Chris Lawson | Spiritual Research Network
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Deception Prevention and Intervention


Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Spiritual Deceivers


This message explains some of the basics of what families, Christian believers and church leaders should know.


Topics covered:

  • Understanding the basics of biblical discernment
  • The first deception and rebellion against God
  • Defining biblical (and secular) terms, by definition, and in context
  • What is a Statement of Faith?
  • Essentials of the Christian Faith
  • "Another Jesus", false gospels and counterfeiting the Holy Spirit
  • False christs and false "anointed" ones
  • God's love, abiding in Christ and true Christian joy

Other topics mentioned: Emergence Theory, discernment in youth groups, the false gospel of Roman Catholicism, the problem of Christianizing practices such as Reiki (occult energy healing) and yoga (Sanskrit: from the root yuj;  "to add", "to join", "to unite", or "to attach", "To be yoked with Brahman, the Divine consciousness of Hinduism."


Scriptures: Gen. 3:1-5; 2 Cor. 11:1-4; Gal. 1:6-10; Tit. 2:1; 1 Tim. 4:16; 6:3; Eph. 4:14; 2 Jn 2:9; 2 Cor 11:13-15; Matt. 7:15-23; Deut. 13:1-8; 18:21-22; Jer. 23:21; Matt. 24:24; Col. 2:8; 1 Thes. 5:21-22; Prov. 16:16; Jer. 10:21; 50:6-7; 1 Pet. 5:1-3; 2 Tim. 2:15; Jn 15:1-11.


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(Recorded: Nov 2010 / Posted: Dec 16, 2014)

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Category:Christian Living -- posted at: 10:05am PDT