Presented by Pastor Steve at Curwensville Alliance on 4/7/2019
Every parent has told their children, “Stay away from Johnny. He’s a bad influence.” But as time goes by, you begin to see that there are a lot of other children who might not be a good influence on your child. What do you do? Print out a list of children they are to avoid? That would be less than ideal.
Wise parents generally end up teaching the child to choose friends wisely. And, eventually, the parent and child both realize that how you behave will influence whether you connect with good kids or not so good kids.
That’s the way it is with the counterfeits we’ve been discussing over the past few weeks. We’ve looked at a list of them – and we’ve seen some we definitely want to avoid. But no list of this nature is comprehensive.
So what can we do to avoid counterfeits, in general?
The answer is found in what kind of life you live — in how you walk.
This podcast gives practical, biblical counsel of how to live so that you avoid counterfeits in your own life.
Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 3/31/2019 by Pastor Steve Shields
It’s both a blessing and a curse. We live in a world where anyone can present anything that’s on their mind in text, audio, or video. Whether it’s accurate or not, people have great power to publish whatever they want. It’s a blessing because you can get good biblical teaching like never before. It’s a curse because not all teaching that calls itself biblical is genuinely biblical.
This is dangerous in many areas, but perhaps it’s most dangerous in the area of Christian faith.
For example, I know a woman who is leading a campus ministry at a major university who doesn’t really understand the gospel. What she does understand about the gospel, she doesn’t believe. She’s feeding pluralism to young minds, suggesting that the death and resurrection of Christ are superfluous. That’s false teaching. It’s empowered by a false anointing.
How do you discern a genuine anointing from a counterfeit one?
How do you discern a trustworthy ministry from one that is filled with deception?