It's not necessarily unloving to speak harshly to false teachers.
Everyone wants to be like Jesus, but no one wants to turn tables, rebuke false teachers, or wash the feet of doubters.
In Isaiah 58:1, the prophet is warned that he must not hold back in his preaching against sin because of some false sense of compassion.
So, on this week’s blog, as our church prepares to study Mark 13:1-8 on Sunday, some reminders about false teachers/teaching.
Satan used the Bible (out of context, mind you – another mark of a false teacher) to tempt Jesus. False teachers follow his example by twisting Scripture to justify sinful desires. Don't be deceived.
Pray for discernment.
They are still false teachers.
“False prophets in sheep’s clothing are ravenous wolves” (Matt. 7:15). How much more ravenous then are such prophets in shepherd’s clothing.
Salvation comes to everyone who believes. However, the validity of a man’s confession of faith is confirmed or proven false by his life.
There's a name for those pastors who never speak of sin, repentance, or hell—they're called false teachers.
Stop watching. Stop buying. "My people love false prophecy, but what will you do when the end comes?" Jer. 5:31. Let the final day have its present force.
If you don't hear hard things from your preacher, don't trust him. The false prophet says "Peace, Peace, where there is no peace" (Jer. 6:14).
"I don't care if the teaching is false because it makes me feel better." There's a Bible verse about this -> 2 Timothy 4:3
The remedy for the distortion of true doctrine is not to replace it with a false doctrine less vulnerable to the distortions.
False teaching in a church is like a cancer that if not cut out, will spread, cripple, weaken and kill the church.
For false teachers, the big question is which message will win human applause. For faithful pastors, it's pleasing the Lord above. Pray for your church to be the latter.