Sorry Kris, but the Agabus prophecy was true. Interestingly enough, it is only in modern times with the plethora of false prophets do we see anyone doubting poor Agabus.
"What makes a person a false prophet? A false prophet is not someone who gives a bad prophetic word, but instead is someone who has an evil heart." - Kris Vallotton
Uh, no. First of all, it is not a "bad" prophetic word, it is WRONG. Bad implies you left it out of the fridge to long. Wrong means you lied about what the creator of the universe had or had not said. Secondly and more important here, are you kidding me? The heart of man is inescapably evil Kris! It is the most wickedly deceitful thing ever made! You make a living by lying to people and misrepresenting God! How in the world is that not evil? Beloved, the bottom line here is Kris is actually making the argument that if your intentions are benign, then a false prophecy does not make you a false prophet. That is categorically absurd. A false prophet has lied about hearing from God. I could care less if he meant well.
"There are two types of false prophets: The first type is a person who has invited a spirit of divination into his or her life. (Acts 16:16) The second type of false prophet is a person who receives a call on his or her life to be a prophet from birth or sometime after they receive Christ, and then later falls away from God. Because the gifts and callings of God are irrevocable, that person is still able to operate in the gifts, even if they fall away from God." - Kris Vallotton
It is quite obvious that Kris Vallotton simply makes it up as he goes. In his world, someone can be a false prophet and still be operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. No Kris they cannot. The slave girl from Acts 16 was not a false prophet. She used the spirit of divination to make money, not misrepresent God. Now the gift of prophecy, as discussed, is the ability to HEAR from God. If someone had truly fallen away from God I think we can surmise they are no longer hearing Him or perhaps just ignoring Him. No Kris, I will give you the true two types of false prophets, understanding one can have characteristics of both. The first is what the bible calls a huckster. A peddler of God's word. They do it for the money. Jennifer LeClaire comes to mind. Cindy Jacobs. Ryan Lestrange. Practically anyone on Charisma News. This includes many of the itinerant "prophets" traveling through your city every week. I remember at my old AG church there was one on a Friday night prayer service who claimed God told him there would be 10 people there that night who would "sow" $300 into his ministry in exchange of some unforeseen windfall of blessing that would come to each giver over the next six months. It was obvious that he was lying through his teeth yet the altar was covered with money. Like PT Barnum is credited with saying, there's a sucker born every minute.
The second type of false prophet is just someone who was taught poorly. Someone who was saved in a Charismatic church, where they were wrongly taught about the gifts. Maybe they attended one of the bogus "supernatural" schools like Bethel where they were taught how to falsely prophesy. They simply do not know any better. I can believe someone like Kris began as deceived before coming a deceiver. Once you start writing books about wealth on behalf of God, you must know what you are doing,
"The characteristics of a false prophet according to Matthew 7: They appear to be good. False prophets have their belief system founded on a few pet scriptures (sand), and not the whole counsel of God (the rock). False prophets have power." - Kris Vallotton
And the bible mangling continues. These verses from Matthew 7 of course have nothing to do with the characteristics of a false prophet. Once again Kris tries to get you lost in the weeds. If someone truly had their belief system founded on the entire counsel of God then they would know what they were doing was not supported by the bible.