Spiritually Transmitted Deceptions are lies or misbeliefs that hide your true identity in Christ; they are your ‘false self’, the flesh, and may go unnoticed. Even though you are saved by God's grace you may be a ‘carrier’ and spreading Spiritually Transmitted Deceptions to others. Some of the signs that you may be a carrier are:
You "should" everybody.
You demand perfection of yourself and others.
You want grace, but you won't forgive others - from the
You're in denial about your sin and your desparateness for a Savior
- you leave a wake of hurt behind you for others
to deal with.
You believe a political party or some world system, if simply
implemeted correctly, could bring about peace in the world.
You get angry with the pastor and talk about it with others
that he doesn't "preach the hard stuff."
When "the hard stuff" is preached, you're thinking
about someone who needs to hear it.
You could possibly lay your life down for Christ - but to
humiliated is too much to ask - no one should be a doormat.
You believe that homosexuals who have contracted AIDs are
"getting what they deserve" - God is less tolerant
of their sin and weaknesses than yours.
You believe it's your duty as a Christian to make others
"get it" - to make them see the
scripture the way you see it.
You believe that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
are our God-given rights.
You believe the purpose of marriage is to make each other
You're focused on getting what
you "deserve" in this life.