Issues: Deceiver

Issues: Deceiver

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Remember Pinichio Whenever he lied, his nose would grow long. Fortunately, our nose doesn’t get long in real life, but something else gets long. That is the list of “wrongs” or “sin” that God keeps track of. Oh, you didn’t know, check this out….

Have you been deceived before? What about accussing someone for something they never did? Well, I have and I'm sure you have too. I have been watching some documentaries on WWII lately and false propoganda was used to deter each other in war. Well, life is like that too....

Individual Actions

Satan's Schemes skit

"This skit was performed at UIC's All Campus Worship. A skit about the schemes of satan and the bondage of sin that only through the blood of Jesus Christ are we free from those chains of sin. All glory goes to God and Him alone."

Unless, we repent and ask God to forgiveness of our sins-lies! How come we lie? This question was asked by a friend of mine a couple of days ago (12/18/03). He was wondering why friend would lie to one another. I (Sal) told him sometimes we lie because for the safety of one’s situation. For example, one time I lied to a friend about places I didn't want to hangout at because I didn’t want him to start drinking. Then this friend I was talking to said, “isn’t that deceiving”. Yes, it is after I thought about it! There is a better way to tell the “truth” in a manner of lying. We all sin, in fact many Christians struggle with this through pride by not humbling before God every night repenting all of theirs sins that particular day. We go to bed “thinking” we were “sinless”! For me, I struggle with this! I try to ask God to show me all my wrongs or sins I committed each day as I do my “quiet time” at night.

“Heavenly Father, show me all of my sins I committed today or in the past as I want to be a brighter reflection of Christ. Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the forgiveness or our sins and who rose again the Third Day to show that we may have eternal life. Show me how I can be a more like you to the hurting world out there that they’ll come to know your love. Forgive me right now of sin(s) with the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross. In the precious “Jesus’ name. Amen!”

This is what Paul said, "15Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. 16But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life." 1 Timothy 1:14-16

That is why I’m writing this, we all can be deceived by one another. In fact, Satan’s speciality is this one, which he loves to get “us” humans to fight one another due to misunderstanding. He comes in different forms, like how he came as a snake during “The Fall” (Genesis 2) to deceive Adam and Eve. Read it! There are many other stories in the Bible that many were deceived.

He in fact has made each of us individually “hate” ourselves (e.g. image, looks, etc..) with constant “negative” thoughts (e.g. “I’m not good enough”) about ourselves and presume others are “thinking” the same about “us”. I constantly here from people, “name thinks I’m this or that”. I tell them right away, what does God say in his “love letter to you”. In the first place, we are not on earth to keep constantly-endlessly doing just “good works” to please others or please ourselves (self-gratification). We are here on earth to please God through our lifestyle of worship (not just during church services, but everyday in our lives outside of the church building through our “actions in love” towards others or how we take care of our bodies). Our Heavenly Father want us to draw near to Him, which can be done with that personal relationship with Him everyday!

National Actions

What about now? How are we lied to as citizens of America? I’m not going to point my fingers towards our nation’s education system because it’s not perfect. We are always learning new “things” as we discover new facts. Here are some lies that some are still being “brainwashed” through our educational system:

-Myth: Columbus’ Discovery of America
Fact: The Native American Indians already were here and it was already discovered, which the first Europeans definition of “discovered” was “colonized”. Some say the Vikings were here before!

-Myth: Humans were “evolved” by Apes
Fact: God created Man! (Genesis 1)
More info:
*this has contributed to our nation’s and global’s racism problem that our own educational system is trying to combat what it started when the “Evolution Theory” was first taught.

