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False Prophets and Their Impact on Christianity

As Christians, much of what makes up the core of what we believe about the things written about Jesus the Christ are not only contained in the greatest miracle of all which is the death and resurrection, but also in the many reported miracles He performed such as giving sight to the blind, giving the deaf the ability to hear, the lame the ability to walk, lepers healed of their awful disease, and even people who weren’t in His presence being healed by the faith of others who came to Him on their behalf.

These very things that cause us almost two millennium later to still reverence the name and person of Jesus is the very same thing that many non-Christian skeptics point to and ridicule as fable and myth at best.

On the one hand, our faith is rooted very deep inside those of us who claim to be believers of the witness accounts of the walk and life of Christ. The scriptures are a great inspiration for me. In John 20:29-31 it reads: “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. [30] And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: [31] But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

Whether one rejects the Bible as the inspired word of God believes these things or not makes no difference to me whatsoever, but part of what gives strength to their skepticism that any of these things happened in the past is the fact of the overwhelming and very sad abuse by those who have positioned themselves under the banner of Christianity and claim to have these “heavenly” powers, which, in most cases, turn out to be fraudulent.

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It has gotten so out of control that even many Christians are skeptical that the gifts of the Spirit in the context of miraculous abilities are possible. I am not of this group but I am very skeptical of anyone who claims to have the very gifts that the Apostles wielded at will. I am not a cessationist so I believe that just as written in one of the epistles from Paul, that the laying on of the hands of the people and prayer can lead to our heavenly Father choosing to display His love and mercy by answering our prayers.

But because I already believe in the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, I do not at all seek any miraculous proofs of the existence of God. One of my close brothers asked me one time if I seek out encounters with the Holy Spirit and my reply to him was “I pray and ask God to reveal His truth to me so that I may not only walk in order, but also share His truth with any other person willing to listen and if God feels that there’s any gift of the spirit that I may need for myself or to be used as a vessel so that the gift can be displayed in front of another, then I am open to his will.”

I’ve determined that I do not need these things in order to affirm my belief but if the Father of heaven believes I need to witness anything miraculous, then as I write this very article I pray that I don’t resist His will. I want to end with this particular scripture found in Corinthians 1:22-23: “For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: [23] But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;”

Brothers and sisters, the preaching of the crucified savior is the most important thing of all and besides that, whatever else the God of Heaven wants to do with or through us, let it truly be from Him and do not get caught being insincere because there is a reward for good and a reward for evil.

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About Zaydok The Godhop MC

Zaydok the Godhop MC is a Christian rap artist, community activist, Bible teacher and motivational speaker from Buffalo New York. Zaydok aims to be a voice for the gospel in the streets, the pulpit and in the recording studio, seeking to bring the influence of God's word through rap music and support and unify with Christian artists. He is co-founder of the ICU, a quarterly Christian hip-hop event in western New York that introduces and showcases national and regional Christian rap talent to the church and community. Zaydok is also an assistant Bible teacher in his home church and is dedicated to the love of his family and community

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