Have you ever been given a counterfeit note and did not recognise it. I have. It happen to me some years ago while I was selling wine. I took all the money shopping and while paying at the supermarket it was recognise. Police was called and I ended up at the station having to explain how I got the $20 bill. I did not scrutinise every $20 I got. even then I still was in the dark as far as fake notes are concern. The police had to point out the differences which can be challenging when doing business.
Many christians do not know how to differentiate between a fake religion,pastor , or church. This scripture come to mind 2 Tim2v 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Two things are necessary to understanding the Word of God. It must be studied, Reading is not studying. The second thing is knowing how to “rightly divide it”. In using the words rightly divide leave you with the possibility of “wrongly dividing” there are two sides of the same coin.To rightly divide the word one must have the Holy Spirit dwell inside. John 14vBut the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
This is a warning to members of the body of Christ called “The Church”
Criticism is easy when you dont understand the subject you are dealing with. Criticism can be dangerous when you do it in ignorance. We as believer are instructed in 1Thess 5v 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. When an incident is presented to you ,the first thing should come to your mind is this scripture.But many are not following biblical principals and do not understand the consequences of their words. The Apostle Paul and Peter use this phrase in their writings, Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant: For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water. Igorance refer to the lack of knowledge , uninform, not seeking truth. Therefore be careful in how you deal with any matter.
Many blaspheme the name or the work of God due to ignorance , this is very dangerous. Luke 12 v10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven 11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you shall say. During the ministry of Jesus He encountered many demons or devils. The phairsees accused him of using the power of Beelzebub. Beelzebub is one of satan’s leading demons. Matt 10v 14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered
Notice it was the demon in the man which cause him to be dumb. After the demon was cast out the man was able to speak. 15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. 16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. Here is Jesus explanation on the matter 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. There are only two kingdoms operating in the earth.
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. Satan’s kingdom is strong, BUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS STRONGER.
There are many miracles taking place in the earth today and because they are not happening in your church or country many are speaking against them without following the scripture To prove all things. In 1cor 12 and Ephesians we are told how gifts are given to men in the church. The working of miracles are done through men by the Holy Spirit. So when you start to condemn miracles without proof you are on dangerous ground. Mattt 7v1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. John8v15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. 16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me..
To make a blanket statement that those who are performing miracles in The NAME OF JESUS are false prophets without any proof is Blasphemy. You are speaking against the work of the HOLY SPIRIT. Some christians dont “STUDY” their bible ,they only read it. Some follow only what they church or pastor believe.
In closing I beg you to put a guard on your mouth.Matt 12v 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.