Summary: Deceitful pastors are on the rise and are a serious problem as we often lose members to false churches. Here is a way to deal with the situation to open eyes to appreciate the freedom and truths they have/
Are you a piece of Merchandise? Capt. Kelly Durant 7-06
The fleecing of the sheep by deceiving pastors!
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
2. What do you see in this picture here? I have a sheep in my hand but it is no ordinary sheep, it is a sheep that has been fleeced! You see it all naked and unprotected, right? Did you know there are pastors in churches that have no communication with God and their goal is not to save souls for God’s kingdom in heaven, but to get all they can materially out of their sheep? Their objective is to fleece their sheep and use the Word to justify it!
The position of a pastor of any religious movement is a very important and dangerous one, because they can use the Word of God in a correct way which will give you life, light, wisdom, and encouragement and salvation through Jesus Christ. But if they are false, they can use the Bible distorting the Word of God just to make you feel guilty in order manipulate you and get you to give him money and serve their perverted appetite to grow big and rich.
3. The word in Peter states that God will punish those that use the word for their own gain, those that believe spiritually hungry people are just dumb sheep that need to be used by them for their gain and look again at the scripture “and their damnation slumbereth not”.
These false pastors with their wealth and air of importance will intimidate you and preach with sweet words and the people shallow in their faith admire them and their big rich churches, and get deceived!
God put it on my heart to warn you about this because we are living in the final days of our earth, and Jesus will return, and His Word warns us of these rogue pastors, many stating that they are the ones with the real Christ. You may say, well how will we know who is false?
4. A few weeks ago in California there was a Salvation Army Sergeant that left the Army and took his whole church o Soldiers to join a so called church group from Colombia. It is a movement that was good in the beginning with cell prayers groups, we believe in cell prayer groups, but this group become aggressive and deceptive. They have become a corrupt tree with corrupt fruit.
Their cell groups called the G-12 invade Hispanic churches and target the pastors and leaders and convince them that they are failures and that their methods are better. They claim that churches don’t have the power of God, that they have the real power of God, and that you are weak and have a bad spirit in your life and only they can free you from your bad past and family generational curses. They are the witchdoctors and they prescribe you are cursed hat’s why you need only them to free you. They first demand your 10%, then your 40%, then 100% and then they control your whole life! The steal you away from your original church where you were growing just fine!
5. These are false pastors that spend all of their time with the richer leader people in the church so they can determine how to get them for their selves with their support!
We just read how Jesus warned that the false shepherds come to deceive, to steal, kill, and destroy and this is happening today within many of the Christian churches because this group and others like them, such as the Iglesia Unversal in Brazil have only one agenda, to steal people’s loyalty from their current church to theirs, and then get you (church people) to obey all of their false teachings which are placed above the Bible in authority, common sense, and historical doctrine so they can exploit you.
You may ask yourself, well, how does it happen? How do people get fooled to let others control them? How can I be prepared to resist these aggressive false teachings from the false churches and teachers?
6. Self defense Point 1