Didaskalos Newsletter

Yea, hath God said… (Genesis 3:1)

Contained in that question, spoken through the mouth of the serpent, is Lucifer’s master plan for damning God’s special creation- mankind; his strategy is simplistic: cause God’s Word to become the lie and his word to be the truth. Lucifer made his boast in Isaiah 14.14: “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.” Since his plan was successful in Eden, he has used it throughout the ages to damn men’s souls to hell. Scripture reveals in the “last days” there will come a great falling away from the truth and the son of perdition be revealed (2 Thess 2.3) who is called the Antichrist. He will be Lucifer’s counterfeit Christ that will rule the world for seven years during the  time  called  the  Tribulation  Period;  this  period  begins following the gathering together of the church in an event called the Rapture (1 Thess 4.13-17), when God’s people go to be with the Lord forever.

It would appear we are living in the end times and should keep looking up because our redemption is certainly drawing near as we see God’s Word relegated to myth, and the Old Time Religion dying a slow death. Satan’s plan to destroy Scripture and replace it with his way that “seems right to a man,” has been very successful; thus, the need for truth to be shouted from the roof tops. Thus, the need for the “Teacher” to proclaim God’s Word as Truth and expose Lucifer’s master plan as the lie.

This newsletter is called Didaskalos (Teacher); it is dedicated to the propagation of God’s Word that is inerrant, infallible, authoritative, and preserved in a book called the Bible. Millions are going to their doom because they have believed Lucifer’s attack on Scripture and see no need of a Savior; they have entered what Jesus called the “Wide gate” that leads to destruction. God’s people must speak the truth in love and tell of that “Fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins, and sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains”, as the old song goes. Never before has the urgency been greater for God’s people to declare the truth of Scripture that clearly states Jesus Christ as the only way to God the Father (John 14.6).

Let’s take a look at six of the institutions that Lucifer has managed to destroy through his attack upon God’s Word. First, the primary classrooms that once used the Bible as the Primer for public schools; today, it is banned as a textbook. The truth of Creation was once taught in the public schools; today, evolution is the accepted model for how mankind came into being. Prayer was once the norm in the public school system; today, public prayer is forbidden. Lucifer has managed to de-Christianize America’s public schools.

Second, the colleges and universities once founded by godly men to teach biblical truth have been so compromised, they are bastions of falsehood. Scripture states in Proverbs 9.10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and knowledge of the Holy is understanding.” The correct understanding of knowledge and wisdom begin with the fear of God. Clearly, God’s Word has been rejected and Lucifer’s lie has been accepted.

Third, many godly churches that once stood for the “Old Time Religion” have rejected the shed blood of Jesus Christ as the only means of salvation; instead of preaching the vicarious atonement, they proclaim a merit-based salvation by church membership or just trying to be “good people.” False prophets and teachers have entered the pulpits of America and proclaimed Lucifer’s lie of universal salvation; as a result, sinful behavior is now passed off as acceptable, and because God is love, He won’t send anyone to hell. Romans 1 has no relevance in this post-Christian era.

Fourth, Lucifer has managed to gin up hatred for God’s established authority by the lawless activity of his minions through rioting, looting, and arson in many major cities across the country; the cry for defunding the police is the result of the systemic dislike for God’s ministers as declared in Romans 13.1-5 that clearly states God’s established order is to be obeyed.

This lawless behavior exists because Lucifer’s followers hate God.

Fifth, the institution of marriage has been replaced by the perverted notion that the union of a man and a woman is not the only definition of marriage. Lucifer has raised up his minions to write such works as: “Heather Has Two Mommies”; this so-called children’s book is used in the public school system. Children are being taught perversion is normal behavior; Jesus warned of the consequences of “offending one of these little ones” (causing to sin) in Matthew 18.6. What type of moral leadership will these children provide when they become adults and take their places in American society? How long will it be before marriage will include the union of a person and an animal? God ordained the family to be a father, mother, and children; the father being the head of the household under God’s guidance. Lucifer has convinced man that he can determine morality-not Scripture.

Finally, the belief that since Jesus has been given all authority from God the Father, it really does not matter what the Bible says. This false doctrine has been hatched from the pit of hell by the Prince of Darkness. The teachings of Christ never contradict Scripture and Scripture never contradicts Christ. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth (John 16.13-14); He is both the Spirit of Christ  and  the Author  of  Scripture. This  diabolical teaching has taken root in churches as well as Bible colleges and needs to be exposed for the lie that it is. Will religious colleges and universities teach the Bible is not the final authority for all faith and practice? May that day never come!

Lucifer is working overtime because he knows his time is short; his burning desire is to turn hearts away from the Creator and turn them toward himself. Attacking the verity of the Word of God has been and continues to be his master plan. The tempter’s promise of truth always comes with an expensive price tag- man’s soul. Only God’s Word can give man the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord. Today’s greatest need is to declare the gospel message because “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Rom 10.17)

Managing Editor: Steven Schank ThD