I do not judge people. I love people and my assigned job/purpose from God is to point people toward God and the salvation He offers by using His Holy Scriptures illuminated by the Holy Spirit. If you desire to know how impossible it was for me to construct a Christian website and how it came about please feel free to read the article About the Writer located to the left of the commentary titles on this website.

Please read (Ezek. 3:18-21): paraphrased: (V.18) If I do not warn the wicked their blood will be required by me. (V.19) If I do warn the wicked and they do not stop their wicked ways they will have to pay but I will have delivered my own soul. (V.20) When a righteous person turns to wicked ways and I do not warn them their blood will be required by me. (V.21) If I do warn the righteous and they do not stop their wicked ways they will have to pay but I will have delivered my own soul. This is what God has guided and inspired me to write in His website and place on the internet. So, in God’s eyes, I have delivered my own soul.  

#1) At end of this article is given a complete, scriptural examination of Satan, the devil, his origin, personality, abilities and methods. #2) After that is given the scriptural method to defeat Satan.

See Wikipedia for a list of gender identities and which ones fall under the classification of homosexual. Also remember to check the references at the bottom of the list because you may want to read some or all of them.  Of course I’m sure you know (Gen. 1:27 & Mark 10:6) the KJV Holy Bible mentions only 2 sexual identities but I will not repeat them here because I’m sure you have been beaten over the head with them enough! Then make your own decision if this commentary applies to you.

1) Simone De Beauvoir 1908-1986: a French atheist, philosopher, bisexual, teacher, writer and lecturer. Some of her affairs with both sexes is given. She wrote The Second Sex which is considered a foundational work in the history of feminism and she advocated abortion. She wrote in her book The Second Sex that homosexuality is no more a deliberate perversion than a fatal curse. (internet info.) –> This statement is part of her discussion on the topic of homosexuality and lesbianism. She argues that homosexuality is not a choice or a deliberate perversion, but rather an attitude that is chosen in a particular situation and is both motivated and freely adopted. She also notes that homosexuality is not a fate that is determined by anatomy, psychology or external circumstances. Instead, it is a conscious act by the individual who chooses to adopt this attitude. This statement is significant because it challenges the notion that homosexuality is a mental illness or a moral failing, and instead recognizes it as a natural and valid expression of human sexuality.

2) Jean-Paul Sartre 1905–1980: a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic considered a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy and Marxism was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature. He considered himself an anarchist, embraced social change and was against the persecution of gays. His theory relied upon his position that there is no Creator.

3) Saul Alinsky 1909–1972: born of strict orthodox Jewish Russian parents. He espoused the idea that a vocal, militant minority can sway the majority. He considered himself an agnostic but said he was Jewish. He was the first organizer of social protest so a community could acquire what it desires from various authorities and institutions. He authored Reveille for Radicles and Rules for Radicals. In 1940 Alinsky and two others founded the IAF foundation in Chicago. Wikipedia information:The purpose of the IAF is to build organizations whose primary purpose is powerthe ability to actand whose chief product is social change;  to practice what the founding fathers preached: the ongoing attempt to make life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness everyday realities for more and more Americans.

4) Karl Marx 1818-1883: was an avowed atheist. He wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848 and is considered the father of communism. He was a revolutionary socialist which is the opposite of capitalism. His work had great influence on socialist political parties.

5) Sigmund Freud 1856-1939: was an Austrian neurologist and considered God a phantasy (archaic use of the word fantasy) based on an infantile need for a dominant father figure. He was a neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis. He redefined sexuality and elaborated his theory of the unconscious and went on to develop a model of structure comprising id, ego, and super-ego. He viewed homosexuality as biological and psychological factors that explain the principal causes of homosexuality. He did not regard homosexuality in any sense as an illness or form of degeneracy.

6)  Kate Millett 1934-2017: was an American feminist, writer, educator, artist and activist. She is best known for her book Sexual Politics in which journalist Lisa Featherstone attributes the attainment of previously unimaginable “legal abortion, greater professional equality between the sexes, and sexual freedom” in part to Millett’s efforts. Millett came out as a lesbian in 1970  the year Sexual Politics was published but late in 1970 she came out as bisexual. She was influenced by Simone De Beauvoir.

7) Maurice Merleau Ponty 1908-1961: was a French phenomenological philosopher, teacher and author who wrote on perception, art, politics, religion, biology, psychology, psychoanalysis, language, nature and history who was raised as a Roman Catholic but left the Catholic Church in 1937 because he felt his socialist politics were not compatible with the social and political doctrine with the Catholic Church. The main focus of his writings was “Because our bodily involvement with things is always provisional and indeterminate, we encounter meaningful things in a unified though ever open-ended world.”

8) Alfred Kinsey 1894-1956: was a sexologist, biologist, and professor of entomology and zoology. He founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947 which is now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. He published two influential books, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, on human sexual behavior based on thousands of personal interviews. He believed in evolution and he was bisexual. Much of his research data is questioned. (Info from LGPTQNATION->) The anti-gay industry says that Alfred Kinsey is the man who made the homosexual movement possible. AND: Alfred Kinsey’s name is on the National LGBTQ wall of honor at New York’s Stonewall Inn along with Harvey Milk, Edie Windsor, the transgender pioneer Christine Jorgenson and others.


As you can see today’s Transgender Movement follows the philosophy and psychological ideals of the eight listed authors many of whom were atheists and/or homosexuals. They espoused that social change by an organized, activist, socialist, vocal, militant, minority can sway the majority into accepting their agenda.  Political correctness, pushing back against what they claim is discrimination or punitive action that targets inclusivity are some of the tools used and it is working because Dec. 2023 much of the majority and even some churches and denominations are accepting homosexuality as a viable Christian lifestyle. Please feel free to read the complete Wikipedia articles concerning the eight authors. ALSO: Please, please read the Internet article Inside the Transgender Empire by Christopher F. Rufo. AND: Ask Wikipedia to give the names of the churches and denominations that accept homosexuality as a viable Christian lifestyle.


The deception, recruitment, rebellion and seduction of the homosexual movement is based on Satan, the devil’s, own rebellion: (Rom. 1:6-7 keywords: (V.6) called, (V.7) beloved of God, saints) Paul is obviously writing to the Christians at Rome and, of course, he expects his letter to be read and studied by the whole Church then and in the future because (2Tim. 3:16) “All scripture is given by inspiration of God. If you read the preceding 15 verses you will see a picture of today. What would be the point in writing the letter if it wasn’t shared by the whole Church? (Psa. 119:89, Isa. 40:8, Matt. 24:35 & 1Pet. 1:25) God’s word is eternal and that is why Paul’s letters still have God’s wisdom, instructions and authority for the Church and the whole world.

(Rom. 1:1-32): (V.1-5 esp. V.4) Paul declares his authority and apostleship are from Jesus through the spirit of holiness (Strong’s #4151 & #42 keywords: “the spirit of holiness”: defined: the #4172 Holy Spirit & #42 sacredness). Written again using the definitions for clarity: “The Holy Spirit of sacredness.”

