Skip to comments.Vanity: Beware of False Prophets, False Prophecy
Posted on 12/24/2011 1:00:53 PM PST by Jim Robinson
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Kings 13:18 The old prophet answered, "I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the LORD: 'Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" (But he was lying to him.)
Jeremiah 23:16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
Ezekiel 22:27 Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.
Daniel 11:34 When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many who are not sincere will join them.
Matthew 7:14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
Matthew 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible.
Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect--if that were possible.
Luke 6:26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.
John 10:12 The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.
Acts 13:6 They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus,
Acts 20:29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.
Romans 16:17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
2 Timothy 3:5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Revelation 16:13 Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Revelation 19:20 But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
New International Version ©1984 by Biblica
I have my flame suit on.
I'll have a go at this - YES.
I'd tend to say yes.
I know a couple of Mormons and they are fine people, but
I can't reconcile the anti-Christian theology. At all.
Then again, Romney could be made Pope and I would still shun him.
Good stuff on false prophets. I agree that the verses warning us to beware of false prophets apply to Joseph Smith and to others (such as Mohamhed) who claimed that everyone else is wrong and we must all follow their prophet who made all sorts of additions and/or changes to scripture.
beware of false prophets and false prophecy, so I’ll ask. Do these teachings apply and if so, would they apply specifically to people like Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and the so-called Book of Mormon?
Yes Jim they do..
ABSOLUTELY - Joseph Smith was a man of low character, a scammer, adulterer, and a false prophet.
Truth doesn't reside in a book. It LIVES in yourself.
I'm going to play you a song.
IMO, the Mormons have more Chritianity than most.
I do not understand how so many would believe what they believe that satan was Jesus brother ????!!!
Even when you tell them something evil can not be born out of holiness ?!
You forgot Mohammed, Boss. The ultimate false anything.
I think Jim Jones would fall into this category.
YES! As well the JW, and I am sorry to say many so called Christian churches and ministers who preach not what God said, but what they know He meant to say, that put the word of man and traditions ahead to the teachings of Christ.
No I will not elaborate or list them. For it is easy enough for any and all to make their own concise and accurate list by simply judging every doctrine by what is written in the KJV Bible.
Mohammed as well?
Well, I don’t know. Maybe I’m just placing too much faith in the Holy Bible as the Word of God? Why would I place any faith at all in the Book Of Mormon?
Well, I’m not a Mormon so I don’t care what they eat, drink or wear. Long as they aren’t lopping off heads.
As for false prophets, well, according to someone somewhere, every religious denomination is heretical. So whereever you go, there you are.
Got any Mormon Holiday songs ???
There are many fine Mormons, Catholics, Jehovah Witnesses and whatnot. I have no problem with them but I do with their theology/dogma. Truth resides in God. Truth resides in the Holy Spirit. Truth is written in The Holy Bible. And Truth can reside in us if we follow what light is given us.
You’re kind of at odds with this whole “objecting to false prophets” thing, aren’t you?
Every “article” you post centers upon you acting as a prophet of the Lord.
Speaking for Him in the first person using bad poetry can’t
be reconciled any more than Joe Smith and his harem can.
YES they do apply. False prophets deceive like they are designed to do. Deception is satan’s only tool. Thus my tagline.
I think we will all find out one day.
How well was Noah received?
Or for that matter, Jesus Christ?
Hope you have a merry Christmas.
God told me that there were ‘no other gods’ before him.
So believing in someone else would be a little hard to reconcile.
Maybe it’s just me... :)
Mormons have more Christanity then most?!?! Most what? Muslims?
Joseph smith said he was better than Jesus and there is no salvation unless you believe in Smith.
An Lds apostle stated that Christ’s blood was useless in washing away sins.
Mormons are not Christians.
False prophets come in many shapes and sizes. The most dangerous of all are prophets (teachers) of Nihilism:
Nihilism: Why the West and America are Committing Suicide
For fifteen hundred years the Christian West, which includes America, had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men are the image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God the Father Almighty then it logically follows that every human being is a trinity of being, intellect, and will. And when God the Father entered into history to walk this earth as the man Jesus Christ it was then known beyond a doubt that God is the living, personal Father and not the impersonal, non-living androgynous energy-force running through nature as pagans believed, nor was He the distant unknowable God as the Pharisees and Sadduces and then later on the Muslims and the Wests Deists such as Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine held.
