Be wary of those who peddle the latest theological fads.

Often they prey on spiritually wounded people by offering the affirmation of “deeper” life or knowledge …

Rather than the health and assurance that comes from the simple faith of Scripture.

Here are two tests that typically weed out these merchants of deception:

1. Are they part of an actual, functional local fellowship in their own home town where they are transparent and accountable to a community of fellow believers, among whom their ideas have demonstrated consistently good fruit over time?

2. Do they openly affirm and submit to God’s plenary authority of Scripture as His authentic written Word in all matters of faith, life and doctrine?

If not, you likely are dealing with a wolf …

Rather than one who’s​ legitimately come in the name of the Lord.