Be Careful These Charlatans; They will Reel-you-in with Easy Believism

Never be fooled by numbers, or the supposed financial wealth of a Prophet. It is possible to believe the promises of God, and have the assurance of salvation, and yet be lost forever.

We all need to ask ourselves. “How did I come to believe what I now believe about religion, morality and the entire purpose of human existence? If my friends and I have just blindly gone along with generally accepted ideas, isn’t it likely that most other people have also done the same? Is it possible that we have blindly accepted false religious ideas which have, in fact, greatly affected our lives and perhaps our entire family immediate and extended?

Some have changed their names taking on the names of their so-called-spiritual fathers and some have even gone to the extent of shunning their biological parents to devote attention to this new craze of spiritual parents.
It is very concerning that some claim to bask in the grace of their prophet. The big question is do they understand what grace really is? And why shelter in the grace of a mere mortal, when God’s grace is sufficient for all? We now hear some in the prophetic mafia churches boasting that they are ‘under the grace of emeritus Prophet’ really?

Mere mortals with self-given titles

There is a strong possibility that many have shifted their faith from God and invested their trust and faith in mere mortals with self-given titles, major Prophet, emeritus Prophet, seer this and all sorts of wrestler type names.
These charlatans with ever interesting names are increasingly inventive. They are manufacturing miracles coming up with more and more outrageous and ridiculous claims that are super deceiving. So much so, their followers are adamant these charlatans are Bible champions quoting scripture and calling on the name of Jesus Christ to power them to ‘walk on air’ conjure ‘Miracle money’ and all sorts of other tricks such as making Barbie-Doll-lookalike angelic beings appear in their churches.

“Not every one who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers'” (Matthew 7:21-23).

In another passage of scripture Jesus calls them workers of iniquity, those that try to gain God’s acceptance outside of total trust in Christ alone. We can see from the scripture above that these were obviously people who were doing the work of God. It says they prophesied in God’s name, they cast out demons and did many wonders.

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They claim to be Christian

Today many claim to be a Christian. The Bible, however, says you will know them by their fruits. The fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. How many today are walking in the fruit of the spirit? You know I can stand in a forest amongst trees but that does not make me a tree, any more than saying I am a Christian or belonging to a certain church makes me a true believer.

Jesus is stating that many people will ultimately stand before Him claiming to have been His devout followers. However, they had no relationship with Him — He never knew them. He was not really their Lord. Therefore, they were not really His followers. Most people in these charlatans led churches have become followers of these false prophets instead of followers of Jesus Christ.

Speaking to God

It is very unfortunate that some of our brothers and sisters have been so conditioned to believe that their church leaders speak to God. They believe that their leaders counsel with God as to who will and will not be allowed to enter heaven. They believe heaven has immigration officers so to speak. Most look at these charlatan prophets as people who have access and can enable and grant favours. Hence, they become faithful to a Prophet and are willing to do all to please the prophet. They will (sow) pay all sorts of seeds as demanded by these charlatans who masquerade as prophets.

Demi-gods deceiving people

To many in these charlatans led churches these false prophets have become Demi-gods and many inadvertently bow down to worship and idolise these crooks believing they represent God.
In James 2:19, Scripture indicates that the kind of “belief” a person possesses is profoundly important. Notice what the writer of James states to his deceived-about-true-salvation audience:
You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe and shudder.
Demons display a correct intellectual understanding as to who Jesus is — but their intellectual assent is insufficient as evidenced by the belief in [their] hearts, i.e. their nonetheless volitional rebellion against the Lordship of Christ in their visceral, inner being. Likened to those Jesus was addressing in Matthew 7, the demons too evidence that:
IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE OR “BELIEVE” IN THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST WITHOUT BOWING THE KNEE TO THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST
James’ point is that that kind of “belief ” — what we call “easy believism” — does not save a soul from hell. Christ will say to the “easy believers,” I never knew you! Depart from Me . . . .

Be careful read the Bible

What then are the signs of false belief, so that you can be sure you are not self-deceived about your own salvation, or following a false teacher?
Ephesians 5:5 is an excellent passage that provides us with tremendous insight and discernment regarding true salvation — not only in terms of a false understanding of true salvation — but also a true understanding of false teachers regarding salvation.

I urge you to pick up your bible and read the passage in Ephesians chapter 5. Pray to God for understanding and liberate yourself from the spiritual bondage of these charlatans who masquerade as prophets.

This brood of vipers bent on poisoning the true gospel in a bid to commercialise it to financially enrich themselves.

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