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Why would God entice a false prophet to prophesy (Ezekiel 14:9)?


Ezekiel 14:1 - 23

NASB - 1 Then some elders of Israel came to me and sat down before me. 2 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
God can never be the author of sin and deceit, but He has ordained that sin shall punish itself, and when the heart rejects Him, He withdraws His Spirit from it and gives it up to its own delusions. (For example, when Saul’s heart became alienated from God, and “the Spirit of the Lord departed from” him, the evil spirit, which came instead, was said to be “from the LORD” (1 Samuel 16:14).) This kind of judgment is necessarily more common in times of great and general departure from righteousness. That is why false prophets were especially prevalent toward the close of the kingdom of Judah, and also will form a marked characteristic of “the last days” as foretold in the New Testament. No more terrible judgment can be imagined than that of giving up the sinner to the consequences of his own sin.

October 12 2023 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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