The religious world is full of them.
The other day I was doing research for a sermon illustration. While reading the details of a man’s life, I finally saw a picture of him. I took out my notebook and wrote a simple line:
“Never trust a faith healer who wears eyeglasses.”
I remember reading that somewhere.
The application is simple: If anyone ever tells you that you can have anything you want if only you believe. They are a fraud. Sometimes their own life betrays their message.
But before I throw stones, I have to ask, is there anything in my life that doesn’t align with what I am teaching? “Physician, heal thyself” is often excellent advice.