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					      Self Deception

We cannot be deceived unless we
       are willing to be
              Introduction
• In Jesus’ Sermon on The Mount, He
  warned against shallow outward
  righteousness
• He also warned against hypocrisy, acting
  righteous for approval of men
• Then, He warns of deceptive false
  prophets who will lead us to destruction
• Finally, He warns of deceiving ourselves
  into thinking we are doing God’s will when
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  we are not
   Warning Against Shallow
 Righteousness and Hypocrisy
Mat 5:20 "For I say to you that unless your
righteousness surpasses that of the scribes
and Pharisees, you will not enter the
kingdom of heaven.
Mat 5:21 "You have heard that the ancients
were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT
MURDER' and 'Whoever commits murder
shall be liable to the court.'

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   Warning Against Shallow
 Righteousness and Hypocrisy
Mat 5:22 "But I say to you that everyone
who is angry with his brother shall be guilty
before the court; and whoever says to his
brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be
guilty before the supreme court; and
whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty
enough to go into the fiery hell.


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   Warning Against Shallow
 Righteousness and Hypocrisy
Mat 6:1 "Beware of practicing your
righteousness before men to be noticed by
them; otherwise you have no reward with
your Father who is in heaven.




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  Warning Against Destructive
  Way and Deceptive Prophets
Mat 7:13 "Enter through the narrow gate; for
the gate is wide and the way is broad that
leads to destruction, and there are many
who enter through it.
Mat 7:14 "For the gate is small and the way
is narrow that leads to life, and there are few
who find it.


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  Warning Against Destructive
  Way and Deceptive Prophets
Mat 7:15 "Beware of the false prophets,
who come to you in sheep's clothing, but
inwardly are ravenous wolves.
Mat 7:16 "You will know them by their fruits.
Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes
nor figs from thistles, are they?
Mat 7:17 "So every good tree bears good
fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

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Warning Against Self Deception
Mat 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me,
'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of
heaven, but he who does the will of My
Father who is in heaven will enter.
Mat 7:22 "Many will say to Me on that day,
'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your
name, and in Your name cast out demons,
and in Your name perform many miracles?'

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Warning Against Self Deception
Mat 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I
never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU
WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'




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Warning Against Self Deception
• Professed disciples are deceived
• These disciples are zealous, diligent and
  partially obedient
• Surprised at Judgment day
• The Lord requires complete loving
  obedience to Him
• Why does this self deceit happen?
• How can we prevent deceiving ourselves?
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We Justify Disobedience By Using
  Wrong Standard of Behavior
Luk 16:14 Now the Pharisees, who were
lovers of money, were listening to all these
things and were scoffing at Him.
Luk 16:15 And He said to them, "You are
those who justify yourselves in the sight of
men, but God knows your hearts; for that
which is highly esteemed among men is
detestable in the sight of God.

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We Justify Disobedience By Using
  Wrong Standard of Behavior
Joh 5:44 "How can you believe, when you
receive glory from one another and you do
not seek the glory that is from the one and
only God?




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We Justify Disobedience By Using
  Wrong Standard of Behavior
2Co 10:12 For we are not bold to class or
compare ourselves with some of those who
commend themselves; but when they
measure themselves by themselves and
compare themselves with themselves, they
are without understanding.




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 We Fail To Apply The Right Standard
     of Scriptures To Ourselves
Jas 1:21 Therefore, putting aside all
filthiness and all that remains of wickedness,
in humility receive the word implanted, which
is able to save your souls.
Jas 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the
word, and not merely hearers who delude
themselves.
Jas 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the
word and not a doer, he is like a man who
looks at his natural face in a mirror;      14
 We Fail To Apply The Right Standard
     of Scriptures To Ourselves
Jas 1:24 for once he has looked at himself
and gone away, he has immediately
forgotten what kind of person he was.
Jas 1:25 But one who looks intently at the
perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by
it, not having become a forgetful hearer but
an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in
what he does.

