So the title of the new series that we’re going to start today is let no one deceive you let no one deceive you. I believe this series is on the tail end of the previous series on purpose, because I believe God is challenging us as a church, the body of Christ as a whole, to be more intentional and focused on the assignment of equipping people to become who God created them to beat and to do what God created them to do. I believe simply attending church services and listening to message is not the goal. The time in life, where you thought you could just check off the box and get by with being a Christian by just showing up at church services. I believe that time. I mean, it’s always been gone in God’s eyes, but I think what’s happening in our world around us at the best Mt. Carmel Church by far.
We need to be more and more aware of what God is saying and what he’s speaking. I believe the time of the church being afraid to talk about current events needs to go the way of the Dodo bird, because we need to get over that the time of the church, tiptoeing around political issues and not wanting to talk about it. We need to get past that. The problem is not that the church talked about current events it’s that we stopped talking about current events. We became irrelevant. We just talked about we’re going to heaven. We’re going to heaven. So we don’t care what’s happening around here. Let them have the world. We’re going to be raptured out of here. We’re going to have it. And the problem is we left the world to the culture and society to determine what happens and wonder why it turned out to be an anti-God culture.
Because the church is just concerned about the things in the church. We forgot that our assignment is to change the world. Our assignment is not to be the avoiders of influence, but the ones who create influence. So anyway, that’s what we’re going to talk about a little bit today and see what God has to say to us. I believe right now in our time in history, the understanding and knowing of what is right and wrong is getting more and more difficult to determine what is truth. What’s not truth. It’s, it’s easier to be deceived now in history than it’s ever been. And so I believe God wants to help us with that and bring some things to the forefront with us here for more details at Mt. Carmel Church. To like God’s plan is to make soldiers that cannot be deceived. And only way we can not be deceived as if we know the truth. So here at throats church, we believe the Bible, the word of God is his truth. So we get a little excited when we hear the truth. So if you’ve got your Bibles today, pull them out your electronic devices, whatever it is. If you’ve got old fashioned paper, that’s awesome. Let’s open them up today to second Thessalonians chapter two
Second Thessalonians chapter two FESA Loney ans just like saying that word. That’s the lumens, the challenges, my enunciation ability from Southern Illinois, She slur everything together, but that’s [inaudible] you can’t slur that together. Okay. I’ll move on to done. She was like, what? Yeah, this is your first time. Welcome. This is what it’s like, all the, Your neighbors know what’s there. They know what you’re getting into. So second Thessalonians chapter two, I’m going to start reading in verse one. Are you ready? Let’s do it says now brethren concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to him. We ask you not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled either by spirit or by word or by letter as if from us as though the day of Christ had come, let no one deceive you by any means for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first. And the man of sin is revealed the son of perdition who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped so that he sits as God in the temple of God showing himself that he is God let’s pray, father. I love you. And I just thank you Mt. Carmel Church.
I ask you to come. Holy spirit. I pray that eyes will be open. I pray that we will be, we will understand the truth. We will know the truth today, and that truth will make us free. I bind every lie of the enemy and whatever people watching online, listening to podcasts later in Mount Carmel, here in North city, got appraised the truth to fill the atmosphere. We need you. Holy spirit. I don’t want him to hear anything from me. I want him to hear from you open all of our eyes here at Mt. Carmel Church, that we can clearly see what you have for us. We love you and Jesus, the name somebody say amen, a little background about Thessaloniki. It was written around 51 52, a D it’s one of the first cities evangelized by Paul and Silas Silas. When they landed in Europe, they stopped a little town called Philippa preach there for a little while.
That’s where we get the book of Philippians. And then they got ran out of town and they went to Berea. And then from Berea, they went to Thesla Nika. And after they started a church there and thistle Nika, they had a few meetings there and started a church. And then they went on and ended up in Corinth. And when they, after they got done in Corinth, then they sent Timothy back, pulled in to check on the new believers in Thessaloniki. And so Timothy brings back a report to Paul saying, what’s up with the festival and Nikons and how they’re doing, how they’re going. And they also had some questions. And that’s when Paul wrote first Thessalonians in response to that report. And then Paul wrote first Thessalonians, and then they got confused. I don’t know if you ever got confused about some doctrine. There was some discussion in church and people didn’t just didn’t agree about everything.
