Are you guilty of accepting a different Jesus, spirit, or gospel (such as “the prosperity gospel”)? Read and study the Bible so you can know and worship in Spirit (the Holy Spirit) and truth! So remember, the Holy Spirit doesn’t cause people to fall! Falling only happened when someone saw God or an angel, or when a demonic force threw them down.
So do not be fooled by those who start speaking in tongues while they are “delivering a message from God.” Usually, it is a sign that they are a false prophet trying to get your money!
Your primary reason for attending services should be to learn how to live to please God. If your pastor is not doing this, then you are in the wrong place.
• Is what they teach about right and wrong ways to live, talk, and treat others? Pastoring is more than making people feel good (2 Timothy 4:1-5).
• Are their teachings correctly supported by the Bible? Don’t blindly accept what they teach; verify it by studying the Word yourself [Acts 17:11].