Summary: I. EXORDIUM: If you're a false prophet, please raise your hand. Of course, no one wants to be a false prophet, so avoid them. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General III. OBJECTIVES: To learn the qualities of false prophets, so we can avoid them.
If you're a false prophet, please raise your hand.
Of course, no one wants to be a false prophet, so avoid them.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To learn the qualities of false prophets, so we can avoid them.
1 Timothy 6:3-4 (MKJV)
1 Timothy 6:3 If anyone teaches otherwise, and does not consent to wholesome words (those of our Lord Jesus Christ), and to the doctrine according to godliness,
1 Timothy 6:4 he is proud, knowing nothing. He is sick concerning doubts and arguments, from which comes envy, strife, evil speakings, evil suspicions,
False prophet are against the LORD.
Arguments of False Prophets.
A. Author: Paul (1 Timothy 1:1)
B. Recipient/Audience: Timothy, spiritual son in the faith of Apostle Paul (1 Timothy 1:2)
C. Time of Writing: 130-155 C.E. (Common Era or Christian Era) A.D.
D. Reason For Writing: Apostle's Paul's Discourse of Master and Slaves proper relationship.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. A Glimpse of The Qualities Of a False Prophet:
1. They Teach The Opposite.
"If anyone teaches otherwise, " They always oppose God's Words.
2 Timothy 2:25 in meekness instructing those who oppose, if perhaps God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth,
2. They don't agree with God's Words.
God's Words always agree, but they contradict it. They find something and take it out of context and say that the Bible is not perfect.
Acts 15:15 And the words of the Prophets agree to this; as it is written,
Illustration: Da Vinci Code movie, don't watch it.
3. They don't agree with lessons of holiness.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord;
4. They boast but don't know anything.
We glory and boast in our weaknesses not in the things we know.
2 Corinthians 12:5 I will glory of such a one, yet I will not boast on my behalf, except in my weaknesses.
5. They are sick of doubts and arguments.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing. For he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.
6. Their arguments lead to:
c. evil speakings
d. evil suspicions
Matthew 23:12 And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he who shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Be careful not to exalt ourselves like these false prophets, beware God is our HEAD, we are His Body.
Avoid false prophets at all cost.