Often, false prophets are easy to spot—you know, the televangelists who promise salvation is only a monthly pledge away, or feel-good pop psychologists who tell us that all that stands between us and happiness is losing twenty pounds or removing our wrinkles. We look at the people with easy fixes and excuses and back away; we’re not naïve enough to buy what they’re selling. We’re smarter than that.
But the more dangerous false prophets are more difficult to spot. They whisper in our ear that we’re wise enough that we don’t need God to rule our lives—or that we are so sinful we couldn’t possibly be loved by God. Slowly but surely, they want to devour our souls. But they can’t do it without our consent. May we hold fast to the Truth, regardless of how beguiling the lies may seem.
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