In his last message to the elders of the church at Ephesus, the Apostle Paul warned them to be on alert for wolves that were going to attack the flock (Acts 20:29-31).
Jesus issued a similar warning, but with a slight twist. He said beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15 ESV)
The Lord said there would be people who would purposefully try to infiltrate the church, pretending to be spiritual and like-minded. And if possible, some may even try to worm their way into leadership positions.
And worship leader Sean Feucht got a lesson on how easily this can happen when a reporter tried to infiltrate one of his groups.
Over the past two years, Feucht held worship/prayer sessions across the US, including spots where the riots took place and the street where George Floyd died.
Most recently, Feucht has set up intercessor groups to pray for the Supreme Court decision on the potential overturning of Roe vs Wade.
In an interview with Charisma News CEO, Stephen Strang, Feucht alleged that a reporter with the left-wing news site, Rolling Stone, pretended to be an intercessor in order to infiltrate a prayer group in Washington, DC.
Feucht told Strang:
“With our prayer group, we’ve been hosting 30 days of nonstop worship around the Supreme Court, and God has really given us an incredible outlet to do His will.
But today a reporter from Rolling Stone showed up as a spy, I guess, to go undercover with our prayer group. She was pretending to be an intercessor with our group that has been praying for the overturn of Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court.”
The reporter was exposed, when she answered honestly when asked where she was from and what she did.
The Rolling Stone had previously done a hit piece on Feucht in connection with a worship rally he held in Nashville, Tennessee in 2020.
In the most recent attempt, Feucht suspects another hit piece was in the planning. Perhaps accusing them of being a religious cult, or even connecting them with the protest that took place at the US Capitol on January 6, 2020.
The infiltration of Christian groups is common in totalitarian regimes such as Communist China, but with the mainstream media increasingly moving left and the emergence of equally radical social media, the church must increasingly become more vigilant about such infiltrations.