General Conference, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease,” April 2014; “Today is April 6. We know by revelation that today is the actual and accurate date of the Savior’s birth. April 6 also is the day on which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized…” — David A. Bednar
Where’s the proof Jesus was born on April 6th? Goodness, we don’t even 2know for sure which year He was born, so how could they know the exact day?
Don’t be fooled my friends! Even false prophets can utter true prophecies. Remember the words of Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 that Satan can appear as an angel of light!
There are a few ways to judge whether or not someone is speaking truth when standing at a pulpit and giving ‘thus saith the Lord’ predictions –
Do they confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh?
2 John 1:7 – “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who do not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”
If they’ve not confessed Jesus is come in the flesh, this means they’re worshiping a false Christ and as John said in his epistle, they’re deceivers and an antichrist.
Judge prophecy based on what they’ve said in the past.
Has the one prophesying uttered false prophecies in the past? If so, then it’d be a good idea not to trust what they have to say this time around!
Deuteronomy 18:21-22 – “And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken? 22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not follow, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it presumptuously: you shall not be afraid of him.”
Judge prophecy based on the word of God –
Proverbs 8:8; “All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.”
Psalms 89:34; “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.”
Have they broken and/or changed the word of God? The Lord says He isn’t going to change what He’s already said, so based on this we mustn’t give heed to the one prophesying.