Everywhere we look, people are searching for answers to spiritual questions. Why do bad things happen to good people and good things to bad people? why are we on earth? What is my purpose in life? how can I become a better me? How can i improve my position? How much longer until my chance comes? Why did my loved one die? How can I be assured my kids will be ok as they grow up?
Sadly, the search for these answers leads far too many into the lies and empty promises of false religion and philosophies like humanism. This world is replete with charlatans, hucksters, liars and those with bad intent who prey on the weak and weary.
Men, and women, who falsely claim to speak for the God of the bible are by far the worst. They twist scripture to their benefit. They fleece the flock by promising exorbitant benefits reaped from “seed planting.” They stand in their mega churches and television pulpits making predictions and promises that are not biblical, thereby sullying the name of the God of the universe. This is not new:
5 This is what the LORD says: “You false prophets are leading my people astray! You promise peace for those who give you food, but you declare war on those who refuse to feed you. 6 Now the night will close around you, cutting off all your visions. Darkness will cover you, putting an end to your predictions. The sun will set for you prophets, and your day will come to an end. 7 Then you seers will be put to shame, and you fortune-tellers will be disgraced.
And you will cover your faces because there is no answer from God (Micah 3:5-7)
Don’t be fooled or sucked in by the promises of religious hucksters. Study God’s word while trusting in him. Many have walked away from God because the lies they were told did not come true. God is a God who keeps his promises and protects those who belong to him. He has great plans for all who persevere to the end.
Religious and philosophical liars will be exposed and judged by God for their transgressions. Be sure you know what God’s word says so that you will not be fooled