The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 1 Timothy 4:1
In this world there are many different things, beliefs, and people to follow. No matter what a person wants to believe in, there is usually some group that also believes in it and one can follow it.
Scam artists are out there that get thousands of people to believe that what they have is good. People buy into something, only later to find out that they were deceived and had their money and time taken.
Paul points out that as time goes along some will abandon the faith. This will be done by following deceiving spirits and false teachings.
Satan and the world does not want a believer or the church to succeed. Both will do whatever it takes to stop the believer.
Most believers are wise enough that if the devil walks up to them to tempt them to do some major sin, they will reject him and walk away. However, the world does not work like that. Instead of directly getting a believer to change, they will use deception.
Twisting words just a little bit, will make sin look as though it is good in the eyes of God. Sadly many in the church have been deceived into thinking that murdering unborn children is really caring and love for the mother, rather than a sin against God. Without being led by the Holy Spirit, many are deceived into following false teachings.
Later many completely abandon the faith in Jesus. They walk away, because they were deceived into following something that appeared to be of God, but was not.
Those who stay in God’s word and are led by the Holy Spirit will not be deceived by the world.
Every day the world will try to deceive you in some way or another to follow something that is not truly of God. In order to recognize the deception being presented, you must know God’s word and be led by the Holy Spirit.
Check everything you hear or read with God’s word and in prayer. Do not allow yourself to be led astray from God’s word and faith in Jesus. Stand solid upon God’s truth that has been proven right over the centuries, rather than the false teachings of this dying world that follows demons.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God’s word teaches; that you will be led by the Holy Spirit; and that God will protect you from the deceptive teaching of this world.