Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets/Tests/Accepts the Biblical God

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Accepts the Biblical God

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I will raise up a prophet among their brethren like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all I shall command him.

If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet or dreamer of dreams.

But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than ye have received, let him be accursed.

Note: Each of these passages come from specific historical contexts which have implications for how these tests should be understood. That is, Deut. 13: 7 specifies “the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee,” who were Baal, Molech, and Dagon. In Galatians, Paul contends with Peter over the issue of circumcision, though not over the gospel of faith, repentance, baptism, and reception of the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands.