The Devil Made Me Do It!

The Devil Made Me Do It!

The excuse ‘The devil made me do it’ is something most people have said before or thought before to our sins. In fact the this phrase was first used by thee first woman , Eve in the Garden of Eden in response to God questioning her about eating the forbidden fruit. Genesis 3:13. However that excuse got her no way and won’t get us anywhere either.

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Yes there is demon possession( Mark:22)where the devil/demon have full control of a person’s thoughts and actions. However Christians cannot b possessed as the Holy Spirit in us wont allow it. The devil cannot make a believer do something involuntarily  So rather than blame the devil for our bad choices that we sometimes do intentionally, we need to look at ourselves.
 
Each person is tempted to sin when he is enticed by his own desire. (James 1:4)
We sin because we are sinners. In fact it is rooted in our bloods.(Romans 3 :10-23)
While demon possession is of some influence among unbelievers , the main problem is because of our sinful natures.  Galatians 5:19-21: 
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.B)” > I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. Notice is the work of the flesh not the works of the devil. 

If you are a Christian and you commit a sin, the devil did not make you do it. He may have tempted you to do it. He may have even influenced you to do it. But he did not make you do it. You still had a choice. God never allows you to be tempted beyond your ability to withstand, and He always provides a way of escape(1 Corinthians 10:13).

A Christian saying “the devil made me do it” is denying the truth of (1 John 4:4), “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”