In this modern age it has become the norm to point out whom is false and justify the truthfulness in our character. Sadly this applies to the Christian world, as well as the physical world.
I’m tired of seeing Christians belittling Christians, an army of soldiers who shoot their fellow soldier without hesitating. Before I get started, I would like to say I’ve been down that road before, I’ve judged the hell (ya, I said hell) out of people puffed up on knowledge before and called it “righteous judgement”. I’ve done all my share of debating online to prove I know more than others before, I’ve looked down on those who didn’t have an understanding of some of the revelations I understood before; I’ve dogged the big leaders for deceiving so many without understanding how deception works before. This is not new to me, I know where people exposing false teachers are coming from.
If you are exposing these folks you are doing so because you sit under a preacher who you believe delivers sound doctrine and his teaching aligns with your revelations. Now what would you do if someone said your pastor is a false teacher. You may disregard it the first time, but if you hear it enough it’ll get you upset or believe that those saying that are stupid (yes, stupid don’t act like you never treated someone who you believe has less understanding than you as someone who’s stupid or an idiot).
You’ll find it hard to accept the accusations as truth, due to the following:
1) You will get defensive, because you know for a fact you won’t sit under a false teacher, you won’t tolerate that.
2) You will get offended at the fact someone is calling your pastor’s teaching false when “God placed him as your leader” and his teaching has help you transform to a better person”. No way.
3) What he preaches is always in the bible and when you read those verses it aligns with what he teaches. How can he be wrong.
Often we will defend our spiritual leaders all the way to the grave once we trust them and on accord with their belief. That is why people rep denominations, live off their favorite preachers’s books, watch all sermons, and so forth.
Well now, let’s see how deception works. What if your preacher was indeed a Joel Olsteen, Joyce Meyer, TD Jakes and so forth. As their sheep would you react the same way you defend John Piper, Mark Discroll and the other leaders the majority of you glean to for sound doctrine? I say yes. The problem is not that these people are choosing to be blind and you saying their leaders are false will open their eyes. Deception wouldn’t be deception if people knew they were being deceived. The seed has been planted in many and just throwing words at them or supposedly making them aware isn’t going un-plant, that seed that’s already growing to be a tree that provides fruits of the things those preachers preach.