Theme: COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE YE SEPARATE
Text: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” – Matthew 7:15.
Comment: As agents of the devil, false prophets are dangerous. True Christians should beware of them. – Isaiah 9:16; See also Matthew 15:13,15.
Based on the knowledge of God which they have, the people of God are able to know the person whose words and actions are in accord with all that are true, noble, reasonable and upright. This he does by constantly comparing what he hears and reads with what is in the Holy Bible. (Acts 17:10,11) It is by constantly cross-checking and studying that one would know the truth and attain the freedom which our Lord Jesus Christ said would be enjoyed by every true disciple. St. Paul described false prophets and teachers as “men of corrupt minds and destitute of the Truth”, part of which manifests in their emphasis on wealth. He wrote: “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness. He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strife of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmising, perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself” – 1 Timothy 6:3-5.