There is falsehood . . .
Several English words begin with the prefix pseud- from a Greek word meaning “false.” A pseudointellectual pretends he is smarter than he is. A pseudonym disguises the author’s true identity.
The New Testament, written in Greek, uses several pseud- words: false Christs (pseudokristos), false apostles (pseudapostolos), false prophets (pseudoprophētēs), false teachers (pseudodidaskalos).
These are Satan’s agents, deceiving those who fall for their lies, so they will be lost (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12).
And there is truth!
Like the Bereans (Acts 17:10-12), let’s use the Scriptures to compare what we hear with what God has already revealed as the truth.
It is the truth that saves (John 8:32). “. . . no lie (pseudos) is of the truth” (1 John 2:21).
Beware of the pseuds!
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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