The Gospel, English, p. 24
GET ROOTED IN YOUR FAITH
In the coming days Satan will begin an assault on you in an attempt to undermine your faith in Christ. (1 Peter 5:8; Ephesians 6:16; Matthew 13:3-23).
Some of his specific goals are:
1. To plant seeds of doubt and despair in order to rob you of the joy and assurance of your eternal life.
2. To lead you astray in order to keep you from growing in the knowledge of the truth, and
3. To keep you from sharing your faith in Christ with others.
Here are some tips on how to stand strong against his attack:
1. Since the gospel is the cornerstone of the Christian faith, Satan will immediately begin his attack by trying to confuse you about the truth of the gospel. To withstand the assault you are about to face, you must become firmly rooted in the truth of the gospel. To do this, determine right now that you will read this booklet once a day for an entire month. Don’t stop after ten or fifteen days even if you have memorized it! And above all, don’t let Satan discourage you by telling you that you “don’t have time,” or that you have “more important things to do.” This is a classic lie of Satan. Don’t believe it. (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, 8:21-22; Luke 10:38-42, 12:16-31, 14:16-20; Ephesians 5:16).