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Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, Jesus and the early Church advocated a Daily ministration for the needy of the Christian community that was dependent on Charity alone. The early Christian community was not like the system of Corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Nor was their daily bread provided like the free bread of Rome. The early Church appointed by Jesus and the Congregation they served in mutual love was a free "government of, by, and for the people" operating according to the perfect law of liberty as Christ commanded. It was their practice of Pure Religion that brought them into a Christian conflict with Public religion and the Covetous Practices of the World.

Many Deceived

According to 2 John 1:7 there are "many deceivers" in the world. Are there also many who will be deceived?

In Luke 21:8 we are told that many shall come in name of Christ but they are not of Him who was the Christ, the Anointed. In Matthew 24:5, Matthew 24:11 and Mark 13:6 we are told that they shall "deceive many.

The Bible tells us in Revelation 12:9  that the  whole world would be in danger of being deceived. In Matthew 24:24 we are told that "false Christs, and false prophets" would arise deceiving almost everyone with "great signs and wonders". Their deception would be so great that they would even deceive the "very elect" if it were possible.

In Matthew 7:22 Jesus says that "Many will say" they believe in the Lord Jesus and claim to prophesy in His name and do many wonderful works but Jesus will claim that He  never knew them and call them the workers of iniquity.

Certainly we are not deceived? Certainly we have faith? We say we believe and we are told by some that is all we need to do ...right?

But what do Peter, Paul, James and John actually tell us?


Peter[1], Paul[2], James[3] and John[4]all warned the New Covenant Church that what they were doing and not doing would reveal the truth of their claim to faith. Paul warned people to test their faith[5] to make sure they were not deceived.

Even John warns that we need to walk according to what Jesus showed us and confess our sins if we are to be cleansed of unrighteousness.[6] John even gives the keeping of the commandments as the rod by which we measure the truth of our faith.[7] And those who do not keep the commandments are a liar and Christ is not in them.[8] Over and over John repeats that he that "doeth not righteousness" is not born again of Christ and the Father.[9] And John warns us that we may not only be deceived but may deceive ourselves [10] warning us of the many false teachers who are "out in the world".[11]

The Bible from the beginning warns[12] and continues those warnings throughout the New Testament that many will be decieved thinking they are believers while in truth they are workers of iniquity.[13] Because these warnings are ignored by the modern Church, the welfare of a foolish[14] society has become a snare.

  • “It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.”[15]

I hear lots of people claiming Jesus as their Lord but Jesus said it was not those who say "Lord, Lord" but those who doeth the will of the Father. I do not see protestants nor Catholics doing what early Christians were doing nor what Christ told them to do. I actually see them doing lot of things Jesus aid not to do and condemned the Pharisees for doing. If the people eat at the table of Caesar who exercises authority to provide them their free bread then it is Caesar who is their Lord. If the people eat at the table of Caesar who exercises authority to provide them their free bread then it is Caesar who is their Lord.

Where is the Eucharist of our Father who art in heaven who gives us our daily bread?



Beware of gift

Capitalism works best in a society where people love their neighbor as themselves, where the State is superfluous because the power of the State remains in the hands of the individual as God intended. The individual, as a natural inhabitant, can only remain free in a state of nature as long as he remains virtuous. Capitalism does not dictate virtue. Greed or charity remain a choice in a free society. Socialism always brings an end to virtue with the empowerment of the State because it is the stumblingblock of Balaam.
“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great Security”[16] In a republic of noble and virtuous souls there are few affairs of the people that are not taken care of by the people for the people.


"Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?" Isaiah 40:21

There are gifts of God and man.


Plutarch said “The real destroyers of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”

But Proverbs 19:6 tells us the same thing, "Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man [is] a friend to him that giveth gifts."


Polybius said "The masses continue with an appetite for benefits and the habit of receiving them by way of a rule of force and violence. The people, having grown accustomed to feed at the expense of others and to depend for their livelihood on the property of others... institute the rule of violence; and now uniting their forces massacre, banish, and plunder, until they degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch."

