The Great Deception from Satan
by David J. Stewart
"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." óJohn 13:35
The above Scripture is very true, for It was spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ. But is has been TWISTED and MISAPPLIED by the heathen to justify every form of compromise, wickedness, and false religion known to mankind. As webmaster of Jesus-is-Savior.com, I receive hundreds of e-mail letters each week. More than anything else I hear from the wicked, it is that Jesus taught us to "love one another." They attempt to silence my uncompromising stand against sin and false religion by claiming that Jesus would never condemn someone's lifestyle or religion. It is indeed disturbing to receive letters from homosexuals and witches, who preach to me about the love of Jesus. It just goes to show how much Satan has the power to utterly blind His victims (2nd Corinthians 4:4). Jesus NEVER condoned sin or false religion. When Christ spoke the beautiful Words of John 13:35, It was to His disciples; and not, to the unsaved, false prophets, or to those who live in unrepentant open sin.
Satan Wants People to Accept Homosexuality, False Religion, etc.
Satan is working relentlessly to corrupt people's minds with lies. Television's, NBC organization, is doing much to promote homosexuality, and the public's acceptance of it. I don't watch much TV, so when I do watch TV, I see a lot of things that most people wouldn't notice. I guarantee if you'll spend more time studying your Bible, walking with God, and less time watching TV, then you'll quickly see the Devil at work on TV. Anyway, I recently turned on the TV and heard an advertisement from NBC which told the audience to "accept people for who they are, and not for the stereotypes given to them." Interestingly, they don't tell you what "stereotypes" they're talking about, but the message is clear in lieu of the overall direction of the network--they want you to accept homosexuality. The stereotypes they're talking about are likely all the horrible things said about homosexuals (i.e., that they're prone to pedophilia and violence). The problem is that these aren't stereotypes, they're FACTS. More FACTS. Even if these facts weren't true, the Word of God absolutely condemns homosexuality, and all other forms of sexual perversion. I have news for NBC, the Bible (God's Word) stereotypes sinners. Homosexuality is a wicked sin unto God. If calling homosexuals "sodomites" is a stereotype, then you'd better get mad at God because that's what He calls them in the Bible (if you have a genuine Bible). Romans 1:26,27 calls homosexuality "vile affections"...
"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another..."
Like it or not, God stereotypes mankind. God calls us all "sinners" (Romans 3:10). God calls the man who drinks alcohol a fool (Proverb 20:1). God calls the man who lusts upon another woman an "adulterer" (Matthew 5:28). Stereotyping is NOT a bad thing if it's the Truth. It's just a FACT that homosexuals are prone to pedophilia. Homosexuals claim this is an unfair stereotype; but is is not just a stereotype, it is the truth. I'm not saying that all homosexuals are child molesters, I am saying that parents have MUCH reason to be concerned about allowing their children to be around homosexuals. The abundance of child molesting within the predominantly homosexual Catholic priesthood is evidence of this fact. There's hardly a week that goes by that we don't hear about another sex scandal within the Catholic religion. Like it or not, homosexuals (especially males) have to be watched and monitored around children. To say otherwise is to be blind to reality. There's a difference between a stereotype, and the Truth.
Friend, I plead with you in Jesus' name, don't accept the works of Satan! Don't be silent about sin and evil. Speak out! I can guarantee you that people will get upset if you speak the truth, but it's the right thing to do according to the Bible (Ephesians 5:11). Most people hate the Truth, which is exactly why they are deceived by Satan (2nd Thessalonians 2:10). John 3:20 tells us why they hate the Truth. I sincerely hope that you are not numbered amongst the fools of our day.
Love is NOT Moral or Biblical Compromise
The great big lie of Satan (the great deception) is that we should all accept witchcraft, homosexuality, false religion (such as Catholicism), feminism, abortion, and every other form of wickedness in the name of LOVE. That is a lie of the Devil. As only Satan can deceitfully do, he has REDEFINED the word "love" to mean "compromise, the acceptance of people's wickedness." Now please don't misunderstand me, I believe that the Word of God clearly teaches us to love all people, regardless of who they are or what they've done. BUT, that love does NOT include an acceptance of their wickedness, false beliefs, or errant ways. We are to love people, but not their evil ways or heretical beliefs. For anyone to claim otherwise is to allege that NO ONE path in life is the correct way, thus denying the Word of God completely. Jesus proclaimed in John 14:6 that there is ONLY ONE WAY to Heaven, and that is through Jesus Christ. Therefore, all Muslims are wrong, and bound for Hell. All Lutherans are wrong, because they ADD baptism to faith alone in Christ; therefore, they are bound for Hell. All Catholics are bound for Hell because they ADD good works, the sacraments, the Rosary, and faith in their church to faith in Christ. To add anything to faith alone in Christ is a sure road to the Lake of Fire.