Global Actions

Another way that Satan has deceived all of us is through the many ways to Heaven, whether is through “good works” (like mention above), “going to church”, or “false religions or cults”:

-Muslim (see article (1)
-Mormonism
-Jehovah Witness
-Masonic Order
-Animism
-Shamanism
-Satanism
-consulting mediums or the dead
-More on this and others....(Leader U, comparative religions)

"Christian Cults"

-KKK (protestant Christians that were racist)
"Klansmen were Protestants, of course, but they cannot be described exclusively or even predominantly as fundamentalists. In reality, their religious affiliations mirrored the whole of white Protestant society, including those who did not belong to any church."-Wikipedia
-Freeman
-Elohim
Why won't the American press tell you that Christians blew up the Federal building in Oklahoma City? by Scott (from themodernreligion)
Oklahoma City Bombing & (Turning Victims into Murderers) from freedom domain
Oklahoma City -- A Decade Later by William F. Jasper April 18, 2005 Issue (The New American)
"How is Kenny Trentadue?s death related to the OKC bombing? Jesse Trentadue, a trial lawyer and Kenny?s older brother, thinks he now has important clues that finally may lead to the answer to that troubling question. FBI documents he recently acquired under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) indicate a connection between Timothy McVeigh and a group of notorious neo-Nazis known as the Aryan Republic Army. Also known as the Midwest Bank Robbers, these extremists operated out of a backwoods Oklahoma compound known as ?Elohim City.? Trentadue believes his brother Kenny was mistaken for Richard Guthrie, one of the bank robbers, who is mentioned in an FBI memo along with McVeigh. This would agree with the statement of David Paul Hammer, one of McVeigh?s death row inmates, who claims McVeigh once stated his opinion that Trentadue had been killed by federal authorities who thought he was Guthrie.
Another individual who appears in an FBI memo obtained by the Trentadues is Andreas Strassmeir, an illegal alien of German nationality who served as the ?chief of security? at Elohim City. His name is blacked out of the memo, but there is no doubt that it is Strassmeir whose identity is being hidden. This magazine has reported extensively on evidence pointing toward both Strassmeir and Guthrie as prime conspirators with McVeigh in the OKC terror attack. We reported also on the important information provided by Carol Howe, an undercover operative for the federal government inside Elohim City who warned her superiors of the upcoming attack and fingered Strassmeir as the key suspect. Evidence continues to build indicating that Strassmeir also was a government operative, quite probably working for the CIA. Is that why the government has gone to such lengths to keep him out of the OKC picture?

"He sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD , provoking him to anger."-2 Chronicles 33:6

-Psychics/Mediums Scandals:

Pen & Teller's Bullshi*t -The First Season
"The first season of this unusual show finds the garrulous Penn and silent Teller taking aim, over 13 episodes, at such perennial hokum as "Talking to the Dead," "ESP," and "Ouija Boards." But they also go after a couple of contemporary, exploitation-driven industries they believe con vulnerable people in the same way phony mediums rip off the bereaved and "regression therapists"-Amazon.com
Psychic Powers, from the UK
"Samuel was able to come to Saul because he was an Old Testament saint in the days before Heaven was open to God's redeemed people. In the days before Christ's ascension to Heaven, the saints of God including Samuel waited below the surface of the earth in the "bosom of Abraham" or what is often referred to as Paradise.
By going through death and resurrection Jesus opened the way into Heaven at His ascension. As a consequence, after His resurrection, the Old Testament saints of God were resurrected and left Paradise to join Christ in Heaven. "

Watchman Expositor: Psychics Profile -Cleo *Answers.com
*Miss Cleo-Alleged Psychic
*Seeing the future—or just dollar signs? from Courttv.com

For a more bigger list, check out Watchman Expositor: Index of Cults and Religions A-Z. There are many stories for each one above, where many now Christians have been "delivered" from.

Internet Scams:

From: mrmanley@i12.com
Subject: Urgent Message!!!!!!!!!
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 04:01:43 +0100

From:Mr.Atkins M.Tutu.
Zulberg Closeoff
Ernest Oppenheimer
Road Bruma Lake,
Johannesburg,2196
South Africa.

My name is Mr.Atkins M.Tutu. and I work in the International operation department in a Local Bank here in South Africa On a routine inspection I discovered a dormant domiciliary account with a BAL. Of 36,000,000 (Thirty Six Million USD) on further discreet investigation, I also discovered that the account holder has long since passed away (dead) leaving nob beneficiary to the account.

The bank will approve this money to any foreigner because the former operator of the a/c is a foreigner in particular and I am certainly sure that he is dead,because the the death was recorded by department of home affair and nobody will come again for the claim of this money A foreigner can only claim this money with legal claims to the account Holder;therefore I need your cooperation in this transaction.

