Beware of False Prophets! Part #2:
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The fact that there are counterfeit teachers in the Christian movement should not be surprising. Peter warned; “There were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of” (II Peter 2:1-2). Make no mistake about it – there are false prophets within Identity Christianity.
In Greek the word “heresies” is hairesis and means “a choice” or “sect of disunion” (#G139). It’s taken from the prime root of aihreomai which means “to take for oneself” or “to prefer” (#G138). False prophets will choose their heresies by twisting them according to their own heart and such fictitious teachings eventually lead to disunion or disharmony in the Body of Christ. This is seen today with the numerous cliques within a once-agreed Body of Identity believers. If doctrine is not plainly written in the Word of God it is likely non-Biblical tripe.
Jesus teaches; “Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19). In summation, those who witness falsely pertaining to the things of Yahweh simply desire to see things this way. They are the type of person who “reads themselves in to the scripture” as opposed to accepting the simple truth of God and attributing it to their lives. They are incapable of change nor do they feel they have need of repentance. In theory, they become their own “god” among insects.
By teaching against seedline imposters are able to perpetuate the myth that jews are “God’s chosen people.” By denying water baptism false prophets are able to restrict Christians entrance into the Kingdom because Christ teaches; “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved” (Mark 16:16). To elaborate, by spiritualizing away the plain truths of scripture the deceitful are able to cause man to be “corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (II Corinthians 11:3). The Bible means exactly what it says, it’s genuinely that plain and simple.
Pharisees like to sidetrack the well-meaning with constant debates or by claiming “the Bible doesn’t really mean what it says.” The way of a false prophet is to make the simple seem more complicated while the genuine teacher can make the complex straightforward. If the Word of Yahweh mentions a literal adversary named Satan then Christians should know this is accurate. Furthermore, if scripture teaches that “baptism doth also now save us” (I Peter 3:21) then any Christian worth his salt will endeavor to be “saved” through baptism, period.
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