Love is telling people the Truth of God's Word, caring for their souls; not, keeping silent while they disobey God, corrupt society, and in the case of many homosexuals, target our children. Few Catholics care to pay attention to the fact that over 50% of their priests are homosexuals. If you want to hear some disturbing facts about Catholic priests, listen here. Jesus NEVER told anyone to keep silent about sin. Jesus told his disciples ... not witches ... not homosexuals ... not false prophets ... not abortionists ... but His disciples, to love one another. There is no love in the sinful world. Jesus NEVER taught us that love is compromise towards wickedness and evil. The world is filled with false thinking and Satanic lies. There is no greater lie of Satan, than for people to claim that Jesus would never criticize someone's false religion or wicked practices. Jesus continually rebuked the religious leaders of his day, even physically turning to violence to remove them from the synagogue (John 2:15).
Let me ask you a question? Do you think the Apostle Paul was being "loving" when he called non-Christian teachers "accursed" in Galatians 1:9? I can hear you now, saying to Paul, "You have no right to condemn someone else's religion!" Only a lost soul bound for Hell would speak such a foolish statement. Acts 4:12 declares that salvation is found ONLY in the name of JESUS; not Buddha, not Confucius, not Sai Baba, not Muhammad, not the Pope, not Mary, not Luther, not Joseph Smith, not Mary Eddy Baker, not Ellen G. White, not Herbert Armstrong, not Charles Taze Russell, not in any name other than the name which is above every other name (Philippians 2:9,10)--JESUS!
Yes, we should love each other as Christians, but we must NEVER accept the person of the wicked. We should love others with Christ's love, but never compromise by accepting their vile sins. We should preach the Gospel to lost sinners in love. We should preach against sin with sincere concern for the souls of others, even if it offends them. The Truth has always offended the guilty. By the way, every Christian is to share the Gospel with others, not just fulltime Christian workers (Matthew 28:19,20; Proverb 11:30). The world is going to Hell, what are you doing about it?
Love NOT the World!
So when you hear the Devil's crowd talking about "love, acceptance, and diversity," what they're really talking about is "compromise, forsaking the Word of God, and accepting the false religions and wicked lifestyles of the godless." I've received many letters from Wiccan witches, telling me that Jesus taught love, and accusing me of not following Jesus' example. I'm not kidding, this is how brainwashed some people are. But I've yet to have a witch quote me 1st John 2:15, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." You see, unsaved people have been TRICKED by the Devil that Jesus taught Christians to love the world. No He didn't! Psalm 97:10 reads "Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." We are to love people; but hate the evil world. We are to love witches; but hate their witchcraft. We are to love homosexuals; but hate their homosexuality. We are to love Catholics; but hate their false religion. We are to love feminist women; but hate their rebellion against authority. We are to love abortionists; but hate their murder. We are to love sinners; but hate their sin. If people choose to live in rebellion against God by rejecting Christ as Saviour, rejecting the Bible, rejecting decency, and rejecting God's righteousness; then we are obligated to take a stand for God, for Christ, for the Bible, for decency, and for righteousness! If that makes us "unloving" in the world's eyes, then so be it. If we don't take a stand in our community, then Satan will prevail. God doesn't expect us to do more than we can, but He certainly expects us to do something. What are you doing to promote the Gospel of Christ, defend the faith, and fight the wickedness of our day?
Christians are Commanded to REPROVE All Works of Darkness
The great deception of Satan is that we should never judge anyone, by criticizing their religion or beliefs. This viewpoint can only come from someone who has REJECTED Jesus Christ and the Word of God. No true Christian would ever speak such foolishness. In fact, Jesus DID tell us to judge people, but He told us to judge RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT (John 7:24). We are not to condemn people, because the Bible already condemns them (John 3:36). We are to follow the guidelines of the Word of God. The Bible is filled with advice on dealing with other people. For example: In 2nd John 1:10,11 we are warned not to give our approval or blessings to those who preach false doctrine. We are to reprove their works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11). In fact, we are to reprove (speak out against) all works of darkness. In Psalm 94:16, God asks, "who will rise up for me AGAINST the evildoers?" Sadly, most professed Christians are too busy selling religious books, making a buck, criticizing each other, and playing church to care about the Truth. I'm not kidding, it's tragic!
