Truth from the Lies

The Bible is truth. But truth can be twisted, misattributed, and even show up outside the Bible. In order to know what the Bible really says, we need to read it.

Day One: Spiritual Warfare
There are two primary errors when it comes to spiritual warfare—over-emphasis and under-emphasis. Some blame every sin, every conflict, and every problem on demons that need to be cast out. Others completely ignore the spiritual realm...
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For more, see "How can I know if I am hearing God, hearing Satan, or hearing my own thoughts?"

Day Two: Cleanliness
The saying "cleanliness is next to godliness" does not appear in the Bible. The expression is an archaic proverb found in Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts. Its debut in the English language, in a modified form, is found in the writings of philosopher and scientist Sir Francis Bacon...
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Day Three: More than we can Handle
First Corinthians 10:13 says, "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it"...
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For more, see "Fear: Romans 8:28 and 1 Corinthians 10:13"

Day Four: "Come as you are"
While the concept of "come as you are," if understood correctly, is biblical, the precise phrase "come as you are" is not found in Scripture. But, again, the Bible does have a variety of verses that imply the same message, based on God's amazing grace...
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For more, see "Accepting Christ"

Day Five: Spiritual Abuse
To "abuse" is to use something or someone to bad effect or for a bad purpose, especially regularly or repeatedly. Spiritual abuse happens when a spiritual authority, such as a cult leader or abusive pastor, seeks to control individuals and ensure obedience...
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For more, see "What is spiritual manipulation?"

Day Six: Deliverance
Deliverance is defined as "a rescue from bondage or danger." Deliverance in the Bible is the acts of God whereby He rescues His people from peril. In the Old Testament, deliverance is focused primarily on God's removal of those who are in the midst of trouble or danger...
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Published 7-21-16