2 Timothy 3:13 – Word study.

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” 2 Timothy 3:13

This is an interesting verse to do a word study on. I had no idea what the word ‘seducers’ actually meant until I saw it in a different version and looked it up. (It’s also important to look up words we think we know the meaning of because the world has changed many definitions over the years. Unicorn and gay are just two examples.)
It’s so important to be careful who we follow and believe, because there are many set up in churches by the enemy to deceive people.
In the Bible we are warned many times to be careful and to be wise so as not to be fooled, and it is for good reason, because we can be led away from God’s truth.

I’ll start with ‘evil men’.
Strong’s concordance #4190: “πονηρός ponērós, pon-ay-ros’; from a derivative of G4192; hurtful, i.e. evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e. diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners:—bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked(-ness).”

‘Seducers’ – Strong’s concordance # 1114: “γόης góēs, go’-ace; from γοάω goáō (to wail); properly, a wizard (as muttering spells), i.e. (by implication) an imposter:—seducer.”
Have a close look at this one. This one speaks about wizards and imposters who are out to deceive believers.
As I was doing this verse, another one came to mind. satan
“For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

‘Wax worse’ – Strong’s concordance #4298: “προκόπτω prokóptō, prok-op’-to; from G4253 and G2875; to drive forward (as if by beating), i.e. (figuratively and intransitively) to advance (in amount, to grow; in time, to be well along):—increase, proceed, profit, be far spent, wax.”

‘Deceiving & being deceived’ – Strong’s concordance #4105: “πλανάω planáō, plan-ah’-o; from G4106; to (properly, cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue):—go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way.”

I know I go on about deception so much, but there is much to warn about. There are so many preachers, authors, singers, actors, sportspeople and the like who are being used by the enemy to deceive. (It’s not just ‘famous’ people either, it could be your pastor, your favourite fb preacher or the person who sits next to you at church.)
They have been put there by the enemy for the sole purpose of deceiving. “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” Matthew 13:25
It is so important in these last days that we not be deceived and led away from God’s truth lest we be part of the great falling away.
Please, I urge you to call on the name of the Lord and pray for discernment.
If you have been shown by the Holy Spirit to have followed a false christian (which I think happens more than we realise), then please repent and ask for God’s forgiveness.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

A call to discernment!

Satan is the father of lies.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44

His workers appear as Christians.
For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-16

Satan has multitudes of devils in his army, and they all have a role to play. They are out to deceive unsuspecting Christians and to lure them away from sound doctrine and potentially salvation.
There are many ways they do it, but the one big way most people don’t suspect is from the INSIDE! Yes, that’s right, Satan has set up his workers inside the Church to steal them away from God.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: …” John 10:10

How does he do it? How does Satan try to steal God’s people away? The answer is simple. He sets up his minions as pastors/preachers, teachers, prophets, singers, actors, sportspeople, authors etc as workers of righteousness. On the outside, they say and do what good Christians are supposed to, but on the inside they are anything but. They will lie and say that they believe in Jesus, but do you know what? even the devils believe, and tremble. Or they speak about one of the many false Jesus’ of man’s own making.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” James 2:19

Satan has set up his army of deceivers in many, many places that Christians wouldn’t even think to look. He has deliberately set people up as plants to spread false gospels, false doctrines, and basically false anything, in order to lure them away. There are many planted in the Church, many in churches (behind the pulpit and in front) who are there to lead people astray.
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” Matthew 13:25

What better way of deceiving people than to have his devils spread all over the place, professing to be Christian. So next time you hear your favourite “Christian (applies to all following)” singer, read your favourite author, watch your favourite actor, watch your favourite sportsperson, or hear your favourite preacher, really take notice. Don’t just take what they say at face value because, again, as workers of Satan, they will lie! They will lie without even blinking an eye about Christ, they will lie about God, they will lie about anything, because they are workers of the Devil, so they will have no qualms about lying. Remember, their father, the Devil, is the father of lies.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1

Pray for discernment. Ask the Lord for discernment so that you don’t get deceived and led astray.Too many trusting people are just believing any ole person that claims to be Christian.
Anyone can quote from the Bible and sound sincere, not just Christians. (Even cult leaders and Satanists do!)

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Why I use the KJB.

