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What Is A False Prophet

How can you tell a true Prophet from a false prophet? I know if the things they say come to pass, they are a true prophet.
But what if they've been prophesying AND asking for donations of money each and every time they prophesy, is it right for them to ask for money every time they prophesy?

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Decades ago I heard one such self-proclaimed prophet preach a sermon about how Jesus couldn't perform any miracles after the Resurrection, because He didn't have a physical body, and the Holy Spirit needs a physical body to manifest through.

I'm sure everyone here can tell what's wrong with this.

After this garbage, he began "ministering in prophecy," and people at it up with a spoon! But I felt a pulsating strangeness around me.

I will ask what I always have: What doctrine comes with this or that prophecy or other sign?

Obviously, he was a false prophet.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/13/15

Anything contrary to the Word of God is false and makes him a false prophet. The jw's are false witness.
---shira4368 on 5/10/15

You should tell them to go away. JW's do not believe they need to be Born Again.

So you can say that I do not need to listen to those who have not been Born Again by the power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

---Samuelbb7 on 5/7/15

Sincere Thank you to all who responded and helped me understand.

I've gotten away from them since April 7 and they still email me and call my house.

Todays phone message said, I've been trying to reach you, I need to speak to you right away, You need to show up in Atlanta for my one night meeting. I had to laugh today, This guy just won't give up.

I shouldn't have given them money in the first place but I learned a valuable lesson. The harrassment continues. I was told do not respond one word to them. To completely ignore them. I'd like to tell them to leave me alone but I think my silence towards them is driving them crazy. Cant I at least tell them to go away and stop calling my house?
---donna9393 on 5/7/15

"Harumph"- Marc

---scott on 5/5/15

---Trav on 5/5/15

"Harumph"- Marc

---scott on 5/5/15


Although they've been absent for a few months or so, we've had false prophets here...and they don't ask for money, apparently. I'm talking about our JWs Scott and David.

You see, Donna, all JWs are, according to the Governing Body, prophets of God. The Watchtower has got innumerable predictions wrong (you know, 1914, 1925...1975...) and so, by biblical definition, they are false prophets.

Do we fear them? Hardly! Pity them, more likely.
---Marc on 5/1/15

donna, your original question has been answered several times in this thread. I will summarize.

No, it is NOT right for prophets to ask for money for themselves.

Got it?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/1/15

"This can get so confusing"...
---donna9393 on 4/30/15

Donna: God is not the author of confusion...get outta there!
---Leon on 5/1/15

Deu 13:1-3

If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them,
Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Your point about asking for money is correct. That is like Balaam. See Jude.

Rock of ages cleft for me.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/1/15

Donna: Obviously, the situation you're in is vexing your spirit. Your God-given conscious is telling you to get out of there! So, do just that & pray the Lord leads you to a healthy, well-balanced, Bible believing church body where the word of God alone is preached/taught.

Activate your faith? That's cultic word of faith, name it & claim it false theology. Forget it! Come out from amongst them! They are the blind leading the blind!

The "BIBLE" says faith comes by hearing the word of God! So sis, hear & adhere to what God alone says.

God bless!!!
---Leon on 5/1/15

This can get so confusing because some of what they are saying is the truth and some I think is being made up. They go into that auction like voice (I don't know how else to describe this) and are so convincing that to activate your faith, you need to sow money.

Is there any other way to activate your faith other than sowing money to a prophet who is asking for it? I guess that's my next question....thank you everyone for being patient with me on this.
---donna9393 on 4/30/15

Donna that sounds like a person with 'the spirit of greed and deception'.They don't actually have a person's initials in their mind, they just say whichever comes into their mind and someone present will have those initials. Con artists have being using that stunt for a very long time.

Con artists have been infiltrating Christianity for a very long time also. The sad thing is that, since we acquired cable T.V. these conmen can con far more people and very quickly.
---Rita_H on 4/30/15

Miss Donna: God doesn't intimidate, manipulate or dominate people. False prophets (lovers of money & personal prosperity) have hidden agendas. They seek only personal gain. They're wolves who make merchandise of (pimp) people they deceive.

Spirit of divination? Yes! They bewitch (control) whoever they can, as often as they can, for as long as they can.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ produces in Christians a spirit of love, joy & willingness to give abundantly from the heart to & meet the needs of others:

"You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure, 'For God loves a person who gives cheerfully'."
(2 Cor. 9:7, NLT)
---Leon on 4/30/15

\\is that a spirit of divination because they have initials of a person's name come to mind? \\

I don't think it rises to the level of divination. I think it's more likely manipulation.

Isn't it odd how all these seed faith preachers let you know that their wallets are the fields you're supposed to sow your dollars into?

They NEVER say, "Don't give it to me. Give it to the poor or your own local church."

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/30/15

Leon, yes. If they prophesy to you and ask for a donation of money like an auctioneer...plant that seed of $100, some of you can give $1,000, etc. AND if they are praying for people for healing in a large crowd, and STOP dead cold and start to ask for donations of $10,000, is that a spirit of divination because they have initials of a person's name come to mind? or is that a true prophet of God? They claim you need to "activate your faith" by giving seed money.
---donna9393 on 4/30/15

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This question is as old as the Didache--the first Christian writing after the NT.

The Didache says that if an itinerant prophet says to give something to someone else, you are to do it. But if he asks for anything for himself--or stays longer than three days--he is a false prophet.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/30/15

So Donna, in a nutshell, your question is should alleged prophets of God be asking for money (financial donations)?
---Leon on 4/30/15

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