“Deception” – In his 1828 dictionary, Noah Webster defines deception as “to masquerade, to pretend, to lead someone away from the truth, the act of tricking someone into believing something that is false.” While no one would want to willingly admit that they have been deceived in some way or another, the Bible is anything but silent on this dangerous and timely threat to the church today. The Scriptures themselves warn us that there will arise from our own congregations men and women with a plan to entice people away from their simple trust and dependence upon Christ to a false form of salvation. It is time that the true ministers of the Gospel of Jesus stand up and speak out against such a threat! I believe like never before, that we are living in the days that clearly precede the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself spoke of this time when He said that one of the main indicators of His coming would be a flood of aberrant doctrines, other gospels, and even an attempt to reinvent the Church itself.
In this series of teachings, I have taken the opportunity to present not only what the Bible says about the dangers of being spiritually deceived, but I have also included some quotes and audio statements from men who are viewed as being representatives of the twenty-first century church. Please note that all of these audio statements are the actual recordings of these men so that you might hear them for yourself. It is my desire that you find this teaching a great asset to your spiritual development and that it might serve as a tool to help you discern the daze that is encroaching upon the Christian church today. Finally, my friend, be encouraged because as we live in these days that often seem overwhelming with so many strange and conflicting voices, know this, that Jesus Christ Himself has promised you passage through such a time as this. And even though we are living in The Daze of Deception, He has promised you that, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” – John 10:27-28
1 John 4:1-6 – 10 full-length MP3 audio messages on one disk.