Doctrinally. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard about that happening in churches, but it happens once in a while. And so they began, people started teaching these wrong things and taking what Paul said and took it out of context and all this stuff. And so then Paul had to write second Thessalonians to correct some of those errors. One of the things that he corrected and we’ll talk about today is the in time someone started teaching erroneously about the second coming of Christ so much so that the thistle and Nikons thought that they had missed it, that Jesus had already come back and they’d missed it. So Paul begins to write them to give them the four one are the top Mt. Carmel Church, one on what’s up with the second coming of Christ and the details that that’s what we’re going to get into. Some of that in this series, we’re going to talk about the end times, which is kind of the current times.
We’re going to talk about the antichrist. We’re going to talk about where he’s going to come from and what to look for. We’re going to talk a little bit about preparing us. I’m not saying I know when Jesus is going to return. I mean, I know roundabout, I’m just kidding. I mean, I have a good idea. Well, I’ll tell you what I know. And you can tell me if you agree with what I know how’s that, uh, cause I don’t claim anytime you teach them in times I, you need to do it with humility because I re I’m old enough to remember 88 reasons why Jesus is going to come back in 1988. I remember that. I was just a wee little boy, but I remember I wasn’t. I was driving. But anyway, so let’s look at verse one. Let me get ahead of myself. Let’s go into verse one. So Paul wrote this letter to Thessaloniki, who is the audience? Verse one tells us, he says, now
Brethren, this is important. So like brethren, that’s just a word. No, we need the reason we need to know this. Cause we need to know the context of who he’s talking to. When he says brethren in the Bible, he’s talking to the church to Christians, to followers of Jesus. All right. The reason we need to know that he’s not talking to the lost. He’s not talking, talking to the uncharged, he’s talking to the church. So when he says the rest of this, we got to know who he’s talking to. Who’s the audience, Christians. Number two, what’s the topic he says concerning the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ and our gathering together. He’s addressing the false teaching for more things to us here at Mt. Carmel Church. Those being spread about the church. He’s talking about the return of Christ. That’s the topic. Then the next part, what’s the directive. Number two or verse two, not to be soon shaken in mind. So someone was telling them something that wasn’t true and people were starting to believe something that wasn’t true. So Paul starts writing says, here’s what I want you to do. Here’s the directive that when someone starts to teach something, that’s not true and starting to get you to believe something that’s false. Here’s what I want you to do. Not to be soon shaken in mind
Or troubled. Don’t be soon shaken in mind that we’re to be soon just to, we know he’s, uh, hastily or easily or quickly. So don’t be hastily shaken in mind. Number one, what’s that mean we’re shaking in mind. Mind just means how you reason your logic, how you think things through how you process data, how you come to rational thought and conclusions. And all of that shaken means to waver back and forth like a snow globe. You’re like, everything’s all settled. You take the snow globe, shake it up. And all this stuff rises up and goes everywhere. He says shaken in mind means that you’re unstable in your thoughts. You’re wavering back and forth. I think this way, one moment, I think this way, the next I’m back and forth and back and forth. I’m stressing out. I don’t know what they got go back and forth. It’s shaken in mind. It says don’t be shaken in mind. So he’s telling us to be settled, Be settled in how we think. In other words, I don’t waiver back and forth. Every time I hear something new, I don’t. Well, is that true? Well, is that true? Is that truthful? They said this and they said that’s. I saw that post. I saw that debate. I thought that were shaking in my world, wavering, back and forth. Anybody ever felt like that
Don’t leave me alone, but don’t be shaken in mind. So he says, find a place where you can be settled in your thought and your reason don’t waver back and forth all the time. Number two, don’t be troubled. Troubled means to be frightened or in fear to be in a state of fear. Paul didn’t say, don’t feel fear. We’re all going to feel fear. He just said, don’t be in a state of fear. There’s a big difference in feeling fear, like fear comes to me. I’m afraid of this situation. I’m not sure then actually letting it become who you are and get you in a place where you become afraid. I can feel afraid versus becoming afraid. Paul said, don’t get in a state of fear. So when people begin to tell you things that aren’t true, be careful that you don’t allow yourself to become afraid by what’s going on in the world around you.
