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THE ART OF DECEPTION

THe World had a hold on Lot
THE PRINCE OF THE WORLD
Titus 2:11–12 ESV
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
tITUS 2
The World has a prince
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive A. The Prince of This World

This world has a prince. And, by the way, take a piece of paper and jot these scriptures down. This world has a prince. In John chapter 12 and verse 31, Jesus called Satan “the prince of this world”: “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” (John 12:31) Satan is the prince of this world. In John chapter 16, verse 11, again he’s called “the prince of this world.” Jesus said the Holy Spirit is going to convince us and convict us “of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” (John 16:11) The apostle John said, in 1 John chapter 5, verse 19, “The whole world lieth in wickedness” (1 John 5:19)—“The whole world lieth in wickedness.” And the figure there is of a baby in the arms, in the bosom, of its mother. Satan is rocking the world, as it were, in his bosom. This world has a prince.

Satan is the mastermind of this world’s conspiracy. People ask me, “Do you believe in a conspiratorial theory of history?” Yes, I do, but it’s bigger than what a lot of these people may think it is. There is a vast conspiracy, a worldwide network of evil. And so that’s the reason the Bible says, in Ephesians 6, verse 12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world.” (Ephesians 6:12) There is a world prince. His name is Satan.

John 12:31 ESV
Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.
John 16:11 ESV
concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
John 12:
1 John 5:19 ESV
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
1 Corinthians 2:12 ESV
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
1 Cor 12
1 Corinthians 3:19 ESV
For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,”
2 Peter 1:4 ESV
by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
2 Peter 2:20 ESV
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
2 Peter
2 Peter 3
The Philosophy of the world
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive B. The Philosophy of This World

Not only does the world have a prince, but the world also has a philosophy. There is a philosophical idea about this world. Let me give you some verses that speak of the philosophy of this world. For example, 1 Corinthians 2, verse 12, speaks of “the spirit of the world.” (1 Corinthians 2:12) The Bible, in 1 Corinthians 3:19, speaks of “the wisdom of the world.” (Corinthians 3:19) The Bible, in 1 Corinthians 7, verse 31, speaks of “the fashion of the world.” (1 Corinthians 7:31) The Bible, in 2 Peter 1, verse 4, speaks of “the corruption that is in the world.” (2 Peter 1:4) The Bible speaks, in 2 Peter 2, verse 20, of “the pollutions of the world.” (2 Peter 2:20) Now, think about that: “the spirit of the world,” “the wisdom of this world,” “the fashion of this world,” “the corruption of this world,” “the pollution of this world.” There is a system, and this system has a philosophy.

The Purpose of the World
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive C. The Purpose of This World

Not only does the world have a prince, and a philosophy; it has a purpose. What is the purpose of this world’s prince? And what has he crafted his philosophy to do? It is to draw away your love from the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, let me give you some Scripture that proves that. John 7, verse 7—Jesus said, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it.” (John 7:7) This world hates Jesus Christ. John 14, verse 17—Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit, and He said, “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him.” (John 14:17) This world knows nothing of the Holy Spirit. Then Jesus spoke to those of us who are His followers, and He said, in John 15:18, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.” (John 14:18) And James warned us, in James 4, verse 4, that friendship with the world is warfare with God. (James 4:4)

THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive D. The People of This World

D. The People of This World

So here’s a world—a world that has a prince, a world that has a philosophy, a world that has a purpose—and that purpose, brother or sister, is to draw away your pure love from the Lord Jesus Christ. And the world has a people. Luke 16, verse 8—Jesus said, “For the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light” (Luke 16:8)—“the children of this world.”

Now you, if you’re saved, are twice-born, but you live in a world of once-born people. So what you are and what you believe is antithetical. It starts at a different source. It follows a different course. It arrives at a different conclusion. And you’re going to find out that you’re going to be going against the tide all the time if you are a separated person. This world wants to bring you, squeeze you, into its mold. Listen to Romans 12, verse 2: “Be not conformed to this world.” (Romans 12:2) Phillips translates that, I believe, “Don’t let this world squeeze you into its mold.”

Now most of us don’t want to be separated from the world, because if we’re separated from the world, the world is going to hate us. Jesus said, in John 15, verse 19, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19)

We here so much about the seperation of church and state, but I would say that we need to hear more about the sedperation of Church and World
Intro into Lot. A man that lvoed the Lord in his heart of hearts, but he became worldly . And he had a saved soul but a lost life
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive D. The People of This World

This world has a prince. This world has a philosophy. This world has a purpose. This world has a people. And if you come out from this world, if you begin to live a godly, separated life, you’re going to find out that the world is going to hate you.

But here is the story of Lot a worldly Chrisitan
Genesis 13:7-
Genesis 13:7–13 ESV
and there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were dwelling in the land. Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, for we are kinsmen. Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.” And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other. Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.
THE TEMPTATION
1Theis is why you need wisdom and not just go on opportunity.
My experience in Cancun- Wicked and Great Sinners against the Lord
HOW THE WORLD COURTED LOT...
NOW LOT MADE HIS DECISION FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC REASONS. But during this time Sodom stood for all that God hated and opposed. The men of Sodom were extremely wicked....
Time with Mark -Tie into time that we spent speaking to the Jew. Dietary laws, but He used God’s name in vein. We got into a discussion about Jesus, and He asked me if I thought that he wouldn’ go to heaven. I told Him that He could go to heaven when he surrendered His life to Jesus Christ, he is the Messiah.
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive I. How the World Courted Lot

What is the world? Again, 1 John 2, verse 16: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (1 John 2:16) “The lust of the flesh”: that’s Sodom with its pleasures. “The lust of the eyes”: that’s Sodom with its possessions. “The pride of life”: that’s Sodom with its philosophies. And here is Lot, who is being courted by the world. And, by the way, you don’t have to be a rich person to be covetous. Abram was very rich, but he wasn’t covetous. He was magnanimous. He said, “Lot, you go this way, and I’ll go that way.” Lot was a covetous man. This world flirted with him, and he took the bait. And, again, I remind you that the Bible says, in James 4:4, that friendship with the world is warfare with God. Now the same forces that worked on Lot are working on you every day.

How the World Courted Lot
The Lust of the Flesh, The Lust of the Eyes and the Pride of Life
1 John 2:16 ESV
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
1 John 2:16
Genesis 19:1–11 ESV
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down. But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.
Gen 19:1
Genesis 1915=16
HOw the World Conformed Lot
Romans 12:3 ESV
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Romans 12:2 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
THE RIGHTEOUS MAN= ABRAHAM INTERVENES FOR THE CITY
You see not only the faithfulness of a righteous man interceding, but you see the patience and the willingness
Lot a man that did not end well.
Was Lot saved? Well he may have been saved, yes, but he did not end well.
Scriptures about running well and ending well.
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