The believer is warned repeatedly of end times deception.
One of the most-frequently warned deceptions involve “false Christs” and “false prophets.” This warning also includes false teachers, false brethren and false men of God.
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
Since the advent of mass media (radio, TV, the Internet, etc.), the false “Man of God” has not only been a part of the media landscape, (s)he has actually been the rule rather than the exception.
NOTE: Now is probably as good a time as any to make the observation that we do not know everything.
One day, however, the true believer shall. In that day, we may find that, of the “great men of faith” exalted throughout history, most (perhaps all?) of them were working for the enemy.
MORAL? Do not place your trust in men–even men who appear to be “holy.”
False Prophets, Fake Men of God and the Media
Place your trust in Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God.
Men can make mistakes; Jesus never has. Men will let the reader down. Jesus has set the captives free!
Someone else wrote (concerning one of the supposed “men of God“) of the death of famed evangelist, David Wilkerson.
Did you know that David Wilkerson died in an auto accident not many weeks ago? Search the Scriptures and show me where you find a true man of God dying by accidental death or nasty disease. It doesn’t happen. Martyrdom, yes; natural causes, yes; premature or ugly death, no. God reigns over all.
Believers are commanded to “take heed that no man deceive you” by no less an authority than Jesus Christ Himself.
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
The Consequences of Following False Teacher and False Prophets
MORE: False Teachers need False Students
The overwhelming deception of the times in which we live demands that believers pay extra-close attention to ALL so-called “men of God.”
Especially those who have been exalted by the world.
THOUGH time grows short, there is still time left to change direction (repent) and call upon the name of the LORD.
Do not wait until it is too late.
Is your calling and election sure?
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
“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.”
- David Wilkerson, False Prophet
- JOHN HAGEE: Saluting Satan from the Pulpit
- The John Hagee Deception: Jesus not the Messiah for the Jews
- John MacArthur and the Mark of the Beast: Last Days Apostasy
- Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church
- The Nature of Spiritual Deception
- Why End Times False Prophets? God is in Control, Not Man, Not Spirits
- Exalted by the World: The Fake Man of God
- Exalted by the World: Two Men
- Complete Guide to The World: The Ways of the World
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in OF INTEREST: Independent Thoughts from Around the Internet: July 30, 2014.]
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- End Times Apostasy: Storm Warning for the Churches
- WARNING: Seven Warnings for the End Times
- DISOBEDIENCE and REBELLION: The Wisdom of Man OR the Word of God?
- Apostate Church: Breaking Every Chain
- Persecution, Tribulation, Troubles, Trials: What the Bible says to Christians
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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