The devils best work is done in Churches. Think about that statement for a minute. Christians often fall prey to the tactics that Satan uses destroy God's creation. The sad thing is that as Christians we should know better. One of the fundamental teachings that I grew up with is that Satan is tricky. Remember the sneaky snake in the garden of Eden? Satan was able to trick Eve and corrupt God's perfect design by being sneaky. We know that Satan uses these tactics, but we continue to fall for them.
Yesterday was Easter Sunday, the day of Jesus' resurrection. This day is the most sacred day among Christians because it sets the foundation for salvation. Without the death and resurrection of Jesus, there would be no heaven in our future, only hell. So where do Easter eggs fit into all of this you may ask?
This weekend, many Christian churches decided to hold an Easter egg hunt. Instead of finding a way to communicate the actual message of Easter, they chose to take a Paganistic approach to the celebration. Now I am sure that some of you reading this may say what is the harm in having an Easter egg hunt at Church? My response is everything.
John 4:23-24 NASB 23 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
As Christians, many of us believe that the Bible is the inherent word of God. The Bible should be able to stand on its merit. We should not have to sugar-coat the word of God in order win people over. Trying to trick others into believing something is a tactic that Satan uses. When Churches hold events like Easter egg hunts to lure or draw in nonbelievers, they are deceptive. Instead of promoting the word of God to attract people to their Church, they use secular promotional tactics.
The devils best work is done by Christians.
Satan deceives good intended Christians. Satan tricks Christians into deceiving others. People need to hear the truth. People need to listen to the word of God. If you think that the only way to lead people to God is through sneaky tactics, you have little faith. The word of God does not need to be delivered through a secular tool to be effective. Our job as Christians is to plant the seed of salvation.
When you plant a vegetable garden, you choose to use seeds that will grow and produce vegetables. No one is going to plant a garden of with moldy and rotten seeds. When you notice the seed quality looks to be poor, you throw it away and search for a better alternative. Using quality seed produces a quality product. Other factors go into creating a quality plant such as soil, water, and light. But ultimately you have to start your garden with quality seed. If your seed is rotten from the start, you will not produce quality vegetables no matter how good you take care of the seed.
Selecting the right spiritual seeds
The same example can be applied to planting spiritual seeds. When you choose to plant the seed of salvation with a tainted seed, it will not grow properly. The seed will not mature, and all of your efforts will be in vain. As Christians, we need to lay down the gospel and present it in its rawest most organic form. The more we taint the word of God by dressing the gospel in secular clothes, the smaller the harvest. I think that many Churches and Christians are making huge mistakes when presenting the gospel to non-believers.
I heard a sermon a few weeks back that said it takes the average person 19 times hearing the gospel before the average person puts their faith in Christ. As Christians, our work is much needed to further the kingdom of God. I will leave you with this.
Matthew 9:37 NASB Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.