James 1:16 – Do Not Be Deceived

James warns us to be not deceived. The Bible makes it clear that there will be a proliferation of false teachers, antichrists, and erroneous doctrine in the last days. There is a deception over the world today like at no other time. We must take every precaution to not be deceived.

“Do not err (be deceived), my beloved brethren.” – James 1:16

There is a deception over our world today like at no other time in history. We must take every precaution not to be deceived.

Scripture

Acts 20:28-30; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; 11:3-5; 11:13-15; Galatians 1:6-9; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 1 John 2:18-27; 4:1-6.

Four Primary Ways Deception Comes

  1. Inconsistent with the Entirety of Scripture – Acts 2:17; 20:27-32; 1 John 4:5-6.
  2. Denial of the Divinity of Christ – John 14:8-19; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; 11:3-5; 1 John 4:1-3; 1 John 1:7-11; John 1:1 and 14; 5:18; 8:56-59; 10:30-33; 20:19-28; Acts 20:28; Colossians 2:19; Philippians 2:6-11; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; Revelation 1:8.
  3. Salvation by Works – Romans 11:6; Galatians 1:6-9; 2:21; 3:1-3; 5:4.
  4. Jesus Isn’t the Only Way – John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Galatians 3:1; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; 15:3-6; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; 11:3-5.

    Our sufficiency is in Christ and in Him alone!

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” – Jude 1:3

With over 40 years of church planting and ministry experience, and doctorate degrees in apologetics, theology, and church development, Dr. Linton’s passion is to equip, encourage and strengthen pastors and their churches. Watch his latest messages on YouTube.