How to Identify Fake Pastors and Prophets in Nigeria Easily

 

How to Identify Fake Pastors and Prophets in Nigeria Easily


So many people complain or being scared of running into the hands of fake pastors and prophets especially in Nigeria. In Nigeria today, religion has become something that is being held in high esteem and as such, some people has resulted in taking it to be something that they can make money from. This is most common among Christians because their services and pastoral training are not regulated. Today we would be talking about fake pastors and ways by which you can easily identify fake pastors in Nigeria.

It’s no surprise that in Nigeria there are many churches and acclaimed pastors who claim to be men of God. Most of these pastors and prophets of these religious groups are not what you think they are. From the pulpit, they use the words from the Bible to threaten and extort money from the members of their congregation. Many fake pastors and prophets even go as far as performing fake miracles all in the name of religion just to grow their base. Some have been busted in their bid to cover up such heinous act.

The Holy Bible made it clear in one of its books “Not everyone that calls me Lord will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven” and in another “In the last days, there shall appear false prophets who shall perform signs and wonders, using false doctrines and these signs to deceive the children of God. Be on the watch out against such people and hold firmly unto the faith and teaching that was handed down to you”. It was because of these fake pastors and prophets that Christ warned this generation to not fall for their cunning tricks. It should not be surprising that many congregations that are controlled by these church leaders shall be led to hell and not Heaven because of these pastors who call themselves men of God. 

If you are interested in knowing how to identify fake pastors in Nigeria then this article is definitely for you. I have put together effective ways by which you can easily identify a fake pastor in Nigeria. First, we have to look at the reasons why one needs to run away from fake pastors. Let’s go right into it!

 

Why should I run away from fake pastors and Prophets?

There are many reasons why one should run away or avoid fake pastors.

Some of these reasons are:

1. They can brain wash your knowledge on the word of God

2. They can mislead you

3. Doom awaits fake pastors and you shouldn’t be found in that number etc.

 

What are the effective ways by which I can identify fake pastor and prophet in Nigeria?

1. They only like to preach about things people love to hear especially prosperity

2. They have a way of twisting the words of the Lord in the bible thereby misleading others

3. They usually live flamboyantly

4. They are always talking about tithes in their sermons and often go ahead to even beg the congregation for money

5. They are always head bent on showing people miracles instead of how to repent and seek the true ways of God

6. They charge cash for prayers and consultation

7. They are friends of the rich and mingle with politicians

 

Ways to Identify Fake Pastors and Prophets in Nigeria.

Ways to Identify Fake Pastors and Prophets in Nigeria.


1. They only like to preach about things people love to hear especially prosperity

One way by which one can easily identify a fake pastor in Nigeria is the fact that they only like to preach about the things that people love to hear especially prosperity. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that only the people or all the people that preach about prosperity are fake pastors. Of course, prosperity is a good thing which everyone prays to have plenty of but why you see that that is the only thing a man of God seems to preach about then you might just have to watch it as he might be a fake pastor. True man of God should not only preach about prosperity and all the sweet sides of Christianity. They should also preach about the bitter sides and all the things that God has commanded us not to do. A true man of God knows that coming to true salvation is even more important that all the prosperity talks. However, since many people have turned Christianity to a way of making money, they talk about prosperity to attract and get a lot of people come round and they get money from it as well.

 

3. They usually live flamboyantly

Another way by which you can easily identify a fake man of God is by the way they live. It is most likely for a fake pastor to live flamboyantly. A good Christian is supposed to live a Christ like life. We all know Christ to be a person of humility and he also teaches us to be very humble. Today, many pastors are very much into material things and would rather get the last kobo from their congregation just to look good. Many of them do not even seek to help the poor among them. They are only concerned about themselves and their families looking good at the expense of others in the congregation. A true man of God should be moderate with things and also be humble. Next time you attend a church which you see the pastor living a flamboyantly life, be careful and you might have just come in contact with a fake pastor.

 

4. They are always talking about tithes in their sermons and often go ahead to even beg the congregation for money 

Another way by which you can easily identify a fake pastor or man of God is the fact that they are always talking about tithes in their sermons and often go ahead to even beg their congregation for money. To be very honest, we know many churches are so guilty of this but I am not saying all churches which the pastors preach about tithes are harboring fake pastors. Paying of tithe is important and it is a good thing that was instituted by God but the way these pastors take this is quite different. You would notice that a fake pastor would always be so particular about the members paying their tithes instead of them getting true salvation. Be careful of this.

 

5. They are always head bent on showing people miracles instead of how to repent and seek the true ways of God 

Another way by which we can identify a fake pastor in Nigeria is the fact that they are always head bent on showing people miracles instead of how to repent and seek the true word of God. People are naturally moved by miracles because human problems are not things that can be stopped; it means that problems are always constant. One thing you should know is that many times, these miracles are staged and people don’t even know that.

 

6. They charge cash for prayers and consultation

If a pastor or prophet tells you to bring money to see visions or to consult the Lord, that pastor is a fake and they are found in Nigeria in great numbers. They disobey the Bible rule which Christ himself stated “Freely you received, freely you give.”

 

7. They are friends of the rich and mingle with politicians

You always see fake pastors rolling with the rich and neglecting the poor and less privileged. They make friends with the rich and politicians, going to their houses s for prayers, knowing fully well they will leave with fat envelopes or Ghana­ must ­go.

 

8. Always in competition to get more members to their church

There is no Nigerian pastor who wouldn’t like more members to his or her denomination but fake pastors now take it as competition as to whose church has more members in Nigeria. The worst part is when a member of their denomination dares join another church, they say he or she has left the light into darkness and isn’t a believer. This itself is a business strategy if not losing customers and not to grow the church of Christ.

We all know that being humble, kind, gentle and decent are the true characteristics of real men of God. But in today’s Nigeria, these things are hard to find. We advise Christians and children of God to be careful of these so acclaimed men of God to avoid falling prey to their various antics and motives.

Those are the real ways to identify and know those who are fake pastors in Nigeria

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