God Answers ~ “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
Jesus said, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues” (Matthew 10:16-17).
Comment ~ This certainly should be true—unfortunately it is not true. Even pastors and leaders are born sinners who are not yet fully Christ-like. Additionally, not everyone who attends church has the best intentions.
The Significance ~ Don’t ever put so much faith in your pastor or your minister that should they fail (they are still sinners here on earth) that it would shatter your faith in God.
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