The Internet is undoubtedly the “expressway” of our information highway but it has also become a thoroughfare of false doctrine for those blinded by Satan. Advancements in information technology now make it possible for anyone to post their views and beliefs for the world to read.
This makes the Internet an information highway bumper-to-bumper with false messiahs and false prophets jockeying for position among the search engines to deceive the world.
This can be dangerous for “baby” Christians who are taking their “first steps” as they learn how to walk with the Lord.
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:24).
I have to admit, rather shamefacedly, that I was one of the “elect” Jesus was referring to in that Scripture when I once found myself blogging on an “end times” website only to find out its webmaster believes in extraterrestrials and unbiblical prophecies about an alien invasion.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1).
“Test all things; hold fast what is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:28).
How do we ‘test’ the spirits? By going to the Bible—the Word of God.
“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many” (Matthew 24:11).
Jesus warned His disciples that false prophets and false messiahs will abound in the last days.
Have you ever heard of Sherry Shriner? Talk about a false prophet!
Shriner has a satanic knack for blending Scripture with New Age beliefs and uses her websites to sell something called “orgone” to ward off demons and protect you from alien abductions. Satan has blinded her to the truth found in the Bible as she intertwines God’s Word with false doctrine and other nonsense.
“Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them” (Hebrews 13:9).
There is a website which announces date-setting for the Rapture while at the same time promoting a way to increase your income There is nothing wrong with having advertisements on a website but when they are incorporated into the message it’s like listening to an evangelist who is trying to get you hooked into a multi-level marketing scheme at the same time.
Right up there with Sherry Shriner is Harry Walther and satansrapture.com website who claims his name is encoded in the Bible and he will win the lottery to be able to jump-start the Church of Philadelphia…
I have also come across a lot of pastor bashing on the Internet. One thing is certain, you must NEVER talk against one who is truly anointed by God. But those who are not in keeping with the Word of God should be exposed.
“He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, He reproved kings for their sakes. Saying, Touch not Mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm” (Psalm 105: 14-15).
False doctrine is also being preached on television 24/7.
“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves (Matthew 7:15).
There are “churches” and “pastors” using television and the Internet to line their own pockets; like the Creflo Dollar World Changers Church or Creflo Dollar Ministries, formerly the International Covenant Ministries founded in 1986 by Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr.
“Dr. Dollar” claims his “biblical formula” will increase your income (it certainly has increased his). Creflo lives in a million dollar home and owns two Rolls Royce automobiles. Now he is asking his followers to help him raise money for a jet priced at $60 million.
An end-time prophecy website declares, “You can’t really begin to understand biblical prophecy until you exclude Israel.”
They are wrong. It’s ALL about Israel!
That particular website promotes Replacement Theology which teaches God is finished with the Jews; that God has broken covenant with the Jewish people. If God is finished with the Jews, why would He use 144,000 born-again Jews as witnesses during the Tribulation? If God has broken His covenant with the Jewish people why would He judge the nations that have tormented Israel?
One of the purposes of the Tribulation is to bring Israel to its knees that Jesus is the Messiah; everyone else either benefits or suffers the consequences. How do we benefit? By being born-again and included in the Rapture. Those who refuse God’s plan of salvation will have to go through the Tribulation.
The Jewish people are still the apple of God’s eye and, although He dispersed them to the four corners of the earth He kept His promise to re-establish them to their homeland. The re-gathering of the Jews to Israel is one of the major signs of the end of the Age; the idea of the Jewish nation returning to Israel was for hundreds of years considered a near impossibility.
Two major spiritual challenges are facing us today: Ideas in opposition to God’s Word and the spreading influence of Islamic ideology. In these last hours Satan is pulling out the stops to poison the minds, blind the eyes and deafen the ears to the Word of God.
“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” (2 Timothy 4:2-5).