God wants Christians to be in the habit of testing a wide variety of things, trying to find out if He approves of them
Christian leaders seem to center their emphasis on one message a week, followed by unsupervised "free time" where their "sheep" are free to pursue whatever agendas they want.
“When you stand in front of Him, who is going to stand behind you?”
That is the question that led to John “Smokey” Reaves' transformation. Though Reaves had it all in the early 1980s—five nightclubs, seven restaurants and other businesses—he still felt a void. However, when a friend posed that question, Reaves began reading his Bible and attending Bible study until conviction occurred. In 1982, he stopped selling alcohol and no sooner closed down all his nightclubs. His decision cost a lot of money, but brought him unsurpassed peace.