Why People Are So Easily Deceived

By David J. Stewart | July 2017

John 8:45, “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.”

       Our text Bible verse is amazing! Our Lord Jesus Christ told His Jewish audience that the reason why they wouldn't believe Him, is because HE WAS TELLING THEM THE TRUTH. Think about that! Why oh why would a person, or group of people, not want to believe someone who is telling them THE TRUTH? Volumes of books have been written on this very subject. Human beings are a strange bunch indeed.

While researching today I found an interesting website called GRethexis, which is dedicated to promoting the values of the ancient Greek world, to benefit our everyday life in these modern times. In an article titled, “Why Do People Believe In Lies So Easily?,” the author gives the following reasons (I agree completely with all of them)...

5 Reasons Why People So Easily Believe Lies:

  1. THEY LIKE BEING FLATTERED
  2. THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE
  3. SOMEONE THEY TRUST SAID IT
  4. TRUTH SCARES THEM
    1. Even the most gullible ones, have some doubts from time to time, most likely, when the same person has fooled them dozens of times. But even when that happens, they do everything they can to overcome these doubts and suspicions. Why is that? Because, when they start examining facts and arguments, there is a chance they’ll prove that they have wrongly believed in lies and liars all that time. Making peace with this awkward truth is a lot of trouble, and they know it. To hell then with clues and evidence! They don’t want to get in the uncomfortable state of disenchantment, of accepting that their expectations were faulty. That they have been tricked. They’ll keep believing this crook. As a financially dependent wife would do with her husband; she’ll keep believing he was on a business trip even when she sees the red marks on his shirt.
  5. THEY HEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR
    1. Research has shown that people tend to avoid information that contradicts their beliefs or way of thinking. And this can be done in two ways, actively and passively. Actively means that they will choose which articles to read, to ignore the speech of a politician they don’t support, and generally to select the information they will consume. Passively means re-interpreting the information you receive if it runs counter your beliefs, judging it or adapting it to match your opinion so that you won’t have to doubt your own thinking. Opting for information that corresponds to your own views is easy and safe. People, who want the illusion of safety, build an impervious wall around them blocking all information that could question their opinion. [emphasis added]

READ MORE: http://www.grethexis.com/people-believe-lies-easily

I lieu of the preceding accurate information, I am particularly reminded of today's raging battle in the churches over the inspiration and purity of the Word of God. Today's average churchgoer is extremely naive, gullible and indifferent toward THE TRUTH. I included some expanded quotes for reasons 4 and 5 above, because these reasons in particular apply to the tens-of-millions of deceives churchgoers worldwide, who've bought into the Devil's lie of the modern Bible PERversions. The Devil is the father of the corrupt Alexandrian Greek manuscripts, upon which nearly every new Bible revisions has been horribly translated.

Think about it, if you were the Devil, wouldn't you do everything in your power to corrupt, change and remove the Word of God from the lives of men? Sure you would, and Satan has been doing his darndest for millenniums to rid the world of the inspired Word of God. If Satan can't totally eradicate the Holy Bible, then he tries to ban it. If Satan can't ban the Holy Bible, then he tries to change and corrupt it. And if Satan cannot eliminate or corrupt the Word of God, then he leads men to question it... “Yea, hath God said?” (Genesis 3:1b).

There are churchgoers all across the world, who are afraid to seek the truth and act upon it, so they avoid the truth, choosing rather to go along to get along with bad pastors, counterfeit Bible versions, a false gospel and a lukewarm apostate church...

“Because, when they start examining facts and arguments, there is a chance they’ll prove that they have wrongly believed in lies and liars all that time. Making peace with this awkward truth is a lot of trouble, and they know it. To hell then with clues and evidence! They don’t want to get in the uncomfortable state of disenchantment, of accepting that their expectations were faulty. That they have been tricked.”

READ MORE: http://www.grethexis.com/people-believe-lies-easily

And so sadly, multitudes of Bible colleges and churches have been deceived by the Devil, voluntarily. Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof.” Today's horrible churches are just as much to blame as today's horrible pastors. If your church hires a false prophet, or a shady character who straddles-the-fence doctrinally, then you get what you deserve... A LAODICEAN CHURCH!!! (Revelation 3:15-16).

Books could be written, and have been written, concerning the five preceding reasons why people so easily believe lies. Point 5 really hits home...

