This was written because…
I appeal to you brothers to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine you have been taught; avoid them. Romans 16:17
So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth you shall give them a warning from me. Ezekiel 33:7
So many people have written into this and other blogs just like it saying that the blog authors are not walking in love. Nothing could be further from the truth. The entire purpose of this and other blogs is to warn people of the deception in the New Age teachings. Teachings which are being cloaked in the name of Christianity. Teachings which been making their way into the body of Christ.
Let me use a particular well known author right now.
(For the sake of this post, I’ll let her remain nameless.)
This person puts out inspiring books – singing the praises of the Lord and admonishing others to follow Him. That is truly a marvelous thing. But then this same author writes that she agrees with certain New Age teachings, admonishing readers to follow contemplative prayer which is nothing but transcendental meditation. (I used to think that only brand-new believers in Christ would fall into the trap of swallowing this, but have recently found this not to be so.) Rather, I have found that even clergy/ministers of the gospel are shrugging their shoulders, saying it can’t be THAT bad since this person has always been well-versed in scripture and MUST know what they’re talking about.
Thus, the enemy gets a foot in the door and sadly, it wasn’t a case of him sneaking in. No, no. He came in by way of a Welcome mat.
So what DOES God’s word tell us about deception and the body of Christ?
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. 1 Timothy 4:1,2
The Bible tells us that there will be great to deception to enter into the body. Never forget that seducing spirits mix their teachings with a person’s own reasoning. The way to deceive a person is through the mind. The seducing spirits deceive by reasoning – reasoning with not enough information and a wrong intention. This seducing spirit has achieved its goal by putting a lie in the mind by false reasonsing.
Teachers can be used to deceive many. The error comes in when you believe the teacher OVER the truth of Scripture. Never forget the good men can be deceived and seducing spirits USE good men to transmit their lies under the guise of truth.
All truth comes from God and all lies come from Satan.
All thoughts and beliefs belong in one of two realms: the realm of truth with or the realm of falsehood i.e. error.
Seducing spirits are at work outside AND inside of the body of Christ. All they want to do is to deceive and ruin people. They are working day and night to deceive the body of Christ.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 2 Tim 3:13
The purpose of this blog, and others like it, is to warn believers about the trap that they may be falling into.
Have I contacted these false teachers? Yes.
Did they respond? No.
So what now? Now I warn others to avoid the trap. I write this blog not out of hatred, but rather, out of love. Love for Jesus, love for the Truth.
I have found humor in the fact that some angry people, when they write in, say, “Blessings!”, at the end of their somewhat angry posts – thinking that they heap coals of fire upon my head! From the depths of my being, if you read this blog, I truly hope that you WILL be blessed in what you read. I do not aim to please others, but rather aim to please Him.
I pray that as you read this, that God will remove the spiritual scales from your eyes, and that you’d be able to more clearly see His truths, His desires for us to walk in them, and would feel a desire to share these truths with others.