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How To Spot a FALSE PROPHET: Step by Step Guide [UPDATED]

With SEVERAL false prophets abound in today’s world (on Youtube, in mega-churches, on Christian radio, in Christian magazines, in Christian books, on Google webpages, in local churches, on news programs, even right here on WordPress, etc.), how can one know for sure rather or not someone is TRULY of God or not? Though this is not a COMPLETE checklist, it is a good start:

  • Do they ask for money? While not ALL ministries that ask for money are false per say, 99.5% of them ARE! So how can one tell? IF the “ministry in question” does NOT preach about repentance of SIN, Salvation in Jesus Christ ONLY, the REALITIES of hell/the lake of fire, the TRUE history of Christianity since 325AD, bible prophecy of the End Times, the TRUTH about what’s really going on in America today, the TRUTH about what the bible says about homosexuality (as in — it’s an abomination unto God), the TRUTH about the Devil’s lies, the IMPORTANCE of reading the bible (specifically, King James Version), etc., then that’s ministry’s a false ministry and should be avoided at ALL COSTS! [These are the LAST DAYS OF AMERICA, people! We don’t have TIME to be victims of false ministries! Our eternal souls are too precious!] 
  • Do they deny the Holy Trinity of God the Heavenly Father, the Holy Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit?
  • Do they proclaim to speak in tongues, per say?
  • Do they deny The Rapture of the church?
  • Do they live extravagantly? (Example: televangelists that live in mansions, have multiple houses, drive nice cars, etc).
  • Do they try to claim that “God wants us to be RICH” (as in, materialistically/financially rich?)
  • Do they say we no longer have to celebrate The Sabbath? (Specifically, the 7th Day Sabbath?)
  • Do they hold the Ecumenical/Pro-Catholic Church viewpoint?
  • Do they say you no longer need to read the bible?
  • Do they claim “if you send money, God will bless you ABUNDANTLY?” 
  • Do they claim it’s okay to live in fornication outside of marriage?
  • Do they say that homosexual relationships and homosexual marriages are OK in God’s eyes?
  • Do they proclaim that there’s no condemnation for sin?
  • Do they proclaim that sins can be forgiven by those other than Jesus Christ?
  • Do they profess a belief in a “Purgatory?”
  • Do they encourage a *close relationship* with the Catholic Church and its doctrines?
  • **Do they whine at you if you don’t donate money?**
  • Do they claim that God/Jesus Christ is OK with abortion?
  • Do they claim they are OK with the Womens’ Liberation Movement (thus, disregarding the bible passages that proclaim that the mother or the wife is supposed to be in charge of maintaining the house/dwelling place and children?)
  • Do they preach about the importance of forgiveness and then, in the next breath, talk about a recent grudge they have against someone?
  • *****Do they disregard bible prophecy (specifically, bible prophecy of the End Times/Revelation) and claim “it’s no longer important?***** 
  • Do they hold a viewpoint of “once saved, always saved?”
  • Do they call “bible study” OF THE DEVIL?
  • Do they claim that it’s not necessary to pray for forgiveness of sins?
  • Do they teach that EVERYONE and EVERY world religion goes to ETERNAL PARADISE?
  • Do they claim that God likes ALL music?
  • Do they claim that sex before marriage and/or living together before marriage is just fine?
  • Do they try to teach that Jesus doesn’t ever personally appear to people in person or in dreams, in today’s world?
  • Do they claim that Allah and the God of the bible are the SAME GOD (which couldn’t be further from the truth, by the way?)
  • Do they teach REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY (as in that “God is DONE with Israel?”)
  • Do they teach that it’s not necessary to help those who are less fortunate than us/in need?
  • Do they combine New Age teachings WITH Christian teachings (such as Meditation, Reading Tarot Cards/Horoscope/Walking in Labyrinths, etc.)
  • Do they teach that Jesus was not the true Son of God?
  • Do they discount the importance of confession of our sins to Jesus Christ Almighty?
  • Do they proclaim that the PAGAN holidays of Christmas, Easter and Halloween are TRUE CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS?
  • Do they teach that Jesus and Satan were “brothers”?
  • Do they teach that it’s OK to pray to “saints” and/or “angels”?
  • Do they teach that it’s OK to have “idols” or “graven images” placed all throughout your car, work, church and/or home?
  • Do they teach that “the Old Testament NO LONGER APPLIES” and “has no significance in our lives today?”
  • Do they claim that we “NO LONGER NEED TO CELEBRATE THE LORD’S 7 ANNUAL FEASTS, OUTLINED IN LEVITICUS 23”?
  • PLUS MANY, MANY MORE!!!!!

