1 Timothy 4 (KJV) 4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;...
Jude 1:3 (KJV) 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
In my first article on Doctrines of devils/Pt.1(http://www.lightinthedarkmins.com/blogfool4christ), I presented a brief overview of what most Christians have agreed upon as being "the faith that was once handed down to us"; though it must be admitted that there are still differences on matters of doctrine throughout the Body of Christ in the earth. In my first treatment on this subject, I included both the Nicene Creed and the Apostle's Creed as just two of the early "statements of the Christian Faith", that have been for most Christians the basis along with the Holy Scriptures, for being rightly called: The Christian Faith.
Of course, there are many who would add to that the "traditions" of the Christian church that have been handed down through the centuries... water baptism, foot washing, prayer, fasting, church attendance, the reading of scripture and many other practices would be among such "traditions" viewed by many to be a legitimate part of the Christian Faith. Though there are still some major differences that exist today between the many denominations and groups that comprise the whole of Christianity(especially between Protestants and Catholics), most would agree that the Nicene and Apostolic creeds present the basic tenets of the Christian Faith clearly and succinctly.
Unfortunately, it's possible to believe the Christian creeds, and be a member of a mainstream Christian denomination today, and even be involved in many "good works"; and still be deceived and blinded by the god of this world. I'll say it again, "you may believe the main orthodox teachings of Christianity", you may sing in the choir, and be an ordained minister with several degrees in theology and still be ensnared by the cunning and seductive teachings and lies of Lucifer! Today, it's possible to know "who Christ is", and believe in the resurrection and the atoning death of Jesus on Calvary - AND STILL BE DUPED BY SATAN. The Devil is content to let you keep your "basic theology" in tact, if he can simply get you to destroy what God loves, what God sent Jesus to save... US!
Matthew 24:11-12 (MSG) “In the confusion, lying preachers will come forward and deceive a lot of people. For many others, the overwhelming spread of evil will do them in—nothing left of their love but a mound of ashes.
Today, Lucifer (the master and architect of all competing and counterfeit religions), has turned his hatred and loathing of God to objects and things that God loves dearly, namely - You and me, everyone created in His image... Yes, Satan has always done that, but now in these last days he has convinced many within the Christian churches that "killing babies" and "marrying someone of the same sex" are acceptable - even agreeable and in accordance with the word of God. Nothing could be further from the truth!
The only way Satan could pull off a mass delusion like this upon mankind is to blind them.(2 CO.4:4) And, conversely - the only way the devil could blind Christians to the truth is to have them believe a lie, or in reality many lies... After all, he is the father of lies! For non believers who don't read the Bible, who don't pray or worship Jesus it's easy to understand how they can be so easily hoodwinked and led astray. Ah, but Christians that's another story - or is it? That most Christians today(at least those claiming to be), are not able to defend or contend for the Christian faith is alarming, especially when you consider that we have at our fingertips - more information than all of the previous generations combined... We have literally more knowledge at our disposal than our human brains could ever assimilate even if we were to spend our entire lives studying and reading what is available. We don't have a lack of knowledge today.... WE HAVE TOO MANY "LAZY CHRISTIANS"... 2 Timothy 2:15-18(NKJV)15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Just on it's face, let's be honest - do Christians today spend more time playing with their smartphones, or reading and studying the scriptures? Do Christians spend more time on Facebook, then they do in God's Book/The Bible? That begs the question, if you were the devil: Who would be easier to deceive and beguile, a Christian who studies and meditates on the scriptures daily, and spends time in prayer and worship before God; or a "lazy Christian" who rarely open his or her bible, or seldom spends any time with God in prayer or devotion? No contest is it? The simple truth is that deceiving and deluding Christians today, has become mere child's play for Satan!
