Lie number one: “Evil is not real.” If we choose to follow this line of thinking then we must also conclude that good is not real – that we are all just random atoms that have randomly joined in such ways that all of creation has randomly become what it is. Without good or evil we must conclude that there is no morality – no moral absolutes such as, “Thou shall not commit murder.” If a person allows themselves this delusion, her or she has already given themselves over to our enemy for Satan need not bother to greatly with someone who denies the spiritual reality of creation. Lie number two: “Evil is ugly, disgusting and unappealing.” If evil was all of these things, very few would choose it of their own free will. The fact is that evil presents as very appealing and in most cases serves an immediate and satisfying purpose in our lives. It is like a drug from which we get a high; it is temporary, fleeting, and we must go back to the evil in order to get more “satisfaction.” I view evil as a lure and Satan as a VERY patient fisherman who will allow me to ingest the lure, grow used to the lure, become addicted to the lure – and then set the hook. Let me ask you what tempting lures are in front of you? Which lures are in your mouth right now? And which lures have been set – which only the power of Christ can break?