The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see; they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them! —Psalm 135:15-18

For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. —I Corinthians 8:5-6

But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. —II Corinthians 11:3-4

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse! —Galatians 1:6-9

            There are many ways in this world that claim to be the truth. Man has come up with all kinds of “gods” and “lords” and gospels, prophets and so called super-apostles (II Corinthians 11:5).   These are all instigated and originated with the “god of this world” (II Corinthians 4:4). He blinds the minds of those who have not called on Jesus and keeps them in darkness (Ephesians 6:12). God has called and drawn us to Jesus for salvation, shining His light into our hearts (II Corinthians 4:6). Now the one who has transferred us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His Son, the kingdom of light (Colossians 1:12-13), has sent us to the lost “to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by faith in Me” (Acts 26:15-18).

            There are many claims and various religious roads to take according to this world’s ideas, but there is only one way— “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”’ and “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

            Satan has many “ministers of righteousness”—- For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their actions. (II Corinthians 11:13:15). Know and beware of Satan’s schemes or you could be sucked into one! (II Corinthians 2:11).

Dear Father may I stick to Your Truth in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in Jesus’ authority!

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