In a previous article entitled “Are You Decieved?”, I challenged readers to examine why they believe what they believe. No one wants to think they are misled in any area of their thinking or beliefs. To be decieved is to believe something that is not true, even when there is evidence to support the truth.
In the times we’re living in, terms like “political correctness” are often used, and we are challenged to compromise our beliefs. We don’t want to be precieved as a bigot, prejudiced, narrow-minded, or intolerant. So we become compromised so as not to be ostracized by others.
We deal with deception on some level everyday. Most of the major news broadcasts have a biased worldview on the telecast of daily news. They are “spin doctors” using deceptive tatics in their reporting. We used to be shocked at our political leaders being deceptive or corrupt. Now, it’s the norm. “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” ~2 Timothy 3:13
Should we really be surprised? Jesus said, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” In three of four Gospels when speaking of His return, He warned us. Apostle Paul’s epistles addresses deception and self-deception. He encourages us to be rooted and grounded in the truths of God’s word. Satan is the master deceiver. He uses men to deceive and mislead others to destruction.
“Let God be true and every man a liar.” ~Romans 3:4 I encourage you to read and study God’s word. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead and teach you the truth. Ask God to deliver you from religious mindsets not of Him. Don’t be stubborn, hard hearted, hard headed, and prideful, thinking you are right about all your beliefs. “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.” ~James.4:6
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