Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Seducers
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
But they did not listen, and Manasseh seduced them to do evil more than the nations whom the Lord destroyed before the sons of Israel.
It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash;
for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you.
Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Enticers
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,
“If your brother, your mother’s son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods’ (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,
My son, if sinners entice you,
Do not consent.
He who leads the upright astray in an evil way
Will himself fall into his own pit,
But the blameless will inherit good.
A man of violence entices his neighbor
And leads him in a way that is not good.
The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, or you will be snared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.
Or you will learn his ways
And find a snare for yourself.
It is a trap for a man to say rashly, “It is holy!”
And after the vows to make inquiry.
Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Scoffing
Scorners set a city aflame,
But wise men turn away anger.
Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » greed
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
know with certainty that the Lord your God will not continue to drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.
Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.
They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Idolatry
And served their idols,
Which became a snare to them.