The Apostle Peter warned about false teachers a long time ago, yet we still see them popping up in America today, saying what is popular to make people feel good.
For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption. (2 Peter 2:18-19a)
Self-proclaimed prophets say their message will set you free from guilt and help you reach your full potential without Jesus.
- “God is on your side” – if the Almighty is in charge, shouldn’t we be on His side?
- “God wants you to feel good about yourself” – there is nothing remotely close to this found in God’s Word.
- “Success depends on your ability to believe in yourself” – if this is true, why do you need God?
- “You can have your best life now” – so we should live for ourselves and forget Heaven?
These vain philosophies and short-sighted deceptions have a terrible end as their result. The deception artists who peddle them have fooled themselves into thinking they can escape sin and guilt with positive thinking. Yet, the Bible says they are still slaves to the corruption of sin.
For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. (2 Peter 2:20)
For those who’ve heard about Jesus, “cleaned up their act”, and then gone to follow false teaching, their end is worse than their beginning. Peter said a person who turned from the holy command after having received it would have been better not knowing it. (2 Peter 2:21) Why is this? They will be held accountable for rejecting the Truth.
Thus says the Lord God: “Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! (Ezekiel 13:3) (emphasis added)
Friend don’t be taken in by pop culture feel good faith. This deception builds a false religion around self to keep you away from Jesus and out of Heaven. Please, don’t believe everything you hear or read. Put your faith in Jesus and trust His Word the Bible instead of following your feelings and false prophets. How can begin to do this? Read and study the Bible for yourself. If you want help, check out: