Personally, I believe that God’s people should be the wisest on planet earth! “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). Yet, in some ways Christians can be the most susceptible to being taken advantage of! Why is that?
Christians who have the wrong perspective are easily led astray to their own destruction. Those who are enamored with the miraculous, focused on appearances, and believe someone is legit just because they carry a Bible and say they speak for Jesus, are ripe for the picking!
There is one (Satan) who is very crafty and very skilled in the art of deception. He has workers that infiltrate the world and even the church. Just like Satan, they are interested in wreaking havoc, causing division, and destroying ALL people as well as God’s plan. In fact, the whole world system is under his control!
To live successfully, and to not be taken advantage of, you need to know what to look for. In this next section, we will look at some real practical aspects of identifying spiritual phonies who should be avoided. They look “oh so good”, but they are “oh so dangerous!”