Is this happening or is it not happening? It will run. Fear is overwhelming people. It’s overwhelming people. They can’t even breathe. They’re afraid to talk. They’re afraid to look at people, eyes straight. They don’t socialize. They don’t connect with people anymore. They’re like, should I say anything? Should I not say anything? A friend was telling me about just yesterday, about a person at the grocery store. And they were walking past them and the person asked them to, excuse me, would you will reach the peanut butter for me and grab a four minute. And for instance, yeah, be glad to get it for. And she said, well, thank you. You never, just never know nowadays with us here at Mt. Carmel Church.
Never know what, because I’m afraid to talk to you. I’m afraid to look at you. Fear is overwhelming people. He says, don’t be in a state of fear. So what, what can get us in this state of fear? What can cause us? He goes on and tells us don’t be soon shaken in mind or troubled either by three things. These three things deal with the source of information that we’re getting in our life. Number one, spirit, don’t be troubled either by spirit. Spirit means like revelation or prophecy or it’s like, um, you’re on the internet. You can get a lot of prophecies about what’s going to happen. Or you could get a lot of people that come up and tell you what the Lord showed me. This, the Lord told me this. And again, depending on your culture, you may not deal with that a lot. Or you may deal with that. Some, but sometimes we gotta be careful. We gotta test the spirits. Don’t be shaken in mind or get in a state of fear because someone told you that God told them something,
Weigh it against. What is God telling you? Some going post a video, tell me what God showed him. I’m going to say, okay, that’s great. Then I’m going to go pray and say, God, what do you say about it? I’m not going to get a state of fear or shaking in my mind. Just because someone had a prophetic word, it may be a hundred percent true, but I’m going to wait until God tells me before I begin to decide where I’m going to land on it. So be careful. I’m not saying we love prophecy. We love and giving prophetic words. That’s good. But just test the spirits before you begin to put your identity with one. So spirit is one number, two, word, spirit or word. Word is just what someone tells you information. You receive. Come up. Somebody comes up. Hey, did you hear this? Have you heard that? Have you heard that? Oh no. I haven’t heard that. Oh boy. Oh boy. Well, I didn’t know that at all. My whole day is shot over something. I didn’t know, six seconds ago. What happened? You heard something and now we allow ourselves to get in a shaken state of mind or get in a place of fear. Just because someone told us something that we didn’t know just a few seconds ago, your life was fine. A few seconds ago. Why is it crazy now? Will I hurt something? Right? It can happen by spirit or word or by letter. Letter just means what you read or what you watch. We’ll talk about that more in a moment, but be careful getting shook up, shaking in your mind and trouble based on what you read or what you watch.
We’ll talk about that in just a second. So now look at verse three. This is part of one, a nail nail down. Verse three. Are you ready? Let’s go. Let’s go. Verse three. Let no one deceive you everybody say no one. Let no one deceive you by any means, by any means. Just means like how by any means, like how it could happen. Not by through this method, through that method. So by any means just the method. But the main thing is let no one deceive you that no one deceive you let, let no one to see if it was the word deceive me and the great kids. It’s one word that means to lead out of the right way to cause someone to have misleading or erroneous views concerning the truth. Webster defines it this way to mislead, to cause to believe or accept as true. What is false or to disbelieve what is true? So let no one deceive you means let no one leads you in the wrong direction to cause you to believe as true something that’s false. It does not say let no one lie to you. It doesn’t say let no one try to deceive you. It doesn’t say let no one be deceptive. It says, let no one deceive you when it comes to a Mt. Carmel Church experience.
