Monday, May 28, 2012

God Doesn't Want Us to be Taken In

And many false prophets shall rise, and deceive many.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.  And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.  Matthew, Chapter 24, verses 11-14.

Many will try to entice us to believe things that won’t lead us to Salvation.  They will encourage us to belong to churches that sound like they follow God’s Will, but really misconstrue what is said in the Bible.  God doesn’t want us to be taken in by these people, but wants us to continue to share His Word with others.
Here are some related passages:
*Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or there; believe it not.  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before, Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.  Matthew, Chapter 24, verses 23-26.
*But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.  But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.  2 Timothy, Chapter 3, verses 13-16.
*BUT THERE were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that brought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the Way Of Truth shall be evil spoken of.  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.  2 Peter, Chapter 2, verses 1-3.
*Then said the prophet Jeremaiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.  Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth; this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.  So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.  Jeremiah, Chapter 28, verses 15-17.
*And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.  Then came the Word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he caused you to trust in a lie: Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among his people: neither shall he behold the good that I will do for My people, saith the LORD; because he hath taught rebellion against the LORD.  Jeremiah, Chapter 29, verses 29-32.

Because this is an example of how I've applied these passages to my life, they don't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passages. Debbie


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