“[T]hat ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world” (Revelation 12:9 ESV).
Satan loves to lie. He loves to help us justify our actions. He loves to convince us that his way is the only way.
Ultimately we see the truth. And that’s okay with him too. The knife of his lie is in us. Realizing the truth twists the knife.
In her forthcoming book Happily Even After: Let God Redeem Your Marriage, Dannah Gresh points out the effects of our realization of truth: shame.
“The enemy of our souls is so double-minded.
He convinces us that sin isn’t so bad before we do it.
But afterward he tortures us with our unworthiness
because our sin is so very bad.”
Some sins we can recover from. Others leave lasting consequences.
“After my abortions, I couldn’t listen to a baby cry. If I was in a store or restaurant and heard a baby’s cry, it sent a chill up my spine. Think about our nervous system and how everything that happens to us is stored there. There’s a reason that a baby crying did this to me,” Emily Rarick.
And that reason is truth–the realization that abortion, what seemed to be the apparent easy way out at the time, was no such thing. Emily realized that abortion kills babies. She knew it killed her babies.
Another big lie of our times debunked–that we can change who we are:
“I want to tell everyone what they took from us, what irreversible really means, and what that reality looks like for us [trans people].
“No one told me any of what I’m going to tell you now.”
. . . Now, now I’m trapped in the wrong body” TullipR (de-transitioned man)
The lie that TullipR followed changed his life permanently and irrevocably.
That lie states that God made a mistake.
God doesn’t make mistakes. Only we can do that. He’s trying to save us from ourselves.
Sex change surgery is supposed to be an easy (or easier) way out. You think this way, and we can adjust your body to meet the hopes of your thoughts. It would be harder work to adjust your thoughts and feelings to what your chromosomes and body chemistry and structure already are. That’s the lie.
“[T]he medical evidence suggests that sex reassignment does not adequately address the psychosocial difficulties faced by people who identify as transgender. Even when the procedures are successful technically and cosmetically, and even in cultures that are relatively “trans-friendly,” transitioners still face poor outcomes. Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
Poor outcomes. And convincing the rest of us that it’s right doesn’t change the outcomes.
The lies that aborting unborn babies and changing the sex of children when they’re too young to decide and too easily manipulated eventually come to light for most.
It takes time, sometimes.
One study claims 95 percent of women have no regrets five years post-abortion. The study has a low participation rate (37.5 percent, despite paying the participants). It disregards what happens to the non-responding participants for the first five years and the responding percentage of women over the next five years.
“In 2010, at the age of 18, I had two abortions a mere six months apart. My regret was not instant, in fact, it was years before I truly realized what I had done. It crept in slowly, little by little, taking pieces of me and breaking me in ways that I never imagined possible.” Emily Rarick
“Pamela Whitehead, executive director of ProLove Ministries, said it took her a decade to identify the effects of terminating her pregnancy. Just days after her abortion in 2001, the 9/11 terrorist attack happened, and she buried her grief. In the following years, she attempted suicide, became addicted to drugs, and lived in a homosexual relationship even though she wasn’t a lesbian. It wasn’t until 2011 that Whitehead realized her abortion had been the ‘precipitating factor’ of her self-destructive decisions. ‘I could trace it back to that event,’ she said.”
Regarding transition surgery, a controversial study but one quoted by the Obama Administration in 2016 says:
“We note, mortality [death, most often from suicide] from this patient population did not become apparent until after 10 years. The risk for psychiatric hospitalization was 2.8 times greater than in controls even after adjustment for prior psychiatric disease. “
The lawsuits filed by detransitioners who’ve realized the truth–that their desire to change was transitory– have begun in earnest.
Truth comes to light eventually.
Too late for many.
Desire truth. Embrace truth. Speak truth.
And so save some.
19 Replies to “When Satan Stops Lying”
I shudder when I remember how I used to believe the lies about abortion… that’s “it’s” not really a baby “yet,” that we didn’t have the right to tell a woman what she could or couldn’t do with her body. But it’s SO MUCH bigger than this. I’m so grateful I’ve come to see the truth now, that these are HUMAN LIVES being aborted. How tragic! How awful!
May all the world realize the evil of abortion before it’s too late for more babies. Thanks, Jessica. God bless!
Abortion, the killing of innocent babies, is horrific. I feel so sorry for the many girls I knew who had not one abortion, but many, leaving them unable to bear children afterward.
That is such a sad result. To refuse one baby and lose all the others.
What a timely warning you’ve written, Nancy. May many hear and respond to the truth. You bring out an excellent point about how Satan uses shame after truth is realized. Thank you, Jesus, for removing our shame and allowing us to walk in freedom!
Amen, Annie. Thank you, Jesus! Thanks and God bless!
I refused to abort, no matter the social pressure to do so in 1977, so soon after Roe v Wade. I’m so glad the Lord gave me immediate love for my baby as soon as I knew he had been conceived, as well as the strength to stand against pretty much everybody else. Only a few supported me. These were a lifeline, especially my Grandma.
I’m so glad you had this support, Melinda. May we all be that support for those who need it. Thanks and God bless!
I had to stand mostly alone when I became pregnant my senior year of high school. I loved my baby as soon as I knew he had been conceived. Only a handful stood with me. The rest tried to convince me to abort, or told me that they hoped I would miscarry. These words should never be said to a pregnant woman.
Satan is a liar. We must not listen to the liar. We must listen to the One who truly loves us. God.
Amen, Melissa. Thanks and God bless!
The lies of abortion and transgender, among other things, is disheartening. Truth is enduring but lies are not. I hope more can understand the lasting effects on life after such decisions.
Amen, Stephen. May we have wisdom and discernment from God. Thanks and God bless!
Satan has convinced so many about this lie of abortion. I pray for the unborn and for many more to pick life for this baby. Thanks Nancy
Thank you, Yvonne. God bless!
So many needs are outlined in your message, Nancy. We’re reminded that we need to do a better job of sharing the love of Jesus with others so they can realize how much their Savior loves them. Love can stop these tragedies.
Despite the world’s insistence that we embrace its lies, we must speak truth in love. May the world know Him. Thanks, Katherine. God bless!
It’s so sad the deception Satan brings to abortion and transgender issues. This drives home the point so well for transgender deception: “It would be harder work to adjust your thoughts and feelings to what your chromosomes and body chemistry and structure already are. That’s the lie.” Yes, that IS the lie with this issue and with abortion. It’s easier to dispose of the baby. It’s easier to ____________.
Thank you, Karen. God bless!