Sometimes, turn about is fair play, as the saying goes. That’s what happened to two con men.
The Spaniards attempted to sell a a supposed original work of the Spanish painter Goya. A man posing as an Arab sheik contacted them and paid 1.9 million dollars to a deal broker.
When the sellers tried to deposit the money, the Geneva bank, they used to tell them it was counterfeit.
A con man had conned the con men.
John warned his readers about the danger of counterfeits. He told them,
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)
God’s message is accurate, but human portrayals might be nothing more than fake. Before you believe something as truth, lay it against the Bible. If it doesn’t measure square, reject it.
After all, con men are everywhere.
-Robert G. Taylor-