Why? Because many church goers(many who have never repented or allowed Jesus Christ to be their Lord), simply do not have a passion for Jesus or His word... Strong words, not really if you just look around at what is being believed and propagated in many of today's churches. Homosexuality, and abortion; which only a few years ago would have been soundly renounced as "sinful" and deserving of God's righteous indignation; is now being defended and even encouraged by many who claim "times have changed", and we need to change with them... or words to that effect! Yes, there are people who misconstrue and twist the scriptures to "justify" their sins and ungodly lifestyles; but for most Christians it's simply a matter of not really knowing what the scriptures say on these matters... hmm, with all our "instant information technology" one is left wondering: How can that be? The answer: they're lazy, they don't read their bibles, and for many they just don't care.
HUMAN BEINGS AND THE FAMILY...
One thing I've learned over the years in dealing with demons and evil: THE DEVIL HATES PEOPLE, and HE ESPECIALLY HATES THE INSTITUTION OF THE FAMILY!!! Before the church(the ekllesia/the "called out ones")was established - God ordained the institution of the family. The Devil/Lucifer launched his attack way back in the Garden of Eden, and has been focusing his wicked fury and incurable hatred for God by attacking what He loves most... people, and in particular the "family unit". If Satan can convince us, you and me to alter - to change the "order" that God has ordained for human beings. That the family is no longer the exclusive domain of one man and one woman - and that all human life begins "within the safety of a mother's womb" - THAN HE HAS DECEIVED US INTO DESTROYING NOT ONLY OURSELVES - BUT THE VERY HEART OF CIVILIZATION - THE VERY HEART OF GOD.
To destroy the church, the Devil knows he must take out the foundation - KILL US, better yet get humans to kill themselves. This may sound absurd to some, but you can't build a church with "dead babies" or
"childless unions", which is what the logical end of "same sex marriages/relationships" is in reality. Add to that diabolical scheme, the hideous plan to reinvent marriage... yep, people have redefined what "marriage is" - not a holy union between a man and woman, but between any two persons regardless of their sexual orientation. Now that dear friends is the Devil's ruse for society. Trouble is, most people today have bought into it - and even ignorant Christians have now bought into these lies of the Devil!
You have to ask what Bible(regardless of the translation), are these folks reading? Answer: Most of them couldn't tell you where the book of Jude is in the Bible... Ask them where their "not so smart phone" is and they'll know exactly where it is... Don't pray, don't study the scriptures, and don't spend time with God and you are fare game for the lies and damnable teachings now being presented by the world and "wolves in sheep's clothing".
Make no mistake, "killing babies" in the womb, where life begins, and where God's most miraculous handiwork and wonders are performed is why abortion is Satan has "sold this lie" - this abomination to anyone willing to listen ... With every abortion, the heart of God is broken, with every unborn baby destroyed, the laughter of demons can be heard. To think that we have been deluded, even many who name Christ as Lord into thinking "murdering our own children" is okay, is justified, is acceptable is one the Devil's greatest achievements in his war against God and his creation."
It's just a fetus - it's not a human being. We don't really know when life begins. No one has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body! Hmm, you think maybe God has a say in that? The arguments are many, and the rationalizations for destroying a new life in a mother's womb are sometimes worthy of sympathy(such as in cases of rape or when a mother's life hangs in the balance); but on the whole they are mostly politically motivated or for many just unwanted pregnancies that are a major inconveniences in people's lives... sad but true. These explanations will ring hollow when presented to Jesus Christ on Judgment Day.
WHAT GOD THINKS OF HOMOSEXUALITY... (scriptures clear condemnation of same sex relations)
Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."
1 Timothy 1:9-10, "Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;"
2 Peter 2:6, "And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;"
Jude 7, "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
WHAT GOD THINKS OF KILLING BABIES(in or out of the womb)
Exodus 20:13 - Thou shalt not kill.
Exodus 21:22-25 - If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart [from her], and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, ...
Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
Psalms 22:10 I was cast on you from the womb: you are my God from my mother's belly.
Psalms 139:13 For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb.
Psalms 139:14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.
Proverbs 31:8 Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget, yet will I not forget you.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
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