“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24
the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating
Truth: (dictionary.com) conformity with fact or reality; verity
Reality/Real: (dictionary.com) existing or occurring as fact; actual rather than imaginary, ideal, or fictitious: a story taken from real life.
“In a world led astray by lies, deceit and deception, God had only one alternative; to send the Truth, the Message, His Word; separating light from darkness, fiction from reality, -opening ears and eyes and setting the captives free. “ DF.
Ref : Luke 4:18, Matthew 11:5, Isaiah 61:1, Genesis 1:3-5
Reality is sometimes hidden. Reality was staring back into the eyes of Christ’s accusers and those who refused to believe. Why would they not believe? They were deceived:
Ref: 2 Corinthians 4:6
“Don’t Confuse them with the facts”
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
Mankind is blinded by his own glory- the me, myself and I “syndrome”. It is only when we can look outside ourselves that we see the Truth. DF
Blinded by Sin
What blinds us to the Truth is sin. We are tempted by our own lust. As Eve was tempted to mistrust God because she lusted after the fruit promising divine wisdom instead of taking God at His Word, she listened to someone else’s word because it aligned with her own special interest and desire.
Ref: Genesis 3, Acts 28:25-27
Resource: What is Spiritual Blindness? qotquestions.org
Was there any reason to doubt God? Was He withholding good from her in all He provided?
Ref: Genesis 1-2, James 1:13-16.
The lie that entangles and holds captive is the one that promises prosperity through dependence. To obtain what we want, we sell ourselves to the devil. DF
Ref: 2 Peter 2:3
Today, the philosophy of those procuring wealth and power “strictly for themselves” is simply this: “The end justifies the means”. Therefore, there is no absolutes but rather everything is relative to only accomplishing the desired outcome even if it means in the process, throwing the American people “under the Bus”.
How the End Justifies the Means
There is no fear of a higher power or God because in this type of philosophy there is the rejection of God’s commandments to love; It’s all about “me and what I want and what I need to do to get it.
An example of this is when in the election of 2012, Democratic Senator, Harry Reid lied and said Mitt Romney did not pay his taxes. He knew this was false and when he was asked about his false statement after Obama won the election, he said, “Romney didn’t win did he?” He was proud of the fact he had accomplished his goal.
Harry Reid lied
Harry Reid Lied
Today and for decades, in most Universities this indoctrination is taking place undermining the principle of integrity – making all things relative to the circumstance and desired outcome. This means also there are “no absolutes” and everything is judged on one’s own principle to accomplish the goal. This is known as “Values Clarification”.
If the belief in God and His moral principles and law can be undermined, then there is no limit to how a person can be persuaded to accept any man’s philosophy as truth. But the truth is, only the powerful progressive elite can get away with this philosophy because of their power and control. They are many times not subject to prosecution because of their power and influence and ability to threaten those who oppose their authority which places them immune to the same standards they impose on others. They, therefore are above the law, and make laws to empower and protect themselves. Indeed, the spiritual forces at work that threatened our freedom, protection and peace are seated in high places.
Ref: Ephesians 6:12-15
The Power of Persuasion
I came to the realization of how one can be persuaded to believe a lie if it is repeated enough. I believe this was Hitler’s method of persuasion. He turned the Germans against the Jews through his outlandish accusations. Even those who had friendships with them began to believe what they heard rather than what they knew to be true. They began to judge them through the spectrum of a lie and everything the Jews said and did became suspect. The result was the annihilation of a people under the justification the destruction was necessary for a better outcome for a better country and a better people.
Similarly, millions of innocent unborn children have been destroyed for the hope of a better life for the mother and the atrocity has snowballed from justification to destroy the embryo to destroying the completely developed child at birth. It’s become a lucrative business and a way to get rid of the “unwanted” even with the selling of their body parts in the pursuit of unethical practices in hopes to combat specific diseases. But many citizens of our country are in complete denial as they continue to elect candidates whose ambition is to destroy innocent human life while defending lawlessness and the wicked.
