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.

Do Not Support False Teachers

8 Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be fully rewarded.

9 Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever remains in His teaching has both the Father and the Son.

10 If anyone comes to you but does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home or even greet him.

11 Whoever greets such a person shares in his evil deeds.” -2 John 1:8-11, BSB

In verse 8, the Scriptures give a stark warning not to lose the good work that you did for the Lord Jesus Christ.

In verse 9, it says that if a person is claiming to follow Jesus Christ and has adopted a different view from what the Scripture clearly states reveals the person to be a false Christian without the Holy Spirit living inside of him. The one who believes in what the Bible teaches about who Jesus is, salvation, and everything else, God dwells in their hearts.

In verse 10, when a traveler would come, according to the culture, the owner of the house would take care of the weary traveler by providing him with a place to sleep and food so that he may continue on his journey the next day. What the passage is saying that if a “Christian” gets introduce into your life by way of Social Media but believes in unorthodox doctrines [not sound doctrine]. Do not support their blogs in any way.

Remember, false Christians will have some truth, which will contain lies not being consistent with sound teachings. For example, they will teach something truthful like to believe in Jesus for salvation, but at the same time teach that Jesus is another god, thus introducing heretical teachings that are damning. I want to be clear and make a difference between a baby Christian that doesn’t know too much from a false teacher who is deceived and continues to deceive others. An immature Christian will take correction with Scripture, but a false one will not. They will teach something that will go against what the Scripture makes clear about the person of Jesus and His promises found in His Word.

Verse 11 warns that any support that you give to a false teacher, you will end up promoting false doctrine and partake in his evil deeds. You will become that which you proclaim to despise.

Satan Plants His Disciples In The Churches. Not Even Churches Are Safe. Know The Word

There are many false teachers today who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ and are deceiving many genuine believers. The first thing they have to attack, that which they profess to follow, the Word of God. In Genesis 3, Satan defeated Eve by undermining her trust in God’s Word, which keeps her grounded and firm in the LORD.

“Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?’ ” -Genesis 3:1, BSB

Satan’s first attack was to question God’s Word in a subtle way to bring about doubt. Once he moves you away from the Scriptures, you will be an easier target for him to destroy. Why would the devil act any different today if he got to deceive two people who had no sins at the time? It worked well with Adam and Eve, so you know that Satan will continue to attack those whose faith’s foundation is not upon the Rock, which is the Word of God [Matthew 7:24-27]. I will show you a false teacher whose name is Andy Stanley, who is not from God but has been planted by the devil to make you doubt God’s Word. See below.

Andy Stanley, who said, “the foundation of our faith is not the Scriptures,” clearly he does not know the Scriptures. His statement is the most outlandish thing that I have ever heard, especially coming from a pastor who is supposed to know the Bible. The Scriptures, without a shadow of a doubt, says contrary to what Stanley believes. Read below.

“Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” -Romans 10:17, BSB

According to Romans 10:17, the foundation of a Christian’s faith is the Scriptures, yet these false teachers can blatantly teach the opposite. It puzzles me greatly.

I would also like to point out another false teacher who resides in Portland, Oregon. This false teacher attacks the person of Jesus Christ and makes Him not even know that He is the Son of God. This false Christian is John Mark Comer. In his book called: “The Ruthless Elimination Of Hurry.” On page 126, Mr. Comer said, “Notice, Jesus came out of the wilderness with all sorts of clarity about his identity and calling. He was grounded. Centered. In touch with God and himself. From that place of emotional equilibrium and spiritual succor, he knew precisely what to say yes to and, just as importantly, what to say no to.”

First of all, Jesus is God. To make it simple. Jesus’ humanity is God’s garment. It is like God was leaving His house [in heaven] and puts on His clothes, Jesus’ flesh, to visit us and accomplish His purpose [His death and resurrection].

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form.” -Colossians 2:9, BSB

John Mark Comer is saying that Jesus only knew who He was after coming out of the wilderness. Mr. Comer is claiming that Jesus did not only have any clue who He was, but He didn’t even know what was His purpose here on earth until His journey in the wilderness. This mindset alone reveals that John Mark Comer is not getting his understanding of the Scriptures from the Holy Spirit but he is getting it by demonic spirits.

The Scripture reveals that Jesus already knew at a young age that He is the Son of the Living God, as found in Luke Chapter 2, which says…

“42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up according to the custom of the Feast.”

49 “Why were you looking for Me?” He asked. “Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” 50 But they did not understand the statement He was making to them.” -Luke 2:49-50, BSB

The 12 year old Jesus, knew that He was the Son of God, making Himself God [John 5:16-18].

The church I go to is promoting this garbage of a book. I can’t see it any other way, but for what it is. I am deeply offended that the youth leadership and even maybe the pastor is okay with giving garbage to their congregation to eat [spiritually speaking]. How in the world can leaders in a church, who are supposed to be the ones to protect God’s people, be the ones killing them? To those who is given much [responsibilities], more will be demanded of.

“But the one who unknowingly does things worthy of punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from him who has been entrusted with much, even more will be demanded.” -Luke 12:48, BSB