Friday, Oct 03, 2008

Watch Out for the Yeast

Dear Power Writers,

As writers for the King of Kings, we are purveyors of truth. It should come as no surprise, then, that the enemy will do whatever he can to contaminate our message. His primary tool is deception.

Deception is believing as true what is not true or what is only partially true. Deception infiltrates our thinking the way yeast infiltrates bread dough. Just as it takes only a small amount to alter the entire loaf, so does it take only a small amount of deception to alter our entire thinking. One deception leads to another and to another and to another.

For example, suppose one accepts the lie that a woman holds the right to her own body. This is clearly a deception since God holds the right to every person’s body (I Corinthians 6:20). Yet, if a woman accepts this lie and allows it to penetrate her heart, she will very likely take the next step and support abortion.

It takes only a little yeast to leaven the dough. It takes only a little deception to contaminate our message. Let us be sure that we stay grounded in God’s Word so that only His truth will permeate everything we write. Our responsibility is great. For when we write,we teach, no matter what the genre. And teachers will be held more strictly accountable (James 3:1). 

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3 thoughts on “Watch Out for the Yeast

  1. Excellent thoughts. I taught on abortion, euthanasia, and stem cell research last night at church from a biblical perspective. Was I talking fast! lol! God bless your ministry.

    October 3, 2008 at 9:55 AM

  2. We also have to remember that the enemy’s deceptions are in beautiful clothing. He is an angel of light, after all, and it stands to reason that his deceptions will look appealing.

    That’s why we need to know what the Bible says.

    October 4, 2008 at 8:24 AM