Originally posted by karoly aczel
So how do you tell if someone is a false prophet?
In my way of thinking everyone is a false prophet of sorts, however, those that deliberatley and knowingly tell people info they know is crap, or unverified are the real false prophets.
(I didn't really think that through too much, would just like to see what people make of this phrase,thnx🙂 )
actually its quite simple, its by their actions, according to the words of the Christ. Please consider this text.
(Matthew 7:15-20) . . .“Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to you in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. By their fruits
you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? Likewise every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit; a good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, neither can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. Every tree not producing fine fruit gets cut down and thrown into the fire. Really, then, by their fruits
you will recognize those [men].
Again i draw you attention towards a simple yet profound analogy, a tree that produces fruit. A tree that is rotten cannot produce good fruit. In a similar way, a false prophet is known by his actions, or the fruitage that those actions produce. For a Christian at least, it is relatively easy to see what fruitage a prophet produces, whether it is in harmony with Gods spirit, for these fruitages are listed.
(Galatians 5:22-23) . . .On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control. . .
therefore a true prophet would display these types of fruitage, a false one, these,
(Galatians 5:19-21) . . .are fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct, idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, contentions, divisions, sects, envies, drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these.. . .