Pilot Knob Lutheran             Deception                      10/26/2022

I mentioned two weeks ago Jude 4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. Nothing has changed in 2000 years; Satan continues to war against the truth and sends wolves in sheeps clothing into churches to deceive and divide. The only variable is what part of the truth will come under attack.

Today there are various lines of deception. For example: the exclucivity of Jesus as the way of salvation. John 14:6 Jesus says: I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me. Also obedience from christians. 1 John 2:4-6 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

These two issues fly in the face of 21st century values which include pleasure, self-actualization, ‘follow your heart and be true to yourself.’ Many today believe they can determine what is truth, most of them by feelings. We have lost the concept or reality of sin by justifying immoral behavior; that is called deception.

A church that either avoids hot button issues or compromises them will be applauded by society for being loving, tolerant and inclusive while condemning those who stand on biblical truth. Honestly, withholding the truth about Jesus Christ being the way, truth, and life is not loving. Allowing and encouraging Christians to disobey scripture to accommodate society’s current values is not tolerant, it is hypocritical. To accept as part of the King of God those who practice and promote immorality or accept non-Christian religions is not tolerant, it is deceptive compromise that leads to death. Do not be deceived, watch, pray, study God’s Word, and focus on the result of faithfulness – heaven!

Pr. Bob Snitzer

By the Way:  

Today, 4:30 No confirmation class.  

October 30, 9:00 Morning worship. Romans 3;19-28 Can We Be Right with God?

10:15 Sunday school for all ages.

6:30-8:00 Come and go shower for Derek & Rachel at the Fertile community center.

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