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 We Fail To Apply The Right Standard
     of Scriptures To Ourselves
Jas 1:26 If anyone thinks himself to be
religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue
but deceives his own heart, this man's
religion is worthless.
Jas 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion in the
sight of our God and Father is this: to visit
orphans and widows in their distress, and to
keep oneself unstained by the world.

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 We Fail To Apply The Right Standard
     of Scriptures To Ourselves
1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we
are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not
in us.




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 We Fail To Apply The Right Standard
     of Scriptures To Ourselves
2Th 2:10 and with all the deception of
wickedness for those who perish, because
they did not receive the love of the truth so
as to be saved.
2Th 2:11 For this reason God will send
upon them a deluding influence so that they
will believe what is false,
2Th 2:12 in order that they all may be
judged who did not believe the truth, but
took pleasure in wickedness.                  18
  Humbly and Honestly Search
        The Scriptures
Luk 8:11 "Now the parable is this: the seed
is the word of God.
Luk 8:15 "But the seed in the good soil,
these are the ones who have heard the word
in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast,
and bear fruit with perseverance.



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  Humbly and Honestly Search
        The Scriptures
Act 17:10 The brethren immediately sent
Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and
when they arrived, they went into the
synagogue of the Jews.
Act 17:11 Now these were more noble-
minded than those in Thessalonica, for they
received the word with great eagerness,
examining the Scriptures daily to see
whether these things were so.
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  Humbly and Honestly Search
        The Scriptures
Act 17:12 Therefore many of them believed,
along with a number of prominent Greek
women and men.




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  Humbly and Honestly Search
        The Scriptures
Gal 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from
heaven, should preach to you a gospel
contrary to what we have preached to you,
he is to be accursed!




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  Humbly and Honestly Search
        The Scriptures
1Co 4:6 Now these things, brethren, I have
figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for
your sakes, so that in us you may learn not
to exceed what is written, so that no one of
you will become arrogant in behalf of one
against the other.




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  Humbly and Honestly Search
        The Scriptures
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits to see whether they are
from God, because many false prophets
have gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God:
every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ
has come in the flesh is from God;


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  Humbly and Honestly Search
        The Scriptures
1Jn 4:3 and every spirit that does not
confess Jesus is not from God; this is the
spirit of the antichrist, of which you have
heard that it is coming, and now it is already
in the world.




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  Humbly and Honestly Search
        The Scriptures
2Th 2:15 So then, brethren, stand firm and
hold to the traditions which you were taught,
whether by word of mouth or by letter from
us.




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  Examine Ourselves To See If
   We Are Applying Scriptures
2Co 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are
in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you
not recognize this about yourselves, that
Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail
the test?




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  Examine Ourselves To See If
   We Are Applying Scriptures
1Co 9:26 Therefore I run in such a way, as
not without aim; I box in such a way, as not
beating the air;
1Co 9:27 but I discipline my body and make
it my slave, so that, after I have preached to
others, I myself will not be disqualified.



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  Examine Ourselves To See If
   We Are Applying Scriptures
Mat 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears
these words of Mine and acts on them, may
be compared to a wise man who built his
house on the rock.
Mat 7:25 "And the rain fell, and the floods
came, and the winds blew and slammed
against that house; and yet it did not fall, for
it had been founded on the rock.

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  Examine Ourselves To See If
   We Are Applying Scriptures
Mat 7:26 "Everyone who hears these words
of Mine and does not act on them, will be
like a foolish man who built his house on the
sand.
Mat 7:27 "The rain fell, and the floods
came, and the winds blew and slammed
against that house; and it fell--and great was
its fall."

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            Self Deception
Causes
1. We justify disobedience by using wrong
   standard of behavior
2. We fail to apply the right standard of
   Scriptures to ourselves
Remedy
1. Humbly and honestly search the
   Scriptures
2. Examine ourselves to see if we are
   applying Scriptures                    31

				
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