Vain Deceit

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:6-8.

Satan, through the mouth of the religious, teaches the traditions of men through basic fundamental skills of worldly reasoning.  We must understand that worldly ways will never have a godly outcome.  The seeker sensitive churches preach a gospel of psychological means to draw the masses to the church instead of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to draw the masses to the Lord.  They, the seeker sensitive, preach what they know and know what they preach.  Through vain deceit they attempt to place the foundation of worldly ways into the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to seduce the unaware.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6.

The masses are being led into a ditch by following a gospel based on traditions and philosophies of man with their faith placed on these philosophies instead of Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done.  I want you to know, if you cannot see this it is because of your lack of knowledge or you are blinded by the deceit.  I do not say this disparagingly, I say this because I want you to know the God of the Bible… the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  I want you to know the One to Whom we are begotten by the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I want you to know that there is only One Way to fellowship with Him and that is through faith – faith in Jesus and His finished work on Calvary’s Cross…not man’s traditions, rituals or philosophies.

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15.  Sanctification, our spiritual knowledge, maturity and growth is found only through faith in Jesus.

Again, we preach what we believe and believe what we preach.  Discern what you believe by discerning what you preach.  Do you advocate faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified or do you advocate man’s traditions, philosophies or rituals as a means of victory to “glorify God”?

“For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20.  There are those who cannot speak and then there are those who cannot help but speak.  In Whom or what can you not help but speak?  The Holy Spirit will always speak of Jesus Christ and glorify Him.  Satan will use the mouth of false teachers and preachers to glorify traditions of man through worldly ways…which will never result in a godly outcome.

-Donna Clark Warren

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