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Can the Devil Put Thoughts in Our Minds?

Episode 146 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions on if Satan can read our thoughts, ongoing sin, and Cain's sacrifice.

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Episode 146 Show Notes

Can the Devil Put Thoughts in Our Minds?

From the Show

Can the devil put thoughts in our minds?

When Satan comes to you, and when he tempts you into thinking that you really don't have a genuine conversion experience because you haven't experienced the Lord the way other people have, or because you are struggling with the same sin over and over again, that's what Satan focuses on when he comes with those criticisms. He'll even quote scripture out of context. Do you say then, “let me have a conversation with you, Satan, about my Christian experience? It's a lot better than you think it is.” No, you put on Christ. Don't go reach for your righteousness in a conversation with the accuser of the brethren, put on the righteousness of Christ as a breastplate and his arrows won't penetrate; put on the helmet of salvation, the objective work of Christ; Satan can't do anything about that. Jesus said, “It is finished” from the cross, and it is. Satan can’t undo that. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. Should Cain have known that his sacrifice would not be accepted?

2. How do we go about fighting repetitive sins?

3. What does John mean when he talks about a "sin leading to death" in 1 John? Is this the same thing as the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, in the Gospels?

4. Can the devil put thoughts in our minds, or read our thoughts?


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