In Genesis chapter three, Adam and Eve followed Satan’s advice and it resulted in the greatest downfall in all of history. In Job chapters one and two Satan challenges God regarding Job’s faithfulness, claiming that Job would curse God to His face if certain calamities befell. God allowed Satan to carry out those calamities upon Job. But Job responded to these by worshipping God and never cursed Him. Satan was proved wrong again.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

John 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Acts 5:3 Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost

Whenever Satan speaks, there is one thing of which we can be sure: there is something about what he said that is wrong. It may sound like what he is saying is correct. It may contain some truth, but only in a twisted, tainted way. Satan’s intent is to deceive and to corrupt.

For example, Satan said in Luke 4:5-6 “all the kingdoms of the world … is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.” But Daniel 4:17 says “that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” Yet again, Satan was wrong and his words were infected with deceit.

We need to take heed to the scriptural caution. We would not want to place any value on Satan’s polluted words, even those quoted in the Bible, lest it be said of us, “For some are already turned aside after Satan” (1 Timothy 5:15). In this passage, Paul is instructing Timothy about warnings for Christians, so beware!

The verses in the Bible, where Satan is quoted, can really only be used as examples of how the Devil is wanting to lie, tempt, spoil, etc. Even when there is some defiled truth in the quote, there is no point in attempting to use the truth in those verses by scraping off the defilement. Instead, we are blessed to have the other Scripture verses where that same truth is already clearly and purely taught.

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