BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS AMONG YOU
The knowledge of false teachers shouldn’t disarm anyone who was prepared and ready in the first place…this isn’t new to the person who has been in prayer and study of the word…
Look: “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Matt. 7:15).
The warning was important because Jesus later said to them: “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves” (Matt. 10:16).
The apostle Paul, with a deeply troubled spirit and in tears, penned a similar warning: “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:29).
Throughout church history these warnings concerning professing Christians who deceive even the elect have seldom been taken seriously. How can the church be so easily deceived? According to Webster’s Dictionary “deceive” means “to lead astray or to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid.” Could it be the church has not only lost its ability to discern truth from error but also to discern wolves from sheep?”
The word also says that, “my sheep know my voice,” (John 10:27 ).
There is a stern warning for the leaders of flocks, Pastors and prophets, “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.(Jeremiah 23:1)
So the only ones harmed are those who failed to believe God, the unsaved, and those who just refused to read the word.