False Preachers

False Preachers

"You think Christians are better than LDS? Check out your preachers on TV!"

False PreachersYou most likely are referring to modern false preachers and false prophets. Contrast the words, attire and actions of today's false preachers against what the Bible taught about false prophets.

Jesus chose to be homeless - And Jesus said to him, 'Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.'" (Luke 9:58) - and Apostle Paul was poor at times: "Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Every where and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need." (Philippians 4:9-10).

The Bible does make provision for preachers to be paid a wage and for those who teach the Bible well to be worthy of “double honor”: "Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. For the Scripture says, ‘You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,’ and, ‘The laborer is worthy of his wages.’" (1 Timothy 5:17-18)

But nowhere does the Bible say that preachers should get rich off the poor. Christians, including preachers, are to share as per their need (“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need” (Acts 2:44-45), not to have the rich keep taking more.

The people in gleaming suits and jewelry who beg for money from pulpits are not true servants of God, but the false prophets whom Jesus warned about: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves." (Matthew 7:15)

There are many good preachers who live modestly and serve God faithfully, often in obscurity. But even they are not “better” than anyone else, Mormons included. All human beings fail to meet God’s standard of perfect holiness and are therefore sinners bound for hell (see Bible Verses About Heaven and Hell) unless we believe that Jesus died to pay the death penalty required for our sins (see Justice of God).

But Biblical Christianity is better than Mormonism - the belief system. In fact, it isn’t just 'better'. One is of the truth authored by God (see When Was The New Testament Written?) who used human beings as we use pens, while the other is a falsehood started by a false prophet (see Joseph Smith False Prophet).