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 There are many false prophets in our society. We must know how to identify them so that we are not allowing our families to be indoctrinated by false teachings. Not everyone who says they are of God is. We must test the spirit to see wheater it is of God (1 John 4:1).
Below are 5 clear ways you can identify a false prophet or a pastor that is out of God's order. This is very important because we are living in a time where pastors are saying all kinds of things and we must know who we should be listening to. Please consider that this list is not intended to be comprehensive, as some people put forth great effects to disguise their true motives.  For the false prophets that can not be identified with one of the five flags listed here, discernment must be applied.
It's hard to believe people would actually think that the man in the above picture was really talking to God. But, many people would rather be entertained rather than look towards God's Word to determine truth from falsehood.  
1. They emphasize getting money and the world
It's a shame that many pastors preach to their congregations that they should desire more of the world. Not only are churches promoting for believers to obtain more of the world, but they are telling believers to use God to get the world. They preach getting stuff from God as if the God of the Bible is a genie-god ready to grant us with whatever we want. There are many pastors that always talk about sowing seeds in faith to receive more from God. This is usually associated with money. 
If your pastor's messages are always about getting something of the world from God, that's a sign of a false prophet. Many false preachers make it seem as if life is about obtaining an abundance of the world and God has secrets reserved for His believers to get the world.
During offering time if the pastor has different dollar-amount offering lines, that's a sign of a false prophet, and you should run for the door.
Money is a part of an earthly system.  If you want more money then you must make smart decisions and engage in the earthly system to make money. That's it. Money doesn't rain down from heaven. It's awful that some teachers lead people to believe that God is in the business of making people rich.  This sort of teaching lead people further away from God and towards chasing the things of the world.
Haveing more of God does not equate to more worldliness. Having more God equates to Godliness. 
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
2.The world embraces them
There is a spiritual war going on. Christians are the children of the light. Our earthly kingdoms are powered by darkness. Just take a look at the entertainment industry and many of our leaders. The entertainment industry and the media are blatantly filled with darkness. Darkness and light can't dwell together. The Kingdom of God has an agenda and the Kingdom of Darkness has an agenda. These two agendas are fighting one another.  If a person wants to forward the Kingdom of God they cannot forward the Kingdom of darkness at the same time. The goal of the people of God is to light up the darkness (Matt 5:14).  The world is not going to embrace true believers of the faith, they are not going to embrace something that is contrary to their interest.  So, if the world loves your pastor and wants and make movies and music with them, or is praising them, he probably is not really a man of God.
Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
3. Don't, or, can't rule their home well
Let me set this straight. The reason why it seems as if the pastor's children are always the worse ones in the church is NOT because the devil uses extra reserved special tactical wizardry on them. It's because many times men want to be pastors because they think it's a good thing to do or because of the honor in the position, but they don't honor the order by which God declares is fitting to be a pastor.
The Scripture says that a man must rule his home well BEFORE he pastors (1 Timothy 3:4).  This is because the man's home is a reflection of him, and how he is going to lead God's church will be a reflection of his leadership. If something is wrong with the man's family, that means that there is something wrong with him and there are areas he still needs to grow in or correct. When children and wives see the father living a double life by trying to preach God's order while the father is out of order, it greatly affects the family.  It affects his children worse than other men's children. When a man ignores his responsibility to take care of his family and have great efforts to help other people's families he turns the members of his home into devils.  The family perceives this situation as God taking their father and husband away from caring and loving them. The children will hate the things of God and will live even more of a double life than their father.
The bible says, how can this man help church people if he can't even help the people in his own home.
Since one of the qualifications to be a pastor (bishop/ elder) is that a man must rule his home well, how do we know if a woman is called by God to be a pastor? God created the man to rule the home so a woman can not fulfill this qualification!
1 Timothy 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
4. Supports the LGBTQIAP
A man is supposed to take care of his wife and children. A wife births children and listens to her husband. The Bible calls this sound doctrine. The LGBTQIAP has sought out to destroy this. The Bible is clear about this (see scriptures below). 
If a pastor supports the homosexual agenda the first thing to ask is why, when the bible calls it an abomination. This is not a situation where this is optional or up for negotiation. If we believe the Bible is the sole authority by which we derive our morals then we must side with the Word no matter how unpopular it may be. 
The LGBTQIAP activist group are defying God's creation by degrading the institution of marriage and the family structure God created. If your pastor can't see this he is either blind, working for them, or lays in bed with them in secret.
Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, (ESV)
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
5. They don't demonstrate a belief in Solo Scriptura
If your pastor does not believe the Bible then he is not a Christian. It's sad I have to even say this but it just attests to the times we are living in. Many pastors or prophets don't believe that the Bible is sufficient. Because we are living in a time of information overload people don't know how to recognize truth.  There's a growing number of pastors that don't believe the Bible is enough and that don't believe in all of the scriptures. It's a shame that these men hide their true beliefs from the people they preach to. Most of the time it is so that they can continue in their positions and make money.
To find out what your pastor believes, ask him. Ask, "Is the full Bible the inspired word of God." If he says "no", you can say you don't agree, but please don't start an argument. Just make sure you think about whether you want to be led by someone who does not believe in the entire Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 
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