Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, 31 January 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Beware Of Liars
"And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, 'Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.'” Acts 15:1 NKJV
Those so called "certain men" were liars and deceivers who went about teaching false doctrines. Just because they were from Judea, they felt qualified to teach; I wonder who even gave them the opportunity to teach the people of God; they were people hell-bent on holding on to doctrines of the Old Testament in the New Testament; they wanted to mix old wine with the new; they refused revelation of what God was doing in the now.
Don't be moved by titles, backgrounds, positions, and affiliations; just because a person quotes scriptures while teaching doesn't mean that he is rightly dividing the word of truth; and just because a person uses big grammar, and spices up his message with Hebrew and Greek words doesn't mean that you must swallow everything that he says.
We are in the last days when there will be many false doctrines: you've got to be careful in order not to be deceived and led astray. The best approach is to be as the Berean believers. Listen, you have equal access to the Holy Spirit as anyone else! When in doubt ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth; and make it a personal responsibility to grow in knowledge and in understanding. You will not be deceived in Jesus name.