Today, we will look at another area most ‘Christians’ are scared to touch. I just want you to pay attention!
Let’s See 2 PETER 2: 1 – 3
“But FALSE PROPHETS also arose among the people, just as there will also be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who will SECRETLY introduce DESTRUCTIVE HERESIES, even DENYING THE MASTER who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their SENSUALITY, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their GREED they will EXPLOIT you with FALSE WORDS; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and THEIR DESTRUCTION is not asleep.”
In the above Scripture, the Apostle Peter talks about False Teachers who will be among us. He mentions that in their greed and with false words, will exploit many, and blindly and deceitfully lead many astray and eventually into destruction.
Now, is it Biblical to mention the names of False Teachers who are among us and their False Teachings as an effort to warn the Church or Flock?
Let’s begin…GET YOUR BIBLES UP!
Let’s See 2 TIMOTHY 2: 14 – 19
“Remind them of these things, and CHARGE THEM in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers. STUDY TO SHOW YOURSELF APPROVED TO GOD as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, ACCURATELY HANDLING THE WORD OF TRUTH. But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. AMONG THEM ARE #HYMENAEUS and #PHILETUS, MEN WHO HAVE GONE ASTRAY FROM THE TRUTH SAYING THAT THE RESURRECTION HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE, AND THEY OVERTHROW THE FAITH OF SOME. Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “THE LORD KNOWS THOSE WHO ARE HIS,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from iniquity.”
In the above Scripture, the Apostle Paul instructed his son and young minister, Timothy, to charge his fellow soldiers and ministers of Christ to avoid useless and complicated arguments about HERESIES that continue over a long period of time because these HERESIES destroy its hearers and believers.
The Apostle Paul goes on to instruct Timothy to study diligently to show himself approved to God as a workman who is not ashamed of his Master and his work. This will help him to accurately handle the Word of Truth as a minister of God and also help him to biblically contend for the faith which he has received from God.
The Apostle Paul goes on to MENTION SOME OF THE NAMES OF FALSE TEACHERS AMONG THEM who were teaching HERESIES. These False Teachers were HYMENAEUS and PHILETUS. The Apostle Paul goes on to state that these False Teachers were teaching that the RESURRECTION HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE, which is contrary to what the Bible teaches or what the LORD JESUS CHRIST taught. The Apostle states that these False Teachers have gone astray from the truth because of their False Teachings, and also states that these False Teachers OVERTHROW THE FAITH OF SOME PEOPLE with their False Teachings, lies and heresies.
The Apostle goes on to comfort and exhort Timothy that though there are False Teachers or False Christians among them teaching heresies, THE LORD JESUS CERTAINLY KNOWS THOSE WHO ARE HIS because He (Jesus) is their firm foundation, rock and keeper. IN OTHER WORDS, NO FORM OF DECEPTION CAN PLUCK HIS SHEEP OR ELECT FROM HIS HANDS!
CONCLUSION: It is Biblical to test every spirit and all things including teachings and everything done in the ‘House of God’ or when we gather as Christians or the Church within Biblical Parameters! WHEN YOU SPOT OR FIND A FALSE TEACHER OR FALSE TEACHINGS, YOU MUST TEACH AND WARN THE CHURCH ABOUT THEM. WHEN YOU SPOT WOLVES AMONG US, YOU MUST WARN THE CHURCH ABOUT THESE WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING!
BE COURAGEOUS and FEAR NOT my people, THE LORD IS WITH US!
THERE ARE NO COWARDS HERE!
Grace, Peace, Blessings and Love to you all.
Nana Adjei Ampofo Manu – NAAM
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