9-The Devil's Deceptions.
Among these misleading are the false visions. Satan -so as to teach the people- “transforms himself into an angel of light.” (2 Cor. 11:14). He can even perform false miracles as it was said about the lawless one at the end of time “According to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish.” (2 Thes. 2:9, 10). The prophet said that this will cause the great rebellion before the coming of Christ (2 Thes. 2:3). Namely the loss of faith due to these Satanic misleading which deceive the people.
Satan may deceive people with dreams and false prophecies, with ideas, misleading and innovations so as to destroy the faith in their hearts... he may even send them “false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders .” (Matt. 24:24). He may tell them “here is the Christ”. The Lord warned “If anyone says to you, `Look, here is the Christ!' or `There!' do not believe it.” (Matt. 24:23).
All this needs setting apart, as the prophet said “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God;
One of the main factors that weakens the faith is:
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