(V.6)Among whom are ye also the called (Strong’s #2822: appointed) of Jesus Christ.” (V.7-12 esp. V.7) To all that be in Rome, beloved by God, called (Strong’s #2822: appointed)  to be saints (Strong’s #40: pure, morally blameless): Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul’s salutation compliments are to these Christians (beloved of God, saints) at Rome, for their faith and all Christians from then on to us; (2Tim. 3:16: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God”) you either believe the Bible, God’s living Word, or you don’t; every person must make that individual choice (Rev. 20:10 thru 21:8) which includes each person’s permanent choice of eternal destination.

Paul states he is concerned about them by stating he always prays for them (Rom.1:10) and that he desires a prosperous journey by the will of God to come to them. When we think about the word prosperous we automatically think of making money but prosperous actually applies to anything in which “gain” is accomplished. Example: If you go to Church and learn a Biblical truth that helps you become a stronger Christian you have been spiritually prosperous (Strong’s # 2137 to help on the road, to succeed in reaching). Paul desired to get to the church in Rome and help them succeed in reaching heaven! (Phil. 3:8-21 esp. V.11-12) The apostle Paul was doing the job God had assigned to him and with that Paul would also gain eternity in heaven.

(V.13-16) Paul states he had wanted to come to Rome several times in the past but was hindered as you can plainly see when you read about his journeys in the book of The Acts of the Apostles commonly called “Acts” You can find maps of Paul’s journeys on the internet. Strangely enough Paul states he is a debtor (Strong’s #3781: one who owes another) to the Greeks (Strong’s #1672: Greek speaking person, a non-Jew Gentile. By internet map: nationality of the Hellenistic Greek speaking culture around the Mediterranean Sea), and to the Barbarians (Strong’s #915: a foreigner, a non-Jew, one whose speech is rude, rough and harsh), both to the wise (Strong’s #4680: skilled, expert artificers, skilled in letters, cultivated, learned) and to the unwise (Strong’s #453: unintelligent, by implication: sensual, foolish). 

(Acts 9:10-15) Paul took his job as the Apostle to the Gentiles seriously; God had sent Paul to the Gentiles and thus Paul owed them his preaching of the salvation message of Jesus (their prosperity is their personal salvation)! (Rom. 1:10) These people (Their prosperity was in obeying God in their Christian duties and being blessed by God) respected Paul and his gospel message and they “helped” him on his journey to Rome (God’s prosperity is the souls saved). Paul was successful in his journeys to spread the gospel (Paul’s prosperity is that he gets to go to heaven).

(V.17)For therein is the (#1) righteousness of God revealed from (#2) from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” (#1) The “righteousness of God” (Lev. 18:22 & 20:13 then Rom. 1:26-28) God is against homosexual acts in both Testaments. (#2) from faith to faith is from Judaism’s faith in circumcision and Mosaic Law to Christian faith in Jesus and grace. From faith (Strong’s #529 Deut. 32:20 Hebrew keyword: faith: Strong’s #529: established, trustworthiness) to faith (Heb. 11:1 Now faith (Greek keyword: faith: Strong’s #4102: a firm belief in the truthfulness of God or religious truth particularly reliance upon Christ for salvation) is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. See below.

(Heb. 11:1 Greek keyword: faith) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Substance is the underlying reality that comprises all things and evidence is something that proves a point to a legal conclusion. Salvation under the grace covenant is actually a Christian reality (John 14:15-26, Rom. 8:9 then 15-17 and Eph. 1:12-14) through the Holy Spirit indwelling within the Christian (Heb. 4:12-16) according to the word of God. It is a “I know so” salvation.

(V.18)For the wrath (Strong’s #3709: anger, abhorrence, indignation) of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness (Strong’s #763: impiety, wickedness) and unrighteousness (Strong’s #93: wrongfulness of life, character, or act) of men, who hold the truth (Strong’s #225: what is true in any matter under consideration) in unrighteousness (Strong’s #93: same definition);”. God’s wrath is against impious, wicked lives lived in moral wrongfulness of character and acts in violation of God’s truth. Though they claim to be Godly their lives call God’s word a lie and that calls God a liar!

(V.19)Because that which may be known of God is manifest (Strong’s #5318: apparent, publicly known, to be plainly recognized) in them; for God hath shewed (Strong’s #5319: to render apparent, manifestly declare, open) it unto them (Strong’s #846: himself, herself, themselves, itself).” The italicized words in them above shows the scripture is obviously narrowing down to a group of people within the church at Rome.

(V.20) “For the invisible things (Strong’s #517: that which cannot be seen) of him from the creation (Strong’s #2937: original formation, anything created) of the world are clearly seen (Strong’s #2529: to behold fully), being understood (Strong’s #3539: comprehend, consider, perceive, think) by the things that are made, even his eternal (Strong’s #126: everlasting) power (Strong’s #1411: force, strength, ability) and Godhead (Strong’s #2305: divinity, divine nature); God had made sure this group of Christian people in the Church at Rome Paul is writing about understood God because they had clearly seen the invisible things of God even from the beginning of man! It was written in their Old Testament books of Genesis (Chapters:1-10 ) and in (Lev. 20:13).

(V.21) The numbering is the writers because this verse of scripture must be divided into four parts to be more clearly understood (V.21) #1) Because that, when they knew (Strong’s #1097: come to know, get a knowledge of, perceive, feel, to understand) God, #2) they glorified (Strong’s #1392: honor, esteem, magnify) him not as God, neither were thankful; (Strong’s #2168: to express gratitude) #3) but became vain (Strong’s #3154 to make empty, foolish) in their imaginations, (Strong’s #1261: internal consideration, external debate, inward reasoning) #4) and their foolish (Strong’s #801: unintelligent, by implication wicked, without understanding) heart (Strong’s #2588: the thoughts, feelings, mind) was darkened (Strong’s #4654: to obscure, to cover with darkness).

(V.22)Professing themselves (Strong’s #5335: to assert, affirm, profess, say)  to be (Strong’s #1511: lust after) wise (Strong’s #: 4680: skilled, expert, skilled in letters, cultivated), they became fools (Strong’s #3471: act as a simpleton).”

Regarding (V.22): (Acts 13:8-10 esp. V.10) And said, O full of all subtility (Strong’s #1388: craft, deceit, guile) and mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert (Strong’s #1294: to distort, misinterpret, morally corrupt, perverse, turn away) the right ways of the Lord?) & Gal. 1:6-8 esp. V.7 keywords: pervert the gospel of Christ) People pervert (Strong’s # 1294: distort, misinterpret, morally corrupt, perverse, turn away) God’s Holy Word so they can do just as they wish but the fact remains (Heb. 13:8) they cannot pervert God (2Cor. 5:10) nor change His judgment! Surely you can see the devil’s work in (V.22) because it is the same as the devil said to Eve; (Gen. 3:4-5) “You’re smart; go ahead and eat the forbidden fruit; God didn’t mean that you will really die, ye shall be as gods knowing good and evil!”

