False Teachers & False Prophets Scriptures
False Teachers & False Prophets Bible Scriptures
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False Teachers & False Prophets - Bible Scriptures - shows us the Main Scriptures in the Bible that warn us about the MANY False Teachers & False Prophets in our World today that Preach & Teach a different gospel other than the Teachings of Jesus Christ (Matt 7:15-20, Matt 24:11,23-26, Mark 13:22).
"DISCERNMENT is NOT knowing the difference between RIGHT and WRONG. It is knowing the difference between RIGHT and ALMOST RIGHT." —Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
Reformed Baptist Preacher from Britain (1834 - 1892)
- 1 Peter 3:15 (NKJV) "SANCTIFY the LORD GOD in your HEARTS, & ALWAYS be READY to give a DEFENSE to EVERYONE who asks you a REASON for the HOPE that is in you, with MEAKNESS & FEAR."
False Teachers - Test All Teachers With Scripture
1 John 4:1-6 (NKJV) "Beloved, do NOT Believe EVERY spirit (those CLAIMING to SPEAK BY THE SPIRIT), but TEST the SPIRITS, whether they are of God; because MANY FALSE PROPHETS have gone out into the World. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does NOT confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God (i.e. the True Gospel). And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore THEY SPEAK speak as of the WORLD, and the WORLD HEARS THEM. We are of God. He who KNOWS God HEARS US; he who is NOT of GOD does NOT HEAR US. By THIS we know the SPIRIT of TRUTH and the SPIRIT of ERROR."
Beware of False Prophets & Warnings From Jesus - Scriptures
Pastor John MacArthur ( www.GTY.org ) above exposes the FALSE PROSPERITY GOSPEL & says it is a: Satanic False Christianity & False View of God. He Names some of the many False Teachers like: Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, Marilyn Hickey, Paul Crouch, Fredrick Price, Todd Coontz, Robert Tilton. This is from his SERMON: A TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD.
- Matt 7:15-20 (NKJV) Jesus warns, "BEWARE of the FALSE PROPHETS, who COME TO YOU in SHEEP'S CLOTHING but INWARDLY are RAVENOUS WOLVES. You will KNOW THEM (identify them) by their FRUITS. Do men gather GRAPES from THORNBUSHES or FIGS from THISTLES? Even so, EVERY GOOD TREE bears GOOD FRUIT, but a BAD TREE bears BAD FRUIT. A GOOD TREE CANNOT bear BAD FRUIT, NOR can a BAD TREE bear GOOD FRUIT. EVERY TREE that does NOT bear GOOD FRUIT is CUT DOWN and THROWN into the FIRE. Therefore by THEIR FRUITS you will KNOW THEM.”
- Matt 24:4-5 Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone Mislead you, for MANY will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will DECEIVE MANY."
- Matt 7:21-23 Jesus warns, "Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the WILL OF MY FATHER in Heaven will enter. On Judgment Day MANY will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We PROPHESIED IN YOUR NAME and Cast out demons in your Name and Performed many Miracles in your Name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who BREAK GOD'S LAWS."
Matt 24:11 (NKJV) Jesus warns, "MANY FALSE PROPHETS will rise up & DECEIVE MANY."
- Matt 24:23-26 Jesus says “Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it. For FALSE MESSIAHS and FALSE PROPHETS will rise up and perform GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS SO AS TO DECEIVE, IF POSSIBLE EVEN GOD'S CHOSEN ONES. See, I have warned you about this ahead of time. “So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,’ don’t believe it!"
- Mark 13:22 Jesus warns, "FALSE CHRISTS & FALSE PROPHETS shall rise, and shall show SIGNS & WONDERS, IN ORDER TO LEAD ASTRAY, if it WERE POSSIBLE, even the ELECT. But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance."
- Rev 2:2 Jesus says, "I know ALL the things you DO. I have seen your Hard Work & your Patient Endurance. I know you DON'T TOLERATE EVIL PEOPLE. You have EXAMINED the CLAIMS of those who SAY they are APOSTLES but are NOT. You have DISCOVERED they are LIARS. You have Patiently Suffered for Me without Quitting...(6) You HATE THE EVIL DEEDS of the Nicolaitans, just as I do."
- Matt 16:4 Jesus says, "ONLY an EVIL, ADULTEROUS generation would demand a Miraculous Sign..."
- Acts 20:29-32 "I know that FALSE TEACHERS, like VICIOUS WOLVES, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the Flock. Even some men from your own group will rise up and DISTORT THE TRUTH in order to draw a following. Watch out! Remember the three years I was with you—my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you. “And now I entrust you to God and the Message of his Grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself."
