“Now you shall say to this people, Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.”Jeremiah 21:8.
There are many whose religion consists in theory. To them a happy emotion is godliness. They say, “Come to Jesus, and believe in Him. It makes no difference what you believe so long as you are honest in your belief.” They do not seek to make the sinner understand the true character of sin….”
Satan is willing that every transgressor of God’s law shall claim to be holy. This is what he himself is doing. He is satisfied when men rest their faith on spurious doctrines and religious enthusiasm; for he can use such persons to good purpose in deceiving souls. There are many professedly sanctified ones who are aiding Satan in his work. They talk much of feeling; they speak of their love for God. But God does not recognize their love; for it is a delusion of the enemy. God has given these persons light, but they have refused to accept it. With the father of lies, they will receive the reward of disobedience. –Evangelism, p. 597.
Questions to think about:
Are happy emotions a sign that we are accepted and saved by God?
Is Satan satisfied when men rest their faith on spurious doctrines and religious enthusiasm?
How are nominal Adventist represented by the Spirit of prophecy? Will they betray Christ’s faithful followers?