Is it right to Judge and expose false teachers and prophets?

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Following the  post Dr. Owuor: True or False Prophet?  and Prophet Owuor-just another anti-Christ-Be warned People have come with scathing attacks telling me to ‘judge not lest you be judged’ Matthew 7:7 and ‘Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.’ Psalms 105:15.

One of the most misused verses in the Bible is, “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matt. 7: 1). Every Scripture verse should be read in its context, if we are to properly understand the true meaning. In vs. 2-5 of this same chapter it is evident that v. 1 is referring to hypocritical judgment. A brother who has a beam in his own eye should not be judging the brother who may have a mote in his eye. The lesson is plain, you cannot judge another for his sin if you are guilty of the same sin.

Those who cling to “Judge not, that ye be not judged, “ to condemn those who expose error should read the entire chapter. Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing… “ (v. 15). How can we know false prophets unless we judge them by the Word of God? If we know the false prophets, how can we fail to exam the sheep of these “ravening wolves?” All through the Bible we find proof that they should be identified and exposed.

“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit” (vs. 16,17). Did the Lord mean that we could not judge the tree (person), by the fruit of their life and doctrine? Certainly not, for you cannot know without judging. All judgment should be on the basis of Bible teaching, not according to whims or prejudices.

 “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment “ (John 7:24). Here our Lord commands that we are to “judge righteous judgment, “ which is judgment based upon the Word of God. If judgment is made upon any other basis, other than the Word of God, it is a violation of Matt. 7: 1. Webster’s Dictionary says that a judge is “one who declares the law. ” The faithful Christian must discern or judge on the basis of God’s inspired law, the Bible.

Why would I spend time trying to discredit someone preaching Christ? Because deep down this people come masked with other false doctrines and teachings that are not biblical. They wrap the teachings in miracles and prophecies so that at the end people are blinded by the ‘signs and wonders’. Recently at a crusade in Nakuru someone sent me a message asking….i got alot of questins right now. Am seeing miracles happen. it great seeing this happen but I just don’t know because I know Owour knows the scriptures using the name of the lord yet he doesn’t observe all the ten commandments. How can he do that yet he does not keep all commandments?

False teachers are free to spread their poisonous doctrines today because there is a conspiracy of silence among many Bible believers. Wolves in sheep’s clothing are thus enabled to ravage the flock, thereby destroying many.

John the Baptist called the Pharisees and Sadducees (the religious leaders of his day) “a generation of Vipers” (snakes) (Matt. 3:7). Today, he would be accused of being unloving, unkind, and unchristian.

Jesus said to the religious Pharisees, “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Matt. 12:34). To many evangelicals and some christians, this would be unacceptable language today, but it is biblical language and it came from the mouth of the Son of God.

Standing face to face with these false teachers, Jesus Christ the Son of God, called them “hypocrites”, “blind guides, ” “blind, ” “whited sepulchres, ” “serpents, “ and “ye generation of vipers” (Matt. 23:23-34). Yet, we are told today that we are to fellowship with men whose doctrines are just as unscriptural as those of the Pharisees. Some who say they are Bible believing Christians insist on working with Roman Catholics and other assorted heretics. Yet, according to many, we are not supposed to rebuke them for their compromise.

Near the beginning of His ministry, “Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence, make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise” (John 2:13-16). Our Saviour is presented today as one who was meek, lowly, kind, and loving, even to false teachers, but this is entirely false. When dealing with false teachers and prophets, His words were sharp and His actions plain.

Near the end of His public ministry, Christ found it necessary to cleanse the temple once again. The exposure of false doctrines and practices is a never ending job. At that time He said, “Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Mark I 1: 17). Is it any different today? The thieves come into the house of God, and rob God’s people of the Bible and peddle their perverted Bibles instead. At the same time this den of thieves rob the people off the doctrine of separation and the doctrine of sanctification. Then you can hardly tell God’s people from the people of the world. In all honesty, should not these thieves (false teachers) be exposed?

It is right to expose false teachers and prophets.

We are to TRY them. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they be of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (I John 4: 1). All doctrine and teachers are to be tried according to the Word of God. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isa. 8:20). Every message, messenger, and method is to be judged according to the Word of God. The church at Ephesus was commended because they had “tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars “ (Rev. 2:2). The church at Pergamos was rebuked because they tolerated those that held “the doctrine of Balaam, ” and “the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate” (Rev. 2:14,15). It is never right to tolerate false teachers, but they are to be tried by the Word of God, and exposed. Of course those who want to disobey the Word of God will seek by every means to avoid this teaching.

