The early Christians were an Easter People. In the darkest hours before the dawn following Christ’s crucifixion, they did not lose faith in Jesus – nor in His promise that He would return.
Although not foolproof, there are signs that someone may be lying to you.
“Flattery is a form of hatred and wounds cruelly.”
My faith cooled and became lukewarm when it should have boiled.
Without learning about God by reading the Bible, it is like having a relationship with the “love of your life” without showing interest in their past or fully knowing who they are.