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Many False Prophets But Few True Ones

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Many False Prophets But Few True Ones

Matthew 24:11 says "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."
But the bible never says many true prophets will rise, and lead many to Christ.

In Matthew 24: 11 false prophets is from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance number 5578, peudoprophetes, which is said to mean "from 5571 and 4396,a spurious prophet...false prophet."

Strong's 5571 is pseudes, erroneous, deceitful, wicked - false, liar." And 4396 is prophetes, "a foreteller. by analogy, an inspired speaker... prophet."

But the office of a prophet is not limited to predicting the future or interpreting scriptures which make predictions about what is to occur in the future. A prophet is one who speaks - or writes - under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. A prophet in the broader sense is someone who speaks truth from God, that is, speaks the doctrines of God. A prophet can be one who interprets scripture by knowledge of other scriptures and by inspiration from the Holy Spirit.

Paul was an inspired speaker - and writer - who brought the Gospel as truth from Jesus Christ. He taught doctrine but he also made predictions about what was to happen in the future. His office was not limited to teaching doctrines or to giving us predictions for the future. He was a prophet of the Lord. Yet someone inspired by God who interprets scripture can also be called a prophet, though not in the way Paul was a prophet who wrote so much of the New Testament, and as he says in Acts 26: 15-18, Christ appeared to him and gave him doctrine to speak and write for those who were to become the Body of Christ.
[h=3]A false prophet is someone who pretends to speak the doctrines from God, but what he speaks is not from God. "Son of man,prophesy against the prophets of Israel, and say unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear the word of the Lord." Ezekiel 13: 1[/h]"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3: 5-6 A false prophet leans to his own understanding and deceptively claims what he says is God's truth.

The true prophets - those who speak the doctrines of God - are a remnant.

"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
22. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness." Isaiah 10: 20-22

"I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
13. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid." Zephaniah 3: 12-13

The traits of the remnant of Israel in Zephaniah 3: 12-13 are similar to the traits of the 144,000 in Revelation 14: 4-5, who metaphorically are virgins, not defiled with women, meaning they are pure spiritually, not that literally they have not physically interacted with women. The 144,000 are also said to be without guile, or deception, and are without fault before the throne of God. The remnant of Israel does not speak lies about doctrine or anything else. They are not deceptive like the many false prophets of Matthew 24: 11 who deceive many.

"As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
27. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:" "Osee" is Hosea. Hosea 2: 23 says "...and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God."

The quote from Hosea 2: 23 is important in this New Testament text about the remnant - because the New Testament remnant is the remnant of Israel. Hosea 2: 23 does not say that those who were not the people of God became his people as something other than as Israel. It does not say the Gentiles became part of the capital C "Church." Ephesians 2: 11-20 in saying that the Gentiles were once aliens to Israel but were made close by the blood of Christ supports this interpretation of Hosea 2: 23, that the Gentiles were brought into Israel, but an Israel that was changed from the physical to the spiritual by Christ.

"Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace." Romans 11: 5 This is the remnant of physical or Old Covenant Israel which accepted Christ. The majority rejected him.

Revelation 12: 15, 17 "And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood......And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."

The flood which the serpent-dragon casts out of his mouth is the deceptive false doctrines spoken by the mouths of the many false prophets of Matthew 24: 11. But the remnant of Israel has the testimony of Jesus Christ, which defeats the deceptive false doctrines of the flood of Revelation 12: 15.

On a Christian forum a guy, a dispensationalist, claimed that Revelation 12: 17 is not about the remnant, but just about what was left over from the seed of the women. Dispensationalists do not accept the remnant, because they cannot go there, and certainly cannot accept the remnant of Israel, because for them Israel must always be Old Covenant physical Israel. For them, Israel was never transformed as predicted by II Kings 21: 134, Isaiah 29: 16 and especially Jeremiah 18: 1-6.

So, while Matthew 24: 11 says many false prophets shall deceive many, the few, the remnant of Israel, are the true prophets of God who bring some to salvation in the truth (II Thessalonians 2: 10-12).

As dispensationalists, the many false prophets do not acknowledge the role of the remnant but are promoting the vast majority on the broad way of Matthew 7: 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: 14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

There are some other brands of false doctrines other than dispenationalism, but dispensationalism is the largest form of false doctrine within evangelical Christianity, because it is taught by so many churches and denominations.
 
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Many False Prophets But Few True Ones

Matthew 24:11 says "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."
But the bible never says many true prophets will rise, and lead many to Christ.

