28 Quotes About Deception

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The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God.
- Charles Stanley
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Unless believers appreciate their own weakness, that is, know how incompetent they are in themselves to encounter the supernatural, they shall be deceived.
- Watchman Nee
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Should the believer neglect the teaching of the Bible, failing to watch and pray even though trusting his pure motive to keep him from deception, he shall be deceived.
- Watchman Nee
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As Christ has a Gospel, Satan has a gospel too; the latter being a clever counterfeit of the former. So closely does the gospel of Satan resemble that which it parades, multitudes of the unsaved are deceived by it.
- A. W. Pink
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Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
- Desiderius Erasmus
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Thousands are deceived into supposing that they have "accepted Christ" as their "personal Savior", who have not first received Him as their LORD.
- A. W. Pink
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If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way excuse us for not following Christ.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness.
- Jonathan Edwards
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Let us therefore not deceive ourselves. In walking according to the spirit we shall hear the direction of conscience. Do not try to escape any inward reproach; rather, be attentive to its voice.
- Watchman Nee
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The need today is for a company of overcoming saints who know how to wage war for the release of those under the enemy's deception.
- Watchman Nee
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As the salt flavors every drop in the Atlantic, so does sin affect every atom of our nature. It is so sadly there, so abundantly there, that if you cannot detect it, you are deceived.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The focus of Satan's efforts is always the same: to deceive us into believing that the passing pleasures of sin are more satisfying than obedience.
- Sam Storms
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The devil tempts, that he may deceive; but God suffers us to be tempted, to try us. Temptation is a trial of our sincerity.
- Thomas Watson
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There are very few errors and false doctrines of which the beginning may not be traced up to unsound views about the corruption of human nature. Wrong views of the disease will always bring with them wrong views of the remedy. Wrong views of the corruption of human nature will always carry with them wrong views of the grand antidote and cure of that corruption.
- J. C. Ryle
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Any time we open ourselves up to fear, we fall prey to his deceptions and intimidations. Yet, if we submit our hearts to God and stand in faith, we can resist those first fearful thoughts. As we yield to God we can master our reactions to fear and the enemy will soon flee.
- Francis Frangipane
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Intellectual deception always follows moral rejection.
- Winkie Pratney
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To deliberately seek or glorify any form of guidance is an outright invitation to spiritual deception, we are not to seek or specify how God should speak, but only seek Him in any way that He wishes to make Himself known.
- Winkie Pratney
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But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.
- Thomas a Kempis
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We need to realize that the Bible says to "test the spirits" and warns very strongly that the Last Days will be a time of "seducing spirits" and great deception.
- Andrew Strom
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Instead of REPENTANCE, people are getting all kinds of counterfeit spiritual experiences. There seems to be almost no discernment at all.
- Andrew Strom
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Do not be deceived; happiness and enjoyment do not lie in wicked ways.
- Isaac Watts
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Unless we examine what we believe and why we believe it, we can easily be deceived and not know it.
- Pamela Christian
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Saints not only desire to love and speak truth with their lips, but they seek to be true within; they will not lie even in the closet of their hearts, for God is there to listen; they scorn double meanings, evasions, equivocations, white lies, flatteries, and deceptions.
- Charles Spurgeon
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What would you expect? Sin will not come to you, saying, "I am sin." It would do little harm if it did. Sin always seems "good, and pleasant, and desirable," at the time of commission.
- J. C. Ryle
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I do not think that we should look upon painful experiences too pessimistically. Surely they are more profitable than we think at the time we are going through the anguish connected with them. But if they are to be of any benefit to us, we must, in the first place, be truthful and not begin to practice deception, that is, excuse and defend our slovenly prayer life. We must admit our weakness in prayer; admit that we are faced with a problem which cannot be solved by our own efforts.
- Ole Hallesby
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If you have been touched or involved in any way with manifestations or experiences that you think may not have been from God, then I urge you to utterly RENOUNCE (with your mouth, but also from the depths of your very being in Jesus' name) any links or involvement with that experience or 'anointing'.
- Andrew Strom
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Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married state. Look not therein for contentment greater than God will give, or a creature in this world can receive, namely, to be free from all inconveniences. Marriage is not like the hill of Olympus, wholly clear, without clouds.
- Thomas Fuller
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Now, it should not surprise us that there are strong deceptions or "powerful delusions" around today, for this is exactly what the Scriptures predict will happen. All the way through the New Testament we are warned of these days - over and over again.
- Andrew Strom
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Many deceptions only appeal to us because there is something inside us that "wants" to believe them. They are seductive because of darkness and wrong motives in our own lives. We must search our hearts and root these out.
- Andrew Strom
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