This rule of violence and plunder is the same we hear about in Matthew 11:12 "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." and in Luke 16:16 "The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it." The Repentance associated with the act of Baptism was turning away from these Covetous systems of the Welfare of the World and going back to The Way of Fervent Charity with the Eucharist of Christ.

The wages of unrighteousness offered by men brings the rights and liberty of man[17] given by God to nothing and their right to judge to confusion.[18]

The gifts of God which set men free[19] come to those who will walk the Way of God.[20]

The Paul the Apostle wrote to a number of Early Christian communities in Galatia, "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another." Galatians 5:13-15

When Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 8:9 "But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak." the word "liberty" is the same word Paul uses in Romans 13.

The same word we see as power in Romans 13 is translated right in Hebrews 13:10[21] and Revelation 22:14[22]

Have we lost that liberty granted by God by neglecting our natural and moral responsibility that is correlative to those God given rights?

Peter made it clear in 2 Peter 2:3, "And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."

Peter not only warned us that desiring benefits at the expense of others would make us human resources what he calls merchandise but he warned us in 2 Peter 2:14 about those covetous practices entangling them back in the yoke of bondage and cursing our children:

"Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:" 2 Peter 2:14

He tells us that the debt of those Divers lust for the benefits of the world at the expense of others would curse our children.

David warned us in Psalms 69:22, "Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap."

And Paul reminded us again in Romans 11:9 that "... David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:"

This stumblingblock was that we would learn to eat at tables set with the bounty of the compelled sacrifices of institutions made by men who called themselves Benefactors that ruled over the people with and exercising authority and is explained in Revelation 2:14 "But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication."

Proverbs 23 warns us about the table of men who exercise authority one over the other "When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat."

If the ruler is your Benefactor he will only give you what he takes from others. To desire the Benefits is to Covet and that will change.

What are these benefits today?

Those benefits include everything from Public Schools to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards which is an electronic system that allows state welfare departments to issue benefits via a magnetically encoded payment card, used in the United States and the United Kingdom like Rome did with their Tesserae of the Beast of Revelation?

We were told by God in Exodus 20:17 "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s."

Jesus commented on the evil of covetousness and where it comes from in Mark 7:20-23, "...That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."

These are the things he called us to repent of in Matthew 4:17 when he first "... began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." and in Mark 1:15 when He said "... The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." but warned us in Luke 13:3 that "... except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."

He warned the ministers that systems of Corban like the one they created for their social welfare made the word of God to none effect.

Jesus told us not to look to Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other.

He told us not to pray to Fathers of the earth but only our Father who is in Heaven.

He told us to keep the commandments including the one about not coveting anything that is our neighbors if we want Eternal life. And when 1 John 2 talked about the "propitiation for our sins", he reminded us that "... hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked."

Real Christians would not desire the benefits of men who call themselves Benefactors nor pray to the Fathers of the earth like Modern Christians do. They would be led to gather together in a living Network that provided a Daily ministration of Charity for one another according to the Perfect law of liberty. They would strive to keep His commandments by being Doers of His word in a Living Network of Love.

Israel in the Bondage of Egypt were literally employed by the Pharaoh who provided free bread like the Romans in the form of Public Welfare which was Public religion. They had to pay their tale of bricks to the Pharaoh but learn to gleen in the field at night to obtain their benefits. This is why God hardened the heart of the Pharaoh during the plagues so they could learn The Way of God. So it was not enough to stop taking the benefits but they needed to learn to provide them by faith, hope and charity through a system of Corban that made the word of God to effect.

Jesus said nothing different to the early Church. When he said give to Caesar what is Caesar and to God what is God's he was saying pay your tale of bricks. He even warned to be friends with the unrighteous Mammon explaining that it would fail. Those who cheat one master you will likely cheat the next.[23]

We are in bondage because of Covetous Practices and Slothfulness. We are devoured because we or our natural parents took bites out of one another in these Covetous Practices which made us a Surety for debt in an unrighteous Mammon.. We must Repent and seek the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.

