About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
It's not new.
As early as the first generation church, so-called prophets and
prophetesses have been inflicting believers with false prophecies, secret
revelation, and mysticism based private interpretations of obscure Old
Testament passages. Throughout
history, especially in those apocalyptic times when the end the age was
apparently near, whether knowingly or unknowingly, some have spread their
prophetic misinformation to a Biblically and historically illiterate
Christian population, as is the case today.
Jesus foretold us of
this in Matthew 24:11.
"... and many false
prophets will appear and deceive many people."
The apostle Paul told us
to judge prophets (1 Corinthians 14:29).
"Two or three
prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully [judge] what
The apostle Peter told
us not to apply our own private interpretation to the Scripture.
2 Peter 1:20 in the KJV reads:
first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private
The average Christian
today has no understanding of the Old Testament and how it applies to them
as New Testament believers. It
was written in a language and in cultures few understand.
That alone should cause us to question what we hear from those who
expound secret hidden meanings beneath the pages of the Old Testament that
they claim come directly from God.
Here's my advice.
Be a prophetic skeptic.
Don't jump on the latest
Pay attention to the
clear Word of Scripture.
Ignore secret hidden
meanings beneath the text.
Be joined to a Christian
community where prophecies are judged.
Ignore those whose
prophecies don't come true.
Above all, know that the
clear Word of Scripture trumps every prophetic word.