- Rom 16:17-18 (KJV) “MARK THEM which cause DIVISIONS & OFFENCES CONTRARY to the DOCTRINE which you have learned; and AVOID them. For they that are such SERVE NOT our Lord Jesus Christ, but their OWN BELLY (personal interests); and by GOOD WORDS & FAIR SPEECHES (smooth talk) DECEIVE the HEARTS of the SIMPLE (i.e. innocent, unsuspecting, naive, undiscerning)."
- 2 Peter 2:1-3 (NKJV) "But there were also FALSE PROPHETS among the people, even as there will be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who will SECRETLY bring in DESTRUCTIVE HERESIES, even DENYING the LORD who bought them, and bring on themselves SWIFT DESTRUCTION. And MANY will FOLLOW their DESTRUCTIVE WAYS, because of whom the WAY of TRUTH will be BLASPHEMED. By COVETOUSNESS they will EXPLOIT you with DECEPTIVE WORDS; for a LONG TIME their JUDGMENT has NOT been IDLE, and their DESTRUCTION does NOT SLUMBER."
- 1 Tim 4:1 (NKJV) "Now the SPIRIT expressly says that in LATTER TIMES some will DEPART from the FAITH, GIVING HEED to DECEIVING SPIRITS & DOCTRINES of DEMONS."
- 2 Tim 4:1-5 (NKJV) "I Charge you therefore before GOD & the Lord JESUS CHRIST, who will JUDGE the Living & the Dead at His Appearing & His Kingdom: PREACH THE WORD! Be Ready in Season & Out of Season. CONVINCE, REBUKE, EXHORT, with all LONGSUFFERING & TEACHING. For the Time will come when they will NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE, but according to their OWN DESIRES, because they have ITCHING EARS, they will HEAP up for themselves TEACHERS; and they will TURN their EARS AWAY from the TRUTH, and be turned aside to FABLES. But you be WATCHFUL in ALL things, ENDURE AFFLICTIONS, do the Work of an Evangelist, fulfill your Ministry."
- Titus 1:10-16 (NASB) ”For there are MANY REBELLIOUS MEN, EMPTY TALKERS and DECEIVERS, especially those of the circumcision, who MUST be SILENCED because they are UPSETTING WHOLE FAMILIES, TEACHING things they should NOT TEACH for the SAKE of SORDID GAIN (dishonest). (12) One of themselves, a PROPHET OF THEIR OWN, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons." This testimony is true. For this reason REPROVE THEM SEVERELY so that they may be SOUND IN THE FAITH, NOT paying attention to JEWISH MYTHS and COMMANDMENTS OF MEN who TURN AWAY from the TRUTH.” To the PURE, ALL things are PURE; but to those who are DEFILED & UNBELIEVING, NOTHING is PURE, but both their MIND and their CONSCIENCE are DEFILED. (16) They PROFESS to KNOW GOD, but by their DEEDS they DENY HIM, being DETESTABLE & DISOBEDIENT and WORTHLESS for any GOOD DEED. "
- Gal 1:6-13 (NKJV) “I marvel that you are TURNING AWAY SO SOON from Him who called you in the GRACE OF CHRIST, to a DIFFERENT GOSPEL, which is not another; but there are some who TROUBLE YOU & want to PERVERT the GOSPEL of CHRIST. But even if we, or an ANGEL from HEAVEN, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL to you than what we have PREACHED to you, LET HIM BE ACCURSED. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I SEEK to PLEASE MEN? For if I still PLEASE MEN, I would NOT be a bondservant of Christ. But I make known to you, brethren, that the GOSPEL which was PREACHED by me is NOT according to MAN. For I neither received it from MAN, nor was I taught it, but it came through the REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST. For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I PERSECUTED the CHURCH of GOD beyond MEASURE and tried to DESTROY IT."
- 2 Cor 11:13-15 (NKJV) "For such are FALSE APOSTLES, DECEITFUL WORKERS, transforming themselves into APOSTLES OF CHRIST. And no wonder! For SATAN HIMSELF TRANSFORMS HIMSELF into an ANGEL OF LIGHT." Therefore it isno great thing if his MINISTERS also TRANSFORM THEMSELVES into MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, whose END will be according to their WORKS."
- Phil 3:18-19 "For I have told you often before, and I say it again with Tears in my eyes, that there are MANY whose CONDUCT SHOWS they are really Enemies of the Cross of Christ. They are headed for DESTRUCTION. Their god is their Appetite, they Brag about shameful things, and they THINK ONLY ABOUT THIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH."
