Since almost ALL of mankind is currently deceived by Satan (as well as by the world’s stories), many operate using a kind of satanic SHORTHAND for mental tasks.
This allows the deceived one to ‘think’ about the world around him (and his proper place in it) without really thinking at all.
This sort of satanic shorthand allows the one who practices it a way of operating in the world without FACTS which are contrary to the shorthand user’s point of view. This sort of thinking SHORT CIRCUITS the traditional methods of judgment by man.
The Bible declares a man should LISTEN to what someone has to say on a matter before making a decision.
“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.”
But one of the GREATEST statements of Satan’s shorthand declares that judging a man by what he says is unnecessary.
“I don’t have to listen to him! I already know what he will say!”
IF a reader watches or listens to or reads something which is HEAVILY weighed to one point of view politically, then he likely already operates using a sort of satanic mental shorthand.
Whenever he encounters a piece which is HEAVILY weighed to the same point of view as his own, he likely will have foregone any involved thinking on a matter: the ones who have supplied the piece he is digesting have already done his thinking for him.
IF the same man encounters a piece which is HEAVILY weighed to the opposite point of view than the one the man holds, he will likely forego any involved thinking on the matter: the ones who have supplied the piece he is digesting have already done his thinking for him.
What a time-saver!
Whenever a committed conservative hears the word “liberal” he IMMEDIATELY mentally substitutes all of the unpleasant ideas about “liberals” he has heard from his indoctrination station.
VOILA! No heavy thinking is required!
The same process holds true of the committed progressive.
Whenever someone associates “Christianity” with “backwards,” “primitive” or “mentally challenged,” he is using his satanic shorthand.
It is VERY doubtful that this person came to his beliefs about Christianity by performing a rigorous reasoning.
It is MUCH MORE LIKELY that this person came to his beliefs about Christianity from his satanic mental shorthand, which achieves the effect of “thinking with very little thinking.”
And that is the ESSENCE of Satan’s shorthand.
DOES the reader ever catch himself leaping to the conclusion of a matter before he hears the particulars of the matter?
DOES the reader justify this by thinking, “I’ve already got enough information to make a decision“?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 2, 2022.]
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