How to recognize a deceiver, by Alan Ballou

how to stop sinning


Just like the devil did according to Matthew 4:5, deceivers always use part truth, but they never teach the whole truth.

Take John 10:26-27 as an example. What happens when you only hear verse 28 and leave out the verses that come before it.

John 10:26-29
26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.   27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. NKJV

A deceiver will hide John 10:26-27 as he promises John 10:28 to all who will listen to him. He will boldly declare that “No one can be snatched out of Jesus hand,” and the crowd will go crazy with applause, but that’s deception.

When you put verses 26-27 back in, only those…

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