Before doing this Bible study, you might want to read the 1-minute devotion 5 Ways Satan Speaks for a quick overview. Then check out these full Scripture passages for a deeper understanding of the truths it presents:
Satan encourages people to misunderstand the true character of Christ and preach a Jesus who is not the Jesus of the Bible.
2 Corinthians 11:3-4: But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
5. Creating temptations:
1 Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
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