Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Don’t you wonder how there so much insane thinking in the world? Maybe there is an explanation…

Following are some verses I just selected from the Bible (I.E. KJV, NIV,NASB..). They are among those I think help explain the craziness I observe in the world -- the insane thinking I can’t find any other way to explain. The only way I can make sense of the lack of sanity in people's thinking is knowing that this history has happened before -- The Bible speaks of multiple sources of deceit and that our foolishness is more likely about consequences of sin than ignorance. The Bible speaks of at least three sources of deceit in the world; Satan—great deceiver; God—Who says clearly he sometimes causes people to be deceived; and men—who deceive each other and themselves.

Following are verses from the Word of God that help show sources of deceit, being deceived, and sin in the world. Maybe reading the Word of God will help us comprehend where some of the world's craziness comes from. Next time you can’t imagine the insane thinking going on in the world, you might consider what might actually be happening?

Satan the Deceiver

Rev 13:14 …he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform…
Rev 20:8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth…
Gen 3:13 …the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
2Joh 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ…This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
2Cor 11:3 …I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray..
Rom 7:11 for sindeceived me and through it killed me.
Rev 20:10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone…

Rev 19:20 …he deceived those …and those who worshiped his image…
Rev 20:3 …he threw him into the abyss, and.. sealed it…so that he would not deceive the nations any longer,…
Rev 12:9 … the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world…

The Lord Deceives

2Chr 18:22 …the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of these your prophets, for the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you."
2Chr 18:21 "He said, 'I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets
1Kin 22:22 (a spirit of the Lord said) …'I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets…
1Kin 22:23 …the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you."
Jer 20:7 O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed
Jer 4:10 Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem…

Evil Men Deceivers

Jer 49:16 ..The arrogance of your heart has deceived you…I will bring you down from there," declares the LORD.
2Tim 3:13 But evil men and impostors will proceed…deceiving and being deceived.
Job 15:31 "Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.
Psa 78:36 But they deceived Him with their mouth And lied to Him with their tongue.
Rom 16:18 ..such men are slaves…by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Do not be deceived

1Joh 2:26 These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you.
1Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived;
Heb 3:13 But encourage one another day after day…so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

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