Reblog from September 26, 2019. How to recognize fake good news.
My Musings – In banking, tellers are taught the best way to spot a counterfeit – you study the genuine article. By being familiar with the “real deal” you can more readily spot the fake. This similar principle can be applied to identifying false teachers. You look to what they are saying and doing, and you place it alongside what is truth – God’s Word.
Feed Only Themselves – We’ve all seen them, enriching themselves while the flock is starving for the truth.
Clouds Without Rain – They look and sound impressive, but in reality lack the substance of the truth.
Autumn Trees Without Fruit – You expect the fruit in the Autumn, and you would expect spiritual leaders to bear real fruit. Yet the false ones pander to big crowds in this age of “consumer Christianity.” Give them what they want to hear, not what they need to hear.
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