Deception in the Church

DECEPTION IN THE CHURCH: Do not be deceived.
DECEPTION IN THE CHURCH: Do not be deceived.

Brethren, be on your guard for deception has crept into the church wholesale.  It has crept into the church through false teachers and false brethren.

1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.  2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.   3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.  2 Peter 2:1-3

 6 “My people have been lost sheep.  Their shepherds have led them astray; They have turned them away on the mountains.  They have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.  7 All who found them have devoured them; And their adversaries said, ‘We have not offended, Because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, The Lord, the hope of their fathers.”  Jeremiah 50:6-7

 28 “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.  29 For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.  30 Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.  Acts 20:28-30

 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.  Jude 4

 19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.  Jude 19

 Looking at these verses we can identify the marks of false teachers.  They secretly bring in destructive heresies and deny the Lord Jesus Christ.  Destructive heresies are doctrines that oppose the sound teaching of the Scriptures.  They will rely on books and the opinions of men rather than the pure Word of God.  They deny Jesus Christ by denying He is God, or claimed to be God; they say His redemptive work on the cross isn’t sufficient and must be added to by our works, baptism, the works of others, suffering in purgatory, or rule keeping.  They are greedy and look at believers as a means of lining their coffers.  They use books, symposiums, seminars, schools, the pastorate, videos, music, movies, supposedly “good works” and all manner of merchandise to enrich themselves.  They talk much about money, using guilt to convince those who listen to them to hand over their hard earned money.  They extort and abuse the elderly and those who are entering their twilight years.  These are evil vile abusers of those who desire to know and obey Jesus Christ.  These false teachers are the greatest hypocrites and should be avoided at all costs.  False teachers lead the people away from God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and instead draw them away after themselves through their false teaching and perversion of the Scriptures.  They are ungodly and count on others extending grace and forgiveness to them so they can continue in their wickedness.  They encourage others to continue in wickedness and sin and don’t exhort others that the Beloved of the Lord depart from unrighteousness and sin.  They can only live in the flesh since they are devoid of the Spirit and are led by the devil.  God’s Word commands that we separate ourselves from these false teachers, and that means avoiding their assemblies, concerts, seminars, books, music, whatever the enemy uses to lead the vast majority of those who claim to be Christians astray.

14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.  For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?  And what communion has light with darkness:  15 And what accord has Christ with Belial?  Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?  16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  For you are the temple of the living God.  As God has said:  “I will dwell in them And walk among them.  I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord.  Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” 18  “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”  2 Corinthians 6:14-18

 “Brethren, be on your guard for deception has crept into the church wholesale.  It has crept into the church through false teachers and false brethren.”

We have to remember that deception has also entered the church through false brethren.

9 That this is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the law of the Lord; 10 Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits.  11 Get out of the way, Turn aside from the path, Cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.”  Isaiah 30:9-11

 6 My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.  Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.   Hosea 4:6

 12 I have written for him the great things of My law, But they were considered a strange thing.  Hosea 8:12

 You have plowed wickedness;  You have reaped iniquity.  You have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own way, in the multitude of your mighty men.  Hosea 10:13

 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;  4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.   2 Timothy 4:3-4

 “For My people have committed two evils:  They have forsaken Me , the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns-broken cisterns that can hold no water.  Jeremiah 2:13

 10…and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  11 And for his reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,  that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.  2 Thessalonians 2:10-11

 False brethren reject the Lord and His Word, the Bible.  They reject the knowledge that comes from knowing Jesus Christ and His Word and substitute the empty opinions of men which have their origins in the doctrines of demons.  Rejecting God and His truth they embrace the lie, because they have pleasure in unrighteousness and therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion.  They desire their own way and will not submit to God’s way.  They turn away from the truth and away from God.  They are of the flesh and do not have the Holy Spirit just like the false teachers.   We can try to bring these back to the faith by the power of God, but if they still reject the truth regarding Jesus Christ and His Word, then we must leave them to God.

19 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 20 let him know that  he who turns a sinner from  the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.   James  5:19-20

 Deception has entered the church through the enemy, through false teachers and false brethren.  The enemy has always used this tactic against the people of God through the ages.  When we read the Old and New Testament, we see prophets warning the children of God over and over again to turn away from idols and lies and to cling to God and His truth.  The distinguishing marks of those who truly know Jesus Christ are their love for God, love for God’s Word and love for God’s children.  Those who are false will always reject those who are true.  Those who are true must reprove those who stray from the faith, seek to restore them to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and then reject those who refuse correction.  May God empower us for this task as we seek to live to God’s glory holding fast to His truth, His Son and His children.

by Eliza

image: ETPR/Stuart Miles,

Originally posted at Holding Forth His Word: Deception in the Church




End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 7, 2014

End Times Prophecy Report Headlines: Bible prophecy in Today's headlines.
Bible prophecy in Today’s headlines.

