Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Are such as pretend to an extraordinary commission from heaven, and who terrify the people with false denunciations of judgments. Too many of these have abounded in almost all ages. They are punishable in the temporal courts with fine, imprisonment, and corporeal punishment.
See FALSE MESSIAHS.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Impostors, Religious'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/i/impostors-religious.html. 1802.