Don't Be Deceived

Colossians 2:8, worldly philosophies, false cultural beliefs
If all we do is hear God's Word, we become deceived (James 1:22). 

We need to look at it intently, study it, and live it (James 1:25). 

We recognize error only when we have a mature and growing knowledge of God. 

Colossians 2:4 warns us against being deceived by arguments that are persuasive, smooth, enticing, fine-sounding, well-crafted, sounding plausible.* 

How many students have been persuaded by a teacher to give up their "unscientific" creation beliefs (2 Peter 3:3-5)? 

How many Christians have been convinced by our immoral culture that homosexuality is right even though God calls it wrong (Romans 1:26-27)? 

How many Christians have accepted the popular secular teaching about esteeming self instead of the Biblical teaching about denying self (Matthew 16:24; 2 Timothy 3:1-5)?

Dear, Christians, there are thousands of false philosophies in our world. Let's prepare our minds for action (1 Peter 1:13).

"Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ." Colossians 2:8 

* how these arguments are described in various versions of the Bible

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1 comment:

  1. Deception is the devil's oldest trick. In my new book Spirit of Truth I write about it...

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