America needs a whole new generation of Christian believers who will RISE UP as God pleads in Psalm 94:16, against the evildoers and the workers of iniquity. I don't see too many Christians EXPOSING anything nowadays. You'd think that out of all the millions of professed "Christians" in America, that there would be more than a half dozen websites exposing the evils of the godless public school system! Where are the Christians fighting against Wicca witchcraft, the evils of Harry Potter, false religion, godless Christian rock-n-roll music, abortion, alcohol, MTV's lasciviousness, Hollyweird, and all the other works of darkness? America's Christians are sleeping. Without mentioning names, I just don't understand a nationally known Christian organization that does little more than sell books. Their website exposes nothing, they just sell books and commentaries of the Bible. They're dead! They think they're serving God. Look friend, I'm of the Biblical belief that if you're not making someone upset, then you aren't serving God correctly, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" -2nd Timothy 3:12. The church in Acts should be our example. They got the job done, and boy were the people mad at them. Stephen was stoned in Acts 7. James was beheaded in Acts 12. Peter was almost beheaded in Acts 12. Paul was almost lynched in Acts 21. Please read Acts 21:28, "Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man (Paul), that teacheth all men every where AGAINST THE PEOPLE, AND THE LAW, AND THIS PLACE: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place." The Apostle Paul's preaching had caused an uproar, contradicting their beliefs, customs, laws, and traditions. Paul gave them the Word of God and they became maliciously angry as a result! Now compare this to the average dead church today that wouldn't dare offend anyone. Listen folks, we've got to stop playing church and start preaching the Word of God to the public (Acts 20:20)!
Satan's Great Deception
In conclusion, Satan's great deception today is that "Love is the answer." No sir, love is NOT the answer! But you ask, "Does not the Bible teach that charity (love) is the greatest?" Yes, for the believer; but not for the unsaved. Let me explain. In 1st Corinthians 13:2,3 the Apostle Paul declared that all the faith in the world would have meant nothing if he didn't have love. A Christian who has not love is dead weight in the Body of Christ. There are deadbeat pastors all across America, who care more about their next paycheck than anything else. They don't love people, and don't genuinely care about others. God is displeased with this type of shallow Christian living. But now the unsaved need to possess something far greater than love, they need faith in Jesus Christ to be saved. This wicked world is filled with loving people, charitable people, and kind souls who are going to burn in the lake of Fire one day because they have not faith in Christ. Matthew 7:21-23 reads...
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
For the unsaved person, they absolutely need faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour to have their sins forgiven. According to John 6:40, this is the will of God. Ephesians 2:8,9 teaches that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. I receive so many letters from unsaved people, who defend their false religion or wicked lifestyle, and who tell me that love is all that matters. One homosexual criticized me, saying that we should accept one another in Christ's love, as Jesus taught. This week I received a letter from an agnostic woman (Katrina) who is attending a theology class at a Catholic university. She accused me of being ignorant of Christ's love. She said that some of her "friends" were witches, lesbians, Buddhists, etc. She exclaimed that "Jesus taught acceptance of others..." But Katrina has it all backwards. If Katrina were a born again Christian living a holy life, she wouldn't have any of the friends she mentioned...because they wouldn't associate with her. Katrina openly admits that she is violating 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17, which commands us to separate from unbelievers. I'm reminded of the young man who asked the old preacher, "Preacher, how do I give the world up?" The wise preacher responded, "Son, you carry a Bible and the world will give you up!" That is exactly correct, and that is what God expects of us. This is why CCM (Contemporary Christians Music) artists such as Third Day and TobyMac won't even place the Gospel of Christ on their website, because the world would give them up instantly!
The love which the Christ-rejecting and godless world speak of is a LOVE OF THE WORLD, and NOT the love of God. Any type of love which causes us not to obey the Bible is of the Devil, and is no love at all, but Devilish compromise. To accept homosexuals, by ceasing to speak out AGAINST the sin of homosexuality, is wicked compromise, NOT love. The Satanic type of FALSE LOVE which says, "Be like Jesus, love sinners enough to stop preaching against their sin, stop telling them that their religion is wrong, and accept them for who they are" is an abomination unto God. It doesn't surprise me that people who are woefully ignorant of the Word of God, would ignorantly quote the Bible. But I want everyone reading this article to understand that God's love does NOT allow for compromise with the wicked world. As I mentioned earlier, the Devil is an expert at redefining (corrupting) truth, as we read in Romans 1:25. What the world thinks is "love," is NO love at all...it is compromise and rebellion against God. The world's "love" is exactly like the sinful young man who tells his girlfriend, "If you really love me, then you'll have sex with me now." What a lie! If a young man truly loves his girlfriend, then he certainly won't mind waiting a year or two until they become married to have sex. The world is the exact same way. The witches say, "If you really love us with Jesus' love, then you'll stop preaching against our witchcraft." The sodomites say, "If you really have Jesus' love, then you'll accept us and stop spreading your hate speech (the Bible) against us." You see, just as the sinful young man, who tries to convince his girlfriend that she needs to COMPROMISE her standards to prove her love for him; so does the wicked world come to us, demanding that we prove our love for Christ, by COMPROMISING our standards. Don't do it! Consider yourself warned!
God bless you, kindest regards...
David J. Stewart