The Deception of Satan
The False Teachers of the Internet
Us Christians and people that are seeking read the bible for answers, confirmation and just the joy and satisfaction of getting into the word of God. But we also look other places other than the Bible
and that is where the Devil lives. He lives in places like the internet, on forums on Facebook etc, and when people are unclear of what the are reading in the Bible, they turn to these
other avenues of getting the answers they seek. This could be good or bad. Are there good teachers of the word in these places? Absolutely there is. But there is also bad teachers. Now the question is
are the purposely being deceitful or are they ignorant to the word, and have no self awareness to their own short comings. A common problem with humans, you can watch an episode of American Idol and
see the lack of self awareness that people have. But either way they are teaching false doctrine, and are deceiving people whether they are aware or not. Unfortunately this is not only on the internet, but in the Churches as well.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 comes to mind, it says
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
So you may be asking, so should I not go on these forums to find answers? No, I’m not saying that, but when you do, you must not be satisfied with that which you find. You take it back
to scripture and dig deeper. All of the answers that you seek are in God’s word. And you must pray to the Lord to help you understand the word, so you are not deceived.
I bring this up today because my wife came across somebody that doesn’t not have a full understanding of the word. The subject was on salvation, and related to the whether we are once saved always saved.
It was a drawn out debate, which led my wife to dig deeper into scripture for the truth, a truth she had already known, but thanks to the word of God, and the truth of God, knows even more. Then she took that truth back to
the false teacher to shine a light on her misunderstanding, so that she may not lead people down a path of confusion and false hope. Jesus called us to bring the truth to light, so that others can be lead to the righteousness of the
Lord, and to shine light on the dark ones that aim to deceive.
Lets not forget what world we live on fellow Christ Followers, we are all surrounded by deception, and they hate us. It is up to us to bring the truth to light and spread the word of God. Do not be bullied by the workers of the devil, but study the word of God and build your armor so that you may not be deceived by the wiles of the devil.
1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 149 helpful votes
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 102 helpful votes
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 ESV / 100 helpful votes
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
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