5. A False Promise of Spiritual Enlightenment

“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5)


The physical eyes of Adam and Eve were already open.  That is not what Satan was promising. He was promising spiritual enlightenment.  Satan still does that today.  He promises to give people special insight or knowledge that others don’t have, or have access to.

Examples of Spiritual Enlightenment:

MORMONS

The Bible and the Book of Mormon.


JW’s

“Through the WATCHTOWER Jehovah’s Witnesses have enjoyed special enlightenment and direction” ( 75 Watchtower Society Yearbook)


7TH-DAY ADVENTISTS

Those that worship on Sunday have received the Mark of the Beast. Only those that worship on the Sabbath are the true flock. We only have been given the truth through the inspired writings of Ellen G. White.


CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS

“ There is .. no intelligent sin, evil mind or matter: and this is the only true philosophy and realism.”


CHURCH OF CHRIST

All churches have departed from the N.T. faith - we want to get back.


NEW AGE

Channeling - spiritism - astrology - ESP - clairvoyance

Religious aim: “to achieve the state of unity or oneness with God (enlightenment)” “Enlightenment is important because men exist in a state of ignorance as to their divine nature.”


ROMAN CATHOLICISM

Only Peter was given the keys to the kingdom of God - only we have the truth.