Have you ever chosen to do wrong, even when you knew the right thing to do?
Why do we wrestle with this dilemma so much?
In this brief video clip, Emanuel White, Sr. offers insights on some thinking that may lead us to choose wrong.
"The Big Lie" by Emanuel White, Sr.
Ezekiel 3:16-21, Genesis 2:15-17, Genesis 3:14
Why do I know what’s right and wrong, and yet I choose to do wrong so often? Why do I choose to disobey God and go in another direction?
Utopia - Genesis 2:15-17
Adam, the first man, lived in a utopian world. There was no sin. God told Adam that if he ate of one certain tree in the garden he would die.
No Confusion Genesis 3:1
The serpent asked Eve, the first woman, if God told her that she couldn’t eat of every tree of the garden? Eve responded that she could eat of every tree except one. There was no confusion. There was no misunderstanding.
The Big Lie (Eve)
The serpent said, “You shall not surely die.” Satan convinced Eve that disobeying God wouldn’t be that bad.
The Big Lie (Us)
When making decisions that we know are contrary to the will of God, we believe it won’t be that bad.
- We think we can do it because we believe we will not surely die.
- We think it won’t kill us.
- We don’t think it’s that bad.
- We think, “others have done it…they were ok, so I’ll be ok.
The Big Lie leads to pain and sorrow – not sometimes, but every time.
- Physical Death
- When a person takes his/her last breath.
- Spiritual Death
- When we damage/break our relationship with the Heavenly Father.
Jesus Christ is the only remedy to bring our severed relations back together with God.