Resource: Hands that Shed Innocent Blood (DF)
“Don’t confuse them with the facts”.
I witnessed this firsthand as a teacher. There was an African American family whose father was suffering from terminal cancer. There were six children in the family. The librarian in our school reached out to one of the younger children by taking time with her and helping her out whenever she could. Many of the faculty were white and as a way of helping this family we collected money to help during their crisis. One day as the Librarian was working with this child, she was shocked when the little girl blurted out, “I hate white people.” The librarian quickly responded, I am white!
It is possible a belief or Ideology can be so entrenched, people cannot see the Truth, even when it is standing directly in front of them. DF
The Art of Accusations
One method to deflect truth is to infer an accusation. When Eve told the serpent what God said about not eating from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he accused God, deflecting the Truth while causing Eve to doubt God’s goodness. It didn’t matter God had proven through His love and provisions to be trustworthy because she wanted to believe the serpent so she could justify eating the fruit.
Ref: Genesis 3, James 1:13-15
Why Jesus was Accused of Working with the Devil
Jesus encountered the same phenomenon when after healing the sick, delivering the possessed, even raising the dead, and speaking the Truth, He was accused of collaborating with the devil. The religious leaders during the time of Christ’s visitation were jealous and felt threatened, for the crowds were now following Jesus and since they could not point to anything He was doing wrong, they resulted in creating a lie concerning His divine motive.
Ref: Mark 3
Many politicians use this method when they cannot defend their own records. When a politician has no legitimate leg to stand on he/she looks for ways to pull the rug from underneath those who do. This method of deflection proves very successful since many people follow the way of the diversion. Most politicians know this and depend on false “sound bites” appealing to their political base. DF
“Bush lied, People died”
Remember that “Sound Bite”? The truth is, congress went along with Bush to invade Iraq based on the Intelligence reporting at that time. It turns out later reports give evidence that Iraq did possess hidden WMD and Americans and American trained Iraqi soldiers during 2004-2011 on six occasions were injured by these hidden chemicals and went untreated because they were ordered to hide the facts.
The Hidden Agenda
As a teacher, I was pressured in college and at my school to join the union – NEA. I refused to join the NEA because I read their By-Laws and discovered they were progressive liberals who wanted to indoctrinate children with their liberal views. However, many of my colleagues joined because the Union promised protection from possible law suits. I discovered there were some teachers who benefited the most from paying their union dues because of their unethical practices and incompetency. They needed the union’s protection.
Resource: Christianity and the NEA (DF)
Profiting off Lawlessness
Politicians will pardon and release people from prison prior to a presidential election. During the Obama administration, felons have been released from jail, criminal illegal immigrants are granted immunity by law makers, enemy combatants are set free, and terrorists imprisoned in Guantanamo Prison camp are exchanged for an American military traitor, while illegals are given benefits, driver’s licenses and the right to vote. All at the detriment of the American people and their tax dollars. Corruption breeds corruption, and those who are in high official positions strictly to gain wealth and power depend on the votes of those who practice lawlessness to keep them in office and prominent positions.
High Price for POW
Twisting the Truth
Another method of deception is to twist the Truth; distorting the actual meaning to line up with one’s own belief system. It relies on people not knowing the conceptual idea or true intention of something stated or said, such as in the case of our religious freedom under the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights there is the guarantee of the freedom of religion, prohibiting the interference of government. To undermine that freedom, the words stated granting religious freedom were twisted and false evidence was given to change its meaning to undermine Christianity and to separate its influence from the public sector. When you read, the clause concerning our religious rights, you will not find the phrase, “separation of church and state” because it is not there. Those who wanted to undermine the guarantee of religious freedom searched for something to dismantle its origin and remove it from public schools and public forums where it would have the most impact. So, they took out of context those words Jefferson stated in a letter to a Baptist congregation and twisted them to mean there could be no expression specifically of Christianity in any government paid facility or on any government owned property. Quite the opposite was Jefferson’s intention in using those words; meaning, government was prohibited from establishing a state church such as the Church of England where many suffered persecution for their religious beliefs. Many fled England to settle colonies established in the New World.
