Deception Unbounded and Running Amuck in the Churches

Barb Wire

Deception is all around us, and even sadder, it is running rampant in many of our churches today.

And one of the greatest examples of being deceived is when a person claims to be a Christian, yet totally rejects the hundreds of warnings in Scripture about being deceived!

When we are told over and over again about the dangers of falling into deception, that should keep us all extremely humble, keep us on our knees, and keep us crying out to God: “Lord, am I being deceived here?”

It is the antidote to pride, arrogance and self-sufficiency – and the antidote to easily falling into deception.

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Such is the blinding nature of demonic deception that the person being deceived not only is unaware of their frightful condition, but they actually take pride in where they are at. They exalt in their ignorance, deceit and false teachings. They exalt in their deception.

They revel in their rebellion in other words. They have been so deceived by the enemy that the utterly clear and black and white words of Scripture are completely rejected, replaced by the demonic spirit of the age. And these folks exult in this. They take pride in evangelising for secular humanism while throwing out the plain teachings of the Word.

I have just had two very sad and worrying examples of this come my way. The level of blindness, deception, and pride in their anti-biblical nonsense is appalling to behold. They both make the claim to be Christians, while they both have declared the Word of God to be null and void, as they freely imbibe of every bit of worldly wisdom and deception.

Consider this sad bit of demonic deception from someone on another site where I had posted a comment concerning the pro-homosexual apostate Tony Campolo:

Bill Muehlenberg you are the cause of many people especially Gay young people hating Christ because for decades we in Australia had put up with your Gay hating vitriol, yes I know your proud of it..Thank God for people like Tony who lifts up Christ ..and thousand of Gay people are drwn to the Saviour because of the love of Christ shown true Tony to us Gay people in Australia.

Perfect love cast out fear Bill, and you are perceived a fearful unloving man by thousand of Gay men and wome..think about it..mate ! I well remeber yout hate lectures at Harvest Bible College..thank God you are not representing God’s love to mankind..we have Tony praise God !

Wow, what can one say? When the living God is so clearly rejected, His Word spat upon, and this much satanic deception is going on, there is little one can do than pray for such a person. So please do. I do not recall who this person is, but I guess I did not teach him very well! He has gone off the deep end into deception, immorality and rebellion against the living God. And he seems to love it this way.

And what a shocker to realise that as I was called by God to faithfully and accurately teach the Word of God at a Bible college, there were students there sitting under my teaching who were in fact seething in hate and bitterness as I did so. That is so very tragic and heartbreaking to learn of.

My second example was a comment to my website and my article on 20 myths about homosexuality. Consider this absolute doozey:

Myths are not debunked by opinion. Not once do you cite non-biased studies or facts where you claim evidence.

I am a heterosexual, married woman with four children. I can tell you unequivocally that I did not marry for the purpose of having children. I can also tell you that homosexual marriages will not hurt the marriage I am in.

Harm to children, by the way, is done by humans with failings, regardless of who they marry. I was the offspring in a heterosexual marriage. I and my brother were sexually abused for years by my father. What a great family structure I had!

Comparisons to pedophiles or bestiality as a slippery slope is ridiculous as consent does not exist in those examples.

There is just so much logic flaw and self-righteousness throughout this article, I can’t even scratch the surface in rebutting it. I’m walking away now, shaking my head at the hypocrisy of how you choose to interpret Christ’s love.

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Bill Muehlenberg
Bill Muehlenberg, who was born in America, lives in Melbourne, Australia. He runs a web-based ministry of pro-faith, pro-family activism called CultureWatch: Bill is widely sought out by the media for comments on social issues, faith issues, and family issues, and has appeared on all the major television and radio news shows, current affairs shows, and debate programs. He is the author of In Defence of the Family; Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality, and several other books.

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