- Col 2:8 “BEWARE lest any man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY and VAIN DECEIT, after the TRADITION OF MEN, after the RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD, and NOT after CHRIST.”
- Col 2:18 "Don’t let anyone condemn you by insisting on PIOUS SELF-DENIAL or the WORSHIP OF ANGELS, saying they have had VISIONS ABOUT THESE THINGS. Their sinful minds have made them proud.."
- 2 John 1:10-11 "If anyone comes to your meeting and does NOT TEACH THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRIST, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. Anyone who encourages such people becomes a PARTNER IN THEIR EVIL WORK."
- 2 Pet 2:18 "They Brag about themselves with Empty, Foolish Boasting. With an Appeal to twisted Sexual Desires, they lure back into Sin those who have barely escaped from a Lifestyle of DECEPTION."
- Amos 8:11 "Behold, the Days are coming," says the Lord God, "That I will send a Famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD."
- 1 Tim 6:8-10 "So if we have ENOUGH FOOD and CLOTHING, LET US BE CONTENT. But people who long to be RICH FALL INTO TEMPTATION and are TRAPPED BY MANY FOOLISH and HARMFUL DESIRES that plunge them into RUIN AND DESTRUCTION. For the LOVE OF MONEY is the ROOT of ALL KINDS OF EVIL. And some people, CRAVING MONEY, have WANDERED from the TRUE FAITH and pierced themselves with MANY SORROWS."
Contend Earnestly for the Faith!
Jude 1:1-4 (NKJV) "Jude warns, “Jude, a Bondservant of Jesus Christ (Half Brother of Jesus), and Brother of James— To those who are CALLED, SANCTIFIED by GOD the FATHER, & PRESERVED in JESUS: MERCY, PEACE, and LOVE be MULTIPLIED to you. Beloved, while I was VERY DILIGENT to WRITE to you concerning our COMMON SALVATION, I found it NECESSARY to WRITE to you EXHORTING you to CONTEND EARNESTLY for the FAITH which was once for all delivered to the SAINTS. For CERTAIN MEN have CREPT IN UNNOTICED, who long ago were marked out for this Condemnation, UNGODLY men, who TURN the GRACE of our GOD into LEWDNESS and DENY the only LORD GOD and our LORD JESUS CHRIST."
God Might Be Testing You, Obey & Trust Only God's Word — Not Your Feelings
- Deut 13:1-18 "Suppose there are PROPHETS among you or those who DREAM DREAMS ABOUT THE FUTURE, and they PROMISE YOU SIGNS OR MIRACLES, and the PREDICTED SIGNS OR MIRACLES OCCUR. If they then say, ‘Come, let us worship other gods’—gods you have not known before— DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM. The LORD YOUR GOD IS TESTING YOU TO SEE IF YOU TRULY LOVE HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND SOUL. Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. OBEY HIS COMMANDS, LISTEN TO HIS VOICE, AND CLING TO HIM. The FALSE PROPHETS or VISIONARIES who try to lead you astray must be put to DEATH, for they ENCOURAGE REBELLION AGAINST THE LORD YOUR GOD, who redeemed you from slavery and brought you out of the land of Egypt. Since they try to lead you astray from the way the Lord your God commanded you to live, you must put them to death. In this way you will PURGE THE EVIL FROM AMONG YOU. “Suppose someone secretly entices you—even your brother, your son or daughter, your beloved wife, or your closest friend—and says, ‘Let us go worship other gods’—gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known. They might suggest that you worship the gods of peoples who live nearby or who come from the ends of the earth. But do not give in or listen. Have no pity, and do not spare or protect them. (9) You must put them to death! Strike the first blow yourself, and then all the people must join in...(18) “The LORD YOUR GOD WILL BE MERCIFUL ONLY IF YOU LISTEN TO HIS VOICE AND KEEP ALL HIS COMMANDS THAT I GIVE YOU TODAY, DOING WHAT PLEASES HIM."
God's Anger Against All False Prophecy — Scriptures
- Deut 18:20-22 The Lord says, "But any PROPHET who FALSELY CLAIMS TO SPEAK IN MY NAME or who speaks in the name of another god MUST DIE.’ “But you may wonder, ‘HOW WILL WE KNOW WHETHER OR NOT A PROPHECY IS FROM THE LORD?’ If the Prophet speaks in the Lord’s name but HIS PREDICTION DOES NOT HAPPEN OR COME TRUE, YOU WILL KNOW THAT THE LORD DID NOT GIVE THAT MESSAGE. THAT PROPHET HAS SPOKEN WITHOUT MY AUTHORITY AND NEED NOT BE FEARED."
