“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” 2 Peter 2:1.
Satan hopes to involve the remnant people of God in the general ruin that is coming upon the earth. As the coming of Christ draws nigh, he will be more determined and decisive in his efforts to overthrow them. Men and women will arise professing to have some new light or some new revelation whose tendency is to unsettle faith in the old landmarks. Their doctrines will not bear the test of God’s word, yet souls will be deceived. False reports will be circulated, and some will be taken in this snare. They will believe these rumours and in their turn will repeat them, and thus a link will be formed connecting them with the arch deceiver. This spirit will not always be manifested in an open defiance of the messages that God sends, but a settled unbelief is expressed in many ways. Every false statement that is made feeds and strengthens this unbelief, and through this means many souls will be balanced in the wrong direction.
We cannot be too watchful against every form of error, for Satan is constantly seeking to draw men from the truth. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 2, p. 107.
Questions to think about:
Am I careful in keeping and following the Bible’s truth as it is written?
How do we find out the difference between the truth and the many deceptions?
What gives us the assurance that we follow the truth?