TRUTH & DOUBT: Understanding the Enemy’s Strategy (Part 7)

Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby!

Today, we’re talking about the enemy’s strategies.  

One way Satan entices people away from biblical values is through MATERIALISM. Materialism — the obsession with material things — is not so much about having things as it is about THINGS HAVING YOU!

And media plays a large role in the continuing growth of our culture’s materialism.

Tim Kasser, writing for the American Psychological Association, said, “The research shows that the more that people watch television, the more materialistic their values are. That’s probably because both the shows and the ads send messages suggesting that happy, successful people are wealthy, have nice things, and are beautiful and popular.”

You see, the danger is that materialism easily makes THINGS idols in our lives. As Jesus said, we can’t “serve two masters” – God and money. We’ll love one and hate the other. It’s Christ who must be the chief desire of our hearts.

And what are other ways the enemy deceives? We’ll discuss them another time.

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Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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