in a message of false grace gives a false sense of security. Indeed, deception coupled with ‘itching ears’ (2 Timothy 4:3) will spell doom for many.
Didn’t Jesus warn that
“the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who
enter by it are many” (Matthew 7:13)?
Didn’t Jesus warn that
“not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall
enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew
doctrine of false grace is part of the overall cloud of deception that comes upon believers in these tumultuous
end times. *
We should be wise up by preparing
ourselves against deception. Jesus warns that deception is a prominent feature
during the end times (The Olivet Discourse).
“For many will come in
my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many”
(Matthew 24:5). “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform
great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect”
Childlike faith is commendable. But there are dangers when we are
trustful and naïve like a child. http://bit.ly/1ibYdky
Satan is like a
roaring lion who seeks to devour the weak and unwary (1 Peter 5:8). Believers
have to be wise—in fact, extremely
vigilant and discerning—if they want to stand
up against deception in these last days.
Error is so skilled at
imitating truth that the two are often being mistaken for each other. And even
leaders—can be deceived. If
leaders are deceived, don’t you think the flock will fare even worse?
That is why it is so
important to go back to basics. Be like the Bereans:
“Now the Berean Jews
were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received
the message with great eagerness and examined
the Scriptures every day to see if what
Paul said was true” ( Acts 17:11).
equipping ourselves with a sound knowledge and understanding of God’s Word,
taking into consideration the whole counsel of
God, we will not be easily deceived by false teachings.
said, “If you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples” (John 8:31). But how are we to obey Him unless we earnestly study His Word and have a firm
grasp of it? Therefore we need to be diligent to present ourselves approved to God,
as workers who do not need to be ashamed, rightly dividingthe word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
It is imperative for leaders to confront false
teachings during these perilous end times. If they can identify with Paul the
seriousness of the task they have been entrusted with—to feed the flock
with solid teaching from the whole of God’s Word(Acts 20:27) as
well as tocorrect and rebuke heresy(2 Timothy 4:2)—then people will not be so easily led astray
from the faith.http://bit.ly/1aFKueb
"Faith is good only when it engages truth; when it is made to rest upon falsehood it can and often does lead to eternal tragedy." – A. W. Tozer, theologian
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” – Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher
Michael Brown wrote in “Charisma News” on “Confronting the Error of Hyper-Grace”: