A Deceived Christian Example To Avoid! Part 2 – Beware the Chicken Little False Prophets Who Proclaim the End of the World is Today!
(Ver 2.1) This is “Part 2” in a Bible study series concerning modern negative Christian examples to avoid and not to follow or become. If you would like to read the series from the beginning you may like to go to “Part 1” first. But this lesson will be a blessing alone. I was on vacation in the mountains when I wrote this Bible lesson. I had not planned on posting anything that week. But, then a national news report came on about a religious zealot in California, that I will not name and he has predicted the end of the world to occur May 21, 2011 at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time in the USA. When a man calls himself a Christian and then ignores the Bible to teach something so ridiculous that it makes the corrupt national news media, it causes a negative perception to be reflected upon every Christian. I have found that if the national news media is reporting a story, the it is either false or it is coordinated to make conservatives and Christians to look bad. And one false prophet can be used by Satan to cause every real prophet of God to look foolish and not to be taken seriously. What if God had sent a prophet to Israel and Israel had already heard 12 other men who called themselves prophets say something that is opposite or different than the real message from God? Doesn’t this make it easier to reject the real message? Sure it does! I did notice in the life of Elijah that he called down fire that consumed the other prophets and thus God got His message out in spite of the false prophets who attempted to corrupt the truth. I believe if you read Revelation 11 about how God will send two witnesses the first 42 months to the earth to get His message out, the same power that Elijah displayed will get the attention of many of the people of the earth. Yet they will be killed and their bodies lay in the street for 3 1/2 days and people will be so happy that they will send gifts to each other in celebration. Wow, I believe this is going to happen sooner than we think.
Well this man in California has supposedly studied the Bible for many years. He is not a young man and he has many followers who have quit their jobs to travel to tell everyone about the prediction. They have spent over a million dollars on billboards to warn the people of the earth. The late night comedians in the U.S. have made light of this prediction in countless jokes. Atheists are planned rapture parties May 23, 2011 at 6 PM to defy the message. People had even printed T-shirts to say how they survived the rapture. Christians are being mocked and ridiculed and are made to look like fools because of the actions of a deceived Christian man who is clearly ignorant of the Bible.
When God gives someone revelation of His word, it is never going to contradict any other previous revelation of the Word of God to cause confusion. Real new truth will always build upon previous truths that we already know. Therefore, we as Christians are forced to know the scripture for ourselves. This man who predicted the end of the world on May 21, 2011 made a very similar prediction back in 1994. Since this prediction did not occur it is very easy to see that he is a false prophet. God never sent a Christian with the truth today prophecies of yesterday have failed. A prophet of God should always speak the truth and what they say better occur. Of course there are exceptions in the Bible where the man of God’s words did not come to pass. For example God sent Jonah to Nineveh and told them they would be destroyed. But they repented and God did not destroy them. That is just one example. But this modern prophecy does not appear to match what occurred in this incident.
If anyone is following a man who has given a date when Jesus was coming to get us and it did not occur then maybe we should find a new Christian to learn from. Also if we are following a man who contradicts another prophet of God or the written word of God it would be easy to fall into Satan’s deception. This man claimed his calculations were off in 1994, but he is absolutely convinced that he has not made a mistake about May 21, 2011. I wonder what thought about his prediction on Sunday, May 21 2011 since nothing happened. I wonder what his followers thought on Sunday May 21, 2011 when they were all ready to go and nothing happened? I know for sure what the world thought of his ignorant godless prophecy; they all laughed at him as they are doing at all Christians right now. How can real Christians follow a man who is deceived? It is amazingly easy if we do not know the Bible. I knew this man’s prediction was not true the moment I heard it. Any could, because his prediction contradicted the words of the greatest prophet named Jesus Christ. He said this and I believe Him more than a deceived modern Christian who contradicts Him.
Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Jesus implies that He does not even know the day or the hour that He is returning to the earth. If Jesus does not know and the angels do not know, and this includes Satan, Michael and Gabriel, how then can this man know more than Jesus and the angels? He would have to be Father God to be able to predict the end with accuracy. I do not care what revelation that anyone has found in their Bible. If you ignore the prophet Jesus to predict the end of the world you are deceived. Sorry I can be very blunt and direct sometimes. But, somebody needs to awaken Christians to see the real truth.
If somebody does not speak the truth, then everyone will follow deceived people tricked by Satan who can say anything. If we are following a man or a woman who has set a date for the end of the world, you are as deceived as the deceiver. It is the classic blind being led by the blind. So to the deceived people of the world who predicted May 21, 2011 to be the end, I do not criticize you personally (after all I did not name any names in this message), I do however reject the false message of prediction. If the world ends May 21, 2011 then I would have looked like a fool for countering your message. However, since I base my prediction on the Words of Jesus I felt very confident that the world will never end on any day that a man has predicted. I believe my God and His Written Holy Prophetic Word more than the words of just any human. Please everyone that is a Christian let us all do the same.
This was just one modern day deception tactic of our enemy Satan. But, we can all learn from it. This is a very important trap of deception that will occur again. If you hear of anyone setting an exact day for the coming of the LORD, know now that this could be a major reason why it cannot be that day. Let us all avoid being a Christian that sets a date. Also let us all be a type of Christian that studies our Bible and does not follow after a human that sets a date.
I will pray anyone that does either of these. I hope that you will also pray for anyone that you hear of doing either of these. Let us all pray that God will open their eyes of their understanding so that they are not deceived by to follow false prophets or to become one. But to those who want to reject the Bible, the prophet Jesus and the truth to follow their fantasy, here is my heart is extremely saddened because of the deception that has blinded your mind. I pray everyone will learn their lesson and not make other Christians with real messages look like we are all as ignorant. Let us all make sure we are following the Word of God that we know and we see in our own Bible what anyone else is saying and not follow blindly after the words of any teacher. That includes me! I hope this message helped someone today. Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing these Bible lessons with your family and friends. God Bless you all!
A PERSONAL APPLICATION
LORD, I pray that you will help me not be deceived. Lead me far away from anyone that is not proclaiming what you said in your Word and are saying today by your Spirit. Help me to turn from following anyone that is not being led by your Spirit. Open my spiritual eyes to be able to understand your Word and discern between right and wrong, truth and lies, and good and evil. Thank LORD for your faithfulness to me in Jesus Name, I pray. Amen.
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