(V.23) And changed (Strong’s #236: to make different, to exchange one thing for another) the glory of the uncorruptible (Strong’s #862: un-decaying, not corruptible, immortal) God into an image (Strong’s #1504: statue, representation) made like to corruptible (Strong’s #5349: decayed, perishable) man (Strong’s #444: a human being, whether male or female, generically to include all human individuals) (ALSO: Ask the internet; “were any of the male or female imaginary Greek gods homosexual” and be ready for a surprise.), and to birds (Strong’s #4071: flying animal, winged birds or animals), and four-footed beasts (Strong’s #5074: quadruped), and creeping things (Strong’s book #2062: a reptile, a small animal, serpent).”

(V.24)Wherefore God also gave them up (Strong’s **#3860: to surrender, to yield up, to give into the hands of another) to uncleanness (Strong’s #167: impurity physically or morally) through the lusts (Strong’s #1939: longing, desire for what is forbidden) of their own hearts (Strong’s #2588: thoughts or feelings, mind), to dishonor (Strong’s #818: to render infamous, insult, treat with contempt) their own bodies (Strong’s #4983: slave) between (Strong’s #1722: fixed position in place, time, or state) themselves (Strong’s #1438: himself, herself, itself):” (John 8:44) Jesus said; 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. Satan, the devil, again spoke to their souls “God made you. You are what you are so be that!”

Do you see and sense the reluctance in these words “God also gave them up“? God, through the Holy Spirit, was losing His battle for their souls! It wasn’t too late for them to change.

(V.25)Who (Strong’s #3748: whoever, whatever) changed (Strong’s #3337: to exchange) the truth (Strong’s #225: objectively, what is true in any matter under consideration) of God into a lie (Strong’s #5579: conscious and intentional falsehood), and worshipped (Strong’s #4573: to venerate, adore) and served (Strong’s #3000: to minister, render religious homage) the creature (Strong’s #2937: original formation, creation) more than the Creator (Strong’s #2936: proprietorship of the manufacturer, to create) who is blessed forever. Amen.” Satan again; “Take these good things you can touch and see. God don’t really mean what you think it does. It was only an emotional moment at a bad time in your past. Live in the reality of your present!”

(V.26)For this cause God gave (Strong’s **#3860: to surrender, to yield up, to give into the hands of another)  them (Strong’s #846: himself, herself, themselves, itself) up (Strong’s **#3860: again) to vile (Strong’s #819: disgrace, dishonor, reproach, shame) affections (Strong’s #3806: passion): for even their women did change the natural (Strong’s #5446: physical, instinctive, produced by nature, inborn) use into that which is against nature (Strong’s #5449: the nature of things, the force, laws, order of nature):” Reluctance again; “God gave them up”; God was losing the battle for their souls!

(V.27) And likewise also the men leaving the natural (Strong’s #5446: physical, instinctive, produced by nature, inborn) use (Strong’s #5540: sexual intercourse) of the woman, burned (Strong’s #1572: to inflame deeply) in their lust (Strong’s #3715: excitement of the mind, desire, craving for, eager desire) one toward another; men with men working (Strong’s #2716: to perform, accomplish, achieve) that which is unseemly (Strong’s #808: an indecency, shame), and receiving in themselves (Strong’s #1438: himself, herself, itself) that recompence, (Strong’s #489: requital, correspondence) of their error (Strong’s #4106: fraudulence, a straying from orthodoxy or piety, deceit, to deceive, delusion, one led astray from the right way) which was meet, (Strong’s #1163: impersonally as is necessary).” Satan again; “If it feels good, do it. Do your own thing. You’ve got to have your own space! It is what you are!! How can God condemn you for being what you are!!!”

(V.28) “And even as they did not like (Strong’s #1381: to test, examine, prove, scrutinize, to recognize as genuine) to retain (Strong’s #2192: to have, to hold) God in their knowledge (Strong’s #1922: recognition, full discernment, precise and correct knowledge), God gave them over to a reprobate (Strong’s #96: rejected castaway, reprobate), mind (Strong’s #3563: thoughts, feelings, purposes, desires), to do those things which are not convenient (Strong’s #2520: becoming, to come down);” “Satan, the devil, again; “Start your own Church! It’s OK!”

(V.29, 30, 31) These three verses give a very graphic list of sins this particular group of people are committing. (V.29) The word fornication (Strong’s #4202: illicit (unlawful) sexual intercourse, adultery, homosexuality, intercourse with animals, etc. metaphorically idolatry) is used in this verse and the only sexual activity mentioned in this chapter is homosexual so that classifies how God’s Word views homosexuality.

(V. 30) The words proud (Strong’s #5244: haughty, showing one’s self above others) and boasters (Strong’s #5244: conspicuous above others, overweening estimate of one’s means or merit, despising others or even treating them with contempt, haughty (John 8:44 Greek: keywords: “ye are of your father the devil & Ezek. 28:13-17 describe Satan & V.17 keywords: “lifted up” (Strong’s Hebrew: #1361: haughty, to be proud) show they are like their father the devil and are used in this verse because this group was proud of their “successful” rebellion against God. “Guys, I guess we’ve showed those fundamentalist, conservative, Christians that we know what we’re talking about!” ALSO: (V.30) The phrase “inventors (Strong’s #2182: contriver) of evil things (Strong’s #2556: depraved, wicked, of a bad nature)” used in this verse implies deception, inciting rebellion, recruitment and seduction (because homosexuals cannot procreate).

(V.31) The use of the word covenantbreakers (Strong’s #802: treacherous to compacts, faithless) in this verse **reinforces the fact this group of people had been Christians** because the only way to be in covenant with God in this (Heb. 9:15) New Testament, (Heb. 12:24) New Covenant, Church age is to be saved through (John 3:3-8 & 1Pet. 1:23) the born again experience.

(V.32) Who knowing (Strong’s #1921: to become fully acquainted with, to know thoroughly) the judgment (Strong’s #1345: that which has been deemed right so to have force of law, a judicial decision, sentence) of God, that they which commit (Strong’s #4238: performed repeatedly or habitually, to exercise, practice, to be busy with, carry on) such things are worthy (Strong’s #514: deserving, suitable, due reward) of death (Strong’s #2288: the death of the body with the implied idea of future misery in hell), not only do the same (Strong’s #846: himself, herself, themselves itself), but have pleasure (Strong’s #4909: to think well of in common, assent to, feel gratified with, be pleased) in them that do (Strong’s #4238: performed repeatedly or habitually, to exercise, practice, to be busy with, carry on) them.”


(1Pet. 5:8) “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

(Isa. 14:12) gives the name Lucifer (Strong’s #1966: in the sense of brightness, shining one, morning star). There is more of this scripture ***(Isa. 14:12)*** given, highlighted and underlined, in the fifth paragraph below.

