Satan is the god of confusion

/Some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert
the gospel of Christ. (Galatians 1:7 NIV)/

It does not require a great deal of intelligence in order to recognize
that, throughout the history of God's work, the master-stroke of the
great perverter has been confusion.

 God is not the God of confusion, but of order.
 Satan is the god of confusion. To get order out of
chaos, God said: "Let there be light." To get chaos out of order,
Satan says "Let there be confusion." His it is to confuse issues and
elements. To do this, he must - as the word suggests - fuse (or try to
fuse) elements which are constitutionally different and do not belong
to each other. Thus there is a constitutional contradiction and
inconsistency. It is only when his master-method runs amok that we
have utter and unmitigated wickedness. His main work is deception by
mixture.

It is just here that the place, meaning, and sovereignty of the Holy
Spirit in the life of the child of God has its meaning and importance.
He is "The Spirit of Truth." He alone knows where truth ends and
falsehood begins. Only as we truly "walk in the Spirit" shall we know
the truth and be made free from error. A walk in the Spirit demands a
"circumcised heart," a heart in which the severance has been made
between flesh and spirit, Christ and self.

There has never been a heresy that has not had in it sufficient truth to deceive very good

people. Likewise, there has never been anything wholly of God but the
strategy of the Evil One has been to fasten on to it some implication,
insinuation, interpretation, or suggestion that would make it
questionable or "dangerous." He even did this with the Lord Jesus
Himself. He did it with Paul all through his life.... A good thing can
be made its own enemy, by being either confused, or taken out of its
true meaning.

By T. Austin-Sparks from: The Danger of Coming Short

http://www.austin-sparks.net/english/002966.html

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