Saturday, August 15, 2020

Why Charlatans Get Traction

It shouldn't surprise me. 

But I am always amazed by the audience charlatans can gain by telling people the lies they want to hear and affirming the evil they want to keep doing.

It reminds me of what ancient Israel said to God's prophets: ""Do not prophesy the truth to us. Tell us flattering things. Prophesy illusions." (Isaiah 30:10, CSB)

As a race, we human beings seem to love to believe the lies that assure us that we needn't repent for our sins.

Meanwhile, Jesus says that the only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, that is, refusing to repent when the Spirit calls us to turn away from our sin and trust in Christ for forgiveness and life. (Matthew 12:31)

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