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In this "identity" episode, Dr. Patty dives into what it looks like to reflect true Biblical Christianity as compared to the counterfeit worldviews of the Pharisees of the Bible or the modern-day self-righteous religious spirit and the New Age belief system. She is referencing what she learned from the book Am I Being Deceived? by Drs. Mark and Patti Virkler. No one counterfeits anything that is not real or valuable. True Biblical Christianity combines the Word of God with the Holy Spirit with His interpretation and power. the New Age belief system is Lie number one which espouses the belief in the spiritual realm apart from God as its source and leader. So it is spirit without the Bible as a guide. This lie opens participants to dark spiritual forces that can damage the soul and keep them from eternal life. Pharisaicalsm or the self-righteous religious spirit believes in the Word of God apart from the Holy Spirit. This worldview as people begin with their own minds to understand the Bible, with an emphasis on the rules of the Bible, being known more for what they are against than what they are for. Leaving out the Holy Spirit and His nature and character causes them to reflect an unloving, distant, and punishing God. Dr. Patty summarizes an interesting Barna Research study on the worldview of American Christians that reveals the costs of believing and living according to the counterfeits. Jesus shares His heart on this subject and leads you on a path to discover His will for you in the Experience Jesus encounter time.
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Am I Being Deceived by Drs. Mark and Patti Virkler https://www.cwgministries.org/store/am-i-being-deceived-ebook
Are Christians More Like Jesus or Pharisees Barna Study https://www.barna.com/research/christians-more-like-jesus-or-pharisees/
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