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The Origin Of Satan (8 of 13)
Series: What Every Christian Should Know
I John 3:8
I. Satan Is A Created Being
II. Satan Became A Corrupted Being
III. Satan Is A Condemned Being
Tonight, I want to pick up where I left off last December in the great doctrines of the faith. We talked about the doctrine of Christ, the doctrine of God, the doctrine of grace, and some of the other doctrines, but there are several more that we want to cover this spring.
We want to talk about the doctrine of justification, the doctrine of salvation, the doctrine of the atonement, and so many others that are important to us. They are fundamental doctrines of our faith, but tonight, we are going to talk about the doctrine or origin of Satan. I want you to turn to I John 3:8.
I John is one of my favorite books of the Bible because it tells us things worth knowing. John uses the word "know" again and again and again in that book. In this passage, as he assures the believers about the victory that we have over the devil, he gives us some insight into the origin of Satan.
So, I want to speak tonight about the origin of Satan and this verse. I John 3:8 says, "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."
We know that Jesus came to die for our sins and shed His blood so that we could have forgiveness and eternal life, but how many of us know, tonight, that He, also, in His work on the cross destroyed the works of the devil? The Bible says that "whosoever committeth sin is of the devil."
Now, that word for committeth there is a word that means the habitual committer of sin. It is not talking about committing an individual sin. It is not talking about what we would normally think of, but it means one whose lifestyle is marked by a drift away from God and a rebellion against God. Sin is a rebellion against God.
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