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.
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.
Watching Burt Lancaster's Academy Award performance as Elmer Gantry might improve your ability to detect a "fake pastor."
by Charlie LeSueur 2 years ago
Does anyone else feel that organized religion is built on a foundation of making you feel guilty?I feel that in order for an organized religion to run successfully it must be predicated on the fact that you must feel guilty on a number of levels. Guilty if you: 1. Aren't coming to church. 2. Don't...
by charlie 2 years ago
As a Christian have you ever studied the bible to check your beliefs?The scriptures tell us to test ALL things to see if they be of God. Have you ever sat down with your bible and the Holy Spirit and studied to see if what you believe is scripturally sound? I dont mean...
by mums4u 2 years ago
Is there any one Who is Willing to spread GOD,s Word.Is there any one Who is Willing to spread GOD,s Word.And would like to save many as We all are save.Because,Jesus is mine,so is yours but there are many who don't know Lord Jesus yet.
by vector7 7 years ago
If you disagree with the Bible, please do not spam this thread.If you do you are being rude and I will quote the OP and report the issue for hupages to decide whether it violates forum rules or not.This thread is to understand the Bible as it presents itself, and this thread is not for questioning...
by Unchained Grace 9 years ago
A quick read through Jeremiah 23 is the suggested supportive reading for this Topic. If all the negative aspects of being involved in organized religion are true, then instead of looking at the followers, focus on the leaders.Consider the two strongest weapons a preacher has on their side: guilt...
by Kris 3 years ago
Why do American Christians teach prosperity, when the Bible clearly tells us to expect suffering?The American Church teaches that prosperity is a sign of God's favor, this includes prosperity of health as well as wealth. What does this say about Christians in the Middle East who are tortured and...
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