I cannot help but respect Mike Holmes. The rugged contractor in t-shirt and overalls exudes confidence and authority on his show ‘Holmes On Homes’. The basic script involves removing and repairing shoddy workmanship from dishonest and unskilled contractors who take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. 

The moral of Mike’s story is this: A contractor may have a nice truck, a business card and a cell phone, but that that doesn’t mean he is honest or capable of doing what he says. You need to do your homework before you hire.

With the numerous renovations around our church, we have observed a thing or two about finding trustworthy contractors. We’ve had great ones and an occasional stinker.

Unfortunately, this pattern also holds true with spiritual leaders. An appearance of success, convincing salesmanship and even a few miracles thrown in do not establish the credentials of a solid pastor, teacher, evangelist, prophet or apostle.

Have you been misled, misinformed or taken advantage of by an impostor? Jesus spoke about who to follow and who to avoid. We need to examine our spiritual contractors.

Matthew 7:
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.