1 John 2:26 KJV
These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
Here is a simple warning that we who are the children of God need to consider more. There are those:
- Who would seduce us
- Who would turn us away from the truth
- Who would lead us into their own pernicious ways
Not everything that appears to be of the Lord is.
- Those that seduce would lead us into darkness (vs 9-10)
- Those that seduce would lead us to disobey God's commandments (vs 4)
- Those that seduce would cause us to hate the brethren (vs 9-11)
- Those that seduce would get us to love the things of the world (vs 15-17)
- Those that seduce deny Jesus' rightful place in our lives (vs 22-24)
- Those that seduce are liars (vs 4; 21-22)
We must not be naive concerning this seduction.
Satan may be subtle in our day but he is no less dangerous. It is a blessing to know that no true Christian can be completely seduced, but as John Gill says, "...not that they were actually seduced and carried away with the error of the wicked; for though God's elect may be staggered and waver, and be tossed to and fro by false teachers, and their doctrines, yet they cannot be totally and finally deceived..."
 E-Sword 7.7.7, John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible, Dr. John Gill (1690-1771)