Gnostic Doctrine

Monday, 3 September 2018

The Serpent or the Heart of Man True or False

The Serpent or the Heart of Man
True or False

A. “The DEVIL placed and prompted the serpent in the Garden of Eden for the purpose of defeating God’s plan.”

 (There are others who claim that:)
B. “God placed the serpent in Eden and gave him an understanding of the Elohim’s language, in order to deceive and tempt Eve.”

 (Both of these present a Personal Devil, regardless of his origin.)

 (The Word of God testifies that:)
C. “ALL evil originates from the Heart of MAN.”

The following seven testimonies rule out all claims of a so-called personal devil, other than the ONE MAN:

1. “For out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth speaketh”
(Matthew 12:34).

2. “For out of the HEART proceeds evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornication, thefts, FALSE WITNESSES, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:20-23; compare Galatians 5:17-21).

3. “Every imagination of the thoughts of his [Man’s] HEART was only evil continually” (Genesis 5:5).

4. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?
(Jeremiah 17:9).

5. “For the imagination of man’s HEART is evil from his youth” (Genesis 8:21).

6. “EVERY man is tempted when he is drawn away by his OWN lust [imagination] and enticed” (James 1:14).

7. “By ONE MAN sin entered into the world” (Romans 5:12).

Of the three foregoing statements, is not “C” the only PROVEN true fact?

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