Detecting a false prophet, their craftiness, their followers, and how to respond: love or shun?

“…so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”  (Ephesians 4:14) When we anchor our faith on the Word of God, we won’t be “carried around by every wind of doctrine”.  These various doctrines come to us by way of the false prophets.  The false prophet’s agenda is to attack the truth of God’s Word.  Since right doctrines lead to right living and false doctrines lead to bad living, having… Read More

When professing Christians persecute: Counterfeit Christians and the ‘Parable of the Wheat and the Tares’

Originally published on August 9, 2010 “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” 2 Timothy 3:12. The People’s New Testament Commentary says, “…and all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. In that age persecution was inseparable from a devoted Christian life. The same has been true, to a certain extent, in all ages. If the church was less worldly it would be more persecuted”. Are you being persecuted as a Christian? Don’t lose heart! Jesus was also persecuted. We should not… Read More

The truth about bitterness: A look at bitterness through scripture glasses; bitterness comes from the lie/sin, not the truth/correction. Is bitterness always the result of unforgiveness? The ploy of the false prophets…

Put on your scripture glasses. Was the Apostle John committing the ‘sin of bitterness’ when he exposed the evil deeds of Diotrophes? Was he being too judgmental? “I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 10Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. 11Beloved, follow not that which is… Read More

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