I will provide the necessary information needed in order to claim this money, But you will need to open an account or provid existing account information where this can be transferred.

If interested send your private Telephone No. And Fax number including full details of the account to be used for the Deposit I wish for utmost confidentiality in handling this transaction as my job and the future of my family would be jeopardized if it were breached.

Bank Name:.............
Bank Address:..........
A/C Number:...........
A/C Name:............
Swift Code:.........

I want to assure you that the transaction is without risk if due process is followed accordingly. Finally, I will give you 25% for your corporation.

I look forward to a favorable response from you through this my private email if you are intrested to do this business with me or you should reply with all the further details.

yours faithfully,
Mr.Atkins M.Tutu.

I wonder if this e-mail, like many others (e.g. Nigeria)is a way to fund terrorist cells (e.g. 9-11) around the world when "ignorant" people respond to this?

What is the Source of these religions, cults, etc..?

What is the main source of what you are seeking (eg. religion, church, doctrine, etc..)?

When I eat, I try to look at the labels of the box of the food I’m eating from (e.g. cereal, liquids, etc..) because I want to know what I’m putting in my body-especially all this health factor causing diseases:
cancer, heart disease, etc..that’s killing many of us Americans.

I believe we need to do the same when we are looking for “spiritual food”. What is the doctrine of that church, what is behind that doctrine, what is behind the man that wrote the doctrine? Is it Jesus?

Many are getting deceived into these “false religions” because of the outward appearance. verse

What is Hell like?

I had a glimpse of "Hell" several times now through dreams and it's scary!

A LETTER FROM HELL

"a video about a friend who died and went to hell because he was never told about how not to by his best friend and he wrote hima letter from hell"

Heaven's Gates, Hell's Flames ~ drama

"Reality Outreach Ministries is a non profit, non denominational Christian evangelical organization joining with local Churches to proclaim the Gospel worldwide through drama. The drama "HEAVEN"S GATES, HELL'S FLAMES" weaves compelling stage drama with feature film segments designed to work together to reach an audience for Christ. Reality Outreach Ministries is also the producer of "LAST CHANCE". Movie segments featured in the drama and trailer produced/directed by Christopher Bessette www.terrapin-point.com."

Testimonies

People who have seen a glimpse of Hell...
FALLING TO HEAVEN" ~Mickey Robinson

"After surviving severe burns resulting from an airplane crash while skydriving, Mickey Robinson had a "Death's Door" experience and spiritual rebirth that radically changed his life. During the long period of time required to recover, he not only received several miraculous healings, but also struggled with finding his purpose in life. video from http://www.freecdtracts.com/content.htm"

Magic-Illusions?

Coke Can Illusion: Good Sermon Illustration

"This is an Illusion I used a couple weeks ago as a prelude to a sermon on Satan's Illusions to keep us from God. It works great with youth. If you know the trick please do not post it for everyone to read. I want to make sure the people that invented the trick earn their money for it. If you want to learn the trick, just comment that or message me and I will send you the website to go to buy the trick."

Ministries

  • Christian Illusionist Don Townsend
  • Eric C. Reamer
  • Gospel Presentations
  • I"m no afraid of no ghosts"-Ghostbusters

    Ghost Busters trailer #1

    "1984. Director: Ivan Reitman starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver with Annie Potts and William Atherton."

    I've talken to so many people that have seen ghosts. As I wrote this past sentence, all these stories are coming to me now (Sunday, October 28th of 2007)...

    -Levitation Story
    A college friend of mine told me she went to a camp and saw demons holding up a peer "levitating". She was so young at the time and didn't know what was going on.
    -Children See Ghosts
    Someone I know told me his children tell him that they see ghosts around the house
    -Ghosts in the House!
    A former co-worker of mine told me he see ghosts in their house!

