this has probably been discussed, but why do false private revelations sound so similar to the real ones? (except for a point or two which makes them false and heretical ;))
Is it to confuse people, so that they’d either fall into heresy, OR, reject the real revelations along with the false ones because of their similarity?
I just came across something called the “poem of the Man-God” which was rejected by the Church, because its theology is so wrong. It actually contains a lot of heresy… very sad… but I was reading what the “visionary” there said about Mary, and some parts sound so much like what the Saints said as well, but one part is very very wrong.
Is that how the devil works? he takes the truth and twists it slightly and puts in a little lie?