“By what means Satan first drew mankind from the obedience of God, the Scripture doth witness. Namely, by pouring into their hearts that poison — that God did not love them; and by affirming that by transgression of God’s commandments they might attain to felicity and joy; so that he caused them to seek life where God had pronounced death to be.”
John Knox, in Writings of the Rev. John Knox (Philadelphia, 1842), page 308.
From the blog of Pastor Ray Ortlund, Jr; CHRIST IS DEEPER STILL; April 28, 2015.