But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2 Peter 2:1
People all over the world teach others different things. Among all of the teachers, there are some who teach while being ignorant of the truth or the facts of what they are teaching. They have just not fully learned what they are teaching and so are incorrectly teaching the subject.
There are others, however, who teach something different or wrong on purpose. They deny what the truth is about the subject and teaching it in an incorrect way.
One area that has people in it that teach falsely is with the truths about God and His word. While there are many who just have not learned the full truth in God’s word and make mistakes, there are many who purposely teach false teachings about God’s word.
Satan and this world do not want believers to succeed and be right. They do not want to hear the truth found in God’s word, because it is convicting. It states that they are sinners and are in the wrong. So they attempt to change what God has said.
These types of teachings have made their way into the church and are being preached from the pulpit. There are some who state that one can get into heaven with or without Jesus. Others state that one can be a believer, get into heaven and still live in purposeful sin, living as a liar, a gossip, an adulterer, being sexually immoral, a drunkard or more.
Believers must be careful to know the word of God correctly and recognize false teachings. Being filled with God’s Holy Spirit and studying the entire word of God will enable a believer to know when there is a false teaching being taught.
Take time to know God’s word in truth. Do not allow yourself to teach something false or be led by someone teaching something false.
The world is seeking to destroy your belief in God and make you fail. Do not allow that to happen.
When you hear a teaching from God’s word, look into it. Study the entire word of God and make sure it lines up with what God really said. Do not be swayed by a false teaching.
I pray today that you will know God’s word fully; that God will open your eyes to see false teachings; that God will guide what you believe; and that God will remove all false teachers from the church.