“Research has shown that people tend to avoid information that contradicts their beliefs or way of thinking. And this can be done in two ways, actively and passively.”

READ MORE: http://www.grethexis.com/people-believe-lies-easily

Yes Sir, that is absolutely true! It is in our stubborn human nature to resist change, and that includes resistance to accept THE TRUTH. John 8:45, “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” Many of the Jews in the New Testament believed on Christ, but were afraid of the Pharisees, lest they be excommunicated for associating with the name of Jesus (John 12:42-43). The truth scared them. The Lord Jesus introduced truths into the wayward Jewish culture that went contrary to the salvation by works message of the Pharisees (Romans 10:3-4). Jesus wasn't teaching some new strange doctrine, for Moses and all the prophets foretold of Christ's coming. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”

The Lord's truth telling contradicted the heresy being taught by the unsaved, self-righteous, Pharisees and Sadducees. And for speaking THE TRUTH, the Jews believed Him not (John 8:45). They believed Him not for fear of suffering reproach for the name of Jesus. They only heard what they wanted to hear. They looked up to the Pharisees, trusting them, because they were the official teachers over Israel. The people didn't want to be outside the gate with Jesus, so they didn't believe the Lord. Likewise, churchgoers today (I fear most are unsaved because of the heresy of Lordship Salvation), don't want suffer persecution for the name of Jesus. They don't want to be put outside the gate with the Lord. They don't want to be ridiculed and labeled as being part of that “King James Bible ONLY cult.”

Bless God, I'm eternally grateful for the King James Bible, and if that makes me part of a cult, then so be it. My friend, think about how silly the accusation of being in a “cult” is. God only wrote ONE BIBLE! Does that make me a cult member for sincerely believing that God has preserved that ONE BOOK, as He promised to do in Psalms 12:6-7? Of course not. In Psalms 12:6-7, God promised to preserve His very pure Word unto every generation. Check and you will see, that EVERY modern Alexandrian-based Bible version, changes Psalm 12:7 to errantly say that God preserves the saints instead of His very pure words. This is gross theological incompetence in the modern PERversions!!! The ugly truth is that in order to obtain a legal copyright from the U.S. government, so they can sell their new corrupt version, they MUST make numerous changes which differ substantially from all existing Bible versions. You can easily verify what I say by searching through the various versions available online, seeing how they all slightly (and oftentimes drastically) alter God's Word. They corrupt God's Word, handling the Word of God deceitfully, for filthy lucre's sake.
 

Building Up a Wall of Resistance Against the Truth

Again, books could be written concerning the five preceding reasons why people so easily believe LIES. How strange it is that pastors, churches and Bible colleges are amongst THE MOST DECEIVED group of people in the world today...

“Research has shown that people tend to avoid information that contradicts their beliefs or way of thinking. And this can be done in two ways, actively and passively.”

READ MORE: http://www.grethexis.com/people-believe-lies-easily

Bob Jones UniversityThis is why the lukewarm Moody Bible Institute and Bob Jones University camp today won't stand for the purity of God's Word. They promote and even sell two different, contradictory Greek texts (i.e., the Textus Receptus verses the Alexandrian text). Folks, God only authored ONE BOOK!!! Bob Jones and Moody are selling and supporting Bibles from TWO DIFFERENT SOURCES!!! The man with two watches never knows what time it is. How can you know the score in a ballgame if there are four different scores? Likewise, the man with two Bibles DOESN'T know what the truth is. I've had numerous professed Christians from the Bob Jones camp scold me for telling THE TRUTH!!! They believe me not because I am telling them THE TRUTH. Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

Respectfully, why won't Bob Jones University, their president and their graduates seek and tell THE TRUTH? Why won't Moody Bible Institute seek and tell THE TRUTH? Why won't Baylor University seek and tell THE TRUTH? Why won't the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary seek and tell THE TRUTH? I could name a thousand apostate religious institutions. It is for the 5 preceding reasons. They blindly trust their mentors, pastors and college professors, going along with what they hear taught, regarding not THE TRUTH. They are afraid of being ostracized and shunned away by peers for straying from the common consensus (the herd mentality). The following quote, which is from the 5 reasons stated earlier, has Bob Jones University and their graduate's names written all over it...

“Opting for information that corresponds to your own views is easy and safe. People, who want the illusion of safety, build an impervious wall around them blocking all information that could question their opinion.”

