Take heed that no one deceives you
Although I am not an Orthodox Christian, I found Robert Arakaki’s article very inspiring and informative. True discipleship is the best means not to be led astray by false prophets.
(Matthew 24:4, 23-25)
False prophets and teachers are nothing new. For the past couple of weeks, I have been listening to lessons about the early church councils and their struggle against false doctrine. One heresy in particular teaching came around the 2nd century from a group called the Montanist. The leader of this group, Montanus, rejected the early church, the Apostle’s doctrine, and the leadership of the ordained ministers of the day as he preached a gospel to appeal to people’s ears rather than teach the truth. Montanus taught that he was a prophet and that truth came from speaking in tongues and prophetic utterances of himself and his believers. That…
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