Modern Christianity- Yesterday I touched on false prophets and what they desire from the flock. To recap it is simply to take their money and destroy their souls. Some do this willingly and KNOWINGLY others do it out of ignorance because they are deceiving and being deceived. False prophets are from the wicked one their goal is to keep you in sin so that you cannot find your way to the true living God through His Son Jesus Christ. Here are a few scriptures about them.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Mat_7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat_24:11 and many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat_24:24 for there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Characteristics- Heresy (Error against written Word), cannot cease from sin, eyes full of lust for material world, lovers of money, deny the power of Godliness, and speak evil against truth.
2Pe 2:1 but there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pe 2:2 and many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (Take this to heart)
2Pe 2:3 and through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2Pe 2:14 having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2Ti 3:5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Turn away from these men. Run.
False Converts- These are more difficult to spot. They are everywhere. They surround the false prophet/ teacher. They love his carnal preaching and lack of warning and teaching against sin and for Holiness. They are not serving Jesus and love pleasure more than God. They talk the talk but inwardly their hearts are wicked and they have never been called. Below are some scriptures about them. Again some are doing this out of ignorance others knowingly. They hate the remnant and elect of God and hate anything to do with genuine true faith and Holiness. They want nothing to do with the Holy Spirit or Jesus and love the counterfeit.
Mat 7:21 not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Mat 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (They hate true Godly men.)
2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (They don’t mind hanging out with non-Christians they enjoy it. They care not for their soul only their fellowship.)
2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (They refuse to examine their faith to see if they know Jesus. They refuse to believe the written Word of God especially doctrines that lead to Holiness and perfection.)
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (They have the spirit of error not the spirit of Christ)
My dear readers I tell you this because it is vital in these last days to examine yourself. Make certain you are in the faith and then lead others to Christ and to closer intimacy with God for your Christian brothers. Remember not everyone is of Christ who tells you they are and if they be not of Christ they don’t want you to be either. Their secret hearts are kept unknown until the Day of Judgment when they will be cast out forever. But I believe better of you my friends. May your heart be kept warm in the love of Christ. May His love burn in you brighter and brighter until that great day.