READ MORE: http://www.grethexis.com/people-believe-lies-easily

I couldn't have said it better myself. That is why I have been excommunicated, shunned and driven away by a local independent Baptist church on Guam (aka, the Bob Jones crowd) since 2014, after I handed the senior pastor the TRUTHFUL book by Dr. Al Lacy titled, “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible!” Boy, that opened a Pandora's Box!!!

I know the Lord is proud of me, and will reward ands honor me in eternity; but the Bob Jones crowd will be put to shame, lose their rewards, be rebuked and be punished for being false witnesses! Proverb 19:5, “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.”

New World Order Bible Versions (awesome 1:46 hour movie by Pastor Steven Anderson)

The NIV: An “In-Depth” Documentation Of Apostasy (.pdf book, Dr. Peter S. Ruckman)

“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God! —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's masterpiece.”

BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)

The Blood Sprinkled Book! (Listen to the awesome MP3 sermon by Dr. Al Lacy)

Most independent Baptist churches errantly deny the inspiration of the King James Bible. Instead they ignorantly claim that ONLY the original autographs of the Scriptures were inspired by God, and at best today we only have a preserved copy that is less than perfect). Since there are NO original autographs available today, effectively they are claiming that we do not have the VERY PURE words of God almighty! Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.”

“It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” —Mark Twain

Most preachers quote 2nd Corinthians 4:4 about Satan being the god of this evil world and blinding the unsaved, but they overlook the first few verses that warn against DECEITFULLY HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD. The Alexandrian-based Bible versions, which include nearly every modern Bible revision, DECEITFULLY HANDLE THE WORD OF GOD!!! They corrupt it! They change it! They alter it! And then they sell it to make money off their nefarious deeds...

2nd Corinthians 4:1-4, “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Are you seeing it my friend? The Devil has effectively BLINDED THE MINDS of unbelievers, with the corrupting new Bible versions that pervert the Gospel, to hinder them from being saved. Many tares have crept into the churches, trying to convince everyone that the Devil's Bible versions still contain the Gospel, but THEY DON NOT!!! Please read my recent article, “The Fallacy of Thinking People Can Be Saved Through the Modern Alexandrian Bible Versions.” If you are dumb, the Devil has a new Bible version for you too!!!

Proverb 19:5, “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.” The yuppie-type corrupt Bob Jones crowd will be held accountable by God, for promoting corruptible seed (i.e., Alexandrian fake Bible versions), and for tolerating the Devil's lies (i.e., Alexandrian theology; such as, Lordship Salvation), and for pulling on the same rope as the Devil. While psuedo independent Baptists from the Bob Jones and Moody camp court their darling false prophets, like Ravi Zacharias, John MacArthur and Stephen Davey, I am shunned and mistreated as an enemy because I am telling THE TRUTH. Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Proverb 19:5, “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.”

“Brother Castle, do you believe the King James translators were inspired?
No, they were led. The words were already inspired.”
Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the needful MP3 sermon, Lets Get Our hearts Right!

THE CONSPIRACY OF THE ALEXANDRIAN CULT (awesome KJB defense by Dr. Ruckman)

Modern Bible PERversions Use Same Alexandrian Text As Jehovah's Witnesses

“If America does not wake up, her tombstone will read, 'She died because her pastors substituted visions, prophecies, dreams, man’s words, and tongues for the Words of God.'” —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., “Do We Have An Every Word Bible In 2017?

DO WE HAVE AN EVERY WORD BIBLE IN 2017?

“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible—You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable! You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people—All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, Don't Chase The Pendulum (1986).

Dr. James Sightler: Defender Of The Inspiration Of The King James Bible!

“Every word in this Bible is inspired by God almighty!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “A Friend At Midnight.”)

Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”

“The only inspired Words of God are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)

The Alexandrian Cult Exposed (MP3 by Dr. Peter Ruckman, 1921-2016)

For emphasis I'd like to reiterate a couple truths from the preceding helpful article on why people are so easily deceived...

“Research has shown that people tend to avoid information that contradicts their beliefs or way of thinking. And this can be done in two ways, actively and passively.”

