by Marvin D. Patterson

Warnings Against False Prophets (2 of 2)
Series: Warnings Against False Prophets
Marvin Patterson
2 Peter 2:6-12

Putting Barney in his Place

A precocious 4-year-old was brought to the ER with a severe cough, a nurse writes of her experience with the little girl. ''She kept up a non-stop conversation while I was trying to assess her lung sounds. Finally, I said, 'Shhh, I have to see if Barney is in there.' The child looked at me and calmly stated, 'I have Jesus in my heart. Barney is on my underwear.'
A Sunday school teacher was asking her students some questions after a series of lessons on God's omnipotence. She asked, ''Is there anything God can't do?''

All was silent. Finally, one boy held up his hand.

The teacher, on seeing this, was disappointed that they had missed the point of the lesson. She sighed and asked, ''Well, what is it you think God can't do?''

The boy replied, ''He can't please everybody.''

We are studying the invasion of false prophets into the world. They have crept into Christianity today, and Peter says to be on the lookout for them! They may be on television, radio, internet, colleges and universities, and in local churches. They were in the world during Peter's day which would have been 2,000 years ago, and they will grow worse as the Day of the Lord's return nears! We have seen some of these false prophets in our day such as Jim Jones, who led over 900 people to commit suicide with him. He was a manipulator, and an immoral man. David Koresh was another one who also led over 80 people to their deaths in Waco Texas in a resistance against the United States government! He also was an immoral man who was teaching false doctrine. There are many other false prophets that we could mention tonight, but for time's sake, we will leave it at that!

These false prophets sound very persuasive and convincing, but they are trying to use you to pad their pocketbooks! They do not preach the gospel, for they deny t ...

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