“The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Jeremiah 5:31.
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24
Christ warns His followers, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” He exhorts us not to be deceived when false shepherds present their doctrines. These men tell us that the commandments of God were done away at the death of Christ. Shall we believe them, these men who claim to be sanctified, while they refuse to obey God? They say the Lord has told them that they need not keep the Ten Commandments; but has the Lord told them this? No, God does not lie. …
We need to know for ourselves what voice we are heeding, whether it is the voice of the true and living God or the voice of the great apostate….
When type met antitype in the death of Christ, the sacrificial offering ceased. The ceremonial law was done away. But by the crucifixion the law of Ten Commandments was established. The gospel has not abrogated the law, nor detracted one tittle from its claims. It still demands holiness in every part. It is the echo of God’s own voice, giving to every soul the invitation, Come up higher. Be holy, holier still. –Evangelism, pp. 597, 598.
Questions to think about:
Am I sanctified, while I refuse to obey God, and continue in some wrongdoing activities?
Am I a born again Christian, and look like a faithful member of the church, or am I still compromising with old habits I like?
Do I hear and honestly follow the voice of God who tells me: come up higher, be holy, holier still?