Is Your Preacher Really a Christian?

How to find out if your preacher at church is an enemy or just misled.

Ask him what he believes about Christ. Hopefully he will pass 1 John 4’s Christian test.

1 John 4:1-3  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

So your preacher and elders for that matter must confess that

-Christ is God
-Christ came in the flesh

Then you can ask him how we should treat anti-Christ’s or those who hate Christ.

2 Chronicles 19:2b Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate Yahweh? therefore is wrath upon thee from before Yahweh.
2 John 1:7, 9-11 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 

This is very serious. You might be surprised at how many are out there leading well known churches who would flunk these tests. If he doesn’t answer the first question correctly suspend him, have a hearing with the elders of the church and get ready to fire him.

If he doesn’t answer the second question correctly teach him and expect him to change his teaching. If he won’t, treat him as an unbeliever as above and fire him.

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