Just the other day, I was reading the news online and I stumbled upon a bizarre article that read “Women who wear jeans are responsible for earthquakes: religious leader”.
A Pakistani Muslim cleric has blamed women who wear trousers for the increasing number of earthquakes, terrorism and the inflation.
Religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who labels women in jeans as ‘immodest women’ said they are responsible for the various disasters that have mauled the world. He also went on to compare women who do not fully cover their bodies to weapons of mass destruction.
According to the leader of Assembly of Islamic Clergy political party, these women must be eliminated. He called on the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to carry out a military operation against women who wear jeans.
He said that the Taliban would not be causing havoc in their country if women were covered like ‘sack of flour’ and were always indoors.
“And so there is a need to earmark and eliminate the real enemy of Pakistan: every woman who wears jeans,’ he reportedly added,” Rehman was quoted on DailyMail.
I wear jeans, so I’m to BLAME for causing earthquakes. I really had a jaw drop moment as I was reading the article, and it made me think of how many other leaders out there who give people false hope and false teachings.
This also reminded of the Bible, where in His teachings, Jesus warned, “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand”.
These false teachers and prophets will come and will attempt to deceive us.
Do we easily get deceived by these teachers who claim to know it all and some even go to the extreme of claiming to be Jesus himself? The best way to guard yourself against falsehood and false teachers is to know the truth.
1) What does this teacher say about Jesus?
2) Does this teacher preach the gospel? The gospel is defined as the good news concerning Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, according to the Scriptures.
3) Does this teacher exhibit character qualities that glorify the Lord?
Maybe you’ve read similar articles to this or have previous experiences with false prophets and feel confused about what the real Gospel is about. We know how frustrating it can be to be searching for truth but be tossed around every which way. If you are on a journey like this and want to know more about God and faith, please click on the banner below and watch the video that follows.