Lately, I have been deceived by numerous online revelations that are supposedly God’s Word. If like myself, you love to learn about how people have had experiences with God, and shared their testimony online, I have a piece of advice for you today: check everything you read against the Word of God!
This isn’t an article where I’m going to try and name and shame every author of ebooks I have looked at or blog post I have read. But lately, I have been reading supposedly-Christian literature where every-so-often, I’ve thought “Hmm, wait a minute…this doesn’t line-up with the Bible”. I’ve come to learn that there are many e-books and articles out there that present a 99% TRUTH, SOLELY TO INTRODUCE A 1% LIE.
I remember what the Word of the LORD says:
Matthew 7:15 | Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
I have spent hours this week researching into the various false prophets and the teachers that exist in this day-and-age. I was astounded to read of how many there are! I’m not going to mention them in name, as I’m not in a position to debate about them, as I have only a little knowledge of what I have read. This would be foolish of me. However, I urge you that if you have doubts about anything you have read that supposed to “be Christian”—do your research!
Google the Author, Pastor or Blogger’s name and find out what they say against what the bible says. I assure you, you’ll find some damning results. I think that many of us are always hungry to hear some new details about God, new details of Heaven and hell, new details of doctrine. Don’t be fooled like me—I’ve been guilty of this. Seek the Word of God instead:
2 Peter 1:20 | Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
The crux of what I am trying to explain is this: There are MANY false prophets out there. If something sounds like it doesn’t agree with scripture—check it out. There are no new revelations in the New Covenant and no private interpretations. Seek the Word of God, not men.
Have you been deceived before? Have you read some “Christian book” that blatantly doesn’t line-up with scripture? I’d like to hear your thoughts on the matter…