False Prophets occupy prominent places in American Churches today. The true prophetic voices that refuse to be influenced by the spirit of the age, are few. Many preachers in America are afraid of offending their audience for fear of retaliation and rejection. But thankfully God still has true prophetic voices who are not intimidated by those who seek to silence them.
As Bible teacher Dudley Hall once said, “we can either become products of our culture or prophets to it.” If we decide to take up our crosses and follow Jesus, we will find ourselves at odds with many prevailing cultural trends.
The role of the Prophet is to declare the truth and to call the Church, and the world to repentance, even if he is misunderstood.
False prophets value fame and fortune and they misrepresent the nature of God while seeking the approval of the crowd. True prophets value the word of the LORD and embrace rejection as the price they must pay for telling the truth. They preach and live the narrow way, which is the way of holiness, not legalism.
As Michael Brown has written:
“Jesus warned His disciples against false prophets, reminding them that the way to eternal life was hard and the gate narrow (Matt. 7:13–20). He made clear that there were serious consequences for neglecting the truth (Matt. 7:21–27).
Paul warned Timothy that “a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths” (2 Tim. 4:3–4, NLT).” (1)
(1) “Jezebel’s War With America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and What We Can Do to Turn the Tide” by Michael L. Brown
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