- Sell Merchandise in the church/thru the church
- Worldwide church system (belief system)
- Perform Lying signs and wonders
- Perform ‘real’ miracles- but lead the people after ‘themselves’ or after false doctrine/god’s
- Trade 'slaves' and 'souls of men'
- It's just a job – hirelings (about the paycheck and reputation/fame/congregation size)
- Anointed by Man (Taught how to ‘look’ anointed) – Not God
- Trained by Man (Seminary) – Not God
- Have Their Own ministry - instead of working for God or Jesus’s Ministry
- Deny Christ (say that you can be saved in other religions and by other names)
- Bow down and give honor/obedience to the pope (leader of the Mother of Harlots – the man of sin)
- Say Jesus paid the price for ALL your sins - just say the sinners prayer and your saved
- Allow/Teach that sins are OK with God and should be included in church (ex: Homosexuality/Lesbians)
- Teach that you don’t need the Holy Ghost, or everybody gets it when they say the sinners prayer/get baptized, or that it is a Person (Blatantly NOT True)!!
- Compromise/Twist/Change the Gospel in order to ‘avoid reproach’ and blend in/get along with the world.
There are MANY MORE Scriptures that describe these points, We just Touch the Surface with these Scriptures. As You will discover – Appearances can be deceiving and even when a preacher does some great miracle – that does NOT mean he is actually of God!!! The ONLY way to tell is by the Doctrines they teach – what is their message? What is the vision for their ministry? What do they teach about salvation? Is it the SAME message the Jesus preached? If NOT – then you have a false preacher!!!
Some are False and they know it and they continue to deceive on purpose, and Some are False because that is how they were taught and don’t know any better. The 2nd kind are the scariest – because they ‘sincerely’ try to save people – and they just don’t know that they have the wrong information!!!
This is just a Sample of Scriptures to get you started. I didn’t want to give you a ‘book’ J
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (2 types of churches built – one that destroys and one that saves)
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
(strait=restricted, wide=allow all kinds of lifestyles/sins)
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
(look/act/speak like Christians – but it’s only an act)
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (what spiritual qualities are they teaching/developing?)
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (‘christians’ who call on the name of Jesus, NOT entering heaven!!)
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (did lot of nice things in the name of Jesus)
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
(BUT they never did what God wanted them to do- they worked their own works instead of His)
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: (obey the Gospel and WIN)
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: (disobey the Gospel and Lose- fooling yourself the entire time)
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
(Jesus preached with an Anointing from Heaven – NOT from a Preplanned Sermon)
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
(saying ‘I am Christ’ = claiming to represent Jesus and offer salvation – BUT they are lying!)
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (doing great signs and wonders is NOT an indication that someone is a True Prophet)
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. (they have turned church into a ‘business’ where they retail items)
2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (the false preachers are part of the church and teach LIES and Mis-Information, and even go so far as to deny Jesus – various TV preachers have even gone worldwide with their views that you don’t need to believe in Jesus to be saved!!!)
2 Peter 2:2
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
(Even the Ungodly/Worldly Non Believer know that some things are just plain wrong – it’s common sense)
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. (church people’s greed causing them to become ‘creative’ in attempts to sell items to the congregations….examples: books, and tapes, and stores INSIDE the church. Some won’t even preach unless they get paid!)
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (every nationality. Kings/Merchants is another way to say ‘Preacher’. They didn’t get rich until they started selling books/tapes to the congregations)
And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. (trading slaves = ministers who travel to other churches as ‘guest’ preachers and collect offerings/get paid… they preach messages that enslave the congregations souls and they ‘trade’ the congregations by ‘guest’ speaking.)
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off. (shipmaster = preacher, sailors = missionaries, trade by sea = ‘missionary’ work and selling/establishing churches overseas)
...for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
(merchants=preachers, great men of the EARTH (their ‘anointing’ is from This world, NOT heaven – and they Deceive ALL nations because of it)
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (worldwide church system)
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (satan’s devils can anoint preachers to do miracles ‘healings’ – for the purpose of gathering those that follow them to the day of Judgment)
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (satan’s ministers ‘appear’ to be Righteous !!!)
But he shall say, I [am] no prophet, I [am] an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
(Seminary Trained – MOST having NEVER been Called by God – NEVER even had a Spiritual Experience or had GOD speak to them – but they have the Nerve to stand in a pulpit and ‘claim’ to represent Jesus !!!! relates to Matthew 7 again – Jesus ‘never’ knew them and their entire life’s work has been iniquity!!)
This is probably MORE than enough to get started with…
Read them, pray about whether this is correct, respond with any questions and any request for more scriptures.
God Bless You with Greater Wisdom and an Increased Walk with the Lord
In Jesus’s Service,