Friday, June 06th, 2008 | Author:
I grew up in a family that did a lot of fishing. Every summer, we would spend a week at a cabin about four hours north of Montreal: dirt roads, wood cooking stove, outhouse, and a lake five miles long that we didn’t have to share with anyone. So I knew all about enticing minnows into a trap with bread, and trolling to entice lake trout or wall-eyed pike to gobble up a minnow that just happened to have a hook and line attached. Once they bit, we’d just reel them in.

I see satan using the same tactics today, enticing people to swallow something that has a hook inside. Whether it’s money, sex, drugs, or rock’n'roll, the ruler of the world has a lot of enticements at his command, and he knows how to use them.

The ones that really get my dander up, though, are the ones that claim to be from God, the ones that are dressed in Christian finery, and the ones that lead people who are looking for God right into the minnow trap. Having been caught in one of these traps before, by God’s grace I’ve learned a couple things about satan’s bait, and how to identify it before you get caught.

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