If Jefferson meant to separate religion from all public sectors of our nation, and government facilities and properties, the first men of congress would not have opened with prayer, specifically asking for God’s protection as a nation and in the name of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, Jefferson, was not involved in the development of the Constitution, but was credited with writing the Declaration of Independence whereby, mentions “men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights”.
Jefferson passed legislation to Promote Christianity
Also, to prove otherwise, Jefferson, during his presidency “recommended the Kaskaskia Indians be provided a stipend of $100.00 annually for the support of a Catholic priest to minister to them. And in 1787 an act of congress ordained special lands “for the sole use of Christian Indians” and reserved lands for civilizing the Indians and promoting Christianity.”- Christianity and the Constitution by John Eidsmoe- p. 244
Resources: Separation of Church and State Hoax
First Continental Congress and Prayer: First Continental Congress and Prayer
Book- Christianity and the Constitution by John Eidsmoe
Declaration of Independence
An Outsider’s Observation of America and Christianity
In the early 19th century, when our nation was young, A Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville found out what made our nation strong. In 1831 he began a tour of America for observing the American People and their institutions. He quotes in His work entitled Democracy in America concerning the role of Christianity and its influence on the American people:
“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce – and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Resource: Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes
Perhaps, again, it will take someone outside of the government establishment and someone who lived outside of the United States to open the eyes of its citizens. DF
D’souza’s Viewpoints of America: Born in India
Trumps Viewpoints of America: Outsider of Washington Politics
Insider’s Views: Clinton’s Viewpoints of America: The Government Establishment
The Progressive Movement Ideology
How did we move from a people who once knew truth to a people who readily and eagerly embrace lies? It’s called indoctrination; teaching a principle or Ideology specifically from one point of view. The ideology taught in most public schools and Universities/Colleges is the ideology our country is imperialistic and bad and its founders where scandals practicing bad morals and conduct while framing our nation for their personal wealth and ambition. And upon this one ideological foundation and lie the liberal progressives have rewritten our history and intend to change our constitution from empowering the people to transferring political power to a few chosen elite; ambitious to do exactly what they accuse others and our founding fathers. These are unscrupulous men and women who have no problem throwing the American people “under the bus” for their own self-interests and ambitions. They believe it is government’s duty to make everyone “happy” instead of giving the individual the “right to pursue” happiness. It is believed Lyndon B. Johnson gave African Americans welfare to retain their vote sited in books and some archives.
Resource: Pogressive Movement and Change
LB Johnson and Racism
The Indoctrination: America is a Bad Country
I saw the undermining of the belief that America was a “good” country first-hand when I was assigned an essay in college to prove or disprove this thesis:
“America’s fight for independence from British rule was based on the Founders imperialistic ambition to overthrow and dominate other nations.”
Moral Values vs. Humanistic ideology of Survival of the Fittest
In my orientation and introduction to a four- year college, we were assigned an exercise to undermine any notion of “absolutes” and to prove morality was relative only to circumstance. So, in this exercise we were given a hypothetical scenario – “in the event we were stranded out to sea in a boat with six survivors who would we throw overboard first to preserve our life?”
This little exercise was to guide us in rethinking our moral values. This exercise was to undermine the belief in a higher power and to form a more humanistic viewpoint void of self-sacrifice and dependency on God.
Resource: What is Humanism?
Obama Apologized for America
Before Obama was elected he had to disassociate himself from his pastor of 20 years because it might be revealed his Ideology under college and pastoral indoctrination was to punish this nation for its imperialistic domination and domestic racism. This is the reason for Obama’s apologetic tours to the nations prior to and during his administration. The mainstream media continued to mask his true intentions by simply not reporting it, while reporting any negative action on the side of his opponents. This is called propaganda and with a people who rely strictly on “sound bites” and neglect to investigate a candidate’s belief system this works very well.