Where and what is true Christian fellowship?
Where and what is the true Eucharist of Christ?
Where and what is the Living Network of the faithful?
Where and what is the Communion of Saints?
Where and how do the people practice Pure Religion?
Where and who are the people that attend to the Weightier matters?


Greek Seduction

There were many ideas from the Hellenistic influences that deceived many Jews and have crept into the modern Church. Once one generation is deceived the next is cunningly coerced by the former generation because they believe what they were taught was true, but was not. Many of the Jews were already deceived because they were Hellenized by the Greeks or Judaized by the Pharisees.

While the Jews said they believed in Moses and God the Father they did not have the humility to change the way they thought and accept Jesus as the Christ who was in agreement with Moses and one with the Father. Because they did not have the humility to admit that they were deceived and under a strong delusion they remained blind.

The Greek word πλανάω planao commonly translated deceived shows up 39 times in the New testament.[24] It is from the Greek noun πλάνη plane translated error 7 times, but also to deceive, deceit, and delusion. [25] It is like the Greek word planos πλάνος which references deceivers who seduce people by misleading people or leading them into error. [26]

But there is also the words ἀπατάω apatao[27] in several forms like ἐξαπατάω exapatao, [28] ἀπάτη apate[29] and φρεναπάτης~ phrenapates[30] who is a deceiver.

πλάνος planos

Matthew 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver <4108> said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
2 Corinthians 6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers <4108>, and yet true;
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing <4108> spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 John 1:7 For many deceivers <4108> are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver <4108> and an antichrist.

πλανάω planao

Matthew 18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray <4105>, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray <4105>?
Matthew 18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went <4105> not astray <4105>.
Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err <4105>, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive<4105 > you. Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive <4105> many.
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive <4105> many.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive <4105> the very elect.
Mark 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye <4105> not therefore err <4105>, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
Mark 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do <4105> greatly err <4105>.
Mark 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive <4105> you:

Mark 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive <4105> many.

Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be <4105> not deceived <4105>: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
John 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth <4105> the people.
John 7:47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are <4105> ye also deceived <4105>?
1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be <4105> not deceived <4105>: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 Corinthians 15:33 Be <4105> not deceived <4105>: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Galatians 6:7 Be <4105> not deceived <4105>; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving <4105>, and being deceived <4105>.
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived <4105>, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Hebrews 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do <4105> alway err <4105> in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
Hebrews 5:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way <4105>; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
Hebrews 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered <4105> in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
James 1:16 Do <4105> not err <4105>, my beloved brethren.
James 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err <4105> from the truth, and one convert him;
1 Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray <4105>; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray <4105>, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive <4105> ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce <4105> you.

1 John 3:7 Little children, let <4105> no man deceive <4105> you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce <4105> my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce <4105> my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth <4105> the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth <4105> them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were <4105> all nations deceived <4105>.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived <4105> them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive <4105> the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Revelation 20:8 And shall go out to deceive <4105> the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived <4105> them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

πλάνη plane

Matthew 27:64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error <4106> shall be worse than the first.
Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error <4106> which was meet.
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive <4106>;
1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation was not of deceit <4106>, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion <4106>, that they should believe a lie:
James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error <4106> of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error <4106>.
2 Peter 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error <4106> of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error <4106>.
Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error <4106> of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.


ἀπατάω apatao

Ephesians 5:6 Let <538> no man deceive <538> you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was <538> not deceived <538>, but the woman being deceived <538> was in the transgression.
James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth <538> his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Romans 7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived <1818> me, and by it slew me.
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive <1818> the hearts of the simple.
1 Corinthians 3:18 Let <1818> no man deceive <1818> himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled <1818> Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let <1818> no man deceive <1818> you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;


Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness <539> of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness <539> of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful <539> lusts;
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit <539>, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness <539> of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness <539> of sin.
2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings <539> while they feast with you;

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers <5423>, specially they of the circumcision:





