Rev 12:9 - And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him
Satan deceives the whole world to one degree or another and I am sure that includes me to some degree
1 Kings 22:22: And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
God does deceive people who refuse to listen to him.
Ezekiel 14:9: And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
Could all preachers who preach pre trib rapture as a FACT be called false prophets?
I do not mind someone teaching pre trib as long as they say it is a theory and they MUST also teach post trib and tell people to read for themselves and make up their own minds per the Holy Spirit of truth.
2 Thess 2:10-12: And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
There are a whole bunch of "church people" who live in unrighteouness like the world.
People too lazy watching TV to read the Bible can and shall be deceived
2 Tim 3:13: But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2 Chron 19:2 - And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
By Chaplain Bob Walker B. Th.
Robert H. Walker