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Monday, January 16, 2012

THE SILLY ONES


Timothy 2:6 For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires.

“There are always weak-minded women enough in any community to give an opportunity of practicing these arts, and often the aims of the impostor and deceiver can be best secured by appealing to them.

Such women are easily flattered; they are charmed by the graceful manners of religious instructors; they lend a willing ear to anything that has the appearance of religion.” (Barnes notes)

This form of debauchery is not the exclusive property of women alone, for men also are deceived. It just happens that men are more apt to be a deceiver than women are.

I have personally seen cases where men from the outside come in and took married women away from their families. They did this all the while professing to love GOD and worship HIM. Their goal was to con the woman into believing lies they had mastered and to separate them from their faith and friends.


Naïve innocent girlimage courtesy photobucket


If this had only happened once it would be more bearable but in the small church I attended it happened several times. All the while the gospel was faithfully preached each week but it had no effect on them for they did not mix faith with it.

Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Without uniting faith with the gospel it is not effectual to the hearer.  Single women are not exempt from this deception for they may be even more susceptible to these wiles of the devil.

There ever have been artful men, who, by pretence and flatteries, creep into churches and gain the favor and confidence of those who are gullible and ignorant. The idea is that women are under the influence of sinful desires and propensities, (fantasies) and hence, are better adapted to the purposes of deceivers.

These deceivers take advantage of the church’s graciousness in welcoming strangers but mature men and women need to “Watch and pray” over these new ones. They can appear as an “Angel of light,” but underneath they are ravenous wolves seeking some Cutie they can devour.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived, they being a partaker of their own deception.

The last thing we need is a suspicious mind that goes about being mistrustful of everyone, yet this is the perfect time to watch and pray and let GOD reveal illicit circumstances should they exist.

This Post is linked with Laura’s “Play dates with God.”

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