ATTN: According to the Bible, MOST preachers are false! Most ministries/local churches are false (Matthew 7:15; 24:11, 24; 1 John 4:1).
Wolves are known by how they tell people what THEY want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:2-4 is the bomb! The LORD’s prophets, our LORD Jesus, and His holy apostles feared and served God not men. They boldly and lovingly spoke HIS truth, not matter what the response (Galatians 1:10). You have to understand that false prophets’ goal is to build their own name, coffers, and enterprise. In order to do that, you must withhold truth, tell half truths, and lie to people. You must change the original Gospel message to become rich and famous!
EVER NOTICE that Jesus, John the Baptist, and His apostles never apologized for or soft-peddled the Gospel like the pansies we call pastors today do?
John the Baptist calls these false religious leaders a whole “generation of vipers” – a bunch of snakes. He calls these snakes to repent and demonstrate that they have truly done more than lip service by showing good fruit! He gives them the divine promise that anyone with a true relationship with Christ and the proof of good fruit will be “hewn down, and cast into the fire.” Hell.
YOU know when you’re listening to a true preacher – because you are not being entertained or coddled in your sin but rather are being lit up, rebuked, admonished, edified, exhorted, and quickened in the holy fear of the LORD.
John Atteberry writes: “True New Testament local fellowships are small – no entertainment, no feel good speeches, no water down doctrines. Just plain truth that cuts to the core!”
MOST of those in ministry are building their own business-and not about the Father’s business!
How often have you seen this kind of straight talk from pastors today?
It’s interesting that most who call themselves “Baptists” do not remotely resemble John the Baptist.
The prophets, Jesus, and His holy apostles constantly warned of these beguilers who would lead many to eternal damnation (Matthew 7:15; 24:11, 24, etc.). If you aren’t comfortable with this irrefutable fact, you are the one who needs to change – to truly be crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20).
Now, read the following chapters to compare the messages of the prophets, Jesus, and His apostles: Jeremiah 23; Ezekiel 34; Matthew 23; Acts 7:51-52; 13:10; Revelation 2-3, etc..
Nikki Burkhalter writes: “The reason why false prophets, teachers, charlatans and witches are so successful in deceiving people is because people are lazy and refuse to read/study for themselves. Instead of seeking God for themselves they would rather listen to man’s interpretation of who God is. Instead of praying for themselves they would rather ask for man’s prayers. Instead of going to the Word of God for themselves they would rather seek a word from man. Instead of fasting and prayer, and living holy, they would rather take shortcuts by trying to tithe/sow their way in to God’s kingdom, or enter in by way of attendance at a church building. God desires an intimate personal relationship with each of us. You can’t ride someone elses coattails into heaven! You must work out your own salvation!”