DECEIVE PROOF YOUR MIND
We are living in the time that the apostle Paul told Timothy would come in the future.
1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
Deceiving spirits are rampant in the world today. They are masters at counterfeiting spirituality. They want Christians to trust in their doctrines and not trust in the doctrines of Christ for their spirituality.
Christians must learn that Satan is very crafty and that just because the so called spiritual program that they are using is working does not mean that it pleases God or that the programs power source is from God.
2Co 11:1 Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly—and indeed you do bear with me.
2Co 11:2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
2Co 11:14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
2Co 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
Exo 7:9 “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.’
“Exo 7:10 So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the LORD commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
Exo 7:11 But Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers; so the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
Exo 7:12 For every man threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
Col 2:8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
Today too many Christians are seeking for answers to their problems outside of the Word of God alone because they have not been taught the doctrinal foundation for true spirituality and the true source for the answer to all their problems.
Purpose: To learn from Scripture alone that counterfeit spirituality focuses on man and his problems and a Christ-less way to overcome his problems. And that true spirituality focuses on the Person of Christ, His cross/work and the Spirit of Christ through the Word of God alone as the means to solve all of a Christians problems.