Thursday, 12 November 2020
The argument: A false prophecy and a false prophet
A false prophecy is different from a false prophet as a false teaching is different from a false teacher. A false prophet can give a true prophecy as a false teacher can teach a biblical truth. Someone who is not a false prophet can give a false prophecy as someone who is not a false teacher can also teach something wrong.
A false prophet is deliberate and leads people away from God while a true prophet can make a mistake. A false teacher is intentional and leads people away from God and right living while ANYBODY can make the mistake of teaching what is false. Many factors can be the cause: shear ignorance, level of theological education and exposure, environment, and personal or group interests. A deliberate and intentional person is consistent and will refuse all corrections, even when he is confronted with the truth while someone who makes a mistake repents once he receives enlightenment.
These are the reasons why we MUST all remain humble and hold ourselves accountable. We MUST all be watchful and take heed to ourselves and others as people who are accountable. It is very dangerous to walk alone in this pilgrimage. It is dangerous to destroy structures of accountabilities God creates around you either in the form of old friends and significant relationships who can look you in the face and ask you difficult questions and confront you with the truth or established processes of checks and balances that demands your compliance.
Any man can fall. Anyone can fail. However, God wants all of us to win. God bless you.