In other words, we have a say so. And what we choose to believe deception is not. It doesn’t say let no one tempt you. We’re going to be tempted, but there’s a difference. Deception is when I believe something, I choose to believe something as true. That it’s actually false. So no one can, I can’t control what anyone tells me, but I can control what I believe when he says, let no one deceive you the responsibilities on me, whether I’m deceived or not. I can’t control deception out there. Deception is going to happen. Deception is going to take place. But I have a choice on whether I believe that deception or not. He says, don’t let them lead you astray. In other words, I’m going this way. And someone causes me or tries to convince me, go this way. I have to choose to follow that’s. What deception is, is when I put my agreement in with what someone else says, what is false? I call it true. And now I believe it. And now I’m deceived. What’s the danger of being deceived. You don’t know it truly deceived. You don’t know you’re deceived because you’re deceived, right? If you’re truly deceived means you believe something, that’s true. That’s not true. So you don’t know that what you believe is not true because you’re deceit.
Example of someone could be dealing with anorexia. It doesn’t matter what anybody tells them. They believe something. That’s the power of deception. You can, you can believe someone thinks of a thing about you and it doesn’t matter what they do. It will never change what you believe about them. You can believe in your heart that someone holds something against you. Or you can believe that you forgave someone and you can convince yourself you did, but the truth could be something on the inside. And God’s calling us not to be deceived. Don’t believe what’s false as true in your life. Let no one deceive you all right. Let’s let’s build on this. We have to say it. We have to accept it. So how will we be deceived? How will this happen? I want to, I want to get this part verse the next verse. Let no one deceive you by any means for that day.
Talking about the day of Christ. And again, we’ll, we’ll get to that part later. I’m just talking about deception today. That day will not come unless the falling away. So deception being deceived by believing something that’s true. Sorry. Believing something that’s false as true will not happen unless this happens. We’re not just talking in times. We’re talking about now times. We’re not just talking about something prophetic. We’re talking about everyday life. The only way I’m going to believe something that’s false as true is if this happens first, the falling away, the falling away, what does that mean? I’m glad you asked. It’s the Greek word. [inaudible] or maybe you’ve heard this word apostasy, the word apostasy or the great apostasy. That word means a defection from the truth and abandonment, a rebellion, a defiance of authority to act in complete opposition to its demands, a rejection, an apostasy with us here at Mt. Carmel Church.
The falling away is a rejection of the truth. It’s a defection from the truth. So you’re falling away. This is the truth and we’re falling away from it. We’re defecting. It we’re from it. We’re going in rebellion. We’re going opposite. How does this happen? How can we begin to defect from the truth? Because we have to understand that the word of God is truth. John 14, six, Jesus said this. He says, I am the way, the way I am, the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the father, except through me. Jesus said that Jesus said, I am the way. Well, you know what? I just think ever, all religions, you know, God loves everybody and we’re all in this together. And we’re all different ways to get to God. No, Jesus is the way he is the truth. There is there’s no other way to heaven except through Jesus Christ. The Messiah of Nazareth. The problem is in our culture. We’re intimidated. We can be intimidated by speaking truth because people don’t want to hear truth. They want to hear acceptance. They want to hear tolerance. As long as that tolerance is directed towards them and not towards someone else. It’s selective tolerance. Really? I want you to be tolerant to me, but I’m not tolerant of you not being tolerant to me.
This, this is something we have in our culture where we’re afraid of the truth, because we don’t want to offend, but I just welcome to church. Here’s some things, let no one deceive you, God is not afraid of offending people. I’m not saying he’s mean, I’m not saying he doesn’t like people. I’m saying he loves people more than any of us does, but which is more loving to tell someone the truth about their life and call them out of it or to just let them do it on their own and die in their sins, which is more loving. I think it’s more loving to say, Hey, that’s not God’s best for your life. That’s not what God created for you. It’s not a pass for you to be mean condescending or to talk down. Some people so religious, they get, they pick certain sins and they go, Oh, I can’t believe you’re in that.
