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False Prophets

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:15-20 NIV In our world today, a "false prophet" is a liar. Technology has provided many vehicles for these folks to drive and we see them steering their wheels all over the place. Satan is the father of lies and the source of deception. That is why we must use what God has given us to rightly discern the truth. God gave us eyes, ears, sound minds and the Holy Spirit to indwell our hearts to help us to determine what is true and real. We have much more to work with rather than coining the phrase "fake news" while dismissing our innate warnings of these lies simply because we choose to believe the wolves in sheep's clothing that exist among us who tell them. We are equipped to know them by their fruit and the main fruit of the Spirit is love. If what we are told to believe does not lead us to somehow demonstrate love, it's usually a lie. Now that's the truth!

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