Each one of us has our 'groupies', and I'm no exception. So this post is just a warning to those who want to fawn: don't.
If a person gets Bible right, GOD did that. The person getting it right has the privilege of knowing correct information. If a person gets corrected from being previously wrong (and we all do), then God did that, too.
The speaker is no evidence of anything. Only the Word is evidence. And yeah, there will be secular information to back up the Word, but frankly we humans are incompetent at knowing how to marshall and interpret such information, as evidenced by our dysfunctional lives, politics, ideas, movies, literature, ideals. For when you honestly look at humankind, you can't help but be struck by how childish and incompetent it is.
Okay, but if there's a God, then all this is rectifiable. And, it is. So it takes time to see, understand, etc. But in all events, it's never the speaker who's smart or good, but God. Nor would you want it, any other way. If HE is good, then you don't have to be. Right?
So if I catch anyone praising me here, as happens in the Youtube videos, I'll either not respond or will respond in a nasty manner. Not, to be humble. But because it's disgusting to be praised in lieu of God. Sorry, not tolerable, in the same way as it's disgusting for a man to flirt with a woman who's married to someone else. The flirtation is designed to make her forget her husband and focus on herself. Disgusting. Who CARES about someone else's approval?
See the point?
This topic probably belongs elsewhere too, but is put in Admin Stuff Problems, because it is one of the problems in forums and elsewhere.. fawning by people.
Now, some people work around all that by saying stuff like 'I praise God for you' and other claptrap. Just keep it to yourself. Pray for someone who God used to help you. TO HIM. That way, you won't look like a psychophant (sp change is deliberate).
One of the many traps Satan uses, is praise. Because, people are so addicted to consensus, to the opinions of other people. The Lord was victim to that from his own disciples, and (for example) in the crowds following Him, and (for another example) in the woman who demeaned Him by praising His Mother, Luke 11:27 (which is hysterical, since Luke's whole Gospel outline is built around the Magnificat, as shown here
So all over the place, Christians remain retarded because they ASSume praise by others means they are on the right track, not going by what GOD says. Don't give into that. For as you grow spiritually, count on it.. you'll get victimized with groupies, too.