This is a doctoral level piece from Herescope that I promise will expand your vocabulary but at the same time enlighten you to fundamental principles that underpin the emerging church, Dominionist teachings, New Apostolic thinking, Shepherding, Seeker Sensitive and much more! In my book, it is highly recommended reading for anyone in the discernment work!
The Cult of Evangelical Leadership, Part 4
If appearances are so deceiving how can anyone recognize a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Interestingly, the Lord gives another important clue to identifying Shepherd Wolves: they are ravening! “Once prey is brought down, wolves begin to feed excitedly, ripping and tugging at the carcass in all directions, and bolting down large chunks of it.”Note that this activity is often done in packs. Here is the key difference, an object lesson from the animal world:
- “Sheep are exclusively herbivorous mammals.”
- Wolves are almost always carnivores. The “wolf generally specializes in vulnerable individuals of large prey…. [T]hey are not fussy eaters.”
Another biblical clue explains why Shepherd Wolves are ravening:“Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.”(Ezekiel 22:27) A Scurrilous Shepherd is motivated by power and greed over the Sheep, especially for his own financial gain. In our ecumenical age, any Rascally Rapacious Shepherd get gain entry into the church by another doorway, especially in order to plunder them – to steal, kill and destroy. (See John 10:1;10) All one has to do is turn on Christian TV! A Scurrilous Shepherd will fleece the sheep, stealing money that should be going to real mission work or to support local churches!
Other headings you will learn about that make this a must to read:
– “Symptoms of Starvation”
– “Methods of Sheep Control & Abuse”
– When to “Flee”
– How to recognize “Shepherding Leaven”
– And “The Truth”
The Cult of Evangelical Leadership, Parts 1-3 can be found here: