One of reasons there are so many false prophets is because the people don' t want to hear the truth. Our culture rejects absolute moral truth. And we keep being deceived by the day.
Jeremiah 14: 14- Then the Lord said to me, The prophets are prophesying lies in my name; I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them; They are prophesying to you false visions and worthless divinations, the deception of their own heart.
False prophets were a constant problem in the Old Testament, and those who falsely claimed to be God' s prophets were to be stoned. People seldom wanted to deal with them, so they multiplied, creating a disaster for the spiritual health of God' s people.
A false teacher will talk about how other people can help you change your life, but if you carefully listen to what he says, you would see that Christ is not important in his message.
Now, the best way to free the poor souls from deception and destruction is by these messengers of Satan, to find them in their colors, so that, as it is known, the poor souls reject them, and fly away from them like hell itself.
The following scriptures will help you know false prophets better;
2 Timothy 4: 3 ESV- " For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; "
Jeremiah 14: 14 NIV- " Then the Lord said to me, The prophets are prophesying lies in my name.
1 John 4: 1- 6 ESV- " Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this ye know the Spirit of God:
- Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: " Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. "