We know that God made the evil and the good…..just as he made the rain to fall on the just and the unjust, but even deception plays a part in his overall plan for man as he made the deceiver and the deceived! “With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his”.(Job 12:16). For those who refuse to believe the truth of God , he will send them strong delusion so they can believe a lie then. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
The devil loves it when people don’t even believe he exists in the world, but not only does he exist he makes sure to work overtime to deceive as many as he can. He wants to destroy anything which even resembles the goodness of God! He deceives in such a way that he can even turn himself into an angel of light. “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light”.(2 Corinthians 11:14).
Believe it or not there are those who do not believe that Christ was upon the earth in the flesh and these are those who are deceived and will say they are a Christian, yet we are told if a person does not believe Christ was here in the flesh are not of God but are considered of antichrist! We are not even suppose to associate with such a person if we truly love and know Christ. (2 John:7-10).
Paul spoke of the slyness of false teachers, and he saw it fit to be more proper to serve God and his way other than man’s way’s. “As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel that was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ”.(Galatians 1:9-12).
When we look around us even today, as in the time of Christs time, all the wickedness and evil, is it any wonder Christ had to cast out demons? “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him, all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them”.(Matthew 4:23,24).
The devil is sly and he is not in this earth to praise God, but to destroy anything that has to do with him! DON’T BE DECEIVED………………..(John 10:10)………(Galatians 6:7-9).