Romans 16:18 (New International Version)
18For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
I heard this from a Cajun friend who really likes to eat frogs. Instructions on how to boil a frog.
He explained that if you threw a frog into a boiling pot of water, it would simply jump out. What he had to do was put the frog into cool water, and slowly heat it. The frog would be comfortable with the gradual temperature change and allow itself to be boiled. Now it has to be a gradual and slow process, or the frog would detect what was happening and jump out.
Now the devil has the same recipe for cooking and deceiving. Gradually we allow ideas that are contrary to the Bible into our lives. Its as simple as:
- reading a
These all seem trivial. But the water starts to heat up, and we accept more things.
Gradually we accept all the things that are lies, and forget the truth. We begin to believe that the Bible is just a guide book open to interpretation. We begin to believe that we are all gods. We forget about Jesus...
The water is boiling and we are dead spiritually!
What can we do to guard ourselves? Pray, read the Bible, and do what the Bible says. We must also watch for the subtle things that take us away from God. When we get the feeling that this is not right, listen to it. If any person, church, or anybody tells you something that is contrary to the Bible, DO NOT ACCEPT IT! Do not even consider it!
2 Timothy 3:16 (New International
Remember resist the devil, and he will flee from you! James 4:7
Neo... May 24, 2010