The Dangers of False Prophets and Teachers


By Dr. Ken Matto


Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)


We live in a time when spiritual discernment is at an all-time low.  Christians seem to accept anything that is told to them regardless of whether it is biblical or not.  Many fear to be called “unloving” if they expose prophetic liars for what they are.  We are called to be faithful to the truth and not faithful to an indifferent society who has put aside all the truths of the Bible and have created their own set of values which are no values at all.


All one has to do is look at the sad state the church is in today and that is because of the wide acceptance of false teachings, from tongues to free will.  In Christianity today it does not matter what the Bible says simply because what supplants true biblical teachings is preferences, bias, feelings, and what I choose to believe.  Based on these, I would not be hard-pressed to say that those who live their Christian lives according to their own desires, are not really Christians at all but fake Christians who are living a total lie in an unsaved state.  The Bible was given to us as a source for developing a belief system which aligns with God’s teachings.  It was not given to us to change it to what we want to believe.


One of the greatest deceptions of the present day was that so many who call themselves prophets had prophesied that Donald Trump would win another term in office and guess what, he didn’t, making these prophets nothing but prophetic liars who wanted to sell books and raise money for themselves.  There is a great principle found in both Jeremiah and Ezekiel as to why the modern church is helping to destroy our country and if it continues, it will go the way of Judah in 70 A.D., to be wiped from the map and never to rise again.


I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. (Jeremiah 23:14)


Judah was committing the same sins as the northern kingdom was at the time Jeremiah and Ezekiel were written, they had already gone into captivity in Assyria having violated the covenant of Sinai and Shechem by going after false gods along with their false teachings.  In Jeremiah 23:14 we read an exposé about the false prophets and their effect upon the nation of Judah.  First we are told they commit adultery and that would be both physical adultery and spiritual adultery when they have taken the word of God and remade it into what they want it to say to strengthen their false teachings.  Secondly, and this is the big one, they strengthen the hands of the evildoers which means their false teachings make no challenge to those who are in authority and the result is the deeper entrenchment of sin in the lives of all who hear them.  These false teachers have appeased the evildoers so much that they do not even consider their sin but continue on and become more sinful to the point of no return.  We see this today playing out right in front of us.  Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor was Paula White who herself was an adulteress with Benny Hinn.  She is also divorced twice and remarried making her an adulteress according to Scripture.  She is also a prosperity pimp who loves to syphon money from the dumb sheep who idolize her.  What kind of spiritual advice can a person like that give to someone else?  The wrong kind, so this way they don’t convict themselves!


Personally, unless I see more evidence than just words from Donald Trump, I do not see him as true born again Christian.  Remember quoting the Bible and speaking about God is what every politician does when they want to gain the evangelical vote.  They know that the largest block of gullible voters is the Christians.  Vain words are widely accepted in Christianity instead of actions with those words.  If the Republicans were truly pro-life, then why didn’t they overturn Roe Vs. Wade in the first 2 years of Trump’s presidency when they had the White House, Senate, and the Congress?  Think about that!


Now the result of the false prophets and false teachers is that even those who believe the lies are looked upon as if they are citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah which means they are setting themselves up for complete judgment.  The reason is that the pastors need to grow a backbone and forget about their beloved tax-exempt status and start preaching the truth and preaching it hard.  If the church had not exchanged the truth for a tax deductible receipt, then maybe our nation would be in better shape today.


Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land. (Jeremiah 23:15)


Then when we look at Jeremiah 23:15 we read that the lies and deceit of the false prophets have pervaded the land.  This has happened in our country especially where TV preachers are seen and where false teachings in local churches are being tolerated and accepted.  The reality is that false teachings cannot be contained because they normally minister to the flesh and are easily accepted.  Even in rural America you can see the same sins being tolerated as they are in the major metropolitan cities and that is because many pastors are trained in false seminaries who care more about cashing checks than the qualifications of a true leader.


Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: (Ezekiel 13:22)


Ezekiel 13:22 gives insight into the reason why so many Christians seem to be depressed.  It is because the true Christian sees the false teachers and prophets as leading the naïve Christians astray into lives of accepting false lifestyles opposite the true teachings of Scripture.  True Christians see the way the country is going and know there is no way out because the false teachers continue to spew their lies and the naïve sheep keep accepting their lies.  Just because someone is behind a pulpit or behind a microphone does not mean they have inimitable wisdom and insight.  In fact, it is just the opposite and the more these false teachings go out, the stronger the evildoer gets because there is no challenge to their lifestyle.


False teachers are the curse on every society and it also means that the false teacher is a judgment from God.  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. (2 Timothy 3:13)  Those who bring the truth are a blessing from the Lord because they bring the word and teach the word exactly as the Lord has shown them.  The false teachers continue in their lies and the deceptions which they bring will get worse and worse as 2 Timothy 3:13 states.


But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; (2 Timothy 3:14)  Then 2 Timothy 3:14 teaches that the true Christian is to continue in the things which they have learned.  The word “continue” means “abide or dwell” which means God is encouraging the true believer to abide in the true teachings of the Scriptures.  False prophets and teachers along with their supporters will continue to believe the false teachings and because true Christians are aware of these deceptions, then they will become spiritually down knowing what is in store for the people who follow these liars and the country which will be brought down because of their lies.  In the time of Joshua, Judah was a strong nation because they followed the teachings of the Lord but over time they began to drift and started to follow the false teachers and they went from a point of strength to a weak and vulnerable nation.  This is the same pattern the USA is following, after World War 2 we were the world’s superpower but since then we threw God out of the schools, courts, businesses, college campuses became training ground for communism, adopted baby killing in the womb, churches have changed Gods from the Lord Jesus Christ to a fake Israel, accepted false Bible versions, and have accepted false teachings and false prophets over the truths of Scripture.  How can a church and country which have strayed so far from God expect the blessings of God?


Acceptance of false teachings and teachers just strengthens Satan’s hold on the people.  Have you ever tried to convince a Christian who holds to a false teaching of their error?  You are the one who will be vilified.  A country that accepts false teachings and false teachers will be rejected by the Lord.  He has not changed his principles of truth because we are under grace.  If you choose to follow the false, you will receive the judgment of God.  The danger of false prophets and teachers is they are a blight upon every nation they are in.  They bring nothing but troubles and lies.  The real problem is that they exist because they have so many supporters.  If you support false teachings then you will have helped to bring about the destruction of your own country.  Don’t look at others until you have looked at yourself!