SELF DECEPTION 1 John 1:8“ If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”
• We rarely see the world as it really is. Our perception of the world is biased, our memories betray us, and our true motives can remain hidden.• Few people always want to know the truth or seek it out. In fact, many people actively deny the truth until they are forced to deal with it.• Obadiah 1:3 Your pride has deceived you. Your capital is a fortress of solid rock; your home is high in the mountains, and so you say to yourself, Who can ever pull me down?
“No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself.” ― Fulke GrevilleNovember 18th 1978 was the day the grape flavor-aid wasmixed with cyanide. Families were told to lay down togetherand comfort one another.913 people died including 200children.Jim Jones himself sat in a chair with a self inflictedgunshot wound tothe head.It was one of the largest mass
1Timothy2:14 And it was not Adam whowas deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and broke Gods law.
Mostly when the scripture speaks of deception it speaks mostly of self-deceptionLuke 21:8 (KJV) And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.Jeremiah 17:9 (NIV) The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? HOW SHALL WE KNOW IF WE ARE BEING DECEIVED?
1 John 1:1-10 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our[a]joy complete. Light and 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no
6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
We are deceived when:1. When we think we are we are not liable when we are deceived, we deceive ourselvesGalatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.1Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
We are deceived when:2. When we think we are good enough we deceive ourselvesRom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:3:11 There is none that understands there is none that seeks after God.3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that do good, no, not one.Ecclesiastes &:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that does good, and sin not.Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all
We are deceived when:3. When we think we can save ourselves we deceive ourselvesEphesians 2:8-9 (KJV) 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.Proverbs 20:9 (KJV) Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?Titus 3:5 (KJV) Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of
We are deceived when: 4. When we think that we can not be sure of our salvation, we deceive ourselves 1 John 5:13 (KJV) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.2Corinthians 6:2 Hear what God says: "When the time came for me to show you favor, I heard you; when the day arrived for me to save you, I helped you." Listen! This is the hour to receive Gods favor; today is the day to be saved!
We are deceived when: 5. When we think we must wait until we are better to come to God, we deceive ourselves Isaiah 1:18 (KJV) Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.Rom 3:21 But God has a way to make people right, and it has nothing to do with the law. He has now shown us that new way, which the law and the prophets told us about.•
We are deceived when:6. When we think that we shall escape if we neglect salvation we deceive ourselvesHebrews 2:3 How, then, shall we escape if we pay no attention to such a great salvation? The Lord himself first announced this salvation, and those who heard him proved to us that it is true.Matthew 10:28 (KJV) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
We are deceived when:7. When we think that simply repeating a prayer will save us we deceive ourselvesRomans 10:9-10 (KJV) 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.Matthew 15:8 (KJV) This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them
We are deceived when: 8. If we think that we can be made righteous by obeying the law, we are deceived• Gal 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.• Rom 3:20 For no one is put right in Gods sight by doing what the Law requires; what the Law does is to make us know that we have sinned.• Gal 3:24 In fact, the Law was our teacher. It was supposed to teach us until we had faith and were acceptable to God. Gal 3:25 But once a person has learned to have faith, there is no more need to have the Law as a teacher.
We are deceived when: 8. If we think that we can be made righteous by obeying the law, we are deceived• 1Timothy 1:8 We know that the Law is good if it is used as it should be used.• 1Ti 1:9 It must be remembered, of course, that laws are made, not for good people, but for lawbreakers and criminals, for the godless and sinful, for those who are not religious or spiritual, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,• 1Ti 1:10 for the immoral, for sexual perverts, for kidnappers, for those who lie and give false testimony or who do anything else contrary to sound doctrine.
IN CHRIST WE WILL NEVER BE DECEIVED!Jonh 14:6 Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you freeJohn 16:13a When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into all the truth…John 14:17 He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive him, because it cannot see him or know him. But you know him, because he remains with you and is in
Romans 16:25 Let us give glory to God! He is able to make you stand firm in your faith, according to the Good News I preach about Jesus Christ and according to the revelation of the secret truth which was hidden for long ages in the past.1Corinthians 1:8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be faultless on the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ.1Corinthians15:58 So then, my dear friends, stand firm and steady. Keep busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in the Lords service is ever