One of the signs of a man under deception is he will argue with God. They will develop an unteachable spirit. They are right and everyone else is wrong. A man who knows the truth and holds fast to it will not be affected by any false doctrine. But a man who holds fast to false doctrine will not entertain any kind of challenge. There is no hard evidence available to defend false doctrine. They will change the subject or make claims that cannot be substantiated.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
One has to wonder how it can get worse than it is now but they will come up with something. One of the things that makes this worse, there are so many deceivers. There are more deceivers working today than when Jesus was here! Look at same-sex marriage. The people voted that they opposed it. But the devil found a bunch of judges that would overturn the will of the people. One percent of the people are homosexual, but they have the support of millions of people including so called ministers of the Gospel. God does not work on the basis of majority rule. That’s mans way not God’s way.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.
The time Paul was talking about is now. No matter what kind of perversion you’re engaged in, there is a church or a minister that will support you. The reason homosexuality is so prevalent is because preachers “came out” in agreement with these perverts. They have had no problem finding teachers who will tell them what they are itching to hear. In the process of all their compromise good people are forced to make a decision they hoped they wouldn’t have to make. I know good people who were members of their church for decades. They then found out that, their ministers bless same-sex unions. If they question or protest they are labeled “haters”. A lot of people don’t even know where their church stands on certain issues!
Most large businesses now offer mandatory “sensitivity” classes to their employees. They are indoctrinated on working with homosexuals. After such classes they learn to become welcoming. There is something very wrong here! If people have to be taught how to deal with sexual perverts something is not normal. Are they so unique that they require special attention? Please don’t think I hate sodomites. What I hate is the deception that holds them in darkness.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
God warned us but some are so deceived they won’t consider the warning. People today are doing exactly what God warned them not to do. They are so deceived they believe God will judge them favorably!
Pastor Jerry Lamping
Born and raised in Helena, MT, has been a Pastor for over 20 years.