We are to MARK them and AVOID them. “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them “ (Rom. 16:17). Those whose conduct and teaching contradicts the Word of God are to be marked and to be avoided. This requires discernment and judgment in the light of the Bible. The ecumenicalists, new evangelicals, and compromising fundamentalists will resist any effort to obey this Scripture. They cannot be marked and avoided, unless they are judged according to the Word of God.

We are to REBUKE them. “Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith ” (Titus 1: 13). This was written to Titus, because there Were those going from house to house and subverting whole houses with false doctrine (v. 10-16). The faithful servant of the Lord is to be “Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers “ (Titus 1:9).

We are to have NO FELLOWSHIP with them. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them “ (Eph. 5:11). Reprove means to censure, condemn, find fault, rebuke, and to refute. How can we obey this Scripture unless we try them by the Word of God?

We are to WITHDRAW from them. “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which ye received of us “ (II Thess. 3:6). We are to withdraw from those whose doctrine and conduct does not conform to the Word of God. The context clearly shows that obedience to sound doctrine is what Paul has in mind, for he says, “if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet, count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother” (II Thess. 3:14-15). Paul admonished Timothy to “withdraw thyself ” from those who “consent not to wholesome words … and to the doctrine which is according to godliness ” (I Tim. 6:3-5).

We are to TURN AWAY from them. Concerning the last days, he says that some will have “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. from such turn away” for such people are “never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (11 Tim. 3:5,7). How can we turn away from them if we do not identify them, and this requires that their message be compared to the Word of God. It is the business of the true preacher to:“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine “ (II Tim. 4:2). This is usually an unpopular and thankless task but it is the duty of the God-called man.

We are NOT to RECEIVE them into our house. “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds “ (11 John 10, I 1). There is no doubt about who John is speaking about, it is ” Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ… “ (v.9). By radio, TV, music and literature, false prophets are brought into the homes of many Christians today. Brethren, this ought not to be!

We are to REJECT HERETICS. “A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject “ (Titus 3: 10). We should reject those who deny redemption by the blood of Christ. There are many who deny this or some other doctrine of the Word of God. If they will not respond to being admonished, then they are to be rejected.

We are to look out for those who preach another gospel. Paul warned about those who preached “another Jesus … another spirit … or another gospel” (II Cor. 11:4). How can we know them unless we judge their Jesus, their spirit, and their gospel by the Word of God? Paul called such preachers “false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ” (11 Cor. II: 13). He explains in v. 14-15 that these preachers are the ministers of Satan. The God-called man must be just as faithful today in exposing the ministers of Satan.

Paul warned the Galatians about those who “pervert the gospel of Christ.” He also said, “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (See Gal. 1:6-9). Multitudes today are preaching a perverted gospel.

We are to SEPARATE from them. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch no the unclean thing; and I will receive you “ (II Cor. 6:17). This makes it plain. God’s people are to come out of apostasy and religious error. How can any Bible believer remain in the National Council or World Council of Churches? How can they remain among compromising evangelicals?

Next we shall closely look at why Dr. Owuor is a fraud


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  1. It is NOT RIGHT TO JUDGE FALSE PROPHETS,but it is RIGHT TO EXPOSE THEM.
    The next big question is:
    “HOW DO WE EXPOSE THEM?HOW CAN WE DISTINGUISH TRUE PROPHETS FROM FALSE ONES?

    The answer is one and simple:

    Bible VersionsNIV1 John1 John 4

    1 John 4 (New International Version)

    Test the Spirits
    1
    Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

    2
    This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

    3
    but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

    4
    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

    5
    They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.

    6
    We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

    Matthew 7:15-

    “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

    16
    By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

    17
    Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

    18
    A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

    19
    Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

    20
    Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

    21
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

    22
    Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’

    23
    Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

    “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

    16
    By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

    17
    Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

    18
    A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

    19
    Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

    20
    Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

    21
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

    22
    Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’

    23
    Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

    TRUE AND FALSE PROPHETS:

    Down through history,all TRUE prophets are known to rebuke sin,while all false prophets are known to flatter the people with soft and comforting words.

    The best way
    to identify a true prophet would be to use the Word of God alone to do
    so. The fact is, if a prophet is sent by the God who wrote the Bible,
    then common sense would be to identify a true prophet by God’s Word…
    And don’t forget these most important verses concerning prophets and the last days:

    “But
    this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to
    pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all
    flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young
    men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my
    servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my
    Spirit; and they shall prophesy:” Acts 2:16-18.

    1. Deuteronomy
    18:21-22, “And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word
    which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of
    the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing
    which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it
    presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.”

    The true Prophet of the Lord
    predicts that which
    does come to pass. If the Prophet’s predictions fail, they are
    exposed as NOT of God.

