Saints, "IF" we LOVE GOD, we MUST "keep HIS commandments" (John 14:15)!
GOD "KNEW" from the creation of the world Satan would use HIS WORD to LOSE SOULS (Revelation 22:18-19):! Did Satan not "use HIS WORDS" with Eve when he "beguiled her" by saying "You shall not surely die" (physically)? Didn't he tell her "half-truths?" He never mentioned the "spiritual death" did he? THE SAME IT IS WITH "RELIGION!" "Half-truths!"
Ephesians 6:13 tells us to "put on the WHOLE ARMOR of GOD!" II Timothy 2:15 also told us to "...rightly divide the WORD of TRUTH."
Again, "IF" we LOVE the LORD, we MUST "keep HIS commandments" (John 14:15) and HIS "LAST" commandment BEFORE ascending into heaven (Acts 1:9) was to "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for the HELP from the HOLY SPIRIT "which we had heard from HIM" in John 14:26 and 16:13 which is the 'ONLY' "personal relationship" and/or 'COMMUNICATION LINE' with GOD!
Therefore, "the most valuable tool (aka "ONLY TOOL") for knowing God" is the HOLY SPIRIT'S anointing or being "born again" (John 3:7)! DId not GOD say in Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10 and 10:16 that HE would "put HIS law in our hearts and minds?" How can HE if we have not OBEYED HIS "LAST" commandment to acquire THE COMMUNICATION LINE? "IF" we "obey," how "can a person be 'insecure' in knowing the culture today has not diluted The Word of God?" Did JESUS not PROMISE in John 14:26 that HE would "lead and guide us into "ALL" truth?" Doesn't that include 'LIES' entwined in HIS WORD (Leviticus 10:10)? You don't think HE has the POWER to do this?
THE 'ONLY WAY' one can "be deceived into following the wrong path" is by NOT following the recipe (aka law/commandments) for the "anointing" or NOT "keeping HIS commandments!" It's in Scripture! READ IT!
BEFORE HE ascended (Acts 1:9) HE asked disciples (us) to "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for HELP PROMISED (John 14:26; 16:13) through which HE would be able to "put his law in our hearts and minds" (Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10;10:16) through the POWER (Acts 1:9) of the HOLY SPIRIT as HE did the disciples on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 1:2)! I didn't "dream this up!" IT IS WRITTEN!
Yes, the sly old dog Satan is ELATED! He has used RELIGION as his greatest weapon to LOSE SOULS and continues to do so only because we are too lazy to take a moment to "STUDY" HIS WORD!
LORD HAVE MERCY on us!