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Could you be fooled?. I. The Problem: Mathew 24:24 II.The Culprits: Mathew 7:15 A.Who are they? B.Where did they come from? C.What do they teach? III.The.

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1 Could you be fooled?

2 I. The Problem: Mathew 24:24 II.The Culprits: Mathew 7:15 A.Who are they? B.Where did they come from? C.What do they teach? III.The “duped” A. Mislead/Exploited B. Doubters C. Stumbled IV. Conclusion building and effective filter system

3 Premises upon which to build

4 Having said YES to Jesus means you have said NO to all other belief systems or religious classifications.Having said YES to Jesus means you have said NO to all other belief systems or religious classifications. Having said YES to Jesus means you have declared your allegiance to him and him only. You will strive to do everything possible to obey and please him.Having said YES to Jesus means you have declared your allegiance to him and him only. You will strive to do everything possible to obey and please him. If these two premises are true, we must recognize that the battle will come from within the “church”…..not from outside.If these two premises are true, we must recognize that the battle will come from within the “church”…..not from outside.

5 The threat is real, the stakes are high, and the quality of our eternity is dependent on how we prepare ourselves for the threat.The threat is real, the stakes are high, and the quality of our eternity is dependent on how we prepare ourselves for the threat.

6 If you do not know the truth, is it ever likely that you will know a lie?

7 the character of God the veracity of his word False prophets/teachers direct their attacks in primarily two areas: False prophets/teachers direct their attacks in primarily two areas:

8 A FALSE PROPHET/TEACHER IS ANY TEACHER/PROPHET WHO PROCLAIMS IDEAS THAT ARE FALSE CONCERNING THE CHARACTER OF GOD OR THE VERACITY OF HIS WORD. THERE IS ABSOLUTE TRUTH ------- ITS OPPOSITE IS CALLED A LIE…FALSE

9 False teaching is much more likely to come from the “professional” platform that the “lay” teacher.

10  The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and the monthly salary. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

11 If I am not careful I can drift into the very fascination and worldly desires that makes God feel remote, the bible unattractive, heaven irrelevant and hell inconceivable.

12 The problem A. What is a false teacher? B. How is possible for me to be deceived? C. What do I do to keep from being deceived?

13 The culprits; Who are they? According to Mathew 7: 15 - 20 They come in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Two times Jesus says you will know them by their fruits. Bad fruit vs. good

14 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 false apostles, deceitful workers, disguised as apostles of Christ, just like Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. servants of righteousness,

15 Ephesians 6: 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

16 WHERE DID/DO THEY COME FROM?

17 SATAN

18 John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

19 THEY HAVE BEEN AGAINST GOD’S PEOPLE FOR A VERY LONG TIME. 2 Peter 2: 1 But false prophets also arose among the people, But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. destruction upon themselves.

20 Deuteronomy 13: 1 – 5 “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.

21 What do they teach?

22 2 Peter 2:18-19 For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

23 My response to the lies Ignorant---don’t know any better Unbelieving----I don’t believe God would______ Self indulgent---seek out my own doctrine

24 2 Corinthians 2:11 so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

25 2 Peter 3:18 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness.

26 Unbelief -- Doubt Jude 22 And have mercy on some, who are doubting James 1: 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

27 Stumblers Jude 24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble.

28 1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons. 1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

29 Build an effective filter system.

30 HOW BADLY DO I WANT TO KNOW WHAT PLEASES GOD?

31 HOW DO I KNOW WHAT PLEASES HIM IF I AM NOT STUDING HIS WORD?

32 homo unius libri (a man of one book) For we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God—that it stands before us as our guide, and over us as our judge, and under us as the rock of our hope.


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