Evangelist Ed Bousman, in his message this morning, dealt with this very subject:
Giving the second reason he wants to be a friend of the Bridegroom, Ed Bousman quoted the warning of the Apostle Paul in 2nd Corinthians 11:2, “For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I espoused you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity, and the purity that is toward Christ.”
The Devil uses the same temptation on the Bride of Christ as he did for Eve in the Garden of Eden. Listen to him as he says to Eve, “Yea hath God said?”
Eve, are you sure God said, you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
Eve, do you think that is a good translation? Eve, don’t you think that is just your interpretation?
Eve, don’t you think God is too good to let you die for such a thing as eating just one bite of forbidden
Eve, don’t you know some of the scholars think that statement is not in the original manuscript?
Eve, do you really believe God actually said, “In the day ye eat thereof ye shall surely die?” Surely your heavenly Father would not say anything like that!”
Not until she was stripped of the sheen of her immortality, and found that she was standing in the dark, cold, naked, ashamed, and afraid, did she realize that the Word of God does in fact mean exactly what it says.
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