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March 1                 

Arrows of the Almighty



Forgeries And Truth
"Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning." (1 John 3:7-8)
     I have stood looking at masterpieces of art and wondered at the fineness of the work. I trusted the Museum that they were what they said they were and not fakes. They could be  fakes for all I knew. Art dealer Eric Hebborn, who died in 1996, created over a thousand drawings and paintings and sold them for vast sums to museums and collectors who thought they were buying old masterpieces. Hebborn used paper and paints from years gone by, and his work was so good it was nearly impossible to detect. "I'm not a crook," he said. "Forgeries should be enjoyed for what they are, rather than being questioned for what they're not."
     Sad to say, we're living in a world of deception, and it's often difficult to know the truth. False philosophies, values, opinions, ethics, morals, and standards are warping our world. Deception often trips up believers in their walk of faith.
     But it's hard to deceive the Christian who studies the Word of God day and night. God's Truth is a revealing light that clarifies our outlook and solidifies our faith. Keep your nose in the Book of Truth, and your eyesight will be 2020.
      As the late, Charles Colson, used to say, "The Bible's power rests upon the fact that it is the reliable, errorless, and infallible Word of God."





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