“They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.”
I recently received a phone call from someone claiming to be a representative from the Internal Revenue Service, who explained that I was delinquent on payments, and in danger of facing jail time. Instead of panicking, I asked for a phone number to call them back, then researched to see if that was a valid IRS number. I discovered it was a fraudulent number, and this was a scam. The perpetrators were attempting to get financial records and steal my money. Sadly, this is not the only case where someone lies about who they are in order to deceive someone else.
The Bible teaches, there is only one God, and all others who claim to be God, are impostors making false claims. Those who profess to have heard from, or encountered a god other than the God of the Bible, or who are told to act contrary to the teachings of Scripture, are actually being deceived. Instead of having an encounter with God, they are actually being tricked by a demon playing God. Behind all religious systems that teach salvation apart from trust in Christ alone, are demonic forces seeking to deceive. Like the liar on the other end of the phone call, they are pretending to be someone they are not, with the intent of robbing from us. The only way to discern between the true and the fake, is to take the time to do some research. You won’t find your answers on Google, or by asking Siri, but you will uncover the truth about God by digging into the pages of His Word.