What does the bible say about false prophets in the Old Testament? Does the same standard apply to false prophets today?
“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:20-22
“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.” 2 Peter 2:1
The following screenshots were taken from Instagram posts recently uploaded by the latest ‘false prophetess’, Leanne Matthesius, who along with her husband Jurgen, are regional directors for C3 Americas – part of the C3 Church Global movement started by Phil and Chris Pringle.
What is particularly disturbing about the following posts is seeing Leanne Matthesius’ endorsement of one of the most wicked wolves the body of Christ has ever seen – Kenneth Copeland.
Is there any doubt we are now beginning to see so-called ‘Christian leaders’ begin to show their true colours? To see the ‘sheepskins’ fall off and display the wolves beneath?
Move forward to March 19, 2020 Leanne Matthesius then makes this bold ‘proclamation’ on her Insta Story feed:
Can we now biblically declare Leanne Matthesius to be a ‘false prophet’ as the tragic numbers of infection and death due to COVID-19 continue to climb world-wide as of April 6, 2020?
But wait, there’s more!
Not only do we have this false prophetess endorsing Kenneth Copeland, we now have her husband Jurgen Matthesius promoting a book by false prophet and ‘fleecer’ Jonathan Cahn. Much has been written over the past few years about Cahn and his ‘prophecies’, none of which have come to pass. So it seems Jurgen Matthesius has failed to do his ‘pastoral’ due diligence as he recommends the following book to C3 followers:
Not surprisingly Dr. Michael Brown also promotes ‘fake rabbi and false prophet’, Jonathan Cahn:
“How many times does someone have to make false prophecies before you can call them a false prophet? According to the Bible, the answer is “only once” (Deuteronomy 18:22). How many time does someone have to make false prophecies before Michael Brown calls them a false prophet? There doesn’t seem to be a limit.
Twenty-five months ago today, Jonathan Cahn’s The Mystery of the Shemitah prophecy failed to come to fruition. His New York Times best-selling book (it made it to #2 in prophecy, #3 in religion and #129 in books overall) claimed that America was on a seven-year cycle and that upon the Jewish “Shemitah” there would be an imminent national collapse, signaling God’s final judgment of the nation. The charismatic prophets – including Dr. Michael Brown – all nodded their heads in approval of Cahn’s thesis, with Charisma Mag writing, 10 Things that are Going to Happen Within 15 Days of the End of Shemitah. When asked on September 23, 2015 where he stood on the Shemitah (two days before it was to end), Dr. Brown said, “the jury is still out, and we will watch and see what is going to happen in the coming weeks.”
Okay, well, more than a few weeks have gone by. Two years have gone by. Cahn’s prophecies were garbage. Michael Brown is an embarrassing fool to think that the charismatic black magic of omen interpretation and astrology could predict the future. So guess what Michael Brown did yesterday…he interviewed Jonathan Cahn on Line of Fire to help him sell yet another book attempting to portend future events. Keep in mind, Cahn’s failed Shemitah prophecies followed on the heels of The Harbinger, which also contained failed prophecies.”
The following is not satire!
In closing, Church Watch Central apologises if our readers find the following image offensive, but senior leader and founder of the C3Church Global movement Chris Pringle, (and mentor to Leanne Matthesius) – deemed it appropriate to share via her Instagram feed on one of the most holy days on the Christian calendar. Palm Sunday, a day that marks the beginning of Holy Week, commemorating the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday.
While the faithful gathered where they could, during this dreadful time of crisis, to celebrate Palm Sunday, and as others mourn the loss of loved ones, how would they respond to the ‘vanity’ of this worldly woman? As we see one of her followers declaring ‘that is inspiring @chrisapringle!’ and at least 254 other followers ‘liking’ her post, are we seeing the following scripture being fulfilled in our day? Strong delusion indeed….
“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4
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