Then said Jeremiah the prophet unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah, the Lord hath not sent thee, but thou makest this people to trust in a lie. Jeremiah 28:15

Hananiah was a prophet, but he was a false one who gave the people what they wanted to hear. He had prophesied that the yoke of Nebuchadnessar would be broken, and the people would be freed from the punishment that God had allowed the king of Babylon to bring upon them. Jeremiah challenged this false prophet, and within the year, Hananiah was in his grave.

The world abounds in false prophets, evil people who make their followers to believe lies. There are many well-known ones, such as the leaders of cults and other world religions. Such false and evil prophets as Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Charles Russell, and many others, have used their lies to deceive many millions of people. However, there are many others whose names are not well known, at least not recognized as false, who are just as dangerous and just as deceiving.

Information was recently circulated about a course on miracles being actively promoted by Oprah Winfrey. The woman who developed this course bases it on so-called revelations she received from a Christ who is definitely not the Christ of the Bible. This so-called Christ is said to have told her that the crucifixion was unnessary and that there is no such thing as sin, among other New Age nonsense.

We need to be on the lookout for such deceivers, and faithfully warn younger Christians to be careful about paying any attention to them.

Jeremiah was a faithful and true prophet. He knew that God’s people had sinned. He knew why they were being punished. And he knew they would be restored eventually.

The Bible is totally faithful. Trust its message today for all your needs. Ignore the liars. -Jim MacIntosh

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