(Ezek. 28:13-17) This scripture describes Lucifer and states he had been in Eden, the garden of God, that he had a heart (Strong’s #3820: mind, emotions, soul), that he was lifted up (Strong’s #1361: haughty, to be proud) because of his beauty and (V.14) he is the anointed (Strong’s #4473: expansion, outspread, to consecrate) cherub that covereth (Strong’s #5226: to hedge about, protecter, stop the approach to). (V.15) The iniquity (Strong’s #5766: wickedness, evil, perverseness) in Lucifer had been revealed by his teaching and deception of Eve in Eden (V.17) Satan was “lifted up(Strong’s #1361: haughty, to be proud) and it had sprung from Lucifer’s pride in his beauty, wisdom (Strong’s #2451 ***skill in war***, to be wise, to teach, shrewdness) and his brightness (Strong’s #3314: splendor).

Can you imagine Lucifer’s thoughts; “I am the great angel, the shining one, and God expects me to protect this puny man and woman from disobeying God, BAH!”

Satan was an especially beautiful angel (Ezek. 28:12-17 esp. V.14) with a special anointing to do the assigned job to protect Adam and Eve from disobeying God (Gen. 3:1-7) but he rebelled against God’s orders, sweetly tempted Eve (Gen.2:17) so they would disobey God and die. He has the same plan for you. Satan is proud, rebellious and willful!

(Gen. 1:26 & 2:7) His pride caused his jealousy because God had given special attention to this man (Adam) He had formed (Strong’s #3335: to mold as a potter) out of the dust of the earth in His own image, God had given Adam the breath of life (Gen. 2:8-25) and then God had started a companionship, friendship relationship with Adam whom He had formed. Satan is proud, jealous, wise and he teaches!

(Rev. 12:9) “the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan”. Old serpent identifies Lucifer from the Garden of Eden as Satan the Devil (Gen. 3:13-15) because he left there as the serpent. ***(Isa. 14:12-15)*** Here Lucifer is called son of the morning and his 5 “I wills” against God are given; #1) “I will ascend (Strong’s #5927: to go up, climb) into heaven, #2) I will exalt (Strong’s Book #7311: exalt self, haughty, to be lofty) my throne above the stars (Strong’s #3556: princes) of God: #3) I will sit also upon the mount (mountain) of the congregation (Strong’s #4150: place of meeting), in the sides (Strong’s #3411: flank, extreme parts) of the north (Strong’s #6828: gloomy and unknown): #4) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds (Strong’s #5645: darkness); #5) I will be like (Strong’s #1819: to compare, to resemble) the most High (Strong’s #5945: the Supreme).”

(1Chron. 21:1-5) (V.1) Satan even entered King David’s thoughts (V.2) and provoked (Strong’s #5496: to incite, allure, instigate, entice) David to tell Joab to  number (Strong’s # 4487: to count, what is now called a census) Israel. (V.3) Joab told David it would cause a trespass (Strong’s #819: guilt, offense, sin, wrong doing). (V.4) David prevailed (V.5) and Joab performed the command. (Ex. 30:12-15) God had not told David to perform the census and David had failed to follow the process of taking a census that God had decreed and Joab had also numbered the men who drew the sword (soldiers). (1Chron. Ch. 18, 19 & 20) David had defeated all of Israel’s enemies. So, obviously Satan had observed that King David was proud and wanted to show off his armies and Satan bored in on that just like he does all of us- God’s people! (V.9-14) God let David decide what punishment God would send and 70,000 men died of pestilence.

(Isa. 14:12) gives the name Lucifer (Strong’s #1966: in the sense of brightness, shining one, morning star). (Luke 22:3-22 esp. V.3 keywords: Then Satan entered into Judas) Satan can and does enter (Strong’s #1525: to come in a man, taking possession of the body of a person) any person, (Luke 22:31 then V.55-60) even a disciple and cause him to betray Jesus, **(Isa. 14:12)** even weakening a whole nation. (Luke 4:1-8) Satan offered Jesus the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would worship him (2Cor. 4:3-4 esp. V.4 keywords: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not) and he could have given them because he is the god of this world.

**(Isa. 14:12)** even weakening a whole nation! You don’t believe it? (Rev. 12:3-4 then 7-9) Remember that Satan, the devil, and his demons are spiritual creatures so it is a spiritual weakening that cause physical events.

(John 4:42, Phil. 3:18-20, & 2Tim. 1:10 among many) Think about all the nations whose national religion will not accept Jesus as God’s Son but accept Jesus as a prophet. And think about all the nations whose national religion is a worship of some philosopher and/or a god of the imagination! (Phil. 3:18-19) Regardless of wealth or armament but because they will not let their citizens consider the reality of what the only God has to offer through Jesus they are condemning their citizens to hell because (2Cor. 4:4 keywords: In whom the god of this world (Satan, the devil) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.) (Rev. 20:10-15) at the judgement their weakness will be plain to see as they scream, writhe, and beg with their eyes bulging in their hideously twisted expressions as strong angels cast them into the lake of fire and brimstone!

***(Luke 13:10-16 esp. V.16 keywords: Satan hath bound Strong’s #1210: a demon preventing her from standing upright) and Jesus loosed her and she was made straight.*** JESUS CAN SET YOU FREE! (Acts 5:1-10) Satan filled the hearts of (Acts 4:27-37 esp. V.31) the newly saved Ananias and his wife Sapphira to lie to the (V.3) Holy Ghost (V.9 “the Spirit of the Lord”) and they died. (Rev. 21:8) ALL LIARS WILL BE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE as described in (Rev 20:10-15).

#1) Satan planned to take over the angels in heaven. #2) (Rev. 12:4-9) One third of the angels did follow him. #3) Satan did defeat Israel as a nation by leading them into sin. Israel disappeared for almost 2,000 years. #4) He plans to completely destroy Israel by using other nations against them and to take over or destroy the church, #5) to be equal to God. Do not underestimate him! 


(1Chron. 21:1) God changed Lucifer’s name to Satan (O.T. Hebrew: Strong’s #7853-54: adversary, to accuse, the arch enemy of good: N.T. Greek: Strong’s #4566-67: the devil, the accuser) due to Lucifer’s rebellion in Eden (Isa. 14:12-15) because he had become God’s adversary through his 5 “I wills” (1Pet. 5:8) Be sober (Strong’s #3525: to be calm and collected, to be temperate, dispassionate, circumspect), be vigilant (Strong’s #1127: watch, give strict attention to, be cautious, active); because your adversary (Strong’s #476: archenemy, opponent, enemy) the devil, as (Strong’s #5613: be like) a roaring lion (Strong’s #3023: ***a brave and mighty hero***), walketh about (Strong’s #4043: to make one’s way, progress; to make due use of opportunities), seeking (Strong’s #2212: to seek in order to find) whom he may devour (Strong’s #2666: gulp entire, drown, swallow)***It makes sense that the roaring lion definition above gives us Satan’s opinion of himself (Ezek. 28:17 keywords: lifted up Strong’s #1361: be haughty, be proud) based on his pride.***

(John 8:44) Jesus described the devil when He accused these men; “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 of the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

(Luke 4:2 keyword: devil: Strong’s **#1228**: a traducer, slanderous, false accuser, metaphorically applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him). (Ezek. 28:13-17) (V.17) Satan was “lifted up(Strong’s #1361: haughty, to be proud) and it had sprung from Lucifer’s pride in his beauty, wisdom (Strong’s #2451 ***skill in war***, to be wise, to teach, shrewdness) and his brightness (Strong’s #3314: splendor). Satan’s ***SKILL IN WAR:*** is shown by this example below.

