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



A Biblical Approach to Seeing the Truth: Study with Open Minds and with Faith (where faith is hope for that which is not seen)

Study with Open Minds and with Faith (where faith is hope for that which is not seen)

Of True Of False

These were more noble than those in Thessalonia in that they received the word with readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

…[they] began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: laying in wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

  • Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find; knocketh and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask of him that saying.

Even so it is with my words. Ye cannot know of their surety at first, unto perfection, any more than faith is a perfect knowledge. But behold, if you will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion my words.

Many of his disciples when they heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.

If any man will do his will, he will know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Then said they, Come, let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

If ye continue in my word,… then are ye my disciples…and ye shall now the truth, And the truth shall make you free.

For how knoweth the man the master whom he hath not served, and who is a stranger from the thoughts and intents of his heart?

And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee [as] my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, [but] their heart goeth after their covetousness. And, lo, thou [art] unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.