Zechariah 7:9 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. In that sense Let us remember who we were, and have been at times. Not false teachers, true, but sinners, yes. With that in perspective we can combat any feelings of self-righteousness. If the man is sorry, he could be, only God can judge his heart. It is our job to forgive him, correct him, and build him up. Any words that slander his person, are unwholsome...However we can say, in all confidence that picking dates is false teaching, and anti-biblical. Lets hope (and PRAY) that this man is truely repentant.