(Luke 4:1-14) (V.2) “Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness where (V.2) The Devil tempted Jesus for forty days as Jesus fasted and afterward he hungered.   (V.3) “And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.” That challenged Jesus’ physical weakness but (V.4) And Jesus answered him saying, said; “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” (V.5) “And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.”

(V.6) “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.” Read (2Cor. 4:4 keywords: the god of this world: then Rev. 12:9 keywords: deceiveth the whole world) THE DEVIL COULD HAVE GIVEN THEM TO JESUS. Remember **(Isa. 14:12 keywords: even weakening a nation)** from the seventh paragraph above?  Can you imagine the piles of gold and precious jewels, the vast armies, the harems of rulers in all their vulgarity, the evil, the crime, the murder and on and on that he showed Jesus? And the devil said;  (V.7) “If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” (V.8) “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”  

(Psalm 91) is for a trusting and faithful person who affirms his status as safe and sound even during a time of calamity and distress. If you do not believe it click on the commentary The Holy Spirit & You and scroll the menu to the two part article I Have Experienced Christian Physical Death on this website and read that.

(V.9) And he brought Jesus to Jerusalem and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God cast thyself down from hence:  (V.10) “For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:” (V.11) And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”

(Psa. 91:11-12) It is written in my Bible (V.11) “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” (V.12) “They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

BUT: Satan had quoted it wrong to trick Jesus. In (V.10) Satan left out in all thy ways and in (V.11) Satan had added at any time and placed in their hands in a different place. If you compare them closely you will see that the three misquotes which, for effect, would change the scripture from a trust in God by a faithful person to a challenge and thus tempt God.

Of course Jesus understood! (V.12) “And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” (V.13) “And when the devil had ended all temptation, he departed from him for a season (Strong’s #2540: opportunity, convenient, due season, short while).


From above: wisdom (Strong’s #2451 ***skill in war***, to be wise, to teach, shrewdness)” You can bet your life Satan will tempt you the same way he did Jesus and he will be back again, again and again. If you don’t believe Satan, the devil’s,*** skill in war*** check out the various denominations and the great number of various beliefs, the variety of available Bibles, the variety of the interpretations of God’s word, the churches that say; “Well that part of the Bible don’t apply to us!” Look at the differences between the Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Mennonite, and Catholic churches; and on and on and on. Ask Wikipedia for a list of Christian denominations and you will see some of the differences in their beliefs etc.

BUT GOD SAID; (1Cor. 3:1-3) “And I brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual (Strong’s #4152: non-carnal), but as unto carnal (Strong’s #4559: unregenerate), even as unto babes (Strong’s #3516: figuratively a simple-minded person, an immature Christian) in Christ. I have fed you with milk (Strong’s #1051: a metaphor for less difficult Christian truths), and not with meat: hitherto ye were not able to bear it neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal (Strong’s #4559: unregenerate) for whereas there is among you envying (Strong’s #2205: zeal, jealousy, malice, indignation), and strife (Strong’s #2054: quarrel, wrangling, contention, debate, variance), and divisions (Strong’s #1370: disunion, dissension, sedition), are ye not carnal (Strong’s #4559: unregenerate), and walk as men (Strong’s #444: a human being, whether male or female)?” I have stressed the definition of the word carnal in the above scripture (1Cor. 3:1-3):

BECAUSE GOD SAID (Rom. 8:6-7) “For to be carnally minded (Strong’s #5427: mental inclination thoughts and purposes) is death (Strong’s #2288: death of the body with the implied future misery in hell); but to be spiritually (Strong’s #4151: Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit) minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity (Strong’s #2189: hostility, a reason for opposition) against (Strong’s #1519: unto, towards) God: for it is not subject (Strong’s #5293: to arrange under, to subordinate, obey, to submit to one’s control, to yield to one’s admonition or advise) to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

(Matt. 4:3) The Devil is called the tempter (Strong’s #3985: tester, scrutinize, entice, examine). (Matt. 4:1 keyword: devil: (Strong’s **#1228**: a traducer, slanderous, false accuser, metaphorically applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him). A traducer speaks falsely, maliciously, to lead. Satan is our adversary, a tempter (tester), a false accuser, a slanderer, speaks maliciously and he leads!

(Rev. 12:9) Satan is identified as the great dragon (Strong’s #1404-1405: to fascinate, to capture, to grasp, to entrap, to take). Satan is also identified as that old serpent. Old serpent signifies he was in Eden. (Isa. 14:29 keyword: serpent’s Strong’s book # 5172: to hiss, to whisper, #1) to prognosticate, #2) is an enchanter, #3) and uses incantation.

COMPLETE INTERNET DEFINITIONS: #1) To prognosticate is defined to diligently observe and learn by experience and to predict by using present indications as a guide. #2) To enchant is defined to cast under a spell, bewitch, to attract and delight completely. #3) An incantation is verbal charms spoken, chanted or sung designed to produce a particular emotional effect.

Satan fascinates, grasps, entraps, takes, whispers into man’s thoughts, diligently observes, learns by experience, predicts by using present indicators such as a person’s thoughts, actions, reactions and emotions as a guide, casts under a spell, bewitches, attracts and delights completely, inspires people by verbal charms spoken, chanted or sung which is designed to produce a particular effect, think: Rap, Jazz, Pop, Rock, C&W and etc. AND the music in other languages, which enhances the mood (emotions) for one to commit sin. He inspires sorcery, magic and witchcraft. through his (Ezek. 28:17) wisdom (Strong’s #2451 from #2449 ***skill in war***, to be wise, to teach, shrewdness) and his brightness (Strong’s #3314: splendor).

Satan, in his ***skill in his war*** against mankind, has had almost 6,000 Biblical years to observe mankind and learn about us and he can accurately predict what we think because basic mankind has not changed.

(Rev. 12:9) The great dragon, the serpent, the Devil and Satan are names for the same supernatural person. The devil’s method: (2Cor. 11:3 keywords: “as the serpent beguiled (Strong’s #1818: to seduce wholly and to deceive)” Eve through his subtility; (Strong’s #3834: adroit trickery, sophistry, cunning, craftiness,. Sophistry defined by Oxford languages dictionary is: the use fallacious arguments with the intention of deceiving. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/ defines sophisticated: to use sophistry, to cause to be less natural, to corrupt or pervert. (Gen. 3:1-5) Basically the devil lies, seduces, perverts and corrupts mankind any way possible! (Gen. 3:6-24) Eve and Adam chose death instead of life and chose a cursed world instead of a paradise! What about you? (Rev. 20:10-15) Eternal life or eternal death??

