Pastor Bill Snodderly of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Vacaville, CA preached a message on the topic of self-deception. The key passage of his message was:
1 Corinthians 3:18-23: (18) Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. (19) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. (20) And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. (21) Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s; (22) Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s; (23) And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.