Mt. 7:15-23; Lk. 6:43-45
As Jesus taught His apostles, He pointed out a grave danger that would face them (and even the church today). He told them to beware of false prophets who would come dressed as sheep, but would actually be wolves. False prophets are identified by their words, actions and teaching. One must search the Scriptures to be sure that what is heard is actually true. Deceivers and those who are deceived will be disappointed in the judgment. It is sobering to realize that just calling on the Lord’s name without obedience to His commands will cause many people to be eternally lost—honest people who followed deceivers.