5 Signs of Nose-Punching Preachers

We must always listen to wise preachers but be careful of those to take the laws of God only to pound us with them. The Gospel is here for your liberation from sin and evil and not for your subjugation by a self-righteous Bible ‘scholar’.

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Escape to Reality

nose-punch_medA recent article in Charisma News warns about the dangers of ear-tickling preachers and their deceptive message. An ear-tickler is someone who tells you what you want to hear. In contrast, a nose-puncher is one who tells you what he wants you to hear, and typically does so with all the fervor of an Old Testament judge or prophet.

A nose-puncher might appear respectable and religious, but he is nothing more than a bully with a Bible. He prefers doctrine to people, puts ministry before family, and he justifies his abuse of others by telling himself he is doing the Lord’s work.

Jesus encountered many religious nose-punchers; men who sought to throw the book at him and those who followed him. Ironically, these men claimed to know God but by their actions they denied him. Jesus rebuked the nose-punchers for being loveless sons of the devil, and they responded by…

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Posted on June 10, 2014, in Discernment. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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