Characteristics Of Wolves In The Church
Sharp Teeth – He or she appears to be very friendly, they wear sheep’s clothes, sound like sheeps, but later on they will start biting the church by their canine teeth by criticizing some church programs and the pastor. And one by one, members will start disintegrating and some will start thinking the same as these wolves.
Pointed Ears – He or she have an excellent hearing ability enough to hear the criticism of the leaders and set some private meeting with some of the members and the main topic is all about the leader’s fault and mistakes. And the worst thing is, they will even try to encourage you to pray for your leader to sow some doubts.
Padded Paws – They have sharp paws which they use to steal. They don’t use the doors, nor have any respect to the owner. The same is true about inside the Church.The wolves inside the church does not seek advice nor recognizes the authority of leaders.
Big Mouth – They appears to have a flashy, painted smile but have the last word in every conversation. He is more legalistic to the core and have greater interest on issues that seems to be spiritual so that he can have some followers. He would prefer to stay in power and judges and condemns all who disagree with him. He does not like to be corrected and when confronted with his sin, he refuses to discuss it rationally and will call it bitter argument or something like vicious attacks.
Shifty Eyes – He can easily see unattended sheep and those spiritually weak flock and fill in them all the criticisms and rules.
Slobber – He is not usually satisfied with what he got. He will leave the other sheep bruised and well beaten up and moves again to look for greener pastures looking for unsuspecting sheep with careless shepherds
Source: Reproducible: Pastoral Training by: Patrick O’Connor