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Archive for April, 2012

Bad Shepherds

Characteristics of False Shepherds, Teachers and Prophets According to Scripture

They appear harmless but are not
They are extortioners and robbers
They come to extract a price from the sheep
They are capable of showing signs and wonders
They are able to deceive
They bring a slow and gradual introduction of heresies
They cause people to despise and speak ill of the truth
They use false emotion and pretend to be affected by their own words
They cleverly craft their words to have an effect in order to deceive
They traffic in sheep and use them for the personal gain
They use false and deceptive visions
They claim to hear and speak for God but fail to uncover sin in the flock.

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Bad Shepherds- an Examination in Light of Scripture