If ANY of these “signs” appear in your “church” (rather a physical church, a TV church or an online church), or “favorite ministry” (rather it be a radio/tv/online/local ministry), don’t walk away, RRRUUUNNN! And never look back! Because if you stay “entrenched” in THAT false church or THAT false ministry, you WILL be deceived, MARK MY WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact, driving home from work yesterday, while listening to Bot Radio Network in my car, I heard this broadcast where the announcer was saying: “for just $76 dollars a year, you can feed 2 children 2 warm meals a day for a year. Won’t YOU donate your gift? You can even DOUBLE your gift and double the amount to feed DOUBLE the number of children! Won’t YOU give generously to the children to ensure they have 2 warm meals a day? Won’t YOU donate your gift of $950 dollars?” or something along those lines and I was just THOROUGHLY APPALLED! ;(

For……..WHAT KIND OF PERSON IN THEIR *RIGHT MIND* IS GOING TO TRY TO EMBEZZLE NINE HUNDRED AND *FIFTY* DOLLARS FROM SOMEONE?! Especially in TODAY’S ECONOMY, when there are SO many homeless people out there today [some were even once active military and/or even hold PhD’s!!!!!!] And for some old people out there (who they’re no doubt likely targeting), that’s their ENTIRE PENSION for a few months’ worth!

CLEARLY it’s a SCAM! And it NEVER ceases to amaze me just how many “programs” ASK FOR MONEY for “various reasons” (“they need a radio tower in Cuba”…….REALLY?…….”there’s starving children in _______”…..nevermind that the U.N. ALREADY sends in ton of U.S.-backed aide to these countries…….

“this ministry can’t survive without the **GENEROUS DONATIONS** (generous being a “buzz word”, here) of our listeners”….REALLY?….Never mind that the cost of radio is most likely covered by its advertisers!!!! And when I flipped through the TV a year or so ago and this Messianic Rabbi guy said at the end of the sermon: “if this ministry has blessed you, SEND MONEY”, it just made my BLOOD BOIL! 😦

And though some “evangelists” give a good message about how this world is fallen and how we need to turn to Jesus Christ and have faith in Jesus Christ in our lives, AS SOON as they start ASKING FOR MONEY, it’s almost like their “message” then becomes “deactivated”. For while they were letting the Holy Spirit speak through them DURING their “message” of sin/repentance/salvation, they allowed the Holy Spirit to LEAVE THEM as soon as they started ASKING FOR MONEY! Heck, even asking for money from people, in and of itself, shows a true LACK OF FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! For all those who TRUST the Lord Jesus KNOW firsthand that HE and HE ALONE will provide for all their financial needs!

JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY IS **NOT** A CASH COW, OKAY FOLKS! Nor should he ever, ever, EVER be made out to be one by today’s Christians……for ANY REASON….I don’t care WHAT reason people try to give. It’s NON-BIBLICAL. For Jesus and his disciples NEVER charged a single coin for people to “hear their message”. They preached onto the poor, the homeless, the maimed, the sick, the blind. And they NEVER charged people money for their “services”. EVER!!!!!!!!!

Now, when people start a ministry, they can go one of either ways. They can go for non-tax exempt, for-profit organization or they can go for tax-exempt, non-profit organization that accepts donations. Sadly, NEITHER of these “ministry set-up models” are BIBLICAL and that’s just what’s so sad about the concept of “ministry” in today’s world. Plus the types of things that they’re teaching people at seminaries these days…..to focus on the “historical” or the “intellectual” aspect of Jesus Christ, instead of on the TRUE nature of Jesus Christ.!

Today’s seminaries in general teach people to preach about Jesus as if he’s a gold coin that they need to “sell” to people, instead of teaching them the necessary tools to preach about Jesus Christ in such a way that the person walks away feeling as though they learned something, feeling as though the Holy Spirit spoke to them through the sermon, feeling as though the Lord Jesus himself spoke to them personally through the sermon and then, going out and CHANGING THEIR WHOLE LIVES AND HEARTS AROUND, as a result OF that very sermon.

That’s the type of preaching that we need here in America, today and throughout the world. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, preachers need to teach about bible prophecy and how it impacts our lives today. [Although I have to admit I myself haven’t even had time to start a Bible Prophecy page yet here on this blog, as I’ve been too busy focusing on the basic things, who Jesus is, what he did, how to get saved & stay saved, etc. So please forgive me, I will start a Bible Prophecy page soon here in the near future…..]

