Have you ever been given a counterfeit note and did not recognise it. I have. It happen to me some years ago while I was selling wine. I took all the money shopping and while paying at the supermarket it was recognise. Police was called and I ended up at the station having to explain how I got the $20 bill. I did not scrutinise every $20 I got. even then I still was in the dark as far as fake notes are concern. The police had to point out the differences which can be challenging when doing business.
Many christians do not know how to differentiate between a fake religion,pastor , or church. This scripture come to mind 2 Tim2v 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Two things are necessary to understanding the Word of God. It must be studied, Reading is not studying. The second thing is knowing how to “rightly divide it”. In using the words rightly divide leave you with the possibility of “wrongly dividing” there are two sides of the same coin.To rightly divide the word one must have the Holy Spirit dwell inside. John 14vBut the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.