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Matthew 24:23-26a. False Jesus 29 Oct 2023

Mat 24:23 'If anyone says to you then,
"Look, here is the Christ,"
or "Over here," do not believe it;
24 for false Christs and false prophets will arise
and provide great signs and portents,
enough to deceive even the elect, if that were possible.
25 Look! I have given you warning.
26 'If, then, they say to you,
"Look, he is in the desert,"
do not go there;
"Look, he is in some hiding place,"
do not believe it;

Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.

Jesus makes it clear to us that we may expect in this world some deceivers pretending to be 'Jesus'. Not so. The next verses (26b-) will explain how we can know.


Jesus, thanks for your warning. I appreciate the clarity.

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