4 Signs of a False Teaching

4 Signs of a False Teaching and "Christian Cults"

We’d known each other for years, gone to church and Bible study together. 

But my friend said she didn’t want to hear from me again unless I started observing Old Testament dietary laws and holy days.(1)

In researching the sites she recommended, as well as the sites of other "Christian cults" such as Mormonism, I've found these similar characteristics:
  1. Because Scripture clearly refutes their doctrines, they claim the Bible is incomplete, corrupted, or mistranslated.(2)
  2. They change the meaning of certain passages by using complex interpretations that are historically or academically inaccurate.
  3. Sometimes they add "new revelations" that change God's character or certain elements of the gospel.
  4. Their claims are based on the assumption that God allowed the gospel to be corrupted and misunderstood for most of history.(3)
I'm sad my friend was taken in by this sect. Please pray for her and others like her. And beware of any teaching that uses these methods of persuasion. 
(1) In the case of my friend’s beliefs, these are just 2 of the obvious passages which refute her beliefs: Galatians 4:9-11;  Acts 10:9-16.
(2) Sometimes these sects only accept the words of Christ as divine.
 2 Timothy 3:16-17;  2 Peter 1:19-21;  2 Peter 3:14-18
(3) Typically, these sects are only several hundred years old. Their prophets claim that they understand God better than millions of martyrs, missionaries, and diligent Bible scholars throughout history.

You might also be interested in reading: Is Mormonism a Cult?

4 Signs of a False Teaching and "Christian Cults"

Bible Love Notes


  1. I am so sorry for you and for your frend!!!

  2. Hi Gail, wow, its amazing how people twist God's word to bend it around what the want to do or achieve. We too have been bashed by a family member with a twisted version of what the word says. It is sad and hurtful but i will be praying. And for relationship to be restored too.
    God bless

  3. Second post I've come across today on this subject. I never know how to comment other than praying.

  4. It's not hard to tell when a religion is baloney. For example, how hard is it to see the error in Mormonism when you consider the way their main documents were obtained---by an occultist placing his face in a hat in which he had placed "seer stones"? Then....blacks denigrated for over a hundred years, until 1978! Also...the worst slaughter of innocents in the 19th century---the Mountain Meadow Massacre! And this: Native Americans are descendants of Jews! It has been scientifically proven that this is not so. What are people waiting for? I would think they would exit en masse from that silly religion!

  5. Thank you, this is worth sharing.


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