Once the devil finds something that works, he does not abandon it but keeps on using it though he may put a new dress on it. The original temptation was that our first parents would be like God. You know how that ended up. The temptation continues in the form of magic and applied science where we are told we will be like God, we will be in control. Today’s devotional (which I owe to my friend Michael Artlip) explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 3:5 (ESV)
For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
“There is something which unites magic and applied science (technology) while separating them from the ‘wisdom ’of earlier ages. For the wise men of old, the cardinal problem of human life was how to conform the soul to objective reality, and the solution was wisdom, self-discipline, and virtue. For the modern, the cardinal problem is how to conform reality to the wishes of man, and the solution is a technique…” [C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1944), p. 83-84]