    Related Sites:

  • What Does the Bible Say About Ghosts? June 18th, 2007 at 8:09am |

  • "God lets us know in His Word that there certainly are spirits in this world. You are probably aware of all the many references to spirits in the Bible that aren’t talking about the spirit of men. Here are just a few:
    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Eph. 6:12).
    “That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.” (Matthew 8:16)
    “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons…” (1 Tim. 4:1)
    What this whole topic boils down to is this…. What happens to people after they die?
    Without getting into a lengthy discussion, lets say for the moment that people who have rejected Jesus Christ go to hell and people who have accepted the atoning sacrifice of Jesus and been forgiven go to heaven.
    Scripture teaches that when we leave this life…… life continues either with Jesus or not with Jesus. Once we are in the place we have chosen by our acceptance or rejection of Jesus, we are there. We don’t go in and out of heaven or hell. There is no scripture that suggests that we do.
    You can see that one’s concept of what happens after death has direct bearing on what happens to one’s spirit. We believe that the Bible teaches this concept: “Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Cor 5:8
    The Bible explicitly forbids that we attempt contact with spirits that pretend to be spirits of the dead :
    “There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 18:11).
    The Bible states that the dead do not have contact with the living (Luke 16:19-31). Therefore, if one has contact with or ’sees’ or experiences a paranormal being, you can be sure its not great aunt Mary. Rather, it is a spirit pretending to be great aunt Mary. And this is why we are warned NOT to have contact with people who claim to contact the dead. We are actually contacting fallen angels, unclean spirits or demons. These are deceitful spirits under the control of the father of lies, satan. Even though it is tempting to think that a slpirit or ghosts is harmless, remember what they really are and remember that:
    “…even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” (2 Cor 11:14)"


    Reccomended Resources

    more...accuser *more on occults

    Satan finds ways to deceive people with media-entertainment that looks "innocent":

    Cartoons

  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Cults

  • UMMO
  • Games

    -Card

  • Magic: The Gathering, the occult perspective

  • *Note: The Durkwood Boars card has a Bible Verse!-Mark 5:13, which was shown to me by the teenager I mentor (3/23/04)!
    -Ouiji Boards
  • All About the Occult

  • "Satan and his demons can use the Ouija board to give advice, or even to guide a person in a certain direction. This guidance will even seem to be true, good, and helpful. Satan and his demons pretend to be caring. They try to appear as something that appears harmless. The Bible says, "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve" (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).
    Satan and his demons will do this in order to get a person even more deeply involved in spiritist practices. Things like the Ouija board appear to be innocent at first, but soon a person finds themselves addicted to guidance from the spirit world - thereby allowing Satan to control and destroy their life. 1 Peter 5:8 warns us, "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." The Ouija Board may be advertised as just as game, and that is exactly what Satan wants us to believe."

    *more
    Faith and Gaming: Ouija
    "The Ouija board is (or at least once was) produced in Parker Brothers' Salem, Massachusetts facility--which is where they produce most of their games. Milton Bradley is also in that area, although I don't know where they are exactly; and although Salem's tourism industry does much to capitalize on their infamous history, the witch trials were actually in Danvers, west on Electronics Highway perhaps a dozen miles, and not in Salem. The box contains a board marked with letters and, if I recall correctly, numbers, plus a yes and a no at opposite ends of the board. There is also a plastic pointer. The participants (I do not at this point call them players) sit facing each other, place the board on their knees and the pointer on the board, and then rest the tips of their fingers, of both hands, on the pointer. It then mysteriously glides around the board, seemingly with a will of its own. The participants ask it questions, and it produces answers, sometimes merely yes or no, sometimes spelled out.
    Is it a game? I have no idea. Does it truly contact spirits? I'm doubtful. Does Parker Brothers really have witches cast spells on them at the factory? Although it's good publicity to have people arguing about that, I'm sure that Parker Brothers, makers of many popular family board and card games and division of Hasbro Industries (whose ownership of Parker Bros., Milton Bradley, PlaySkool, Wizards of the Coast, Tiger Electronics, Tonka, G. I. Joe, Play Doh, Avalon Hill, Nerf, and more have earned them the nickname Hasbro of Borg in the toy and game industry), does not hire people to perform incantations over game products. Do the boards scream when you burn them? People say so; but then, wood fires sometimes do have those squealing noises from hot gasses pushing out of the timbers, and people can be very impressionable when they think they're in the presence of something supernatural.
    A friend of mine was told by someone that if you burned a copy of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons™ Deities and Demigods book, the demon trapped in the book would scream. My friend did it. He went back and told them there was no scream. They said, well, it doesn't happen every time. "

