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How to deal with a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Submitted: 9/14/2007
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Question: I have found all the scriptures, and I agree with you on all aspects. Now, how is the wolf removed?

Answer: The most common admontions in the Bible when it comes to protecting ourselves from 'wolves in sheeps clothing' are 'watch' and 'take head.' This means, the solution is not necessarily to get rid of such people; it is simply to recognize them for who and what they really are. Perhaps the best example of this is Acts 20:28-31 where Paul tells the elders of Ephesus, 'Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. 31 Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.' Those who recognize the presence of a wolf are obligated to warn those who are not as spiritually alert.