And they look down at them and cast them down. That’s not what God wants. He says, grace calls people up out of sin. It doesn’t push their face down in it to Waller in it. And this is what God is saying. The gospel, the truth. That’s why the Bible says to speak the truth in love. We don’t change the truth, but we find the most loving way to draw them to the truth. Come on somebody, you got to draw them to the truth or is everybody going to accept it? No, somehow we got in our minds that we want this global acceptance gospel. We want the double-tap gospel. That everybody’s going to like what I got to say. That’s not the gospel that I read. He says, those who love me. They have to lose their life. For my sake says that many of us in the Christian faith are going to suffer and tribulation.
He said, Jesus said, Hey, come on and be one of my disciples. It’s going to be great. The world’s gonna hate you, but don’t sweat it. They hated me first. But we don’t want that gospel. We want the one that everybody’s going to like, we want the one that everybody’s going to think. That’s great. We try and find the perfect thing to say that no, one’s going to be offended. It doesn’t exist. Gus, not calling us to please people he’s calling us to please him. And again, that’s not so that we can earn right, for us to be me. It’s not a permission slip for us to condescend or put people down. It’s to say, listen, without Christ. I’m lost in my sin. I’m a worthless piece of trash without Jesus. But with his Gracie picked me up out of the pit and set my feet on solid Brown.
So I can go to someone else and say, man, I was lost. Just like you. My eyes were blinded. I couldn’t see. I was deceived. I didn’t know that I shouldn’t live like that. I didn’t know. I shouldn’t talk like that. But Jesus came and took the scales off my eyes. And now I can clearly see that. No one deceives. You let no one let no fought that. No thought deceive you. I, this morning I came and I pray. This is my pattern. Every Sunday morning, I get here at a certain time, very early common offers for the best Mt. Carmel Church. I play at the altar and I pray. And I started going. I pray for every row and every seat in and I was praying. I said, God, I don’t want anyone to deceive me. I don’t want to be deceived. I don’t want to be deceived in any area of my life. with us here
And he said, then don’t let it happen. But like, okay. I hope that softens before I preach to other people, not very loving and kind of your, it was to let no one deceive you. So it’d be in to pray over every COC. God, I pray that the truth of the presence of the Holy spirit will remove the blinders off of our eyes so that we will not be deceived. I’m talking about that. I will not be deceived by the voices that tell me something erroneous about what God’s truth is for my life, who you are in Christ. Don’t believe that lie. Let no one deceive you about who Christ created you to be. There will no one deceive you. How the father thinks about you. Let no one deceive you about what Jesus did for you on the cross. Let no one deceive you about the redemption. That’s available through the grace of gospel. Jesus, who has a mouthful. How do we, how do we let no one deceive us? We got to stay in alignment with the truth, which is his word. So let me ask you this. Let me ask you this.
Let no one deceive you deceive you is when I believe what’s false as true. So where does the world get? If we’ve say as Christians, this is our truth. Where does the world get? It’s true. So if you want to find out something, if someone asks you a question nowadays and they say, Hey, is this true? What do you do? What’s the first thing you do. You google it. Everybody nailed it. You Google it, google it. So now Google becomes our source of truth. And I’m fine for certain things in fact, but here’s what we have to understand. The context of where we are today. Google also owns YouTube. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. There’s Google to us with the best Mt. Carmel Church around. And then there’s YouTube because a lot of people just go on YouTube and you can search for things on YouTube. So now Google and YouTube, which is owned by Google. Then you have those two. Then you have Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, my leaving anybody out tick-tock you don’t stop Tik TOK. Sorry, move on.
So seven, all, some things need to run around the track a little longer seven, seven an organization. Here’s what you need to know. All seven, have their origins have their base belief in antichrist beliefs. What things are being censored right now. I’m not talking about political things. I’m not talking about Democrat, Republican. Listen, let me, let me clear this up right now. If you think the big issue in the world is mask versus no mask, you’re in the baby pool of what’s happening. If you’re thinking it’s Democrat versus Republican, you are still in the kiddie pool. God’s calling us to be aware of something much bigger. We’re getting caught up in the minutia of stuff. That’s beneath the biggest shoes.
