Would Jesus refer to certain people on Trump’s Christian Advisory Committee as serpents and hypocrites?
By Marsha West - Posted at Berean Research:
I have a deep concern for those who are warring against the Lord Jesus Christ. I’m speaking of men and women who are spreading a false gospel around the globe, a gospel that saves no one. In Mat. 23, Jesus rebuked false teachers for being full of “hypocrisy and lawlessness.” He also referred to them as serpents and a brood of vipers. Ouch!
The Lord addressed false teaching in Mat. 7:15-20:
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
Yet “ravenous wolves” are frequently given a platform to reach millions with their rotten fruit through “Christian” events. I’m talking about the events that evangelical patriots attend for the purpose of praying for our nation. Moreover, wolves are given a platform on popular “Christian” news and opinion sites. Sad to say that visitors to some esteemed “Christian” blogs really should seek God’s protection before entering. Three such examples are Christianity Today, Christian Post and Christian Today. But by far the worst offenders when it comes to spreading a false gospel are cable stations such as Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and God TV.