BIBLICAL CONCEPT: Deception

1) Self-deception:

    a) Ephesians 4:22; sin nature and deception.  Also Hebrews 3:13;
        Titus 3:3; 1 John 1:8 and James 1:13-16.
    b) James 1:26; the tongue and deception.
    c) 1 Corinthians 3:18; intellect and deception.
    d) Mark 4:19; riches and deception.

2) Deceivers:

    a) Revelation 12:9; Satan, deception and the world.
    b) 1 Timothy 4:1; deceitful spirits.
    c) Ephesians 4:14; deceitful scheming of men, winds of doctrine.
    d) 2 Corinthians 11:3; simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ versus
        deception.
    e) 2 Thessalonians 2:3; Day of the Lord and deception.  Compare
        Mark 13:5-6.
    f) Titus 1:10-11; deceivers and sordid gain.
    g) 1 Corinthians 15:33; deception, bad company and morals.
    h) 2 Timothy 3:13; deceived deceivers.
    i) 2 John 7; deceivers attack Jesus Christ.
    j) Colossians 2:8; religion and deception.  Compare 2 Corinthians
       11:13; 2 Peter 2:13.
    k) Romans 3:13-14; 16:18; deceiversí speech.

3) Deception Defense:

    a) 1 John 2:26-27; the Holy Spirit.
    b) 2 Peter 3:17-18; growth in grace, knowledge.

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