READ MORE: http://www.grethexis.com/people-believe-lies-easily

This explains why the Bob Jones crowd and their graduates turn a deaf ear toward truth-tellers like me, who have nobly befriended them with THE TRUTH. Not too long ago, I was listening to the religious radio station of a local independent Baptist church (they employee several dozen BJU graduates in their religious school with about 1,000 students). I heard a guest evangelist, Tom Ferrell, teach that a friend helps a friend to see. Ironically, those hypocritical pastors (of that same church) kicked me out the door, and have shunned me away since 2014, because of my King James Bible ONLY stance. They literally called me and Dr. Jack Hyles and Dr. Al Lacy, “a cult” for preaching against the Alexandrian Bible PERversions. In February of 2017, the senior pastor referred to me as one of their “enemies” in an e-mail. THOSE SHAMEFUL PASTORS ARE THE ENEMIES OF GOD!!!

THE BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Hyles; The Alexandrian Bible crowd are God's enemies!)

They are of the Devil. GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!! GET BEHIND ME YOU SATANIC BOB JONES CROWD!!! GET BEHIND ME YOU SATANIC BAPTIST PASTORS, WHO ARE THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND. You will all fall into the ditch!!! ...

Research has shown that people tend to avoid information that contradicts their beliefs or way of thinking. And this can be done in two ways, actively and passively. ... Opting for information that corresponds to your own views is easy and safe. People, who want the illusion of safety, build an impervious wall around them blocking all information that could question their opinion.”

READ MORE: http://www.grethexis.com/people-believe-lies-easily

Churches (including independent Baptists) worldwide are afraid to learn THE TRUTH, because then they are obligated to act upon that truth. Baptists today are like the immature chief rulers, who believed on Jesus but DID NOT CONFESS HIM, for fear of being shunned, persecuted and rejected by the Pharisees (i.e., the popular religious crowd - See John 12:42-43). It requires nothing to go along to get along with ecumenical apostasy. There's no price to pay for selling out! Compromisers make more money! Sellouts have no real enemies. I am the BEST FRIEND that corrupted independent Baptists have, because I AM TELLING THEM THE TRUTH!!! The Bob Jones University and Northland Baptist Bible College crowd hate me, despise me, shun me away and ridicule me for SPEAKING THE TRUTH; but the Lord Jesus Christ is very pleased with me for STANDING ALONE against them (which is emotionally painful to do). Ephesians 6:13, “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

I wrote some heartfelt poetry today (July 6, 2017) for the Bob Jones University and Northland Baptist Bible College crowd...

While I suffer reproach for Jesus' name, they loaf on their spiritual couch in shame;
While I pray for those men the truth to search, they are merely playing church.
While they prosper in their lukewarm disgrace, I am faithfully running the race;
While I earnestly contend for the faith, they foolishly spit in God's face!

SOURCE: a heartfelt truthful poem by David J. Stewart; July 6, 2017.

I like that poem, because it is THE TRUTH!!! Any religious college or church that supports the corrupt Alexandrian Bible versions (i.e., all modern perverted Bible revisions) is pulling on the same rope as the Devil, helping hinder men from believing THE GOSPEL!!!

Have you believed a lie my friend? Where do you fit into the equation? How do the FIVE reasons given for, “Why People Are So Easily Deceived,” relate to you? There is NOTHING more important than THE TRUTH. John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto THE TRUTH. Every one that is of THE TRUTH heareth my voice” [emphasis added]. I am of THE TRUTH!!! I hear the Lord's VOICE because I am OF THE TRUTH!!! John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, THE TRUTH, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” [emphasis added]. Today's shallow churchgoers, shameful pastors, apostate religious institutions, sinister ministers, preacher's cemeteries and evangelists of doom, are not OF THE TRUTH. The King James Bible ONLY crowd are OF THE TRUTH!!! The easy-believism crowd are OF THE TRUTH!!! The faithful believers who expose the satanic Alexandrian Bible versions are OF THE TRUTH!!! The faithful Christians who refute the Devil's heresy of Lordship Salvation are OF THE TRUTH!!!

The sad TRUTH is that churchgoers and pastors today WANT TO BE DECEIVED. Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof.” Where are the 7,000 faithful knees who have not bowed to Baal today? It's Time To Come Out Of The Closet! (awesome MP3 sermon by Dr. Hyles). The King James Bible is under relentless attack, where are the 7,000??? Have you been deceived? Have you believed a lie?

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS (by Pastor John Cereghin)

The Alexandrian Cult Exposed! (MP3 by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman)

How Bob Jones University and Their Graduates are Helping Damn People to Hell with False Bibles

BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)


“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
—2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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