Identity theft has become a household term known by young and old. It is a term that you do not want to have happen to you or your family or friends. In fact, you shouldn’t want it to happen to anyone because it is by far more dangerous than you think.
Per Wikipedia, identity theft is a term used to refer to fraud that involves someone pretending to be someone else in order to steal money or get other benefits. The term is relatively new and is actually a misnomer, since it is not inherently possible to steal an identity, only to use it. The person whose identity is used can suffer various consequences when he or she is held responsible for the perpetrator’s actions. In its most dangerous forms however, identity theft actually has eternal consequences to the people who actually believe the one or ones who steal an important identity or role.
Identity fraud is the result of identity theft. The result of identity fraud via the most dangerous forms of identity theft can lead you to your death if you fall for the perpetrator’s claims and deceptions.
What are Identity Theft and Identity Fraud?
The short answer is that identity theft is a crime. Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain however it is often also done for personal power gains so to inflate one’s ego as the perpetrator deceives their prey.
Having identity theft happen to your credit can be devastating to your credit rating yet identity theft is far more than just a material crime in that in its worst forms, it can cause your eternal death if you do not learn the truth in time to save yourself.
What are Worse Forms of Identity Theft?
Worse forms of Identity Theft are by far more dangerous than you think it is which is actually just the way those who perform it want it to be; not noticed by you until it is too late for you to do anything about it.
One of the worst forms of identity theft is that of an ‘antichrist.’ Note that the term ‘antichrist’ does not merely describe someone who simply does not believe in God; it describes someone who actively asserts that God does not exist and who goes beyond mere assertions of God’s nonexistence using deceptive means to draw others away from any relationship with God with which they may have or could have. Antichrist applies to all of those who teach against the Holy Bible and especially focusing their primary aim against Christ Jesus, the only begotten Son of God. An antichrist is by simple definition, against Christ Jesus.
People who fall into the ‘antichrist’ category are; Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Bart Ehrman, and a host of others by far to many to list. Each of these people publicly deny Christ Jesus, make it known to everyone that they do so and do what they can to delude the truth as they substitute their own deluded egos as truth to anyone who will fall prey to their rambling false teachings. The form of identity theft antichrists perform is that of a leader of others to the truth and enlightenment when in fact all that they lead others to is their own tainted self proclaimed knowledge version of their own personal assumptions which they state as truth, which cause personal destruction and eternal death.
1 John 2:22 – Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
2 John 1:7 – For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
1 John 2:18 – Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.
An Even Worse Form of Identity Theft!
Having antichrists teaching heresies misleading those who listen to them is a very destructive form of identity theft and fraud however, it is not the absolute worst form of it. The worst form of identity theft is the false prophet and false teacher who actually pretend to be a follower of Christ Jesus.
The worst identity theft involves false prophets and false teachers pretending to be a follower of Christ Jesus yet who do not teach the actual word of God but deceive those who listen to them with their delusion and lies. Although these false prophets and false teachers may know the text within the Holy Bible, they do not follow it nor do they teach it as the absolute truth for which it is. They as Satan, misrepresent God’s holy word all the while pretending to be a person with faith in God and His only begotten Son, Jesus.
There have been a number these false prophets and false teachers throughout the years. Many of them are ‘wealth’ or ‘prosperity’ preachers who teach that God is like a genie who grants wishes if you pray enough and properly. Many of them are only in it for the money they can make through a rather easy means of a pity con-man against the loving giving of those who truly follow Christ Jesus. As others of them are in it for the power they obtain in a leadership position over a congregation of people. A few of the worst and well know by name are; James Warren "Jim" Jones, David Koresh, and Jim Bakker.
2 Peter 2:1 – But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
Matthew 24:11 – Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
Matthew 24:24 – For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
What are the Ways They Commit Identity Theft?
Antichrists’ personal assumptions may be based on partial truth however, just like Satan (whom they also deny yet perfectly emulate and unknowingly follow), they twist the truth in such ways to fit their personal assumptions and overlook and obscure anything that doesn’t fit within their personal assumption so that it either does not exist or that it is made to sound so far fetched that it seems to their prey to be meaningless.
A false prophet and false teacher does not teach the whole word of God; they will leave out a critical part or will add something more to it so to get the message the false prophet and false teacher wants to give instead of the true word of God. The most famous false prophets and
false teachers tend to focus on positives and not the sinful nature of mankind.
Isaiah 47:10 – You felt secure in your wickedness and said, `No one sees me,’ Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, `I am, and there is no one besides me.’
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.
Romans 1:20-25 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
What Should I Do To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft?
There are many, many antichrists, false prophets and false teachers out there today and many of them have large followings and others of them are growing theirs by telling people what the people ‘want’ to hear and not what the people ‘need’ to hear. The only way to make sure that you do not fall victim to the most dangerous versions of identity theft is for you to study the Holy Bible which is the word of God.
Knowing God’s teachings taught in the Holy Bible is the only way for you to protect yourself from antichrists, false prophets and false teachers. Place a shield around yourself and study the teachings of Christ Jesus so that you will know the truth. Accepting Jesus as your savior opens your eyes to the truth thus you can see the reality of antichrists, false prophets and false teachers.
Matthew 7:15 – Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
1 John 4:1 – Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Mark 13:19-22 For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will. "Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days. "And then if anyone says to you, `Behold, here is the Christ’; or, `Behold, He is there’; do not believe him; for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
Colossians 2:8 – See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
Psalms 18:30 – As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
What Should I Do If I’ve Become a Victim of Identity Theft?
Throughout the Holy Bible we are warned about these types of people and we are told that as the time draws near to Jesus’ return, that more of these false prophets and teachers will come among us to distract us away from God’s holy word and the absolute truth which is in it. If you think you have become or are becoming a victim of the worst kinds of identity theft, you need to drop to your knees and pray to God for guidance calling upon His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus to save you from deception. Only in sincere prayer to God in Jesus’ name will your eyes be opened to the truth. Anything less is fruitless in saving your life.
If you do not accept Jesus as your savior, you will be lost for ever and ever and will fall to the deceitfulness of antichrists, false prophets and false teachers. God gives to us free choice and He loves you so much as to let you freely make your choice without forcing you in any way. One thing to remember however is that if you let yourself become too caught up into deception and do not seek the truth, God will let you be deluded in your current pleasures.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 – Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
Where Can I Find Out More About Avoiding Identity Theft?
You can find out more about how to avoid becoming a victim of the worst kinds of identity theft by your studying the Holy Bible. Finding Truth Today has a number of resources throughout its web site for you to use to help you avoid becoming a victim of the worst kinds of identity theft. Feel free to use these resources as often as you want.
Also on Finding Truth Today’s web site are links to many other web sites of true teachers of the word of God. Again, feel free to use these links to help you avoid the deadly outcome of falling prey to identity theft at its worst.
The choice is yours to make. You can either become a victim of identity theft or not. No one but you can make your choice for you to protect yourself from the worst forms of identity theft. I suggest that you make a wise choice and not fall victim to it.
1 Corinthians 14:33 – for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
Matthew 10:39 – He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
Galatians 5:1 – It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:13 – For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
1 Corinthians 14:33 – for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
1 John 4:10 – In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:8 – The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 – May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.