I’m amazed at how some Christians literally check their
common sense at the door of their local church, and then allow some preacher
to spoon feed them his rendition of ‘thus saith the LORD GOD.’ Then,
to add insult to injury, the poor parishioner never goes home to study the
scripture and check to prove that what they were just taught is the truth
(Acts 17:11). This lazy mentality towards God’s Word is how some
Christians get their minds whitewashed with lies. There is nothing wrong
with studying under the tutelage of your local pastor, but to make him your
sole source of understanding is insane when your eternal soul is at stake.
Covering over God’s truth is what these preachers unwittingly do when they
teach contrary to His Word. Then to make matters worse, they compound the
sin by telling their congregation that God spoke to them. Well, let us
search the scripture to see if what they claim is really true.
Ezekiel 22:28-And her prophets have daubed them with
untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying,
Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
The word ‘untempered’ in Hebrew means, "foolish
things." (Strong’s #8602)
The untempered mortar that the people of God are daubed
with are the foolish teachings dreamed up by some preachers who claim to
speak under divine utterance. They arrogantly make this fraudulent claim in
spite of the fact that God said He did not speak to them. How can we as
Christians be sure that when we listen to a voice we can know with as
absolute certainty what they teach is truly from God? Well, in the book of
Deuteronomy, God has given us a prophetic test that we can apply to the
prophets and preachers who profess to speak by the power and authority of
Deuteronomy 18:21-And if thou say in thine heart, How
shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
The answer to that question is found in the scripture
Deuteronomy 18:22-When a prophet speaketh in the name
of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing
which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it
presumptuously thou shalt not be afraid of him.
The word ‘presumptuously’ in Hebrew means,
"arrogantly." (Strong’s #2087)
The word ‘arrogance’ defined by Webster’s
Dictionary means, "pride or self-importance."