Evil often appears in seductive beauty, and this is the aspect of it that we are going to consider this morning. Read about sociopaths, psychopaths, and narcissists and you will find consistently that their victims found them "unusually charming" at first. Being wise about evil means knowing these things.
Great Sermon! Yes Mary, It is a terrible thing to be targeted so many times. But Thank GOD we are now wiser.
I am following GOD"S instructions and reading Proverbs everyday. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the LORD. Reading Proverbs will instruct us in our daily living and how to recognize evil.
Blessings to you,
Mary T (6/6/2016)
Great Sermon! Another excellent body of wise wisdom on the nature of evil.
I read Vanessa's comment. I too have been the victim of evil men more than once. How sad it is to escape one to only be deceived by another. I do not know why this happens to some of us women. But I do have an idea. We are left so vulnerable after escaping an evil abusive man, there is virtually no one in the 'church' that understands, instead you find yourself the object of gossip, or you are avoided, or looked down upon, or worse still blamed for that happened to you. (You 'let' it happen. You should have known better. We don't believe that you were deceived by this man. It's all your fault for getting involved with him...etc). So we are left largely alone, or fully alone, now a pariah of sorts. This makes us doubly vulnerable, even more vulnerable than the original varied reasons that we were an easy target for an evil man in the first place. And then comes satan, right in a moment of weakness and lonlieness with just the words and comforts we want to hear and feel, in the form of an angel of light, in the form of words dripping with honey, in the form of a charming, confident man promising us the world, and claiming Christ. Oh what a tragedy to fall victim a second, third or fourth time. I had no one around teachin
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Thank you for this sermon I thank the LORD for finding this site. Most people just do not understand, but GOD knows, and I am so happy that I've found others that do!!
I married a narcissist, escaped after 11 years. Several years later, met what I thought was a Christian man, but turned out to be a raging narcissist. I want everyone to know, GOD warned me several times. It's so dangerous not to listen.
After I confronted this man about his darkness, he went on to destroy my reputation and my character at church. What hurts the most, is that everyone belived him after my reaching out for help and understanding. They never bothered to reach out to me, just believed the worst. I tried to keep going to church in the hopes that the LORD would make my innocence shine like noonday sun, but things got so bad, the Pastor yelled at me in church saying to me, "Now we all know what kind of woman you really are"! I sat there in silence until the end of Bible Study, and left in silence and deep pain in which I still feel. I never returned. It's so hard to be seen as the evil one while he goes on in the church and is praised and protected. Although I cry, I kind of beleive that perhaps GOD did not want me there. Thank you for your work and service to our Great LORD!
Thanks for listening.