IN THIS SUBJECT WE CALL ATTENTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FULFILMENT IN THE SCRIPTURES, IN THE PATTERNS OF PROPHECY, when the disciples ask Jesus concerning the signs of the Latter Days. They ask what would be the sign of His coming? One of the things which Christ brought out was that false prophets would arise. Now; there has been false prophets at all times battling God’s Kingdom since its beginning. But they were at this time to move out in a definite area of activity at the end of the age. These false prophets would be well identified and the scriptures tell us how they may be identified when they show up, 1 John 4:
“Beloved try the spirits when they come along as to whether they be of God or are false prophets who have gone out into the world. Here by know ye the Spirit of God, every Spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, IS OF GOD. Every spirit that confesses NOT that Jesus the Christ has come in the flesh is not of God, BUT IS OF ANTI-CHRIST, whereas ye have heard that is to come, and even now is already in the world. Ye are God’s little children, and have overcome them, because greater is HE that is in you than he that is in the world.”
Here we have a last declaration concerning the standards of false prophets. We have of course the programs through which false prophets emerge, for false prophets want to gainsay the program off God’s Kingdom, and thus by doing the most important areas of denunciation, that of the embodiment of God. So they carry on their peculiar and strange processes.