Good people when they look back on their personal sins will find that, in most of those times they fell, they caught flat-footed by temptation. Either they were too carefree, too overconfident, or even too naive, they simply realized later on that they already have committed a sin. That would be understandable the first time; but in the succeeding times, that would be plain stupidity, or perhaps we were just not taught how to detect temptations when it comes knocking at our innocent doors.
We often believe, and erroneously so, that when temptations of passions and lying seduce us, those were the first moments when the nefarious agents of hell came to visit us. But no it was not. Earlier than that time--indeed much, much before that--temptation had already entered into our minds, without us knowing, convincing us to accept enticing but not harmless errors in our values that later on enabled us to experience difficulty in resisting stronger and more obvious seductions. So that even obvious temptations become very hard to resist, if ever we came to think that the seduction is something to resist. Somehow Satan had placed his right foot into the door of our mind, and his entry made it difficult for our will to resist.
Nefarious Movements: Detecting the Whispers of Temptation [(c) 2009] can help you sharpen your conscience with the help of God's grace in detecting signs of temptations coming your way, even the very subtle ones. It also provides two tests that will clearly uncover the deceptive color of these movements before we even consider them as temptations.
From the Publisher: It is a Lay Spiritual Warfare Series Pamphlet No. 7, published by MorningSun Publishing to address the need to equip the laity with knowledge and tools in their personal struggle against the forces of evil in their lives and in the community.
This present pamphlet is intended for all Christians of any denomination who have come to believe that the devils do not exist, or at least they have no active involvement in their daily lives. It is also written for conscientious Christians who are left out by their pastors in the cold of ignorance in fighting their own spiritual warfare.
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