In the light of this reality St. Augustine went on to observe that at no time or in any place can it ever be wrong for men to love God with all ones heart, with all ones soul, and with all ones mind, nor to love ones neighbor as oneself. Furthermore, all men must unhesitatingly obey God, the Ruler of all creation, in everything He commands and as He designed only two sexes, male and female, then what is today euphemistically called gay sex are crimes against the very nature of man designed and created by Almighty God. Thus crimes against nature must:
everywhere be detested and punished. The crimes of the men of Sodom are of this kind, and if all nations in the world committed them they would all stand guilty of the same crime against the Law of God, which did not design men so that they should use each other in this way. (The Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 49)
The Western civilized world arose to heights of glory and individual liberty on the wings of the Bible and Christian theism in particular:
The Bible brought its view of God, the universe, and mankind into all the leading Western languages and thus into the intellectual process of Western man Since the invention of printing, the Bible has become the most available, familiar, and dependable source and arbiter of intellectual, moral and spiritual ideals in the West. (H. Grady Davis cited in The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, Part 1)
But for for over two-hundred years, Western intellectuals and their eager followers have been sawing away at the Wests Biblical foundations, even going so far as to declare the death of the Triune God. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) realized that having killed the Biblical God, the West could not possibly save the civilizational fruits of its faith in God the Father for
the death of the Triune God means not only the death of the West, but the death of mans soul. In the words of George Orwell:
we had sawed and sawed at the branch we were sitting on. And in the end, much more suddenly than anyone had foreseen down we came. But unfortunately there had been a little mistake: The thing at the bottom was not a bed of roses after all; it was a cesspool full of barbed wire It appears that amputation of the soul isnt just a simple surgical job, like having your appendix out. The wound has a tendency to go septic. (Orwell, Notes on the Way, 1940)
Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if God does not exist then the human self cannot logically exist either. Not wanting there to be a God, he took God away from the Hindu religion and deconstructed the idea of the soul, with devastating consequences. Mangalwadi, Indias foremost Christian intellectual notes that when one:
starts peeling the onion skin of ones psyche, he discovers that there is no solid core at the center of ones being. Your sense of self is an illusion. Reality is nonself (anatman). You dont exist. Liberation, the Buddha taught, is realizing the unreality of your existence. (p. 6)
For over two-hundred years the secularized West has been moving closer to Buddhas denial of the souls existence. Buddhism and Buddhas revamped version of Hinduism try to merge the soul into a universal, impersonal nothingnessthe void.
The anthropomorphized impersonal, non-living androgynous energy-force of Augustines day is now the universal nothingness variously known today as the christ-consciousness, the all that is everything, Chaos, the Force, universal soul, and the singularity for example.
The Marxist evolutionary-materialists who ruled the Soviet Union were actually very Buddhist in the sense that they tried to liquidate all expressions of God-endowed individuality in favor of an impersonal collective, communal consciousness.
Todays New Age post-modern Progressives go further. They seek to annihilate their sense of individuality through drugs, Tantric sex, yoga, and meditation. Like Buddha and contemporary Hindu gurus some of them are trying to merge their individual consciousness with the void.
Nihilism, or nonbelief in ones own self, is the logical assumption if God the Father does not exist. Nihilism is spiritual, philosophical and moral suicide. It is the emptiness that lands indivduals and entire societies on the Highway to Hell for why should anyone be concerned by anything, no matter how wicked and perverse if nothing is true, good, natural and beautiful in any absolute sense?
Mangalwadi observes that never mind and dont bother are logical virtues for nihilists who believe that there is nothing out there to give meaning and significance to anything herebe it your daughter, wife, or life. (p. 4)
Nihilism throws open the door to the wickedness committed by the Sanduskys. It puts out the welcome mat to murder-minded jihadists, Sharia-enforcers and floods of unassimilated immigrants. It asks, what is it to you if the Madoffs and nihilistic corporatists and politicians bilk thousands of Americans out of their jobs, homes, and life-savings or that Biden has redefined the Taliban as good guys? And why should you care if Americas youth are not only being homosexualized and diseased as a consequence but that the military openly embraces Satanism, Wicca, and gay sex? And when crowds of cheering families and toddlers dressed in sailor suits gathered to greet the home-crewing crew of the Oak Hill and the Navy made a show of two lesbians kissing, Nihilism said, dont bother, its nothing. (Womens First Kiss at Homecoming a First for Navy, Too,
Nihilism is the barbarianism of St. Augustines time revamped, modernized and disguised for example as evolutionary progress, free-thought, rationalism, materialism, scientism, tolerance, inclusion, safe-schools safe-sex, sustainability, choice, and open societies.
