Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Beware of False Prophets

Let us take care we give no occasion to the enemy to blaspheme the holy name whereby we are called, or to speak evil of the way of salvation by Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. These seducers used feigned words, they deceived the hearts of their followers. In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. The ancient verdict against them is still in force, and their destruction is not delayed. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; they would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.