“I really like listening to her podcasts. I don’t know what it is, but when she talks she really makes me feel better about life,” Kara shared in her social media comment.
Kara went on to encourage others to follow the podcast as well. Later that day, an older woman pulled Kara aside to question what exactly she was learning from the well known podcaster’s sermons. Kara began to list a number of ways the sermons gave her warm feelings and hope for all the prosperity God wanted to bestow upon her. The older woman stopped her mid sentence, “You have repeatedly described how the sermons made you feel. You have not once mentioned what biblical principles you have learned from the podcasts.”
The older woman continued, “The Bible warns us not to be silly women tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine.” She then kindly and graciously cautioned Kara to be more discerning about where she looked for theological insights.
What about you? Do you relate to Kara’s story? Are you careful when you listen to teachers online? Realizing that the Apostle Peter warned how there will arise many false teachers among us, do you ask God for wisdom to discern their doctrine? Let’s look at 10 cautions to consider before you download sermon podcasts.