End Times Prophecy Report
August 7, 2014

CommentaryAnd OPINION


LIBERIA: Ebola blamed on homosexualism – Uh oh.  Rainbow marches against Liberia are sure to be on the media events calendar now.

SENEGAL: Senegal president claims Ebola outbreak a threat against humanity

IRAQ: Will the USA help the Kurds fight ISIS?

UK:British Police Quietly Begin Armed Patrols

NORTH KOREA: North Korea’s Military Is Falling Apart – Who is this article aimed at?  What does it hope to accomplish?  Why?


Obama defends his use of executive power – EVERY president from George Washington to Barack Obama has defended their use of executive power.

In 1791, the federal government imposed a tax not even the British had seen fit to levy.  The tax on distilled spirits (whiskey) caused farmers in Western Pennsylvania (many had fought against the British) to rise up against the new government.  They had risked their lives–supposedly because of “no taxation without representation.”  Now, the feds were taxing the easiest way for them to store their corn.  They had believed the slogans when they went to war.  But when the Feds want money, it’s always a different story.

Washington ordered out the militia of several states and rode at the head of these armed troops to put down the revolt.  The Whiskey Rebellion was the first example of the Federal Government’s policy of “Don’t believe our flowery words when we need something from you. . Just do as you’re told or we’ll crush you.”

Washington defended his use of executive power with real troops.  Which he commanded.

FCC investigates complaints over NBC for raunchy Miley Cyrus special – NBC might get fined.  Big deal.  It’s gotten more than its share of publicity from the affair.  The FCC has to look like its doing something other than harassing people on the Internet, so there very well could be a fine levied.

White House ball – The media headline screams “Obama wines and dines evil dictators and homophobes.”  That’s to reinforce the notion that anyone against homosexuality is evil.

POLL: Chris Christie trails Clinton in New Jersey? – A couple observations.  1- It should be expected that politicians will do the worst where people know them the best.  Christie is no exception.  2- Anyone who trails Hillary Clinton should automatically be disqualified from running for the nomination of the GOP.

Clinton pay $100,000 to rent Hamptons house for three weeks


Facial recognition used to find lost dogs – Putting a human face on police state surveillance.

(VIDEO) The Good-O-Meter – About 2 minutes long and very much worth the click.  This is actually the best video this writer has seen all year.

LAUGHING GAS: 1799 and Nitrous oxide was fashionable

The AA Is Out Of Step With Research On Addiction – The AA and addiction research are both bad news to anyone who suffers from “addiction.”

The spiritual goal of the A.A. religion

A.A.’s co-founder addicted to spiritualism



“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Genesis 12:3

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
Matthew 24:4

“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
Revelation 2:9

A reader brought up a good point concerning secular Israel and biblical Israel: there are Jews that will be saved living in secular Israel. He is 100 percent correct.

Many Christians take any criticism of the secular state of Israel as “anti-Semitism;” as an attack on Jews or an attack on God.

It is neither.

We are not to curse the seed of Abraham.  Actually, believers are not to curse anyone (at least that this writer can find).  We are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). Jerusalem will know peace when Jesus returns, not via some man-made peace initiative or peace talks.

That being said, we are also to commanded to watch; to not be deceived; to be sober.

Jesus warned three times in Matthew 24 about the deception which would be the hallmark of the last days.  He warned twice in Revelation of the synagogue of Satan: of those “which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie;” (Rev 3:9).

Jesus must have thought it very important to TWICE warn about these false Jews; of these descendents of the Pharisees, a group which love the world; love the power and riches of this world but hate Jesus.  Rejecting Jesus, the synagogue of Satan looks for a Messiah to lead them to earthly power, riches and an earthly kingdom.  2 Thessalonians 2:3 calls this leader the “man of sin.”

We’re commanded to warn about deception; that deception includes the secular, man-created state of Israel which is NOT biblical Israel. There are observant Jews in Israel.  They are often the victims of violence. God promises He will save His remnant–and He will.  However, make no mistake: secular Israel is not biblical Israel.  Those who confuse the two will reap the unfortunate harvest of deception.  The Christian ignores Jesus’ clear warnings in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 at his own risk.

God will save a remnant of the Jews–just as He has always promised. This total redemption begins just prior to Jesus’ Second Coming.  Now however, rejecting Jesus, the Jews are lost; they will be brought through great troubles.  The troubles will be the result of this false messiah.  But a remnant will turn to Jesus and be saved.

“And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:”

Romans 11:26

Do not be deceived: in Romans 11:26, Paul is clearly speaking of this Jewish remnant.  Just as not all who call themselves “Christian” are true born-again believers, not all who call themselves “Jews” are Jews.  Jesus specifically warned us of these counterfeits.  God knows who is who; God will sort them out.

God will save a remnant, not a clever counterfeit.

