Beware of False Prophets

12-04-2016Fr. Michael Straley


In both the Old Testament and the New Testament God continually warns us against following false prophets; false prophets who act as if they are speaking God's word, but are actually giving their own opinions. There are false prophets among us today and we need to be careful lest they weaken our faith sowing seeds of fear and hatred.

These false prophets sit on thrones in "newsrooms" giving their opinions about what is going to happen as if they had some special inside knowledge. Remember, they are the ones who said that Hilary Clinton was definitely going to win the election. Now, many are sowing seeds of division and fear prophesying what President-elect Trump will do. Remember, all candidates speak "promises" that are often forgotten or changed when they get into office.