The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies about God that Sound Like the Truth

The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies about God that Sound Like the Truth

by Jared C. Wilson

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Not every lie sounds untrue.

Some lies are repeated so often they seem to be common sense. That's why lies about God are so dangerous. The Gospel According to Satan examines eight lies the enemy wants us to believe and provides eight lines of counterattack against them. The lies include:

  • God just wants you to be happy;
  • you only live once
  • you need to live your truth; and
  • just let go and let God.

Jared C. Wilson reveals why these lies appeal to us, shows how they harm us, and provides ways to counteract them. We can renounce Satan's counterfeit gospel, but first we must see it for what it is.


"Enumerates the major ways the Devil uses his cunning and calculating ways of luring us off the narrow road of God's grace. We will all do well to read this book and confront the lies we are being sold."--Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church and author of Not a Fan and Don’t Give Up

"A unique, compelling, and even witty look at the devil's current greatest hits--lies we urgently need to unmask." --Sam Allberry, speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and author of 7 Myths About Singleness and Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? 

"One of the most thought-provoking writers in the Christian world today... He doesn’t just describe the tantalizing falsehoods of our age, he exposes how they've slithered into our hearts."--Matt Smethurst, managing editor at The Gospel Coalition and author of Before You Open Your Bible

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400212064
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 46,336
File size: 474 KB

About the Author

Jared C. Wilson is assistant professor of pastoral ministry at Spurgeon College, author in residence of Midwestern Seminary, general editor of For the Church, and director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. His books include Your Jesus Is Too Safe, Gospel Wakefulness, The Imperfect Disciple, and Supernatural Power for Everyday People. He lives outside Kansas City with his wife, Becky, and their two daughters.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Anatomy of a Lie xiii

LIE #1 God Just Wants You to Be Happy 1

LIE #2 You Only Live Once 29

LIE #3 You Need to Live Your Truth 45

LIE #4 Your Feelings Are Reality 67

LIE #5 Your Life Is What You Make It 95

LIE #6 You Need to Let Go and Let God 115

LIE #7 The Cross Is Not About Wrath 133

LIE #8 God Helps Those Who Help Themselves 155

Conclusion: The Autopsy of a Lie 173

Acknowledgments 187

Notes 189

About the Author 195

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