Masterpiece of Satan's Deceptions
secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed
belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words
of this law. Deut. 29:29.
Human knowledge of both material and spiritual things is partial and imperfect;
therefore many are unable to harmonize their views of science with Scripture
statements. Many accept mere theories and speculations as scientific facts,
and they think that God's word is to be tested by the teachings of "science
falsely so called." 1 Timothy 6:20. The Creator and His works are beyond
their comprehension; and because they cannot explain these by natural laws,
Bible history is regarded as unreliable. Those who doubt the reliability of
the records of the Old and New Testaments too often go a step further and
doubt the existence of God and attribute infinite power to nature. Having
let go their anchor, they are left to beat about upon the rocks of infidelity.
err from the faith and are seduced by the devil. . . . Human philosophy has
attempted to search out and explain mysteries which will never be revealed
through the eternal ages. If men would but search and understand what God
has made known of Himself and His purposes, they would obtain such a view
of the glory, majesty, and power of Jehovah that they would realize their
own littleness and would be content with that which has been revealed. . .
It is a
masterpiece of Satan's deceptions to keep the minds of men searching and conjecturing
in regard to that which God has not made known and which He does not intend
that we shall understand. It was thus that Lucifer lost his place in heaven.
He became dissatisfied because all the secrets of God's purposes were not
confided to him, and he entirely disregarded that which was revealed concerning
his own work in the lofty position assigned him. By arousing the same discontent
in the angels under his command, he caused their fall. Now he seeks to imbue
the minds of men with the same spirit and to lead them also to disregard the
direct commands of God.