This is a time of lies, propaganda and statistics poorly done. There are those who proclaim that they have knowledge when they have none, and in this week their horror, complete horror, that someone may think that this year is not the height of progress has become very apparent, because the civnat right has found a politician who knows how to fight, instead of following the script and losing gracefully.
Such people are blind. I’ve written a lot on this, and in the back of my head were passages like the ones for today. They don’t need much application: the implications are obvious. When you start believing your lies, and your promotion of destruction of society is something good for society: when you start bowing to Shiva, Buddha or the Koran, and when the worship experience matters more than God does then you are in error, for you are worshiping something else.
18 They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend. 19 No one [a]recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, “I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then [b]I make the rest of it into an abomination, [c]I fall down before a block of wood!” 20 He [d]feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver [e]himself, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”
15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will [a]know them by their fruits. [b]Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, you will [c]know them by their fruits.
The test is very simple. What are the consequences of this policy and this action? Are families together and loving? Is there righteousness and peace within the community or fear, hatred, envy and war? Fear, hatred, and envy are the tools of the sophist, and there were sophists using them politically in Greece.
A true prophet will preach correction. That is generally hated: he is seen as not a team player, rude, harsh, and cruel. Those who allow people to live in their vices and smoothly waste their lives on the way to perdition are seen as kind, loving and tolerant.
So watch those who preach and promote. We need also to watch ourselves, Because we must not be like them.