Jesus and the Devil's Good Ideas
Series: Unvarnished Jesus
Speaker: Brian Zahnd
In the wilderness the devil tempted Jesus with three good ideas:
1. Feed everyone.
2. Liberate everyone.
3. Persuade everyone.
And who would disagree that these are good ideas? But Jesus discerned the devil lurking in those good ideas. The devil's good ideas were really these not so good ideas...
1. Feed everyone and forget God.
2. Liberate everyone and kill the bad guys.
3. Persuade everyone and eliminate faith.