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Published: Saturday, Sept. 14 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I've often wondered if "Satan" is like Mr.Slugworth in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

You know - secretly works for the Big guy by tempting the children and testing their integrity.

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I haven't read the book, but the story of Adam & Eve shows how clever the adversary can really be.

For example, in Genesis 3, while Satan was tempting Eve, he said, "Ye shall not surely die [... but ...] ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."

This is one of the tactics he uses to deceive -- he mixes a truth with a lie so it is not as easy to recognize the error or falsehood.

Later in Genesis 3, God said "[..] Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil."

In short, this confirms Satan was right about Adam & Eve able to become like God, knowing good and evil. But he mixed this truth with the lie of them not being able to die (physically and spiritually)!

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