How To Avoid Deception!

GREAT PROPHECY TIPS

HOW TO UNMASK DECEPTION

"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Isaiah 8:20. The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their safeguard against the influence of false teachers and the delusive power of spirits of darkness. Satan employs every possible device to prevent men from obtaining a knowledge of the Bible; for its plain utterances reveal his deceptions."

ALL MIRACLES MUST BE TESTED

"The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Anti Christ is to perform his marvelous works in our sight. So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. By their testimony every statement and every miracle must be tested."

CHOOSE TO BE MEN AND WOMEN OF HONOR!!

"None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict. To every soul will come the searching test: shall I obey God rather than men? The decisive hour is even now at hand."

All quotes are excerpts from the Great Controversy e-series

Lance Ryan is a lifelong bible student who works with Christian and non- Christian truth seekers wishing to understand a deeper revelation of the Bible through prophecy. For more information e-mail [email protected]

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