Am I being fickle? Do I get swayed by the next great thing spoken by the new charismatic religious leader I hear?
They have a best-selling book. Doesn’t that count for something?
They are successful with thousands attending “their church” every week. Doesn’t that count for something?
They are wealthy and promise me I can be too. Doesn’t that count for something?
They went to the best seminary and have a doctorate degree. Doesn’t that count for something?
The president listens to them. Doesn’t that count for something?
I can’t turn into a traitor to Jesus and the message of His good news. I must rely on His word. It is solid. It is the main thing.
How does the “new message” compare to what Jesus says? Does it vary? Should I care?
If I exam them, some of these messages are alien. They are a no-message. They are a lie about God. They are turning the message of Jesus on it’s head.
Well, what if it is someone I trust? Interesting challenge but then again who should I be trusting? A charismatic elitist or Jesus? The elitist is bringing down a curse on themself. I must recognize the message for what it is.