I am glad when I speak of events of the day, such as the rioting……I try to state as my opinion or thoughts (Thoughts of the Day), where I believe it is leading us to and what we need to do to defend ourselves. I believe we must be able to interpret the present ourselves best we can……..we control our own future. We know God is watching and He knows all things, even before they happen. I certainly do not. (Arlin)
Certainly charlatan preachers and so-called “faith healers,” who cheat, steal, and fool people in the name of God should be called “false prophets.” But perhaps they’re not the only false prophets in our society. Perhaps many of our false prophets are more secular in nature. Perhaps they write books, host television and radio programs, and spread “prophecies” cleverly disguised as political commentary. How do we recognize these false prophets?
Prophets & False Prophets
When we think of a prophet, we tend to think of someone who predicts events in the distant future. However, in biblical times, a prophet did not primarily predict the future, he interpreted the present.The most pressing question a prophet answered wasn’t, “What will happen?” but rather, “Why is this happening?
When there was war, drought, earthquake, or plague, the people wanted to know, “Why is this happening?” Prophets would consult God, interpret the events of…
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