As it is written in 1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” we as followers of God need to be diligent in making sure that the people/organizations who are claiming to be of God are just that, and not a false prophets.
We need to make sure they are leading us down the right path and not one that only leads to meet their own needs and personal desires.
God calls us his sheep, but that doesn't mean that he wants us to mindlessly follow anyone who claims to be doing his work, he wants us to proceed with caution and question them to make sure their motives are clean and pure.
Here are a couple of examples of people/organizations that speak with a forked tongue and hope to lead you astray, to deceive you and to ultimately make you one of their followers.
First we have the Westboro Baptist Church.
They keep their hatred and twisted views behind the guise of a church; they pretend to be something they’re not all with the hopes of leading people off the mark.
They claim to have your best interests in mind; they only do what they do to make the world a better place and to guarantee you a spot in heaven.
What they don’t tell you is that your actions are not of God, but rather against God, and in the end they will leave you standing in front of Him to answer for your behavior, and He won’t accept “because I didn't know any better” as an excuse.
They preach hate and separation, and they do so with evil intentions and without any concern for your soul.
Next we have the Reverend (and I use that term loosely) Al Sharpton.
He spends his time promoting anger, getting people riled up and fighting unnecessary and unjust wars, all so that he can keep deposits from his god coming in.
This man doesn't care about the issues we face, he doesn't care about the wellbeing of the world we all share, he only cares about the color of one’s skin and if there is the possibility of a profit.
He doesn't see us as equals, and definitely not as brothers and sisters, only as a paycheck and a way to get more exposure for himself and his own personal agenda.
Where is he when there are no TV cameras, when there is no money to be made, when the skin of the victim(s) is anything but black?
The antichrist comes in many different shapes and forms, many different occupations and backgrounds, and is not always as transparent as they two I've listed above.
You will encounter many wolves in sheep’s clothing on your journey in this life of ours, so make sure to keep your eyes open.
When it comes to your soul, remember the words of the poet Dylan Thomas and do not go gentle into that good night, and rage against the dying of the light.
You don’t believe any of this, you think I am completely out of my mind?
Well I challenge you to find out for yourself, go to the source and question them, I encourage you to make sure I am not misleading you.