Deception - The Eye of Evil Intent, A Powerful Delusion
"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot Iron." - 1st Timothy 4:1-2
By Synthia Esther
"For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfiet miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth (God and His word), and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth (God's word) but have delighted in wickedness," (2nd Thessalonians 2:7-12).
DECEPTIVE WORDS, FROM ADULTREROUS HEARTS OF IDOLATRY
Mysticism teaches that God is within. Panentheism teaches creation is part of God, and God is contained in creation. Monism teaches man and the universe are part of the same universal energy or life force. Biblical scripture teaches the only way God can become a part of man is through salvation in Jesus Christ (John 3:16), by confessing and believing He is Lord (Romans 10:10), and accepting His free salvation gift (Romans 6:23).
While many within the metaphysical spiritual realm claim they hear from God (“ A Course In Miracles”, and “Conversations With God are two examples”), the voice or communication is heard through practices God calls detestable (Deuteronomy 18:12), occult manifestations of mediums, channeled spirits, guides, divination or sorcery signs and wonders. The messages given also contradict Biblical Holy Scripture. What one places above God, is an idol. Which is a practice God strictly forbids (Ex. 20:3; 34:14; Deut. 5:7).
“A Course In Miracles” was inspirited by a “voice” who claimed he was Jesus, channeled by Jewish atheistic psychologist Helen Schucman. The “voice of Jesus” Schucman heard was conversing with her to correct errors in the Bible. “The Course” reality manipulation includes denial of sin, death, and even Jesus body. All is and was an illusion according to “The Course”. Neale Donald Walsch wrote the work “Conversations With God, Book 1: An Uncommon Dialogue”, sometimes referred to as “CwG”. His book (and many thereafter), according to Walsch on a Larry King Interview, came at a low period in his life when he wrote an angry letter to God asking questions about why his life wasn't working. He heard a “voice” state: “Do you really want an answer to all these questions or are you just venting?”
The voice said such things as; there is only God, and everything is God, we lack nothing, and if we choose to realize it, we have enough of whatever we think we need, or the means to create it. A few other claims by Walsh, “And so you have created in your mythology the being you call devil”, there is no sin, or hell or place of eternal damnation, reincarnation is true, and “if you want to know what's true for you about something, look at how you're feeling about it... hidden in your deepest feelings is your highest truth.” Erroneous error blaspheming the word of God. What do Schucman and Walsch have in common? Their “God” is not the one true “God” as spoken of in Biblical Holy Scripture. We are warned by God in his word to watch out that we are not deceived. Matthew 7:22-23, “Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles? (22) Then I will tell them plainly, ' I never knew you. Away from me, you evil-doers!”
WHERE YOUR EYES HAVE BEEN YOUR FEET WILL TAKE YOU, THEREFORE GUARD YOUR HEART BY THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD
A false witness with haughty eyes pours out lies, coming forth from a heart filled with false witness that devises wicked schemes. These things the Lord hates (Proverbs 6:16-19).
"Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspiring of life,.let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm (God's word, will, and ways).. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil, Pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body," (Proverbs 4:20-27).
"Keep my words and store up my commands within you. Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart," (Proberbs 7:2-3).
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