Before you bite the bait of deception check the Bible.

False teaching is everywhere. Before you bite the bait, check the Bible.  Here’s an important warning from Jesus: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” Counterfeit Christianity appears real until you check the details with the Bible. Jesus warned of “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” nice people teaching false beliefs.

A big following & being on TV doesn’t mean a preacher’s message isn’t false. Beware!

Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you into the truth and away from error. If you humbly listen to Him and obey, He will steer you clear from false teachings. The Bible calls the Spirit’s guidance about truth and error “the discerning of spirits.”

The Spirit and the Bible work together. Since the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the Bible, the Spirit won’t contradict or lead you contrary to the teachings of Scripture.

Right heart + wrong beliefs = deception. Right beliefs + wrong heart = hypocrisy. Right heart + right beliefs = righteousness.

Faith is about surrender & obedience to the living God. Without the risen Jesus as an anchor, it’s easy to be torn apart by life’s storms and deceived by the “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

The hymn I am Resolved puts it this way: “Taught by the Bible, led by the Spirit, we’ll walk the heavenly way.” -Palmer Hartsough


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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2 Responses to Before you bite the bait of deception check the Bible.

  1. Steve, “bate” is a misspelling in your headline.

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