    2.
    Numbers 12:6, “And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet
    among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and
    will speak unto him in a dream.”

    The true Prophet of the Lord will receive visions
    or dreams from the Lord.

    3.
    Numbers 24:4 “He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the
    vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes
    open:”

    Numbers 24:16, “He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the
    knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty,
    falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:”

    When in “vision” their eyes will be open.

    4.
    Daniel 10:17, “For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my
    lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me,
    neither is there breath left in me.”

    When in “vision” a true Prophet will NOT breath.
    “Inspiration” = God Breathed, Therefore, since the Almighty is breathing
    through the Prophet communicating His Truth, the Prophet has no need to
    breath.

    5.
    Daniel 10:17, “For how can
    the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me,
    straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath
    left in me.”

    The true Prophet will collapse with
    absolutely no strength in him/her.

    6.
    Daniel 10:18, “Then there came again and touched me one like the
    appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,”

    Once “touched in the “vision” the Prophet
    receives supernatural strength.

    7.
    Jeremiah 28:9, “The
    prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall
    come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly
    sent him.”

    A true Prophet will be 100% accurate. there
    is absolutely no margin for error.

    8.
    2 Peter 1:20, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is
    of any private interpretation.”

    A true Prophet NEVER gives his private
    interpretation. He only shares what the Lord reveals. Scripture
    defines Scripture, not man.

    9.
    2 Peter 1:21, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:
    but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

    A true Prophet only prophecies in the name of the Lord. He
    only seeks to glorify the Lord. He will
    never seek glory to himself. NEVER!

    10.
    1 Corinthians
    14:3-4, “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and
    exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth
    himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.”

    A true Prophet will look to edify, comfort, and
    uplift the Church body by his testimony as well as
    exhort them.

    11.
    Isaiah 8:20, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
    according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

    A true Prophet keeps God’s Law, and abides by the
    testimony of the Bible Prophets as well. If a Prophet does not
    agree with the Bible Prophet’s or does not keep God’s Ten Commandments,
    he is a false Prophet.

    12.
    1 John 4:1-3, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
    whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into
    the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that
    confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every
    spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not
    of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard
    that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

    A true Prophet believes and preaches the
    incarnation of Jesus Christ. He will preach Jesus as God who came
    to Earth and put on humanity in order to redeem us all.

    13.
    Matthew 7:15-20,
    “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but
    inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.
    Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good
    tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil
    fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
    tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good
    fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye
    shall know them.”

    A true Prophet will show good works, and have identifiable fruits of a
    Christian. He/she will have abundant BIBLICAL
    fruits!

    14.
    Exodus 15:20, “And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a
    timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels
    and with dances.”

    Judges 4:4, “And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged
    Israel at that time.”

    2 Chronicles 34:22, “And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed,
    went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath,
    the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem
    in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect.”

    Luke 2:36, “And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of
    Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived
    with an husband seven years from her virginity;”

    Acts 21:8-9, “And the next day we that were of Paul’s company departed,
    and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the
    evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. And the same
    man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.”

    Gender makes no difference. Women can, and
    have been prophet’s as well.

    15.
    Acts 2:17-18, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I
    will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your
    daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your
    old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I
    will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:”

    Age makes NO difference in being a prophet.

    16.
    Matthew 24:24-25, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false
    prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it
    were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told
    you before.”

    Performing miracles proves nothing.

    1. Yeah, simple enough, but the whole concept of judge not that you not be judged is at times taken out of context, when we condemn the devil just like Christ and say get behind me satan, in essence we have judged him already, and if any agents of the devil who will use the bible to lie and profit of, I think it right that such should be told the same thing, get behind me

    2. There is a difference between “Judging” and “Rebuking”
      Jesus only Rebuked the devil by telling him to get behind Him.We would also be rebuking them by telling them to get behind us,not judging.
      Still you have not answered my question;”On what basis are you considering the Servant of God a false prophet?Is that basis Biblical or just Carnal?Are you rebelling against him because of your personal distaste or because God has revealed to you that he is just one of the many false prophets that are on the land today?Have you just been misguided by some of the many blind guides in the land?Have you really tested the Spirit he is operating with and found it faulty or you are just speaking FROM YOUR POINT OF VIEW AND THE COMMON IGNORANCE?

      ON WHAT BASIS ARE YOU DARING TO DISREGARD GOD’S SERVANT AS FALSE?

    3. Ah, let us look at Prophet Owuor right? Biblical….have gone through his website and his calling and there is nothing true in it, his teachings are contrary to the teachings of the bible especially that thing about the Rapture of the Church, his miracles are faked, his personality and presentation is not christian, need i go on?