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Seven Things About How Deception Works
#172 Seven Things About How Deception Works
I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred-seventy-two of this series, Seven Things About How Deception Works.
It is said that history is doomed to repeat itself. It did not take much wisdom to be the first to utter this statement. History is replete with the repetition of failure. Usually by a new twist on an old deception. How many theories, teachings, and practices that we follow today are a new twist on an old deception.
Seven Things About How Deception Works:
- Nations are deceived by sorcery which is the use of mixed potions and drugs, and we do see more drug use today, especially the mixing of certain synthetics to increase potency.
- People are deceived by signs which are miracles and wonders by way of a supernatural act to demonstrate false divine authority.
- Satan is the originating agent of deception.
- Deception is with empty words which are vain and imaginative teachings with no benefit to those that are listening.
- Deception of the naive happens by smooth talk and flattery which is eloquent and excessive insincere praise.
- Deception is done with lies that exploit for gain.
- Deception is done with use of language to please or persuade.
Deception is deadly to the body and the soul. Most people are quite certain they are not being deceived. The one thing that will upset people is to challenge their fundamental set of beliefs. Christ said no one will see the Kingdom of Heaven unless he is born again. To be born again is to realize that your old set of beliefs were completely and utterly wrong. Turn and not only be right but be righteous.
I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Re 18:23 and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
Re 13:14 and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
Re 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Eph 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Ro 16:18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
2 Pe 2:3 And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
Col 2:4 I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.
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