(Luke 4:2 keyword devil: Strong’s #1228: a traducer, slanderous, false accuser, metaphorically applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him)

Acts 20:29-30 keywords: shall grievous wolves enter among you, not sparing the flock,; Rom. 16:17-18 keywords: For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, 2Cor. 11:13-15 (V.13) “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. (V.14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (V.15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers (Strong’s #1249: one who executes the commands of another: obviously Satan tells them what to preach and teach) of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” Col. 2:8 keywords: Beware (Strong’s #991: look on, behold, perceive, see, regard, take heed) lest any man (Strong’s #5100: some or any person or object) spoil (Strong’s book #2071: shall come to pass, fall, what would follow) you through philosophy (Strong’s #5285: love of wisdom, used either of zeal for or skill in any art or branch of knowledge) and vain (Strong’s #2756: empty, void of truth) deceit (Strong’s #539: delusion),

2Tim. 4:3-4 keywords: And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (Strong’s #3454: fiction), 1John 2:15-18 keywords: even now are there many antichrists (Strong’s #500: opponent, adversary of the Messiah Jesus);and 1John 4:1 keywords: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (Strong’s #1381: to test, examine, prove, scrutinize to see whether a thing is genuine) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets (Strong’s #5578: pretended foreteller or religious imposter) are gone out into the world. (1Cor.12:31) “Covet earnestly (Strong’s #2206: to burn with zeal) the best gifts (Strong’s #2206: a spiritual endowment):” (1Cor. 12:4-11 esp. V.10) This scripture gives the spiritual gifts for which we are to covet earnestly and “discerning (Strong’s #1253: judicial estimation) of spirits (Strong’s #4151: human the rational soul, vital principle, mental disposition, etc. OR superhuman, an angel, demon, OR divine God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit)” is one of those spiritual gifts. Read again (V.15) in the above paragraph.

The highlighted words above, philosophy, turn away their ears, shall be turned unto fables and false prophets all speak what Satan tells them to speak!

(Rev. 12:1-17 esp. V.11- remember this- keywords: they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.) This part of the commentary is simply a Holy Spirit revealed, scripture based guide into the personality and work of Satan the Devil. (Eph. 6:10-18) You will be shown how to beat Satan by tapping into the power of God’s word and the Holy Spirit because you surely can’t beat him by yourself.

Among other things (John 8:44) the Devil seeks to murder you forever, (1Pet. 5:8) he seeks to devour you so you will become part of him and thus work for him, (John 8:44) he will lie to you so you will destroy yourself, (2Cor. 4:4) he will blind you so you will destroy other Christians and lost people (read this 2Cor. 11:13-15) and Satan and his ministers can make wrong look right. He is your greatest enemy.

THINK ABOUT THIS: *(James 1:12-16)* *(V.12)*Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried (Strong’s #1384: after assay to be found acceptable, approved), he shall receive the crown (Strong’s #4735: a symbol of honor) of life (Strong’s #2222: the absolute fullness of life), which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. *(V.13)* Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:”

*(V.14)*But every man is tempted,” #1) man’s part, “when he is drawn away of his own lust (Strong’s #1939: a longing especially for what is forbidden, craving), “and enticed (Strong’s #1185: to delude, allure, entrap, beguile, to bait, catch by bait). *(V.15)* Then when lust hath conceived (Strong’s #4815: to clasp, seize, arrest, capture), it bringeth forth sin (Strong’s #266: offence, to miss the mark, to be mistaken, to be without a share in): and sin, when it is finished (Strong’s #658: consummate), it bringeth forth death (Strong’s #2288: the death of the body with the implied idea of future misery in hell).

Remember from above? #2) and the devil’s part is Satan fascinates, grasps, entraps, takes, whispers into man’s thoughts, diligently observes, learns by experience, predicts by using present indicators such as a person’s thoughts, actions, reactions and emotions as a guide, casts under a spell, bewitches, attracts and delights completely, inspires people by verbal charms spoken, chanted or sung which is designed to produce a particular effect, think: Rap, Jazz, Pop, Rock, C&W and etc. AND the music in other languages, which enhances the mood (emotions) for one to commit sin. He inspires sorcery, magic and witchcraft. through his (Ezek. 28:17) wisdom (Strong’s #2451 from #2449 ***skill in war***, to be wise, to teach, shrewdness) and his brightness (Strong’s #3314: splendor).

(1John 2:16) Pride will cause a man to resent being told he cannot do something he wants to do OR: to be told he must do something he doesn’t want to do. (James 1:14-15) Lust will cause a man to desire and take a forbidden thing, regardless of the cost, even if he/she joins a church that condones homosexuality as a legitimate Christian activity and lifestyle, even if it causes him/her to lose salvation or never find salvation and miss heaven with Jesus.

(Matt. 19:4-5) Jesus said man and woman were made for each other from the very beginning. SO: Civil marriage between homosexuals does not make right their sin according to God’s word. Part 1 of the Introduction to the Sin in Church commentary explains how constitutional civil law will help bring on the destruction of America.

(ROM. 1:1-32) Homosexual lifestyle is a perfect example to use while investigating how (2Pet. 2:1) But there were false prophets (Strong’s #5578: a pretended foreteller or religious imposter) also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers (Strong’s #5572: propagator of erroneous Christian doctrine) among you, who privily shall bring in (Strong’s #3919: introduce surreptitiously) damnable (Strong’s #684: destroying, utter destruction) heresies (Strong’s #139: act of taking, capture), even denying (Strong’s #720: contradict, disavow, reject) the Lord that that bought (Strong’s #59: to purchase, to redeem) them, and bring upon themselves (Strong’s #1438: himself, herself, itself) swift (Strong’s #5031: impending, shortly) destruction (Strong’s #684: ruin or loss, physical, spiritual or eternal).

(1Cor. 12:10 keywords: “discerning: Strong’s #1253: distinguishing, judging, of spirits”: Strong’s #4151: human the rational soul, vital principle, mental disposition, etc. OR superhuman, an angel, demon, OR divine God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit).

*(John 1:1-17 esp. V.1-4 & 14 then 1John 1:1 thru 2:2 esp. 1:1-4 keyword in both: Word (Strong’s #3056: something said, the thought, reasoning, motive, the Divine Expression i.e. Christ: internet definition of i.e.: it stands for the Latin words id est which are defined: that is to say or in other words or that is- to say the same thing another way) SO: JESUS IS THE LIVING WORD OF GOD! **(2Tim. 3:16) “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine (Strong’s #1319: instruction, learning, teaching), for reproof (Strong’s #1650: proof, conviction, evidence), for correction (Strong’s #1882: straightening up again, rectification, reformation, correction), for instruction (Strong’s #3809: education, training, disciplinary correction, chastisement, instruction) in righteousness (Strong’s # 1343: equity of character or act, the condition acceptable to God, state of him who is as he ought to be, justification): ***IF YOU DENY THE WORD OF GOD YOU HAVE DENIED JESUS!***

(Rev. 12:7-9 then Eph. 6:11-12 See the second paragraph above for the definition of spirits) Satan is the god of this world (2Cor 4:3-4) (V.3) “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them who are lost (Strong’s #622: to destroy fully):” (V4) “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not (Strong’s #571: unfaithful, faithless), lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

From above: Remember that Jesus is the living Word of God. If you deny God’s Word you have denied Jesus Himself. SO: Pray, see and understand the Devil’s confusing, blinding, inspiring, tempting, and possessing as he constructs this deception, recruitment, rebellion and seduction based on his own rebellion against God as he helps this group of Christians destroy themselves while they follow their own carnal desires.


