The Bible said, “Not everyone that calls me Lord will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”. It, therefore, should not be surprising that there are many pastors that will never make Heaven, even if they are the ones speaking in tongues the loudest or they have the biggest congregation imaginable.
There are several fake pastors on the prowl. They dress, talk and appear like real pastors, but they are fake in the real sense. This write up is designed to guide you to ensure you do not get caught by the trap of these wolves in sheep clothing. Check below for 5 various ways to identify fake pastors in Nigeria.
They only preach sweet things
A pastor should not just talk about how sweet God is; he should also tell you how severe God can be, especially on issues of sin. He should not just preach prosperity; he should also preach salvation.
If you find any pastor doing the contrary, you will not need a prophet to tell you that the pastor is just a fake and hungry pastor looking for a fast buck or to fulfil some hideous agenda.
They guide without being able to lead
A pastor should not just guide a Christian; he should also lead the Christian. The pastor only requires the facts of the Holy Bible to guide his follower, but he will need the leading of the Holy Spirit in order to be able to lead his followers.
If a pastor is not able to give you words directly from the Holy Spirit or he teaches you to shun such revelations, then that pastor is fake. Why is that? This is because anyone can read the Holy Bible and use the content to advise others, but not everyone can hear from the Holy Spirit and use the words to lead others; only true men of God have that privilege.
The easy life kind of pastor
If your pastor is the type that loves to take things easy and try to avoid offending his church members, then that pastor is a fake one.
A true pastor will tell his church members the truth of the Word of God, even if it does not go down well with the church members. A true pastor will tell you what God wants him to tell you, but a fake pastor will tell you what will make you feel happy.
Placing more emphasis on tithe than other biblical truths
A fake pastor will seek to place more emphasis on tithe and offerings but will want not to tell you the importance of other truths of the scripture. Such a pastor is a fake and hungry element seeking to make quick money off his helpless church members.
Laying of hands
Be wary of a pastor that just lay hands on people’s head without any prompting or without you asking of prayer. Any pastor that seeks to do that is nothing other than an agent of the devil. His uncontrolled and constant laying of hands-on members is most probably a means via which he initiates his congregation to Satanism. So, be wary of such ungodly pastors.