THE MOST POWERFUL LIE.
Before we get to what the most powerful lie is, let us look at why it is so powerful and destructive.
Most people think that humans are physical beings. They are not. They are spirit beings living in a physical body to operate in this physical world. Because they are spirit beings, there are three sources for their thoughts. Some are theirs. Some are from God's Holy Spirit and some are from the arch enemy of all humanity. He was first called Lucifer in God's word but when he decided that he wanted to be above God Himself and to run things he get kicked in the rear and put in his place. Since then he has been known as Satan and the devil.
The devil knows that his destiny is eternal punishment in hell. He is the perfect example of the old adage, "misery loves company". He wants as many of God's prime creation to go to hell with him as possible.
What is the most powerful lie? Simple. That the devil doesn't exist. When he puts that thought into a person's mind and they accept it he has them hooked and he can run their life without any opposition from the person. After a person accepts the lie about him not existing it is easy to get them to believe the next. That The Holy Spirit and Jesus are not a part of God. Then he can convince them that God doesn't exist. Again, his method of doing this is by putting those thoughts in a person's mind.
Why does the devil do this? Simple. As stated above he wants a lot of company in the hot spot. He also hates God with a burning passion. Since he can't do anything to God directly, he has to get at Him through God's love creation, man. By telling the lie enumerated above he tries to keep humanity from accepting Jesus as Savior. This hurts God. When the devil fails to keep a person from accepting Jesus as Savior, his next action is to tell the person more lies to keep them from meeting the conditions God has given for receiving His blessings.
Of course the idea that a loving God would not send a person to hell is one of the devils very effective lies. But the reality is that God created man because of His father heart. He wanted a family that would love Him and obey Him by choice so He could bless them and make happy which would make Him happy.
Therefore, the choice is between the lies of the devil and the truth of God. It really hurts God when He can't bless His children.
Every evil thing that happens in the world, no matter what it is, no matter how big it is, no matter how it is done, no matter who does it, happens because of the thoughts the devil puts into the perpetrator's mind.
God's word which is composed of the Old and New testaments is the manufacturer's handbook. The truth contained in it is so powerful that no one can read and understand it without being taught by God's Holy Spirit.
The only persons who can be taught by God's Holy Spirit are those who have by faith accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Ro. 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Ro. 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Ro. 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
What many people are never told is that the word believe in the verses above means to believe to the extent that the person stakes their very soul on that belief. Because of the lack of that knowledge, many people make a confession but all it amounts to is mental assent. Therefore the person is not born again.
The person who has truly been born again(spiritual birth) doesn't get taught by God's Holy Spirit just because any more than they got born again just because. God set a condition that must be met in order to be taught by His Holy Spirit. It is found in this verse.
1 Pet. 2:2 As newborn babes, desire(intensely crave) the sincere(un-deceitful, unadulterated) milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
The phrase, “intensely crave” is like a dope addict craves dope or an alcoholic craves alcohol. I have never dealt with either of them but I have talked to those who have. They have one characteristic in common. They don't care what anyone else says, thinks or does, they are going to get what they are craving.
So when a child of God makes the decision that they want the truth of God's word as taught by His Holy Spirit, and when they get it they are going with it no matter what anyone else says, thinks or does, then they will be taught the truth.
Jo. 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
Jesus having told the truth then if anyone is not free in every way then they do not know the truth. They need to meet the terms stated in the manufacturer's handbook.
May God show you the truth of what you have just read.