Quickest Lie Detector: whatever is most true, we most DENY. And, the obverse: whatever we most PROMOTE, is the most FALSE. "Denial" is but one of 8+ psychological defense mechanisms in the soul: Denial is the version which flat REFUSES SEEN TRUTH. So, since Denial flat refuses seen truth, you REVERSE what is denied, to SEE the Truth. The stronger the denial, the stronger the truth was seen. Simple example: we just couldn't BELIEVE what our eyes saw on 9/1l, so we all stopped what we were doing and watched TV over and over to TRY to accept it.
Denial, like all defense mechanisms, has a two-sided behavior. The 'defense' side shoves DOWN the truth; the 'attack' side REPLACES that truth with a lie to LOCK AWAY the truth from the conscious mind. So, if you can't tell what is denied, you CAN usually tell what is loudly promoted. What is promoted, will generally be the OPPOSITE of the truth. Because, whatever's true, just is. You don't need to promote what already EXISTS, lol. Salesmen have to sell what is NOT bought, not what already IS bought, get it?
Since God is bigger than 9/11, our denial of Him is naturally greater, too. NATURALLY. So we 1) deny the TRUTH OF HIM WE SAW, and 2) REPLACE that truth of Him we saw with some LIE. That's one reason why there are soooo many versions of 'god' out there. You can back into what REALITY was SEEN AND REJECTED by reversing what LIES are promulgated. This is especially true, when it comes to detecting truth about God.
It's a GENETIC BRAIN IMPULSE, to deny God or any other truth. Soul either accepts the impulse (which creates sin), or rejects it. Adam's Original Sin of rebellion against God spawned all psychological defense mechanisms (see Gen3 for the birth of them).
From the moment we first sin, the defense mechanisms multiply in our SOUL, too. So the body and the soul INTERCONNECT via the defense mechanisms. Any psychiatrist can tell you how hard it is, to counteract the defense mechanisms. All mental illness which is not organically caused, is a battle of VOLITION. Cure is only through LEARNING TRUTH. Especially and most quickly, Bible (though most psychiatrists don't accept Bible as being Truth).
These impulses pass themselves off as truth, and they do it by means of hooked-on-FEELINGS. Because the body DOES really feel in order to give feedback to the soul via the brain, you will have a hard time DISTINGUISHING between a feeling which LIES, and one which is true. For example, you can FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE around someone; that FEELING might SEEM like it's something wrong with the other person -- but instead, it's something wrong with YOU that you don't want to admit, so the defense mechanism of "projection" (assigning self's flaws to an outer object) will be operating.
Since all defense mechanisms HIDE stuff in the subconcious, you won't necessarily KNOW THE DIFFERENCE between truth and a lie. Bible is real handy here, because it defines sin, and all sin USES defense mechanisms. So, if a feeling of jealousy occurs, the subconsious is CONDEMNING you (rightly or wrongly, doesn't matter), and the 'jealousy' is to defend you against the subconscious self-condemnation. Just use 1Jn1:9 and move on. You don't have to psychoanalyze yourself: just keep on using the Four Essentials (link at Home pagetop), which are far more effective.
The strongest sins in mankind are those most rooted in Adam's original sin: distrust/ hostility/ rebellion toward God, frenetic selfness (consequence of distrust, etc., multifaceted), fear, accusation/blaming. The Four Essentials, if maintained consistently over some years, WEAKENS these tyrannical urges and REPLACES them with God's Own Lifestyle (a thinking pattern which 'blooms' whoever learns it). So this is a big battle. Always distrust any urge. Get into the habit of using 1Jn1:9, so you will get into the habit of monitoring your thoughts, and can eventually fire Bible Doctrine (i.e., promises) at the urges. This protection habit will free up your life, so you'll no longer be a marionette, puppetted by urges!
Lies aren't strictly human in origin, but are demonic, as well. "Demons" are angels who rebelled against God before the RESTORATION of the Earth (Gen1:2ff). Some angels sinned first, and their sin, like Adam's, was really the sin of REBELLING AGAINST GOD. It's not the sin itself, but the REBELLION, which is the problem. You know that, because SIN was never imputed to us, but PASSED OVER (root meaning of "Passover") -- and poured out onto Christ on the Cross. So what remains, is the rebellion, and the rebellion is angelic, not just human. So now let's look at SATANIC lies, for these lies are promulgated ON us, because THEIR rebellion is an ongoing UNSEEN Trial, and we are Trial Evidence. (The whole "Thinking" series is on this topic. Box accessible from Home pagetop.)