    What does the Bible Say About...
    "Q: Is it possible for a home or any object to be possessed, or is demon possession strictly something that can only happen in people?
    A: Yes, any place, any object and any person can be possessed or be under the influence by evil spirits. In case of objects dedicated to demons (idols, artifacts, etc.), the best course of action is to destroy them. However, it is well to check secondhand cars, things getting from garage sales, homes, and apartments also, because; - If the former owners or tenants had Satan worshipping, witchcraft practices, calling the spirits, Ouija boards, or other occult paraphernalia, or were involved in serious bondage to sin, then there is every reason to suspect that evil spirits could be lingering behind. These spirits can and will cause trouble to the new owners or whom are living there.
    All Christians must keep in mind that any prayers offered to anyone or anything other than God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit constitute prayers and / or worship to demons. It open the way for evil spirits to have access to that place or person. Very often, these are answered in the form of curses, for demons can and do respond to those who have request of them. Remember also, that the one offering the false prayer, may be utterly deceived and think they pray to God, but the results are the same in either case. When detected, curses must be broken in order to rout the demons. We suggest that, two believers go on a mission such as this, with bible in their hand. The verses from scripture may be read aloud in unison or separately. Pray for discernment of spirits and for God to reveal objects which may have occult spirits and power, to be destroyed. Look for little Mexican sun gods, idols, incense, Buddha, hand carved objects from Africa or the Orient, Ouija boards, anything connected with astrology, horoscopes, fortune telling, and so on. Books or objects associated with witchcraft, good luck charms (mood rings, four leaf clovers, rabbit's foot, horse shoes), Cult religions, Eastern religion or any teaching such as Zen, Tao, Buddha, Hare Krishna, Transcendental meditation, I Ching, Reincarnation, Karma, Yoga, Kabala, Metaphysics, Christians Science, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, New age, any philosophy that denies deity of the Lord Jesus, rock and roll records and tapes all fall in the category of things which have been often loaded with evil spiritual power. ...
    ...Some object particularly rings, bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry which has been given to a person by someone in witchcraft will have curses and / or bondage in them. The occult (hidden secret) realm belongs to Satan and the demons and those involved are damaged by the contact. They receive a curse from God to the third and fourth generation. Occult dabbling will lead to all sort of problems from physical sickness to moral and mental troubles. "

    ACTION: Ask God to forgive you and to deliver yourself from all this "garbage"

    Magic

    Witches Unaware: Black Magic In The Church

    "What is witchcraft? How is it defined in the Bible? Is it possible for that spirit to creep into a Christian's life? Is there a spirit of witchcraft at work in the church today? In this three part series, Monica Dennington will explore what the Bible has to say about witchcraft. In this episode, we will look at how witchcraft has crept into the church historically, and how we can identify a spirit of witchcraft in our own lives. This is part I of a three part series. Courtesy of TheFinalWord.TV (www.thefinalword.tv)"

  • Magic FAQ, cimbura

  • -David Blaine
    But I Saw Him Levitate
    “The Purpose-Driven Life: You Belong With God’s People”

    Movies

    Matrix Gospel

    "Matrix III movie ("Matrix Revolutions") mixed with micro-clips from "The Passion Of The Christ" movie illustrate the celestial conflict between Christ and Satan, through which imprisoned souls can be set free"

  • Fallen (1998) starring Denzel Washington

  • "Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel."
    * a good example of how the demon travels from one person to another, which in the Bible says that when one comes out of a person-it brings back with him 70 something/more!
  • Harry Potter, from Christian Answer.net
  • Wizzard of Oz
  • Shows

  • Bewitched, a sitcom in the 70's and 80's that I used to watched myself.
  • Videos

    Lifehouse Everything Skit

    " God Jesus ble war savior guardian skit lifehouse everything music video creator struggle sin fight

    Daily Power Boosters
    "If people are prepared; equipped; and strengthened by the SECRETS OF SUCCESS learned by people who have come before, they can conquer everything that comes their way - making their dreams come true!!....."
    *With God's help!

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