The United States Secret Service advises the best way to guard against the threat of accepting counterfeit currency, is to become more familiar with authentic currency.
I believe the same concept can be applied to our walk with God. To demonstrate this, let’s first identify the words counterfeit and authentic.
counterfeit: made in imitation of something else with intent to deceive.
authentic: real or genuine: not copied or false. true and accurate.
The Bible states that God Himself is truth.
Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father accept through me.” John 14:6 NIV
This world is full of counterfeits that look and feel so close to the truth that we can easily be deceived.
Here are a few common counterfeits to joy and happiness:
Alcohol and drugs
I read an article recently…
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