Most Christian believers are deceived and they believe lies because they belong to churches, of different doctrines. There is only ONE TRUTH and that is Jesus Christ and His words, but churches are made up of SPECULATIONS and IMAGINATIONS, the INTERPRETATIONS of people who profess to know better. They have interpreted the Bible in their own way and they deceive people to believe them. They have interpreted the Bible in their own way for their own benefit and they have made the people the slaves of themselves and their organization. They are in BONDAGE.
If you know the truth then you don't believe lies any more and you are not a CAPTIVE. If you seek Jesus Christ and you find Him then He will reveal the TRUTH to you. Those who are led by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, they know the truth and they destroy these lies of wicked people who exploit believers for their own benefit.
The apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, “3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5We are DESTROYING SPECULATIONS and every lofty thing raised up AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, and we are TAKING EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST, 6and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.”
Churches operate by IMAGINATIONS and SPECULATIONS and they build FORTRESSES for themselves. Those who are led by the Holy Spirit and have come to know the TRUTH, they destroy these fortresses of deception, the churches. Because the churches are built on lies and these lies are RAISED UP AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. The church leaders do not know God, they DO NOT KNOW JESUS CHRIST. If they knew HIM they would tell you about HIM, they would be able to take you to Jesus, but they don't, they only take you to church. If we know the truth we take people OUT OF DECEPTION, WE DESTROY THE SPECULATIONS AND THE LIES by which they have been kept captive.
We are taking every thought captive to THE OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST. Church leaders bring people into obedience to the church, people have to serve the church, bring money to the church. The truth is: WE HAVE TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.
Jesus Christ is the WAY the LIFE and the TRUTH. If you follow Jesus Christ He will reveal Himself to you, you will know the truth and you will not longer be a captive, a slave, of VAIN IMAGINATIONS and SPECULATIONS of wicked people. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
Are you following after people? Do you belong to a CHURCH, or do you belong to Jesus Christ and are you LED by the Holy Spirit? Do you know the TRUTH?
May Jesus bless you.