Protect Yourself From Deception. They Are Everywhere

12 Now the sons of Eli were useless men; they did not know the LORD.

-1 Samuel 2:12, NASB 2020

Some in leadership positions who are supposed to lead the flock of Christ into all truth are themselves worthless for the kingdom of God since they haven’t committed wholeheartedly to Jesus Christ.

The phrase “did not know the LORD” refers to having no relationship with the Living God, Jesus Christ.

Christians who are false do not know Jesus, obviously, so what motivates them to teach others? That desire comes from demonic spirits, who come to them in the guise of the Holy Spirit to trick and deceive, making them think that they are hearing from the Lord Jesus Christ, but are not.

How does God feel about false Christians?

30 Therefore the Lord God of Israel declares, ‘I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father was to walk before Me forever’; but now the LORD declares, ‘Far be it from Me—for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be insignificant.

-1 Samuel 2:30, NASB 2020

Jesus will only honor those who do His will, bringing Him glory. False Christians are unable to bring honor to the Lord as they despise the truth and are in opposition to it.

17 And so the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord, for the men treated the offering of the Lord disrespectfully.

-1 Samuel 2:17, NASB 2020

The fruit of a False teacher produces death to the hearer and themselves. They distort the truth of God’s Word and the way of salvation because they don’t have any respect for His Word. Instead of bringing people to Christ, they secure their damnation.

Without exaggeration, there are many false Christians in WordPress who are pedaling in the same direction as the devil. They end up fighting for the things that the world supports. They are easily manipulated by the enemy, tossing them here and there by his false doctrine in any direction he wants them to go.

14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of people, by craftiness in deceitful scheming

-Ephesians 4:14, NASB 2020

Do not allow yourself to get deceived. Read the Scriptures, pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to protect you from the wicked one, and his deception. Let yourself be led by the Holy Spirit. The Word of God is your filter, which captures false doctrine so that you won’t swallow it. Purify your mind and measure everything with God’s Word.