Jesus said, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”
– Matthew 7:15
Jesus warns us about false prophets, of which there have always been many, and our era is certainly no exception. False prophets are those who promise that the way to heaven is broad and easy, in complete contrast with Jesus’ advice that “it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life.” (Mat 7:14)
False prophets know that the ears of many will gladly listen to, and also pay for, doctrines and practices offering spiritual enlightenment which suits their lifestyle and also allows them to pursue their own desires. These false teachers of liberal, soothing and flattering doctrines, come in sheep’s clothing, with a virtuous, gentle and plausible exterior, and always with the welcome news that the “gate” is not so narrow after all.
They are ferocious wolves, because they are focused on separating the flock from the One True God, and bent on devouring it for their own ends.
Lord, Heavenly Father, Glorious Creator,
I praise Your Holy Name
and I thank You for Your unending Love for me.
Lord Jesus, Son of the Living God,
I praise and thank You
for showing me the True Way to the Father
and for dying on the Cross for me.
Holy Spirit, Breath of Life,
I welcome You into my heart.
Increase my faith
and protect me from the snare of false prophets
and from doctrines which seek to seduce me away from the only Truth.