So, so all of these organizations. So now if, if my source kids nowadays, you ask them anything or any adults, I do the same thing. You ask them, you Google it. Do you know that Google now controls what comes up and what doesn’t come up. They can hide. They can put something aside [inaudible] worship. When Twitter begins to ban Sean Foy worship as anti against our policies. It’s time for the church to wake up. It’s not about Republican versus Democrat. It’s about Christ versus antichrist. I will speak of plain and simple because we’re, we’re sacrificing the principles of Christ for political loyalty. As to what God is saying. He said, listen, these organizations it’s set up perfectly for the truth of the world to be on these platforms and those platforms to be controlled by antichrist agendas, to determine what people see and what they don’t see that one to save you. So how do we depart from the truth? We depart from the truth because I do all of this and I do none of this Spend hours, hours flipping through my feed on Instagram and feel like it’s a struggle to spend 15 minutes reading my devotion. How are we going to be deceived? That’s how we’re going to be deceased. That’s how we’re going to be the C let me, Oh, I got to get to this. I, I, I came this morning. I had 67 slides. I was a little over prepared for offers about us here at Mt. Carmel Church.
So I was just excited about foot. Good ones. Let me deception is the focus of the in times. And we’re in the, in times, deception is the strategy of the enemy and he is going to use these social media platforms to communication platforms, to get out his truth and to stop God’s truth. If you don’t realize it’s happening, it’s going to get worse. It’s getting more and more overt. It used to be covert. Now it’s overt. anti-Christ beliefs and principles. It’s going to be more and more overt. And I ain’t scared about it. I’m just being aware about it and let you know about it so we can know. As long as we know the truth, the truth will make me free. You can block what you want. You can’t block my Bible. I’ve got it in my house. I can read it every day. You can not put whatever you want out there, but I can control what I believe.
Let no one deceive you let no one deceive. You tell me, put on ads, put on whatever you want. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t line up with a word, I’m not going to let you take me in the wrong direction. I’m not going to let you believe me, caused me to believe that falls asleep. All right, let’s go. So Matthew 24 says this Jesus is talking. He says, take heed that no one deceives you. Matthew 24, this talking about the in times take heed means to, to be aware of, to watch out for they go down to verse 10 and then many will be offended. Is that happening? Some of them may be happening right now during the message. I apologize. Many. I’m just kidding. No, you’re not.
You love me. I love you. Then many will be offended. We’ll be Trey. One another will hate one another. Then many faults begin. We’re talking about the end times. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive. Phew, deceive many deceive, many deceive, many deceive, many hold onto that thought. And because lawlessness will abound, Oh, Oh, Oh, is their lawlessness. When lawless will battle, look what will happen. The love of many will grow cold, but here endures to the end shall be safe. And this gospel, the truth will be preached in all the world as a witness, to all the nations. And then the end will come verse 24 for false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive. If possible, even the elect will deceive, deceive, even the elect. Here’s the strategy of the enemy. He’s going to cause us to depart from a relationship with the Bible. So the now all of our values and beliefs come from culture and society. Now our kids are inundated every day by ads coming across their feed, principals memes. I saw one saw a meme the other day where someone said I’m actually for abortion because it’s going to mean less abortion. That’s deception, that’s deception. That’s believing something that’s false as the truth. So we’re going to be for abortion so we can have fewer abortions. That’s how the enemy is going to betray us. Time’s going to deceive us. So let me look at it again. Let’s look at another one. Uh, first Timothy chapter four. Now the spirit expressly says, expressly says that in latter times, some will depart from the faith giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons for more services for the top Mt. Carmel Church option.
Some will depart from the faith that were depart, just simply means to abandon a former relationship or association dis disassociate, to remove or forsake, to abandon a former relationship or association to depart from the faith. You can depart something that you want, okay? People will depart from the vape. They will abandon a former relationship. How will people ever abandon or walk away from a relationship with Jesus? How will they do that? Because they get deceived. Look at the next part, giving heed that giving. He means to turn one’s attention, to, to occupy oneself with deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons heads up to all of us, whether it’s teenagers, whether it’s adults, that doesn’t matter. There is deception being fed out 24, seven through media, over and over and over and over and over and over Hitler’s strategy in Nazi. Germany was this, give them the information over and over and over and over until they believe it.
