"5 Tests of a True Prophet Versus a False Prophet: Does the prophet believe in the redemptive work of the Son of God? False prophets do not like to listen to anyone - God tells them everything. False prophets are not motivated by love, but are motivated by a need to be noticed.
False prophets commonly use fear to motivate people. False prophets are not in covenant relationship with the body of Christ." - Kris Vallotton
Let's deal with these one by one. Belief in the redemptive work of the Son of God is not measurable in any way. Sure the false prophets all say the right thing. All false teachers do. No one walks into your church with a "wolf" sign around their neck. They are always in sheep's clothing. Remember though that even the demons believe in there is but one God and tremble. I tend to agree with his second point in that often false prophets present themselves as super-spirituals. It is as if they have a bat-phone directly to the throne room. While we might agree on this one point I do not agree however that the opposite personality type must be a true prophet. I see plenty of false prophets who play it cooler, such as Vallotton. Once again, we judge based on whether the prophecy comes true. The same concept goes for his third point. The super-spirituals love to be seen but if someone prefers a more low-key approach, say like Bill Johnson, that does not make them any less false. You can be motivated by love all day long and twice on Sunday. If your word is false then you are false. No do-overs or backsies.
Vallotton's fourth point is clever. Kris really does not like people who prophesy "doom and gloom." You know like John the Baptist and Jesus routinely did. The truth is you get bigger offerings if the prophet is all about cuddly teddy bears and love. So for Kris, if you run around prophesying repentance then you must just be false because you are using fear to motivate people. Whatever. Kris saves the best for last though as he attests that true prophets are in covenant relationship with the church and thus the false prophet is not. Since this entire piece was so wrong on every level it is only appropriate that we end on this note as well. There is no indication in the bible that prophets are in a covenant relationship with the church. What they need however, is a covenant relationship with the truth. If you claim to hear from the Almighty, you better be right. Kris Vallotton was false long before he falsely predicted the winner of this election like it was a sporting event. His withdrawn apology aside, this entire article is just about covering his tracks so that when President Trump does leave, Kris will just say that gosh darn-it he believes in the redemptive work of the cross and is only motivated by love so please look past this until the next stupid prophecy he gets wrong. Beloved, there is good news today. You do not need Kris Vallotton. You do not need carnal minded hucksters using psychic parlor tricks to read your future. God has given you His final revealed will. He did not forget something that He now needs Kris Vallotton to tell you. Mark Mr. Vallotton as the false prophet he is and avoid him as God says to do.
Reverend Anthony Wade - November 23, 2020