Friday, February 14, 2020

False Prophets, Idol Makers, Vain Dreamers

God had specific rules that the Jews were to follow, prior to the advent of Jesus Christ. All those rules and ceremonies pointed to the perfectly righteous judgments of God, His perfect self-sacrificing love, and His wholly capable eternal power. In the Old Testament the LORD says that He is a jealous God who wants all people to always keep our focus and love upon Him. This He says, and which He corrects us when we stray, for our own good. For whenever we stray from His way of doing things, then we begin, again, to worship ourselves and the things or people around us. When we neglect God and His biblical ways, we make ourselves into puny gods wrapped up in selfish love of ourselves and our ideas and ambitions, instead of our need to abide in Him and His Word. He also warns us about those who have already set themselves up as false gods, false prophets, and dreamers of vain things. Those false ones seem to have power, but they teach vain ideas and ways that contradict what God has told us all along.

Deuteronomy 13:1-5 
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
2  And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3  Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4  Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
5  And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.

Today, in 2020AD, there are only a few societies around the world that still tolerate the execution of false teachers, unless such have perpetrated violence upon their particular society. For souls living in Western culture, especially, where most death penalties have been eliminated, there are still ways to reduce or stop the effectiveness of false teachers, false prophets, and vain dreamers. 

The main ways to attenuate their impact are, 1) do not listen to them, 2) do not support them financially, 3) do not buy anything that they promote or sell, 4) show other people the lies and damnable heresies that the false ones teach, 5) warn other people of the LORD's angry judgment that rests upon all who promote the things that God hates in His perfect sinless anger against the sins of the false ones, 6) stick to God's Word, the Bible, and tell others to repent of their sins and stick to God's Christ and His ways, also.

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