And this is what’s happening. Once you control the media outlets and you control the information that’s sent out and you control, what’s not sent out. Now you can begin to push your agenda on culture. It gets don’t. Don’t get thinking political in parties here. I’m talking the agenda of Christ versus the agenda of the antichrist. The gap is getting bigger and bigger. The distinction is getting clearer and clearer, the sheep and the goats. Oh, are you ready for this deception? This will get Colossians chapter two. I’ll finish here. Clusters chapter two. Let no one deceive you verse four of Colossians. Chapter two says this. Now this I say, lest, anyone should deceive you with what kind of let’s try it again. Let’s anyone should deceive you with what kind of words? Persuasive words, deceive. You get you to believe something you’re supposed to believe, believe something that’s true with us now for the best.
That’s actually false persuasive words. What does the persuasive means? It means a plausible, but false speech resulting from the use of well constructed, convincing arguments. You know why deception is so dangerous because we’re not going to be some people think, you know, we can think that we’re going to look for something that’s deceptive by something obvious. This persuasive words he’s talking about is talking about something. That’s going to be such a well constructed case that it’s actually going to make sense. I’m talking about arguments that are plausible, that you put them out there and people go, you know what that’s right with us with the top Mt. Carmel Church sermons.
Maybe that is the way it may be. It is okay for people to live like that. You know, that, that makes sense. As long as they love each other. And you know that. Yeah. That’s, that’s good. I mean, it’s just, it’s just her choice and it’s her body and yeah. Yeah. Plausible, well, constructive arguments. Yeah. Yeah. It’s going to be the only way we’re going to be. We’re not going to be deceived by things that are obvious. We’re going to be deceived by things that are subtle. We’re going to be deceived by well constructed arguments that come out that are plausible. That we’ll have to the only way we’re going to be able to tell. We’re not gonna be able to tell by out there, we’re not going to be able to tell him about what other people think and well, this, because it’s going to be widespread deception because it will be many minutes. The only way we’re going to know is when we measure it against the word of God, all the sudden it becomes a little cut and dry. When you run it through the filter of what God says. Well, I just think people ought to be able to, okay, that’s fine. Let me check that out here. Let me see. Oh yeah. God says, nah,
I didn’t ride it. Just saying when we looked at trying to please people, we got to be careful because it is loving to speak the truth to help people out. Let me finish this verse for though. I am absent the flash. Let me jump down to verse eight. Beware. Lest anyone cheat you through philosophy. How are we going to get cheated philosophy, new enlightened way of thinking. Here’s what’s happening. I’m trying to find a good way to say it. And that is, I always look around the room. There’s always children present. Uh, yeah. I remember when I went to college for the first class sociology, big class and I’m from little town, Alvin, Illinois recognized. So I’m from little town and uh we want to fofer the best Mt. Carmel Church around.
I go to this class, there’s like 200 kids in this class at 96 in my graduating class. I’m like, I go in there, the teacher starts talking and I don’t even remember how he got on the subject. I was just so in shocked by what he said. And he was up there and he’s talking, he said, you know what, if you, uh, what’s the word? How can I filter this for the audience for you watching online? Or he said, Hey, if you’re not pleasuring yourself right now, you need to try it. It’s awesome.Um, what did he, what did he say? I’d never, never heard anything like that.
That’s a professor in the university trying to teach our kids now that if you’ve got that old Christian conservative mindset, you’re, you’re, that’s old school. You need to be enlightened to a new way of thinking. So university is trying to change the way people think with this new idea, this new ideology on values. Let me tell you that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. And the values that Christ brings into your life will not hurt you. They will save you. They will help you. They will prevent you from going down the wrong road. So I knew right there, philosophy was going to try and cheat me in to see me empty the seat. According to the tradition of man, according to the basic principles of the world and not according to Christ, Here’s the distinction Mt. Carmel Church is here for you.
