Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Could You Become False Prophet or Teacher?

False teachers/prophets start somewhere.
I’m not sure that total non-believers decide that preaching is the best way to fame and fortune and start up their own ministry.

Their journey starts with them being led into error. They start off deceived and later become a deceiver through the encouragement they receive, firstly from those they respect and admire and later from the followers they accumulate. They become motivated and led by the praise of man instead of testing their way by the word of God.

One of the clearest indications that someone has become a false prophet/teacher is their refusal to face their mistakes and failed predictions with REPENTANCE. Instead they will either make excuses or they will ignore and refuse to acknowledge their error.

All of us at one time or another can make mistakes – the thing that separates the mistake from the false is the action taken when the error is made evident.

Repentance or cover-up?

If we take the “cover-up” or denial path we are taking our first steps along a very dangerous route where we will not only be held accountable for ourselves, but also for the damage done to others.

1 comment:

Gramma said...

Good,so true!