Fake and Phony, Fraudulent Counterfeits: The End Times Tares

fake and fraudulent counterfeit Christians

“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”
–Titus 1:16

The fake and fraudulent ‘Christian‘ is seemingly everywhere in the last days. The Bible warns of such men.

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
–2Corinthians 11:13-15

What is fake IS what is expected by most people because they know no better.

Because the churches are so full of such folk, the counterfeit has become normalized. Because the tares move so easily among others of their kind and the lost, they assume no one sees them.

“Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?”
–Isaiah 29:15

IF ONLY the counterfeits knew: they give themselves away in any of dozens of ways. Oh, some are more clever than others, but all are brutally exposed by the Holy Spirit.

Men and their spirits can fool men, but they cannot fool the Spirit of Truth. Because they are of the world, their speech reeks of the world.

One of the ways to tell a counterfeit is their promotion of antichrist ideas, like Dominion Theology.

Dominion Theology: The end times lie of Dominionism

A second way to tell the pretenders is their promotion of unbiblical doctrines which are NOT in the Bible, but which is are features of the satanic churches of the dragon.

A great end times revival before Jesus returns is one of these fables.

DARK REVIVAL: The End Times Falling Away

Dark Revival: The Falling Away II

A constant bleating for end times ‘unity‘ is another hallmark. Both of these (end times revival and unity) are characteristics of the whore church of the dragon.

Another way to identify phonies is their refusal to preach the gospel while offering other gospels which look and sound very similar. This is to be expected: God’s enemies will not help spread the power of God.

Still another way to tell the counterfeits is their promotion of various fake and fraudulent experiences, doctrines and/or rituals, as well as their reliance on lying spirits of deception.

fake, phony, fradulent, counterfeit trares


Many American church-goers hunger for an experience; hunger for a “move of God.”  Churches have become arenas for showcasing the latest experiences.  The Word of God has become boring to these people–though most would never admit it publicly.

To admit it is to admit what they do operates from a spirit of antichrist.

They claim to seek the Holy Spirit, which is already present in each believer.  What they get acquainted with is seducing, deceptive spirits.  It’s all about the EXPERIENCE; all about the emotion; all about the “move of the spirit.”  Humans love excitement and these spirits offer goosebumps.

The churches are selling an antichrist experience to the lost because neither knows the truth. Meanwhile, the churches refuse to preach the gospel but offer very clever-looking but powerless counterfeits.

And all of this is exactly as God’s Word declares it will be.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof”
–2Timothy 3:1,5

To be honest: there are days when the dishonesty of the tares is annoying.

Still, believers do not wrestle against flesh and blood.

And believers are commanded to try and save the counterfeits before it’s too late for them.

“And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire”
–Jude: 1:22-23

Pray for the lost.

But most of all: pray for those who pretend to be something they clearly are not.

The time of the tares is almost upon us. Pray that they escape from what they deceptively believe to be safety before the door of their doom slams shut for eternity.

“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”
–1John 4:5-6

Let go of the fake, phony and fraudulent.

Seize hold of the genuine and true.

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“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

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
–2Corinthians 4:3

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 27, 2016 and End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 26, 2014.]


by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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