How can we tell if a preacher is not sharing truth?

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It can be tricky to identify when a preacher might not be sharing the truth because it is unexpected. It is not blatantly obvious. For he may claim to believe the Scriptures and accept the responsibility of guiding and feeding the flock. So, how can we detect if a preacher is not sharing Biblical truth? The following points will help us identify how to do so:

1-The preacher would not teach “thus said the Lord” but rather would focus on human philosophies and traditions (Colossians 2:8).

2-Aside from the preacher’s words, his life and labors may reveal that he does not believe Jesus is coming soon (Matthew 24:48).

3-The preacher does not stand “between the dead and the living” in a time of crisis (Numbers 16:48).

4-The preacher does not teach “in season, out of season” nor does he “reprove, rebuke, exhort” the believers (2 Timothy 4:2).

5-The preacher fails to call sin by its name (Isaiah 5:20).

6-The preacher tends to be a people-pleaser by delivering watered down messages to the “itching ears” of his parishioners (2 Timothy 4:3).

7-He does not call his members to practical godliness in everyday life (1 Timothy 4:8).

8-There are no appeals in his sermons to forsake the world and repent of sin (Matthew 4:17).

9-The preacher may fail to teach that God gives people complete victory over sin (Philippians 4:13).

10-He promotes unity with other faiths that is based on compromise instead of the unity that is based on upholding the Bible truth (John 17:17, 21).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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