One day many people flocked to hear Jesus preach and he commented that they were an evil generation or people.
It is possible to have an evil audience or congregation. They may seem to be seeking for the Lord but they are evil. What are the signs of an evil congregation?
“But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign, and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.”
1. When signs and wonders are elevated above scriptures.
There are people who use signs and wonders to validate the presence of God, not the scripture.
2. When the only thing we seek is signs and wonders, not the Lord.
People who only seek signs and wonders usually try to use God to promote their personal agenda, not God’s will.
3. When the death and resurrection of Christ is not the foundation of our faith.
Jesus said the only sign that is essential is the “sign of Jonah” which typifies his death and resurrection.
Make sure you don’t become an evil congregant.