These were no ordinary prophets, they were rigorously schooled in the prophetic. How come trained prophets under the calibre of Elijah and Elisha still had no discernment between the precious and the profane?
Is this a picture of what will happen to the end-time Church?
2 Kings 4:38-41 (NKJV) - Elisha Purifies the Pot of Stew
"And Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.” So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, “Man of God, there is death in the pot!” And they could not eat it.
So he said, “Then bring some flour.” And he put it into the pot, and said, “Serve it to the people, that they may eat.” And there was nothing harmful in the pot."