MUSINGS - November 26, 2018
THE LONG ANSWER - PART 5
Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him (Jesus) privately, "Tell us, when will this happen? What will be the sign when all this will come to an end?"
"At that time don't believe anyone who tells you, 'Here is the Messiah!' or 'There he is!' False messiahs and false prophets will appear. They will work miraculous signs and do wonderful things to deceive, if possible, those whom God has chosen. Be on your guard! I have told you everything before it happens.
Jesus cautions his followers to Be on your guard! The false messiahs that I know of in my time on this Earth seem to me to be easier to spot than the false prophets. Jim Jones , David Koresh, Charles Manson, Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles, L. Ron Hubbard, and Sun Myung Moon. Are just a few that come to mind. I'm sure there are many more lesser known "messiahs" out there it seems a quick way to gain power and wealth. As a matter of fact the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard is wired as saying, “If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.” Though these other cut leaders never said it publicly, I'm sure it was a big motivatingq factor.
As I said I think that modern day prophets are harder to spot. The bookshelves in any bookstore are filled with Prophets. And the only true way to judge a prophet it's after their predictions come true. And if there predictions are for the end time, well at the true end time the predictions no l longer matter.
Again I say, immerse yourself in the Bible and be on guard. Those who deceive the people of God will receive a terrible punishment ... but so will those who are lead astray.
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