Believers, therefore, have to be wise—in fact, extremely vigilant and discerning—if they want to stand up against deception in these last days. Satan is like a roaring lion seeking to devour the weak and unwary (1 Peter 5:8).
- Lack of knowledge and discernment
- Cherry picking
- Charisma and theatrics
- Glitz and glitter
- Safety in numbers
- Itching Ears
- Lack of open-mindedness
Let us delve into each in turn:
The story of the six blind men who felt different parts of an elephant is highly instructive. Each perceived the pachyderm differently. Its trunk was likened to a snake, leg to a tree trunk, tail to a rope, ear to a fan, tusk to a spear and body to a wall. Is it possible to appreciate what an elephant is like just by feeling one part of its body?
Herd mentality exists not only in wildlife reserves and the financial markets but also in the spiritual realm.
If we just follow the majority, not questioning the validity of your beliefs, we may be following the crowd on the way to destruction. Sincerity is not enough. It can be very costly at the end of the road. Let us not be lulled by a sense of complacency that, since we are on the side of the majority, we are safe.
But the trouble is many believers prefer to honour the fallible words of man rather than the infallible and immutable Word of God. After all, some leaders are worshipped like demi-gods who can say or do no wrong. And any attempt to challenge their views is met with this all too familiar refrain from their adherents: “Touch not God’s anointed.”
I wonder how many believers are aware of the extent and seriousness of the problem posed by deception through false teaching.
- If one believes that confession is redundant and live by it, one’s eternal security as a believer may be at stake. http://bit.ly/1rcYJzl
- If one believes that one’s future sins are automatically forgiven and live by it, one’s eternal security as a believer may also be at stake. http://bit.ly/1dXOjBB
WILL TRUE GRACE PLEASE STAND UP?
False grace exposed.
GRACE AND HYPER-GRACE IN A NUTSHELL
The basics about grace and hyper-grace
IS CONFESSION REDUNDANT?
Hyper-grace teaches us that, after our one-time confession of sin at conversion, believers no longer need to confess our sins. We merely rest in the ‘imputed righteousness of Christ’. Is this true?
FUTURE SINS AUTOMATICALLY FORGIVEN?
DANGER OF OBSESSION AND FIXATION ON THE MIRACULOUS
Are we mesmerised by the miraculous that we are willing to depart from sound doctrine and whatever we hold dear in our faith?