Commands of Christ: 79

Watch out that no false Christ deceives you.  

He answered, “See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’ Do not follow them!”  Luke 21:8-9

Jesus said to them in reply, “See that no one deceives you.  For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many.”  Matthew 24:4-5

 Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one deceives you.  Many will come in my name saying, ‘I am he,’ and they will deceive many.”  Mark 13:5-6

I suppose it is natural for people to believe what they wish to be true.  It is natural for us to desire Jesus’ return.  Jesus warns His followers, however, not to be misled.  When He returns, it will be very clear.  Let us wait patiently for His return and not be led astray by our impatient desires.