Diane Langberg is a PhD psychologist for trauma survivors & clergy as well as being an international speaker and consultant. She regularly posts short tidbids to her twitter feed and on Apr 5, 2018 she posted the following tweet:
Deception and great evil easily lie below the surface of high position, great theological knowledge, stunning verbal skills and excellent performance.
How does tell when you’re dealing with such a person? Scripture’s answer is – by their fruit:
A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. Matthew 7:18-20