Avoid Spiritual Apostasy

“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:6).

First, do not fall for the idea that you can have a do-it-yourself religion. Apostates will tell you that there are many roads to God.

One popular lie is that you can achieve eternal life through humanitarianism.

Jude warns against anyone considering taking “the way of Cain” and getting creative with God’s commands.

A prideful Cain rejected God’s commands as taught by his parents. Instead, he gave God his own version of obedience and suffered greatly.

Second, be aware that playing on emotions is a strategy of the enemy.

If your basis of believing a half-truth over God’s Truth is that the apostasy just feels better, then you do not have a solid basis for your beliefs.

Only God’s version of the Truth counts.

Prayer: God, help me to be aware of spiritual terrorists. Teach me to recognize the signs of those who are speaking lies. May I be a faithful messenger of Your Truth as I speak it in love. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.

Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?

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