Zachary Tims! Thomas Weeks and Juanita Bynum! Donnie McClurkin! Richard and Lindsey Roberts! T.D. Jakes! Earl Paulk! Paula White! Jamal Bryant! All of these names have come up on the internet, television and printed news papers this year with allegations. Is your favorite tele-evangelist preaching the full truth? Does there lifestyle both in the pulpit and behind closed doors clearly line up with the scriptures teachings on church leaders? Are we even allowed to judge them solely on the basis of what there outward appearance shows us? These are some questions many of you have. Instead of listing the allegations of these preachers, lets go to the Word of God to clearly see what It says understanding the Bible is our final authority on all things.
What should your favorite pastor be teaching and preaching?
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
How should your favorite tele-evangelist be baptizing?
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
What type of lifestyle must be lived in and out the pulpit?
1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
What does the bible say about false prophets?
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
What will happen to false prophets?
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Can we judge people in leadership?
Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
What about modern day doctrines that either have twisted concepts or no scripture to support them, what should I believe?
Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Finally what must you do to be saved?
John 3:5-7 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Dear friend, after reading the above scriptures, can you truly say that your tele-evangelist is a true messenger of God? You don’t have to wait until you get to heaven to find out, you can know right now. Judge for yourselves. It is my honest prayer that all those that claim to be called by God LINE-UP with the Word of God in both word and deeds.
Have you been baptised in Jesus Name? Have you received the gift of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues? If not, I submit unto you today to obey Acts 2:38.