Posted by: missionventureministries | October 4, 2010

“THOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME” – Exodus 20:3

As we read God’s Ten Commandments the very first one refers to “Thou shall have no other gods before me” – Exodus 20:3. The warning is there because throughout human history there were many false gods and continues to this day.

God reiterates this again through Moses in Exodus 34:14 “for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”. Beware we have a jealous Creator.

The unfortunate thing is that humans are easily misled and the false teachers are out there deceiving many. The most dangerous of all are spiritual counterfeits i.e. the Emergent Church, the Ecumenical Movement led by the Catholic Church, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses and many others. These pray on those that do not have a close walk with the Lord and do not search the Bible. We need to be like the Bereans for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Acts 17:11

The Bible has many warnings and here are some of them:

  • Matthew 7:15“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
  • Matthew 24:24“For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.”
  • 2 Corinthians 11:4 – There are those who preach “another Jesus whom we have not preached.”  
  • Galatians 1:6 – many who come preaching “another gospel” rather than the true saving gospel of Christ.
  • 2 Corinthians 11:26 – There are also counterfeit “Christians” who are “false brethren”.
  • 2 Peter 2:1 – as well as “false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.”
  • 2 Corinthians 11:13“false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ”.
  • Jeremiah 6:14– They preach “peace; when there is no peace”.

Revelation 12:9 states that Satan himself is the greatest counterfeiter, for he “deceives the whole world”, in his attempt to become a counterfeit god.

1 John 4:1 – Thus we are warned to “try the spirits whether they are of God”, and to “prove all things” to test them by God’s Word.

Revelation 22:19 states that men may, in these last days, arrogantly think they can “take away from the words of the book of this prophecy” but such assumption will only “take away their part out of the book of life”.

The Holy Scriptures are always right, since “the grass withers, the flower fades, BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER.” Isaiah 40:8

 

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Responses

  1. WONDERFUL MESSAGE BUT THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT CAN BE OUR GODS TOO LIKE SPORTS, TEXTING, TV, ETC.

  2. You have it right! Truly we are in the day of great
    deception.
    Blessngs,
    Beverly


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