False Prophets

Matthew 7:15-20 (ESV)
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

In these verses, Jesus is warning us about false prophets who teach a false gospel. He tells us seven things concerning them…

1. To beware of them.
2. Their traits.
3. Their revealing mark (the fruit they bare and gather)
4. They are evil and corrupt.
5. They are hopeless in that they will never bare Good Fruit.
6. Their terrible future of judgment from God.
7. Their fruit exposes them.