Revelation 12:9 “The great dragon…the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan who deceives the whole world…”
The best liars always have a sprinkling of truth in their stories so that they sound plausible. The best counterfeit is as close to the authentic item as possible. The lies of the devil have that “ring of truth” to them. They sound good, and right–just one degree shy of the truth. The devil will usually tell us what we want to hear, that we are okay if we do mostly good as long as the good outweighs the bad. No issue is black or white. There are gray areas, left up to our interpretation.
There are no gray areas with God’s Word. It spells out in black and white how we should conduct our lives. The truth is: God always calls us to holy living. God doesn’t want us to settle for a degree of spiritual living mixed in with the darkness of the world.
The Bible states plainly, “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Rely on the full truth of God’s Word.