July 2018 – “Discerning the difference between a true and false apostle is not complicated,” Lee Grady wrote in a 2017 column. “Since Scripture clearly tells us that Paul is our apostolic model (1 Corinthians 4:16), we can use his surrendered life as our standard.”
Grady called the posers “toxic apostles” – people who have no business calling themselves apostles.
He said a toxic apostle:
▶ Requires people to use the title with his name.
▶ Carries an aura of self-importance.
▶ Is inaccessible to his “followers.”
▶ Dominates and controls people.
▶ Refuses to work with anyone outside his network.
▶ Demands financial payment.
“We need character, humility, and integrity as well as powerful anointing,” concluded Grady. “Don’t follow the false apostles.”
Grady was editor of Charisma magazine for 11 years before founding the Mordecai Project (themordecaiproject.org), a ministry to women and girls who are victims of abuse and oppression.
Charisma magazine, 3/17/18