2 Timothy 3:13
"While evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived." NIV
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." KJV
We are warned over and over to watch, be alert, so that we will not be deceived. The false teachers and ungodly religious leaders are so deceived themselves, they actually believe the lies they are teaching and practicing. These deceivers are handsome, very good speakers, and have very persuasive personalities. If we are not alert, grounded in the Word, and following the leading of the Holy Spirit, we are in danger of being deceived just as these ungodly people are.
Heavenly Father, how we praise You for Your gifts of faith, the Word, and Your Holy Spirit. Lord, increase our hunger for more of these as we continue in this world of deception and ungodliness. Help us to stand strong in the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word so that we will stand true to You and not be deceived. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC