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Why You Should Evaluate All Preaching/Teaching by Scripture

I had a group of three men in my home on Sunday. All were from different parts of the country. They each told the same story. They’ve heard pastors and/or preachers preach things that were unscriptural, but nobody questioned it. It has undermined their confidence in Christianity, the church, and pastors.
Here's some of what I said to them, since some of them are training to be pastors.
You should teach your people to evaluate what you preach by Scripture. Here's why: God’s word is the ultimate authority for the Christian life, not the pastor’s word (Isa. 8:20; John 12:48). God pronounces dire judgment upon those who claim to speak what He has not spoken (Deut. 18:20; Jer. 14:15). It provides you a safeguard.God expects His people to evaluate all things and hold fast only to what is good (1 Thess. 5:21).Jesus and his apostles told believers to beware of false prophets and false teachers (Matt. 7:15; 2 Peter 2:1-19).Paul commends as “noble-minded” believers who did not accept his…