THERE'S NOTHING GOOFY ABOUT THE FACT GOD LIVES, ANGELS REBEL, ETC. Don't get all tingly over it, k? Just learn. God isn't disclosing this stuff to get us scared, titillated or.. enthralled, fantasizing we should fight the demons, exorcise, and all that CLAPTRAP THEY PEDDLE. WE ARE TO BECOME AS BIG AS CHRIST, says Eph4; and since Christ is Seated and Ruling (Heb1&2) we don't fight, HE does (see also Eph3&6). So what we are NOW, is inconsequential. Treat yourself as you are to BECOME, not as what you are. Same for anyone and anything else. We started at the low end, and He grows us to the high end. Angels started at the high end. That's the only difference. Christ became bigger than all angels PUT TOGETHER (Heb1:4, Greek) but started out, Perfect Human. And He didn't USE HIS PERFECTION to grow, HE USED THE WORD UNDER SPIRIT'S POWER to grow. Thus we can too. So think like a soldier, not a titillated civilian...
Same can be said for the Koran: there are bald hints of demon authorship strewn liberally in each Sura; to NOT GET the hints, means you did NO HOMEWORK on the Sura. Nor is it hard to do the homework: in but a month of reading through the Koran, I found mockings on every page, tied to specific ORIGINAL-language meanings in Bible verses. HUNDREDS, if not thousands of VERY CLEVER references (I finally stopped counting). The same is true for every other holy book I examined, though the sophisticated references and the claim that Scripture was adulterated, vary in quantity and stridency. You can always tell the character of the author from a book. So, too, here.
So also, he plays on BAD INTERPRETATIONS of Bible then-current, like the hydra-headed idea of God (thus not a whole Himself, so needs partners), the is-Jesus-God controversy, and a wide variety of other goofinesses. Note how the BAD INTERPRETATION is mocked in order to mock SCRIPTURE itself. For, because they had bad interpretations, the BOOK they had is ALSO held to be bad by anyone READING the Koran's inveighing. Satan's not stupid: he doesn't condemn the BOOK, but the believers -- knowing full well that the Koranic 'believers' WILL condemn the BOOK. So it's THEIR fault, not his, in the Trial.
So, one's alleged faith in Koran/ Book of Mormon/ "x", is mocked. Which joke no one obviously 'caught', till yet. Even Christians and anti-Muslims today who recognize the Koran BLATANTLY CONTRADICTS the parts of the Bible it claims to laud, don't get the joke. If they did, they'd STOP criticising Muslims and Koran, and START respecting that a real Lord vs. Satan Trial is occurring -- with us humans as the mocked bait, by the latter party. ["Appendix" link of "Thinking" series has the details.]
Same for the science versus God debates. Christians have the goofy interpretation that God made creation INITIALLY in six days. So, that becomes the popular idea of what the BIBLE says -- and NO ONE DOES HIS HOMEWORK. Same trick as in the 'perpetual virgin' myth about Mary; same trick as in 600AD, and still just as effective today (i.e., popular 'gospel' versus John 3).
So you don't need some special ceremony, lol, to GET "The Presence". Those under the reversal ARE BLIND to how Satan derides them: so you don't blame or cajole them, you pray for them, like you would pray for any SICK person. Blindness is a sickness, like any other, and we all inherited Adam's figleaves BLINDNESS (think over Gen3). We only differ in WHERE and HOW and HOW LONG we are blind, so there's no need for prejudice, name-calling, etc. Use 1Jn1:9 like breathing, to get the Spirit's BRAINS (so to speak), since He is NOT Blind, lol. [More info on Adam's blindness is in Part II of the "Thinking" series at Home pagetop, far right box: Search on "In the beginning..Man" to get quickly to that section. BTW: In cannibalism, the SPIRITUAL NATURE/PRESENCE of the eaten human was deemed ABSORBED when you ate him, so you got more strength, etc.]