“And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”

Zechariah 13:8-9

“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.”

Jeremiah 30:7-9

The Sin of Worshiping the Land of Israel instead of the God of Israel – This article makes some good points.  It does confuse the synagogue of Satan with “Jews.” That is the subtle lie that most sites warning of secular Israel place in their warnings.  One suspects this is not by happenstance.  The synagogue of Satan are not Jews.  Jesus said that they claim they are Jews, but they lie. He leveled the same charge at the Pharisees.  John the Baptist also rebuked the Pharisees as well.

“Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”
Luke 3:8

The John Hagee Deception: Jesus not the Messiah for the Jews

New York subways fumigated after bedbugs found on trains – No extra charge for the bugs.

Is monogamy on the way out? – According to the Bible it is. The earth will be just like Sodom before Jesus comes back.

Insurance company delivers settlement in buckets of loose change

Can our own good deeds get us to Heaven?

Minnesota restaurants adding “minimum wage fee” onto bills due to rate hike – Will this become the norm?  Will the person who orders a $7 meal get hit with sales tax, minimum wage fee, gasoline tax, workers comp fee and other fees based on the state raising taxes and fees?  Will that $7 meal become a $10 meal?

Ten percent of cancer survivors still smoke – Proving that smoking is more than just a “bad habit” or an “addiction.”  These are words modern men invented to wink at sin.  When tobacco was first introduced in England, it was called “devil’s weed.”  King James I denounced tobacco in positively diabolical terms.

“[a] custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomelesse.”

So maybe there’s something else going on beyond mere habit when 1 out of every 10 cancer survivor still inflicts the same poison on his body which almost killed him.  Maybe?  Wonder what it might be?

Do You Know Jesus?

The Weirdest Micronations That Have Ever Existed

AOL Still Has 2.3M Dialup Subscribers — And They’re Very Profitable

(VIDEO) Sound the alarm: The Dangers of the Word of Faith movement – (h/t:BP) This video features a lot of video clips of prominent word of faith gurus–Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Jesse Duplantis, Joel Osteen and more.  These antichrist ditch-dwellers are taking a host of unfortunate souls with them on their journey to perdition.   Along the way, they proclaim some of the most heinous doctrine this side of the serpent in the garden.

Monsanto’s Propaganda efforts – Even this article is an advertisement for Monsanto.

“There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Just make sure you spell the name right.”

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16



“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
-–1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – (h/t:B)

The Number 1 question to ask narcissists

ANN COULTER: Ebola doctor’s condition improves to “idiotic” – Coulter tries for provocative.  Sometimes she misses and misses badly.  Of course, what could this writer say about Ann Coulter that hasn’t already been said previously by someone else?  Like all other Corporate Media creatures, she’ll write whatever her paymasters tell her to write.  She’s paid to be the “edgy” bomb-thrower.

Weird Al promoted for Super Bowl halftime show

100 dead bodies found in Arizona desert over the last ten months – One suspects this wasn’t all of them, just the ones which were found.

World War 3 Watch: August 4, 2014

ISIS online campaign lures Western females to become Jihad girls – Where else is one to go after getting too old for skater culture?


Health official warns of rabbit fever – This is no time to be worrying about the bunnies.

Colorado: Man dies of hantavirus

Ebola: Doctors using experimental drug on Americans infected with Ebola

Ebola in America: What does the Bible Say?

QUAKE: 2.8 southern California

QUAKE: 2.8 southern California


“How can the reader know when the Corporate Media is lying to him (never mind the fact that the media is Satan’s Mouthpiece and Satan is the father of lies)?  One easy way to tell is the use of “Why” and “How” in the headlines of an article.  When the reader sees “Why?” or “How?” in the headline–occasionally “What” is used–that which follows will be a fairy tale, a narrative, a bedtime story spun by the media for the benefit of the media’s master.”  “Why” usually denotes an on-going narrative; “How” signifies a story line which explains past events.  Not all narratives begin with “How” or “Why.” However, the most in-your-face, over-the-top ones usually do.

Why human beings keep fighting wars

What would you do if your people had been under occupation for 50 years? – Here’s the truth: everyone is under occupation.  It just depends on how far back one wants to go in history.  The American Indians probably believe they are living under occupation.  But then, if one goes back far enough, who did the Indians displace?

The Head Nurse At Emory: Why We Wanted To Bring The Ebola Patients To The U.S.

Voter Impersonation Is Practically Nonexistent – Impersonating voters?  That’s old school! Who needs to impersonate voters when thousands of votes can now be changed with a push of a button?

Foursquare app tracks users every move even when the app is closed – There’s a lot more of that going on than realized.  Of course, most smartphone users don’t care.  America has bred the perfect generation of slaves.  Perfect slaves to fashion and media-generated peer pressure; corrosive to the glue that holds society together.

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

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–with Mondo Frazier

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