the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it
is because there is no light in them. Isa. 8:20.
The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their safeguard against
the influence of false teachers and the delusive power of spirits of darkness.
Satan employs every possible device to prevent men from obtaining a knowledge
of the Bible; for its plain utterances reveal his deceptions. At every revival
of God's work the prince of evil is aroused to more intense activity; he is
now putting forth his utmost efforts for a final struggle against Christ and
His followers. The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist
is to perform his marvelous works in our sight. So closely will the counterfeit
resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except
by the Holy Scriptures. By their testimony every statement and every miracle
must be tested. . . .
who makes the working of miracles the test of his faith will find that Satan
can, through a species of deceptions, perform wonders that will appears to
be genuine miracles.
a cunning worker, and he will bring in subtle fallacies to darken and confuse
the mind and root out the doctrines of salvation. Those who do not accept
the Word of God just as it reads, will be snared in his trap.
are upon our track every moment. . . . They assume new ground and work marvels
and miracles in our sight. . . .
be tempted to receive these wonders as from God. The sick will be healed before
us. Miracles will be performed in our sight. Are we prepared for the trial
which awaits us when the lying wonders of Satan shall be more fully exhibited?
Will not many souls be ensnared and taken? By departing from the plain precepts
and commandments of God, and giving heed to fables, the minds of many are
preparing to receive these lying wonders. We must all now seek to arm ourselves
for the contest in which we must soon engage. Faith in God's word, prayerfully
studied and practically applied, will be our shield from Satan's power and
will bring us off conquerors through the blood of Christ.