[The Church Blog] Let’s talk about these fake Pastors

One day hardly passes on social media without one gist of a fake pastor, an “overdo church” or a church fraud. As much as these church gossip can sound funny most of the time, it’s overly depressing too. Depressing because the goal of these guys is to bring indignity to the body of Christ and ultimately propose a thought process that the whole idea of church is a scam.

The other day, it was a video of a man that claimed to be in a phone conversation with God that was all over social media. Recently, it’s the video of a man who kissed a member in the front of the whole church not forgetting the several news articles on people who were scammed by supposed pastors and Church leaders and so many other news/video elements that we all have come across online at one time or the other.

For some, this just puts a huge question as to whether this whole Christianity and spirituality isn’t just a con idea after all. Some others like me, wonder what has happened to our sense of reasoning. There was a congregation of people in the church where the pastor kissed a lady and no one found it disgusting enough to rise and confront him or better still, cause a havoc. The man who claimed to be in a phone conversation with God had people hailing him and no one could have simply asked him to put the phone on loudspeaker if for no sensible reason at all, but for the fact that they also wanted to hear God speak. I bet my 8-year-old cousin would have thought of that.

Do I even blame those who fall victims of these pastors tricks or the fake pastors themselves? I can’t even blame any. Throughout the Bible, we have been warned severally of these false prophets who would come and deceive many. Hence, we are enjoined to watch and pray that we are not deceived.

I don’t have a list of 10 ways to identify a false pastor. I wish I had so I can at least, salvage the world of this whole mess we have gotten ourselves into but I know the Bible is a valuable tool against falling prey.

Whilst it’s true that there are fake pastors that are deceiving so many, this should not affect our faith in God. There is only a fake version because an original exists. Have it at the back of your mind that there is a real God, there are real pastors and there are Bible Believing Churches. Study your Bible and stick with it, pray and walk in the path that the Bible provides. That’s the only way to save yourself from being prey to these wolves.

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  1. Why do we have fake pastors in the Church? It’s simply because Church folks are too lazy to study their Bibles. The average Born Again Christian does not know the Scriptures. So,a pastor comes and does some razzmatazz in the Church and the flock is carried away. Nobody questions if what the Pastor just did is SCRIPTURAL or not.
    Isaiah 8:20 says, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” In other words, if the Pastor’s doctrine or teaching is not according to the Word of God, he is FAKE. Simple. But how would you know if the teaching you are receiving is fake, if you do not your Bible?
    I try to read at least 10 Chapters of the Bible every day. That translates to finishing the entire Bible (Genesis to Revelations) in 4 months. I challenge every Christian to do same. If you are too busy to study scriptures, you are too busy for God.
    too many teachings in today’s Churches that have no scriptural basis. It takes a commitment to study to know the difference. I have heard Church folks say stuff like, “The Bible says Heaven helps those who help themselves” or “The Bible says Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. When Church folks don’t know the written word and quote philosophy of men as scripture, fake pastors will continue to deceive people.

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