***It is absolutely obvious that in (Eph. 6:10-18) Paul uses the Roman physical armor as a metaphor for how any Christian must spiritually armor himself to stand against the Devil’s spiritual assaults on a Christian’s soul or by physical assaults by Satan’s followers. It was all Paul had because Rome was the strongest army at that time in history and they had subjugated Israel and had Roman troops stationed throughout Israel to ensure that Israel followed Rome’s dictates. Examples: (John 18:29-19:23 and Acts 10:1-48 then Acts 12:19-23 & Acts 24:7 thru 26:32 esp. V32).***

(Eph. 6:10-18) (V.10) “Finally, my brethren, be strong (Strong’s #1743: empower, enable) in the Lord, and in the power (Strong’s #2904: ability, force, strength) of his might.

(V.11) Put on the whole armour (Strong’s #3833: full, complete) of God, that ye may be able to stand against (Strong’s #4314: to the advantage of) the wiles (Strong’s #3180: cunning arts, deceit, craft, trickery) of the devil (Strong’s #1228: Satan).

(V.12) “For we wrestle (Strong’s #3823: the Christian’s struggle with the power of evil) not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (Strong’s #746: the beginning, origin, the first person in a series, the leader. NOTE: Rev. 12:4 & 7-9 one third of the angels followed Satan in his rebellion. There was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against Satan and his angels. Satan and his angels were cast out of heaven to the earth. END OF NOTE), against powers (Strong’s #1849: power of choice, liberty to do as one pleases), against the rulers (Strong’s #1888: lord of this world, prince of this age, the devil and his demons. NOTE: Demons are the rebellious angels. See above! END OF NOTE) of the darkness (Strong’s #4655: obscurity, of ignorance, respecting divine things and human duties, and the accompanying ungodliness and immorality, together with their consequent misery in hell, persons in whom darkness becomes visible and holds sway) of this world (Strong’s #165: for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity), against spiritual (Strong’s #4152: relating to the human spirit or rational soul, belonging to a spirit, higher than man but inferior to God) wickedness (Strong’s #4189: depravity, malice, plots, sins, iniquity, evil purposes and desires) in high places (Strong’s book #2032: above the sky, celestial).

(V.13) “Wherefore take unto you (Strong’s #353: to take up, receive up, take in) the whole armour (Strong’s #3833: full armour, all, whole) of God, that ye may be able to withstand (Strong’s #436: to set oneself against, to resist, oppose) in the evil (Strong’s #4190: full of labours, annoyances, hardships, of a time of full of peril to Christian faith and steadfastness; causing pain and trouble) day (Strong’s #2250: the time between sunrise and sunset, or a metaphor for a time for abstaining from indulgence, vice, crime, because they are committed in darkness), and having done (Strong’s #2716: to work fully, accomplish, to finish) all (Strong’s #537: the whole) to stand (Strong’s #2476: to place).

(V.14) “Stand (Strong’s #2476: to place) therefore, having your loins (Strong’s #3751: hip area) girt about (Strong’s #4024: to fasten garments with a girdle or belt) with truth (Strong’s #225: objectively, what is true in any matter under consideration), and having on the breastplate (Strong’s #2382: the part of the body from neck to navel) of righteousness (Strong’s #1343: equity of character or act, especially Christian justification);

 (V.15) “And your feet shod (Strong’s #5265: to put on ones sandals or shoes) with the preparation (Strong’s book #2090: prepare, provide, make ready) of the gospel (Strong’s #2097: to announce good news, declare, glad tidings) of peace (Strong’s #1515: quietness, rest, harmony, concord);

(V.16) “Above (Strong’s #1909: over, upon) all (Strong’s #3956: individually, each, any, every, the whole), taking (Strong’s #353: to take up, raise) the shield (Strong’s #2375: a large oblong, four cornered shield) of faith (Strong’s #4102: persuasion in or conviction of moral truth; a firm belief in the truthfulness of God or religious truth, particularly reliance upon Christ for salvation), wherewith (Strong’s #1722: in, by, with) ye shall be able (Strong’s #1410: have power whether by virtue of one’s own ability and resources, or of a state of mind, or through favorable circumstances. To be capable, strong and powerful) to quench (Strong’s #4570: to extinguish) all (Strong’s #3956: individually, each, every, any, the whole, everyone, all things, everything) the fiery (Strong’s #4448: to be ignited, to be inflamed by anger, grief, lust) darts (Strong’s #956: a missile) of the wicked (Strong’s #4190: bringing toils, annoyances, perils; of a time full of peril to Christian faith and steadfastness; causing pain and trouble).

(V.17) “And take (Strong’s #1209: accept, receive) the helmet (Strong’s #4030: the protection of the soul which consists in (the hope of) salvation) of salvation (Strong’s #4992: saving, bringing salvation), and the sword (Strong’s #3162: a knife, figuratively, war, judicial punishment) of the Spirit (Strong’s #4151: Christ’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit), which is the word (Strong’s #4487: that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken) of God (Strong’s #2316: the Supreme Deity):”

(V18) “Praying (Strong’s #4336: to pray to God, supplicate, worship, to offer prayers) always (Strong’s #1722: give self wholly to) with all (Strong’s #3956: individually, each, every, any, the whole, everyone, all things, everything) prayer (Strong’s #4335: pray earnestly, prayer addressed to God) and supplication (Strong’s #1162: need, indigence, want, privation, penury, seeking, asking, entreating to God) in (Strong’s #1722: in, by, with) the Spirit (Strong’s #4151: the Holy Spirit), and watching (Strong’s #69: keep awake, to be circumspect, attentive, ready) thereunto with all perseverance (Strong’s Book #4343: persistency) and supplication (same as above) for (Strong’s #4012: about, concerning, on account of) all (same as above) the saints (Strong’s #40: sacred, physically pure, morally blameless).”

(John 4:23) Jesus said; “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit (Strong’s #4151: the rational soul) and in truth (Strong’s #225: what is true appertaining to God and the duties of man, moral and religious truth): for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”

A Christian, a congregation, or a denomination that teaches a scripturally forbidden act or lifestyle is permitted (Rev. 2:20-23) is, in reality, embracing sin, justifying sin and giving “scriptural advice” that is wrong that will cause an individual to go to hell (Rev. 20:10-15) and then on to the lake of fire where Satan and his demons will be with you forever to torment you endlessly and death will be with you forever, always on the agonizing cusp of death but never able to accomplish it. Where do you choose to be in your forever?

