Carey Lewis Devotions
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Hot Topics... Another Jesus
I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted--you may well put up with it!
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 (NKJV)
Most of us think we're too smart to follow false Christs. But I know I'm not as smart as my enemy.* I also know he got into the early church, and the New Testament is filled with dire warnings.

Jesus, Paul, Peter, Jude and John counseled caution. Even so, Satan smiled his way into the church by playing on the needs, wants and fears of God's saints.

Looking back, do we think we're smarter than they were?

Our ancient kin had eye-witness accounts of Christ and first-hand evidence of wondrous miracles. Even so, their fellowship was infiltrated. Is our own more informed or protected than theirs?

Only if we cling long and hard to the Bible. Only by knowing our Leader intimately can we catch a false Christ in his smooth-talking tracks of disagreement or departure from God's Word.

Without God's wisdom, hot topics should not be touched.

## Hot Topic Series: False Christs (Part 3)

* With the mind of Christ, the power of His Spirit and the wisdom of God's Word, human insufficiency is replaced by His exceeding abundance.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hot Topics series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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