It is yet another Sunday, and many will get into their finest apparel, heading for different churches.
However, even Jesus Christ warned that in the last days, there would be fake pastors and miracle workers.
Christ specifically said that there would be many who call him lord but are not his servants.
1. All they do is crack jokes and tell stories
If all your man-of-God does is to tell stories and crack jokes, then you should run.
The kingdom of God and the principles of Christianity goes way beyond cracking jokes, there must be time for feasting on the word in its core nature.
2. If every sermon is about prosperity
There are churches where week after week all the sermons preached are about properity, be careful.
Even the bible says that you should prosper as your soul prospers, if you are prospering without spiritual prosperity, think again.
3. They ask you to pay for everything
If every sermon is about tithes, and you must pay for virtually every service, think again.
Christ has paid it all, we only return our tithes and offerings in appreciation and in furtherance of God’s work.
4. Bath with soap at river and sleep in pastor’s house
Some so called men of God have made the news for what they do with women, especially other men’s wives, all in the name of prayers.
If you still have a cleric that tells you about spiritual cleansing in some river, bathing with sacred soap, you might want to review your membership.
The bible is the constitution for Christianity, and it says only the blood of Jesus and wash away one’s sins. The blood was already shed on Calvary.
There is nothing that your honest prayers cannot do, it says if only you have faith as small as that of a mustard seed.
5. Sleeping with women in their congregation
These days it has become common place to here of scandals involving pastors and their members.
One needs not be told that if the man-of-God cannot control himself, then he is not worthy of his calling.
6. Buying only expensive things while their flock suffer
So many church goers live in abject poverty while their pastors leave like the rulers of the world. Some would say the men of God should not lack, however, we are not saying they should lack, but why live in outrageous flamboyance, while your followers live in abject poverty.
If yours is a church where there is no conscious effort to see that the people live comfortably, if everything is pastor centered, then be careful. There are many who have raised churches only for business, as to enrich themselves and their families.
Fake pastors and prophets are everywhere, one has to be very cautious these days. Do not be deceived by the things you see, some things are only aimed at luring you to doom.