Our goal in this series of articles is to provide general patterns followed by false prophecies so that you can more easily identify them. In the process, we will learn how to protect our souls, our children and the church from their deadly influence. The Bible Rightly Calls false prophets
Deceived by the illusion of watery depths, we listen diligently to these shallow fables only to be filled with even greater thirst. For here is the great secret of ideologies: they are more properly called idologies. They are idols we make from fallen words. Unlike The Living Word Who Feeds your soul, these idologies have no power until you pour out your soul upon them. And so we sit by the waters of Babylon, slowly being drained into undying thirst. Tragically, the church of Jesus Christ, the beautiful bride, although immune, has been pierced with many sorrows by these evil words. Many Holy regenerated believers have succumbed to false ideologies and thereby deny His body The Living Water
False prophecies come in many shapes and sizes. They range from base ideas like “you’ve got to look out for number one” to more lofty fares like “judeo-christian values”
Gearing up to demolish any one of these ideologies can seem hard enough. The task of overcoming them all seems impossible. However, although these vices seem many and varied, they are in reality merely legion
This illusion of newness appeals to the heart of men. As a race we are physiologically and psychologically addicted to the new. The young are swayed by it and the old, toothless and weak, are forever longing for that first hit. Yet when a believer visits the house of mourning, the church of Jesus Christ, and listens to Solomon
So be wary of anything that gives even the faintest impression of being new. None of the ideologies assailing us today are new. None of them are apogees or apotheoses. We do not by their darkness advance beyond the graves they dug for those who came before us. These ideologies are, in fact, the same idols carved by the flight of Adam from God’s Presence. Peer through their illusion of newness by reading God’s Word. Learn and understand how all false ideologies, in content and structure, are duplications of man’s temptation by the devil in Eden.
The illusion of newness is woven from the fabric of false promises. For example, feminism falsely promises to bring greater harmony in humanity by promoting equality among men and women.
Look again at the stated goals of feminism: To bring greater harmony in humanity by promoting equality between men and women. This is a statement about the future. It is prophecy about the end of our current age (an age, I guess, of inequality) and the ushering in of a new one (where all are equal?). Statements about the future like this are called eschatologies. In the Bible, there is only one eschatology repeated anew from the mouth of every prophet as far back as Enoch. A day is coming when God Will Make all things new.
By knowing God’s True Eschatology, Christians can more immediately identify false prophecies. Every false prophecy and ideology lies by claiming to be the herald and means by which you and humanity will enter into a new age. Capitalism, communism, feminism, scientifism, every -ism all say that if we follow them or some combination of them (polyideology or intersectionality), they will be unto us the water of life. “Follow us,” they say, “we will end world hunger, heal the nations, bring more life and give you justice against the wicked.” Have you not heard the same words from the mouths of your politicians and mass media? Essentially, these false prophets are copying what the devil said in Eden, “You don’t need God. Just follow this -ism and the world will be better.”
But the believer, by studying and knowing God’s Prophecies, The True Eschatology, immediately recognizes that these ideologies are false. Healing only flows from One Throne