By its very nature, deception is a condition that is undetected by the victim. This means any one of us can be deceived and not recognize it.
This is something I've experienced firsthand. Even being commendably bright and well educated, when my life came to a point of crisis, I was forced to realize all that I believed—all that I'd based my life upon—was false. That's not to say everything I believed was 100% a lie. Rather there was enough truth in what I believed to make it convincing. However, whenever the whole truth is tainted with the smallest portion of lies, it is no longer truth.
What we believe—what we trust as truth—is the bedrock of our faith. What we believe to be truth, whether it is or not, directly impacts our faith. If our faith is faulty, it will be revealed for what it is when it is challenged.
As I've said before, faith is a lot like automobile insurance. It must be fully in place before there's a collision. Seeking to purchase auto insurance after an accident does no good.
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Pamela Christian is an award-winning author and host of Faith to Live By podcast on Charisma Podcast Network and of the Faith to Live By internet television show. She is certified in apologetics (Biola), is recognized as an international apostle and evangelist and awarded an honorary doctorate of divinity from the HSBN International Fellowship of Ministries Apostolic Center. Her favorite passion is to speak in person. To book Pam or learn more, visit Pamela Christian Ministries website.
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