To be undeceived, we have to be willing to discard EVERYTHING we believe and assume that we know. In other words, be prepared to examine everything like a devil’s advocate.
In an article entitled “the Religious Origin of Fake News and Alternative Facts,” a finding is presented that suggests that Fundamentalists and Charismatic Christians are more susceptible to deception than others, indicating that it’s because of yet another factor called “truthiness.” Truthiness is defined as being a gut reaction to facts: if it feels right and it fits into my perspective, then it’s the truth.
AS believers, we need to understand that
1. Just because a person is born again does not make them “deception proof.”
2. Just because a person is faithfully religious does not make him or her “born again.”
The Lord would not have warned His disciples to “take heed and be not deceived” if there was no danger that they could be deceived. It does not matter how many things you are or were deceived about.
For example, For 25 years, I was deceived about speaking in…
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