THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Three men were on a fishing trip, and decided they should "bare their souls" to one another.
But they also agreed never to tell another soul.
The first one said, "I must confess, that I enjoy an occasional cigar."
The third one said, "Can we go home now?"
The second one said, "Now we agreed, so I'll tell you my problem. I must confess, I enjoy
an occasional drink."
The third one asked, "Can we go home now?"
The first and second men said, "Now we agreed, so you tell us your fault."
The third one said, "Well, I must confess, I'm a gossip; and, I canít WAIT to get home!"
2 Pet 2:1-2
1 But 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.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
As early as Adam and Eve, Satan hissed implied doubt of the Word of God: "Yea, hath God said....?"
But over, and over again, God's Word affirms purity, accuracy, integrity, inerrancy, and whole truth.
Our forefathers in this nation believed that Adam and Eve were real people, and that Satan was a real being.
Yes, they believed that Moses really saw a burning bush that was not consumed, and that Jonah was indeed swallowed by a whale.
But some people today would have us doubt the Word of God.
These are they who introduce the "free will" and spirit of man to determine on his own what parts of God's Word to believe or disbelieve.
These are they who tout justification by works, affirmation without confession and same-sex marriages.
Their statements seem to ring with the same hiss of Satan! "Yea, hath God said....?"
There ARE "false prophets" in the world today!
In order to know WHO they are, we must study God's Word, and align every "wind of doctrine" with the written Word.
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (1John 4:1)
To know the truth, study the truth!
"For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven." (Psalm 119:89)
"Every word of God is pure: ..." (Proverbs 30:5)
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
Friends, do not be deceived by the "false prophets" of the world today.
Study the Word of God, and know the TRUTH!