Paul, an apostle, wrote to the Corinthian church with a deeply disturbed heart when he said:
“For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:4)
A different Jesus.
A different Spirit.
A different gospel.
When this happens and is received we have been deceived. It happens if “we put up with it.”
“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Mark Twain (1835-1910)
“Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. See, I have warned you about this ahead of time. So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,’ don’t believe it!” Jesus