But yet, the “wolves in sheep clothing” are EVER-SO-GOOD for “making you feel bad if you don’t donate”. Guilt trips and manipulation are common amongst these folks. 

However, nonetheless, WHEN it comes to all the wolves in sheep’s clothing, I pray in the name of the Lord that these people will have their eyes opened and that they will soon turn from their ways and turn TO or turn BACK to Jesus Christ before it’s too late & their souls are lost for eternity! I fear for these people’s souls! ;( I can’t sleep at night sometimes, worrying about what’s gonna happen to them, if they don’t repent in the name of Jesus Christ before it’s too late! IF ONLY they knew the true “hell” they were headed for, after they die! I honestly think that they think in their mind that hell isn’t real or that it’s “not going to be too bad”. IF ONLY THEY KNEW THE TRUTH! ;(

“IDOLS” in Modern Day Society

It’s always been funny how historians or pop culture reporters always describe certain people as “modern day icons”/”20th century icons” or how people on online message boards will say “he/she’s always been my idol” or someone on tv will say “like, oh my gosh, you guys are my IDOLS!”

But the thing that’s caught the most attention with me lately concerning idols are three main things: 1) the TV show in and of itself called American Idol (truly think about what the name implies), the over-exposure of Lady Gaga in the media/travel industry/schools, and also the very nature of idols themselves within the Catholic Church.

Of previous notice to me was always how certain people/reporters will describe musicians as “the king of Pop”, “the rock n’ roll gods”, “the god of guitar”, “the god of rock” or even songs themselves that have lyrics such as “we’re fighting with the gods of war”.

But one thing is certain: modern day society is saying that it’s OK to idolize things or people, that it’s OK to have idols or even to BE an idol. Look no further than Hollywood, CA where the majority of modern day “idols” reside. People hysterically SCREAMING in excitement and crying tears of joy as they try to touch their “idol” (that is, their idolized celebrity) just once.

But tell me. When is the last time that anyone ever got that excited about Jesus Christ?

Well, I’ll tell you when, to be precise. It was around the time when Jesus Christ made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem and people layed down their cloaks to cover up his path and waved palm branches at him and possibly screamed and cried in excitement as he passed by, riding on a donkey.

So let me ask you this. Who or what is the “main attraction and/or focus” in YOUR life? Is it Jesus Christ (the one and only true God)? Or is it another (including yourself?)

Many Satanists/Atheists/Agnostics/Intellectuals today say or claim that they don’t actually worship Satan but instead worship themselves (Humanism). However, by refusing to worship Jesus Christ and by worshipping themselves and or this world or the things IN this world, they ARE, in an indirect sense, worshipping Satan and don’t even realize it (or don’t care, one of the two).

Others are on the active path of following other religions and/or other gods. And they too, are on an active path of worshipping Satan without even realizing it.

See, here’s the brutal reality. Whoever doesn’t worship Jesus Christ IS worshipping Satan. They do not necessarily have to have the official label of “Satanist” to BE a “Satanist” in God’s eyes.

The truth of the matter is, there’s only TWO choices one can make. They can choose to live FOR God/Jesus Christ or they can choose to live AGAINST God/Jesus Christ. There is NO other way. NONE.

Light vs. Dark, Good vs. Evil. We each pick a side to live on and then later on, after we die, we enter into eternal existence. But the question is, where will YOU spend eternity? Because where we spend eternity depends on what side we were on while we were living our lives on Earth. Did we live FOR Jesus Christ or AGAINST Jesus Christ?

Let us examine the 10 commandments.

1. Thou shall have no other gods before me (“gods” like Buddha, Allah, Joseph Smith, Zenu, money, fame, celebrities, the “worshipping” of people or things other than Jesus Christ Almighty, etc.)

2. Thou shall have unto thee no idols or graven images (anything that is in heaven, on Earth below or down below the Earth)

3. Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain (saying the word “God” without any sincere spiritual reference to God Almighty, even if it’s just something “simple” like “oh my God, you’re such a dork, dude!”)

4. Thou shall remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy (to remember means to ADHERE to it — Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, the TRUE 7th day Sabbath — remember that Jewish time begins as Sunset, the night before — and NOT Sun-day, the FALSE Sabbath!)

5. Thou shall not commit adultery (and that includes even doing so much as lusting after someone in one’s heart that one is not married to!)

6. Thou shall honor thy father and thy mother

7. Thou shall not kill (and that includes even doing so much as hating someone in your heart)

8. Thou shall not steal (even if it’s just as something as simple as ONE penny or a pen from the bank……..like, SERIOUSLY…..)