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Footnotes

  1. “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10, 11
    2 Peter 2:14 "Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; curse children:"
    2 Peter 2:3 "And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
  2. 2 Timothy 3:1 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 10 ¶ But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
    Ephesians 5:1 ¶ Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. 3 ¶ But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
    "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1 Galatians 5:15 "But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another."
    1 Corinthians 6:9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
    11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.".
  3. James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
    James 5:12 ¶ But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and [your] nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
  4. 1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
    1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
    1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
    2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
    2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
    3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth... 11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
  5. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?(The word reprobate is from adokimos meaning not standing the test, not approved) But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
  6. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  7. 1 John 2:3 ¶ And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
  8. 1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
  9. 1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
    1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
    11 ¶ For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
    1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
  10. 1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
  11. 1 John 4:1 ¶ Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
  12. Exodus 23:32, 34:12-15, 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 13:8, 17:16, Judges 2:2, 1 Samuel 8; 13:13, Proverbs 1:10-19, Proverbs 23, Psalms 69:22. See also Ezekiel 11:3-11, Micah 3:3; Exodus 16:3.
  13. Matthew 6:9, 23:9, 5:34... 20:25, Mark 10:42, Luke 4:18, 22:25, 1 Corinthians 7:21, 2 Corinthians 6:16, James 5:12, 1 Peter 2:16, Romans 7:7, 13:9, 11:9, Colossians 3:5, Hebrews 13:5, 2 Peter 2:3-14, 2 Peter 2:19, 2 Timothy 2:26,1:1, 9
  14. 1 Samuel 13:13
  15. Frederic Bastiat, 1801 – 1850, French theorist, political economist.
  16. Samuel Adams, Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 217, 1779 - letter to James Warren.
  17. Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes [are] rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
  18. Isaiah 40:23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
  19. Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men....Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
  20. Isaiah 40:27 "Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength."
  21. We have an altar, whereof they have no right <exousia> to eat which serve the tabernacle.
  22. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right <exousia> to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
  23. Luke 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
  24. 4105 ~πλανάω~ planao \@plan-ah’-o\@ from 4106; v AV-deceive 24, err 6, go astray 5, seduce 2, wander 1, be out of the way 1; 39
    1) to cause to stray, to lead astray, lead aside from the right way
    1a) to go astray, wander, roam about
    2) metaph.
    2a) to lead away from the truth, to lead into error, to deceive
    2b) to be led into error
    2c) to be led aside from the path of virtue, to go astray, sin
    2d) to sever or fall away from the truth
    2d1) of heretics
    2e) to be led away into error and sin
  25. 4106 ~πλάνη~ plane \@plan’-ay\@ from 4108 planos (as abstractly); n f AV-error 7, to deceive 1, deceit 1, delusion 1; 10
    1) a wandering, a straying about
    1a) one led astray from the right way, roams hither and thither
    2) metaphor
    2a) mental straying
    2a1) error, wrong opinion relative to morals or religion
    2b) error which shows itself in action, a wrong mode of acting
    2c) error, that which leads into error, deceit or fraud
  26. 4108 ~πλάνος~ planos \@plan’-os\@ of uncertain affinity; adj AV-deceiver 4, seducing 1; 5
    1) wandering, roving
    2) misleading, leading into error
    2a) a vagabond, "tramp," imposter
    2b) corrupter, deceiver
  27. 538 ~ἀπατάω~ apatao \@ap-at-ah’-o\@ of uncertain derivation; v AV-deceive 4; 4
    1) to cheat, beguile, deceive
  28. 1818 ~ἐξαπατάω~ exapatao \@ex-ap-at-ah’-o\@ from 1537 and 538; v AV-deceive 4, beguile 1; 5
    1) to deceive
  29. 539 ~ἀπάτη~ apate \@ap-at’-ay\@ from 538; TDNT-1:385,65; {See TDNT 82} n f AV-deceitfulness 3, deceitful 1, deceit 1, deceivableness 1, deceivings 1; 7
    1) deceit, deceitfulness
  30. 5423 ~φρεναπάτης~ phrenapates \@fren-ap-at’-ace\@ from 5424 and 539; ; n m AV-deceiver 1; 1
    1) a mind deceiver, a seducer