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Beware false prophets

By admin
31 July 2014

Christ gave this warning to his disciples when he was elaborating on signs of the last days. Notice how Jesus says these false prophets will deceive even the elect? From this, we can conclude that these deceitful men and women will use everything in their power to lure the people of God into their evil schemes. Erica Mathye warns

Christ gave this warning to his disciples when he was elaborating on signs of the last days. Notice how Jesus says these false prophets will deceive even the elect? From this, we can conclude that these deceitful men and women will use everything in their power to lure the people of God into their evil schemes.

A false prophet can be anybody whose views differ from that recorded in the Bible. They speak church language and claim the name of Jesus, but they are false. Unfortunately, many Christians are faithful church goers without necessarily reading their Bible, hence they fall victim to the mind games of false prophets. Remember what happened in the Garden of Eden? The snake, a false prophet, came to Eve and told her to do what the Lord had strictly forbidden her not to. “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4.

We all know that seeing is believing. People believed in Christ because they saw for themselves the miracles he performed, such as healing the sick and restoring sight to the blind. False prophets have also mastered this art of performing ‘miracles’. We have heard stories of people who were miraculously cured of their disabilities and diseases by a so-called prophet, only to find that the subjects were paid to do so. Some Christians end up believing in a prophet more than they believe in God.

Nowhere in the Bible do we read that Christ asked people for money, food or clothes after he healed them. He regarded thosemiracles asaGodly duty. The ‘catch’ with false prophets is that most of them always expect money or pledges in return.Many churches have collapsed because of deviant preaching. The congregation is squeezed for their last cents to see ‘miracles’ in their lives and the gullible fall into this trap.