To be unaware of certain kingdom matters is not the same as being deceived. All believers grow in grace but those who designate any set of teachings as exclusively Christ’s priorities are definitely not among the elect.
The devil the beast deceive the whole world. The elect are rescued from their grasp.
We have seen that this is how a semi-literate clergy keeps people in the dark and captive to their shallow slogans, quasi-prophecies, elitist goals, and miracles. They pick some (even irrelevant) biblical ideas and make a great fuss about them and convince people to join them. Very often the convincing is done through signs and wonders – often contrived- and not through Christian interpretation of the texts.
We have heard the one about “victory over sin” as if Christ did not come to save us from sin. Here are a few other distractions.
- God’s inability to resurrect believers who eat animal flesh, as if food and drink command us to God.
- Gentiles are now clean but the animals on the Mosaic taboo list are not
- The new covenant is the old (Sinai) covenant
For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Matthew 24:24
A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers. John 10:5