11-2-2016 Worthless Religious Leaders

“Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the LORD. They continually say to those who despise Me, “The LORD has said, ‘You shall have peace;’ And to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say, ‘No evil shall come upon you'” (Jeremiah 23:16-17 NKJV).  What disqualified “the prophets?” 1) They did not preach God’s Word, but their own ideas; 2) They constantly stroked “God-haters” with “God’s love;” 3) They promised “no harm” to the selfish; all of which made their religion “useless.” It is only God’s Word that lets us “be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith” (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.