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Phonics of Phalsehood

July 23

"The prophets prophesy falsely ... and MY people love to have it so"   Jeremiah 5:31

"... spiritual costume parties which are big on show, but a zero on substance." 

There is, residing in the bosom of every natural man, an insidious affection for falsehood.  Even after we are saved, that old nature of sin still tries to lead us to the campfires of the enemy.  Does not the proliferation of errant doctrine in the modern church testify to the veracity of GOD'S Word found in today's text?  "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of GOD: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."  A humble and fervent sobriety is especially needful among GOD'S people in this day of increasing guile and deceit (cf. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15).  Even JESUS warned us to: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."  Stay far away from the spiritual costume parties which are big on show, but a zero on substance.  "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.  And many shall follow their pernicious ways ..."

That false prophets, prophesy falsely, makes perfect sense; and holds no element of surprise whatsoever.  That the born again give any ear to them, does however, stagger the imagination!  "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, (the truth of CHRIST'S Deity) receive him not into your house, neither bid him GOD speed:"  Are the Berean's extinct ... have we forgotten how to stand in the love of the truth?  Have our Steepled venues become academies for starving agnostics in need of a stage?  "Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:"  In some neighborhoods across this land, one could insert: 'The First Church of the Psuedo' into the marquee, and still draw enough folks to pass it off as a revival.  By the way, there is one other thing that makes perfect sense; and it is that false Christians flock to false prophets.  Perhaps the obvious is just that ... i.e., the best explanation for a paradigm shift which loves a lie among the religious churched of our day.

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."         

For Love of Country
Congress of the United States of America
(Public Law 83-396)

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

(upon adding: "under GOD" to the Pledge, June 14, 1954)

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