3 Ways to Protect Yourself from False Philosophies in the Church

This 1-minute devotion explains 3 Ways to Protect Yourself from False Philosophies.

Bible-believing Christians often accept false teachings when out-of-context Scripture verses are added to worldly philosophies. This is especially true when the teachings appeal to our fallen human nature.

We shouldn't trust a teaching simply because it incorporates Scripture verses. That's one of Satan's most popular ways to deceive people. He even tried it with Jesus (Luke 4:9-12). 

We can protect ourselves from false teaching by:

1. Studying Scripture regularly (2 Timothy 2:15). 

2. Testing everything with Scripture, even things we hear from respectable Christians (Acts 17:11). 

3. Accepting Scripture even when we have to give up some teaching we previously believed (Joshua 24:14-15).

Let's never forget that God's Word protects us from false teachings that damage our lives.


Check out this collection of Bible Love Notes: Half-Truths Many Christians Believe. It will give you multiple examples of false teachings that are popular with Christians. It includes Love Does Not Always Mean Acceptance and 3 Lame Excuses for Not Judging.

This 1-minute devotion explains 3 Ways to Protect Yourself from False Philosophies.

Bible Love Notes


  1. A very good post. Let the Word of God be our measuring ruler. The English word "canonical" is derived from the Greek which means precisely that - a measuring ruler or the standard of comparison.

    I have recently been feeling uncomfortable with how people in my country use the term "dreams" to refer to God. They speak of something as being "in Gods dreams" or "God's dream is this or that". The problem is, they substitute Biblical terms such as "decree" or "purpose" or simply will for "dreams". They still speak of God's will, but a will which is contingent, which is always dependent on something outside Him. They NEVER use the word decree, it sounds like a swearword in modern evangelical churches!

    What comes to their minds with that word (dreams) is, as is the case for us humans, a mere wish, wishful thinking, as if God very much wanted something but cannot get it unless such and such conditions are met, or unless we humans help Him (?!) God has a sovereign will. Indeed there are some mysteries involved in God's will, but I still believe we should use Biblical terminology when talking about Him.

  2. Thanks for the link to your collection of Myth Busters. I saved the it in my favorites so that I can read them as I have time.

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