Jesus talked about wolves in sheep’s clothing. Paul talked about charlatans and phonies.
I’ve been thinking a lot about them. How do you know a spiritual predator, a charlatan, a false preacher when you see one?
I mean, I know they are everywhere. You don’t have to look hard. The church is full of clowns. You’d think they’d be easy to recognize. Yet they still have huge followings, sell millions of books, and lead people by the nose every day.
So I thought I’d take a crack at “diagnosing” all the false teachers out there, identify a few “symptoms” of being a spiritual phony.