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False Prophets Will Be Punished
Jesus warned us to be careful of false prophets who would appear to deceive many people in the last days.
Matt. 7:15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."
Christ also revealed to us that false prophets would never be able to enter the kingdom of heaven, even if they had prophesied and prayed in the name of the Lord.
Matt. 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' (In the NASB, "evildoers" reads, "[those] who practice lawlessness.")
If a prophet cannot enter the kingdom of heaven, even after prophesying in the name of Jesus, he is proven to be a false prophet. Since it is written that many will say to Jesus, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name?" we can confirm that there will be numerous false prophets living in the last days. Through the above words, we can also understand that false prophets are the people who do not follow the will of God, practicing lawlessness.
Then, what is lawlessness? "Lawlessness" is "the practice of not keeping God’s laws." As we have studied, the laws of God include the Sabbath day and the Passover. Therefore, those who forsake the laws of God, teaching Sunday service and Christmas, are the false prophets. These false prophets will be thrown into the fiery furnace in the end, as was prophesied in the Bible.
Matt. 13:41-42 "The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."