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When our Heavenly Father allows us to search for fellow believers--or sends us out to find such in order to strengthen the overall church body, unfortunately many evil and false teachers are ready to pounce. "Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." (Matthew 10:16) ESV Testimony about John Paul Jackson--and many others from outfits like Stream Ministries are none too savory. We must go to the Bible, and take it to the Lord in prayer. We must learn to recognize false prophets. "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1) KJV "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." (2 Peter 2:1) KJV There have been many chaotic reports coming out of Jackson's ministries... " For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." (1 Corinthians 14:33) KJV Many of Jackson's pronouncements are nothing but codswallop... "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone." (Revelation 19:20) KJV There are those who seek a form of godliness as an external show to others, but are total unbelievers. They are the ones who fall prey to false prophets... "Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:" (Isaiah 30:10) KJV "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matthew 7:15). KJV Again, as I always point out, take it to the Lord in prayer. Do so and you will not go wrong--you will be under God's protection.. In the case of John Paul Jackson, just look at his life... Search out the public record. You will see how far off he is with the true Gospel of Jesus... "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:20) KJV
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