- Jer 14:13-15 "Then I said, “O Sovereign Lord, their Prophets are telling them, ‘ALL IS WELL— NO WAR OR FAMINE WILL COME. The Lord will surely send you Peace.’” Then the Lord said, “THESE PROPHETS ARE TELLING LIES IN MY NAME. I DID NOT SEND THEM OR TELL THEM TO SPEAK. I DID NOT GIVE THEM ANY MESSAGES. THEY PROPHESY OF VISIONS AND REVELATIONS THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD. They speak FOOLISHNESS MADE UP IN THEIR OWN LYING HEARTS. Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I WILL PUNISH THESE LYING PROPHETS, for they have spoken in my name even though I NEVER SENT THEM. THEY SAY THAT NO WAR OR FAMINE WILL COME, but they themselves will DIE BY WAR AND FAMINE!"
- Jer 23:1-40 "The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says to his people: “DO NOT LISTEN TO THESE PROPHETS WHEN THEY PROPHESY TO YOU, FILLING YOU WITH FUTILE HOPES. THEY ARE MAKING UP EVERYTHING THEY SAY. THEY DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE LORD! They keep saying to those who despise my word, ‘Don’t worry! The Lord says you will have peace!’ And to those who stubbornly follow their own desires, they say, ‘No harm will come your way!’ “Have any of these prophets been in the Lord’s presence to hear what he is really saying? Has even one of them cared enough to listen? Look! The Lord’s anger bursts out like a storm, a whirlwind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked. The anger of the Lord will not diminish until it has finished all he has planned. In the days to come you will understand all this very clearly. “I have NOT sent these Prophets, yet they run around CLAIMING TO SPEAK FOR ME. I HAVE GIVEN THEM NO MESSAGE, YET THEY GO ON PROPHESYING. IF THEY HAD STOOD BEFORE ME AND LISTENED TO ME, THEY WOULD HAVE SPOKEN MY WORDS, AND THEY WOULD HAVE TURNED MY PEOPLE FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS AND DEEDS. Am I a God who is only close at hand?” says the Lord. “No, I am far away at the same time. Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” says the Lord. “I have heard these prophets say, ‘Listen to the dream I had from God last night.’ And then they proceed to tell lies in my name. How long will this go on? If they are prophets, they are prophets of deceit, inventing everything they say. By telling these false dreams, they are trying to get my people to forget me, just as their ancestors did by worshiping the idols of Baal. “LET THESE FALSE PROPHETS TELL THEIR DREAMS, BUT LET MY TRUE MESSENGERS FAITHFULLY PROCLAIM MY EVERY WORD. There is a difference between straw and grain! Does not my word burn like fire?” says the Lord. “Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces? “Therefore,” says the Lord, “I AM AGAINST THESE PROPHETS WHO STEAL MESSAGES FROM EACH OTHER AND CLAIM THEY ARE FROM ME. I AM AGAINST THESE SMOOTH-TONGUED PROPHETS WHO SAY, ‘THIS PROPHECY IS FROM THE LORD!’ I AM AGAINST THESE FALSE PROPHETS. THEIR IMAGINARY DREAMS ARE FLAGRANT LIES THAT LEAD MY PEOPLE INTO SIN. I DID NOT SEND OR APPOINT THEM, AND THEY HAVE NO MESSAGE AT ALL FOR MY PEOPLE. I, THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN! “Suppose one of the people or one of the prophets or priests asks you, ‘What prophecy has the Lord burdened you with now?’ You must reply, ‘You are the burden! The Lord says he will abandon you!’ “If any Prophet, Priest, or Anyone else says, ‘I have a Prophecy from the Lord,’ I will PUNISH that person along with his entire family. You should keep asking each other, ‘What is the Lord’s answer?’ or ‘What is the Lord saying?’ But stop using this phrase, ‘Prophecy from the Lord.’ FOR PEOPLE ARE USING IT TO GIVE AUTHORITY TO THEIR OWN IDEAS, TURNING UPSIDE DOWN THE WORDS OF OUR GOD, THE LIVING GOD, THE LORD OF HEAVEN'S ARMIES. “This is what you should say to the Prophets: ‘What is the Lord’s answer?’ or ‘What is the Lord saying?’ But suppose they respond, ‘This is a Prophecy from the Lord!’ Then you should say, ‘This is what the Lord says: Because you have used this phrase, “Prophecy from the Lord,” even though I warned you not to use it, I will forget you completely. I will expel you from my presence, along with this city that I gave to you and your ancestors. And I will make you an object of ridicule, and your name will be infamous throughout the ages."
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