Romans 1:25

Posted by Anthony Crumley

who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Satan is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44).  His first recorded lie was to Eve in the garden of Eden.

Now the serpent was the shrewdest of all the creatures the LORD God had made.

“Really?” he asked the woman. “Did God really say you must not eat any of the fruit in the garden?”

“Of course we may eat it,” the woman told him. “It’s only the fruit from the tree at the center of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God says we must not eat it or even touch it, or we will die.”

“You won’t die!” the serpent hissed. “God knows that your eyes will be opened when you eat it. You will become just like God, knowing everything, both good and evil.” (Genesis 3:1-5)

Eve believed Satan and ate the fruit, “[exchanging] the truth of God for the lie.”  This was the original sin and has been the continual sin ever since.

Satan told her that she would be like God if she ate the fruit.  Then she, the creature, would be worthy of being worshiped and served rather than the Creator.  She could take His place in her life, worshiping and serving her own desires.  It is not surprising that Satan, who was also created, would tempt in this way.  His own sin was an attempt to be like the Creator God and take His throne. (Isaiah 14:12-14)

Regardless of how many creatures try to take the Creator’s place, He is the only one worthy of being blessed and praised forever.

When a statement ends with amen, it means that the statement is sure, true, trustworthy and dependable.  The speaker or writer is basically putting their personal guarantee on the truth of the statement.

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