4 Things Promoted in False Teachings

Beware of false teachings that promote any of these 4 beliefs and behaviors.

Even though most of us don't use words like
eisegesis and exegesis, we approach Scripture one of two ways:

⮞ We start with a belief and try to manipulate Scripture to fit our belief (eisegesis).

⮞ We start with Scripture and base our beliefs on what it teaches (exegesis).

False teachings are always based on eisegesis, and they often fit into one of these categories:

1. Teachings that promote selfishness.

See We Need It: Self-Denial.

The gospel is about self-denial and putting others first. Selfish teachings include avoiding difficult relationships and focusing on wealth, health, and the easy life. We need to remember Matthew 10:38.

2. Teachings that deny God's justice.

See God Punishes.

When human beings believe they are too good to be punished, they claim that only an evil God would punish evil men. This leads to the false belief of  universal salvation. We need to remember Romans 3:12.

3. Misunderstandings about proverbs and figurative language.

See A Proverbial Mistake and Recognizing Figurative Language in Scripture.

A number of false teachings are based on taking proverbs or other figurative language out of context. We need to remember 2 Timothy 2:15.

4. Teachings that de-emphasize sin.

See Cheap Grace and Rejecting Cheap Grace.

Jesus doesn't forgive His followers so we can sin freely. He forgives us because salvation enables us to live godly lives. We need to remember Romans 6:1-2 and Titus 1:1.   

💙 Beyond 1-minute for those who want more 💙

Beware of false teachings that promote any of these 4 beliefs and behaviors.
1. Read more about teachings that promote selfishness:

The collection of devotions about Biblical Self-Esteem

The Popular Teachings of Joel Osteen

Are Henry Cloud's Boundaries Teachings Biblical? 

Drawing the Line on Boundaries 

Why the Counsel of Boundaries Can be Unhelpful to the Christian

2. Read more about teachings that deny God's justice:

Discipline, Punishment, Condemnation

Is Sin its Own Punishment?

The Heresy of Universal Salvation Collection

Why Universal Salvation: Is a Sign of Unbelief, Mocks Grace and Justice, Insults God, and Deceives Men, Giving them False Hope

3. Read more about misunderstandings about proverbs and figurative language:

Do We Become What We Think?

Errors Some Christians Believe: Proverbs 22:6

A Popular Blasphemy

The Power and the Limit of Words

We Must Define "Forget" Correctly

4. Read more about teachings that de-emphasize sin.

Would You Like to Mature in Christ?

That's Just the Way I Am

What We Can Learn from Gnat-Strainers 

Bible Love Notes

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