Test Scripture: “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47 KJV).
Evaluation: If they Preach and Teach, Acts 2:38.
This has become the dividing line of “professing Christians” who despise the Word of God and “Christians” who obey the Word of God.
I have found that in my time as a Christian that many professing Christian teachers who have been infected by heretical teachings have refused to preach/ teach Acts 2:38.
If you’d like to test your favorite teacher or preacher (test the spirits /1 John 4:1) whether they are of God or not, see if they have preaching or teachings on Acts 2:38. You can also ask them their belief on the scripture (Acts 2:38) and if you hear a twisted interpretation of the verse or an outright disregard of the scripture then it’s highly likely they have been tainted and are men-pleasers rather than God-pleasers. They need to repent and obey Acts 2:38 themselves then preach and teach it to recover.
A True minister of the Word of God will preach and teach Acts 2:38 as is. He will not modify it or disregard that scripture in his ministry for it is vital in the process of Salvation.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1 KJV).