bring about certain ends. He will employ the
power of mind over mind to carry out his designs. The most sorrowful
thought of all is that under his deceptive influence men will have
a form of godliness, without having a real connection with God. Like
Adam and Eve, who ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil, many are even now feeding upon the deceptive morsels
Satanic agencies are clothing
false theories in an attractive garb, even as Satan in the Garden
of Eden concealed his identity from our first parents by speaking
through the serpent. These agencies are instilling into human minds
that which in reality is deadly error. The hypnotic influence of Satan
will rest upon those who turn from the plain word of God to pleasing
It is those who have had
the most light that Satan most assiduously seeks to ensnare. He knows
that if he can deceive them, they will, under his control, clothe
sin with garments of righteousness, and lead many astray.
I say to all: Be on your
guard; for as an angel of light Satan is walking in every assembly
of Christian workers, and in every church, trying to win the members
to his side. I am bidden to give to the people of God the warning:
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked." Gal. 6:7.
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