“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits” (Matt 7:15-16).
We have this stark warning from Jesus in Scripture, but it is amazing how few of us take heed of this. The word “prophets” sort of throws us off to only suspect people who prophesy, or who lead Churches, or who teach Fellowships. Those ones, we are careful to observe them, and believe we can easily distinguish the false from the genuine. But few are weary of those who do not appear to be in leadership of any kind, but who simply profess to believe in Jesus.
We are far more forgiving of their faults, and their misunderstanding of Scripture. They too are growing in the Faith, like we are. No one is perfect, we say. And the truth is, there is some insincerity in us as well. We can relate to their willfulness, not being wholly submitted to the Spirit ourselves.
It seems like harmless Christianity, until you decide to marry such a person. And unfortunately, too many Believers end up married to ‘Christians’ by name only…
Read more at https://ufuomaee.blog/help-i-married-a-wolf