Another Example: Hustling for God is popularly touted, but if you search the WORD for all such references, you find that works are NOT popular with God. See Rev20:11-15 in even the KJV! Read the Gospels and try to list what WORKS the Lord Himself did, and what HE SAID about works, including His Own. That ought to be a quick sleuthing job, as an appetizer. Quicker still, is 1Cor3: only wood is man-made (with an ax, etc.), get it? Works, of course, are the OPPOSITE of WORD. Something you 'do' is the opposite of something you LEARN. And of course, don't you first have to GROW BY LEARNING? So a seed can't bear fruit until grown up to be a mature TREE. See the reversals? Cart-before-horse? Satan's not stupid.
Even study of the WORD is popularly touted in a satanic way. Sure, GOD'S WILL IS INDEED Study of the Word, which ALONE works. But.. watch how the WORD is used popularly -- as a FEELY experience to enslave you to emotion; as a DUTY, to control PEOPLE, rather than to FREE YOU (Jn8:32)! Even common sense knows people are the opposite of GOD. So the Focus is opposite, too: on body, on do's, rather than on God, on know's. Watch what VERSES are used over and over -- without any regard to the CONTEXT of those verses; without any regard to the way those same WORDS are used in the REST of Scripture. This misuse of Scripture is how Satan tempted the Lord in the 2nd Temptation (all satanic lies are variations on the Three Temptations, which you can also use as a lie detector). Satan DISTORTED and thus REVERSED THE MEANING of Ps91, to make it look like Jesus could JUMP FROM THE TEMPLE, which is goofy.. baiting Him, you see. Baiting us, too...
Real simple example: look at John 3. Operative verb there for salvation is BELIEVE. Then turn on Christian TV (cable or public), and listen to what THEY say is the 'gospel'; "they" being ANYONE, famous or unknown. It's positively UNCANNY how surgically PRECISE is the REVERSAL of John 3's "believe": you'll hear them say ANY VERB EXCEPT believe, as the way to get saved. Or, "believe" is ALWAYS barnacled with OTHER VERBS, ADDING TO "believe" as the requirement, which NEGATES belief.
So you can know it's satanic; thus you won't be so tempted to blame mere people. We humans aren't that smart, k? See Eph6, because Satan will use the lies you discover to PROMOTE reaction against those who still believe in the lies. DON'T REACT, or use 1Jn1:9 like breathing until you calm down. God will TAKE CARE OF IT. You just keep learning. Holy Spirit provides the Spiritual IQ (my pastor's term for Filling, which you get from 1Jn1:9 usage, see Caveat #3). You thus know He will help those in the lie you detect for the same reason He's teaching YOU, so you don't need to PROMOTE anything. You only end up getting in Satan's 'court' if you promote anything.
You WON'T be able to prove the full BIBLE TRUTH by this method, but you WILL be able to prove ENOUGH that the popular notion a) maligns God and b) is made popular by Satan for that reason. The TRUTH has many parameters, like math, since God is Infinite. So, you'll need to be under a pastor for awhile, breathing 1Jn1:9, before you get a good grasp of those parameters. See? LEARN FIRST. No one becomes a mathematician/surgeon of the Word (Heb4:12) overnight, lol. Kids gotta grow up, right, before they can take a job? Didn't the Lord Himself FIRST TRAIN IN THE WORD for 30 years, before He met Satan (see Matt4:4)? So it should take awhile, to learn before one can 'earn' -- even our bodies, tell us that much.
Or, do your own search now. You could start with all Bible references to "fruit" to see BIBLE SAYS THE OPPOSITE of what you commonly hear touted as "fruit" by Christians. But there are hundreds of "fruit" verses and their synonymal concepts. It may be simpler to start with "tithe", to see how it was ONLY FOR ISRAEL's INCOME TAX, not money you give to a church; how Temple offerings were ALWAYS voluntary, from Exodus forward. What key verb is in the popular promotion of "tithe"? How does it malign God to claim you must "tithe" to your church? Have fun searching (hint, read Leviticus and Deuteronomy, even in English).
It's extremely important you do your own homework: purpose of the spiritual life is to develop your THINKING, to ready you for living with God forever, thinking compatible thoughts, the basis for rapport in LOVE. Which should make common sense, lol: who likes to be around someone whose THINKING is incompatible?