A LESSON IN DISCERNMENT
Dear Reader, here is an opportunity to learn about the wiles of satan. Many times he presents people with two choices: one has the appearance of being good and the other evil --when in reality they are both evil! For example, Martin Luther and Roman Catholicism - both led by satan.
The Roman Catholic Church and Martin Luther both set aside the sabbath commandment of God to keep the traditions of men. Neither had the truth because the Psalmist defines the truth: "and THY LAW IS THE TRUTH." Psalms 119:142
Satan's goal is to remove the fear of God so that people will not depart from evil. He has many devices and through deception causes much confusion. Nevertheless, it is a serious error to think that God would leave his people without solid assurance that they may know the truth! Jesus said:
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Here is the test of having the truth and knowing God:
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Martin Luther: "Let Your Sins Be Strong"
"No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day. Do you think such an exalted Lamb paid merely a small price with a meager sacrifice for our sins?" Let Your Sins Be Strong: A Letter From Luther to Melanchthon Letter no. 501, 1 August 1521, "Luther's Correspondence", Lutheran Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1918, II, p.50