As they did in Augustines day, spiritually-dead Nihilists, or Subverters as they were called then, engage in a:
wanton kind of persecution of the modesty of ordinary unknown people, a persecution carried out for no reason at all except that by jeering and mocking they were able to give themselves a malicious amusement. Nothing can be more like the behavior of devils than this. (p. 42)
Having declared the death of God and the revealed truth that defines the moral value of every individual, nihilism is busily amputating the soul of the West. Thus the West is progressively discarding the source of its morality, rationality, humanity, and family: the spiritual, intellectual and philosophical foundation of personhood, human rights, justice, compassion, and education. The West is committing suicide on an individual and collective basis.
Your conscience is the part of you which embraces what is good and which rejects evil. It is like the doorkeeper of a house which is open to friends and closed to enemies. Hilary of Arles, Ancient Christian Devotional, p. 127
Individual suicide, or spiritual death results when the spirit of Nihilism forces open the door of the conscience, which it first compromises and then finally converts. It is the severely sullied conscience that enslaves the soul to the Devil, the father of nihilism.
I’m pretty sure you know we sing the same ones that you do.
Tomorrow in our church service the kids are singing Away in a Manger, and the choir is singing Once in David’s Royal City, With Wondering Awe, and Angels We Have Heard on High. With the traditional words, in case you were wondering.
Hope you have a joyful Christmas.
That’s the problem, there are many ‘fine’ people who are led astray by man made teachings - that’s a given. But pride keeps them there.
I still say Ubama is the anti-Christ.
Im pretty sure you know we sing the same ones that you do.
and Im pretty sure you know that I know you Mormons dont sing the same ones that we Christians do...
Truth resides in the Word of God.
The mormons reject Christ, and replace him with a created being.
How well was Noah received?
Or for that matter, Jesus Christ?..
Well then, I guess that makes everything ok. Let’s just toss out the bible and start worshipping Barney the Dinosaur! He promised us lollipops at the end of every rainbow.
Oh, you don’t sing Away in a Manger, Once in Davids Royal City, With Wondering Awe, and Angels We Have Heard on High at Christmas? I learn something new every day.
All I’m saying is that once you have heard the Word and accept that into your heart you can set any book aside and live your life.
To me, the promise of the Christ means there is no failure. No one is left behind, and a lot of the hellfire and brimstone stuff is something out of a medieval nightmare.
And as much as I despise Islam, we’re all walking down the same road.
By any means, let Christ into your life.
My Faith isn’t in a book.
WHO says the Council of Nicacea got it right? IMO, The Holy Bible is just a version. Just like The Book of Mormon.
I’m certainly not a Biblical student but I would agree with Smith, Young and others. Then you’ve got Jim Jones, David Koresh, Jeramiah Wright and Calypso Louie to name a few other recent ones. A con man is born every minute and many chose religion as their route to personal fame and wealth.
Come on, get real. Would the anti-Christ have to sleep with a Wookie and need a teleprompter?
They play the Benny Hill theme song every time they tell the story of Joseph Smiths.........
And you are more of a Christian than they are? By your OWN glorification? Just like them.
I am certainly not saying to ignore the word of God. I am just pointing out that not everyone accepted the prophets of God or Christ Himself in their generation.
Which leaves us with the challenge of determining if contempary voice is from God or not. The Bible is a good measure, but that measuring stick was not available at the time of Noah (or Moses, for that matter). In the case of Christ, parts of it were available, but even then there was very few that followed Him. Most found reason not to follow, and even used the scripture available to them at that time to “prove” He wasn’t God.
Which makes this a bit more challenging then just accepting everything/anything or rejecting everything.
Thank you for speaking the truth. God bless you.
"For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve." -2 Cor 11:13-15
So here's the thing: Two different guys, centuries and continents apart, are living their lives minding their own businesses, when suddenly the "Angel Gabriel" appears to them and delcares among other things that:
The churches of Christ are corrupt and obsolete.
God's written word is incomplete. Therefore a third, "New" New Testement is necessary and here it is, grab a pencil. Also,
Polygamy is not only okay, it is to be encouraged and pursued.
Poor response. You avoid the issue. The issue is, either the Book is true or it is false. If it is false, then people such as yourself have nothing to be concerned with. If the Book is true, then it speaks of eternal consequences for ignoring it’s truth. If you are willing to face those consequences, so be it. But you have been counseled by the Teachings of The Book. Do not blame others if in the eternal you are wrong.
Am I more of a Christian then they are?
Well, they aren't Christians so the answer would be, yes.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.