Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets/Seeing the truth/Measuring

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A FairMormon Analysis of: Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets, a work by author:

Be as concerned with measuring yourself as with measuring the prophets

Of True Of False

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be filled with light… Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not of darkness.

Hear ye indeed, but understand not; see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall also be judged:… first cast the beam out of thine own eye; then shalt thou see clearly.

And why beholdest thou the mote which is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam in thine own eye?

If ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

All that watch for iniquity are cut off: that make a man an offender for a word...

for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

For if these things [diligence, faith, virtue knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity] be in you and abound, they make you that ye shall be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off.

Thou shalt not wrest judgment;

Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord.

  • [in Paul’s epistles] are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do the other scriptures unto their own destruction.
  • 2 Peter 3:16 (No prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation…holy men spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:20-21)

thou shalt not respect persons,

Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. </blockquote.

neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil…which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him.
  • Then answered the LORD, …wilt thou also disannul my judgment, wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
  • Job 40:8

Bring therefore fruits meet for repentance. And think not to say within yourselves, we have Abraham for our Father…

They sit before thee as my people, and they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after much covetousness.