The Deceitfulness Of Sin
Everyone is being deceived everyday by so many entities. News media spins the story to fit the narrative because the truth does not fit. Advertising promotes some things about the product that may not be entirely true. Politicians just tell us what they think we want to hear to get elected, and then ignore the public when they get the power to make changes. If someone thinks they can pull one over on you, they will try to do so.
In the spiritual realm there is a lot of deceitfulness. Anyone who leaves any of God's truth out of their doctrine is deceiving their followers. These people have been blinded to the truth and as a result both will fall into the pit. Not all those who teach error are aware of such because that is what they were taught. But you would think that if they really studied the Bible, they would study themselves out of error. So the reality is that these people choose to be deceivers.
In Hebrews 3:13 we read the following: "But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called 'today', lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin". What this means is that we need fellow Christians to help us stay on the right track.
The Bible gives us the tools we need to stay on the right track. It gives us encouragement as well as warning. It goes into detail on how we are to behave in everyday life. If people will just read, listen, and study the Bible, they will be able to remain in God's good graces. The Bible gives us this warning in Galatians 6:7-8 "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life".
It has been said by different people in many ways that Sin is deceitful; it takes you farther than you want to go; keeps you longer than you want to stay; and convinces you that everything is alright with God, even though it is not.
Satan is described by Jesus as the great deceiver and of being the father of lies (John 8:44). His lie deceived Adam and Eve and brought sin into the world (Genesis 3). Satan is full of deception. Paul describes him as the great deceiver and his servants disguise themselves as angels of light. John calls him the deceiver of the world in Revelation 12:9. He is the enemy and the evil one. He is also called the god of this world in 2 Corinthians 4:4. This is a rightful title because so many people in the world have allowed Satan to be their God.
Here is where we implore you to consider your ways and stop being deceived by Satan or sin. There is only one sure way to reach heaven, and that is doing what God wills for you to do (Matthew 7:21). Anyone who teaches you can be saved by not doing what God commands is a deceiver and will cause your soul to be lost. Do not let that happen. Resolve to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and honor Him as God. Do what He says and do what the New Testament teaches you in your ways of life. If you choose not to do so, you will face God and be condemned forever. Turn to God and be faithful until death so that you can receive the crown of life (Revelation 2:10). It is your choice to make. Please make the right choice. Receive the word of God and search the scriptures to ensure you are being taught the truth.
By Carey Scott
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