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Truth Of The Day: You’ve Been Deceived!

May 1, 2013

In the same way that we’ve all been deceived at point or another, anyone who has not accepted Christ and in turn been Born Again is deceived on a grand scale. This deception keeps them from all real truth.

The following is an excerpt from the book “The Search For Significance”:

One of the tragic implications of Adam and Eve’s original sin is that man lost his secure status with God and began to struggle with feelings of  arrogance, inadequacy, and dispair, valuing the opinions of others more than the Truth of God. This robbed man of his true self-worth and put him on a continual, but fruitless, search for significance through his success and the approval of others. 

Satan is slick and falling for his lies are easy because he crafts them to feed our ego and pride. God’s Truth humbles us but sometimes isn’t what we want to hear, so we take the path of least resistance. Until you are Born Again (which is available to anyone), you are a slave to sin and this easier path.

A person can only serve one master, God or Satan. As the book says : Rather than a spiritual and emotional being, man has been classified as merely a natural phenomenon of time plus chance, no greater than rocks, animals, or clouds. The apostle Paul described this foolish and demeaning perspective of man in Romans 1:20-25

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four footed animals and crawling creatures. 

Therefore God gave them over in their lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the Truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever, Amen.

As you can see there is no excuse for not believing in God, and in turn His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit that dwells inside myself, millions of others and hopefully you someday when you’re able to humble yourself to God’s Truths.

May the love of Christ dwell in your hearts!

One Comment
  1. Tom Beatty permalink

    Justin, I’m glad you’re reading Search for Significance. A classic! I’ve been using SfS material for 20+ years in jails, and with Robert McGee’s encouragement, am putting together a seminar on the material to take to the prisons.

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