Children of the Devil EGP Blog post from April 21, 2013

All these recent tragedies prove that people under Satan’s controlling power will use whatever they can to do his bidding…

John 10:10 ()

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

John 10:10 Or have abundance

John 8:44 ()

“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:44a Lit the lie
John 8:44b Lit it

1 John 3:7–11 ()

[7] Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; [8] the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. [9] No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. [10] By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother. [11] For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;

1 John 3:8 Lit sins
1 John 3:9a Or begotten
1 John 3:9b Or begotten
1 John 3:10 Lit everyone

Push back the darkness by praying not only for those hurt by these senseless tragedies, but also for those so deceived by Satan they cause them.