BEWARE FALSE PROPHETS
“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
The email box is regularly bombarded by false prophets, false teachers, deceitful workers, wolves in sheep’s clothing and others touting their latest “prophecies” (which are really their latest assaults on the Bible).
One such deception involves the promotion of the idea that the war mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39 (sometimes called the “Gog-Magog War” is a separate war prior to Armageddon.
But this is only one of many which circulate in the physical world and in the cyber world of the Internet, hoping to find their way into the hands of the unwary.
Some give unbiblical accounts of that which is to come: accounts which contradict God’s Word. Some give “prophetic words” to their readers which never come to pass. Others distract with false, lurid accounts of the end times which twist Scripture out of all context and mislead those interested in following Jesus Christ.
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
Practically every book in the New Testament warns of those who pretend to be Christians, but are really working for the enemy.
The Bible calls these men “false apostles, wolves in sheep’s clothing, deceitful workers, ‘[those] that would pervert the gospel of Christ,’ evil workers, dogs, unruly and vain talkers, deceivers, ravenous wolves, false prophets, false teachers, Satan’s ministers, liars, men of corrupt minds, evil men, seducers, deceived and deceiving, scoffers, mockers, antichrists, ungodly men.
These are the men the Bible warned would be in the churches.
And so they are.
—End Times Churches: Centers of Deception
False prophets and false teachers have always been a problem. However, the proliferation of such men is a sign of the end times. IF people studied their Bibles, false prophets might not be as big a problem.
BUT, in the end times, those who study God’s Word are few.
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”
False prophets and false teachers thrive when few know the Word of God. In fact, false prophets and deceitful workers DEPEND on few knowing the Word of God.
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
At one time, false prophets wandered the streets of Jerusalem plying their trade and misleading the unwary.
In the times in which we live, many hawk their wares over the Internet instead.
Just because someone uses email instead of shouting from his mouth, he is no less a false prophet.
Beware false prophets: in the times in which we live, this is the only type of prophet most people will encounter.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
There is still time to turn away from following men (false prophets and apostles, deceitful workers, wolves in sheep’s clothing and others), to turn to Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God.
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 10, 2016.]
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