July 5, 2022

Category: deception

Wisdom, Credibility & The Only Way To Find Truth
apologetics, Christian, deception, discipleship, inoculation, Philosophy, truth

Wisdom, Credibility & The Only Way To Find Truth

Join me, if you would, and think about a magician’s act, who’s not mesmerized by the “trickery”? We all know the card tricks, “death defying” antics, and captivating“disappearing” and then “reappearing” moves are basically misdirection, sleight of hand and skill. Simply: a type of deception we like. Try sleight of hand on small children, they […]

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What Are Cultic Type Groups And Why Is There “Trouble In Amish Paradise”?
apologetics, Bible, brainwash, Christian, Cult, deception, discipleship, education, inoculation, mind control, religion, true Christian

What Are Cultic Type Groups And Why Is There “Trouble In Amish Paradise”?

Cults vs. Cultic type Groups We have been talking about spotting deception for a number of posts now, and there’s more to come. However, here’s a ripe example of how a little knowledge can help prevent deception: understanding the cults and, specifically for this post, cultic groups. While many abuse the word “cult” without proper […]

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3 Essential Tools to Build Your ‘Mental Filter’ In The Art Of Deception Prevention
apologetics, Bible, brainwash, Christian, deception, discipleship, education, inoculation, knowledge

3 Essential Tools to Build Your ‘Mental Filter’ In The Art Of Deception Prevention

Should Christians approve same-sex marriage? This was the question that one book author was trying to address. His answer was in the affirmative. While I only got through the first chapter or two, what I read stunned me. What struck me was not his arguments or even his position, he did not bring anything new […]

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apologetics, Bible, Christ-like, Christian, conversation, deception, discipleship, evangelism, exegesis, knowledge, self-refuting statements

Six Concerning “Christian” Ideas, And What The Bible Says About Them

A recent conversation got me concerned. The ideas were not new to me, but what was interesting was the volley of ideas that kept coming, kept coming without biblical justification. A Christian of a number of years, explained it is not good when Christians have “head knowledge”. In other-words, we should not study the Bible […]

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apologetics, Bible, brainwash, Christian, deception, reason, religion, self-refuting statements, traditions, wisdom

How To Spot Deception and Prevent Yourself From Being Swayed by Illicit Arguments (Post 2)

The Maxim I Like Most catch phrases concern me, especially when one uses them at whim without reflection and deep background knowledge of the meaning and potential pitfalls. However, there is one I kind of like. Penned by nineteenth century Alexander Campbell, this maxim address Christian religious authority: “Where the Bible speaks, we speak; where […]

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apologetics, Bible, brainwash, Christian, deception, Jesus, leadership, traditions

How To Spot Deception and Prevent Yourself From Being Swayed by Illicit Arguments (Post 1)

Adding to the Scripture If one does not hold the Bible as the ultimate authority and from God, there are greater concerns then what I’m about to address. However, I assume you hold the Bible to be foundational. I’m very concerned when people, Christians, elevate other concepts to biblical level. Or as Jesus put it […]

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apologetics, deception, education, students

WRONG!

The new school year is here – so you want to raise an agnostic you ask? How about an atheist? Maybe a rebel? Now, I’m not saying these all fall into the same category, however, instruction of each are similar. There’re many things one can do, but here’s some ideas for starters. Peers Make sure he’s always […]

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