[b]Pentecostal Church Report Warns of False Prophets[/b]A major Pentecostal denomination released a paper Tuesday stating the churchs position on the apostolic movement that included a warning on false prophets.The International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC), a 108-year-old traditional Pentecostal denomination with about 4.2 million members in 95 countries, states its commitment to the Word and the leadership of the Holy Spirit in its 21-page Apostolic Biblical Statement and Practical Guidelines.The document covers three levels of the apostolic: Jesus Christ, the foremost apostle; the twelve apostles, the foundational apostles; and functional apostles, who functioned both in the scriptures and in the church today.Many mainline Christian leaders in Africa have denounced false prophets who claim to be anointed Pentecostal preachers.In the section titled, Recognizing True and False Apostles, the document states that there are false apostles, or people who are not appointed by God but rather carnal men [who] usurped the role for their own glory.To distinguish true and false apostles, the document gave a list of characteristics of a true apostle that includes: ministers with total faithfulness to the writings and teachings of the foundational apostles; accept personal responsibility for the Lords Great Commission, even at great cost to themselves; continue to serve even when no one confers on them a title or recognizes their role; and are free from the love of money....read more: www.christianpost.com
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
We need be sure what the prophet says lines up with the word.[b]Many Prefer The False Prophet:[/b]2 Tim 4:2 [NIV] Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.2 Tim 4:4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.[b]True Prophets Are Always In Harmony With Other Prophets Of God And Scripture:[/b]1 Cor 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.1 Cor 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.