--Jesus Christ; Luke 10:18
And he's been here ever since, the Father of Lies (John 8:44).
As a man, carnal and of the flesh, a sinner saved only through the grace of God through acknowledging and openly honoring his greatest sacrifice on my account in Jesus Christ, the Light created on the First Day before the sun, moon and celestial bodies were created (Genesis 1.), I recognize the works of the devil, of the fallen angel (not equal in power with God, but a fallen server) who formerly controlled me, so, here are steps he takes to justify himself in the hearts and minds of men and women:
1.) Remove God, who had him cast out of Heaven.
2.) Justify the killing of innocents as "choice"
This, including late term, 8th and 9th month killings of the baby. This, from the president who, as a Senator, fought alone to defend the infanticide of a baby who had the audacity to survive an abortion:
Not to mention the murdered Christians and Jews of the "Arab Spring" he and democrats endorse and promote.
3.) Stoke the "populist" fires of envy and covetousness, and support--no, demand "redistribution of wealth" i.e., theft of property from rightful owners through punitive taxation and "redistribuiting" it through "entitlements":
"You didn't build that. Someone else made that happen," he says. Pointing an accusatory finger.
"Corporate jets. Corporate jets...spread the wealth around," he says. That finger again waves.
4.) And lie. To use his words, "make no mistake": everyone in today's democrat party will tell you exactly what they think you want to hear, to get your vote. Here are some examples of lies by a democrat:
A water moccasin/cottonmouth pit viper I happened upon crossin' the road in the Park while going fly fishing for "me reds". I was headed west. He was headed east. Looks like he made it all the way to Washington, D.C.
We Americans are bigger than all the above deceit for power, which is immediatly and heavily lorded over us.
Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove (know) what is the will of God, what is (the) good and acceptable and perfect (will of God)
There is but one way I have found to do the above, to renew the mind: read the Word of God. It is defense against all lies.
Be open to truth, receive it, and the lies will be clear. And know that those who proclaim to have an open mind are often merely "open" to every form of deceit and evil, and closed to the very Truth that can save them. So they spite it when they could embrace it, instead..
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.
--II Timothy 4:3,4
I'm not worthy, but in acknowledging my unworthiness through Christ's--the Light's--worthiness and His sacrifice for me I am washed and made worthy before God, who is Spirit. And so He works in me, slowly transforming me into His own image. He's got a "long road to hoe," in me.
The Blood He shed, the Water of His baptism, and the Holy Spirit of God that rest upon him are three witnesses to Christ (who is the Truth, a Holy Vaccine against all the deceit which I've listed and more that we're pounded with daily), and these three witnesses agree--I John 5:8.