In Matthew 24: 11 false prophets is from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance number 5578, peudoprophetes, which is said to mean "from 5571 and 4396,a spurious prophet...false prophet."

Strong's 5571 is pseudes, erroneous, deceitful, wicked - false, liar." And 4396 is prophetes, "a foreteller. by analogy, an inspired speaker... prophet."

But the office of a prophet is not limited to predicting the future or interpreting scriptures which make predictions about what is to occur in the future. A prophet is one who speaks - or writes - under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. A prophet in the broader sense is someone who speaks truth from God, that is, speaks the doctrines of God. A prophet can be one who interprets scripture by knowledge of other scriptures and by inspiration from the Holy Spirit.

Paul was an inspired speaker - and writer - who brought the Gospel as truth from Jesus Christ. He taught doctrine but he also made predictions about what was to happen in the future. His office was not limited to teaching doctrines or to giving us predictions for the future. He was a prophet of the Lord. Yet someone inspired by God who interprets scripture can also be called a prophet, though not in the way Paul was a prophet who wrote so much of the New Testament, and as he says in Acts 26: 15-18, Christ appeared to him and gave him doctrine to speak and write for those who were to become the Body of Christ.
A false prophet is someone who pretends to speak the doctrines from God, but what he speaks is not from God. "Son of man,prophesy against the prophets of Israel, and say unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear the word of the Lord." Ezekiel 13: 1

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3: 5-6 A false prophet leans to his own understanding and deceptively claims what he says is God's truth.

The true prophets - those who speak the doctrines of God - are a remnant.

"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
22. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness." Isaiah 10: 20-22

"I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
13. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid." Zephaniah 3: 12-13

The traits of the remnant of Israel in Zephaniah 3: 12-13 are similar to the traits of the 144,000 in Revelation 14: 4-5, who metaphorically are virgins, not defiled with women, meaning they are pure spiritually, not that literally they have not physically interacted with women. The 144,000 are also said to be without guile, or deception, and are without fault before the throne of God. The remnant of Israel does not speak lies about doctrine or anything else. They are not deceptive like the many false prophets of Matthew 24: 11 who deceive many.

"As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
27. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:" "Osee" is Hosea. Hosea 2: 23 says "...and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God."

The quote from Hosea 2: 23 is important in this New Testament text about the remnant - because the New Testament remnant is the remnant of Israel. Hosea 2: 23 does not say that those who were not the people of God became his people as something other than as Israel. It does not say the Gentiles became part of the capital C "Church." Ephesians 2: 11-20 in saying that the Gentiles were once aliens to Israel but were made close by the blood of Christ supports this interpretation of Hosea 2: 23, that the Gentiles were brought into Israel, but an Israel that was changed from the physical to the spiritual by Christ.

"Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace." Romans 11: 5 This is the remnant of physical or Old Covenant Israel which accepted Christ. The majority rejected him.

Revelation 12: 15, 17 "And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood......And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."

The flood which the serpent-dragon casts out of his mouth is the deceptive false doctrines spoken by the mouths of the many false prophets of Matthew 24: 11. But the remnant of Israel has the testimony of Jesus Christ, which defeats the deceptive false doctrines of the flood of Revelation 12: 15.

On a Christian forum a guy, a dispensationalist, claimed that Revelation 12: 17 is not about the remnant, but just about what was left over from the seed of the women. Dispensationalists do not accept the remnant, because they cannot go there, and certainly cannot accept the remnant of Israel, because for them Israel must always be Old Covenant physical Israel. For them, Israel was never transformed as predicted by II Kings 21: 134, Isaiah 29: 16 and especially Jeremiah 18: 1-6.

So, while Matthew 24: 11 says many false prophets shall deceive many, the few, the remnant of Israel, are the true prophets of God who bring some to salvation in the truth (II Thessalonians 2: 10-12).

As dispensationalists, the many false prophets do not acknowledge the role of the remnant but are promoting the vast majority on the broad way of Matthew 7: 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: 14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

There are some other brands of false doctrines other than dispenationalism, but dispensationalism is the largest form of false doctrine within evangelical Christianity, because it is taught by so many churches and denominations.
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The TRUE Prophet will continue in the ENDURING WORD of the Most High GOD,
that the Apostles taught....
The Church stepped away from the Apostles and went to Greek Philosophers..
The break from the mediator was made THEN baptism was changed.
That has been admitted...

Jesus has been found BUT not in Church.
 

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