"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you shall know them" (Matthew 7:15-20).How can we be sure that we have rock solid faith in our lives?
"Whosoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man who built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that hears, and does not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great" (Luke 6:47-49).
A. We Must Have The Word Of God
Jesus said that the foundation was the Word of God. He said, "Whoever hears the saying of mine and does them is like a man who built his house upon a rock." (v. 24)
In Mt. 7: 15, Jesus said, "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
When Jesus warns us of something we better pay attention and take heed to his words. Jesus is speaking of false religion.
There are two ways that the Satan wars against the Church. The first way is persecution. The second way is penetration. Penetration is more dangerous than persecution. Jesus is speaking of those who pretend to be prophets of God but they wear sheep’s clothing.
It is possible to build upon the shifting sand of philosophy, the mud of false religion, or the some quakmire of new ageism. Jesus warns us of false prophets. When you are looking for false prophets never fail to look in the pulpit. Look beneath the flease. There are devils disguised in sheep’s clothing (2 Cor. 11:13). They appear to be dvinely anointed and appointed. Some of them are on Christian television.
In the world we have all kinds of religions. We have Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and so many more. In Christianity we have Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Church of God, Church of Christ, Episcopalian, and many more. Yet, in the final analysis there are only two kinds of religion: True and false.