Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.
The Bible teaches us how to discern which prophets actually speak for God, and which are fake.
- A false prophet will not be able to predict the future with 100% accuracy.
- A false prophet will lead people away from what has already revealed.
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Talk About It
- When you were LDS, did you ever question whether the LDS prophets came from God? Why or why not?
- Why is it legitimate – even important – to ask that question of everyone who claims to be a prophet?
- Read Deuteronomy 18:20-22. Summarize the test of a prophet found in these verses.
- In order to be valid, why does a prophet have to have a perfect record in foretelling the future?
- Read Deuteronomy 13:1-3. Why are miraculous acts not a sound way to discern who really speaks for God?
- What are some ways to tell whether a prophet is promoting “gods you have not known before”?
- What are some essential qualities of God that we could expect a true prophet to confirm?