2-1-14 The Devil And Cain
Now he pinned all his hopes on John 8: 44 as the verse he would
choose. Like I choose Hebrews 2: 14, he said he would choose John
8: 44 to prove his point that this was his definition of the devil.
Now it says there: " Ye are of your father, the devil, and
the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the
beginning. It says, " he was a liar, and the father of it."
It might have slipped your notice that all through there he is alluding
back to Cain, he's not alluding back to a snake, or anything like
that, he is alluding back to Cain. Who was the first murderer? The
devil, or Cain? The devil, sorry, Cain. Cain - was the first murderer.
Now, we read in Mark 7 that all evil things including lies, he says,
lies, lying, comes from within, out of the heart of man. It says
here that the devil is the father of lies. In Mark 7: 15 it says
your evil heart is where lies are conceived. Think of the man who
told a lie - Ananias. What does it say? " He conceived it in
his heart" . It says here that the devil is the father, the
genderer, the conceiver of lies. So then, I would say that John
8:44 fits in perfectly with my view that the devil is fundamentally
talking about our innate sinfulness, because it is that which causes
us to lie, it is that which causes us to be untruthful.