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Every author who has ever started his work with "It was a day like any other..." sure has something in mind to make that apparent day, completely unlike any other.

Our Author has told us..."Pay attention to the day like any other..."
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Mark 13:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

The most dangerous characteristic of false prophets is that they claim to be from God and speak for him.

Jeremiah 5:31

Such leaders nearly appear pleasant and positive. They like to be with Christians, and they know how to talk and act like believers. False prophets usually exude sincerity and thereby more easily deceive others. But you identify false teachers’ true colors by noting what they do not talk about. They usually don’t deny basic doctrines such as Christ deity and substitutionary atonement, the sinfulness of humanity, or unbelievers going to ****. They simply ignore such controversial truths.

But whenever a false prophet is in your midst, you must not ignore his presence or the harmful effects of his heretical teaching.

Be wise.

John MacArthur
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Matthew 25:3-4 King James Version (KJV)
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

They that were foolish took their lamps of an outward profession. They would go to church, say over several manuals of prayers, come perhaps into a field to hear a sermon, give at a collection, and receive the sacrament.

But then here lay the mistake, they had no oil in their lamps, no principle of grace, no living faith in their hearts. In one word, they never effectually felt the power of the world to come. They thought they might be Christians without so much inward feeling.

G. Whitefield