9. Thou shall not lie (EVEN if one thinks it is in one’s best interests).

10.  Thou shall not envy/wish for things that belong to others (how MANY times have we thought to ourselves thoughts like “I wish *I* had a clean house like so and so did or I wish *I* was as skinny as so and and so, etc., etc? Lets be honest with ourselves, here!)

[Please also note that the Lord Jesus Christ expanded on most of these in his Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew, chapters 5-7 and also that the Sabbath was created long before Moses EVER walked the Earth, which would indicate the Sabbath is for ALL of mankind, and not just some].

Okay, Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. Therefore, what that means in plain English is that NOBODY is perfect. We’ve all sinned in God’s eyes, we’ve all made mistakes.

However, there is some good news and that’s this. John 3:16 says “for God [the Heavenly Father] so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ] that whoever believeth in him [Jesus Christ] should not perish [go to eternal condemnation] but have everlasting life [eternity with Jesus Christ in Paradise].

So essentially what that means is if we have faith in Jesus Christ, acknowledge our sins to Jesus Christ in prayer, pray for forgiveness of our sins, repent/give up our sins, get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, spread the gospel to all nations and lead a life that’s pleasing to Jesus Christ by obeying all his commandments [such as 10 commandments, and all New Testament teachings — specifically, the Sermon on the Mount teachings), we’ll be forgiven of ALL our sins when we die and assured a spot in eternal paradise with Jesus Christ someday.

All the rest will go to hell and/or eternal condemnation in an everlasting fire. Jesus described hell in Luke 13:28 “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out”. In other words, every single person that dies without ever truly accepting or trusting Jesus Christ (meaning, having true faith in him) will be eternally cast out.

However, at some point right before, during, or after the time a person is cast out from eternal paradise with Jesus Christ, Jesus says that person will see all the prophets of God standing in the kingdom of God/eternal paradise. And to be cast out from the kingdom of God means to be burnt alive with fire – for eternity.

But going back to the 10 commandments. We already KNOW why modern day society openly violates all 10 commandments, especially the 2nd and 4th one; (the TRUE Sabbath is actually on SATURDAY and is from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown).

Modern day American society is “Babylonian” and full of nothing but darkness because it’s controlled by Satan. It WANTS to keep you entertained. It WANTS to take you AWAY from God/Jesus Christ. It WANTS you to worship other gods besides Jesus Christ (notice how rock music NEVER mocked Buddha, Allah, Joseph Smith, etc? Why is that, do you think? Think about it. Birds of a feather flock together)

It WANTS you to lie, cheat and steal (even doing so much as stealing someone’s boyfriend/girlfriend, wife/husband and/or fiance/fiancee is classified in God’s eyes as *stealing”), it WANTS you to lust, it WANTS you to envy things that belong to others, it WANTS you to hate, it WANTS you to cheat on your boyfriend/girlfriend, wife/husband, or fiance/fiancee, it WANTS you to lie, it WANTS you to say the Lord’s name in vain. Lets face it, this dark world and the things OF this world are DESIGNED by Satan and his demons to try to suck your soul away from Jesus Christ! Think about it, folks!

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. Ephesians 6:12

This is pure SPIRITUAL WARFARE……….a WAR FOR YOUR SOUL…….

The question is, who will win? Will Jesus Christ win your soul or will Satan win your soul?

The choice is up to you. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

For the people who die without Jesus Christ aren’t sent to hell and/or eternal condemnation by Jesus Christ by choice.  Those folks simply CHOSE to go there.

For we either CHOOSE to accept Jesus Christ or we CHOOSE to reject him. There IS no other way in this world but those 2 paths. Sorry guys but that’s the brutal reality of it all.

Remember that all paths that lead AWAY from Jesus Christ lead to Satan, which then leads to hell and/or eternal condemnation and that all paths that lead to truth lead to Jesus Christ, which then leads to everlasting life/eternal paradise with Jesus Christ.

When people die, they are sent to 1 of 2 places (eternal paradise with God/Jesus Christ) or eternal condemnation in everlasting fire) But the choice is up to YOU. Would YOU be willing to die without Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior? I wouldn’t. Those that die without ever having accepted salvation, trust, love, faith, obedience etc. in Jesus Christ will LOSE THEIR SOUL. FOR ETERNITY.

So please. I beg of you. Please cry out to Jesus Christ today and get to know him while there’s still time. We never know when we’re gonna die, just like we never know when this world’s gonna end.

Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only”.