Self- preservation vs. Self-Sacrifice
Self – interest has steered this nation off course. When our Founding Fathers framed the constitution of the United States and declared independence from tyrannical rule, they did so at the expense of their own preservation and livelihoods for the sake of freedom for all the people not just themselves. But generations of American children have not been taught this truth and believe the scandals they have heard from bias medians against patriots, such as Jefferson, Washington and even Columbus.
The Pursuit of Something for Nothing
Too many vote for a candidate who promises them something for nothing or for support on an issue. This aligns with the deception Satan used to tempt Eve. She wanted the fruit and therefore fell prey to the lie, because she wanted to believe it and Adam was persuaded to go along with it. We are living in the greatest nation in the world with a guarantee of freedom based on the foundations of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
But perhaps it will take someone outside of government and even one who was born outside of this country who appreciate the attributes of this free nation to get us to wake up and smell the coffee before it is too late. Genesis 3
The Theory of Evolution undermining Moral Responsibility and Accountability
The indoctrination of evolution whereby making void a creator and the purpose for our existence plays a powerful part in the mentality and immoral climate of our present society. If there is the belief there exist no higher being, then there is also no judge nor rewards, and no heaven which makes everything futile.
Resource: Evolution vs Creationism
Futility of Life?
If we believe our existence is an accident and we came from nothing, then we ourselves are nothing and the best we can do is live life strictly for ourselves for our future is only the grave so we might as well “eat, drink and be merry “for tomorrow we may die.”
Ref: Romans 1:20, Luke 12:9
Jesus Christ Pierces the Darkness with Truth
There is a light piercing the darkness revealing the Truth. Those who refuse to come to the light are like wandering nomads who grope in the dark searching for what they do not know. It is like how our earth rotates full circle to embrace the light. It requires a complete “revolution” or turning around to leave the side of darkness and face the light.
Ref: John 1
Are we on the side of darkness or have we seen the light? His mercy is there every morning ready to give each of us a new life.
Ref: Lamentations 3: 22-24
How Saul Became Paul
Saul was a man who persecuted the early church because he was blinded by his own ambition. It wasn’t until through the mercy of God he was stopped in His tracks and was turned completely around. When He encountered the living Christ he became blinded by God’s light and saw his need for repentance. And as He received the Lord’s forgiveness, it was as though scales fell from his eyes. Then not only was he able to see and move in the right direction, he began serving the living God.
Ref: Acts 8:3, Acts 9, 1 Corinthians 15:9
The People Have seen a Great Light
Jesus Christ came as light piecing the darkness. He came to open the eyes of the blind and the ears of the deaf by revealing God’s great love and purpose for mankind. If we don’t know Who we are neither will we know where we are going. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life, anyone who follows me will have eternal life. Turning away from the darkness and embracing the light is departing from death and being raised to newness of life.
Ref: Isaiah 9:2, Matthew 4:16
The Lord, Jesus Christ is building His Kingdom and it will not occur through any man or woman nor any nation on earth. His Kingdom is everlasting and is a place of peace where He reigns in the heart of those Who know the Truth- God sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross to make atonement for “all” sin and to bring eternal life to those who repent of their sins and have faith in “Only” Him- Jesus Christ.
“Thy Kingdom Come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”
Ref: Kingdom of God
The Choice to Believe the Truth
Deception begins with a choice. The choice to follow the “Me, Myself, and I” syndrome or look beyond one’s self and follow Christ.
The Only Way
Standing before us is the Truth in all His Glory. The One who denied Himself for our sake and took the way of the cross – Jesus Christ.
Ref: John 14:6
Please Pray for our Leaders, and for God to remove corruption and replace it with His Righteousness.
Remember: “Revival Begins with us; those Who are called by His Name”
God’s Mercy and Promise
“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:13-14