10 Facts About False Teachers

10 Facts About False Teachers. Let's listen to Scripture's warnings so we can avoid false teaching. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

Scripture gives us some important information about false teachers. To study these in depth, see today's Bite Size Bible Study.

1. False teachers are skilled at presenting themselves in a positive light (Matthew 7:15).  

2. They have a “form of godliness,” using Scripture and including some truth with their error (2 Timothy 3:1-5).(1)

3. They're often powerful individuals, and Satan is usually behind their popularity (Matthew 24:24).(2)

4. They cause divisions, especially with Christians who recognize their errors (Romans 16:17; Galatians 1:6-10).(3) 

5. They have followers (2 Corinthians 11:3-4; 1 Timothy 4:11).
We should never assume that a teacher's popularity is a sign of anointing from God.

6. They “secretly introduce” their false beliefs, hiding their errors with convincing explanations (2 Peter 2:1).(4)

7. Some will even claim to be the Messiah (Matthew 24:5).(5)

8. False prophets are forerunners to the Antichrist, drawing people away from the truth (1 John 2:18). 

9. They redefine Christ (2 John 1:6-11; 2 Corinthians 11:4).

10. They seldom have biblical lifestyles (2 John 1:6-11; Matthew 7:15-20).(6) 

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(1)  See Satan's Twists and Turns,  5 Ways Satan Speaks, and 3 of Satan's Half-Truth Tactics.
(2)  See The Difference Between God and Satan and  Understanding Why Satan Has Power.
(3)  See Don't Believe Anything that Contradicts Scripture.
(4)  See Deceptive Evangelism.
(5) The Church of Almighty God is a modern example.
(6) See Extravagant Love and The Lifestyle of a False Teacher.

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Archive of 1-minute devotions about false teachers and false teachings: 

Right is Right

3 Requirements for Discernment

3 Characteristics of False Teachers

How False Teachers Help Us

Are You Defending False Teaching?

The Right Way to Check out Christian Teachers

7 Claims of False Teachers

Jesus Calling: Are Sarah Young's Claims Biblical

The Power and Limit of Words

Mormonism

Know-it-all Followers

Checking the Source

Examining "The Shack"

The Popular Teachings of Joel Osteen: Beware 

10 Facts About False Teachers. Let's listen to Scripture's warnings so we can avoid false teaching. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions


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