Here are a few scriptures and definitions that will help with this deception that the enemy uses to get the body of Christ off track.

2Timothy 3:
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good

Ephesians 4:
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying
of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about
with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and CUNNUNG CRAFTINESS,
whereby they LIE IN WAIT to DECEIVE;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is
the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that
which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of
every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

cunning - dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources (as skill or knowledge), characterized by wiliness and trickery or schemes

craftiness – deceitfulness, skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception

lie in wait - to stay hidden, ready to attack

deceive - implies imposing a false idea or belief that causes ignorance, bewilderment, or helplessness, to mislead by a false appearance or statement, to falsely persuade others

If you take all the definitions and put them together it could read something like this:

A person that is dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources and skilled in trickery or schemes staying hidden ready to attack at the right moment to impose a false idea or belief and mislead by false appearance or statement.

The word goes further into warnings about false doctrine in Paul's letter to the Galatians.

Galatians 1:
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Staying sensitive to the spirit of God is the only way to protect yourself from the error found in the doctrines of men. You can accomplish this through continued study of the God's word and your personal prayer life.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!


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