The apostle Paul tells us not to let anyone deceive us with empty words that are filled with errors (Eph. 5:6).
Recently Obama went on TV using fake tears for his anti-gun control laws. He stared directly into the lens and raised his hand to wipe his left eye and suddenly sheds tears! If you watch carefully, you will notice that he wipes downward, across the lid, then runs his finger along the whole bottom rim. If you look even more closely, his eye is dry, completely lacking dampness, then he wipes away tears. Finally, a tear drops out of the right eye. Mission accomplished; camera got the shot and as fast as tears came, they disappeared.
How did he manage the tearful performance? The article, “How to Cry-- An Actor’s Guide to Crying and Tears,” sheds light on this subject. A dab of Vicks Vapor rub or similar menthol-laced product will do the trick.
Now, let’s get into some more deceit. Michael LaVaughn Robinson, born 1/17/64, had surgery (reassignment) at John Hopkins University Hospital on 1/13/83 as documented by researcher Matthew B. Glasser. When the American people find out about Barack and Michelle’s charade, their deceitfulness will turn to real tears while being exposed by the truth.
This reminds me that the Devil is a deceiver like Obama, who will tell us with fake tears in his eyes, that one church is as good as another; and you can be saved outside the church. What does the Bible say? Jesus said, “I will build my church” (Matt. 16:18). In Ephesians 5:25 we are told that, “Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it.” It is further stated that he purchased the church with his own blood (Acts 20:28). God authorized only His son to build the church, and others have no divine approval to do so. Rather Christ said, “Every plant which my heavenly father hath not planted, shall be rooted up” (Matt. 15:13).
The Devil is a deceiver, like Obama with fake tears in his eyes, who will say that if you are sincere and honest, it doesn’t make any difference about one’s religion. “What difference does it make” about the church one belongs to, if he/she is honestly endeavoring to serve God?
Does it make any difference about what one believes? Surely, there must be a difference! When it comes to material things of this life, we say that it makes a difference. There is a difference when we purchase an insurance policy, about the premium, the benefits, or exclusions. There is a difference when we build a house concerning the plans, specifications and blueprints.
There are many Bible examples which answer the question, “Does it make any difference?” In I Kings 13, we have a conclusive answer to this most important question. There was an older prophet who deceived a younger prophet, but the younger prophet had to pay the penalty for his disobedience to God. The point is the belief of a proposition, though honest and sincere, does not make it right.
The ideology that if we are sincere in our spiritual activities, God will approve of our conduct and bless us accordingly. Inspiration declares: “There is a way which seems right to a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
Sincerity and honesty are not sufficient (Acts 23:1; 26:9-10). Honesty is necessary in spiritual matters, but by itself, divorced from true obedience, has no redeeming power.