Beware of false doomsday prophets

Posted: November 19, 2015 in ecclesia, Jesus

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. -Matthew 24:4 

It’s not just the smiling megachurch prosperity preachers you need to look out for.  The false doomsday prophets make a good living for themselves by selling books, speaking engagements, gold and survival supplies too.  The false doomsday prophets are like the boy that cried wolf, troubling true saints and numbing them to the call of true prophets.

Many of these men release a ‘prophetic word’ when the stock market takes a big hit but then are totally silent when it inevitably rebounds.  They are nothing more than speculative economic theorists trying to produce spiritual results through fleshy means.  In this they both fail as economists and as prophets.   Others are extreme zionists who support Christians going to war to kill arabs for the sake of nation state Israel.  Feeding constant fear to the saints is a cloak for misleading them into supporting war and violence.   Saints of God would do well to avoid both types of false doomsday prophets while still being aware that troubling times are ahead.

Lastly, many of these men use the name of Jesus and scripture loosely but only to serve their own end.  They ultimately want to steer you to their bank accounts, nation states, political party, etc as opposed to pure devotion to Jesus Christ.  Look at the emphasis of Peter while prophesying the future destruction of the earth (I believe it to be referencing the temporal destruction of Jerusalem in 70ad as well). [edit]

Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness -2 Peter 3:11

 

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  1. Scarlett says:

    Yes, the enemy is at the gates and has been very busy in all quarters of the world including America, Satan has something for everybody’s mindset, worldview or religion inclination right down the line to patriotism in the name of God and Country. Indeed, patriotism has been installed in most Americans born in the USA, including Christians.As a child I used to say the Pledge of Allegiance with all my heart, and even cry when the Star Bangled Banner was played and sung. But the Lord has shown me not to hang on to things so strongly that will soon pass away,

    I admit I do often get angry at what Satan is doing and the people he is using to bring about his purposes, but I try to remember that the Lord is still in control and these things must come to pass. The Lord Jesus has reminded me twice of this in the past two years, that I will see many things that disturb me but to look up because my redemption draws nigh

    I love these following verses so much. We need to remember them and that we have nothing to fear as we dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High……..

    “By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.

    All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them
    .Hebrews 11:8-16

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