How do we identify false teachers and false prophets?
Let’s let the Word of God diagnose this.
- Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in SHEEP’S clothing.
2. Luke 6:26 “Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.”
3. 1 John 4:5
“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world and the world hears them.”
A false teacher or ‘religious’ leader will be praised, loved and accepted by the secular world. Even occult, pagan or atheist groups will welcome him or her with open arms.
They will infiltrate looking like authentic believers, not by looking outwardly evil.
If they are loved by the world and the world receives them, beware.