Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 1 Tim 4:1
There is one Truth – Jesus!
There are many deceptions to bend you from that one truth.
These deceptions take many different forms like feel good movies, self-help books, and religious writings, all under the guise of being spiritual.
Truth is pure and simple. Deception adds to the truth to alter it.
The verbal exchange in Eden is a great example and the first attack of deception against truth.
Deception seeks to question the truth of what God has said.
Deception seeks to add and alter God’s word, even in the slightest way.
It presents an alternative to God’s word.
It subtly gives a change to truth creating a lie. Or it blatantly opposes God’s word making God out to be the liar or that He withholds the whole truth.
Reading God’s word is your best defense against deception.
God’s word is your sword – your weapon against spiritual deception.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Cor 10:4-6
And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. Luke 21:8