The world’s trying to get us to get our values based on the basic principles of man, the world. And not according to Christ, there’s two camps. We need to be very clear. The camp of Jesus and the camp of anti Jesus. That’s it. I just want to be right here in the middle, middle tips. This way, middle Ziff, I’d rather be hot or cold, or I’m gonna spit you out of my mouth. We need to be Christ anti-Christ. And he’s saying right there, don’t let anyone deceive you with persuasive words based on traditions of man and the principles of this world. We need to have our principles based on Christ. Let no one deceive you let no one deceive you. So right now in our day and time, as we talk about these things and we bring them out it’s imperative. Let me read one more verse and I’ll stop with this. One second is just one quick verse. Second, John verse seven for many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. Notice who this is that does not confess Jesus. This is a deceiver and an anti Christ period. Drop the mic.
How do I run a filter on what I’m going to believe in what I’m going to put my trust in, who I’m going to follow? Do they recognize Jesus as Christ? Do they proclaim Jesus as Christ? If they do not, they are. anti-Christ when I start talking about the antichrist and we’ll talk about where he comes from. Whereas alignments is, uh, is what it means for us today. And I’m telling you, I believe the Bible is fair, fairly clear about this, but we need to have our spiritual goggles on now more than ever my truths not coming from Twitter.
My truths not coming from Google. I don’t mind looking up how many grams are in? Sorry. I was looking for a great example there and it just didn’t have a coat. I honest, I don’t mind looking up. Google Googled, use it for certain things, but when I’m looking for truth right here, this is where we got to go. This is not old school and ancient, antiquated. This is current. The Bible’s being played out right before our eyes. The Christian should be the one that knows what’s up. You know why we’re not going to be shaken and might not be trouble because when we see it happening, we’ll go. Yep. I see you. Oh, I see it. Oh, I see a trickster. Yeah. You’re trying to bring peace. You’re trying to sign up. You have the peace agreement. You’re going to bail on that peace agreement in three and a half years. How do I, how do you know that? I read it in the truth?
Well, this is a great, this is a great guy. He’s going to bring priest to up all the world. No, he’s not. No, he’s not. It’s the antichrist. He talks a big game, but you watch and see, well, how could you be against that? Listen, we got to make sure our alignment is on the side of Jesus and stop worrying about what people were in alignment with. We got to be putting our alignment with Christ and his kingdom first and put our political agenda. Second. I’m not, I’m not going to get into that. The political landscape in this series B, but I’m going to make sure we understand this. The time of not speaking about current events in the church is over. We’ve got to talk about it because people are confused. They’re like, I don’t know who to follow. I don’t know what to believe. Follow the Bible. Well, I don’t like this, about that person. I like follow the Bible. If it makes you grit your teeth, follow the Bible Mt. Carmel Church.
We cannot compromise. The truth cannot compromise the truth. So let no one deceive. You let no one don’t let me deceive you. You check me. Don’t believe anything. I say without you reading your own Bible, whatever, that’s why I give you so many sermon notes. So many scriptures make you gag is because I want you to look it up for yourself. I want you to have a relationship. I was, well, Chad says, who cares? What Chad says? What does the Bible say? I don’t want you to say, well, we believe this at the roads. We don’t believe anything. I believe something. I don’t know what you believe while I’m here. Every Sunday that don’t sons of Skiva ran into a demon. The demon said, Jesus, I know Paul. I know who be you, right? What you believe is all that matters. What this speaks into your heart is the truth. That will keep you soft. Keep you from being shaken in mind. When you read this post and you see that on TV, you don’t know which way to go in this debate. And that person says this and that person. I don’t know. What’s ready to go. I’m just tossing. I know. If we listen to people, we’ll be shaken. We miss the Jesus. He’ll give us direction. He’ll give us direction.
So we’ll get into more of this in the coming weeks. So I pray that God to speak to you. But right now here’s what I believe God wants to do. I believe God wants to show us anywhere. We’re deceived. Don’t be discouraged about that. That’s not a I’m lost. I’m going to hell. Deceive means I believe something that’s false as true. I believe what someone told me about God and that’s not true.
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