Deceptions of Ages: How People are Deceived

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What you take into your mind and what you do in life is important. As a Christian, what you think about and the traditions that you accept into your life are very important. Bible Vision details this truth on this website. But you might not agree. You might consider that the traditions and philosophies of man bear little meaning or fruit in your life. After all, how can what has been going on for generations adversely affect me? You might reason that your religion and your heart are pure or that you believe that you are good enough exactly as you are. (“The Struggle for Purity of Heart“; “Purity Starts Inside: A Lesson Through the Ages“; “Consenting to Fables of Men“; “The Need to Keep Spiritually Clean“)

Let’s say that a dear friend routinely shared delicious homemade cookies with you. In fact, you regularly look forward to the special occasion when you taste those sumptuous cookies with a glass of cold milk. If your dear friend told you that the cookies had a special ingredient that made them special, you would probably assume the best and eagerly eat them. If you knew that even a small amount of dog waste was in the cookies, would you change your mind about those cookies? (“Discernment the World Doesn’t Havex“; “What Is Washing By The Word?“)

Let’s say that you enjoyed a glass of cold milk with those cookies. If that milk contained arsenic, it wouldn’t kill you right away. Would you still drink the milk? In the same way you and I take life-sustaining food, spiritual contamination has very real effects, some of which you may not recognize for quite some time. In the same way, the Bible says that a little leaven ferments the entire lump. (Galatians 5:9; 1 Corinthians 5:7-9; Matthew 16:8-15; “Leaven of the Pharisees; Leaven of the World“)

leaven-breadDiscernment and accurate knowledge are needed to keep worldly leaven out of your life and more important than ever to keep you off the wide road leading to destruction that Yahshua [Jesus] mentions in Matthew 7:13.

“Enter in through the narrow gate. Because wide is the gate and spacious the road, put to death through destruction, and many, by their reason, agree to enter. For narrow is the gate and troublesome is the road, the one that leads to life, and few agree to obtain it.“ – Matthew 7:13-14, direct translation

Disciples are admonished to put on the new man in Messiah. (Colossians 3:9-10) As a disciple, repentance or turning away from the old man is required. This is not an overnight event, but a process that you engage in from day to day as you learn from YHWH’s Word, the Bible. The truth is that your relationship with your Heavenly Father is at stake, both now and into eternity. This series of short articles on this website focuses on some of the deceptions that plague professed Christians and the world at large. (“YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“)

See the other articles in this series:

Deceptions Home
The Parthenon and the Spirit of Humanism: Idolatry in the U.S.
Perfectionism & Christian Renewal
The Secret Deception of the Golden Rule
The Deception of Racism Among Professed Christians
The Truth About the Cross
Deceptions of Generations
The Deceptions of Christmas
The Deceptions of Easter
presented originally from our website, Deceptions of Ages
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“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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