After seeing a whole lot about false teaching…etc.. I was compelled to dig up scripture that related to it.
FALSE PROPHETS ~ DECEIVERS ~ PRETENDERS ~ COUNTERFEITS
False prophets and those who seek their guidance will all be punished for their sins. (Ezekiel 14:10 NLT)
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:20 NIV)
Yes,” declares the Lord, “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, ‘The Lord declares.’ (Jeremiah 23:31 NIV)
and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. (Matthew 24:11 NIV)
“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. (Matthew 7:15 NLT)
Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. (1 John 4:5 NLT)
I have read and studied the entire Bible. I am not shocked at the False Prophets that are in the world. God’s Word tells us to beware of them.
Why are people being led astray by the lies? One reason is that they don’t know the TRUTH.
The ONLY way to KNOW the TRUTH is to study it. Read it, soak on it, study it.
A few years ago I was teaching a Bible Study and was convicted that I had never read the WHOLE Bible..from Genesis all the way through the end of Revelations. Personally, I felt that I couldn’t teach what I didn’t really know. So, I began a long journey…taking my time and really studying as I read. It was life changing.
WHERE TRUTH IS FOUND
but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you. (1 Peter 1:25 NIV)
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)
The TRUTH is God’s Word. He is THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE. (see John 14:6)
If you don’t know it, you will not know the difference between truth and lies. You will be easily deceived. You have to know The WORD.
If what you are hearing and reading doesn’t line up with THE WORD, then it isn’t TRUTH.
John 1:1 (ESV) ~ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Revelation 20:10 NLT)
And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the words of prophecy written in this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book. And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book. (Revelation 22:18, 19 NLT)
We tend to get frustrated with the evil-doers, the liars, the False Prophets. Rightly so. Let’s not forget they will be punished and God has already won!
People wouldn’t be as shocked if they knew The WORD of God. I mean really.
A doctor knows medicine. A photographer knows all about photography. A mechanic knows how to fix things. A musician knows music. You get the picture, right?
SO, why don’t CHRISTIANS know all about CHRIST?
Seriously. Think about it.
It’s time to really know. It’s time to share what we know. The TRUTH. There are people being led astray. If we sit back and watch it happen then we are guilty as well.
Until Next Time…Seeking Him,