You are Deceived
By David Edlund
Many, yes many people claim to be a Christian. But many of these same people are not followers of Jesus Christ. They believe in him, but do not obey him. They worship him and sing songs of praise about him and do it all in vain. This is what he says. “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matt. 15:8-9 NKJV) Yes it is true you can worship Jesus Christ and God the Father in vain. Worshiping Jesus any way you want to will get you no where, because it is of no value. It is worthless, futile, empty, and vain. It’s very important that you believe Jesus Christ word’s because they are the truth. There is one way God wants us to worship him and that is in spirit and in truth. Just as it is written “But the hour is coming, and now is when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24 NKJV) Jesus Christ’s words are the truth just as he says. “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 NKJV) The bible also says this. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NIV) Yes, you have been deceived into believing many false ideas. In the book of Revelation we read this and it is the truth. “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angles were cast out with him.” (Rev. 12:9 NKJV)
Many of the so call Christian holidays are not Christian at all such as Christmas, Easter, New Years and others. Jesus did not tell his disciples to remember his birthday. The bible never reveals the date of his birth so no one knows just when he was born. We all know there is no Santa Clause don’t we? God hates lying and yet many so called Christians lie to their children about Santa Clause and celebrate this ancient roman celebration that has nothing to do with Jesus Christ’s teachings. Yes the world is truly deceived and most don’t even know it. They are blind and cannot see the truth. Those who are true Christians must come out of this world and its false Christianity, its false teachings and believe and obey Jesus Christ’s teachings just as the bible says. “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” (Rev. 18:4-5 NKJV) Yes you have been deceived, conned by the greatest con artist of them all Satan the Devil. If you really are seeking the truth then blow the dust off your bible and read and believe the words and teachings of Jesus Christ and his servants who speak the truth. May God grant your eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to follow after him.
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