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Jeremiah 6:13  For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
14  They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Yes, it was so in Jeremiah's day. It's also so today.
 Just replace the word priest with Christian minister.
And replace the word peace with grace.

Please continue to read all 10 parts of this series on False Prophets and Negligent Healers
Pamphlets #903 thru #912


False Prophets and Negligent Healers
Part 8
So go ahead and follow the traditions of men, though they belong to Apollyon. They appear to be good. After all, the majority believe such doctrines as the rapture theory, etc. It all seems so right.

Note: I guess some people think that God isn't capable of seeing to it that His servants write down exactly what He wants them to.  That's really funny and it shows their stupidity! But be nice, remembering always that you represent the royal family of God and your conduct as a Christian is "on display". Just ask them if they, as mere mortal human beings, can see to it that their secretary writes down precisely what they want said.

Now here in chapter 2 we are going to receive another Reminding from Peter! He is going to remind us that there were, and even are today, false prophets and false teachers who lead people away from the Glorious Kingdom of God down to the entrance of the kingdom of hell. And just so we all know that our Father means business, starting in verse 4 Peter is going to give us some historical examples of God in Action against the disobedient.

2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
This is what happens when you don't speak from the Oracles of God (1 Pet. 4:11). It brings about destruction, both physical and spiritual! Better "take heed" to what you believe and teach!
[2]And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
Will many follow the true, divinely inspired, Oracles of God? Hardly!

Is this not truly amazing that Peter's first reminder [warning] is the same one Jesus gave in the sermon on the mount?  Do you recall Christ's first warning concerning the final generation? Here is what he said in Mk. 13 and Mat. 24:

Matthew 24:4
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
I believe Peter used the exact same words, "Take Heed". You "take heed" by studying the Oracles of God, for only by knowing them do you escape deception.
[5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
False prophets and false teachers abound! "And many shall follow their pernicious ways", Peter says. Yes, and so we have the "blind leading the blind", which is no different than saying the "wicked leading the wicked".

This might be a good time for a little word study. Did you know that the words "damnable" and "destruction" in 2 Pet. 2:1 and the word "pernicious" in verse 2 are all the same word in Greek, which is apoleia? Also in 2 Thes. 2:3 the word "perdition", used in "son of perdition", is also apoleia. Here is the definition from Strong's Concordance.

apoleia, ap-o'-li-a, Greek 684; from a presumed derivative of Greek 622 (apollumi); ruinor loss (physical, spiritual or eternal) :- damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, perish, pernicious ways, waste.
Notice that this word comes from apollumi.
apollumi, ap-ol'-loo-mee, Greek 622; from Greek 575 (apo) and the base of Greek 3639 (olethros); to destroy fully (reflexive to perish, or lose), literal or figurative :- destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.
Apollumi is also the root word for the name of the king of the bottomless pit, Satan himself, which is Apollyon as recorded in Rev. 9:11: "And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." Here again is Strong's definition:
Apolluon, ap-ol-loo'-ohn, Greek 623; active participle of Greek 622 (apollumi); a destroyer (i.e. Satan) :- Appollyon.
So go ahead and follow the traditions of men, though they belong to Apollyon. They appear to be good. After all, the majority believe such doctrines as the rapture theory, etc. It all seems so right.

And yet:

Proverbs 14:12, Proverbs 16:25
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Peter now gets down to the "nitty gritty" and uncovers what the false prophets and false teachers are really interested in.
2 Pet. 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
The false prophets will tell you all kinds of made-up stories, because they are out to "shear the sheep" and "make merchandise". In other words they are in it for the filthy lucre. God is not too happy with ministers who make up stories and lead His people astray. Here is what God Almighty has to say about it as He speaks through His true prophet, Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 13:2
Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
Do you claim to represent Christ and teach His Word? If so, this applies directly to you! Hear ye, hear ye!
[3]Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
When our Father says you got a "Woe" coming, you're in Big Trouble!
[4]O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

[5] Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

This is referring to our generation, the battle in day of the LORD. The self seeking ministers are not telling our people to put on the gospel armor, and "take heed", and study the Word of God. Therefore they are not "making an hedge", i.e. providing protection for our people.
Ezek. 13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
They don't have time to teach the Oracles of God line by line!  They are too busy saying "The Lord just revealed to me that someone out there in TV land has a bad back and God is healing you RIGHT NOW! Call 1 800-APOLEIA. Our operators are standing by (to take your money)."

And they give people false hope and the LORD has not sent them! Woe!

[7]Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
You have the nerve to say God told you, "The LORD saith it"? That's funny, because we were "taking heed" and noticed in Ezek. 13 that the LORD said "HE HASN'T SPOKEN IT!" He didn't tell any of those liars that someone has a bad anything!

Must be their own imagination or the voice of someone else, huh?

[8]Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
And if God be against you, who can be for you? You're in Big Doodoo! Woe!
Ezekiel 13:19
And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
And you make Me look bad, like I'm a respecter of persons, and you do it for money? You lie to my people that watch TV and listen to your lies that I, God Almighty, am talking to you, and you promise them that God's "grace and peace is multiplied unto them" WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE. It's a lie! You are a liar! And you do it to line your own pockets?  "Woe" is right! There is a "Woe" Trump coming soon and you're about to wish the mountains would fall upon you! Rev. 6:16 "And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:" God is not happy about this.
[20]Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
You seek people to expound a "fly away" doctrine that promises my people peace and security? You therefore cover-up the truth of the Oracles of God and the Creator of the Universe is AGAINST you!


2 Peter 2:19  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

Jeremiah 6:13  For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
14  They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Only difference between Jeremiah 6:13,14 and 2 Peter 2:19 is "Grace, grace" rather than "Peace, peace"

God's Word is not filled with disclaimers or apologies. He means what He says, and He says what needs to be said.
If we are to represent accurately His heart and interests, we must do likewise. We shoud speak in love, but it must be the truth. Any thing less is bad medicine.


 

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