by David Cawston

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Be careful about being led astray (3 of 9)
An Epistle of Love
David Cawston
I Jn 2:18-29

Denied the faith!
(Read verses 18-19)

Deception is one of the signs of the last days.
There is much of it out in the world and in the

Matt 24:4-5
4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one
deceives you.
5 For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I
am the Christ,' and will deceive many.

Eph 5:6-7
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words,
for because of these things the wrath of God
comes upon the sons of disobedience.
7 Therefore do not be partakers with

II Th 2:3
3 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,(NKJ)

I. Discern Deception!
There is a power in deception.

People are looking for answers to their problems and
will believe most anything.

In August, the state of Illinois moved to discipline a
prominent psychiatrist accused of convincing a patient
that she was a cannibal who ate human flesh, molested
children and was the high priestess of a satanic cult.
Burgus says that Dr. Bennett Braun also led her to
believe that she possessed 300 personalities. In
November Burgus was awarded $10.6 million settlement.
Burgus told the Chicago Tribune, "I began to add a few
things up and realized there was no way I could come
from a little town in Iowa, be eating 2,000 people a
year, and yet nobody had said anything about it."

People don't pay close enough attention!

--USA Today, July 1, 1998 He looked like the guard
from the armored car company, right down to his
holstered pistol and uniform. So the manager of the
bed-and-bath supplies store in Troy, Michigan, handed
over the day's cash. The manager realized he had been
fooled about three hours later, when the real guard
showed up. The manager called Total ...

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