Our world is full of lies, and many are ignorant of just how much deceit is out there. The best way to resist deception is being convicted of the truth.
The Bible frequently warns against deception because all are susceptible. Recognizing one lie does not mean that we are immune to all others.
Satan is capable of much greater complexity than man is. Still, we can envision how Satan deceives by considering some of the strategies in the world around us.
Richard Ritenbaugh, referring to the Olivet Prophecy as the foundational prophecy of the Bible, containing the basis for unlocking the secrets of Bible prophecy, including the abomination of desolation, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, the sequences of. . .
A new lie alleges that a tomb has been found with the remains of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and their alleged son Judah. It may undermine the faith of many.
How are we different from those who have fallen away from the truth? How do we know that we will not also follow a path of deception and eventual apostasy?
Martin Collins, focusing upon various interpretations of who or what constitutes antichrists, examines several characteristics of this group of beings, including fostering deception and confusion, preventing fellowship, and creating intense spiritual confl. . .
Religious hucksters use the bait of self-gratification, selling non-essential or even heretical ideas. The elect resist deception by knowing the real article.
I heard two different people—in the same week—say, 'Truth is relative.' Many people think 'truth' depends on the situation, what is at stake, and who they are.
Joe Baity cautions us that we are in the middle of a continual media warfare in which God's truth is challenged with Satan's lies, forcing us, as God's called-out ones, to develop spiritual discernment to penetrate the widespread fog of disinformation perp. . .
Paul reveals the dividing line between the saved and the unsaved, the undeceived and the deceived: Those who do not have the 'love of the truth' will die.
Mike Ford, reflecting on a pair of articles from National Geographic, "Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways" and Psychology Today "Why Do We Lie," both contending that some lying is expedient, therapeutic, and beneficial, s. . .
Christ warned that many would be deceived, though no one ever admits to being deceived. The Bible warns of deceptions from within and without the church.
John Ritenbaugh, having been alerted by a listener that an article he had quoted was falsely attributed to Walter Williams, cautions us to be careful about processing information we receive, indicating that much pernicious fraud exists on the Web, as well . . .
Though we are not to become involved in politics, we need to be aware that enslaving lies are everywhere, generated in the mind of the father of lies, Satan.
John Ritenbaugh, in this annual "Handwriting on the Wall" message, reflecting on the upcoming election, focuses upon the critical condition of a badly mishandled economy, having produced a future looking far worse than the immediate past. The cur. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, cuing in on the "What is truth?" episode in John 18:32-37, suggests that John wants us to ask that question of ourselves. Pilate seemed to believe that all the charges against Jesus were built up on lies and trumped-up charges. . .
John Ritenbaugh, commenting on some euphemisms appearing in the news this week concerning President Obama's birth certificate, quotes a Hawaiian Congressman who accuses Barak Obama of "fibbing," softening the effects of this deliberate deception.. . .
John Ritenbaugh, asking us if we recognize truths, especially in the current milieu when a high percentage of mainstream media has become infected with a sinister, politically driven fake news narrative, points out that God's Word is the only verifiable so. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the massive deceptions blinding our citizenry from the true dangers of the economic and cultural wars which threaten our quality of life, questions whether advanced technology is an acceptable tradeoff for eroded morality. Ou. . .
We live in a day of increasing knowledge—to the point that we are increasingly overloaded with information. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that these and other modern factors lend themselves to deception, yet this is one of the primary end-time trends tha. . .
The world is so full of lying and other forms of deceit that 'bearing false witness' has become a way of life for the vast majority of humanity.
A major clue for discerning false gospels is that any teaching attempting to change the nature of God or Christ or their doctrines is anti-Christ and false.
Josh Montgomery, drawing on his experiences in internet marketing, describes how some have manipulated the search engines, using key word saturation to give unscrupulous bloggers and 'experts' the ability to distort the truth and create an alternate realit. . .
Martin Collins asserts that American Presidents have had a long history of lying to their electorates. The Apostle Paul, as he tells us to put off the old man, says we must put away lying, adding that we must always apply the truth, and that the only way w. . .
We cannot measure how much evil the tongue has perpetrated, for falsehoods disguised as truth have destroyed reputations and even nations.
As Moses had to veil his luminous face, so, metaphorically, the God of this age mercifully blinds carnal individual for now because light hurts their eyes.
The process of being taken over by sin usually takes place over a lengthy period of time as we allow Satan's deceptive words to corrode our attitudes.
Christ cautions the Pergamos congregation to shun the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. The Church suffers when it harbors those who compromise and offend.
John Ritenbaugh, citing a recent Whistleblower article noting that our society is suffering from mass delusion, a destructive tsunami triggered by the 'progressive' far-left, defines the noun delusion as a false fixed belief held with dogged persistence . . .
We frequently hear our culture labeled as postmodern. What is postmodernism? How is it related to relativism? Richard Ritenbaugh explains these terms and shows examples of them in politics, music and advertising — and gives God's opinion of it.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Scott Pruitt, President Trump's appointee for the Environmental Protection Agency, explains that Pruitt welcomes a healthy debate on climate concerns, but denies there is any "consensus" on the alleged man-made &. . .
A community can only be established upon a foundation of stability and truth. Our relationships must be based upon God's truth, producing faithfulness.
False prophets—including the great False Prophet of Revelation—claim to speak for God, yet reveal themselves in predictable ways. Here is what to look for.
Most of ancient Israel, because of their hardened hearts, did not please God. We must reflect on the the ways they stumbled so we can walk differently.
John Ritenbaugh poses the question of whether technology really improves our character or quality of life. Are we really better people because we ride around in cars rather than walk? Technology, because of the spin it puts on expectations, can be a great . . .
Spiritual discernment is a gift from God, enabling us to judge between good and evil, comparing things with God's Word to see if they align with His standards.
God never accepts worship that comes from human reasoning and the traditions of man. The starting point for worship must always be God and His revelation.
John Ritenbaugh, continuing in the series "Why liberals love illegals," reiterates that demonic influence seems to be guiding the ill-conceived decisions courting the favor of Islamic extremists, with the Attorney General Holder absolutely forbid. . .