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Deceit, Deceive, Deception

Notice Jesus' specific warning: “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5, King James Version).  It is these people—false preachers and teachers claiming to be Christian—who would proliferate and deceive ever more people as the end of the age neared. The apostle Paul later affirmed, in a Christian context, that “evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13). So not only do they deceive others. These false teachers themselves are deceived.

  • by United Church of God
Millions of people claim to be Christian—followers of Jesus Christ. Yet their beliefs, practices and lifestyles differ greatly. Jesus said His true followers are "called, chosen and faithful." How can we discern who His true disciples are?
  • by Tina Cason
If someone with hooves, red skin and horns came knocking at your door, it would be easy to turn him away. But are we letting Satan into lives without even realizing it?
  • by Robert Curry
Revelation 12:9 says Satan the Devil “deceives the whole world.” When you read that, are you thinking “Man, how can they be so foolish!”? Which is more, our overestimation of self or our underestimation of Satan?
  • by Allen Stout
Listen to the warnings and encouragement from Jesus Christ and His apostles and prophets about deceptions and attacks from Satan.
  • by United Church of God
Jesus begins with a sobering warning: Do not allow yourself to be deceived! Many people are familiar with Jesus Christ's Olivet Prophecy.
  • by United Church of God
If you were the devil and wanted to deceive the entire world, how would you approach such a challenge?
  • by Jerold Aust
Most Bible believers think this is God's world—but how can we reconcile that with all the crime, violence, wars, oppression, starvation and disasters we see all around us? The surprising fact is that, in terms of human society and its impact, this is not God's world, but a world that has been kidnapped by an unseen enemy. Here's the story of how it was kidnapped and how it will be set free!
  • by Joe Sanchez
People often try to justify the wrong things they want to do in their lives. Could we fall into this way of thinking?
  • by United Church of God
Are you absolutely sure about what you believe...and why?
  • by Good News
While it's clear that the scribes and Pharisees of the first century were Jesus' enemies and that false teachers soon began altering His message, the real author of the campaign to destroy Jesus is a spirit being the Bible calls Satan.
  • by Gregory Dullum
Here are seven steps to avoid being deceived in these last days!
  • by United Church of God
Honesty is the bedrock of goodwill and reputation.
  • by Darris McNeely
Today’s headlines point to spiritual realities. Learn that lesson and you can understand how the world works.
  • by United Church of God
The benefits of lying are greatly exaggerated.
  • by John Ross Schroeder
There are now more Catholics attending church in Britain than Anglicans. Meanwhile nontraditional Christian groups are growing in numbers and influence in the United Kingdom. But are all these various brands within Christendom truly based on the teachings of the Judeo-Christian Bible?
  • by Newton Baker
In Ephesians we read of the armor of God. It speaks of the various parts of the armor of a Roman soldier of the time of Paul, relating each piece to a necessary part of our defense against Satan and his influence. The only offensive weapon is the sword of truth. This is the weapon we use against the lies and deceits of Satan.
  • by United Church of God
Many people will be surprised by events in our future. But the Bible tells us what to expect.
  • by United Church of God
Lions of Africa crouch low in the grass and try to be invisible until their prey is close enough for them to pounce.