When I was only a brand new Christian I was given a copy of the NIV bible to use. I used that bible for a couple of years until I stumbled across a website which showed the errors of the NIV compared to the KJV. It was then that I switched over the KJV. Coincidentally, someone (an unbeliever) gave me their old copy of a KJV that they had read previously. I had this sitting at home not being used because I had the NIV.
I have since learnt so much more about the corruption of the counterfeit Bibles that I only prefer the King James Version.
There are so many discrepancies, deletions, omissions and downright error in the newer versions that I won’t use them as my primary bible source. shakespeare

I know many people love their bible versions, because they are easier to understand. The funny thing about this though, is that many people wouldn’t dare change Shakespeare’s writings because they are too hard to understand. It is seen as classic literature and people love it for the language as well as the content.
I don’t think we ought to bring God’s word down to our level to be understood, I believe that we need to rise up and understand it how it is intended to be understood, on God’s level. We do this by the Holy Spirit.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26

I will include a couple of links (below in blue text) to posts I’ve done about modern versions of the bible to try to show you what I mean.
Below that I will include links to a few youtube links that helped me understand why the KJV is one of the best translations of the original manuscripts. (The modern versions are based on the corrupt manuscripts.)

One last thought though. (It’s a bit long, but please bear with me as I think it’s important to think about.)
Counterfeit’. “made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; not genuine; forged:”

I was describing to a friend recently about the things of God that Satan counterfeits and something hit me like a brick a while afterwards, which I will get to after the below examples.

We know that Satan counterfeits things and then twists those things to sound biblical but are entirely unbiblical.
Here are a couple of examples, in no particular order:
1. Speaking in tongues. In Acts 2:4 it says: “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
In this instance the word ‘tongues’ means another language that the speaker didn’t know but others from other lands understood. (Keep reading up to about verse 12 to get a better idea.)
The Strong’s word for this is ‘glossa’, which is #1100. “the tongue: by impl. a language (spec. one naturally unacquired)”.
As you can see, the term to speak in tongues is another language, not the gobbledygook babble that you hear in many charismatic/pentecostal churches these days, which is the speaking in tongues that Satan has twisted.

2. Holy laughter. This is a phenomenon that is taking over in many churches, and it is where people start laughing and cannot control themselves. They often fall down on the floor and lose all control. It is believed to be when someone has been filled with the Holy Spirit, but this is actually demonic. This is probably from Kundilini, which is also known as the False Holy Spirit. Many people believe that this is from God, but when you look at the scriptures, you can see that it isn’t from God. God is a God of order and control and would never cause anybody to lose control of their faculties.
Just look at the fruits of the Spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, TEMPERANCE*:…” Galatians 5:22,23
*Temperance means self-control.

3. Meditation. Satan has counterfeited something that God tells us to do in His word. In the Bible it mainly means to think about things, to ponder them and even sometimes to speak out loud and discuss them. It does not mean to sit in quietness and empty the mind and think of nothing.

4. Last but not least is the counterfeit of Jesus Christ.
How many religions are based on a false Jesus?! I can think of 3 main ones straight off the top of my head. They all follow a false Jesus. The Bible warns us of false Christs. These false Christs are from Satan to deceive people and take them away from the real God.

I mention all these things so you can hopefully see the importance of what I am about to say.
If Satan has counterfeited so many things, and there are way more than I have listed here, then doesn’t it make sense that he would counterfeit the book that we get our doctrine from, the book that teaches us who Jesus is, his character, what he did for us and what is expected of us?!

Satan and his army of devils have been around since long before time began. He has had thousands of years to watch and observe humans.
Because of this he knows humankind back to front and inside out. He knows all of our weak points and he knows how to exploit them. He knows where we are weak spiritually, with our walks with God and he knows where we can be deceived.
He knows the Bible far better than any of us. After all, he was there (in existence) when the events in it where happening, when it was being written and then translated. So it stands to reason that he knows every trick in the book (so to speak) and can twist it and distort it in many and varied ways according to our weaknesses and chinks in our armour.
Doesn’t it make sense that Satan would counterfeit the Bible in order to corrupt God’s word? It makes perfect sense to me, and I see it so clearly now, I see clearly why there are so many different Bible versions which water down and sugar coat God’s word. I knew they were corrupt before, but now I realise that they are counterfeits of God’s word designed to deceive people.

I know many people probably just think I have it in for modern versions of the Bible, but this isn’t true. It’s the fact that Satan has corrupted so many things in order to deceive Christians and have them live watered down lives, not holy lives totally dedicated to God.
Please, I just ask you to think about what I have said here and take it to the Lord in prayer. Pray and ask the Lord if what I am saying is correct and what He would have you do if it is correct.

Some important omissions of repentance from modern bibles.
Would you use a faulty manual to build a car?

Whats the Big Deal about the KJV? – This has around 4 parts that run for around 10 minutes or less, but even just watching the first one should help you see why I prefer the King James Version over the others.