There are several kinds of false prophets. There are prophets who make false statements and give false interpretations of the Word of God. There are prophets, really saved men, who make false accusations against their Christian brethren, with whom they disagree as to the application of II Timothy 2:15: “rightly dividing the Word of truth.” Being unable to answer their brethren with the Word of God, they resort to exaggerations and false charges as to their teaching. They try to intimidate Christians who are untaught and unestablished and keep them from obeying God’s Word as expressed in Ephesians 4:3 and Ephesians 3:9, by maligning and misrepresenting servants of the Lord who would do the will of God and lead Christians into the deeper truths of God. They scare poor ignorant believers with the cry of “Bullingerism. “An example of this is the ungracious and unjust statements in the recent booklet of a Fundamental brother, called “Wrongly Dividing the Word of God.” He is apparently little concerned about contradicting his own teaching in other written messages in order to prejudice and intimidate Christians to keep them from throwing the searchlight of Divine truth upon his own faulty interpretations.
We beg of you—Do not follow any man, or group of men, in the matter of the interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. Hear spiritual men of God and then search the Scriptures and check up on them. Do not let those of reputation scare you away from the high and holy truths in God’s Book.
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