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Beware of False Prophets – Matthew 7:15-20

As we read these words of our Lord, we are immediately confronted with the stark difference of some of the basic assumptions of the Christian faith and our culture.In these words, Jesus tells his hearers to beware of false prophets.He has just finished exhorting them to enter into the strait gate and to tread the narrow way.And we saw last time that the narrow way is the way of discipleship, the life that has as its model the Sermon on the Mount.The reason he gives for the life of discipleship is that the strait gate and narrow way leads to life whereas the wide gate and broad way leads to destruction.So here you are contemplating these two gates.But outside these gates are people telling you it’s stupid to put yourself to the difficulty of living such a restrictive life and that you should go by the broad way.Jesus tells us that these people are false prophets.They claim to be giving you good advice, but they are not only leading you astray, they are leading you in a way that will le…