PLEASE READ (1Tim. 6:1-11 esp. V.3-5 keyword: withdraw: defined: (Strong’s #868: remove, depart, instigate to revolt) & (V.11) keyword: flee: defined: (Strong’s #5343 seek safety by flight, run away, to shun or avoid by flight) If you are a Holy Scripture believing Christian and your congregation or denomination has embraced the acceptance of homosexuality as an acceptable Christian lifestyle withdraw from that, flee for your eternal life and find a congregation or denomination that preaches and teaches the truth and attend church there. BECAUSE:

Chromosomes are composed of genes which are composed of DNA. Women have an XX genome. Men have an XY genome. The male genome determines the sex of the embryo. When the woman’s egg is fertilized by a man’s sperm cell with the X chromosome the embryo develops into a female with an XX genotype. When the sperm cell carries a Y chromosome a male embryo develops with the XY genotype. That is the law of nature (natural).

This physical fact proves (Rom. 1:20-22 esp. V.21 keyword: imagination: Strong’s #1261: internal consideration, external debate, dispute, imagination, reasoning, thought) the concept of homosexuality is of the imagination because sexual identity can be spiritually changed by Deception, Rebellion, Recruitment and Seduction or various combinations of these four sources.

I have an acquaintance who is a homosexual and I have asked him to go to church with me many times. He and I have discussed Jesus, salvation and God many times. One day when I once more asked him to go to church with me he started crying; not the boo hoo type, but just a pouring of tears and a desperately wounded expression on his face. With those tears pouring down his face and dampening his shirt collar he recounted this story.

“I went to church a few years ago. After service the Pastor was shaking hands and saying goodbye at the door. My turn came and he asked me to come back again. I said; Are you sure you want me to; I’m a homosexual?” That Pastor jerked his hand back from our handshake like I was nasty and made a great show of quickly walking to the bathroom in the church foyer where we stood. He left the door open so everyone could see him while he thoroughly washed his hands. The crowd’s eyes were boring into me and I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life.”

(Matt. 23:13) That pastor acted in a carnal, (unregenerate) manner toward a homosexual because he let a human frailty (homophobia) guide his reaction. He did not act like a Christ representative. The Pastor was probably guided by his pride when he made a “show” of his religiosity by washing His hands of a lost person (sinner) in front of people and humiliated my acquaintance right out of church (Psa. 1:1-6) without inviting him back for an opportunity to repent and be saved.

If a homosexual comes to your church seeking salvation he or she deserves the same love, kindness, courtesy and respect you would show any other lost person such as a thief, liar, adulterer even murderer, please click on the commentary The Holy Spirit & You, scroll the menu to the article Old Walter: A Chosen Vessel (Part 2) and read how a murder who had spent 21 years in prison for murder got saved. A Christian should show a homosexual the same courtesy, kindness and respect outside the church house as he does any other lost person. But a Christian can join and/or support a political/social organization that is against the institution of homosexuality as long as he maintains his Christian life, through the Holy Spirit, according to the guidelines given in the Holy Bible.

“Homophobia” is defined as the fear of homosexuals or homosexuality. I have had people, both Christian and non-Christian, tell me that they don’t want to be seen with a homosexual because they are afraid someone might think they are also a homosexual. This is for Christians. (1John 4:8 & 16 then V.18) “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” THEN: (V.18) “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

Remember this about God: (1John 4:19) “We love him, because he first loved us.” (Rom. 5:8) “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (1John 4:17) “—: because as he is, so are we in this world.” A Christian is expected to love sinners, period. Christians are not supposed to be a victim of homophobia; (Eph. 2:22 keywords: an habitation of God through the Spirit) we are supposed to be a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit and show God’s love. The discussion concerning the rebellion, deception, recruitment and seduction accomplished by people and the Devil ends here.

(John 3:16 & Rom. 5:8) God loves all people. Salvation is open to you no matter who you are or what you have done. What you do after salvation, succeed or fail, is between God and you, as determined by God’s word, through the Holy Spirit of God. Click on the commentary Sin in Church scroll the menu to the article Backsliding: The Failure Principal and read that.

(Phil. 2:5-8) Jesus, though equal with God, came as a servant. (John 12:26) Christians are saved to be servants of Christ and through that service (Gal. 5:13) Christians are to serve one another. Christians are free and our servitude to Jesus and one another is voluntary because we love Him.

Every opportunity to serve Jesus and each other, every day, 24/7/365, is a choice and Jesus said (Matt. 6:24) “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.

(Matt. 25:14-30) Jesus spoke a parable about servants and their service and at the end He said unprofitable (useless) servants would be cast into outer (exterior) darkness (obscurity) where there will be weeping (lamentation) and gnashing (grating) of teeth. That sounds like hell to me; what do you think about it? The Bible says homosexuality is against nature so the true to God’s Word church affiliated people reject homosexuality because God’s Word says it is wrong. The non-Church affiliated people simply reject homosexuality through the (Rom. 1:26-27 keyword in both: natural: (Strong’s #5446: physical, by implication instinctive, produced by nature, inborn, governed by the instincts of nature) natural instinct that directs people.

In other words people just naturally “emotionally feel” homosexuality is wrong and that rejection is what “political correctness” is seeking to destroy in both the church affiliated and the non-church affiliated population.

(Rev. 21:8 & 1Cor. 6:9-10 esp. V.9) These scriptures give a list of sins done by people and they plainly state the people who commit them will not inherit the kingdom of God. When a thief accepts salvation he must stop stealing. The same thing applies to drunkards, liars, fornicators, idolaters, adulterers.

AND they must stop sinning when they accept salvation. SO, according to scripture, homosexuals must also stop performing homosexual acts after they accept salvation. I personally know a homosexual who has accepted salvation, stopped his homosexual activity and is working and thriving in his church; so, it can be done.

A Christian’s successful relationship with God depends on how much they love God (Luke 11:9-13) and how they cultivate Holy Spirit power through study, obedience and prayer. Yes, it would be easy to start a “thief church” that teaches stealing is accepted OR: a “liar church” that teaches telling lies is accepted OR: a “murder church” OR: a “homosexual church”. Check out the church of Satan and the church of Pot on the internet. OR: a “whatever church” that okays any sin. (John 14:15-26) As has been shown many times in this website the only “true Church” is composed of blood washed, born again, Holy Spirit led, Holy Scripture obeying, believers in Jesus Christ.

GOD BLESS YOU. I hope and pray you make it to heaven because I love you BUT, MORE IMPORTANT (John 3:15-17) GOD LOVES YOU! (1John 4:8 & 16) BECAUSE GOD IS LOVE, PURE LOVE, LIVING LOVE! If you desire salvation read the one article commentary Breath of Life or if you are a backslid Christian and desire to come back to God click on the commentary Sin in Church, scroll the menu to the article Backsliding: The Failure Principal and read it. Both are on this website.