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How do you know if a Pastor is Fake?

  1. Lady_E profile image74
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    How do you know if a Pastor is Fake?

  2. Born Again 05 profile image80
    Born Again 05posted 8 years ago

    Test what he preaches against what you know to be true in the Scriptures.  A Pastor should preach God's Word from God's Word.  If he can't rightly divide God's Word to confirm what he's telling you, may I suggest you search elsewhere for someone who can.  The Holy Spirit will help you with this.

  3. Silver Poet profile image71
    Silver Poetposted 8 years ago

    I don't think there is a cut and dried definition of real or fake pastors.  I think some people in the ministry have too many problems to be leaders and should step down, but that doesn't mean their faith is fake.  Those who seem to have it all together may be efficient leaders, but this does not mean that their faith is real.  Faith is invisible, and we are told not to judge one another.  Using common sense, however, is vital.  If a pastor oversteps his bounds or takes authority he doesn't have, the best thing is to find another church.

  4. Ralph Deeds profile image62
    Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago

    Watching Burt Lancaster's Academy Award performance as Elmer Gantry might improve your ability to detect a "fake pastor."