Thursday, 31 December 2015
A True Prophet..
Jesus said, "'Then if anyone says to you, "Look! Here is the Messiah!" or "There he is!" - do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.'" Matthew 24:23,24 (NRSV)
How are we to recognize a true prophet?
One who is close to God has an open, loving heart; personal integrity; and humble, simple ways.
His/her life is characterized by joy, non-violence, and gentleness.
He/she has a peace that is palpable.
Egotistical, self-obsessed, social climbing celebrities are best avoided.
It is unlikely they are close to God.
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