We all live in days of great deception more than decades the churches are filled with many so called pretending Christians and religious people who are living a spiritual defeated lives such as adultery, lust, premarital sex, addicted to pornography and sexual fantasies, tobacco, liquors etc .Sex predators and offenders, pedophilias who are committing sexual sins are increasing in a drastic way inside and outside churches who are violating the God's Laws. They are some here today, and there is more and are more coming until the antichrist comes.
Satan is actively working inside many churches today to destroy the people of God. Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light .No wonder his followers deceives others in the name of God, Church and Jesus Christ. Many false priests and false pastors have disguised themselves as the apostles of Christ and appear to be very enthusiastic workers of God ,ministers of righteousness, but actually they are being the servants of Satan have the appearance of sanctity but inwardly they are evil ,greedy, corrupted, dangerous, sex starved hypocrites, boastful, manipulative, exploitative bearing evil fruits which of devil. They are the wolves who pretend to be sheep and their real intent is to devour the flock by their talented perverse speech making playing the guessing game of false prophesies about the end times, or having false dreams, false visions , false miracles, temporary healings, misleading many people with their magical formula of using Gods name in vain. Truth is being assailed, twisted and distorted by the devil.
Jesus Christ warns us to be careful about such false priests and pastors:
Mathew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but in-wardly are ravenous wolves.
2 Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Pet 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
John 8:44:Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
1st John 3:8:He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."
Children of God: We become children of God when we are saved and adopted into God’s family through our relationship with Jesus Christ and are led by the Spirit of God. From the childhood children of God are blessed, they are the new creatures in Christ unto good works knowing the Holy Scriptures, Observing the laws of God, being obedient to parents, remaining submissive to God .They are the Partakers of the promises of God, blameless and harmless in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation. They are Bold and truthful in their faith, godly, holy, humble, sincere, Pure in heart, loving and faithful. They hunger for righteousness and walk in the law of the Lord, by hating sins and Fearing God and are watchful about people who would deceive them.
The children of the Devil: The Scriptures are very clear that everyone is not a child of God. The children of the Devil are controlled by the devil who are fraudulent, selfish, destructive, disobedient, hypocritical, alienated from God, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God bragging about their evil desires conspiring against God's people .They are filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers and they hate to walk in the light because their deeds are dark. They are Stiff-hearted, Stiff-necked, unjust, unthankful, unmerciful, ungodly, unholy, worldly, carnally and sinfully-minded with cold heartedness who delight in the iniquity of others.
They do not follow Christ genuinely nor His ways. They are in bondage to Satan, slave to their sinful natures, live in a state of continuous sin and rebellion against God, mocking God, joking about sins, and blaspheming against Lord Jesus Christ. False preachers and priests mix the holy things of God with their carnal thoughts, creating a false form of godliness.
When a pastor or Priest violates Gods standards, commits a grievous sin or is discovered to be involved in a pattern of sin, they are no longer qualified to continue in their role according to below scriptures. When Moses sinned, he was removed from his ministry (Num 20:8-13; Deut. 3:23-26; 32:48-52). Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning. I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism says in 1 Tim. 5:19-21.
1 Timothy 3:1-7: This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Titus 1:5-9: For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you— if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
God himself has told that there are wicked priests and pastors:
Jeremiah 23:11-12 says: “Both prophet and priest are godless; even in my temple I find their wickedness,” declares the Lord.” Therefore their path will become slippery; they will be banished to darkness and there they will fall. I will bring disaster on them in the year they are punished,” declares the Lord.
Jer. 23:14: Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: the committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; and they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one has turned back from his wickedness.
Hosea 4:6: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest.
Malachi 2:7-8:For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth. But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi,” says the Lord Almighty.
1 Pet. 1:15-16: Like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”
I John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”