God tells us to test the spirit of those who seek to teach us, so I’m going to focus now and over the next few weeks on how Not to be deceived by foolish Atheists, cunning False Teachers such as Wolves in the Church, deceived Cult Members, Pagans, Occult and New Age Devotees and confused, deceived and Childish Christians and how to recognize their deception and I would greatly value any advice you would like to share too, perhaps you have had experiences that will help others to be warned but the most important thing we need to remember is we are not alone, The Battle is The Lord’s, He knows our enemy and He always defeats him.
Isaiah 50:7-9 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed He is near that justified me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. Behold, the Lord God will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up..(KJV)
The Truth is there are those who want to rubbish us and what we believe as Christians and yes some even call themselves Believers but as proven to be True, actions speak louder than words and they show that their beliefs are invalid, they have a form of godliness but deny the Power.
Those who have had contact with False Teachers, Atheists, Pagans, Occult and New Age Devotees, Cult members, will know it is not a pleasant experience, Satan comes as an Angel of Light and his deception is very dangerous, he is the father of lies.
I get righteously angry when Atheists mock and slander God, He is our Loving Abba Father and I Love Him greatly, so yes just like Jesus I feel like getting the whip out. Cult members grieve me too the way they twist God’s inspired words or add and take away from them, trusting in man and not Him.
With False Teachers after testing their Spirit, I reject their lies, holding firmly onto God’s warning to never take to heart what they share, their teaching is not welcomed, it’s Heresy.
Matthew 7 :15-21 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven…(KJV)
1 John 4:4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false Prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of Antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.(KJV)
Carnal Christians can cause problems,not just because of the error they pass on but also by their behavior which is much the same as the Atheists, Pagans and Cult Members, who blatantly seek to deceive and propagate their error, not just on their own Blogs and websites but also on others who Blog for Jesus like us or those who have Christian websites.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto Spiritual, but as unto Carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet Carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not Carnal, and walk as men?(KJV)
I have never endorsed just rejecting those who are in opposition to what I believe, I seek to resolve differences having been an Atheist in my thinking but not in my heart for nearly 30 years and also a deceived and Childish Christian, until I repented and asked for and received God’s wisdom and empowering. I value everyone as people of worth needing Salvation, I do not know their hearts, they may like I did come to their senses and repent this is the same as Atheists and Cults members.
But please ignore their propaganda on our Blog, yes please pray for them too, they are going to Hell unless they have heart repentance and this Truth breaks God’s heart, He knows those who are His but it’s not His will anyone perishes, which means to be Eternally separated from Him in torment and Love always Hopes and God always Hopes because He is Love but the reality is they will choose their own Eternal Destiny.
It is always their choice to reject or accept God’s Truth that I share from the Scriptures but sadly over the years I have found that they are so heavily indoctrinated with their false teaching and deception, even some who claim to no longer belong to Cults, that they don’t even read what is shared and confirmed in Scripture but Trust in what they have been Taught in error and this includes their Pastors and Theologians but because God did not give up on me I continue to pray that the good seeds planted will bear Eternal fruit.
But God in His wisdom tells us not to caste our pearls before swine, if they reject His Truth and continue in their mindless repetition of unproven facts and links that propagate the same deception, I wipe the dust off my shoes, meaning their lies and move on and with Blogging this means their Blocked.
When I was ministering to Atheists and Cult members over the years, God led me to two Scriptures in Proverbs that I did not understand at first, I thought to myself… are these Scriptures contradicting each other but knowing this is impossible as there are no contradictions in Scripture just lack of Godly wisdom through the empowering of The Holy Spirit, I asked God to help me to understand His Truth in them.
Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Proverbs 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
I will be sharing with you again next week about these Scriptures and the importance of recognizing False Teachers, or Wolves – Pagans, Occult and New Age Devotees, Cult members and confused, deceived and Childish Christians and also how to resolve differences with other Christians in the Church before it leads to division and this is something God tells us we need to do, we are not to argue or agree to disagree, we are to resolve our differences, He is a God of Unity not Division.
Thanks for sharing with me the warning about those who seek to deceive us.
Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.