Have you ever believed a lie and later discovered that you were deceived? It’s even worse when the deception comes from the very people who should know better, that is, the ones who claim to be our spiritual leaders. It’s not surprising, though, that teachers are deceived. For deception, like tradition, is passed down from seminary to seminar, generation after generation.
In the busyness of life today, the believer has been entrapped by Satan, having no time to study the Scriptures and gain understanding. As a result, the Scriptures have been dumbed down into a series of slogans and buzz words, while the real meaning of the Scriptures remains completely hidden. The believer parrots: “Once saved-always saved!”, “Everybody sins a little…”, and “Nobody’s perfect.” These statements and many others are distortions of the Truth. The Bible calls such slogans “vain babblings”, “myths”, “stumbling blocks”, and “lies”. (See Ephesians 5:6; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Colossians 2:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:10,11; I Timothy 1:4,6; 2:23; 4:1,2,7; 6:5,20,21; 2 Timothy 2:16; 4:4; Titus 1:10,14; 1 Peter 2:7; Matthew 13:41,42 & 2 Peter 1:16).
The Scriptures warn us that by using such slogans as professions of faith, we have gone astray from the faith (I Tim. 6:21) and have been deluded by persuasive arguments (Col. 2:4). These false statements have stealthily crept in and rocked the church to sleep while sending entire congregations securely to hell.
In order to combat this onslaught of deceitful slogans, we have compiled a series of articles addressing several of the popular slogans of our day. More will be added later. We pray that the above articles will open your eyes to false teachings, give new insight into the meaning of the Scriptures, and stir up the Holy Spirit and the fear of the Lord within your heart.
“O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called `knowledge’-which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you.”