I know people who put their faith in a man claiming to be a prophet. When people give away their personal relationship with God to follow someone wicked, it’s tragic. I won’t name names out of respect for all parties, but I will say this: Critically think; deeply engage with the divine; and always judge self-acclaimed holy people by their fruits.
There are false prophets among us
They pitch a promised land, seek fame.
Under the garnishments of truth
Lies spoiled milk and aspartame.
They ask for money and prayers.
They treat God and wealth as the same.
They insist that it’s not a cult.
Securing power is their aim.
Desperate people look for answers.
Parsimony can’t always claim
Veracity—just as fast food
Clogs the arteries, it’s a shame.
The sole spiritual nourishment
Is an inner-reflection game.
The rules are simple: There are none.
And they don’t need to be the same.