In his letter to the Galatians, Paul warns believers about the dangers of turning away to alternative gospels, even if they’re found on the lips of an apostle or an angel from heaven. But what if Satan himself actually authored his own gospel? What might it look like, and what might some of its popular slogans be? Jared Wilson recently devoted some time to this thought experiment, the results of which he published in his recent book, The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God that Sound Like the Truth. On this episode Shane Rosenthal talks with Jared about this writing project along with his concerns for the contemporary church.
Very often Satan works by means of hiding the poison inside a kernel of truth, so his lies have either a ring of truth or they’re a kind of half truth. The first temptation to Adam and Eve didn’t come with a bold proposition. Instead, the devil began by subtly questioning what God had already said which planted a seed of a little bit of doubt that opened up the doorway to deception.Jared Wilson
The gospel according to satan
Author: Jared Wilson
Some lies are repeated so often they seem to be common sense. That’s why lies about God are so dangerous. The Gospel According to Satan examines eight lies the enemy wants us to believe and provides eight lines of counterattack against them. Jared C. Wilson reveals why these lies appeal to us, shows how they harm us, and provides ways to counteract them. We can renounce Satan’s counterfeit gospel, but first we must see it for what it is.
Author: Michael Horton
Christians have always had their differences, but never in church history have there been so many statistics indicating that many Christians today are practicing what can only be described as “Christless Christianity.” Christless Christianity guides the reader to a greater understanding of a big problem within the American religious setting, namely the creeping fog of countless sermons in churches across the country that focus on moralistic concerns and personal transformation rather than the theology of the cross. Michael Horton’s analysis of the contemporary church points believers back to the power of a gospel that should never be assumed.